Mary Beth Koeth was born on June 2nd, 1982 in Ohio.
She’s the youngest of five kids whose names all begin with M...she’s still not sure why her parents, Mike and Marlene, thought that was a good idea.
Her parents moved to Texas when she was one, and she quickly embraced the Texas uniform: cowboy boots and a slight food stain on the lower bottom corner of her shirt.
She survived Catholic elementary and grade school despite the fact that she told a priest during confession that she had robbed a bank.
Koeth went to an all-girls college prep where she spent the majority of her time in the darkroom sniffing hazardous chemicals and forgetting to shave her legs.
She was a vegetarian for eight years...then lemon chicken happened.
She spent three and a half years at Texas Tech University and a semester in Florence dreaming about hot make-out sessions in the darkroom, but came out with a Design Communication degree instead.
Armed with visions of power suits and briefcases, Mary Beth moved to Kansas City to work as a designer for Hallmark Cards.
She later moved overseas to further her greeting card design skills with Hallmark UK.
Koeth spent her weekends traveling Europe with a camera in hand and soon realized her goal of going back to school to pursue photography seemed fathomable.
She spent two and a half months in Norway assisting photographer, Nancy Bundt and observing tall, blond men. She's also interned for Miami photographer, Sid Hoeltzell and Joe Pugliese in Los Angeles.
She now lives out of two suitcases, calling Miami "home".
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