B. Farnum Photography: Blog https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog en-us (C) B. Farnum Photography (B. Farnum Photography) Sun, 07 Mar 2021 21:01:00 GMT Sun, 07 Mar 2021 21:01:00 GMT https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u520139905-o636011546-50.jpg B. Farnum Photography: Blog https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog 120 80 How Street Art Can Change America! https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2020/6/how-street-art-can-change-america Last summer in Detroit, I saw this beautiful piece of art. Reinterpreting the text at this point, there is so much more than I thought at first glance..

"Mind of a revolutionary, so clear the lane The finger to the land of the chains WHAT?! The "land of the free?" Whoever told you that is your enemy! Now something must be done About vengeance, a badge and a gun Cause I'll rip the mic, rip the stage, rip the system I was born to Rage Against 'em!" Know Your Enemy: @rageagainstthemachine
 

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Last summer in Detroit, I saw this beautiful piece of art. Reinterpreting the text at this point, there is so much more than I thought at first glance.. "Mind of a revolutionary, so clear the lane The finger to the land of the chains WHAT?! The "land of the free?" Whoever told you that is your enemy! Now something must be done About vengeance, a badge and a gun Cause I'll rip the mic, rip the stage, rip the system I was born to Rage Against 'em!" Know Your Enemy: @rageagainstthemachine . . . . . #mkexplore #shotzdelight #rsa_streetview #vscoportrait #urbanandstreet #gearednomad #uncalculated #urbex #streetshared #weekly_feature #createexploretakeover #shotzdelight #mkexplore #gearednomad #rsa_streetview #puremichigan #puredetroit #motorcityshooters #visitdetroit #detroitlookslikethis #policebrutality #stopthehate #blacklivesmatter #streetart #streetartist

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Creative Photography https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2020/1/creative-photography Staying Creative As A Photographer

Double Exposure PhotographsDouble Exposure Photographs 3 Pieces of Art in Portraits & Dreams Exhibit at the Chaffee Art Center I've decided that I need to start creating photographs and art for myself again. I knew that if I pushed myself I would be able to get the three pieces done I needed to have completed for the portraits and dreams exhibit at the Chaffee Art Center. I really love getting lost in the moments where I get to be creative. It's not often where I seemingly forget what I'm doing and look at the clock to see that I've been lost in a creative state. It's an amazing feeling, it's as if I'm a trance, it's sort of like an out of body experience. I'm sure if I'm the only one who feels or experiences this. 

When I wander around the woods with my camera and tripod, I'm relaxed and focused. Looking for interesting light, how the light bounces and shimmers in the background. The light really is the most important part of the photographs that I create. Moss Glen FallsMoss Glen Falls, in Stowe Vermont. Flat non-dynamic light isn't something I want to photograph. Photographing water, waterfalls is something that I really like to do. I use a neutral density filter which I use to stop down the light if it's really bright, to slow down the shutter speed enough to get the smooth beautiful water, it's almost glass-like. 

I need moments like these to recharge my vision of what I want to create for myself so that I can still create for others. Portrait and Wedding photographs should always be creative instead of the same old, same old. I want to take more risks, create photos that will be everlasting and memorable. I mean if they’re not memorable, they’re just a snapshot and not a photograph. 

Where do you find yourself getting lost in your work?

 

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Quechee Vermont Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2019/12/quechee-vermont-wedding Engagement, Vermont, Photos Vermont Engagement PhotosVermont Engagement Photos Quechee Vermont Wedding Photography

If you’ve ever watched any Disney movie you know that they’re masters of painting a love story. When arriving at the engagement session in Hubbardton, Vermont at the Taconic Mountains Ramble. I knew something magical was about to unfold in front of my camera. I’m not sure how I know this, but I just know that true love has a look. This couple totally and wholly embraces their love for each other, the way their eyes meet each other it’s as if they’re smiling at each other. I know I mentioned it to them during their engagement photos, that I could see their love. It's as if when their eyes meet, they’re smiling back with the connection that is everlasting. 

I’m not sure they believed me at the moment. I find it captivating that someone’s love can be seen by those who’re looking for it. Yes, you might think I’m losing my mind. I think that knowing people and how they behave really makes all the difference. Who said studying psychology wouldn't pay off. It shows that love is seen with a different type of lens, one that shines through the darkness in today's world. Most people don't see or ignore how love surrounds a couple, their eyes and hearts are not open it. Tim & Kelsey beam their love for everyone to see, you can't help but smile and laugh when you're in their presence. 

As we moved around the variety of beautiful areas, my favorites happen up on a hill that showed the beauty that Vermont affords me as a photographer. 

 

Here are some of my favorite engagement photos from their session in Hubbardton, Vermont. 

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The Wedding day is upon us, pulling up to the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms was stunning the white fence that makes a clean line up the driveway, to a beautiful red barn with an adjacent wedding tent attached to the breathtaking historic red barn. The wedding coordinator at the venue was super friendly and inviting, she showed me around since I had never photographed at the venue before. I think this is so hit or miss when you arrive at the venue not knowing how that first initial meeting will go. It was a splendid time, found some great spots for portraits. 

The wedding ceremony started with a bit of humor with a quote from Princess Bride, “Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what brings us togewah today.” This totally sets the mood and tone of the wedding. Adding humor to the love that was in the air, was something that doesn’t always happen. The Bride’s brother delivered a heartfelt service. 
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I always arrive extra early when I'm photographing a wedding at a venue that I haven’t previously been to before. This allows my own creativity to start envisioning what I think will be great spots for photographs of the couple after their wedding ceremony. Having this time to one look around is priceless and affords me time to take more time in crafting portraits of a couple so that they will have wedding photos that become an heirloom that they can pass down. Being that the weather and climate in Vermont can change at a moment's notice, you’ve got to be prepared to make things happen so that lighting can be captivating and set their portraits apart from any previous wedding I’ve photographed. Noticing that it was overcast and I really want to create some sunshine we used an off-camera flash with an orange-colored gel with a diffuser from the folks over at Magmod to create this photograph. 

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As the wedding reception started the guests filed in, many of them admiring the wonderful table decor and floral arrangements by the wonderful folks at New Leaf Organics. The fun really started to pick up when everyone noticed the photo booth tucked in the corner of the tent. Once the first flash fires, everyone takes notice to see what’s going on over there. I love this aspect of the wedding reception, everyone participates from young too old to everything in between.

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I always make a custom layout for each wedding, generally choosing an option that has at least three images so that it can compile an interesting animated gif. The more you move and the bigger the change in the image the funnier the gif generally is. Here are some examples of the photo booth in use. 

 

 

 

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'Owl' you need is love but cupcakes are definitely a hit over at the dessert table. A to Z Cakes made these Sugar succulents & buttercream blooms topping off chocolate raspberry, vanilla, Vermont maple, pumpkin or apple spice, and cinnamon sugar cupcakes. 

What I've learned from being a professional photographer when I'm in front of the camera I love taking wedding portraits of the couples getting married. I really like taking my time on their big day to make sure that I'm true to my own photography style. I do love taking candid photographs, but I feel as if it's still needed to pose couples to make those special moments between brides and grooms. It is sometimes difficult to gather a large wedding party to get everyone in for photographs, this wedding party was easy to work with, and made sure they were all around for the formal portraits.

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Wedding Vendors who helped make this wedding day, seamless and one to be remembered. 

Makeup: Mad Makeup Artistry 

Floral Arrangements & Bouquets: New Leaf Organics 
 

Wedding Cake & Cupcakes: A to Z Cakes located in Quechee, Vermont

Vermont Wedding Venue: Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm 

 

B. Farnum Photography: Photographing weddings all over Vermont as well as throughout New England. 


 

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(B. Farnum Photography) photographer photography Vermont Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2019/12/quechee-vermont-wedding Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:57:41 GMT
Create More Think Less https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2019/11/create-more-think-less Create More, Think Less. 

Creation is the act of making something that wasn't here the day before. I'm trying to grow and expand my knowledge, learning different types of art and studying the masters will not only help with the composition of my photographs but I will actively think about the background, whether there are distractions that can or should be avoided to make a more pleasing image.  Vermont Engagement PhotographerVermont Engagement PhotographerVermont Engagement Photography Kent Pond in Killington, Vermont.

Capturing a moment still in time is something I try to remember to always be grateful for. No one ever knows the last moment that they'll be able to capture the beauty that nature unveils to us on a daily basis, whether it's a brilliant sunrise, a babies first steps, or father and daughter dance moments such as these are priceless to those who are in those moments as well as the onlookers of the event. Photographing these occasions is something I'm always humbled to be part of, experiencing moments of raw emotion, and what unfolds around you not only takes a keen eye and endurance to keep up with whatever kind of pace the event moves at. 

Looking at the entire scene, room, or landscape from a different perspective or vantage point creates a new way of viewing the usual. Thinking outside of the box, such as climbing a tree to get the perfect shot is something I've done and am willing to do to ensure that your photographs are unequivocally unique to your session. This not only challenges me to be better every time I pick up my camera but keeps my photography fresh. Many times I used to find myself living as if I were a cookie-cutter, stamping out work people loved but it didn't satisfy my need for creating different and beautiful photography.

I don't want to be an automatic photographer, I always use Manual mode so that I'm in total control of the light, light is the only essential element to photography. Without light, there is nothing for depth, contrast, or shaping. We can modify, diffuse, soften, and reflect the light we use to create a stunning portrait. Its light that can create a vision in my mind, recreating what was seen in a dream or in wondering can be that can set me apart from others in my field.

In the photo above, I love to use an off-camera flash to balance the light so that this couple has the same amount of light falling on their faces to make sure that their eyes are in sharp focus. In my opinion, the eyes are the most important part of any portrait, without this light, the eyes seem lifeless.

I want more, I want to be the best, I want success, I'll achieve more, I'll be better every day. I'm grateful for what I've learned and I’m gaining more knowledge all the time. 

Thanks for stopping by, make sure you leave a comment if you have any questions. Look forward to talking with you. Contact Us

B. Farnum Photography 

 

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) photographer photography portraits Vermont Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2019/11/create-more-think-less Sat, 30 Nov 2019 00:15:00 GMT
Vermont Wedding Photographer https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2019/11/vermont-wedding-photographer Wedding Photography Pricing and Packages

Our wedding pricing is listed on our website as a starting point. I love to meet with my couples so that we can go over what they really want to be included in their wedding photography package.

I base the packages on the number of hours of wedding photography coverage. All of my wedding packages include engagement sessions, at no cost to the couples. I find that this really improves the wedding portraits for my couples. It’s the best way to reduce the anxiety on the big day. When you’ve already worked together, it shows in your wedding portraits — we’ve already broken the tension and you look happy and Vermont Bride & Bridal PartyVermont Bride & Bridal PartyKillington Resort Wedding, Killington Vermont.
natural, without a trace of that posed awkwardness you sometimes see in wedding pictures.

If you’re interested in rehearsal dinner coverage, weekend wedding coverage or a state-of-the-art photo booth, we can also talk about all of these. Contact me today to set up a time to talk!

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I’m not looking to recreate your great grandparents stoic wedding photographs, where if anyone moved the photograph would be ruined and unusable. I

 want to create lively and fun wedding photography that you’ll be happy to share with your friends and family.

