Over the past few weeks, I have been photographing portraits of high school students for the Valley News’ annual Athlete of the Year award, given to a male and female from each of the 18 schools the newspaper covers. It was a privilege to meet and photograph so many great young people! Follow this link to see all of the athletes who are honored. Below are a few of my favorites:
Clockwise from upper left are Hanover’s Bri Laycock, Lebanon’s Ryan Milliken, Sunapee’s Katie Frederick, Thetford’s Connor Brown, Mid Vermont’s Rachel Seale and Woodsville’s Cooper Davidson.
Maggie Cassidy, the newspaper’s super-talented Web Editor, put together this fun video from footage I did with a second camera on the shoots.
Lisa and Ken recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows with their adult children and significant others at Coolidge State Park in Plymouth, Vt. The couple were engaged while on a camping trip at the park and the area is very special to them. Follow this link to see more in the Galleries section of my web site and to order prints.
Over the past three years, I’ve been doing a photo booth at Sharon Academy’s annual prom, where my daughter is a student. The prom is open to every student in the school. I enjoy photographing them with their dates, classmates, study and commuter groups. They’re a great group of kids! To see more and to order prints, follow this link (profits will benefit the school’s Annual Fund).
Last weekend Aurore and Luke celebrated their first wedding anniversary with their wonderful nine-month-old son with a family portrait where they were married — on the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vt. What a treat! Follow this link to see more and to order prints in the Galleries section of my web site.
As the Upper Valley’s Town Meetings begin this week, I did my first video (yikes!) and portraits of a few elected officials for the Valley News and asked why they felt public service was important. Web editor Maggie Cassidy’s editing skills made the video shine!
From top, Euclid Farnham, Tunbridge’s moderator for 35 years; Kelly McConnell, Hanover school board member for two years; Mary O’Brien, on the Hartland selectboard for 14 years; Marianne A. Blake, elected as Windsor’s Lister/Assessor for 25 years; Jeff Peavey, Lebanon school board member for 14 years; Phil Carter, Canaan cemetery trustee for 10 years.
The other day Christine and Curtis invited me into their home to do a family portrait with their daughter Eve. Their extended families live out of the area and want to be kept up-to-date. I’m happy to oblige! Follow this link to see more in the Galleries section of my web site.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Keri asked me to come by their Hanover, N.H., home to do photos of her family visiting from California. The light rain didn’t keep us inside! Follow this link to see more in the Galleries section of my web site and to order prints.
Last weekend we were planning to do senior and family portraits of Tenzing and his parents outdoors but we missed the beautiful weather by a day. Instead we made the best of it inside at Dartmouth College’s beautiful Black Family Visual Arts Center! Follow this link to see more and to order prints in the Galleries section of my web site.
The other day I met Angela and her daughters to do portraits as a gift for her husband’s 50th birthday. We found shelter from the cold wind at the Enfield Shaker Museum, a beautiful location! Follow this link to see more and to order prints in the Galleries section of my web site.
Last week Cara and Dean invited me back to photograph their growing family in Barnard, Vt. It’s my third visit for family portraits over the years — I also photographed their wedding in 2008. It’s a treat to be a part of their lives! Follow this link to see more photos and to buy prints in the Galleries section of my web site.