on the side streets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodstock, Vermont

 

Roger, originally from Brooklyn, NY, was stranded in Woodstock when his car broke down fifty years ago. He never left.

Roger lives with his dog, Pepe

and is one mean pickleball player.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talia ~ Hamlen Woods

spring bouquet

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windblown

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white flower crown

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I recently had the opportunity to take part in a stylized fashion shoot along with the very talented photographer, Carol MacGregor of Happy Gatherings Photography. While I’m not really interested in formal portrait work, the idea of a casual shoot in the woods on a beautiful day was something I couldn’t resist. And to be able to learn from Carol, there was no way I would pass this up! I discovered that this type of shoot is not unlike still life photography..choosing a theme, gathering props, finding just the right spot with beautiful light. We worked together, posting ideas on a shared Pinterest board and took it from there. The theme we came up with was “woodsy, dreamy, flower child”. ¬†How lucky we were to find the perfect model in my niece, Talia…lovely and sweet and a real trooper as we shot her for over two hours that day! It certainly makes a difference when you love the model you are capturing. I have so much yet to learn, I’m very grateful to have Carol as a mentor and I look forward to working with her again.

The beautiful floral crowns were made by Petal Pushers Floral Studio
Vintage dress from Still Life Home Consignment

And please hop on over to Happy Gatherings Photography to view all of ¬†Carol’s gorgeous professional images..you will be blown away!