I use professional grade Canon cameras, and we always pack backup camera bodies just in case something isn’t working the way it should. I would say that I blend many styles into one.

I do not like to be intrusive and always in your face when taking your wedding photographs.

As your wedding day unfolds, I’ll use more of a candid style at the reception and more of a formal wedding style when organizing and sometimes chasing family members and wedding party to get all of the formal photographs you would like.

However, if it’s possible to do the formal family and bridal party photographs before the ceremony we highly suggest this, so we can optimize the timing of your wedding day, focusing on the couple and not the guests and family members. After all it’s your wedding day, and I’m there to capture YOUR day!


Nonetheless, I’ll make sure I get photos with your loved ones, it doesn’t have to be so staged and posed all of time. Candid photos can really show the love in those moments and real emotions that show up in a big way on your big day.

Vermont Photographer Brian Farnum of B. Farnum Photography

Hello and Welcome. I’m Brian Farnum. I am a Vermont photographer based in Shrewsbury, Vermont. After attending college for Psychology, I really found that my true passion in life is photography and art. I love the fine art works of Dali, Van Gogh and Monet. As for my photographic influences, I am moved by the works of Philippe Halsman, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz and Dorothea Lange.

Being raised in Vermont, it has taught me how to work hard to achieve my goals. It’s a pretty close-knit community. You have to always be kind and friendly, and you really can’t judge a book by its cover because you never know where your next job will come from. More doors have been opened for me by someone who had greater influence that I ever thought.

If you happen to need anything for your wedding day, don’t hesitate to ask, I know a lot of wedding vendors. Before I was a photographer, I used to decorate wedding venues for a living many years ago. I’m sure I’d be able to suggest someone to help make your day effortlessly beautiful.

Let’s connect!

Vermont Wedding Photographer

B. Farnum Photography 

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Confessions of a Photographer https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2019/4/confessions-of-a-photographer Flower

I find myself at a crossroads.

I'm going to choose the path that leads into the rainbow.

Being that I'm a gay man, it also brings to light that there should be more acceptance in the world we live in today. A friend recently stated that she didn't want to be tolerated, which stuck with me.

I want to be who I am.

I'm OVER apologizing inside my mind. I always get mistaken for being straight — more times than I'd like to admit. This could also be why I am still single; perhaps it could be that I'm still waiting for my Prince Charming and the Happily Ever After moments that haven't manifested.

It still shocks me to this day that so many members of my community remain in the closet. I was living in fear of judgment, loss of work, or to the point of even being fired. It's not something I go around broadcasting from the top of the Green Mountain, but perhaps I should.

Any number of situations could arise from speaking my truth. I might not get hired for a photography job because I'm a gay man. You might think that this is a limiting belief, that I would potentially hurt my photography business. Nonetheless, I would rather be true to myself.

I have never said this so publicly. I'm GAY!, especially in the professional sense.

I am not sure all of my extended family know; I'm sure they've whispered like all families do or assume without ever asking.

So now you know.

Do you care? Do you still love me?

I think so, I'm the same person, and nothing has changed. Except now you know my truth. You now know what the closest people in my life have known for many years.

Let's face it: Hate is a learned behavior. No one is born into thinking or acting a certain way; everyone is a blank canvas when they're born. It's the conditioning from those surrounding you that shapes your beliefs, ideals, and prejudices.

I have wonderfully supportive parents who are probably the kindest people I've ever met. They have installed values in me that I can never repay. I was raised to be proud, care for others, be generous, work hard, and never let anyone bully me. When you're values are grounded with roots like this, you can only grow in a place of love and understanding. I'm sure without a doubt that my parents are proud of me. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't try to instill these values in those I come in contact with.

When someone is taught that their own feelings are innately wrong, if they're not deemed worthy in the eyes of their loved ones, it is a shame. I've grown into a confident person. I accept everyone, and I know what it feels like to be looked at like there is something wrong with me. I am not normal if everyone's "normal" lives in a world where love isn't the first thought. Then perhaps normal isn't what I ever wanted to be.

Extraordinary sounds more like a descriptor I would like to live up to.

Let's bring love to the forefront.

Love thy neighbor whether they appear to be different from you in gender, religion, race, or social-economic status.

Spread love, kindness, and acceptance.

Please share this; I'm no longer hiding.

You shouldn't either.

B. Farnum Photography is a proud supporter of equality and the LGBTQ community. Love is Love.

 

 

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Central Vermont Headshot Photography https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2019/3/central-vermont-headshot-photography Central Vermont Headshot Photography

What is a headshot, anyway?

Headshots are like your business card to the world of social media and how you present yourself online. Let us help you make your first impression one that help you make first contact on a new business contact, job interview, presentation or a speaking event.  Business Headshot Business Headshot

Not only will doors open in your professional world, but the most important part to realize is that our headshots will represent you in your best light.

I’m certainly going to edit the photographs, but you should know that I’m not going to make you look like someone else. I like to manage your expectations so that you know that you will have an accurate representation of how the world sees you.

I will guide you through outfits, styling and make sure the accessories are all in order. If you would like hair and makeup, no problem. I’ll have that scheduled for you as well. Remember accessories are simply distractions, jewelry can actually date your style far more than your clothing options will. Come from the world of less is more.

If you want to do the headshot at your business location, no problem! We will meet you there. It’s important to make sure that you feel at ease and as comfortable as possible. I could also bring you to an outdoor location so that you have a soft feel if that’s what you’re wanting.

 

Business HeadshotBusiness Headshot On a side note: It’s also nice to be able to use a professional headshot to help you up your online dating profile. Seriously! There are so many horrible first impressions made on dating platforms. Let’s make sure people start swiping right! It’s 2019, if you’re not putting yourself out there in the world then like me your, biggest problem is fighting obscurity. That no one actually knows who you are. Let me help you solve this problem.  

 

B. Farnum Photography | Portrait Photographer Vermont | 

These headshots were take for Rutland Young Professionals sponsored by Heritage Family Credit Union 

Headshots for Rutland Young Professionals Gallery 

 

B. Farnum Photography | 802-770-0047 | brian@bfarnumphotography.com

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What you need to know Ladies, before your senior portrait session. https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2018/8/what-you-need-to-know-ladies-before-your-senior-portrait-session  

 

Beautiful senior portraitsVermont Senior Portrait PhotographerB. Farnum Photography Nervous? 

There's no reason to be anxious about having your photos taken. Yes, we realize that you want to get more likes on Instagram than Selena Gomez. I mean, who doesn't? (Unless you don't, and that's totally fine too.) If it's one thing I know, it's how one's portraits can change one's opinion of themselves. 

For many of you, this is the last formal photo you'll have before you'll have an engagement session or wedding photos on your wedding day. We want to make sure that your portraits show who you are, so relax. I'll bring music along; just tell me what you want to hear and I'll make a playlist. I find this helps the photo session flow. If you choose Frank Ocean, 6lack, or Drake I might be busting out some sweet dance moves or even singing a little. (Apparently, I can do both, so I'm told.)

Being different is what everyone wants, I'll try to ensure that your photos don't look like your friends' photos; I realize how important this is. We love it when you pick your location. We will make anything and everything work. This will also ensure that your photos look different than your friends' photos. We don't put you in the same corner, next to the same wall, or using the same backgrounds that have been used for the last decade. 

 

Arrival To Your Photo Session:

Ladies, arriving early or on time is of the utmost importance. Showing up late to your session simply means that you will have less time in front of the lens and let's face it. You don't want to be putting a duck face selfie you took on your iPhone in a bathroom mirror in your yearbook. I find that it takes about 10 minutes or so for your nerves to be calmed and then we can start capturing your true expressions. If you do happen to be running late, it'd be nice to shoot me a text to let me know. Trust me, I understand that you just don't wake up like this, it takes some work, work, work. 

 

Clothing: Please Read...because planning this will ensure you love your portraits.

We give you unlimited wardrobe changes, so bringing a lot of clothing options is key. One of the locations that we choose should have a changing area with a bathroom, great lighting, and a mirror so you can do some touching up between outfit changes. Bring lots of clothing options we can mix and match, so we have more flexibility to choose the best outfit to play off the outdoor surroundings. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE iron anything that has excessive wrinkles. Try to the best of your ability to avoid stripes, plaids, graphics, and shirts with words on them.  

Layering and using different textures adds depth and dimension. To create this, try blending these fabrics in your outfits: Tweed, cotton, cashmere, wool, embroidery, lace, ruffles — all are used to create different layers of clothing and accessories. These details, textures, and added depth are especially important to black and white images. 

Be true to your style. Wearing clothes that you normally wear will ensure that you will like the finished portraits. Everyone likes buying new clothes, but wearing something new might not be the best idea for the day of your photo session.  

One last thought on clothing: If you're not comfortable in the clothing you choose, it will show. Make sure everything fits properly. Yes, this does mean that you might have to go into a fitting room at the clothing store. There's a reason fitting rooms exist, to make sure your clothes actually fit. There's a novel idea.

Bringing clothing that complements your eye color and skin tone is always the best way of planning out your outfits for your photo session. Dresses always flow and can be paired with a sweater, scarf, or other accessories to make a completely different looking outfit, or even dress up a sundress. 

Remember that these photos are most likely going to be hanging in your house and your grandparents' house. So keep that in mind when picking your outfits for your senior portrait session. (Because you can go from zero to scandalous REAL quick.)

Hair:

Please don't make a drastic change to your hair right before your senior session. You might look back on them and go, "What was I thinking!?" Bring a brush and a mirror. Some extra bobby pins are never a bad idea and keep the hair out of your eyes.

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You should do your makeup the way you usually do it on a daily basis. WARNING: Just because you watched a tutorial by some flawless guy on YouTube doesn't mean that you have the level of skill to pull this look together. If you really want professional makeup done, I will try my best to obtain a makeup artist to assist you, since I know many.

Nails:

Your nails should look presentable. You want to make sure if they're painted and that the polish isn't chipped. A fresh coat of nail polish will make a world of difference in your photoshoot. Pick a neutral color that won’t distract in your shoot or clash with your outfits. Bonus: You might be able to convince your parents that you need to get a manicure. Seriously, who doesn't like a day at the spa? 

Boots, Heels, Flats:

A variety of casual and dress shoes is ideal. Try and stay away from athletic shoes or flip flops. Sneakers or tennis shoes are not going to work to make you look your best. If you want to bust out a sweet pair of Converse, we can talk. The choices of shoes you bring can either make or break the overall look to your outfit. I suggest bringing boots, flats, or heels. If you show up in Crocs, or if you attempt to pull off socks and sandals, I might run away screaming. I've decided the only time socks and sandals are approved is when you're leaving the sports field headed to change. Dark-colored or funky colored socks, as opposed to white, will always look better. 

Jewelry: 

Simple and tasteful pieces that are elegant and timeless are always the safest bet. If jewelry is super shiny or too large, it will distract from the most important subject: You. If you have different jewelry for different outfits, it's always a good idea to keep it with the outfit you would like to wear it with.

Props Welcome: 

Props are a great way to show off who you are. Popular choices would be sports equipment, uniforms, musical instruments, and/or pets.

Glasses:

Since I'm a proud owner of spectacles myself, I have a good tip for you. I would suggest asking your eye doctor if they happen to have a pair of similar glasses that you could borrow without the lenses in them so the glare isn't an issue.

