Recommended :: State of Wonder

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I recently finished “State of Wonder” which my Mother-in-law recommended to me and really enjoyed it. Ann Patchett’s best known book is probably “Bel Canto” which I read and loved many years ago. This was a long one but the characters and plot were very engaging and I found I moved through it quite quickly. And the ending – whew! Go check it out and let me know what you think.

Charlotte VT Family Photos

I photographed my friend Sarah’s extended family on a rainy Saturday at her home in Charlotte. It was quite a comedy getting all the little ones looking at the camera and took some major antics from their enthusiastic parents…..with better results sometime than others! Thankfully at the end the rain broke and we were able to speed outside for 2 minutes and get one shot among the beautiful autumn leaves. Enjoy the photos and happy new year!!
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Inn at Shelburne Farms Wedding

Jim and Jennifer were married at The Inn at Shelburne Farms in an intimate celebration joined by their closest friends and family. They rented The Glass House for a few days and it provided the perfect home base while they got ready with everyone hanging out together. Their son John was not too keen on letting Mom have too much space as she put on her makeup but Jen took it in stride.
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The kiddos loved hamming it up
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Before heading up to the Inn in advance of their first look we did a few photos of Jim and his groomsmen
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Julianna was absolutely delighted to be the flower girl
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Time to get dressed!
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The wind was whipping off of Lake Champlain as we did their first look but thankfully the sun was still shining!
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Goldfish helped keep little ones close!
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Some sprinkles were forecast so the ceremony was moved to the beautiful south porch which still has amazing lake views
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And indeed a few raindrops fell during the ceremony but then cleared up right after – lucky!
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Married!
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As guests started to enjoy cocktail hour on the north porch we explored the garden and made some portraits of the newlyweds
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The whole crew!
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I feel like traditionally Moms are the ones behind the camera so was really happy to get these two photos of Jen with her beloved kiddos!
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Shooting some pool in the game room
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Still smiling and ready to eat dinner!
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Jim & Jennifer I loved meeting you both and your families!!

Merry Christmas 2016

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It’s always fun to share my completed holiday card which is made up of at least one image from each shoot – it was a full year! I hope everyone has a wonderful day spent with family and friends and eating lots of good food!

Cappucino Queensberry Album

I always encourage clients to get their album right away….otherwise life gets busy! That’s just what happened to Jen & John whose BBQ themed wedding has always been one of my favorites. They treated themselves to a gorgeous 12×12 Cappuccino Queensberry Classic Matted Album for their 5 year anniversary. Enjoy a few of my favorite spreads.
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This photo of their Sperry Tent lit up at night is still one of my all time favorites!
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