Exciting news to share – I’ve been elected Vice President of the Professional Photographers of East Tennessee (PPETN).

This marks my second year on the board of directors, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to contribute to the growth of the local photography industry.


A Personal Commitment to Excellence


PPETN holds a special place as a hub for photographers, providing a wealth of educational resources and networking opportunities. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an aspiring photographer, PPETN is the go-to spot for fostering growth and success.

“We are delighted to have Betsy as our Vice President. Her passion for photography, business skills, and previous board experience make Betsy

Betsy Bird of Ride the Sky Equine Photography

an invaluable asset to the organization,” said Liz Salem, President of PPETN. “Betsy’s willingness to share her knowledge and her dedication to elevating the photography community of East Tennessee is something to be admired.”


Eager to Contribute


I am thrilled to be elected as Vice President of the Professional Photographers of East Tennessee.

PPETN offers an incredible array of educational opportunities for photographers, empowering them to elevate their skills in both photography and business.

I am eager to contribute to the continued growth and evolution of PPETN as we support the ever-changing needs of our photographic community.

For more information about PPETN and its initiatives, please click here.

Betsy Bird of Ride the Sky Equine Photography spends her days doing insane things to make horses look at her. Clearly, she’s desperate for attention. Outside of acting like a total weirdo, she invests time and energy into growing her business, hanging with her favorite dog, Nitro, dealing with her teenagers’ angst, mentoring photographers, public speaking, and planning her next big wheels-up adventure. Betsy is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) with the organization Professional Photographers of America (PPA). The CPP designation is held by fewer than 2,500 photographers nationwide and is a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry, and professionalism. Betsy specializes in creating storytelling magic for horse girls of all ages. In other words, she enjoys working with fun-spirited clients who need horse portrait photography, equestrian senior photography, and equestrian brand photography. She even throws in some dogs for variety because what true horse girl doesn’t love a great pup too. Based in Chattanooga, TN, Ride the Sky Equine Photography works on location in Tennessee, North Georgia, and beyond.

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