Senior photo season is almost over but we had one last hurrah in Waterbury. Kelly and I met up on a day that was originally forecast to be rainy and cold. Instead, we got nice high clouds mixed with sun and comfortable temps with a warm wind.
We walked around some of the roads that she runs, meandering through farmer’s fields and down past a small river. Every time I visit the Mad River Valley I’m reminded that it’s one of the most beautiful places in Vermont.
It was a lovely day with great company. You’re going to go places, Kelly! Best of luck on the rest of your senior year and in college.
It’s been a very busy fall for me, but when Becky called up asking if I had some time for family photographs, I said yes. We were able to meet up in downtown Burlington for some photographs in Battery Park. I like shooting there because there are a variety of scenes to use ranging from 100% nature/outdoor, to a more urban look with the cement fountain and amphitheater.
Xavier was very interested, as most kids his age are, in the gear we brought with us. Since this was a light shoot, we only brought a monopod topped with a shoot-through umbrella. It was fun to watch him experiment with what the umbrella did to both light and sound.
I was going through some photos recently and came across these pictures of a friend’s baby. He is one of the happiest, most adorable, easy going babies you’ll ever meet. Tawny & I went over for dinner not long after he was born and decided to throw the cameras in the car. I don’t photograph a lot of babies, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. He was pretty cooperative, though, smiling every time we asked.
I love the way this first photo shows the connection between father and son.
His parents think this look is his “time to take over the world” look, but I think he just looks overjoyed to have his photo taken. 🙂
Last weekend, I headed over to a friend’s house for some family portraits now that their newest family member has arrived. About a year ago, I took some photos with them down at Oakledge Park in Burlington, but with snow on the ground I packed up a portable studio kit and headed to their living room.
I’m not usually a fan of highly processed images, but for some reason this style seems to suit the photos below. It reminds me a bit of Norman Rockwell.
Just before Thanksgiving, I was contacted by the Vermont band Shakedown to take some new photos for their website. They had just experienced a shakeup and had some new members. Normally, I connect up with bands in the spring, summer, and early fall and take outdoor photos around Burlington. This time, we met in a dance studio to set up the white background, a few lights, and take some indoor photos.
One of the benefits to traveling light is that setup and teardown is quick. In about an hour and a half, we had set up everything, taken all the shots, and packed everything back into my car. (It helped that all of the band members showed up on time.) In that time, we took three or four group shots and a combination of full length, 3/4, and head shot photos of each band member.
I haven’t heard them play live yet, but I’m looking forward to it. If you’re looking for a wedding band, I’d feel comfortable recommending them based on what I’ve seen so far. They’re prompt and professional when needed, but also fun people that can let loose and have a good time.
This past Saturday, I spent the morning at Oakledge Park in Burlington with Courtney, Kinsley, Andrew, and Connor . We had a great time wandering around the park, taking a combination of posed and candid photos. When you have an almost four year old involved, you never know what you’re going to get, but both kids were in good moods, very well behaved, and we had a great time making some photos.
We started on the swings, spidering, which turns out to be one of Kinsley’s favorites things to do. It was a good way to relax and get into the swing of taking some photos.
Then we settled into some posed photographs for a little while
Totally unprompted, and they struck almost exactly the same pose.
If you go to Oakledge, you can’t miss out on the giant treehouse, so we headed up there next.
What’s Cody drawing in the sand?
“I love you, Dad” of course. What a great kid!
I think this is my favorite series from the whole day!
It’s hard to argue with a quote like this, “The pics are SOOO great THANK YOU!!!! It really was fun shooting pics! The best part was the kids thought so too!” I had a great time, too, Courtney! Thanks for the opportunity to hang out with you and make some great photos.