Vermont with the wide angle lens

On the trail, Quechee, Vermont

Marshland Inn at Qeuchee, Vermont

 These portraits were taken with a 16-35mm wide angle lens. It’s not a piece of glass that I use very often in portrait work as I’ll always opt for other lenses first. In mid December we went up to Vermont and in an attempt to make friends with my 16-35mm I left all my other lenses at home. It turned very cold whilst we were there and mindful of not subjecting the kids to too much of the camera the shoot time was short. Here’s a couple from then.

A New Year and New Blogging

Holly berries in snow

snow on plant
Red rose
Christmas cracker

Girl at computer Christmas Eve looking for Santa on NORAD

Christmas carols

We’re changing our blog a little this year. We have decided to do more personal and artistic photography in 2011 and plan to share some of this in our blog. In addition selections from baby, child and family sessions will be shown in themed groupings so they’ll no longer be a continual stream of individual session images.

So I’m kicking off the new year with a few from over Christmas. Having booked studio sessions right up to the day before Christmas Eve I  traded the camera with the fancy lenses for the one on the phone (ashamed to admit this) over the holiday season. However I did pick up my main camera on Christmas Eve. I love the holidays. For us here it’s all about the kids, cooking, and carols. I love deep reds and always deck my table out with gold, red and green on Xmas Eve. The portrait of my daughter was taken whilst she was tracking Santa on the computer. (When Santa gets to Argentina on the NORAD map we know it’s time to get ready for bed!) Our kids also surprised us with a carol concert.  I also included a couple of images from the garden before we were completely buried in the white stuff!