I O Bette

Bette Bashwinger is my mother who was a great inspiration to me. She was the driving force behind my creativity and ultimately my career. She encouraged me to push the limits of my visions and artistic ability. She was a wonderful artist who had an incredible passion for fashion, art, and photography. She was hip and stylish and always danced to the beat of her own drum. I look back and often wonder what my mother saw in me that she didn't with my siblings. Why did she steer me to this path? I often think about her when I design. I guess part of her lives in every design I create. I will always cherish the private art lessons, the photo shoots, and the wonderful business advice she gave me.
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Sisters are Bestfriends

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Unique markings of a Basenji
Shilagh Doe LaLa of Abington
Photograph by Valerie McNichols, IOBette

Unique markings of a Basenji
Shilagh Doe LaLa of Abington
Photograph by Valerie McNichols, IOBette

Summer at the Shore
Beautiful little girl with bright red hair on the beach in Ocean City, NJ 2012
Model: Morgan McNichols
Photograph by Valerie McNichols

Bride {Gardenias, Peonies, Roses} and all her Maids {Sarah Bernhart Peonies}
Designed and Photographed by Valerie McNichols, IOBette

Bride {Gardenias, Peonies, Roses} and all her Maids {Sarah Bernhart Peonies}
Designed and Photographed by Valerie McNichols, IOBette

Lotus Pod Stems
Photo by Val Mcnichols, IOBette

Lotus Pod Stems
Photo by Val Mcnichols, IOBette

Darling family portrait that even includes the family dogs
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Darling family portrait that even includes the family dogs
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Photo taken with Nikon D50 with enhancements from iPhoto, and effects from Pixlr.o.matic
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Photo credit - Val McNichols

Photo taken with Nikon D50 with enhancements from iPhoto, and effects from Pixlr.o.matic
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Photo credit - Val McNichols