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Real Vermont Weddings & MORE!

Prime Time! My first wedding!!!

I just photographed my first all Prime wedding! I am referring to using prime lenses, instead of zoom lenses. Prime lenses have no zoom, so there are no compromises. They only do one thing, and do it well! In the past I carried a few prime lenses with me to each wedding, but they mostly stayed in the bag. I brought them out occasionally, but mostly used my Nikon zoom lenses. Not anymore! The reason photographers loves zoom lenses is because they are convenient. But prime lenses are better! I used 3 cameras, each with a different lens. I used a 35mm wide-angle lens, 50mm normal lens, and a 135mm telephoto lens. Plus a 20mm super-wide. The optical quality of these lenses is vastly superior to zoom. Not only are they sharper, but they also have better skin rendering-so soft and beautiful. They are also much better in low light, and offer up very romantic and dreamy backgrounds. Since they are so good when the lights go down, we don’t need to use flash as much. I always prefer natural light!

Emily and Zach – Our Love Story at Sleepy Hollow Inn in Huntington, Vermont!

Zach and I met in middle school but didn’t really know each other until some of our friends started dating. We would always hang out with them so we became better friends. We “officially ” started dating during Junior year of high school. We went to all of our high school winter balls and proms together. Since we were friends first, we don’t really remember our official first date but we think it might have been to the grocery store.

Laura and Tom – Our Love Story at the Barn At Smugglers Notch in Jeffersonville, Vermont!

Tom and I met at college! We both attended Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and met through marching band. Tom played baritone saxophone and I played trumpet. Our first real time meeting each other was when we were both running a little late to practice and chatted on the way.

Our first date was in New York City while we were on winter break during our first year of college. Tom came to visit me (I grew up in New Jersey and Tom is from upstate New York) and we decided to go into the city for a day. We saw “Anything Goes” on Broadway, Rockefeller Christmas Tree, and went to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, among many other things!

We got married on May 11 at the Barn at Smugglers Notch in Jeffersonville, Vermont. What a great vista and venue for a Vermont wedding!

Maggie and Jonathan

It is album time! My wife and I had the pleasure of photographing Maggie and Jonathan’s wedding last October 6th! It took place on a fairly gloomy day at Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont. Fortunately the rain help off just long enough to get the ceremony done, and a bit of the cocktail hour. Below is the album that I designed for the happy couple. Today I will order the album from Italy. It comes from Graphistudio. They selected the amazing silver Metallic cover that has their favorite image etched into the surface. So classic!