Sunrise in the Greens

Camel’s Hump and Mad River Glen’s historic Single Chair stand tall above an undercast sky during recent sunrise over Vermont’s Green Mountains. The photo was captured a few days before Christmas, at the beginning of a three week cycle of very snowy and wintry weather.

Camera Info: Canon 7D, 110mm, ISO 160, 1/400, f18;

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Winter Wedding, Full Moon at the Round Barn Farm

We photograph one or two weddings each year at the historic Round Barn Farm Inn in Waitsfield, Vermont. It’s a beautiful and top-notch venue, and it’s always a pleasure for us to work with the Round Barn’s friendly and hard-working staff. Sarah and John’s recent wedding coincided with a rising full moon, which by 8pm cast a subtle blue hue on the barn and the world surrounding it. Sarah and John, along with some of their friends and family, wandered out to enjoy the moonlight and stars. It wasn’t long though before they were chased by the chilly winter air back to the warm and cozy environment inside the barn. – Brian


Photo of the Month – March: Arctic Lava

We call this image “Arctic Lava”. It was early May few years back, and the midnight sun was hovering above a 5000 yr old lava flow in western Iceland, less than one hundred miles from the Arctic Circle. We were in the region working in partnership with Iceland Tourism, exploring opportunities for backcountry skiing and adventure tourism, while investigating the development of a future national park on the Hornstrandir Peninsula – a place that could some day become Iceland and Europe’s largest protected wild area.

Camera Info: Canon 5D, 200mm, ISO 160, 1/125, f5.6

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New Wedding Portfolio to Share

We’re in the very early planning and research stages of a long-overdue website upgrade. (With some luck, we’ll have a beautiful new website to share in the fall of 2012!) In the meanwhile, we’ve been sifting through the hundreds of thousands of photos we’ve captured in recent years, and building out an image library that we (and our clients) can tap for an increasing array of projects. On the wedding front, we’ve put together a new wedding portfolio to share, which can be viewed as a simple online slideshow. You can access this through the Weddings page on our main website,, or through this direct link here.

Thanks and enjoy the photos.
-Brian and Emily


Photo of the Month – December: Morning Snow

Overnight snow, humid air and a touch of morning light helped to illuminate this ordinary Vermont mountainside.

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Camera Info: Canon 5D, 160mm, ISO 200, 1/400, f4.0

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Photo of the Month – September: Loving Carrots

Two colorful Atomic Red carrots grow together in our organic and pesticide-free vegetable garden at home.

This image is available as a fine-art photographic print, entitled “Loving Carrots”, in a variety of sizes and formats. Please contact us or take a look at our Print Pricing page, for more info. Thanks!

Camera Info: Canon 5D, 90mm, ISO 400, 1/320, f5.6

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*Free* Summer Photo Workshop at Stowe – Sat 8/27

Later this month, we’ll be leading a half-day photo workshop on Vermont’s Mt. Mansfield, as part of a series of summer events offered by Spruce Peak at Stowe. The event is free of charge, and spaces are limited. Please contact us ASAP to register or for more info.

Summer Photography Workshop w/ Spruce Peak at Stowe
Saturday, Aug 27, 2011
8a – 12pm @ Mt. Mansfield Toll Road Conference Center
**Registration required**

Hosted by Spruce Peak at Stowe, and led by the two of us, this workshop is designed to make you a better outdoor, landscape and action photographer. We will spend the morning at two different locations along the Mt. Mansfield Toll Road, while seeking out a good variety of subjects and locations. We’ll cover the basics of exposure, the creative use of light, as well as action, landscape, portrait and close-up/macro techniques…and more.

Workshop Schedule:
8am – Meet and greet at Toll House Conference Center. Indoor slide show and overview of camera basics, composition techniques, exposure and more.

9am – Journey (by vehicle) up Toll Road to a scenic location on Mt. Mansfield, where we’ll spend a couple of hours photographing the varied landscape of the mountain (i.e. views, flowers, clouds, details) and practicing a few tricks of the trade.

11am – Return to Toll House Conference Center for continued discussion. We’ll review some of the photos we captured on the mountain, as well as others from our archives that relate to the discussion. Final Q&A.

We look forward to seeing some of you there!

– Brian and Emily

Photo of the Month – June: Our Beautiful Ocean

We captured this image along the New England coast during the distant passage of Hurricane Igor last September 2010. It features a ten-foot ground swell breaking on an inshore sand bar against a moderate offshore wind. We had been in the water surfing these beautiful waves for a couple of hours under mostly cloudy skies, and when a gap in the clouds allowed a few rays of morning sun pass through, we headed to shore to refuel, rehydrate…and grab a few quick photographs.

This image, entitled, “Outside Break”, is a recent addition to our growing collection of fine-art photographs. It’s available as a limited-edition, large-format print on canvas, and as a traditional photographic print – either matted or framed. Head to the Print Pricing page of our website to view pricing and ordering information. Thanks!

Camera Info: Canon 5D, 300mm, ISO 200, 1/1000, f9.0

Our BIG prints @ 21st Annual Round Barn Photo Show

Through September 6, 2010, several of our photographs will be on display at the 21st Annual Photography Exhibit at the Round Barn in Waitsfield, Vermont – part of the Mad River Valley’s 2010 Vermont Festival of the Arts.

Last year, one of our large-format canvas photographs (see skiing image in second photo below) was awarded by the jury a spot in the popular Art in the Round Barn show, which follows in September.

Stop by the Round Barn in Waitsfield, VT sometime before Sept 6 to take a peek at our canvas and framed prints, as well as the work of dozens of other photographers from our region. For more info about our fine-art prints and print pricing, please visit this link on our website.

The first image below features two of the prints we are showing at the Round Barn this year, which is in the old milking parlour (lower level) at the Round Barn.

-Brian and Emily

Working with the Green Mountain Club

Since 2005, we’ve been supporting the great work of the Green Mountain Club (GMC) – the primary steward of Vermont’s 200+ mile Long Trail hiking trail – by collaborating on an annual slideshow event in our local communities (through the GMC’s Annual James P. Taylor Series) and by providing the GMC with discounted access to our growing library of photographs.  Recently, the GMC published a new book in celebration of the GMC’s 100th birthday, entitled, A Century in the Mountains, which features several large scale reproductions of images we’ve captured along the Long Trail.  And on the cover of this summer’s Long Trail News, the GMC published an image captured by Emily when hiking last summer in southern Vermont’s new Glastenbury Wildnerness Area (above). Starting this summer, too, several of our fine-art photographs (matted and framed) will be on display at the GMC’s headquarters along Rt. 100 in Waterbury Center, VT. Proceeds from the sale of these prints will also be donated to the GMC.

You can support the great work of the GMC by coming out to our slideshows or considering the purchase of our fine-art photography, but most importantly, by becoming a member of the GMC, by volunteering some time, or by offering a gift to the GMC. GMC Membership has lots of nice benefits, whether you live in Vermont and use the Long Trail, or not. Please help the GMC reach its goal in its 100th year for 10,000 members, and consider joining or giving the gift of membership (upcoming birthday, wedding?) to one of Vermont’s greatest organizations.


-Brian and Emily