Welcome to Sarah Bettey Photography, featuring photos
from the Mt. Hood to Portland, Oregon areas and beyond


Me and my family, December 2015

My name is Sarah Bettey. I am a wife, a mother to my son, a photographer and a blogger. I grew up in Welches, Oregon, which is located at the foothills of Mt. Hood. I now live in Wood Village, a close eastern suburb of Portland, Oregon. Wood Village is located at the mouth of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, and is only a quick 40 minute drive from my Mt. Hood area stomping grounds. Photography shared on this site is mainly of these areas, but expands also to nearby locations such as Hood River, the Oregon Coast, central Oregon, Salem and beyond.

I have been a photographer in some capacity for as long as I can remember. My original photography identity, Hood Photography, truly began to take shape back in 2004. Back then, I had been specializing in maternity portraits and wedding photography. Eventually I discovered that my true passion is in landscape and macro photography. I have loved sharing my photography and words here on this website, as well as sites for Travel OregonOregon's Mt Hood TerritoryTimberline Lodge, and All Trips, among many others.

In April of 2016 I officially changed my brand name to Sarah Bettey Photography to follow that true photographic passion, one that reflects my constant learning of the craft and focuses more on the results personal life adventures I take with those closest to me when I am capturing those images.

Hopefully you are an avid nature lover like me, as what you will see here is devoted to the great outdoors. I live in a great area, which is centrally located between deserts, mountains and ocean beaches. I try to take hikes and other outdoor activities each weekend with my son and other loved ones, teaching him the same appreciation for nature that I was brought up with. The photography shared here on this site is a by-product of those experiences.

                                                                   Thank you for joining me here!




  1. Your pictures are amazing! I'm going to visit Oregon on May, so I'm even more excited now that I've seen such beautiful pictures!!
    Best wishes from Argentina.
    Rocío Hasperué Méndez.

  2. Excellent photo-blog!

  3. What a beautiful moment. The smiles are so appealing and the expression on the little one's face is a delight.


I appreciate everyone that stops by to check out the Mt Hood to Portland, Oregon area through my photos ... Have a wonderful day!