I love any excuse to hang out with Ken, Rachel and their family. This works out well because in between homeschooling meetups, camping trips, and family dinners with them – they also
are addicted to value having family portraits done regularly. Last year Rachel and Ken were expecting their fourth baby, Ken had one more year before he had his PharmD, and they were talking about looking for a house.
Now, the fourth baby is closer to a year than a newborn, Ken earned his degree, and we had their fun family shoot at their farm. It was super overcast and there was as many family members as Rachel could gather, especially grandparents. She realized that although her kids’ grandparents are young and their great-grandparents are quite spry for great-grandparents … you never know. Rachel really wanted pictures of her kids with their grandparents and great grandparents. So often we put off capturing these images and then it’s too late. I’m honored to once again create images for Rachel and Ken and their family – especially those images with grandparents.
It was especially exciting to meet at Ken and Rachel’s new home, take a peak at their pigs and smile at their turkeys that had escaped their coop (again). The kids are bigger and more mature and so obviously loved fiercely by so many wonderful adults.
Thanks again, Ken and Rachel, for some much-appreciated B-Family time! They are already plotting their next photo shoot – I can’t wait! Rachel says she’s addicted … so am I – it’s perfect
As I was going through the pictures from the B Family’s latest shoot and contemplating which images to blog, I couldn’t resist sharing these. As the oldest of four, I remember always having a playmate (even when I didn’t want one!) and leaf fights are more fun than you can shake a stick (or a leaf) at! Rachel and Ken invited their parents and grandparents to be included in their shoot this year and as we made our way from one location on their farm to another, Ken’s mom started a leaf fight with the younger boys … and then backed out of the frame while the kids continued. We captured some sweet moments with a grandmother and her grandchildren in the leaves …. but we also got these fun action shots with big sister Grace showing her brothers how leaves will gently fall when you throw them in the air – and perhaps more importantly – how fun it is to throw leaves at each other!
I love being able to live in the moment with families and catch these spontaneous moments. The plan did not include a leaf fight when we made our way to a giant maple tree. The plan was to sit different combinations of family members under the tree. But who can resist loose leaves in the fall? And while the older three kids were really getting into the spirit of the leaf throwing, Rachel decided Baby J. shouldn’t miss out on the fun – even if he is more apt to stuff leaves into his mouth, rather than toss them with his siblings, he became the centerpiece for the leaf fight – big grin, concentrating on the leaves up to his belly, or looking to his parents to double check that everyone was still safe.
I don’t know if there’s any greater honor than to be invited back in to a family’s life year after year to capture their ever-evolving life. More from their photo shoot will follow – but first this treat of a moment!
The initial contact from someone looking for Brown Eyed Photography wedding services is always exciting. When Holly and Jess’s email came asking about photography for their elopement to Vermont I was so excited. What an honor to be included in someone’s very very small ceremony. Holly and Jess were taking a week-long RV trip through Vermont and starting off their trip with their ceremony. They asked for recommendations on where to get married and in the end decided on Oakledge Park in Burlington.
I’ve lived in the Burlington area but not as a “real” person – just a student at St. Mike’s … so I’d never been to Oakledge. What a fun secret! Or at least to college students There is a small beach, an Earth Clock, and a bike path that connects several rock outcroppings right on to Lake Champlain … and those were just the treasures we found as we meandered around on a beautiful fall day. As anyone knows who has had the pleasure of having a photoshoot with me, at times I find myself explaining the pros and cons of epidurals, the choice of college, the importance of a couple’s relationship over their actual wedding day, etc. I often apologize and hear: “no! keep talking!” so I do. On and on and on. Funny how like-minded people find each other.
It was no different with Holly and Jess – from that first email to the hug and congratulations before leaving them to enjoy the rest of their journey.
Their day was beautiful and the park was quiet. We found a rock – now “their” spot – to say their vows. Oh. And what perfectly honest and heartfelt vows they were. All while sharing their six month old chunk of adorable. Again, what a great honor to be invited to document such a commitment in such a private and beautiful location. Thank you both!
Wow. Wow. Just wow. Danielle and John, both St. Mike’s alum (which we LOVE), we’re enthusiastic about a shoot at St. Mike’s. It was so fun to be back on our old stomping ground, capturing the love of this awesome couple. We’re so so excited about their wedding in June!!
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This high school senior. So.much.fun. Look at her wardrobe, hair, and awesome location choices. How could this shoot have been less than fun?! I was so excited to meet up with Courtney for her shoot. She had specific ideas about where to go, how to pose, when to do a wardrobe switch. It all came together with some beautiful light!
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When a photographer contacts you to ask if you can second-shoot, especially last minute, you do what you can. A Sunday wedding meant it was easier to clear our schedule and join Dennis of Weddings by Dennis Kwan in Lake Placid. I’m so thrilled that I was able to be part of documenting this day. Dennis is super laid back and being from out of town, I don’t think our paths would have crossed otherwise.
And the wedding!
Where to even begin??!
What a beautiful couple who had invited guests from all over the world (mostly New Zealand) in a fabulous location with amazing light. Erin Marzilli, make-up artist, made a gorgeous bride absolutely stunning. The flowers at White Face Lodge were in their late-summer glory. The first look was so beautiful, it was hard not to tear up.
Pictures – you want pictures … enough blabbering away. Enjoy!
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I think Miranda and Eric are one of the nicest, kindest, most thoughtful couples we have ever worked with. Back in August we had the incredible honor of documenting these two generous people vowing to spend their lives together. We can only imagine what good their combined wonderfulness will do in their community. They spent their whole day ensuring that everyone had a drink, a cupcake, a turn golfing …. The natural beauty, incredible St. Francis Xavier Church, relaxed guests – couldn’t have had a more perfect day for this amazing couple. We loved celebrating a promise between two people at such a significant place – the church connected to the school Eric works followed by a fun reception at Catamount Country Club.
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Christine surprised Eamon with a gift certificate for an engagement-esque shoot with Brown Eyed Photography last Christmas. Eamon surprised Christine with an engagement ring. Christine and Eamon asked to do two short shoots so they could have a summer season shoot and a winter season shoot – so they’ll be back! I can’t wait. Such a fun couple to hang out with and create images with!
Tosha and Stevie planned a farm wedding at Stevie’s parents, the third for this family. After Sarah and Jon’s beautiful farm wedding last year at Stevie (and Sarah’s) parents, we were excited for a repeat. Add Tosha’s eye for detail, several of the same characters, and a beautiful day and you get stunning, breath-taking, gorgeous wedding. It’s a no-fail cocktail! We loved seeing Tosha and Stevie’s spin on a beautiful location. So excited to share these Vermont farm wedding pictures!!
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