married at the Middlebury Inn

Middlebury Inn Vermont wedding

What an incredible day. A crisp autumn afternoon quickly transformed into a downpour forcing the outdoor garden ceremony inside, portraits on the grounds moved to the covered porch and the cocktail hour became a cozy gathering at the Middlebury Inn bar. But, the weather didn’t dampen the couple’s spirits. These two brought a warmth and […]

five years

Brighton State Park Vermont camping

I love this man. I’d say it’s as simple as that – but it’s not. Five years of marriage is a sweet reward after 13 years of being together, growing and adapting as a couple. We’re just a couple of kids, but we’ve spent nearly half our lives together. Wild. He puts up with my […]

married: Abigail and Jim at Mass Horticultural Society at Elm Bank

Wellesley Horticultural Elm Bank

These two dodged an intense series of thunderstorms and pulled off a truly beautiful wedding at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank in Wellesley, Mass. With the storms came the humidity and though we skipped the rain drops, we all felt the heat. Go figure – since this was a fall wedding in New […]

CVOEO: A hand up, not a hand out

CVOEO Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity

I had feared that by leaving a daily newspaper I would miss opportunities to tell stories about my community. Just the opposite. An unexpected silver lining developed into a new avenue for my freelance video storytelling: nonprofits. As more and more groups become savvy to video and digital storytelling they crave the kind of documentary […]

married: Marc and Megan at Grand Isle Lake House

Grand Isle Lake House wedding

A truly stunning day for Marc and Megan! The three of us met last year for an engagement shoot during a crisp, sunny autumn day at the Audubon Nature Center in Huntington. Our luck for clear and dramatic skies carried through to their gorgeous summer wedding day at the St. Michael’s College chapel and the […]

married: Elsie and Oliver at Kingsland Bay State Park

Kingsland Bay State Park Vermont wedding

I kicked off wedding season with a true highlight: Elsie and Oliver’s wedding at Kingsland Bay State Park! The three of us have several ties and I was honored to get the call to be their for them on their wedding day. Oliver is a phenomenal photographer and Elsie runs her wonderful family-owned newspaper company […]

Farewell Freep!

Austin Danforth Burlington Free Press

I think I’ve written this a thousand times in my head but never put it to paper. So many photojournalists have written about their departure from newspapers and have written more eloquently than I’m able to muster. To be honest, I’m leaving for many of those same reasons, but the way I got to this […]

The Edward R. Murrow Award

Marathon curbside cheer party

Today was a great day. Well, actually, Friday was pretty fantastic. My editor called me in a panic asking where I was and to call the Executive Editor immediately. Where’s the fire [literally]? My editor’s panic was actually excitement: I had won the 2014 regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence. The weekend went […]

where have I been?

Robert De Cormier

To be honest, I have to read the newspaper to remember where I’ve been.  My family keeps track of my comings and goings by flipping through the pages of the Burlington Free Press.  The daily chaos and constant shuttle between stories is something I’m used to, but lately my memory has had a hard time […]

The Visual Year

Vermont author Julia Alvarez

It’s been quite a year.  Spent the first quarter traveling the country non-stop for an intensive video teaching series that I developed alongside fellow photojournalists from various Gannett newsrooms.  Really long days and nights turned into blissfully exhausting and productive weeks on the road airport and away from home.  I promised myself all of that […]