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January, 2009:

The ONE Fashion Event

The ONE Fashion Event was THE event to be at Saturday night, held at Higher Ground in South Burlington. Local clothing stores and designers put on an amazing show to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington, located in the Old North End (thus, the name “ONE”). Hundreds turned out to watch (and donate!) and it was just a great night all around. The event was sponsored by Northfield Savings Bankalong with Shearer Chevrolet, Michael Kehoe, The North Face Store, Isabean, Top Hat, City Market, Her Look, and Nectar’s.

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

Don and Serena O’Connell of O’M O’Connell Magnan Hair studio in Burlington.

The ONE fashion Event

Gail Ravitt of Shelburne volunteers to sell raffle tickets

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

Tina s. de la Torre of Northfield Savings Bank, Mary Alice McKenzie (exec Director of BGCVT), Dan Smith and Sara Wool (masters of ceremonies).

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

Awesome jewelry by JK Jewelry in Shelburne (I love that store!!)

The ONE fashion Event

Kids from the Boys and Girls Club model their outfits!

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

The ONE fashion Event

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CVU Family Dance

Parents, children , grandparents and others gathered Saturday for the 2nd annual Community Family Formal dance held at CVU to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. The dance was run by students of a Business Seminar class focusing on Social Responsibility.

CVU family dance

CVU family dance

CVU family dance

CVU family dance

CVU family dance

CVU family dance

CVU family dance

CVU family dance

CVU family dance

CVU family dance

CVU family dance

CVU family dance

CVU family dance

CVU family dance

CVU family dance

CVU family dance

CVU family dance

Obama’s Innauguration

Driving back from Mystic, Ct with Vt Photographer Barrie Fisher, We looked at our watches and realized that it was noon and we had to find a place to watch the innauguration. We pulled off I91 at the first available exit and searched for any business that might have a TV. We landed at the Radio Shack in East Nowhere, Ct. and watched the historic event. Here are a few photo highlights of our presidential experience:

Obama's Innauguration

Obama's Innauguration

Obama's Innauguration

Obama's Innauguration

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Obama's Innauguration

Obama's Innauguration

 

Mystic 4 Photo Workshop

I just returned from 3 days in Mystic, Ct. for the Mystic 4 Photo workshop for wedding and portrait photographers, put together by Ct. wedding photographer Walter Van Dusen. It was an wonderful event where I talked (and laughed) endlessly with amazingly talented shooters from around the country and saw some of the best and most successful photographers in the business present slideshows of their innovative and inspiring work. I am back now in Vermont and ready to shoot with fresh ideas and endless creative energy!

Note to my good friends and fellow wedding photographers Barrie Fisher and Daria Bishop: Thanks for the best road trip I’ve taken in a long time. I can’t remember laughing so much!

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Vermont photographers Barrie Fisher and Daria Bishop

Mystic 4 photo workshop

There were many cars flipped over and off the raod as we drove from Vermont to Ct. and my newspaper training compelled me to photograph the scenes from the car window as we drove by!

Mystic 4 photo workshop

A quick lunch stop at Subway’s

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Daria checks into the Mystic, CT Hilton

Mystic 4 photo workshop

The talented Jacklyn Greenberg of JAG Studios in CT.

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Barrie–looking like a pro!

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Daria–also looking like a Pro!

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Photographer George Weir presents….

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Photographer and videographer Vladimir Chaloupka shows some of the latest techniques in photo-video fusion. Amazing work!

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Photographer Walter Van Dusen photographs models on stage

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Photographer Walter Van Dusen 

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Photographer Walter Van Dusen

Mystic 4 photo workshop

San Francisco photographer Ben Chrisman

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Photographer Walter Van Dusen

Mystic 4 photo workshop

VT photographer Daria Bishop

 

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Photographer Walter Van Dusen–again!

