Shelburne Farms Benefit

This past weekend I was up in Vermont to photograph a fundraiser for Shelburne Farms – a roaring 20s themed “spring soiree.” Having grown up working on the farm (first as a summer counselor and then at the Inn) this organization is VERY close to my heart so I jumped at the chance to be involved. It is such a dynamic place and has so much to offer people of all ages and interests – I would highly encourage you to check it out if you haven’t already and get involved by becoming a member.

Old cars parked outside of the Inn set the stage for what was going to come inside

historic cars in front of inn at shelburne farms

I was SO impressed by everyone’s fun outfits – who knew that so many neat clothes lurk in people’s closets (or at thrift stores!).

As people came in it was fun to have them pose by the cars and also fun to see some family members and cousins of all kinds 🙂

Can you believe the outfits? So much fun.

The auction was the main formal event of the night

One of the items being auctioned off was dinner for six in the wine cellar at the Inn. On the left side of the photo you can see a safe that hasn’t been opened in anyone’s memory. Part of the dinner is that a safecracker will be working to open the safe while people are eating and then everyone can see what’s inside….pretty remarkable. Needless to say that was the most sought after item of the evening!

We also created a photo booth by enlarging an old image of the Inn – people had fun posing in their finery!

Two of the organizers of the event – Julie and Hilary!

I loved the serious faces 🙂

President Alec kicked off the evening by welcoming everyone and then handed it over to Auctioneer Ethan Merrill who did a splendid job of encouraging people to be generous in their bids – live auctions are exciting!

A little more post auction fun in the photo booth

And at the end of the evening the dining room staff gathered for a photo of their own 🙂

Thank you so much for asking me to be involved!