Blemishes:

Please don't worry about blemishes; it happens. Don't stress. Stressing will only cause your skin to be more prone to breakouts. We can take care of any areas of concern in our editing process. 

 

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You're welcome to bring someone with you. I want you to love your senior portraits and we both know that your Mom's opinion matters. Fast forward ten years and you'll see that I was right. Bring your sister only if she will not infuriate you. A friend sometimes is the best option because they know how good your selfie game is, and sees your face probably more than the other two options. Bring a friend who can keep it real without hurting your feelings. 

 

Contact us today to book your senior portrait session: brian@bfarnumphotography.com or call (802) 770-0047.

B. Farnum Photography, offering Vermont Portrait Photography for Vermont weddings, high school seniors, families, couples and businesspeople.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) High School Senior Portraits Photographer Vermont Senior Portraits Vermont Senior Portraits https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2018/8/what-you-need-to-know-ladies-before-your-senior-portrait-session Fri, 24 Aug 2018 18:46:56 GMT
Gentlemen, You Need Senior Portraits Too https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2018/8/gentlemen-you-need-senior-portraits-too Gentlemen, You Need A Senior Portrait Too!

 

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Anxious? 


There's no reason to be anxious about having your photos taken. Yes, we realize that you don't want to be posed like the ladies. (Unless you do, and that's totally fine too.) If it's one thing I know, it's how one's portraits can change one's opinion of themselves. For many of you, this is the last formal photo you'll have before you'll have an engagement session or wedding photos on your wedding day. We want to make sure that your portraits show who you are, so relax. I'll bring music along; just tell me what you want to hear, and I'll make a playlist. I find this helps the photo session flow.

 

Arrival at Your Photo Session: 

Gentlemen, arriving early or on time are of the utmost importance. Showing up late to your session simply means that you will have less time in front of the lens. I find that it takes about 10 minutes or so for nerves to be calmed and then we can start capturing true expressions. If you do happen to be running late, it'd be nice to shoot me a text to let me know.

 

Clothing: Please Read...

We give you unlimited wardrobe changes, so bringing a lot of clothing options is key. Lots of clothing options we can mix and match will give us more flexibility to choose the best outfit to play off the outdoor surroundings. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE iron all your dress clothes. Not only will this help eliminate unneeded wrinkles, but it'll also give a more polished and refined look to your portraits.
If you don't know how to iron... GASP!... Say this: "Hey, would you be willing to iron or show me how to iron these clothes for my photo session with B. Farnum Photography?"
One, they'll be super impressed that you had the foresight to think about how much better this will look, and two, you could add in I think you'll like the photos better if you look well-pressed. After this is done, remember to hang the items on hangers so the clothes stay looking so fresh and so clean.


Try to the best of your ability to avoid stripes, plaids, graphics, and shirts with various words on them. This all distracts from you the subject. If you're going to wear an undershirt I always suggest black or gray V-necks under the dress shirts to form clean and defined lines, if you're not going to wear a tie. (Bonus points to those who actually know how to tie a tie!)

Another side note, pulling clothes out of a gym bag is frowned upon. The only clothes that you should ever pull out of your gym bag are simply that, gym clothes. One last thought on clothing: If you're not comfortable in the clothing you choose, it will show. Make sure everything fits properly. Yes, this does mean that you might have to go into a fitting room at the clothing store. There's a reason fitting rooms exist, to make sure your clothes actually fit. There's a novel idea. High Contrast senior portraitsHigh Contrast senior portraits

Shoes:

 A variety of casual and dress shoes would be ideal. Try and stay away from athletic shoes or flip flops. Remember this adage: You want your belt color to match your shoe color.

We Give Props to Props: 

Props are a great way to show off who you are. Popular choices would be sports equipment, uniforms, musical instruments, and/or pets.

Glasses:

Since I'm a proud owner of spectacles myself, I have a good tip for you. I would suggest asking your eye doctor if they happen to have a pair of similar glasses that you could borrow without the lenses in them, so the glare isn't an issue.

Blemishes:

Please don't worry about blemishes; it happens. Don't stress. Stressing will only cause your skin to be more prone to breakouts. We can take care of any areas of concern in our editing process. 

 

Contact us today to book your senior portrait session: brian@bfarnumphotography.com or call (802) 770-0047.

Copyright 2017 B. Farnum Photography, offering Vermont Portrait Photography for high school seniors, families, couples, and businesspeople.

 

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2017 Dancing with the Rutland Stars https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2018/1/2017-dancing-with-the-rutland-stars Having the pleasure to photograph Dancing With The Rutland Stars for the 6th year, I have to say I'm always so impressed with how the stars can transform themselves into accomplished dancers in only a couple months time. I'm honored to be just a small piece of this event year after year. The work that's done by the Friends of Pediatric Services and the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region to help support the health and welfare of children in the communities they serve. Photography Gallery

Eric Mallette and Karri Tomasi know how to make the evening not only a fantastic evening, but keep the mood fun, light and entertaining with their humor filled banter. The dancing was not only wonderful to watch, the Judges provided additional entertainment. Bernadette Robin in particular was hilarious with her commentary. 

Performances:

  • Elissa Hewitt and Bill Kelley (Rolling in the Deep)
  • Mike Napolitano and Mary Fran Skaza (Time Warp)
  • Mike Abatiell and Tracy Tedesco (In The Air Tonight) Winner of Fan Favorite
  • Dr. Robin Leight and David Allan (La La Land Medley)
  • Joan Watson and Adam King (That Man)
  • Reed Wilcox and Shelia McCutcheon (Smooth Criminal) Judges' Choice Winner
  • Matt Prouty and Kylee Lawerence (Paint it Black)

 

Dancing With The Rutland Stars October 7, 2017

Event Photography and Photo Booth Provided by B. Farnum Photography 

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7 tips for guys who want great senior portraits https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2017/9/7-tips-for-guys-who-want-great-senior-portraits

7 Tips For Guys Who Want Great Senior Portraits!

 

1. Anxious? 

There's no reason to be anxious about having your photos taken. Yes, we realize that you don't want to be posed like the ladies. (Unless you do, and that's totally fine too.) If it's one thing I know, it's how one's portraits can change one's opinion of themselves. For many of you, this is the last formal photo you'll have before you'll have an engagement session or wedding photos on your wedding day. We want to make sure that your portraits show who you are, so relax. I'll bring music along; just tell me what you want to hear and I'll make a playlist. I find this helps the photo session flow.

2. Arrival To Your Photo Session:

Gentlemen, arriving early or on time is of the utmost importance. Showing up late to your session simply means that you will have less time in front of the lens. I find that it takes about 10 minutes or so for nerves to be calmed and then we can start capturing true expressions. If you do happen to be running late, it'd be nice to shoot me a text to let me know.

3. Clothing: Please Read...

We give you unlimited wardrobe changes, so bringing a lot of clothing options is key. Lots of clothing options we can mix and match will give us more flexibility to choose the best outfit to play off the outdoor surroundings. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE iron all your dress clothes. Not only will this help eliminate unneeded wrinkles, it'll give a more polished and refined look to your portraits. If you don't know how to iron... GASP!... Say this: "Hey Mom, Would you be willing to iron these clothes for my photo session with B. Farnum Photography?" One, she'll be super impressed that you had the foresight to think about how much better this will look, and two,you could add in I think you'll like the photos better if you look well-pressed. After this is done, remember to hang the items on hangers so the clothes stay looking so fresh and so clean. Try to the best of your ability to avoid stripes, plaids, graphics and shirts with various words on them. This all distracts from you the subject. If you're going to wear an undershirt I always suggest black or gray v-necks under the dress shirts to form clean and defined lines, if you're not going to wear a tie. (Bonus points to those who actually know how to tie a tie!)

Another side note, pulling clothes out of a gym bag is frowned upon. The only clothes that you should ever pull out of your gym bag are simply that, gym clothes. One last thought on clothing: If you're not comfortable in the clothing you choose, it will show. Make sure everything fits properly. Yes, this does mean that you might have to go into a fitting room at the clothing store. There's a reason fitting rooms exist, to make sure your clothes actually fit. There's a novel idea.

4. Shoes:

 A variety of casual and dress shoes would be ideal. Try and stay away from athletic shoes or flip flops. Remember this adage: You want your belt color to match your shoe color.

5. We Give Props To Props: 

Props are a great way to show off who you are. Popular choices would be sports equipment, uniforms, musical instruments and/or pets.

6. Glasses:

Since I'm a proud owner of spectacles myself, I have a good tip for you. I would suggest asking your eye doctor if they happen to have a pair of similar glasses that you could borrow without the lenses in them so the glare isn't an issue.

7. Blemishes:

Please don't worry about blemishes; it happens. Don't stress. Stressing will only cause your skin to be more prone to breakouts. We can take care of any areas of concern in our editing process. 

 

Contact us today to book your senior portrait session: brian@bfarnumphotography.com or call (802) 770-0047.

Copyright 2017 B. Farnum Photography, offering Vermont Portrait Photography for high school seniors, families, couples and businesspeople.

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Giving Back: Mini Photo Sessions To Benefit Cystic Fibrosis https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2017/9/giving-back-photo-sessions-to-benefit-cystic-fibrosis I sometimes have to stop myself and refocus. What's really important? Helping others is something that has been instilled in me since I was a child, being raised in family where putting others first is a way of life. This is my third year of doing mini-sessions to help raise awareness and funding for Cystic Fibrosis. ~Brian Farnum of B. Farnum Photography 

 

Please read the quest blog post below, written by: Sarah Vooris.


Guest Blog Post: 

 

Last Tuesday morning found me waking at 5:30 AM, long before my girls, to get out on the

trails. Usually these outings happen later in the day, with kids in tow, as we venture together

hiking around our area. They also take a lot longer. So less than two hours after hitting the trail I

happily finished my planned trail run. I sat and soaked in the sun and felt the breeze. Content and

focused for the day ahead, part of my goal for the early morning workout. The other reason? My

girls.

Regan and Maren have cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and

digestive systems of approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. At eight and

six, they rock climb, mountain bike, trail run, summit mountains, and much more. On a recent

trip, Regan (8) summited her first ever 8,000 ft peak. Not far behind, Maren (6) hiked it, too.

Later, they decided to run for most of the descent. All despite cystic fibrosis, the disease that

gradually decreases lung function. Each time we set out on new outdoor adventures and exercise

together in other ways, we do so because of cystic fibrosis and in spite of it. Cystic fibrosis lays

before us a challenge that never goes away, but we can face that challenge with strength and

effort to overcome that never stops.

Cystic fibrosis is progressive in nature with complications arising as individuals get older. While

physical activity is vital to every person’s health, it is extremely important to the wellness of

individuals with CF. But, it’s not always easy. We value exercise as one part of Regan and

Maren’s care. We know it has kept them stronger, longer. However, other elements include an

average of two hours of nebulizers and physiotherapy for the lungs, synthetic enzymes to help

them digest food, and other medicines every day to help the girls stay as healthy as possible. As

the average life expectancy has increased, people with CF today are likely to live beyond the

statistical 38 years, but there is still no cure.

