Congratulations Matt and Tara

Rain or no rain, the afternoon went amazing. 

How can you not love these guys?

The ceremony was great, the wedding party (no surprise) rocked, The Alerin Barn was a great host and the bride and groom clearly enjoyed every minute—and that's the point!

Special thanks to Matt and Tara, as well as their wonderful families and friends. Also, thanks to Jenni Maroney of Jenni Maroney Photography, Colorado, for her help throughout the event and her brilliant idea of creating a photobooth for the reception. Can't wait to see those pictures!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Longley!

Busy Photo Day Ahead

Crazy day is ahead for me.

First up, an afternoon wedding for friends Tara and Matt. I did their engagement shoot last year, and it was great fun. I don't generally do weddings, as I've previously noted, but I make exceptions, and this was an easy one to make. We're certainly hoping for the weather to hold off so they can do the ceremony outside and we can shoot all the good stuff outside, because it's being held at a gorgeous spot in St. Johnsbury, Vt., called the Alerin Barn

Then, once I'm finished up with the madness of an assuredly rowdy reception in the evening, I'm headed north to shoot and volunteer all night at the Relay For Life Northeast Kingdom at North Country Union High School in Newport, Vt. Definitely look for pictures of that in the coming weeks.

Wish me luck!

Photos of the Day - 12/31/09 - A Year in Pictures

It's been a photographic year, indeed. Families, seniors, weddings, trips to Italy and Germany, magazine covers and the everyday click of the shutter. Without a doubt, I've seen most of 2009 through glass—in the best possible way.

I hope your 2009 was excellent, and here's to an even better 2010. Keep your lens clean and your eyes open.


Tails from an Aspiring Photography Business

Things are going pretty darned well, so I can't complain. Today, though, was one of those days where you wish you didn't have a "day job" that isn't photography. Because of a day of relaxation that included 36 holes of golf, I feel like punching bag at a well-used gym that's been tied up with copper grounding cable. Sore is an understatement. So, with a brain sidetrack by aches, I walked out of the house without my binder of photography notes, forms and stuff. 

What's that mean? Well, it means that my scheduled lunchtime meeting with a potential wedding client was off, since I'm an hour's drive from home for my "day job" and I didn't have the luxury to run home. On the up side, the client is gracious and forgiving (because she already knows me, thankfully) and agreed to reschedule for tomorrow. Really looking forward to meeting with her tomorrow.

Also had a senior portrait shoot this evening, which I wasn't able to focus on as much as I'd like before hand. I really like to gameplan and walk through different ideas before the camera even comes out. However, it turned out great. Brendan's a great kid, handsome as the devil and super easy going. We shot at four locations, did some clothing changes and whoosh, it's done. Pulling images into Lightroom right now, and early previews look pretty darned good. 

On to tomorrow!