Alex & Justin

It was a pleasure to be part of Alex and Justin’s recent wedding celebration in Lebanon, N.H. In August, they were married in a small ceremony with immediate family. Friends and extended family then got together to celebrate amongst the fall foliage on a beautiful farm! Follow this link to see more on my Facebook page and click here to see even more (and to order prints and downloads) in the Galleries section of my website.

Catching Up

While I’m in the office the majority of my time at the Valley News, I do get the opportunity to use my camera occasionally. Here are a few of my favorites from the past few months:

From left, Air Force veteran Henry Dessert, of Lebanon, N.H., Army veteran Kate Van Arman, of Thetford Center, Vt., and Marine veteran Ted Occhi, of Canaan, N.H., visit before the start of the annual Memorial Day parade hosted by American Legion Post 22 in Lebanon. Dessert served from 1948-54, Van Arman from 1995-2016 and Occhio from 1953-55.

Woodstock’s girls hockey team celebrates their 5-1 VPA Division II state championship win over Hartford in Burlington, Vt., in March. The number-one-seeded team ended the season 22-1-0, with their lone loss to Hartford towards the end of the regular season.

Ashley Jones, of Stamford, Conn., gets a congratulatory elbow-bump from Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon after receiving her Master of Business Administration degree during the school’s commencement in Hanover, N.H., in June. Hanlon has announced he will step down as president in June 2023.

The ingredients for Marshmallow Melt – chamomile, rose and marshmallow root – are ready to be used in a steam blend for a customer at Flourish Beauty Bar in White River Junction, Vt. The Steam Bar is a way for customers to compare products on their skin.

Natalie Hill, 13, of Greensboro, Vt., grooms Daisey, her Jersey spring yearling before the start of the two-day State 4-H Dairy Show at the fairgrounds in Tunbridge, Vt., in August. In her fourth year involved with 4-H, Hill was amongst 50 competitors who qualified for the event by winning on the county level.

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A Treat

It’s always a treat to visit Cara, Dean and their family in Barnard, Vt. I photographed their wedding in 2008 and have returned to photograph their growing family over the years. It’s a joy to be with them! Follow this link to see more (and to order prints and downloads) in the Galleries section of my website.


Out and About

Lately, I’ve been given more newsroom responsibilities but I still enjoy getting out and about with my camera for the Valley News. Here are a few of my favorites over the past few months.

Alice Craft, of Vershire, Vt., rehearses her part in “St. George and the Dragon” at Coburn Park in Lebanon, N.H. It is a performance before “Lighted Candles in the Winter Trees,” a collaboration between Revels North and No Strings Marionette Company.

Leena DeFoe, 13 months, reacts to being spun in the water by her mother Amanda Socha, of Canaan, N.H., during a Parent and Me swim lesson at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction, Vt. Socha has been enjoying lessons at the pool. “This has been awesome for us,” she said.

Regulators pitcher Todd Tewksbury flies out in a game against the Misfits in a Men’s Mountain League slowpitch softball game at the Tunbridge Rec Field in Tunbridge, Vt.

Actor Noor Taher, of Hanover, N.H., speaks about his love of the Tickle Me Elmo gift he received at a birthday party during the rehearsal of “The Elmae,” part of the six-act satire “Loose Canon” performed at ArtisTree’s Grange Theater in Pomfret, Vt. The comedies satirize American consumerism in the style of canonical playwrights.

White River Valley’s Brayden Russ bicycle kicks a shot on goal that sails over Rivendell defender Jameson Gilbert but is caught by keeper Carter Bacon in the second half of their playoff game in Orford, N.H. Russ briefly left the game after landing on his back and getting the wind knocked out of himself.

Stickers on the gym floor at the Hanover Senior Center in Hanover, N.H., encourage social distancing, including for a line dancing class where all participants are masked as well.

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