"With my camera, I freeze a split second in time to record the smile, movement, or expression that otherwise goes by unnoticed in the blink of an eye. Pictures tell the story of an event and preserve some of the emotions we felt as we recall the experience or person. Our memories fade with time, and a picture is a tangible reminder we can hold in our hands to keep the memory alive in our hearts."

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Della is based in scenic Bedford, PA, and has strong connections within all of Central PA and Western MD.  Her clientele includes event attendees, families, seniors, brides, and everyone in between!

Through late high school and college, Della was often carrying a camera documenting memories with her friends. She later worked as a free-lance correspondent for a local newspaper with articles including her freshly developed black and white photos.

Della is a graduate of Elizabethtown College and has pursued her education through Professional Photographers of America and has taken many classes from professionals to improve her natural skills. Della earned her  Professional Photographer Certification in 2016 through Professional Photographers of America.

She has won many awards including being a 2020 nominee for the Grand Imaging Awards for International Print Competition in the wedding category and Pennsylvania State Best wedding image for 2019.

Della is basically a geek on the inside, but her creative side comes to life when behind the camera. She especially enjoys candid photography and fading unnoticed into the background during events to capture people’s natural expressions.

Currently, Della has little spare time, but if she did, she would enjoy cross-stitching, gardening, creative writing, traveling, or just hanging out with her daughter in Chicago. 

Voted "Best of the Best" seven years in a row, Della Watters lives up to her title. Taking more than just run-of-the-mill photos, Della captures the essence of a moment, freezing the emotions and the laughter forever. With her discerning eye, Della captures the moments most often missed, ensuring that these priceless memories are preserved.

With over a decade of experience, Della has photographed weddings at such prestigious venues as Baha Principe, St. Peter's Parish, and the Omni Bedford Springs, where she is Official Resort Photographer. Della's style is classic, yet timeless, as she strives to showcase true beauty in every photograph. 

Please browse the galleries, and contact Della for more information at or call 814-285-1330.

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