New England

An Old Fashioned Christmas

I had the opportunity to photograph a Christmas book earlier this year and now it is hitting the shelves of bookstores. The book is called An Old Fashioned Christmas: Sweet Traditions for Hearth and Home and the author, Ellen Stimson, lives in Dorset, Vermont. I photographed her author photo for two previous humorous memoirs, Mud Season and Good Grief! I was excited when she asked me to shoot this book, which is about her family’s Christmas foods and traditions, like special ornaments, cookies, and champagne, plus lots of really yummy savory offerings.

The book is published by Norton and is currently the #1 New Release in Christmas Cooking on Amazon.

Here are a few of the photos appearing in the book.

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Vermont Foliage

It was one of those cool, rainy, gray fall days that make you want to curl up inside and read a book, and yet we ventured out to view the emerging foliage with a day trip to Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Dave, Rosalita and I drove back roads visiting ponds and hilltop lookouts.  We were delighted by the abundant red and orange hues, and white birches that peaked out behind their vibrant maple neighbors.

It was a lovely day with vibrancy and calmness: so quiet and beautiful, so comfortable and energizing.

A perfect day in Vermont to enjoy the colors and smells and light and faint mist, then rain. Our cozy home awaited us, with a beer and snacks and the first fire of the season.

Ah, Fall!