Engagements Weddings

Haley & Jared’s Portrait Session at The Merck Forest in Rupert, Vermont

Haley wanted to take advantage of a visit to Boston to see Jared to get some portraits done to celebrate their new engagement. I’m not sure how she found the Merck Forest in Rupert, Vermont having planned this from the West Coast but I’m so happy she chose this as the location for their portraits. The fall colors were still incredible and we had amazing light in the evening.

Whatta cute couple!
Here's a detail from Haley and Jared's cute vintage inspired outfit.Haley and Jared dressed up in vintage inspired clothing for their engagement photos in VermontHaley and Jared dressed up in vintage inspired clothing for their engagement photos in VermontHaley and Jared came to visit from Portland and Boston, respectively. They were so easy to photograph and super fun to work with!Haley and Jared came to visit from Portland and Boston, respectively. They were so easy to photograph and super fun to work with!The Merck Forest in Rupert, Vermont had very cute cabins for Haley and Jared's portrait sessionThe Merck Forest in Rupert, Vermont had very cute cabins for Haley and Jared's portrait session. I loved their natural interactions with one anotherIt's so fun when a couple feels so comfortable in front of the camera. We're able to get such genuine photosAs the sun began to set, the light and scenery just got nicer at the Merck ForestThis Fall was the longest we've had and the most beautiful.A candid portrait of Haley and Jared with more beautiful fall foliage and mountain viewsThis is one of my favorite shots from the session.Haley and Jared have great sense of style so they dressed accordingly for their camping dateHaley and Jared silhouetted against the campfire.

Vermont Photographer – Headshots

It was such a treat to photograph this beautiful lady in the alleys of my quaint little Brattleboro. Headshots are not my specialty but I couldn’t say no to Chelsea when she asked me if I’d photograph her for her new website.

I’m so glad to have stayed in touch with her since photographing her wedding to Brian a couple of years ago! She’s been building her very own wedding and portrait photography business ever since and I’m so excited for her. I had a wonderful time catching up and having lunch with her. If you couldn’t tell by the photos, she’s such a joy to be around!

Alix & Justin’s Mountain Top Inn Barn Wedding In Chittenden, Vermont

I’m really enjoying being able to re-visit last year’s wedding photos and putting blog posts together. It makes me excited for the 2014 season and the green grass and warm weather in the photos reminds me summer will be here soon. So long as this crazy, long winter we’ve been having takes a hike for once and for all!

Alix and Justin got married at the Mountain Top Inn located in Chittenden, Vermont. They got ready at the Mountain Aire Lodge, which is a beautiful vacation home in the woods complete with a cute treehouse cabin that we used for photos a lot. One of my favorite things about Alix and Justin’s day was how laid back and untraditional it was. For their processional, Alix and Justin chose walk down the aisle together,¬†surrounded (literally) by their families and closest friends. As they reached the knoll where they got married, the people around them stepped aside one by one to reveal the couple, hand-in-hand, as they made their final walk down the aisle. It was a really cool moment to see and photograph. They also had their friends shoot confetti cannons during the kiss, which made for one of my absolute favorite wedding moments of the 2013 season. I’m so lucky to work with such fun and creative couples.

I also had the great pleasure to meet and work with Michelle Boleski from Petals Floral Design who worked with Alix to turn the wedding barn into a perfectly elegant and whimsical ballroom for dinner and reception. It was a pleasure to photograph!

