So excited to share that I received the honor of "Best of Weddings 2019" from The Knot! It's been an epic year of growth & learning and I owe it all to my amazing clients, inspiring colleagues, and plain old hard work. It's all been worth it 😊 I still have plenty of 2019 dates open, so hollah at your girl if you're getting married next year! ⠀
Captured by @rileywestphoto
At 6am in Burlington, it was 1F. In Fairfax, it was below zero and where some of the guests were staying, it approached -10F. But the chilly air didn't stop a celebration filled with warmth and love of these two. Congratulations Kyle and Abby and thank you for making me a part of your celebration! #winterwedding#snowywedding#vtwedding#vtweddingphotographer#vtweddings
Y’all check out what just came in the mail!! BOOYAH! #mondaymemories big time for me! This is the camera that started it all! My mom used to load this baby up with #blackandwhitefilm and send me outside to see what magic I could make. Feeling a little nostalgic. I am so excited to teach my little girl all about #filmphotography and learn how to develops our own film at home. 🎞
Shooting a wedding with fellow photographer today! Yes, it’s a Monday wedding! I’m just so grateful for this baby being so awesome and making pregnancy easy on me so I can still work while I’m 35 weeks pregnant! 🙏🏻
Packing for the @theheartworkshop reminds me the sense of adventure I had when I was packing for @cabinfeverretreat this past Spring! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Retreats are so refreshing... They give me the opportunity to look at my career through other success photographers perspectives, take notes and enhance my own. All while getting beautiful new portfolio in a new locations!
Imagine the Star Wars throne room music being played by a three piece bluegrass band and you’ll start to get an idea of how unique this couple & ceremony was. Documenting moments like this makes us so incredibly happy.
Three things I’ve learned from photographing couples in love:
1. How to tie a bow-tie (it’s not as hard as it seems! Grooms + groomsmen I can help if YouTube has failed you)
2. How to use nearly every surface to stand/balance upon to make myself taller
3. Put on a boutonnière (also not as hard as it seems!)
Three random things I’m sill learning how to do:
1. Dance like a person who knows how to dance well
2. How to speak with any accent that is not my own
3. How to enjoy exercising (this one is the only one from this list that I am actually improving, albeit slowly)
I really want to know — what are three things that you’ve learned from your dream job? (Or — I need tips! How do you motivate yourself to enjoy exercising?)
Happy #fridayintroductions ! I’m Caroline and that’s me and my handsome hubby up there👆🏻We got married in July of this past year up in Vermont, and loved gathering our family and friends together for a weekend of celebration! A little twist on introductions, here are five facts about Dan and I: 1️⃣ We grew up 10 minutes from each other but had no idea until we met 3.5 years ago 2️⃣ We met playing intramural softball in Cambridge; I played 2nd base, he played center field 3️⃣ We are both one of three children, he’s the oldest and I’m a middle child 4️⃣ We are the classic “opposites attract” couple: I’m introverted, he’s an extrovert. I’m a morning person, he’s a night owl. I like to plan (every little thing), he’d rather be spontaneous and go with the flow. I’m a wannabe minimalist, Dan boarders on hoarder 5️⃣ Our favorite place in the world is by the lake in NH looking out over the mountains, which is why we decided to get married in the mountains! 📸: @servidonestudios
Just sent off this gallery from our session on the coast with Colleen and James! Also today is the last new moon of the year. We’re spending this time planning adventures for next year, making our end of the year to-do list, and setting goals for the year to come. Do you have any new moon rituals?
Here it is, my current list of available Saturday wedding dates for 2019. As a special gift to new bookings, I am offering you your choice of a $600 album credit OR a bridal boudoir session at my home studio (hair and makeup not included). Hurry, though - these dates won't last long! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get you on my calendar!
Having @jeopardy on Netflix has been one of my most recent joys. Do you watch the show? I get so excited when I know a question even if it’s very basic knowledge. I could never be a contestant (as much as I’d like to think I could). 🌍 Sometimes I envision how I would write my name on the screen.
As the year comes to a close we’re spending some time looking back on all the images we made this year. Will always love this moment of excitement and anticipation as Alex prepares to walk down the aisle.
Recently engaged and planning for 2019? I just took a look at my calendar and I have VERY few dates left for 2019 weddings. I will post my remaining available Saturdays this week, along with a special gift offer to new bookings!
I couldn't sleep last night because I was too excited about planning my wedding. What was your favorite part of planning your best day ever? I'm really enjoying searching for a dress and accessories! ✨🌙
I don't believe in authentic pictures. THERE I SAID IT.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The first photographs that were ever taken of people required that they sit unmoving for hours, because the film required that much time to expose. That's why images you see from the early days of photography show people unsmiling - they had to hold a natural pose, and smiling for that long wasn't possible. Do you think those pictures captured their true selves? No, but importance wasn't on if the image really captured who they were. The importance was documentation.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Did you know that my favorite image of all time, Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange, was doctored? There was a distracting thumb in the image she had removed. Do you think that image has any less power for me knowing that? No, because the message it sent about people struggling to survive the Dustbowl was far more important than what was done to that image.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What I'm getting at here is the idea of an image being authentic is a myth. As soon as someone picks up a camera, that person's intentions, beliefs, technical skills, all of it defines what the end result will be. And you know what? I think that's amazing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There is no such thing as detached observer - if you are present, you influence what is happening. Authenticity wasn't important in my above examples, but the intention was. To photograph is to tell the story that matters most, and for me the story I care about is yours. Why are you here? How did you come to choose this place, these people? What's next for you?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So yeah, I don't believe in authenticity. But I do believe in you, and that's way more important. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hanging with the groom and groomsmen before the ceremony always yields some of my favorite images when shooting a wedding. They never cease to surprise me. Did you notice all the details of this one? Take it all in... from toothbrush to lint roller... Austin is a pretty lucky guy to have these gentlemen standing by his side at his wedding day!
Sometimes we photograph beautifully planned table scapes. Other times we photograph your wedding day details exactly as they come to you: on your parents’ kitchen table next to the grocery lists and your dad’s favorite hat.