Featured on the Vermont Wedding Blog


James & Katie’s beautiful Shelburne Farms wedding has been featured on the Vermont wedding blog! This wedding is still one of my favorites – I loved their orange and blue details and the weather could NOT have been more perfect. I also got to work with some great vendors including my favorite officiant Wendy Bratt , Anna from Mirror Mirror, The Pulse of Boston, and Flowers in Season – a dream team at a dream venue!

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Congratulations, James & Katie!

Catalog Choice

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When we first moved our mailbox was STUFFED each and every day with catalogs that we didn’t want – many addressed to the previous homeowner but also quickly ones addressed to us (clever catalog companies!).

Having used Catalog Choice when we lived in CT to unsubscribe from unwanted catalogs I diligently started visiting the website every day after coming back from picking up the mail.

The good news? We hardly get any catalogs anymore – perhaps 3 unwanted ones per week. It’s a free service but if you want to really go for it you can buy their Mail Stop Shield which works with many of the biggest brokers of personal information to take your name off of lists.

Good luck reducing your catalog load!

Queensberry Albums

I sent these three beautiful Queensberry albums off to Gallagher & David and their families a few weeks ago. The main album was a 12×12 Matted Album with a Buckram Cover in Carbon. Gallagher & David chose to incorporate their wedding logo as a graphic on the cover which set the book off nicely.

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Inside classic black pages were highlighted by white borders on each image

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The ceremony images folded out magazine style for a four spread feature

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This photo highlights the difference between a matted (top photo – each image matted individually) vs. digital (border added digitally as part of the image) album style

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Both sets of parents chose to take advantage of the duplicate albums offered through Queensberry in two sizes – 7×7 and 10×10. The cover is the same (minus the motif) and then the album is printed exactly as the main album

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The digital copies even mimic the fold out pages

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A stack of albums!

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Congratulations, Gallagher & David!

Salmon with White Wine-Mustard Sauce

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Somewhat recently I re-discovered salmon. For awhile I thought it tasted fishy and then I realized what I had been missing – it’s delicious! It helped that we’ve gotten some Alaskan Salmon caught by a Vermonter in our meat share – the color and quality difference is amazing. This recipe has been in my file for ages so I pulled it out recently to try again – I think it’s from an old Bon Appetit. It only takes about 25 minutes and the flavors are wonderful – enjoy!

Salmon with White Wine-Mustard Sauce (4 servings)

1/4 t. salt, divided
1/8 t. black pepper
4 (6 oz.) salmon fillets about 1 inch thick
1 T. butter, divided
3 T. minced shallots (you can easily substitute onions)
2 T. dry white wine
3/4 c. fat free less-sodium chicken broth
1 T. Dijon mustard
3/4 t. cornstarch
4 t. minced fresh tarragon (we used dried)

Sprinkle 1/8 t. salt and pepper over fish. Melt 1 1/2 t. butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish, and cook 7 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove from skillet, and keep warm.

Melt 1 1/2 t. butter in skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots, and saute for 1 minute or until tender. Add wine, and cook for 30 seconds. Combine 1/8 t. salt, broth, Dijon mustard, and cornstarch, and stir with a whisk. Add to skillet, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until reduced to 3/4 cup (about 1 minute). Spoon sauce over fish and sprinkle with tarragon.

Holden’s Birth

February 20th was a pretty amazing day – I got to witness a birth! I wasn’t sure if Heidi & Ave would want me to photograph the birth of their second child but I just told them to let me know and we could play it by ear. On Wednesday morning Ave texted me with the news that Heidi was in the hospital. A few hours later he asked me to come – I was thrilled. Each birth is a unique experience and being so close to Heidi & Ave made it that much more special. Holden was born at 9:20 and weighed an even 7 pounds. So far he seems like a very mellow guy – an observer.

Moments after he was born
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Still looking a little pale but being on Mom warmed him right up and calmed him right now -amazing what skin to skin can do!

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Beautiful Mamma.

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Little man!

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Heidi’s Mom was also there for the birth – this reminds me so much of THIS PHOTO from a few years ago!

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After Holden was all warmed up he got swaddled so Ave could hold him for the first time

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Trying to decide what to name him!

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I took a little lunch and errand break so Heidi & Ave could get some rest but came back for the big meeting between Holden and his big sister Fia

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Fia shrieked with delight when she saw her Dad and ran into his waiting arms – my heart almost burst!

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Holden was in his crib when she arrived so Heidi’s full attention could be on Fia but she immediately said “I want to hold the baby”

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She was delighted!

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The start of something beautiful!

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Congratulations to all of you!!

xxoo

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