2010: Favorite Images

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  January 1st here and as such a great opportunity to post some of my favorite images from this past year.  Below you’ll find many images from weddings, portraits, a few landscapes, and the occasional personal shot I just couldn’t resist including.  Hope you enjoy, best wishes for a great 2011!

This is Mya, our neighbor.  Cute as a button and loved this swings this summer. I really like this shot because of how hard it is to get right.
Swings are such a challenge especially if you want a narrow depth of field (notice that her eyes are in focus but her legs and hair aren’t fully).

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Christine and Mark wore matching socks and shoes, not sure how many people noticed during the mass but I thought it was brilliant.

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Grandpa and grand-daughter took care of flowers at Heather & Matt’s wedding.  I love how the old woodstove ventilation system
acts as a partial frame of these two in this shot.

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One of the great weddings at the West Monitor barn I photographed this summer.  Greg and Sara and company looked so great.
The hats and red dresses make this image for me

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Cape Porpoise, Maine.  An HDR image of multiple exposures blended to one.

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Love this room, Phil and Eileen exchanging vows at the Sleepy Hollow Inn.

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Heather & Matt take a moment after their ceremony.
They have an engagement picture where they do the exact same thing.

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Charlie and Finn frolic in the tall grass last summer.

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This fall was not the most vivid in recent memory but in Vermont, even the tamer autumns are worth capturing.

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The Grassleys, what a fun bunch! I could have asked them to do anything and they’d gladly comply.
This shot was just for fun at the end of our session and it always makes me smile.

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Christine and Mark‘s wedding, their expressions are so intriguing.  This was 1 of many captures but none so telling.

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From Sarah & Chris’s wedding, a flower girl stood outside the church after the ceremony. I love how her feet point together and her dress blows in the wind.

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From Christine and Mark‘s wedding.  I’m always looking for interesting composition in my photographs.  I saw the chandelier and thought…”Halo!”

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From our garden this June.

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Christine and Mark just finished making their entrance and Christine gave this triumphant gesture.
My wireless off-camera flash lit her from the right to give her that rock-star glow!

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From Sarah & Chris’s wedding.  Another expression that tells an epic tale. A truly proud man.

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Sarah & Chris took a stroll outside their reception spot in early autumn.

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Greg and Sara‘s wedding included a crew of gents who just would never have taken a dry, traditional wedding portrait, so we had some fun.

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Anna & Devin‘s wedding this past October at the West Monitor Barn.  I turned around after shooting dancers and stole this tender moment.

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From Peyton’s newborn session last June.  What a great baby, slept on daddy and made my job easy.

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Gemma and Rick got married at Shelburne Farms, Vermont last summer.  The grounds are simply beautiful, as are these two.

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Another from Greg and Sara‘s wedding at the West Monitor Barn.  They were so playful together I captured many moments like this one.

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Gemma and Rick took a walk in the garden before their ceremony, this kiss Rick placed on Gemma’s shoulder lasted only a second but I was ready

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This shot I snapped after a wedding shoot up in Calais, Vermont.
Usually I’m spent and want to head right home, but the light on this pond begged one last photograph for the evening.

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Family Portraits are tricky, but the Grassley’s made it easy.  I love how relaxed and comfortable together they all look.

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Greg and Sara‘s wedding at the West Monitor Barn allowed many great photo ops with this beautiful barn as the backdrop.

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The famous Double Complete Rainbow.  This one in front of our house this spring.
Believe it or not this happens often because of where we live but I always photograph it.  It looks neat in a picture but you can never do it justice.

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Another from Anna & Devin‘s wedding.  The first dance sometime looks contrived but Anna & Devin couldn’t look that way if they tried. Beautiful.

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This one is from a wedding I attended, and shooting but not working is kind of fun.  I would never have gotten this shot because
I would have to be with the bride and groom out at the limo, instead of taking artsy shoots of them from a distance.

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Adam & Tonya wedding in January.  The band was great and so were the people.  I love this shot for the red and blue dancers in back.

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Interesting light makes a photograph.  This hill was lit up with warm evening light after a fresh snowfall.

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Two cousins share a smile in the back of a limo.

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Gemma and Rick‘s ceremony was outside in this great garden.  I was able to hide in the bushes and fire away.

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Anna & Devin had bubbles for their guests and they were a big hit.
I love the myriad of light points in this shot surrounding a bridesmaid having a blast with the groom.

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Christine and Mark‘s wedding party was so fun and we just had to try the jump shot after the formals.
Sometimes this is an epic fail but this crew got airborne.

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Being a musician myself I always enjoy capturing the music at events.  Guitar necks make for great fun with perspective.

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Backlight is my favorite. It puts a brilliant glow around the subject and creates such a mood.

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Charlie and Finn stood still for only a few moments during their shoot last summer, this was one.

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And finally, my favorite gals enjoying a hike this November….

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— Posted on January 2, 2011 at 7:19 am

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