Christy and Sadie

Christy and Sadie are in the throws of new love and they are so fun and sexy together that I thought it would be fun to practice some "flow posing" with them this weekend. I had to post some of my faves, because they are so beautiful that I hope it makes every couple want to head down to my studio for a "love" session:

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christy and sadie

christy and sadie

sadie and christy

sadie and christy

sadie and christy

sadie and christy

sadie and christy

sadie and christy

sadie and christy

sadie and christy

Andrew and Malisa

Andrew and Malisa came up from Boston for their E session with an extra family member--their dog Charley (a chocolate lab). We had so much fun incorporating Charley into the romantic portrait session and she (yes, Charley is a "she") even got to do a little window shopping afterwards. I can't wait for Andrew and Malissa's wedding on August 1 down in Manchester. They are so much fun and I can't wait to see what a beautiful bride Malissa will make!

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andrew and malissa

andrew and malissa

andrew and malissa

abdrew and malissa

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andrew and malissa

andrew and malissa

andrew and malissa

andrew and malissa

andrew and malissa

andrew and malissa

andrew and malissa

andrew and malissa

andrew and maissa

 

Girls On The Run

Girls on the Run is a non profit program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. Last Sunday, thousands of young girls participated in the annual 5K fun run/walk at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds. The event, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, included face painting, hair acessories by Goody, warm up activities, medals for all girls at the finish line and music. It was really amazing to see the exspressions on these girls' faces as they finished the race line and received their medals. I loved being there and photographing the day for BCBSVT.

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Yes, you are!

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BCBS mascot "scooter poses with the girls--

 

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Look, there I am in the glasses!!!

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One of the things I loved about the event was how much diversity there was in the kids who participated. So cool!

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Crystal Rock and Cabot Cheese both stepped up with healthy and nourishing foods after the race.

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girls on the run

Governor Jim Douglas gives the girls a pep talk!

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The warm up begins!

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girls on the run

...and the race is on!

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girls on the run

such cool medals!

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The first place finisher was way ahead of the rest as she came to the finish line to retrieve her medal!!

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girls on the run

girls on the run

girls on the run

girls on the run

I loved watching all the parents and coaches celebrate with their kids as they finished the race together. They were all so proud.

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girls on the run

girls on the run

Even this participant got her medal at the end!

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girls on the run

Give-aways included mini size deoderants for the girls to try (hey, it was great to see them take it!)

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Alice and Hunter

Last week, I had scheduled an E session with Alice and Hunter, who's wedding I'll be photographing in September. It was a wet and gloomy weekend and we were all set to do the portrait session in my studio.  But, after a few minutes inside, we saw that the rain stopped, the sky brightened and so we took ourselves outside for some play time along the train tracks. Inside or out, this couple just lit up my camera and after seeing how they photograph, I can't wait for the wedding!

alice and hunter

alice and hunter

alice and hunter

alice and hunter

alice and hunter

alice and hunter

alice and hunter

alice and hunter

lice and hunter

alice and hunter

alice and hunter

alice and hunter

alice and hunter

alice and hunter

alice and hunter

alice and hunter

alice and hunter

alice and hunter

alice and hunter

Denim and Diamonds

The RU12 Queer Community dinner and auction took on a western theme this year, held last Saturday night at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. About 200 attended the annual event and a Rootin' Tootin' good time was had by all.  Vt. Freedom To Marry's Beth Robinson was recognized as the Queer Volunteer of the Year and comedy was provided by Comedy Central comic Sabrina Matthews.

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Vt State Rep David Zuckerman has some fun with the Governor Douglas display.

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 Don Eggert and Shawn Lipenski

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RU12 Executive Director Kara DeLeonardis considers a proposal from our illustrious Governor.

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RU12 board member and Merrill Lynch financial advisor Sue Krajac, right, and Jacquie Dragon.

 

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Holly Rae Taylor (Waste Free Living) and author and cartoonist Alison Bechdel (Dykes To Watch Out For)

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ALyx Lyons

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Sandra Ziegler and Sue Duke

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Alison Bechdel as Dolly!

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Daisy and Jamie (gettin' hitched this fall!) get into the spirit! 

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ru12 dinner

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RU12 execuitve director Kara DeLeonardis

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ru12 dinner

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Leunig's Bistro executive chef/owner Donnell Collins, right, and her partner Amy.

 

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Seven Days' Judy Beaulac and Williston Observer's Sue Duke

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Artist Diane (oops, I dont know her last name but she soes reakky cool stuff!)and Seven Days Photographer Matt Thorsen.

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ru12 dinner

Comic Sabrina Matthews entertained the crowd.

 

Lona and Sarah's E session

This coming October, I'll be photographing Lona and Sarah's wedding at the Inn at Essex. When they first came to me, they were planning for their Civil Union, but with the Freedom to Marry law going into effect on September 1, they get to now plan their W-E-D-D-I-N-G!!! YAY!!! We recently met again for their E session and it was a great time for all of us!

lona and sarah

lona and sarah

lona and sarah

lona and sarah

lona and sarah

lona and sarah

lona and sarah

lona and sarah

lona and sarah

lona and sarah

lna and sarah

lona and sarah

Beth and Scott

Beth and Scott were married on May 23, 2009 at the Mount Mansfield Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Jericho. The reception was held at Mills Riverside Park, under a Vermont Tent, with a stunning view of Mt. Mansfield. It was such a fabulous day and I just love Scott and Beth so much. They have become really good friends of mine over this past year-- I was thrilled to be a part of their wedding day!

