Vermont

Green Mountain Artisans Film Premiere

My new half hour film, “Frog Hollow Green Mountain Artisans”, will premiere at the Frog Hollow Gallery in Burlington on Saturday, March 5th. All are invited to join from 5pm to 8pm, with the first screening at 6pm.

GreenMountainArtisans_900px The four featured artists will be there with their work on display in the gallery.

Come and enjoy good company, snacks and a cash bar!

All happening at the Frog Hollow Gallery at 85 Church St. in Burlington

Check out the trailer:

https://vimeo.com/152989538

More info at the Frog Hollow Website

 

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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Spring is (Almost) Here!

My image of apple blossoms at Shelburne Orchards is featured on the Spring 2015 cover of Best of Burlington Magazine. bob_sportstyle_blog_01

I also photographed the South Burlington clothing store SportStyle for a feature article. The store is bright and colorful and a fun place to shop. I asked my friend and model Helen McCabe to help show off the SportStyle look. Pick up a copy of the magazine to see more!

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Aristelle - Best of Burlington Summer 2014

I had the opportunity to shoot a story for Best of Burlington Magazine about Aristelle - a lovely lingerie store on Church St.  Take a look and check out this sweet boutique! I really enjoyed crafting a black & white image that evokes the timeless beauty of the feminine form.

I also have a portrait of the owner, Andrea, on my website in the portraits section.

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Edible Green Mountains - Winter 2014

I created photographs for two articles in the Winter issue of Edible Green Mountains. The interesting and adventurous Urban Moonshine company in Burlington, maker of organic bitters & tonics, as well the equally compelling Dunc's Mill Rum in Barton, Vermont.

I really enjoyed meeting the masterminds behind both of these Vermont entrepreneurial endeavors, Jovial King and Duncan Holaday.

I love the flavors of the Maple and Joy Tonic bitters, (and their use as a digestif or in a cocktail) and Dunc's delicious Maple Rum.

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Vermont Fall Foliage

nsp_131012_fall_blog_01 My husband Dave, our chocolate lab Rosalita and I did some touring recently to find beautiful fall colors. Once again, Vermont did not disappoint! I find myself getting really enamored of the light coming through the leaves, and the yellows this year were amazing. A delight to experience the bright and vibrant colors.

Here's a gallery of a few more photos. We walked up to Silver Lake in Salisbury, and on our way down we came upon a newly married couple. They took their vows on Lennie's Lookout trail, up at the lake. They asked me to shoot a few photos of their group, and were happy to discover it was not my " first wedding"!   I asked Nicole and Jeff to shed their backpacks and walk out into the sunshine at the bottom of the trail. They were lovely!

 

October Getaway in Stowe, Vermont

Rhode Island Monthly’s October Getaways issue features Stowe, Vermont with several of my photographs. Here are some great suggestions for your fall foliage travel plans. rim_oct2013_cover_500px

The cover is a collage, featuring two of mine: the girl in the red tee-shirt at Shaw’s General Store in Stowe, and Chef Eric Warnstedt of Hen of the Wood.

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Shaw’s General Store and Kristen Piper with some Vermont products.

nsp_130822_004_hen_webChef Eric Warnstedt and Hen of the Woods’ fare: Cheeseplate: Jasper Hill “Bayley Hazen Blue” (cow), Sage Farm Dairy “Sterling”( Goat), Woodcock Farm “Summer Snow” (sheep); Fresh Tracks Farm Rabbit leg and loin, heirlooms beans, buttered parsnips, blackberries and blackberry puree; Goat’s milk dumplings, Pete’s Greens cipollini, locally foraged chanterelle, Jericho Settler’s Farm cherry tomatoes, Pete’s arugula, preserved tomatoes; and fresh farm radishes and local butter.nsp_stowe_vt_2013_02_web

Ice-cream aficionados at Ben and Jerry’s, Michaela Meehan enjoying tortilla chips and salsa, and a fresh margarita at Frida’s Taqueira.

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Chef Michael Kloeti of Michael’s on the Hill, and his Herb Butter Poached Maine Lobster with Crispy Polenta, Baby Spinach & Truffle

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The Stowe Rec path, paddling on the pond behind Umiak Outfitters, and Mary Regele, a yoga instructor at Topnotch.

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Burlington's Intervale Farms

I photographed at the Intervale Community Farm in Burlington last week when it was 96 degrees.  They were picking  green salad bowl lettuce, a baby lettuce variety, and weeding squash. Despite the high heat and humidity, the farmers, interns and volunteers were working determinedly and with good spirit!

 

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Kim Ward and crew pick baby lettuce: Glenna and Rod Copeland, Katie Richards and Warren Lee

Farm Manager Andy Jones

Katie Horner, an intern with the UVM Farmer Training program, and Alex Dugas, volunteer

Erik Rehman weeding squash

Emily Irwin, and Erik Rehman both work for ICF

Graham Waugh, a native of New Brunswick,Canada, and part of the UVM Farmer Training program

Assistant Farm Manager Becky Maden plowing the fields

Yael Rhodes and Chris Hessey making bouquets at the nearby Stray Cat Flower Farm

Below: The field's bounty today, during the CSA pick-up: tomatoes, zucchini and baby lettuces

Member Robyn Schenck picking her own flowers

Weighing a lettuce share

Nina DeLeone Mazuzan is really happy about the new tomatoes!

 

 

 

Boston Globe Sunday Magazine Farm To Table Feature

The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine "Food Issue" features my photos of an Outstanding In The Field dinner I photographed last September at Pete's Greens in Crafstbury, VT.  The chef was Eric Warnstedt of Hen of the Wood restaurant in Waterbury. We were in a lovely field of  buckwheat  dining on  locally sourced produce, meats, wine and spirits.

Check out more photos in my blogpost from September.

Ecco Clothing for Best of Burlington

My photographs are featured in the spring issue of Best of Burlington magazine in a story on the Ecco Clothing store.  Ecco is celebrating 20 years in business in downtown Burlington!  The store is wonderfully full of color and light and hip fashion. I had fun photographing  owner Lara Heath Allen, manager Marissa Stokes, and sales associate Shelby Gillespie modeling their store's spring designs.  Check out the full story here.

 

Stone Leaf Teahouse

I took part in the Winter Tea Tasting at Stone Leaf Teahouse in Middlebury recently.

They have an exceptional variety of tea from Taiwan, India, Japan and China.

One of the owners, John, took us through a tasting of Oolongs from Taiwan and a black tea from Nepal. John has a wealth of knowledge not only in the varieties, but the ritual of tea.

I am a fan of green tea and black tea, but the Oolong variety holds another world of taste!

Enjoying one of these exotic brews is a great way to warm up a cold Vermont winter's day!

 

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!

Outstanding in the Field Dinner

I photographed a farm dinner at Pete's Greens in Craftsbury recently.  This was an Outstanding in the Field dinner - they are a wonderful group from Santa Cruz, California who organize al fresco events across the United States showcasing local farms, chefs and foods.  I was there to capture the set-up and preparation, and enjoyed the camaraderie and festive atmosphere of a great dinner prepared by chef Eric Warnstedt and others from Hen of the Wood, in Waterbury.  Fine dining in a field of buckwheat on a beautiful evening in Vermont!