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Photographer and videographer Vladimir Chaloupka

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Boston area photographer Elise Sinagra Donoghue

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Karen and Daria Bishop

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Vt Photographer Andre Saint Phalle. Ct. Photographer Jacklyn Greenberg, Barrie Fisher and Daria Bishop

Mystic 4 photo workshop

 Photographers Connie Miller and Sarah Bastille

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Barrie Fisher

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Barrie Fisher, Elise Sinagra Donoghue, Karen Pike , and Daria Bishop

Mystic 4 photo workshop

 Huy NguyenJacek Mikolajczyk   and Ben Chrisman

 

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Daria makes a stylish goodbye at the Providence airport to head to meet her husband Andy in DC for the ainnauguration. We were very jealous!

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The Three Amigos at the Providence airport: Karen, Daria and Barrie

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Veronica and Andre Saint Phalle

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Karen and Jacklyn let loose in the evening

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Mystic 4 photo workshop

The return trip begins…. having lost Daria, Barrie and Karen take to the highway alone.

Mystic 4 photo workshop

Before leaving town, Karen and Barrie make a pit stop at the Mystic Seaport and chat up one of the locals.

Next year, Mystic 5!!

 

 

 

SCS wind ensemble concert

Hello photo friends. It’s been relatively dry for the last couple of weeks so I’m sorry that I havent posted anything until now. This is the time of year where I spend most of my days creating wedding albums for the bridal couples I photographed over the summer. But Tuesday night I did take some pictures at my son’s school concert and while these photos will mostly interest the loving and loyal parents of Shelburne Community School, here they are. The handsome brown haired kid on the trombone wearing a wrinkled shirt is my son, David. I dont think he’s out to be the next Tommy Dorsey or Glenn Miller, but he sounded pretty good to me!

SCS wind ensemble

SCS music teacher David Myers introduces the small group ensembles.You do a great job with the kids, David. They were awesome!

SCS wind ensemble

 

SCS wind ensemble

David

SCS wind ensemble

SCS wind ensemble

SCS wind ensemble

SCS wind ensemble

 

SCS wind ensemble

SCS wind ensemble

SCS wind ensemble

SCS wind ensemble

 

SCS wind ensemble

SCS wind ensemble

SCS wind ensemble

 

 

SCS wind ensemble

SCS wind ensemble

 

SCS wind ensemble

SCS wind ensemble

SCS wind ensemble

SCS wind ensemble

SCS wind ensemble

 

 NOTE TO PARENTS: if you dont see your child’s photo here, I sent a disc of about 100 pictures to David Myers. You can get a copy of any photo from him or email me!

 

Favorite Photos of 2008

I went back through the year and pulled some of my favorite photos to share with you. There isnt any theme–most are from my wedding work and then some personal faves thrown in because they mean something special to me. Thanks to all of you for checking in on my blog from time to time and I hope you enjoy my postings for 2009 and keep coming back. Happy New Year!

favorite photos of 2008

Abby and Trevor were married at the Grand Isle Lake House ona gorgeous summer afternoon. They both looked so beautiful, it would have been difficult not to take great pictures for them.

favorite photos of 2008

Laura and Dan were another couple I adored working with. They were married in August at the Woodstock Inn and had a party to remember. The expression on Laura’s face in this photo told me just how happy she was on her wedding day.

favorite photos of 2008

I was mesmerized by these little boys as they they rode their buggy down the road while I was exploring New York’s Amish country this summer with my family. I still wonder what the boys were doing prior to that ride to have caused one of their hats to fall apart.

favorite photos of 2008

I took this photo in the lobby of the Disneyland Hotel, while there on a conference with Gillian last spring. It was about 10 pm and these two young women couldn’t keep their eyes open after a day of exploring the theme park.  The picture still makes me giggle.

favorite photos of 2008

After attending an awesome portrait seminar with photographer Arthur Rainville, I started playing with his idea of using interesting images projected on a screen behind my subject. To make this portrait of my daughter Emma for her Facebook page, I projected behind her some moving images from ITUNES and one video light to illuminate her face. She loved it and now all of her friends want similiar photos.