And the awesome vendors for this event: Catering by Let's Pretend (Barb Bardin, chief fantasy officer!), music by Vermont Jazz Ensemble, Violin soloists: Peter "Professor Fairbanks" Miller and Sam Lewis, Flowers by A Schoolhouse Garden (Nancy Murray, designer).  

   beth and scott

beth and scott

beth and scott

beth and scott

 

To see all the photos from Beth and Scott's wedding, go to:

http://kpikephoto.photostockplus.com/event_286418

 

Magic Hat Grand Reopening!

This past Saturday, Magic Hat brewery held it's grand RE opening, after doing some major refurbishing at it's South Burlington headquarters. Even in the rain, beer lovers turned out to sample the brew, listen to live music and watch the Amazing "Philomena" (from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus in NY) walk across 57 feet of broken glass to perform the ribbon cutting ceremony:

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Magic Hat founder Alan Newman poses with glass walker "Philomena" from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus.

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Keith Nelson (aka Mr. Pennygaff from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus in NY) swallows the ribbon-cutting scissors before bringing it back to the surface for Philomena to use in Saturday's ceremony. It hurt just to watch him do that!

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magic hat

 

 

SCS Wind Ensemble Concert

What kind of mother would I be if I didnt blog about my son David's Spring wind ensemble concert-- And it was amazing! Their teacher,  David Myers , has molded these 6th, 7th and 8th graders into a fine group of musicians and they totally outdid themselves last Thursday night when they played to a packed gymnasium of parents and friends at Shelburne Community School.

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scs band

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scs band

scs band

 

 

Josh and Amelia

I don't know who I love more--Josh or Baby Amelia! What a beautiful family... Amelia wasnt in a real smiling mood because she had just recently learned how to make raspberry sounds with her lips and that was far more interesting to her than posing for me. Still, we had a good time and Amelia (and Josh) shined in their first official portrait session!

josh and Amelia

josh and amelia

josh and amelia

josh and amelia

josh and amelia

josh and amelia

josh and amelia

josh and amelia

josh and amelia

josh and amelia

josh and amelia

josh and Amelia

Jesse and Lynne's E session

Last week, I met with Jesse and Lynne, who's wedding I am photographing in July. After getting to know one another a little, we head over to Oakledge Park to shoot their engagement portrait session. Talk about chemistry! Jesse and Lynne are so darn cute together, I can already tell that their's will be one of the best weddings of the summer.  

jesse and lynne

jesse and lynne

jesse and lynne

jesse and lynne

jesse and lynne

jesse and lynne

 

jesse and lynne

jesse and lynne

jesse and lynne

jesse and lynne

jesse and lynne

jesse and lynne

jesse and lynne

jesse and lynne

jesse and lynne

jesse and lynne

jesse and lynne

Open House "photo booth" pics

What's a photo studio open house without some fun photos to show after the fact. Here are some of the best of the "photo booth" pics from the party. About 150 people came by to say hello to Jeff and me and see our work..It was a lot of fun, good food and drink, and lots of laughter. AND the winner of the free family portrait sitting: Jackie Dragon. I will look forward to posting photos from her family's photo session sometime soon!

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open house

open house

open house

open house

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open house

open house

open house

open house

open house

Carrie and Michael's family portraits

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of photographing a great family out at Oakledge Park--Carrie and Michael Premsager and their 2 beautiful kids. We had a fun afternoon climbing around the rocks down at the lakefront and the light was just perfect. Carrie is scheduled for a very aggresive cancer surgery in Washington D.C. next week and then she'll be recovering in the hospital for 21 days. Carrie has a cancer called Pseudomyxoma Peritonei.  To learn more about Carrie and her journey for life, please visit: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/carriepremsagar/mystory.  

Carrie is an amazingly brave and beautiful woman.  She and her family are daily in my prayers.

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Queer Prom

About 200 Vermont kids, both Queer and straight, ages 15-22, got their groove on at Contois Auditorium for the annual Queer Prom Saturday night, hosted by OUTRIGHT VERMONT. The night culminated in a "Walk Off" where kis strutted their stuff down the runway. Ultimately, the panel of judges awarded 5 people feather boas and the honor of making up the "COURT" for the evening.

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Vt Queer Prom

Vt Queer Prom

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Vt Queer Prom

 

Vt Queer Prom

Vt Queer Prom

Vermont state GSA conference

 About 100 kids from across the state gathered at Rutland Middle School Saturday for the annual OUTRIGHT VERMONT Gay/Straight alliance conference and Youth Pride March to Rutland City Hall. Both Queer high schoolers and their straight allies joined for a day of learning and sharing and then took to the streets of Rutland, chanting "We're Here, We're Great. We may be Gay, we may be straight!"

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference

VT GSA conference