Family PhotoCF Fundraiser

The cystic fibrosis community continues to make progress in research and drug development,

treatments, disease knowledge, and recommended life choices (like those related to exercise and

diet). This progress empowers people with CF to move beyond perceived limitations. But, as a

rare disease, organizations leading these advances and supporting those impacted by CF get limited or absolutely no government funding. Knowing this reliance on donations, our family has been actively fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for nearly nine years (www.cff.org).

This year we will also fundraise for the Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation (www.cflf.org). The

CF Foundation continues to support research and drug development and the CF Lifestyle

Foundation offers grants for people with CF to pursue exercise activities so essential to their

health. Neither can fulfill their missions without vital funding and a dedicated community

supporting them.

On, Sunday, October 15th, we will once again work in conjunction with Brian Farnum of B. Farnum

Photography and Donna Wilkins Photography to hold a photography mini-session fundraiser in

Rutland, VT. 20 minute sessions will be booked between 10 AM and 5:20 PM. At $75 per

session, Brian and Donna are offering an amazing deal from extremely talented photographers.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Cystic

Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation. We are incredibly thankful to Brian and Donna for coming along

side us. They have chosen to be part of the CF community and help all with CF live stronger,

healthier, and longer lives. Together, we all can make a difference in the lives of those with CF,

including the lives of Regan and Maren. Thank you in advance for your support. We hope you

can schedule a photo session on October 15th or make a direct donation to the CFF or CFLF.

For more information please contact me at msrvooris@gmail.com with any questions.

 

 

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2017 Graduation Mill River Union High School https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2017/6/2017graduationMRUHS Class of 2017!

i'm so proud of you all! Please share this link to friends and family so they can view the photographs and share in the pride that I have for all of you. As a gift to you, I'm gifting these photos as downloads to you. If you'd like prints, you can certainly order them, but it's not required at all.

I just ask that you please tag me in any social media posts, @b.farnumphotography or #bfarnumphotography would greatly be appreciated.

 Thank You for a memorable year! ~Mr. Brian Farnum

Photos can be found in the link below:

2017 Graduation Photographs Mill River Union High School

 

Graduation Ceremony Program: 


Wednesday, June 14, 2017 |6:30 P.M. 
Mill River Union High School 
Mr. Todd A. Finn, Principal 

Welcome to Mill River Union High School and the Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2017. While our graduates' hearts and minds hold rich memories of their days within our halls, classrooms, stages, playing fields, and community experiences, these young women and men turn now to reflecting on what new journeys begin as they blaze their individual and collective paths towards building their lives and contributing to our world. As one chapter in their lives closes with the receiving of their diploma and the turning of their tassel, new adventures and opportunities await the graduates of the Class of 2017. 

The Dress of the Graduates 
Mill River Union High School continues the custom of wearing a gown and mortar board for graduation to honor the 
scholarly tradition of distinguished dress dating back to the 
formation of the earliest universities in the 12th century. 
The gentlemen are wearing blue robes and white stoles, 
while the ladies are wearing white robes with blue stoles. 
Our Junior Marshals are robed in red for the ceremony.

The Marching Order of the Graduates

The graduating seniors are led in procession by the Administration, Honored Guests, and the Faculty and Staff. The class marches in alphabetical order to the familiar strains of Pomp and Circumstance to assume their places of honor. 

THE  MILL RIVER UNION HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES 
TWO THOUSAND AND SEVENTEEN

Welcome Address 
Mary Colvin, Social Studies Teacher

Recognition of Honored Guests 
Tyler Weideman, Assistant Principal 

Class of 2017 Processional 
(Audience Please Stand) 
“Pomp and Circumstance” by Sir Edward Elgar 
Performed by the Mill River Band and led by 
Conductor Peter Roach 

Pledge of Allegiance 
Ethan Welch, Senior Class Vice President 

National Anthem 
“The Star Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key 
Performed by the Mill River Band and led by Conductor Peter Roach 

Principal’s Address Todd A. Finn, Principal

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Student Address Megan Work, Senior

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Musical Selection “The Rose” by Amanda McBroom 
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Student Address Aislinn Gilmour, Senior 

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Musical Selection 
“Autumn Leaves” arranged by Gabriel Clapp-Clark 
Performed by Gabriel Clapp-Clark  
Saxophone by Seamus Nauton 
Piano by Kristin Cimonetti 

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Conferring of the Diplomas of the Class of Two Thousand 
Seventeen 

Tammy Heffernan, MRUUSD Board Chair 

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Presentation of the Diplomas 
Announced by Brian Farnum and Peter See
Presented by MRUHS Administration 

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Charge to the Class of  
Two Thousand Eighteen
 
Chelsea Congdon, Senior 

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Turning of the Tassel 
Jodie Stewart-Ruck, Dean of Students 

 

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Please share this post with friends and family, tag B. Farnum Photography! 

 

Thank You! 

Class of 2017

 

(photo credit going to my wonderful friend and second shooter Anthony Edwards)

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Photo Booth Mill River Prom 2017 https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2017/5/photo-booth-mill-river-prom-2017

First event with the photo booth was a huge success! The students at Mill River's Prom loved the fact that they could text themselves any photo from the booth. Photos can be sent directly to your phone right from the photo booth in a couple of seconds, as long as there is WiFi or a cell signal. 

Providing a high quality print as seen above or having the option to send themselves an animated GIF both are equally fun. As you can see, the image quality is excellent, and providing a custom template for every event is just one of the added features. I would be happy to add in any logos necessary, or match the colors to your theme. Please make sure to ask, because the possibilities are limitless.  

You're only young once, and when you hire B. Farnum Photo Booth for your next dance or prom you are guaranteeing it will be unforgettable. 

Bonus: Fun props always make those who're usually shy in front of the camera come to life. Props are always included in your photo booth rental with B. Farnum Photography. 

Download your photos here: Photo Booth Photos Mill River Prom

 

 

Photo Booth Rental Vermont: B. Farnum Photography 

Prom Venue: Killington Grand Hotel, Killington Vermont

School: Mill River Union High School North Clarendon, Vermont 

 

Copyright 2017

B. Farnum Photography, offering photo booth rentals for Birthday Parties, Festivals, Graduation Parties, Corporate Parties, Portrait Sessions, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Grad Night, Anniversary Parties, Proms, Charity Events

Brian Farnum Photographer/Owner @ B. Farnum Photography

Vermont Photo Booth Rental

 

 

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) photo booth rental photo booth rental burlington photo booth rental manchester photo booth rental vt https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2017/5/photo-booth-mill-river-prom-2017 Mon, 22 May 2017 18:42:38 GMT
It's All About Location, Location, Location https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2017/5/meghan-senior-portraits I pride myself on photographing on location. Yes, this does sometimes mean that we'll need to reschedule due to inclement weather. Carrying a couple of lighting stands and reflectors are so much easier than photographing your subject within four walls! My creativity flows in the fresh air, not in a stuffy studio setting.

Meghan asked me if she could have her portraits taken at Madame Sherri's Forest in Chesterfield, New Hampshire. After doing a little research, I agreed that it would be a wonderful location for senior portraits. Meghan, then a senior at Black River High School in Ludlow, Vermont, wanted a different look for her senior photos. I was totally ready to see how this location could be transformed into my mobile outdoor studio. When someone asks me if I have a studio, I simply say: It's all around me, wherever I am, I'll make it work. 

If you're looking for a unique location, try Madame Sherri's Castle Ruins. As you walk up the path it seems as if you're being watched; that you're not alone in the forest. What remains of the stone staircase sweeps upwards into the branches above, the stairs having arches under them. 

Madame Sherri was known for her lavish parties that she held for her friends from New York City. Falling into poverty Madame Sherri left her lavish home in the forest. On October 18, 1962, the Castle was lost to a fire, with nothing left but the stone staircase and fireplace and the concrete that seems to be have been used by those who've practice Wicca or Satanic type rituals, but this could all be the work of vandals. It was rather creepy down there.

The photo to the left was made with the use of a gold reflector to the right of the camera and a diffuser above the top of Meghan's head. Using the available light in the background and that sweet bokeh* blur to the right of her shoulder, I bounced the light to fill in the shadows that were on her face. Plus a natural lens flare always looks way better than one created within Adobe Photoshop. 

Meghan informed me that if you climb to the top of the staircase, the Madame might push you off. I did climb up the staircase to capture this image! Luckily I was able to use my sheer charm and dashing good looks to convince Madame Sherri I was worthy of using her staircase, and because frankly, I would have fought her like a ghostbuster with a proton pack using all the batteries to create a makeshift particle accelerator to send her packing. (Well, I guess my inner nerd self needed a healthy outlet.)

The foliage surrounding the castle ruins was vibrant with color and able to make Meghan's blue eyes pop with the orange hues that encompassed the borders of this portrait. Having her Mother and Aunt to assist and fix her hair and accessories was an added bonus. Having those you trust there when you're getting your senior portraits taken can really be a calming force.

 

I'm willing to travel to a location of your choosing. We will just need to plan accordingly for the best possible light. Yes, I have an app for that! We can scout out a couple of days before if possible so we actually know where the light will fall at the time we'd like to shoot your session. Planning is most certainly the best way to prepare for any outdoor photographs. Plus, scouting out the location first is the best way to plan ahead for your photo session. 

*Bokeh is the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image.

Contact us today to book your senior portrait session: brian@bfarnumphotography.com or call (802) 770-0047. I would love to talk to you about a set of your choosing or any ideas that you might have. Remember I do believe in Unicorns, so let's make it happen. 

Copyright 2017

B. Farnum Photography, offering Vermont Portrait Photography for high school seniors, families, couples, and businesspeople.

Brian Farnum Photographer/Owner @ B. Farnum Photography 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What To Wear For Your Senior Portraits https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2017/5/hey-ladies-want-senior-portraits-that-slay-all-day Vermont Senior Portrait PhotographySenior Portrait PhotographyAmericana Inspired Senior Portraits

Nervous? 

There's no reason to be anxious about having your photos taken. Yes, we realize that you want to get more likes on Instagram than Selena Gomez. I mean, who doesn't? (Unless you don't, and that's totally fine too.) If it's one thing I know, it's how one's portraits can change one's opinion of themselves. 

For many of you, this is the last formal photo you'll have before you'll have an engagement session or wedding photos on your wedding day. We want to make sure that your portraits show who you are, so relax. I'll bring music along; just tell me what you want to hear and I'll make a playlist. I find this helps the photo session flow. If you choose Beyonce, Lady Gaga or Gawvi I might be busting out some sweet dance moves or even singing a little. (Apparently I can do both, so I'm told.)

Being different is what everyone wants, I'll try to ensure that your photos don't look your friends' photos; I realize how important this is. We love it when you pick your location. We will make anything and everything work. This will also ensure that your photos look different than your friends' photos. We don't put you in the same corner, next to the same wall or using the same backgrounds that have been used for the last decade. 

 

Arrival To Your Photo Session:

Ladies, arriving early or on time is of the utmost importance. Showing up late to your session simply means that you will have less time in front of the lens and lets face it. You don't want to be putting a duck face selfie you took on your iPhone in a bathroom mirror in your yearbook. I find that it takes about 10 minutes or so for your nerves to be calmed and then we can start capturing your true expressions. If you do happen to be running late, it'd be nice to shoot me a text to let me know. Trust me, I understand that you just don't wake up like this, it takes some work, work, work. 