The Barn at the Mountain Top Inn on a rainy dayThe Mountain Aire Lodge cabin made for some really cute pre-ceremony portraits of Justin and Alix at the Mountain TopThe Mountain Aire Lodge was where Alix got readyAlix posted a cute The cabin, which is also part of the Mountain Aire Lodge was where Justin Got ReadyThe Mountain Aire Lodge at the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont was equally beautiful on the outside as it was on the inside so I used the stone wall to add texture to this creative shot of Alix's wedding dress.I loved Alix's sparkly wedding shoes juxtaposed against the natural fernsBeautiful green ferns around the Mountain Aire Lodge at the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, VermontA close-up of Justin's outfit on his wedding dayOne of my favorite parts of shooting at the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont is the beautiful country scenery and with hills and water all around.Justin prepared a sweet gift and wrote a note for Alix to read while she got readyAlix loved the note and gift Justin sent herA step-by-step look at Justin putting on the final touches on his wedding day - part 1A step-by-step look at Justin putting on the final touches on his wedding day - part 2A step-by-step look at Justin putting on the final touches on his wedding day - part 3A step-by-step look at Justin putting on the final touches on his wedding day - part 4Alix puttin on the final touches on her wedding dayAlix is almost ready to meet Justin for their first lookAlix walks to meet Justin for their first lookJustin waits in anticipation as Alix walks towards him before their first lookAlix and Justin share a few sweet and private moments after they see each other for the first time on their wedding dayOn Alix and Justin's wedding day there were a few hints of Fall in the scenery at the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, VermontThere were plenty of beautiful spaces at the Mountain Aire Lodge for Alix and Justin's portraitsOne of my favorite portraits of Alix on her wedding dayWe did some fun and goofy portraits for Alix and Justin but also some more serious creative portraitsAfter Justin and Alix's first look we headed over to the Jewel with them for a few more portraits of them as well as family portraitsThe Jewel at the Mountain Top Inn provided great scenery and light to work with during Alix and Justin's portraitsThis is one of my favorite portraits of Alix and JustinJustin signs the Ketubah at The Jewel, their official wedding marriage document.Alix also signs the Ketubah at The Jewel, their official wedding marriage document.It makes me so happy to get really sweet and authentic interactions even during the family portrait portion of a wedding day which can be hecticOne of my favorite things about a wedding is seeing two families come together and accepting each other as one. Here are all the women from Alix and Justin's sides.The Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont was the perfect place for all of Alix and Justin's photo requestsStaying away from tradition, Alix and Justin didn't have a formal bridal party but her very best friends stayed close to her all day.I feel very lucky to be able to work with couples who follow different cultural traditions. Here is one of Alix and Justin's guests setting up the Huppah as the couple makes their way to the knoll for their ceremony.Kippahs for the male guests at Alix and Justin's weddingAlix and Justin walked with their entire families and closest friends from the jewel to the knoll. It was a very cool moment as the people surrounding them stepped aside to reveal the coupleAlix and Justin walked together, hand in hand with their family members to the knoll to get marriedAlix and Justin had one of the most beautiful wedding days I've seen at the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, VermontThere were so many cute interactions between Alix and Justin during their ceremony. This was one of my favoritesAlix and Justin share another cute moment as they exchange ringsOne of Alix and Justin's surprises for their guests was to have their closest friends release a ton of confetti after the breaking of the glass and during their first kiss. It was one of my favorite moments of the 2013 season.A sequence of Alix and Justin recessing from their wedding as husband and wife - part 1A sequence of Alix and Justin recessing from their wedding as husband and wife - part 2A sequence of Alix and Justin recessing from their wedding as husband and wife - part 3We took just a couple more portraits of Alix and Justin before everyone headed to cocktail hour. This was a more traditional portrait of themNo wedding is complete without pretty handcrafted signageI loved being able to snap a few quick shots of the horses at the Mountain Top InnI love the architecture of the wedding barn at the Mountain TopMichelle Boleski from Petals (petalsfloraldesignvt.com) worked with Alix to create a gorgeous ballroom for the wedding. She did an amazing jobThe escort card table was beautiful and romanticBeautiful table of family photos through the years styled by Michelle Boleski from Petals http://petalsfloraldesignvt.com/)Beautiful table scape by Michelle Boleski from Petals (http://petalsfloraldesignvt.com/)Aerial shot of dinner table styled by Michelle Boleski from Petals (http://petalsfloraldesignvt.com/)Old family portrait table scape by Michelle Boleski from Petals (http://petalsfloraldesignvt.com/)Alix and Justin's sisters gave sweet toasts during the receptionAlix, Justin and her friends know how to party. Everyone danced and had an amazing time.Justin is super romantic and wrote a love note for Alix that he then read during the reception. It was such a sweet momentAlix listens to Justin's speech to her.Happy couple