A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about Alice The Pig, the resident mascot at MountainMeadows Lodge in Killington, where Jesse and Lynne got married. And though I was definitely taken with Alice, she can’t hold a candle to how much I love this couple. And their wedding? Well, the sun shined, the mountain views were spectacular, the bride and groom looked gorgeous and everyone had a ball (including the animals!)
I shot this event with Adam Riesner, my awesome associate photographer, and I only wish I had pictures of Adam coaxing Alice the pig over to the bride and groom with pieces of Shrimp coctail while I tried to incorporate her into their portraits. For someone weighing a couple hundred pounds, she sure is fast on her feet!
Lynne and her sister made their bouquets of sunflowers rigt before the ceremony:
I just adore this picture that Adam shot of Jesse watching as Lynne hugs her dad. Gotta love having that second set of eyes at the ceremony!
And the chase for Alice is on…
And when’s the last time you saw something like this???
uh oh! Food fight….
…And, finally, is this not the most stunning sunset….
To view all of the photos from Lynne and Jesse’s special day, click here (and dont forget to get the password from the bridal couple!!!)
Phil and Andrea were married at 12:34 pm and 56 seconds on July 8, 2009. If you break that down in numbers, that’s 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9!!! Pretty cool, huh? Well Phil is an engineer, so it makes sense.
What can I say about this couple? I ADORE them and I feel priviledged and honored that they looked passed every West Coast photographer to fly me out to Capitola, CA (a gorgeous oceanside town just south of Santa Cruz) to document their nuptuals. It was a hardship to accept this offer, spend 5 days in a gorgeous cliffside inn overlooking the Pacific and take pictures at the most fun wedding held this decade, but I did it nonetheless!
I fell in love with both of their families, and the end of the week was filled with ample hugs and tears and promises of visits to various places around the county. And of couse, we all immediately went home and “friended” one another on Facebook for regular virtual interaction!
So, Congratulations Andrea and Phil. I love you both so much!
If you’d like to see all 800+ photos from this awesome wedding, please click here (you need the password from Phil and Andrea to enter this gallery)
Hold the presses…Emily and Mike are getting married in four days at the Calvin Coolidge Homestead in Plymouth Notch and just this afternoon we squeeked in an Engagement portrait session. I was so happy to finally meet them and to get to spend some time together before Saturday’s wedding. It was a quick shoot, as Emily had to race back to Southern Vermont for a hair appointment, but love was in the air and I adore almost every picture I took.
The Lake Champlain Quadricentennial celebration included a day of kayaking and waterboarding at Burlington’s North Beach , sponsored by BCBSVT. It was a real hardship spending a beautiful sunny day out on a boat taking pictures, but somebody had to do it! Here are some of the highlights…
I photographed the greatest wedding Saturday for Lynne and Jesse, and though I am a couple weeks away from being able to Post a whole gallery of photos, I am compelled to at least introduce you all to Alice, the beloved Pot Bellied Pig who rules the roost, so to speak, down at Mountain Meadows Lodge in Killington. Alice and her friends mixed well with guests and were even invited by the bridal couple to attend the coctail hour! I couldnt stop laughing as Alice made her way from guest to guest, wagging her tail and looking for food droppings!
This little piggy aint never goin’ to the market!
I’ve just learned that when you view my blog with the browser “Explorer 8″, all of my photos look squished and distorted. So, until I figure this out and correct the issue, please do the following:
At the top of your screen, click on “page” and scroll down to “style” (it’s right under ‘text size’). Then click on NO STYLE. This will make the photos look like photos again, and not weird distorted images that gives you a headache!
Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience. I have a call into Bill Gates and I’ll get to the bottom of this soon!
Aimee became a Bat mitzvah on June 27 at Woodstock’s Jewish Community congregation, Shir Shalom. That evening, the celebration continued with a dinner reception at the Woodstock Inn, complete with Marko the Magician, Caricatures by Pete Murphy, a Tarot Card reader and spray on tattoos from Partyvision. Party planner Lindsay Greene Koenig of Forever Greene Events (email@example.com) did an amazing job putting the party together!
It was such a great event and both the kids and adults had a blast. How awesome to see Rabbi Michal Woll get down and boogie with the kids and also how the tattoos unleashed everyone’s inner rebel. It’s not too often you see grandma with barbed wire tattood on her bicep and mom sporting a flaming heart on her shoulder! Too fun!!
To see all of the photos from Aimme’s big day, please click here (you need to have the password from Aimee’s family to view that gallery)
Mazel Tov to Aimee and her family!
I’m a bit behind on the 8-ball with this one, but on June 26, I shot the awesome Lund Family Center fundraiser at Higher Ground, featuring two great local bands, FUNK WAGON and, coincidentally, WAGON (sorry, cant find their website!). It was such a fun night and the Lund raised a hunk of money, so even better! The whole event was organized by Funk Wagon member and Harmonica extraordinaire Colin Cope, who works by day at Lund.
I’ve known Colin since I photographed his Bar Mitzvah 9 years ago (yes, I am feeling OLD!) and he is amazingly talented, as is the rest of his band members. Check them out sometime at one of the many local venues they play!
Funk Wagon performs at Higher Ground
Colin on vocals and harmonica
Aaron on piano and vocals
Rob on drums (Rob’s also a rok star of a DJ for TOP HAT entertainment!)
Colin’s brother Evan handles the sound
WAGON takes their turn on the stage..
Daisy and Jamie are my new best friends and I can’t wait to shoot their wedding next October. We met on the road to the Marriage Equality bill and I will never forget listening to them try and explain to Gov. Jim Douglas how much they love each other and why the marriage bill was so important to them. Of course, Douglas didnt get it, but I sure did!
We recently met for their Engagement session down at Waterfront Park and we had such a great time making fun pictures and yaking about their Fabulous Fall celebration.
Welcome to my redesigned blog (and website)! It’s been a long time coming and I am so excited to be back up and looking all shiny and new! My friend and web guru Greg Phillips has spent a ton of time making the site look awesome and helping me through the transition between old and outdated to modern and fun!
If you haven’t yet been to the new website, please visit and browse the pages. They are chock full of information about my photography services, include a portfolio of my best work (which you can watch while listening to great music)and it’s super easy to navigate. And if you have any feedback or suggestions, please feel free to leave your comments here!
I have a huge wedding season ahead and I look forward to posting some fun and romantic photos from them all. Tomorrow I am off to shoot Phil and Andrea’s wedding in Santa Cruz, CA. so stay tuned for that and much more.
OK, back to editing so I can post some photos soon!
Happy 4th of July!!!