Annaliese at West Monitor Barn

Annaliese at West Monitor Barn

Annaliese had been wanting a photoshoot with an iconic red barn, and the West Monitor Barn was the perfect location!  This barn and the mountains behind were could not have been more beautiful!  Despite the freezing 10 degree temperature we had so much fun and also the most amazing light!  After the barn we headed to our favorite coffee spot Black Cap Coffee to warm up and take more photos in the beautiful downtown Stowe.

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Lana's Cake Smash!

Lana's Cake Smash!

I was SO excited when Lana messaged me saying she wanted to do a cake smash on her 35th birthday!  Such a great way to spend your birthday getting pampered with hair and makeup, drinking bubbly, eating cake, and being surrounded with tulle and glitter! :)

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Sarah and Will's Wedding Overlooking Mount Mansfield

Sarah and Will's Wedding Overlooking Mount Mansfield

You have got to see this ceremony location!  Sarah and Will's wedding was held on Will's parents property with the ceremony in a field overlooking Mount Mansfield, and the view is just spectacular!  I had so much fun photographing these two, and their playful personalities. 

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Kinsley Mae is One!

Kinsley Mae is One!

Two years ago I photographed Katie and Jordan's wedding, and Saturday I was able to photograph them again along with their fantastic little munchkin Kinsley!  She was such a doll and we had so much fun playing with balloons, a sign with her name on it, and then hanging out in the snow and sunshine!  I love photographing toddlers and it made it even better that I photographed her parents wedding. 

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Anna and RJ's Lake Champlain Engagement Session

Anna and RJ's Lake Champlain Engagement Session

Today I am doing a little flashback to Anna and RJ's engagement session on Lake Champlain.  I am so excited to be re-living this session today!  When Anna told me her plan for the shoot I was beyond excited!  Combining Lake Champlain, Boats, Woods Island, Boyden Valley's Double Bourbon Cider AND rescue pups!  SO many fantastic things in one session! 

I am so happy and excited to be photographing their wedding in just 5 short months!

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Jen's 30th Birthday Cake Smash

Jen's 30th Birthday Cake Smash

When Jen messaged me saying she wanted to plan a 30th birthday photoshoot I knew we were in for a fun time!  Glitter, tulle, prosecco, cake, balloons, oh and that tiny crown... you can't not love everything about this shoot!

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Visiting Pink Colony with Annaliese

Visiting Pink Colony with Annaliese

It was December and -10 degrees in Vermont when Annaliese and I went to Pink Colony in Stowe Vermont for a Lilly Pulitzer photoshoot.  Pink Colony is Vermont's only Lilly Pulitzer signature store and If you have the winter blues and need some shopping therapy this is THE place to go!  Surrounded by beautiful bright colors and warm air we could almost forget the outside temperatures and pretend we were on a tiny tropical vacation! 

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Mary Jane and Mark's Burlington Vermont Wedding

Mary Jane and Mark's Burlington Vermont Wedding

 

I am so excited to share Mary Jane and Mark's beautiful July wedding with you today!   Mary Jane got dressed in her childhood bedroom in Essex Vermont with help from her Mother and her Maid of Honor.  After tearful first looks with where Father and Bridesmaids it was off to Holy Family Catholic Church for the ceremony.  Mary Jane and Mark exited the church to could of bubbles blown by their wedding party and family!  We took some family photos at the church and then Mary Jane, Mark and the wedding party went to the waterfront for the rest.  The sun was crazy bright and hot coming off the water so we took a combination of photos in the shade and down by the water before stopping for creemees on the way to the reception!   The reception was full of their closest friends and family, many of which had traveled to be there, and they danced the night away to the fantastic music of the Phil Abair Band. 

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Church Street With Annaliese

Church Street With Annaliese

Wow, what a summer it has been!  After this crazy summer and fall, during which shooting and editing consumed all my time, and kept me from my usual blogging, I am back at it!  So, get ready for some beautiful, sunny, warm summer scenes!

To start us back up, let me tell you a little about Annaliese!  She called me last winter from Charlotte, North Carolina.  She is a blogger, and was getting ready to make the move to Vermont to pursue her career in Broadcast Journalism!  We started our first shoot on Church Street in downtown Burlington and ended on top of a parking garage!

If you want to know more about Annaliese (and what she is wearing in these photos) check out her blog Southern Belle in Training here! 

 

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Magda and Alex's Gloucester Massachusetts Wedding

Magda and Alex's Gloucester Massachusetts Wedding

We had such a great time photographing Magda and Alex's wedding day!  The ceremony was held at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Peabody MA.  Despite the storms on the horizon Magda and Alex and their entire wedding party climbed the giant rock for some super unique wedding party photos!  The view from on top the rock was great so we finished photos up there and then the rain came.  Everyone ran back to the trolley but never stopped smiling!  Their beautiful reception was at the Cruiseport in Gloucester and was full of beautiful traditional greek dancing!

