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Anne + Tom

Every wedding is beautiful and unique, each in its own way.
Every wedding is beautiful and unique, each in its own way.
Anne and Tom's wedding at the Stephen Huneck Gallery in St. Johnsbury, Vermont was no exception.
Anne and Tom’s wedding at the Stephen Huneck Gallery in St. Johnsbury, Vermont was no exception.
One of the handsome members of the wedding party.
One of the handsome members of the wedding party.
Anne's dog socks are a reflection of her and Tom's love and care for dogs (and all living things).
Anne’s dog socks are a reflection of her and Tom’s love and care for dogs (and all living things).
The processional into the Dog Chapel. All the notes and photos covering the walls are letters to beloved dogs.
The processional into the Dog Chapel. All the notes and photos covering the walls are letters to beloved dogs left by previous visitors.
The officiant is a longtime friend of Tom and Anne's, so he definitely knew how to bring laughter and joy to the celebration.
The officiant was a longtime friend of Tom and Anne’s, so he definitely knew how to bring laughter and joy to the celebration.
Sometimes all of us are better at needing attention than paying attention.
Sometimes all of us are better at needing attention than paying attention.
One of the wedding party members drawn to Anne's obvious happiness.
One of the wedding party members drawn to Anne’s obvious happiness.

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The dogs were so well behaved, as were the other guests.
The dogs were so well behaved, as were the other guests.
Taking a brief break on a warm and sunny spring day.
Taking a brief break on a warm and sunny spring day.

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If you're not familiar with Vermont Artist Stephen Huneck, you probably are with his wonderful illustrations of dogs. Here's a link to the website if you'd like to learn more: http://www.dogmt.com/Dog-Mountain.html
If you’re not familiar with Vermont Artist Stephen Huneck, you probably are with his wonderful illustrations of dogs. If you’d like to learn more, check out their website.
Congratulations Anne and Tom, and thank you for letting me be a part of your amazing wedding day!
Congratulations Anne and Tom, and thank you for letting me be a part of your amazing wedding day!

 

Kalina + Ferne

You’ve met Kalina and Ferne in previous posts. They are good friends, New England Circus Arts grads, and amazing trapeze artists. Kalina needed some new portraits for her portfolio, and Ferne came along as the art director (“Raise your left leg a little and point your toes more.”) and cheerleader. One of our favorite spots for these portrait sessions is the abandoned railroad trestle over the Connecticut River just south of town. I wouldn’t say it was dangerous, but it’s not exactly OSHA approved. The space between the ties gives you a nice view down to the Connecticut River about 30 feet below. And when Kalina and Ferne start scampering around the trestle’s superstructure in their bare feet, I usually get a bit nervous. Their parents love the images, but I’m always glad they aren’t there to see us make them.

The second location for the shoot was the alley by the railroad tracks behind the Twilight Tea Lounge, which has the highest per capita amount of broken glass and graffiti of anywhere in Brattleboro. Still in bare feet, Kalina and Ferne find ways to hang off just about anything.

They love this. They love the railroad trestle, they love the glass littered alley, they love doing their art, and they love doing it together. I’m blessed to be a part of it.

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