Sunday, July 25, 2010

Jen and Brian

Just got back from a weeks vacation at a picturesque mountain lake. While I was there, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Jen and Brian. I am honored to be shooting their wedding in August. We met at the Apple Hill Inn, their wedding location, and man...the views! It was a little hot and hazy the day we were there, but still, just gorgeous.

And if the location wasn't "Vermonty" enough with the rolling countryside and big barn, just down the road is a covered bridge. We headed down to scope it out for possible location.


Now all we need to get them tapping some Maple trees and a cow.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


In Vermont we enjoy well-defined seasons. Each one providing what you would typically expect. In Winter, there is snow (um, lots). In Spring, flowers. Summer, green grass and gardens. Fall, the foliage. And then it starts over again.

As a photographer it's wonderful being surrounded by this constant change. As the temperature and the weather transitions, so does the landscape, the light, the choice in activities, the clothing. All aids in finding fresh new subjects and perspectives...and the inevitable challenge.

One thing I've been trying to conquer in particular during this most hot of summers, is water.

Water can be tricky with the camera, but can also make for very interesting and dramatic photos.

It can reflect light.

add shimmer.

not to mention provide motion and texture.

Maybe at my next shoot, I'll suggest bringing out a sprinkler. Because it's also a wonderful way to end a Summer day.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Little Miss R.

I just got finished editing the photos for this little cutie and her mama. Eyes like these make my job easy. Here's a peek...

Monday, July 5, 2010

Testing...testing...This is my first post. Hello? Anyone there? Ok then.

First, my mission. I'm setting up this blog to share my work, talk about photography and let people (clients, friends, strangers) get to know a little bit about me.

So what is there really to say? I've had a blog for a long time. Another blog. Just like I've been taking pictures for a long time. But other kinds of pictures. This blog is new - an evolution. Just like my photography is experiencing an evolution.

I have officially taken on the role of "professional"...gulp. So what exactly does this mean. Well, I suppose at the root, it means I will be accepting payment for taking photos. More importantly, I think it means I am taking my photography little more seriously. That I believe in myself and my talent enough to think that someone I don't know will trust, even PAY me, to capture moments and details of things that are important to them. It really is an honor . To be asked to preserve things that are so precious. Whether it be a wedding, a one year old's birthday, a pet...these are the things, the experiences that make up life. And who wants to be bogged down with a camera, trying to capture it instead of actually experiencing it? So they call me. And I love to do it. Because it really is fun.

Perhaps this view sheds some light on a little selfish motivation of my own. Well, besides the money that is. It's time. I LOVE photography. Like, really love it. As a result, my children, husband, neighbors, are constantly stalked - a lens shoved in their face. No barbecue, hike, walk to the corner is complete without my Nikon. And that leaves me in the background...out of frame. So there is a hope, that if I am able to follow my passion for others, perhaps I will be able to put the camera down, and live more passionately in the moment, as PART of the moment, with those I care about.

That's a nice thought now isn't it. Of course it could also result in me sitting at this computer, looking through photos, tweaking photos, uploading photos, printing photos, blogging photos...which I must admit, I kinda love to do too.