 

Clothing: Please Read...because planning this will ensure you love your portraits.

We give you unlimited wardrobe changes, so bringing a lot of clothing options is key. One of the locations that we choose should have a changing area with a bathroom, great lighting and a mirror so you can do some touching up between outfit changes. Bring lots of clothing options we can mix and match, so we have more flexibility to choose the best outfit to play off the outdoor surroundings. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE iron anything that has excessive wrinkles. Try to the best of your ability to avoid stripes, plaids, graphics and shirts with words on them.  

Processed with VSCO with f2 preset Layering and using different textures adds depth and dimension. To create this, try blending these fabrics in your outfits: Tweed, cotton, cashmere, wool, embroidery, lace, ruffles — all are used to create different layers of clothing and accessories. These details, textures and added depth are especially important to black and white images. 

Be true to your style. Wearing clothes that you normally wear will ensure that you will like the finished portraits. Everyone likes buying new clothes, but wearing something new might not be the best idea for the day of your photo session.  

One last thought on clothing: If you're not comfortable in the clothing you choose, it will show. Make sure everything fits properly. Yes, this does mean that you might have to go into a fitting room at the clothing store. There's a reason fitting rooms exist, to make sure your clothes actually fit. There's a novel idea.

Bringing clothing that complements your eye color and skin tone is always the best way of planning out your outfits for your photo session. Dresses always flow and can be paired with a sweater, scarf or other accessory to make a completely different looking outfit, or even dress up a sundress. 

Remember that these photos are most likely going to be hanging in your house and your grandparents' house. So keep that in mind when picking your outfits for your senior portrait session. (Because you can go from zero to scandalous REAL quick.)

Hair: Please don't make a drastic change to your hair right before your senior session. You might look back on them and go, "What was I thinking!?" Bring a brush and a mirror. Some extra bobby pins is never a bad idea, and keeps the hair out of your eyes.

Makeup:

You should do your makeup the way you usually do it on a daily basis. WARNING: Just because you watched a tutorial by some flawless guy on YouTube doesn't mean that you have the level of skill to pull this look together. If you really want professional makeup done, I will try my best to obtain a makeup artist to assist you, since I know many.

Nails:

Your nails should look presentable. You want to make sure if they're painted and that the polish isn't chipped. A fresh coat of nail polish will make a world of difference in your photo shoot. Pick a neutral color that won’t distract in your shoot or clash with your outfits. Bonus: You might be able to convince your parents that you need to get a manicure. Seriously, who doesn't like a day at the spa? Call our friends at A Signature Day Spa at (802) 747-7726 

Boots, Heels, Flats:

A variety of casual and dress shoes is ideal. Try and stay away from athletic shoes or flip flops. Sneakers or tennis shoes are not going to work to make you look your best. If you want to bust out a sweet pair of Converse, we can talk. The choices of shoes you bring can either make or break the overall look to your outfit. I suggest bringing boots, flats or heels. If you show up in Crocs, or if you attempt to pull off socks and sandals, I might run away screaming. I've decided the only time socks and sandals are approved is when you're leaving the sports field headed to change. Dark colored or funky colored socks, as opposed to white, will always look better. 

Jewelry: 

Simple and tasteful pieces that are elegant and timeless are always the safest bet. If jewelry is super shiny or too large, it will distract from the most important subject: You. If you have different jewelry for different outfits, it's always a good idea to keep it with the outfit you would like to wear it with.

Props Welcome: 

Props are a great way to show off who you are. Popular choices would be sports equipment, uniforms, musical instruments and/or pets.

Glasses:

Since I'm a proud owner of spectacles myself, I have a good tip for you. I would suggest asking your eye doctor if they happen to have a pair of similar glasses that you could borrow without the lenses in them so the glare isn't an issue.

Blemishes:

Please don't worry about blemishes; it happens. Don't stress. Stressing will only cause your skin to be more prone to breakouts. We can take care of any areas of concern in our editing process. 

 

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You're welcome to bring someone with you. I want you to love your senior portraits and we both know that your Mom's opinion matters. Fast forward ten years and you'll see that I was right. Bring your sister only if she will not infuriate you. A friend sometimes is the best option because they know how good your selfie game is, and sees your face probably more than the other two options. Bring the friend who can keep it real without hurting your feelings. 

 

Contact us today to book your senior portrait session: brian@bfarnumphotography.com or call (802) 770-0047.

Copyright 2017

B. Farnum Photography, offering Vermont Portrait Photography for high school seniors, families, couples and businesspeople.

 

 

 

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Class of 2018 Senior Portraits Senior Portraits VT Vermont Vermont Portrait Photographers https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2017/5/hey-ladies-want-senior-portraits-that-slay-all-day Wed, 03 May 2017 18:17:15 GMT
Senior Portrait Outfits Ideas For Guys https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2017/4/gentlemen-you-need-senior-portraits-too Senior Portrait Photography CollinVermont High School Senior Portraits Gentlemen, You Need Senior Portrait Too!

 

Anxious? 

There's no reason to be anxious about having your photos taken. Yes, we realize that you don't want to be posed like the ladies. (Unless you do, and that's totally fine too.) If it's one thing I know, it's how one's portraits can change one's opinion of themselves. For many of you, this is the last formal photo you'll have before you'll have an engagement session or wedding photos on your wedding day. We want to make sure that your portraits show who you are, so relax. I'll bring music along; just tell me what you want to hear and I'll make a playlist. I find this helps the photo session flow.

 

Arrival To Your Photo Session:

Gentlemen, arriving early or on time is of the utmost importance. Showing up late to your session simply means that you will have less time in front of the lens. I find that it takes about 10 minutes or so for nerves to be calmed and then we can start capturing true expressions. If you do happen to be running late, it'd be nice to shoot me a text to let me know.

 

 

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Clothing: Please Read...

We give you unlimited wardrobe changes, so bringing a lot of clothing options is key. Lots of clothing options we can mix and match will give us more flexibility to choose the best outfit to play off the outdoor surroundings. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE iron all your dress clothes. Not only will this help eliminate unneeded wrinkles, it'll give a more polished and refined look to your portraits. If you don't know how to iron... GASP!... Say this: "Hey Mom, Would you be willing to iron these clothes for my photo session with B. Farnum Photography?" One, she'll be super impressed that you had the foresight to think about how much better this will look, and two,you could add in I think you'll like the photos better if you look well-pressed. After this is done, remember to hang the items on hangers so the clothes stay looking so fresh and so clean. Try to the best of your ability to avoid stripes, plaids, graphics and shirts with various words on them. This all distracts from you the subject. If you're going to wear an undershirt I always suggest black or gray v-necks under the dress shirts to form clean and defined lines, if you're not going to wear a tie. (Bonus points to those who actually know how to tie a tie!)

Another side note, pulling clothes out of a gym bag is frowned upon. The only clothes that you should ever pull out of your gym bag are simply that, gym clothes. One last thought on clothing: If you're not comfortable in the clothing you choose, it will show. Make sure everything fits properly. Yes, this does mean that you might have to go into a fitting room at the clothing store. There's a reason fitting rooms exist, to make sure your clothes actually fit. There's a novel idea.

 

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Shoes:

 A variety of casual and dress shoes would be ideal. Try and stay away from athletic shoes or flip flops. Remember this adage: You want your belt color to match your shoe color.

We Give Props To Props: 

Props are a great way to show off who you are. Popular choices would be sports equipment, uniforms, musical instruments and/or pets.

Glasses:

Since I'm a proud owner of spectacles myself, I have a good tip for you. I would suggest asking your eye doctor if they happen to have a pair of similar glasses that you could borrow without the lenses in them so the glare isn't an issue.

Blemishes:

Please don't worry about blemishes; it happens. Don't stress. Stressing will only cause your skin to be more prone to breakouts. We can take care of any areas of concern in our editing process. 

 

 

Contact us today to book your senior portrait session: brian@bfarnumphotography.com or call (802) 770-0047.

Copyright 2017 B. Farnum Photography, offering Vermont Portrait Photography for high school seniors, families, couples and businesspeople.

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5 Reasons To Rent A Photo Booth https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2017/4/photoboothrental B. Farnum Photography is now offering photo booth rental all over Vermont & New England. 


I am also excited to share with you a new service that I’ve added to my photography packages. I’m pleased to announce that B. Farnum is now offering...a photo booth!


Noticing that photo booths have become a staple at every event in how they capture the guests’ silliest moments. It is an absolute crowd-pleaser and your guests get to take home great mementos from your wedding or special event. As a photographer, I have chosen the best system that was created by photographers, so the photos are consistently well-lit and flattering.


So if you haven’t booked a photo booth already, let’s chat! 

Reasons to rent a photo booth:

1. Entertainment

Your guests will love it. We always have a line to get into our booth and when your guests come out they are always smiling; so much so they come back again and again! 

2. Suitable for all ages

Photo booths are fun for everyone, all ages will love that they can be silly and have fun at a wedding or party. It’ll bring young and old to be silly together. 

3. Talk, Talk, Talk! 

Want your wedding to have something a little bit different? Well, a photo booth from B. Farnum Photography will have your guests raving for weeks afterward. 

4. Theme it!

Are you having a theme on your big day? Whether you want a winter wonderland, a day at the beach, or even just a color we can bring the props to match your theme. We can even customize your prints to match and – if the budget stretches – we can even customize the booth itself!

5. Share the love

Not only will your guests receive a copy of the fun photographs on the night, we will also upload all your ‘clean’ photographs to your very own Facebook album! Friends and family members will be able to tag themselves and share the photos. This helps carry on the fun for weeks after the big day as friends and family tag, comment and copy their pictures.

 

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Events Photo Booth Photo Booth Rental Photography Vermont Photo Booth Rental Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2017/4/photoboothrental Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:29:08 GMT
Second Sight https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2017/4/second-sight I love to share and collaborate with other artists and creatives. Photographing performances can be challenging seeing the show for the first time, not knowing the staging of a scene. The arts are so important to me, it's at the core of who I am. I try to surround myself with the positive and creative minds that use their imagination to create beautiful art. Please read the description below provided by Ryan Mangan. 

 

{Second Sight was the very first live performance piece developed by a rising Vermont-based performance company called HeadTrip Productions. 

Based on Henry Steele Olcott's book, People From The Other World (1875), Second Sight captured the imagination of the Rutland community and beyond ActorSecond Sight . It followed the famous true story of the The Eddy Brother mediums of Chittenden, Vermont during the American Spiritualist Movement. Their infamous seances are said to have hosted human levitations, mysterious disembodied music, and ghostly manifestations. This classically structured drama, packed no punches as it also dealt with the hostile and abusive reality of the Eddy boys' youth.

The play took the audience on a journey through a typical evening in the "Circle Room" at the Eddy homestead. Playwrights Ryan Mangan and Matthew Eckler told the story through Olcott's narratives inscribed in his book. The audience was invited to follow Henry Olcott (played by Garrett Robin) on his first experience with the brothers, William Eddy (played by Val Geisey) and Horatio Eddy (played by Ryan Mangan). Joined only by a Russian clairvoyant named Helena Blavatsky (played by Kimberly Moyer) and a Bostonian aristocrat named Ramona Bradlee (played by Julie Redington). The three characters experience the fear, wonder, and the magic of what went on at the Eddy farm while welcoming the spirit of an Native American princess named Honto (played by Maya Redington). The audience found themselves just as disoriented as the characters due to the interactive magic routines that were used to drive the story forward. The playwrights incorporated old slight of hand and mentalism routines used by real mediums of the time; offering a spell bounding, perplexing, and often poignant treat for the public. 

