senior portraits

Photography with Friends

Last week three of my photographic soulmates joined 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.
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.
Gavin has a love of botany and being outdoors. Here he identifies a frog from our pond.

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Hana contemplating the world. A natural light portrait in one of our barns.
Hana contemplating the world. A natural light portrait in one of our barns.

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One of Leslie's blouses that I snagged for Hana to wear. You probably noticed that we had to roll up the sleeves.
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.
Liam at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire.
Vermonters may recognize Liam as the Tinman in this year's Circus Smirkus rendition of The Wizard of Oz.
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.
Yes, he really balanced the phlox on his nose.
Liam in a rare moment not balancing, juggling, or walking on his hands.
Liam in a rare moment not balancing, juggling, or walking on his hands.
Some of you will 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 light in the early evening.
Beautiful early evening light.
This is my favorite image of Julia. The hem of the dress creates a little smile.
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. . . .
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. . . .

 

Vintage Tea Dresses

Vivian and Paige model vintage tea dresses in a Door County, Wisconsin cherry orchard.
Vivian and Paige model vintage tea dresses in a Door County, Wisconsin cherry orchard, for a photo shoot we were doing to promote the Noble House Museum’s upcoming fund raiser.
Paige in the early evening backlight.
Paige in the early evening back light.

Door County Wedding Photographer

    Door County Wedding Photographer
Vivian is almost glowing in the beautiful light!

Door County Wedding Photographer

Door County Wedding Photographer

Door County Wedding Photographer

Door County Wedding Photographer

Door County Wedding Photographer

One of Leslie's plastic lens images.
Leslie shoots with a plastic lens, which has its own vintage look.

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We asked Paige and Vivian not to smile during most of the shoot, because we were going for vintage images. But they both had wonderful smiles!
We asked Paige and Vivian not to smile during most of the shoot, because we were going for vintage images. But they both had wonderful smiles!

Door County Wedding Photographer

Door County Wedding Photographer
This rustic boat at Leslie’s sister’s Fish Creek home was a perfect prop. It’s not seaworthy, but it sure is photogenic!

Door County Wedding Photographer

Door County Wedding Photographer

These images were made in the historic Noble House in Fish Creek, Wisconsin.
These indoor images were made in the historic Noble House in Fish Creek, Wisconsin.
If you're in Door County the weekend of June 28 and 29, you can see Paige, Vivian, and others modeling these beautiful vintage tea dresses.
If you’re in Door County the weekend of June 28 and 29, you can see these beautiful vintage tea dresses during the fashion show.
Special thanks to Viv and Paige for braving the cool Wisconsin weather in order to get these images!
Special thanks to Viv and Paige for braving the cool Wisconsin weather in order to get these images!