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Emily and Jamison's Wedding at the Ponds at Bolton

Emily and Jamison's Wedding at the Ponds at Bolton

I am so excited to share Emily and Jamison's wedding a the Ponds!  They had such a perfect day! We started with a first look by the pond and we had some wonderful time taking portraits of the two of them, their wedding party and family.  As we were finishing the portraits, some huge storms rolled in, but when it was time for the ceremony the rain went away and the sun came back out!   They danced the night away with their family and friends and we ended the night with a sparkler exit.  These were the smokiest sparklers I have ever seen!  After some super smokey exit photos we were able to capture some magical smokey photos of just the two of them at the very end.

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Stephanie and Brendon's Lake Champlain Engagement Session

Stephanie and Brendon's Lake Champlain Engagement Session

 Stephanie wanted to take her engagement photos at her childhood lake house and the results were just perfect!  Combine a beautiful, adorably in love couple, with an underwater dock and amazing skies, and you have a recipe for fantastic photos!  Yes the sky and water actually looked like that!   We had so much fun shooting together, and I am so excited to be photographing their wedding next summer!

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Chelsey and Eric's Wedding at Killington Grand Resort

Chelsey and Eric's Wedding at Killington Grand Resort

I can't believe it has been over a year and a half years since I met Chelsey at a bridal show!  First we took thier engagement photos with their adorable puppy Bear.  This winter I had the honor of shooting their intimate winter ceremony before Eric got deployed, and now here is their beautiful summer wedding at Killington Grand Resort!  Chelsey and Eric's ceremony was held inside due to huge storms outside, but after we got just enough of a break to take some photos with Killington in the background!  When it started to rain again we headed to the front entrance.  It was there that we were able to take some of my favorite photos!  Then we headed inside to dance the night away.

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Paula and Jon's Wedding at The Old Lantern

Paula and Jon's Wedding at The Old Lantern

Paula and Jon had the sweetest wedding in June at The Old Lantern in Charlotte Vermont!   Their fantastic dog Roxie was the flower girl and ring bearer, she even brought the actual rings down the isle!   After the ceremony we went to the Charlotte Town Beach for some photos at the lake and photos with the adorable little bridge.  Paula and John love Vermont, and covered bridges, so that was the perfect backdorp for their photos. 

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Amy and Chris' Engagement Session at Oakledge Park

Amy and Chris' Engagement Session at Oakledge Park

I had so much fun photographing these two!  Amy and Chris spent the entire evening making each other laugh and just having fun with the photo session.  I am so happy to be photographing their wedding in October! 

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Katie and Cale's Wedding at Sugarbush Resort

Katie and Cale's Wedding at Sugarbush Resort

I love photographing these two!   They are always smiling and making each other laugh when they are together.   Cale had been a little stressed out the morning of their wedding, but he told me "I am so glad we are doing a first look because I know I will be ok once I see Katie".  These two smiled and laughed all day, and danced the night away along with all of their wonderful guests.  Even on a cold and rainy June day Sugarbush provided the perfect location for their Vermont destination wedding. 

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Kara and Christopher's rustic wedding at Scott Farm

Kara and Christopher's rustic wedding at Scott Farm

The beautiful grounds of Scott Farm Orchard provided the most wonderful backdrop for Kara and Christopher's wedding!   Kara incorporated so many personal touches into the decor of her wedding!   Including but certainly not limited to her grandmother's sewing box where the rings were kept for the ring ceremony,  her grandmother's afghan on an old steamer trunk, and the tables named after places her and Christopher have visited together.  Kara and Christopher had their fist look amongst the amazing dry stone walls of The Stone Trust, followed by a lovely, unique ceremony by the pond.   

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Casey and Dustin's Wedding at The Old Lantern

Casey and Dustin's Wedding at The Old Lantern

Dustin:  "I love her laugh, and I love making her laugh, it's the best feeling in the world... I love how weird we are.  Casey sings and dances a lot, and it's one of the most endearing things about her, just adorable"

Seriously, Dustin said it pretty perfectly, there really isn't much else I can say.  These two self described goofballs had an amazing wedding in May at The Old Lantern in Charlotte Vermont.  Their day was full of so much laughter, and they danced the night away with all of their closets family and friends.

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Olivia and Austin's Montpelier Engagement Session

Olivia and Austin's Montpelier Engagement Session

Olivia and Austin live in Connecticut and were in Vermont for quick trip on Mother's Day Weekend.  Of course it rained the entire weekend, but the rain and a clear umbrella made for beautiful photos of these two!  Last minute we changed our location to downtown Montpelier and spent our time amongst the flowering trees and tulips and it was perfect!   I am so excited to be photographing their wedding in September!

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