Henry Olcott never found evidence to debunk the brothers' authenticity. He let his readers decide for themselves. "We did the same", said Ryan Mangan, "and we took the opportunity to give the audience a peek into mid 19th-century Vermont and a modern electric twist on collegiate theatre that the community was not expecting." } {Description provided by Ryan Mangan}

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(B. Farnum Photography) Arts Castleton Performance Second Sight Vermont entertainment photography https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2017/4/second-sight Sun, 02 Apr 2017 21:50:24 GMT
Vermont Wedding | Elizabeth & Keith | Mendon, Vermont https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2016/12/wedding-elizabeth-keith-mendon-vermont

Libby & Keith were married at the Red Clover Inn in Mendon, Vermont. Their Family and Friends gathered to share in their wedding day celebration. There outdoor wedding ceremony was shaded by the beautiful apple tree on the lawn of the Red Clover Inn with a pond and stand of birches in the background. It's frankly a picturesque Vermont wedding, Killington Mountain can be seen from the driveway of the Inn.

Moving around the ground for their wedding portraits, being in front of the camera seemed second nature for Libby. She let me capture all the special moments on her big day. Sorry Keith, you know that it's all about the bride.

Vermont wedding photographer B. Farnum Photography will provide you with photographs that everyone will be talking about for years to come. Fun, Creative and Unique are three characteristics of our wedding photographs.

High five to this lovely couple who's love can clearly be seen in their smiles. 

Wedding Vendors: 

Wedding Venue: The Red Clover Inn | Mendon, Vermont 

If you're looking for a wonderful staff and a wonderful wedding experience contact The Red Clover Inn, Mendon Vermont.

Suit: McNeil & Reedy | Rutland, Vermont 

Florist: Pittsfield Gardens | Pittsfield, Vermont

Cake & Pies: Sweet Surrender | Ludlow, Vermont 

Wedding Photographer: B. Farnum Photography | North Clarendon, Vermont 

 

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) engagement shoot vermont engagement vermont engagement photography vermont photography vermont wedding WEDDINGS WEDDINGS IN VERMONT vermont wedding photography https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2016/12/wedding-elizabeth-keith-mendon-vermont Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:28:46 GMT
The Business Side of Photography https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-business-of-photography Red ApplesRed ApplesVermont Macintosh apples are so delicious, there are apple orchards all over the beautiful state of Vermont. Many local photographers have been asking me to compile a blog series that not only teaches them how to acquire a better customer base, marketing ideas and more importantly the business side of photography.

As creatives for many of us, this aspect of our business can be daunting. I've asked my accountant and long time friend Randee Tuepker Lindholm, CPA to help me answer some of the various questions that I've been hearing.


 

1. Do I need to register my photography business with the state for tax purposes? How and why should I do this?

Registering with the state: 

Depending on the filing status of your business (i.e. sole proprietor, LLC, corporation) filing with the state may or may not be necessary. You are required to file paperwork with the Secretary of State if you have a filing status other than a sole proprietorship. Sole proprietors may want to file DBA paperwork with the Secretary of State if the proprietor wants to use a business name other than their given name. 

State of Vermont: Businesses may also be required to register with the VT Department of Taxes and obtain a VT tax ID number. All entities need to register with the tax department but sole proprietors only need to register if they have employees or need to remit sales and use tax.

2. What’s the best business format for my photography business, DBA, Sole Proprietor, LLC or Inc. What’re the tax advantages to each of them?

Business format:

The best format for a business depends on the taxpayer. Sole proprietor is the simplest format and many taxpayers are happy sticking with this. A sole proprietor puts all income and expenses on their personal return (no separate return is filed). The profits from the business are subject to both regular income tax and self-employment tax which is 15.3% of earnings. Regular income taxes depend upon the other income and expenses on your return.

LLCs are not a taxable entity. LLCs are legal entities and can be taxed however the taxpayer chooses. 

There are two types of corporations, C-Corporations and S-Corporations. C-Corporations are going by the wayside now due to double taxation so if you are considering becoming a C-Corporation make sure you do your research first and speak to a tax professional.

S-Corporations are extremely popular but the business income is very important here. Unlike sole proprietorships, owners of S-Corporations are expected to take a wage. This means your profits should support being able to take a wage and pay employment taxes! S-Corporations file a separate return to both the IRS and state but pay no tax at the entity level (there is a $250 tax to the state of VT each year though) Then net profits of the business are moved to the shareholder’s personal return and are subject to income tax only (no self-employment tax).

 

3. How do I figure out my rate and make sure I’m covered when it’s tax time?

Figuring out tax rates:

Figuring out your tax rate and whether you should pay in quarterly estimates to the government depends on both your income and your business format. We recommend getting a bookkeeping software QuickBooks is a very user friendly brand, to keep track of all your income and expenses. (Quickbooks can (a) provide a more in-depth look at the program and (b) give readers the ability to 'test drive' a "mock account." That allows individuals to view how the software looks and operates without signing up for a free trial. It's a no email required and no strings attached peek to determine if QB might be a good fit.)

As a sole proprietor, your profits are subject to 15.3% self-employment tax plus regular income tax. We recommend at a minimum sending in the 15.3% to the IRS on your profits. Depending on any other income on your return, you may need to send in additional money. Many people find that doing a mock tax return is helpful to see what their tax liability could be.

Owners of S-Corporations may also consider sending in estimated tax payments. Often times your wages are the only way money gets paid into the government during the year so depending on your profits, you may want to send in additional money.

To avoid underpayment penalties by both the IRS and Vermont, the best rule of thumb is to pay in 100% of the prior year’s tax, in the current year. For example: If total tax owed to the IRS in 2015, before calculating any withholding or estimates already paid on your behalf, was $5,000 then in 2016 you should make sure you have $5,000 paid in between withholding and estimates. 

 

4. How do I choose an accountant? Do they need to have experience with photography businesses?

Choosing an accountant:

Choosing an accountant is a completely personal decision, it must feel right! Generally, it’s not required that your tax preparer have intimate knowledge of your profession but asking them if they prepare returns for other photographers may be something you want to know. Again, it’s completely up to you.

5. Should I have separate business accountants? 

Separate bank accounts:

We always advocate the separation of personal and business accounts. It’s really the easiest way to make sure all your income and expenses are being tracked appropriately. However, it’s not required that you have a separate business account when you are a sole proprietor. If you are an LLC or corporation it is a requirement! Best practice is to keep it all separate.

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Retirement savings accounts:

It is always possible to set up a retirement account through your business! SEP IRAs, Simple IRAs, 401(K)s may all be possibilities. Also, individuals can contribute to traditional or Roth IRAs which would likely be outside of the business. Retirement account rules can be complex so ask a CPA before going forward with anything to make sure the account is appropriate for you.

7. What items are tax deductible for my photography business?

Items that are deductible:

Generally anything related to the business will be deductible. Examples include but are not limited to: equipment purchases, repairs to equipment, office supplies, meals with clients or prospective clients, office rent, telephone expense, website, mileage to clients or getting supplies. 

8. When hired by a company to take photos, what forms should you fill out if they pay you as a sub-contractor?

Subcontractors:

Generally, if a business wants to pay you as a subcontractor, they will ask you to fill out a W-9 indicating your business name and EIN number. At the end of the year they will likely send you a 1099-Misc which you would use in filing your tax return. The 1099-Misc is also sent to the IRS to avoid understatement of income.

9. Should a business owner still hang on to receipts for a certain number of years?

Keeping Receipts:

We advise people keep tax returns for 7 years. It’s best practice to keep everything related to the return (bank statements, canceled checks) for that amount of time.

 

If your in need of an accountant who understands the photography business or any other business for that matter, please contact: 

Randee Tuepker Lindholm, CPA

Sanborn-Tuepker Associates, PC
43 Crescent St
Rutland, VT 05701
802-775-1984

 

Please comment with other questions you might have about your photography business, so that I can help you. 

Thank You, 

~Brian 

B. Farnum Photography

 

Vermont Photographer Brian Farnum of B. Farnum Photography

Hello and Welcome. I’m Brian Farnum. I am a Vermont photographer based in Shrewsbury, Vermont. After attending college for Psychology, I really found that my true passion in life is photography and art. I love the fine art works of Dali, Van Gogh and Monet. As for my photographic influences, I am moved by the works of Philippe Halsman, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz and Dorothea Lange.

Being raised in Vermont, it has taught me how to work hard to achieve my goals. It’s a pretty close-knit community. You have to always be kind and friendly, and you really can’t judge a book by its cover because you never know where your next job will come from. More doors have been opened for me by someone who had greater influence that I ever thought.

If you happen to need anything for your wedding day, don’t hesitate to ask, I know a lot of wedding vendors. Before I was a photographer, I used to decorate wedding venues for a living many years ago. I’m sure I’d be able to suggest someone to help make your day effortlessly beautiful.

Let’s connect!

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Blog Business IRS Photography Taxes Vermont https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-business-of-photography Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:35:33 GMT
Taylor Grand Blanc Michigan https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2016/9/taylor-grand-blanc-michigan High School Senior Portrait Photography: B. Farnum Photography 

 

      Spending time photographing Taylor was a wonderful experience.  We have similar taste in music, I was able to create a playlist adding songs that she loved. Playing the music via a bluetooth speaker is the easiest way, since you can't really hear an iPhone in a field.  I firmly believe that music makes a photo shoot flow so much better, it lightens the mood and provides natural movement and real expressions.  High School Senior Portraits

While spending time in the Midwest, I discovered that High Schools are much larger than back in Vermont. What I enjoyed mostly is being able to shoot later in the evening, since the horizon isn't being blocked by the Green Mountains. 

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Using a soft box and a Canon Speedlight accompanied with PocketWizard's PlusX radio transmitter I was able to capture this photograph. I have to say that the PlusX transmitter is way more reliable and easier to use. It simply works whenever you need it to. 

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Taylor is going to be a Senior at Grand Blanc High School, in Grand Blanc Michigan.

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Senior Portraits Class of 2017 https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2016/7/senior-portraits-class-of-2017

B. Farnum Photography

We bring the photography studio to you! My passion for nature has been incorporated in all of my imagery. Working outside away from the stale and frankly rather boring same backgrounds isn't what we strive to provide in our photographs. Using flash to make the lighting perfect for you, or a reflector to make sure that the light falls evenly on your face. Every single one of you want something original, striking and eye-catching. Let us help you stand out from your friends this year. Class of 2017 will you look back and think I wish I had listened to Brian. 

