Photography with Friends September 10, 2013portraits, senior portraitssouthern vermont wedding photographer, vermont photographers, vermont wedding photographers, vermont wedding photography, vt photographers, vt wedding photographer, vt wedding photographers, wedding photographer vermont, wedding photographers vermontjeff Last week three of my photographic soul mates joined Leslie and me in Vermont for a wonderful week of image making. We worked with a number of local models including Gavin, pictured here with one of our hens. Gavin has a love of botany and being outdoors. Here he identifies a frog from our pond. Hana contemplating the world. A natural light portrait in one of our barns. One of Leslie’s blouses that I snagged for Hana to wear. You probably noticed that we had to roll up the sleeves. A lot. Liam at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire. Vermonters may recognize Liam as the Tin Man in this year’s Circus Smirkus rendition of The Wizard of Oz. Yes, he really balanced the phlox on his nose. Liam in a rare moment not balancing, juggling, or walking on his hands. You may recognize Ferne from previous blogs and my high school senior portraits website. Ferne and Liam are fellow New England Circus Arts friends, and she joined us for the Saint-Gaudens portrait session. Ferne can walk on her hands too, but I love this image of her standing on her own two feet. We finished up the week with Julia at an abandoned (yet still remarkably sturdy) railroad trestle. Julia loves vintage clothes, and I love vintage images. For you techies, these images were made with a Zeiss 85mm/1.4 lens, probably THE primo portrait lens, and my favorite. Beautiful early evening light. This is my favorite image of Julia. The hem of the dress creates a little smile. It was a rich and fun week! Look for one of Leslie’s images of Julia at the upcoming Insight Photography Auction—it is hauntingly amazing. I’m still trying to decide which image to include in the auction. . . .