favorite photos of 2008

I actually put this image from Meg and Michael’s New Haven wedding on the back of my business card. I love the energy and movement and I couldnt have asked for nicer light.

favorite photos of 2008

What is there to say? This photo cracks me up!

favorite photos of 2008

I love hay bales and when I photographed Rebecca and David in an intimate ceremony on top of Mount Philo, I knew I wanted to take them back down to the bottom of the mountain to do some portraits in this scene.

favorite photos of 2008

This photo was part of an assignment I did for the Book, America At Home. The two women are mother and daughter and they still share a home together in Burlington’s New North end. The juxtaposition of the two women entering the room as the image of the new mother and her baby are projected on the TV screen made for the photo of the day and the one that was chosen for the book.

favorite photos of 2008

I photograph many brides and their dads and I always love the expression on the father’s face when he sees his “little girl” all dressed and ready for her wedding. On this occassion, it was the bride’s unbridled enthusiasm that got to me when she first saw her father. You can see in her face the little girl that once was and the love she has for one of the most important men in her life.

favorite photos of 2008

These beautiful girls are my neices and I photographed them for their mother while we were all on vacation in New York this summer. I love the late afternoon light and their youthful enthusiasm as they run toward the camera.

favorite photos of 2008

It is so fun to be a fly on the wall at events when you get to catch moments that most people would never get to see. Do you think this guy knew I was behind them?

favorite photos of 2008

How can you not love pretty little flower girls? Add some vignetting and you have a dreamy image ready for the wedding album.

 

favorite photos of 2008

When lucky, a photo you take at every wedding can provide something new and beautiful. I love this photo of Laura, her body language and the flow of both the dress and the drapery.

favorite photos of 2008

I love taking detail shots. The added element of the bridesmaid in the distance taking a photograph made this detail shot into something special.

favorite photos of 2008

Alicia and Scott were actually married in 2007 but I completed their wedding album this year and I love this album page and how these portraits are displayed.

favorite photos of 2008

Nothing is more fun for me than photographing a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. It is an event filled with joy and there are so many ceremonial moments that are wonderful to shoot. Here is Warren as he gets his traditional lift in the chair during the dancing of the Hava Nagila. I love seeing the little boy in his face and the the way he wears his backwards baseball cap on the day tha , by Jewish tradition, he becomes a man.

favorite photos of 2008

I photograph so many Bar Mitzvah portraits of kids reading or holding the Torah that I grab any opportunity when I can to do something different. This portrait of Matt, at his Bar Mitzvah at Temple Isaiah in Lexington, Ma., was made in an empty function hall with a great window to use as a backdrop. 

favorite photos of 2008

This is my alltime favorite photo taken at Shelburne Farms and I shot it just recently, during the last snowstorm. I love the ghosting image of the Farm Barn in the distance and the contrast of the skiiers making their way through the snow.

favorite photos of 2008

My friend Judy recently celebrated her 50th birthday with a party at the Firehouse Gallery in Burlington and I posted several photos from that event. This picture of her dancing with the walker given to her a gag sums up Judy and all of her incredible zest for life.

favorite photos of 2008

Here is another page from a recently created wedding album that I love. Josh and Sarah were married at the Waybury Inn on a gorgeous summer afternoon and after the ceremony we darted over to Breadstone campus to take these portraits.

favorite photos of 2008

Meg and Michael were married on a gorgeous day at Stowehof Resort in Stowe. I love this moment after the ceremony as they grab a kiss while making their exit.

favorite photos of 2008

Krystal and Andy were married on the farm they run in Middlebury surrounded by family and their many dogs. I dont think I shot a single portarit of them all day without at least once of their dogs joining in.

OK, that’s all for 2008. Hope to see you all in 2009…