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Portraits Vermont photography https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2016/7/senior-portraits-class-of-2017 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:24:16 GMT
Alexis Lape: Winner of the Amp Up Your Pics Contest 2015 https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2015/12/alexis-lape-winner-of-the-amp-up-your-pics-contest

 

Amp Up Your Pics is a radio promotion that gives one listener a chance to have professional photos done for free. The winner received a portrait photography session with at least three outfit changes, plus multiple poses in each outfit, along with the availability of the photographs on a brand new iPad mini through my app. The contest is open to anyone who enters in the listening area of Z97.1 FM

My vision for Amp Up Your Pics:

Taking the mundane selfie attitude of a generation where instant gratification is not only expected, it's a must have. Photography is an ever evolving industry requiring you to keep up with the needs of your clients and is sometimes like dancing. When the music stops abruptly, you look around to make sure that everyone else has stopped. I was always left dancing because the music that plays in my head never stops. For those of you who know me, I never stop. I'm always moving, moving forward. 

Ideas swirl, mesh and transform my creative flow. I strive to make images that I will be proud to show the world. Amp Up Your Pics is away to express a creative vision of providing stellar photographs whilst marketing to the masses. 
 
This year's winner, as seen above, was Alexis Lape of Brandon Vermont. Alexis attends Otter Valley Union High School. Alexis' photographs were taken at The Red Clover Inn in Mendon, Vermont a wonderful location for outdoor portrait sessions and a beautiful location for a weddings too. 

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) High School Photographers Photography Portrait Radio Senior Vermont Z97 https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2015/12/alexis-lape-winner-of-the-amp-up-your-pics-contest Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:33:59 GMT
Tutu-terific Baby Portraits https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2015/9/tutu-terific Baby Girl in TutuVermont Baby Photography Pink Tutu Baby Portraits Vermont Baby Photographer B. Farnum Photography Smiling Baby Girl Smiling Baby Girl in Pink Tutu

Pretty in pink, overcast days always make for great outdoor portraits. When summer hits its always a great time to dust off your pink tutu and schedule a portrait session. 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Shrewsbury Vermont baby photographer portraits https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2015/9/tutu-terific Wed, 09 Sep 2015 18:51:35 GMT
Ryan Darling Class of 2015 https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2015/5/ryan-darling-class-of-2015 Music has always been an important aspect of Ryan's life. I incorporated this into his photo session using his guitar as a prop. Using his hometown of Shrewsbury for it's beautiful outdoor locations for unique backdrop opportunities so no sessions have generic backgrounds.  

 

Class of 2015: Mill River Union High School

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) High School Photography Portraits Seniors Vermont https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2015/5/ryan-darling-class-of-2015 Thu, 07 May 2015 14:19:00 GMT
Marah & Sarah Woodstock High School: Junior Transition Guest Blog Post https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2015/3/marah-sarah-woodstock-high-school-junior-transition-quest-blog-post I've been into photography for years now, but I've never tried to pursue it in any way. Meeting with Brian and seeing what he does for his job and for his clients really makes it seem like something I could do myself. It's inspired me to continue pursuing it as a possible career in the future. - Sarah H

It was really interesting being able to see what  a photographer actually does for work besides taking pictures.  Listening to Brian talk about his job inspires me to pursue a job that makes me want to talk about it the way Brian did today with us. Today was a great learning experience and I'm glad I chose Brian to shadow. 

-Marah A

 

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Love finds its way to Killington Vermont: A Vermont Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2015/1/all-the-way-from-mississippi-wed-in-vermont

Love is Love! B. Farnum Photography

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(B. Farnum Photography) engagement engagement" Equality Gay IN Lesbian Wedding LGBT Love photography Same Sex Wedding shoot vermont wedding Wedding"vermont WEDDINGS https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2015/1/all-the-way-from-mississippi-wed-in-vermont Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:45:00 GMT
Since It's Bitterly Cold Outside https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2015/1/since-its-bitterly-cold-outside To brighten and bring some warmth into your day, here are some Spring and Summer flower photographs.

 

Enjoy! B. Farnum Photography

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Floral Flowers Garden Spring Summer Vermont https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2015/1/since-its-bitterly-cold-outside Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:35:11 GMT
Shadows of Winter https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2014/11/shadows-of-winter Shady Snow TreesShady Snow Treeshttp:/​/​www.​bfarnumphotography.​com

Looking for many things, finding the unexpected beauty.

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(B. Farnum Photography) Vermont Winter Black White Snow VT https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2014/11/shadows-of-winter Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:34:53 GMT
MRU Class of 2014 https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2014/6/mru-class-of-2014 Proud of the Mill River Union High School class of 2014, wanted to share these photos I was able to capture at the graduation and immediately following the ceremony. If you would like to download the photos head to > MRU Class of 2014 . The photographs that have the watermark are for any of your social media posts, I have uploaded the original files if you would like to make prints as well. There are photos that are not shown in the blog post, so make sure you check out the gallery.

 

Thank You,

B. Farnum Photography

Brian Farnum

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) MRU Vermont graduatioin photography https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2014/6/mru-class-of-2014 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:46:55 GMT
Photos To Oils: Portland, Maine https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2014/6/photos-to-oils-portland-maine Portland, MainePortland, Maine

Expanding on my Photos To Oils project, going to be updating frequently. 

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Photo Oils Photoshop https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2014/6/photos-to-oils-portland-maine Wed, 11 Jun 2014 02:52:07 GMT
Senior Portraits Class of 2014 https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2014/6/senior-portraits High School Senior Portraits B. Farnum Photography

For many of these soon to be graduates, this will be the last formal photo they have taken before their wedding days. It was an honor to photograph each and everyone of you. Class of 2015, schedule your session for this Summer or Fall soon. 

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(B. Farnum Photography) High School Photography Senior Vermont https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2014/6/senior-portraits Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:11:11 GMT
Relay For Life Fundraiser: Digital Downloads https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2014/3/relay-for-life-fundraiser-digital-downloads Multi-Colored LeavesMulti-Colored LeavesMaples leaves are everywhere, during this time of year. I love going out and shooting in the rain.

If one thing single thing can change your whole life forever. It would be these three words, You Have Cancer. So I have decided to support The American Cancer Society by having a Relay For Life Team. Rutland County Relay For Life is June 21st at The Vermont State Fair. If you would like to donate to my personal page here is the link B. Farnum Photography

So getting donations isn't always the easiest task, so I have decided to package some of my photographs in selected galleries to give incentive to donate: (4) digital downloads for $5.00. So with every download package, $4.60 goes to Relay For Life!! 

 

 

 

 

Here is a list of the available galleries:

Autumn In Vermont

 

 

Firework Photographs

Flowers & Garden Photos

 

Vermont Winter

Thank You! 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Downloads Fundraiser Photography Relay For Life Rutland Vermont https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2014/3/relay-for-life-fundraiser-digital-downloads Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:15:57 GMT
Floral https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2014/2/floral Flower 1Flower 1Most of my photos of flowers are taken with a fast macro lens, so that I can capture the essence of a single or couple of flowers. I love the variety of colors, shapes, sizes that flowers come in. Photographing flowers is just one of the many things that I like to photograph. In vermont we have beautiful spring flowers and summer flowers that can bloom all season. Flower 11Flower 11Most of my photos of flowers are taken with a fast macro lens, so that I can capture the essence of a single or couple of flowers. I love the variety of colors, shapes, sizes that flowers come in. Photographing flowers is just one of the many things that I like to photograph. In vermont we have beautiful spring flowers and summer flowers that can bloom all season. Flower 9Flower 9Most of my photos of flowers are taken with a fast macro lens, so that I can capture the essence of a single or couple of flowers. I love the variety of colors, shapes, sizes that flowers come in. Photographing flowers is just one of the many things that I like to photograph. In vermont we have beautiful spring flowers and summer flowers that can bloom all season.

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(B. Farnum Photography) flower photo photography https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2014/2/floral Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:42:25 GMT
Same Sex Marriage Stowe, Vermont https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/12/p-a-orlando-stowe-vermont Vermont Gay Wedding 

Stowe, Vermont 

B. Farnum Photography

October 12th was a perfect fall day, in the town of Stowe, Vermont. The whole town was a buzz and very busy with their annual art fair, you could feel the creativity in town bubbling with artistic flair. 

Many leaf peepers were driving on the roads surrounding Stowe, to see radiant colors of the foliage in the Green Mountains. Be mindful that you are paying attention, because leaf peepers are bound to come to a dead stop in the middle of the road, and do not pull off the road to take their photos.

 If you've never been to Vermont during Autumn, then you are totally missing out. This is the time of year that many couples find their way to Vermont because of the glorious splendor of colors and the endless photographic opportunities.

Traveling all the way from California for their destination wedding, back to P.A.'s roots of Vermont was something special for both of the Grooms. When you spend a day with a couple you really get to see how much love they have for each other. It’s all in their eyes. 

It's truly one of my favorite times of year to be a professional wedding photographer in Vermont. it's not too hot or cold it's just right. It was my pleasure to provide these two lovely grooms with their wedding portraits.

Gay marriage should have always been legal. After all, love is love, it has no limits. If you accept the LGBTQ community into your life, they will always love you. Love conquers, hate.

My Truth as it unfolds in front of the camera.


 

 

 

 

 

Special Thanks to:

Wedding Planner: N Joy Event Planning

Wedding Ceremony & Reception held at the Golden Eagle Resort a gay-friendly wedding venue in Vermont. 
 
Vermont Wedding Photographer: B. Farnum Photography 
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(B. Farnum Photography) gay wedding Grooms LGBT Photographer photography same sex wedding Stowe Vermont Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/12/p-a-orlando-stowe-vermont Tue, 17 Dec 2013 04:24:41 GMT
A Merry Grinchmas To All! https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/12/a-merry-grinchmas-to-all

Merchants Hall & B. Farnum Photography teamed up to provide a special treat to the Downtown Rutland area on December 7th & December 14th 2013. Santa Claus lets face it is getting a little played out (Sorry Santa!), so why not do something a little non-traditional. Some children are afraid of the Grinch, but yet again they can be scared of Santa too. The Grinch's lair is something new this year, we hope to keep doing this year after year. 

 

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Christmas Grinch Holidays Photographs Photos Santa https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/12/a-merry-grinchmas-to-all Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:04:21 GMT
Winter Photography Vermont Style https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/11/winter-photography-vermont-style Frozen GrassFrozen Grasswalking down the path from my office, I noticed this section of frozen ornamental grass against the red background.

 

 

Weston, VermontWeston, Vermontphoto was taken during a snow storm in Westin Vermont in their town green. Its right in front of one my favorite places in Westin Vermont the Westin Playhouse. Frozen Morning, Shrewsbury VermontFrozen MorningWaking up on this very cold morning in Shrewsbury, Vermont. Traveling around Vermont in the Winter, you will see so many beautiful scenes. I go out early, or while its snowing. So that you don't have to deal with the dirty looking snow on the sides of the roads.

Remember to dress warm, I love these gloves with the finger tips are cut out of them.

Because its not easy or next to impossible to change your camera settings with gloves on. Forget about trying to change any settings with mittens on.

I also recommend bringing extra pairs of wool socks, because they will stay warm until you are done at a specific location. Warm feet, are happy feet.

I always try to go to local general stores to support the community I am photographing. You never know who will give you a great location to go shoot, when your chatting over coffee or lunch.

 

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Photography Vermont Winter https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/11/winter-photography-vermont-style Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:37:47 GMT
Alana: Fall 2013 https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/11/alana-fall-2013

 

 

 

 

Contact us today to schedule your next family portrait.

 

Children's Portraits B. Farnum Photography

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(B. Farnum Photography) Photography Portraits Vermont photographer https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/11/alana-fall-2013 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:35:32 GMT
R.A.V.E. Car Show, Rutland Vermont https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/10/r-a-v-e-car-show-rutland-vermont

 

R.A.V.E. Car Show at the Vermont State Fair is always a well attended event! Vintage cars always look better with a touch of HDR (High Dynamic Range) to make the chrome and paint pop! These three photographs are my favorite from the set of images I took that day.

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(B. Farnum Photography) Cars RAVE Rutland Vermont Vintage https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/10/r-a-v-e-car-show-rutland-vermont Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:41:25 GMT
Autumn in Vermont https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/10/autumn-in-vermont FallenFallenVermont

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(B. Farnum Photography) Vermont autumn fall photography https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/10/autumn-in-vermont Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:54:05 GMT
Sam's Steakhouse https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/9/sams-steakhouse  

Sam's Steak House in Ludlow, Vermont has a wonderful atmosphere at the bar, with a newly designed bar and lounge area it's the perfect place to enjoy a drink and have something delicious to eat after a long day on the slopes of Okemo.

Photographs by: B. Farnum Photography

See their favorite images on their website: Sam's Steakhouse Ludlow, Vermont
 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Food Ludlow Okemo Seafood Steak Vermont https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/9/sams-steakhouse Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:39:06 GMT
Bride Yaddow Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/8/bride-yaddow-wedding Elizabeth & Aaron Yaddow

July 20th, 2013

Rutland Country Club, Rutland Vermont

Elizabeth on the 17th Green at Rutland Country Club, looking stunning for her bridal portraits at her wedding.

The Groom Aaron before the wedding ceremony, waiting for everyone to be seated.  Elizabeth being walked down the aisle by her loving father Peter. 

The wedding party was a blast to photograph! Flowers by: The Rose Petal

Aaron & Elizabeth the newlyweds, having a moment before heading back to the wedding reception. 

 

 

 

Elizabeth had this wonderful idea, for the bottom of her heels. 

What a pleasure to photograph this couple! 

2Kul Entertainment: DJ Kris Kul, kept that wedding bumping with a wonderful mix of music through the entire reception. 

 

 

Please enjoy the slideshow, I put together for Elizabeth & Aaron. It was a pleasure photographing your wedding. 

Thanks, 

Brian Farnum 

B. Farnum Photography

 

 

 

Making Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Yaddow's Wedding one to remember. Thank You All .

Wedding Venue: Rutland Country Club, Rutland Vermont

Wedding Photographer: B. Farnum Photography

Flowers: The Rose Petal

DJ: 2kUL ENTERTAINMENT

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Club Country Photographer Rutland Vermont Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/8/bride-yaddow-wedding Fri, 02 Aug 2013 02:32:45 GMT
Class of 2014 https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/7/class-of-2014

 

Senior Portraits by: B. Farnum Photography

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(B. Farnum Photography) Senior Vermont photography portraits https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/7/class-of-2014 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 19:28:42 GMT
Wedding Season Is Here!! https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/4/wedding-season-is-here I am kicking off my wedding season very shortly, its when every image I take seems to radiate Love. Capturing a couples special day is not only a honor, but something I cherish. I believe that Love is Love. Whether its a traditional marriage or same sex marriage everyone is equal in the eyes of B. Farnum Photography

 

Wedding CoupleShrewsbury, Vermont Wedding

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Vermont Wedding photography https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/4/wedding-season-is-here Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:34:58 GMT
Photos to oils https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/4/photos-to-oils Photos taken with either a Canon 5D or Canon 5D Mark III over the last 3 years, converted the photos in Photoshop CS6 and used the Topaz Adjust Filter, then used Photoshop Oil Painting Filter to make the image look and feel the way I wanted it to. I have seen some examples on various websites, I thought it would be interesting to create something new out of something old. Sorry to the purists out there, that think this is photographic blasphemy. But I do it for me, not you. 

Brian Farnum

B. Farnum Photography

 

West Hill Road, Wallingford VermontWest Hill Road

 

Sugar House Wallingford VermontSugar House Apples VermontApples Shrewsbury Vermont Fall RaodFall Road New Hampshire LakeLake Winnepesaukee Sunbeams Dirt RoadSunshine Road

 

All of these are available for purchase at Photos To Oils at B. Farnum Photography

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Blog Marketing Oil Painting Photo Photography Vermont https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/4/photos-to-oils Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:54:38 GMT
Portland Maine via iPhone 5 https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/4/portland-maine-via-iphone-5 My story.. continues in every city I travel to. These are some photos from this past weekends trip to Portland, Maine. Portland moved into my third spot of favorite cities I have visited. It has a rather large music and art scene, which I happen to love! 

 

Barber Shop Blame

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Spring Time Portland Maine

Eyes Portland Maine

Greetings From Portland Maine Asylum Portland Maine

 

Photos all taken by:

B. Farnum Photography 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Maine Photography Portland iPhone https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/4/portland-maine-via-iphone-5 Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:21:31 GMT
Frozen Morning https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/4/frozen-morning Frozen MorningFrozen Morning

You never know what you might, wake up to. 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Vermont Winter Cold Snow Ice Sunshine https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/4/frozen-morning Thu, 04 Apr 2013 02:29:27 GMT
Thoughts on Photography 2/6/13 https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/2/thoughts-on-photography-2/6/13 When I wake up I am always in battle mode it seems to gain new likes, re-tweets, comments and shares. I have been focused on the whole picture and have really have forgot about my own backyard. I should be focusing on growing my local base. Getting caught up in the digital rat race can suck the creativity and drive out of you, when you don't see instant results. Vermont is very supportive of the buy local movement, I need to find a catalyst to engage with my potential customer base through this avenue.

 

 

Brian Farnum

B. Farnum Photography 

 

Black and White Vermont WinterSnow Fence VT

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(B. Farnum Photography) Vermont media photographer photography social https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/2/thoughts-on-photography-2/6/13 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:07:40 GMT
Sleeping Eli https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/1/sleeping-eli

Just had to share a photograph from my newborn nephews first photo shoot with Uncle B.

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(B. Farnum Photography) Newborn Baby Vermont Photography Photo https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/1/sleeping-eli Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:03:10 GMT
Wedin Wedding: Hawk Mountain Inn & Resort Plymouth Vermont https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/1/wedin-wedding-hawk-mountain-inn-resort-plymouth-vermont Jen getting the finishing touches of her makeup applied. 

Wedding Makeup Father & Bride walking to start her new life. 

The couple awaits the announcement now I pronounce you husband and wife, you may kiss the bride. 

First Kiss!

Bride

Jen is looking stunning, beautiful bride. 
Bride & Groom 

 

 

Brother of the Groom and Maid Of Honor having a little bit of fun with the dollar dance. 

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(B. Farnum Photography) ceremony photographer photography Plymouth reception Vermont VT Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/1/wedin-wedding-hawk-mountain-inn-resort-plymouth-vermont Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:50:26 GMT
Bove & Wilson Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/1/bove-wilson-wedding Wedding Party Head Table

The Rutland Country Club in Rutland, Vermont did a wonderful job with the table setting and presentation of the dining room for the guest of the wedding. The food was delicious! 

 

Roco the world's best ring bearer

When a Bride cannot stop smiling on her wedding day, you know that she is the happiest woman in the world.

When your groom is much taller than you, Lauren decided to bust out these heels!

Showing off the rock!

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Photographer Photographs Rutland Vermont Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2013/1/bove-wilson-wedding Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:12:38 GMT
Keene New Hampshire, Lizz & Eli https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2012/12/keene-new-hampshire-lizz-eli Lizz & Eli Ellis Wedding Photography: B. Farnum Photography

 

Park in Downtown Keene NH

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Keene Photographer Portraits Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2012/12/keene-new-hampshire-lizz-eli Mon, 03 Dec 2012 19:14:34 GMT
Symrski Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2012/12/symrski-wedding Flowers by Hawley's Florist in Rutland, Vermont

Mountain Top Inn, Chittenden Vermont Beautiful venue, with breathtaking mountain and views of the Chittenden Reservoir.

First Dance, for the newly weds.

Mountain Top Inn, Chittenden Vermont

Reception tent at dusk.

Bride & Bridesmaids dance party!

 

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Chittenden Vermont Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2012/12/symrski-wedding Mon, 03 Dec 2012 19:04:26 GMT
Dennis Phillips Class of 2013 https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2012/9/dennis-phillips Senior Portrait Dennis Phillips WRHS

Closeup Portrait Headshot

Dennis Phillips Portrait

Dennis Phillips: Class of 2013

West Rutland High School, West Rutland Vermont

Photos by: B. Farnum Photography

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(B. Farnum Photography) High School Senior Vermont West Rutland photographer photography portraits https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2012/9/dennis-phillips Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:03:12 GMT
Shannon Alexander Class of 2013 https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2012/9/shannon-alexander-class-of-2013

Closeup Portrait150411_110843 Shannon Alexander- Rutland High School- Class of 2013

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(B. Farnum Photography) High School High School Senior RHS Rutland Vermont photographer photography portrait portraits https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2012/9/shannon-alexander-class-of-2013 Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:43:28 GMT
Wedding Photography Shrewsbury Vermont https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2012/8/ridlon-wedding Wedding PortraitShrewsbury, Vermont Wedding

 

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Vermont Wedding Photography

 

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Bride Groom Shrewsbury Vermont Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2012/8/ridlon-wedding Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:04:19 GMT
Newborn Ryland https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2012/3/newborn-ryland Vermont Newborn PhotographyRylandSleeping Baby Boy captured by B. Farnum Photography

 

I find photographing Newborns much easier when the child is in their own home, one reason being that the parents are more comfortable. Instead of packing many items, leaving and battling the elements that Vermont or New England can sometimes offer up. Newborn sessions almost always take longer than any other type of portrait session, I plan on this. Between feedings, diaper changes, and making sure that Mom & Dad are doing okay as well. I've learned that by using the parents as the means of propping up the Newborn this achieves far better results than placing them on blankets or pillows. The calming effects of the parent's heartbeat and the warmth their bodies provide always seem to be way more soothing than a soft plush blanket. 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Baby Infants Newborn portraits Vermont https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2012/3/newborn-ryland Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:30:05 GMT
Vermont Wedding Photography B. Farnum Photography https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2012/2/vermontweddings

Vermont always seems to have a photo opportunity waiting around every corner. You can just be walking down a dirt road and see beautiful light bouncing in the trees. Noticing how everything is a potential background throughout Vermont, is a wedding photographers wonderland. 

Vermont has become a destination wedding state, we truly have four seasons of weddings that are beautiful in their own way. If you're looking for a Vermont wedding photographer please contact us with any questions you might have. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love taking photographs when a bride is leaving the Church or Wedding venue having her stand inside the doorway in the open shade to capture the amazing light coming in from the doorway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vermont Wedding Photographer: Photographing weddings all over Vermont and New England. 

B. Farnum Photography 

 

 

 

 

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) vermont engagement vermont engagement photography vermont photography vermont wedding WEDDINGS WEDDINGS IN VERMONT engagement shoot vermont wedding photography https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2012/2/vermontweddings Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:06:53 GMT