B. Farnum Photography: Blog https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog en-us (C) B. Farnum Photography (B. Farnum Photography) Tue, 18 Oct 2022 15:19:00 GMT Tue, 18 Oct 2022 15:19:00 GMT https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u520139905-o636011546-50.jpg B. Farnum Photography: Blog https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog 120 80 5 reasons why you need to print your wedding photographs https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2022/3/5-reasons-why-you-need-to-print-your-wedding-photographs 5 reasons why you need to print your wedding photographs Vermont Wedding GroomsmenVermont Wedding Groomsmen

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. You will want to remember it forever! That's why it's so important to print your wedding photos.

Here are 5 reasons why you should make sure your wedding photographer offers prints in their photography package:

 

1. Wedding prints are a great way to relive your special day.

When you look at your wedding photographs, it's a great way to relive your special day. You will be able to see all the little details that you may have missed on the day itself. Printing your photos and hanging them around your home is a perfect way to relive your wedding day every time you pass them throughout your day.

Maybe you and your significant other were dashing about the wedding venue all evening, or maybe it was just an incredibly long day that went by too quickly. Either way, passing by a photo of yourself on your wedding day always will make you smile!

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Your wedding photographs are not only a way to remember your big day, but they also make wonderful keepsakes that you can pass down to future generations. Wedding prints will last a lifetime when properly cared for, and they will always hold sentimental value.

If you're looking for a Vermont Wedding Photographer who offers prints in their packages, be sure to check out B. Farnum Photography! Wedding prints can be included in all of our packages, and we would be more than happy to discuss your printing options with you.

3. Wedding prints are a great way to share your memories with family and friends.

Your wedding photographs are a great way to share your memories with family and friends, especially those who were unable to attend your big day. Wedding prints make it easy for you to display your favorite images in your home, and they also make great gifts for friends and family members.

At B. Farnum Photography, we offer a variety of print sizes and finishes to suit your needs. We also offer custom framing options, so you can have your wedding prints professionally framed and ready to hang in your home.

Wedding PhotosWedding Photos 4. They can be used to decorate your home or office with wedding photos.

Your wedding prints can be used to decorate your home or office, and they make great conversation starters! Wedding prints also make wonderful gifts for anniversaries, birthdays, and other special occasions.

5. Wedding prints are a tangible way to remember your wedding day.

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and it's a day that you will want to remember forever. Wedding prints are a tangible way to keep your memories alive, and they will help you relive your special day for years to come. They will serve as a reminder of your special day for years to come, and they will be cherished by you and your family for generations.

If you're looking for a Vermont Wedding Photographer who offers prints in their packages, be sure to check out B. Farnum Photography! Wedding prints are included in all of our packages, and we would be more than happy to discuss your printing options with you. Contact us today to learn more!

We hope you enjoyed this blog post! Stay tuned for more wedding tips and advice from B. Farnum Photography.


Reason to add a wedding album to your wedding photography package :

Wedding albums are a beautiful way to display your wedding photographs, and they make great keepsakes. Wedding albums can be passed down from generation to generation, and they provide a tangible way for you to keep your memories alive. Wedding albums also make wonderful gifts for anniversaries, birthdays, and other special occasions.

When you hire us as your Vermont wedding photographer, be sure to ask about their printing and Wedding Album options. B. Farnum Photography can offer prints and Wedding Albums in all of our packages, and we would be more than happy to discuss your printing and Wedding Album options with you.

 

Contact us today to learn more! Remember to print your photos, we would be happy to help. An online gallery might be immediate gratification but printing photos will mean so much more.

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How to Write Your Wedding Vows: Tips for Couples https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2022/3/how-to-write-your-wedding-vows-tips-for-couples Vermont Wedding Couple Covered BridgeVermont Wedding Couple Covered Bridge Tips for writing your wedding vows

When you're writing your wedding vows, there are a lot of things to think about. How romantic do you want to be? Should you be funny? What should you say about your partner and your relationship? And perhaps more importantly, when should you write them? Writing your wedding vows can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be.

In this blog post, we'll provide some tips for couples who are writing their wedding vows. We'll also discuss when men typically write their vows (spoiler alert: it's not on the day of the wedding), and give some advice on how to deliver them. So whether you're just starting out or you're getting close to the big day, read on for some helpful tips!

When Should You Write Your Wedding Vows?

The first question that many couples have when writing their wedding vows is "when should I write them?" The answer to this question really depends on your own personal preference. Some couples prefer to write their vows well in advance, while others like to wait until closer to the wedding day.

If you're someone who likes to plan everything ahead of time, then it might be a good idea to start writing your vows several months before the wedding. However, if you're more of a last-minute type of person, then waiting until a few weeks or even days before the wedding might not be a problem. Ultimately, it's up to you and your partner - just make sure that you both agree on what you're going to do.

 

How Romantic Do You Want to Be?

When it comes to writing your wedding vows, you'll need to decide how romantic you want to be. This doesn't mean that you have to go overboard with the flowery language - in fact, many couples prefer to keep their vows simple and sweet.

However, if you're looking for a more romantic approach, there are plenty of things you can do. You could refer to your partner as your "best friend," "lover," or "soulmate." Or, if you'd like to get a little bit more creative, why not write a poem or song lyrics about your relationship? The options are endless just make sure that whatever you write comes from the heart.

 

What Should You Say about Your Partner and Your Relationship?

When you're writing your vows, you'll also need to think about what you want to say about your partner and your relationship. This is your chance to tell your partner how much they mean to you, so take some time to think about what you want to say.

Do you want to focus on the present moment, or look towards the future? Are there specific things that you love about your partner or moments that have been particularly special to you? Whatever you choose to include in your vows, make sure that it comes from a place of love and sincerity.

How Should You Deliver Your Wedding Vows?

Once you've written your vows, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to deliver them. If you're nervous about speaking in front of a large group of people, don't worry - there are plenty of ways to delivery your vows without having to speak in front of everyone.

For example, you could opt to have a friend or family member read your vows for you. Or, if you'd prefer to keep things between you and your partner, you could simply exchange them in private before the ceremony begins. However, you choose to deliver your vows, make sure that it feels right for you and your relationship.

Writing your wedding vows doesn't have to be a daunting task. By following these tips, you and your partner can write vows that are perfect for you. Just remember to be honest, romantic, and creative - and most importantly, have fun! Writing your wedding vows can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be.

 

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Here are some helpful tips on writing wedding vows :

 
Brainstorming to write wedding vows:

-Start by brainstorming what you want to say. Jot down anything and everything that comes to mind, even if it seems like it's not related. This will help you get started and come up with some ideas.

To be or not to be, that is the question.

-Be personal. Share your thoughts and feelings about your partner, why you fell in love with them, and what you're looking forward to in the future. Writing from the heart is always the best way to go.

Keep it short and sweet!

-Keep it brief. Wedding vows don't need to be long and complicated - typically, they should be around two minutes long at most. If you can't fit everything you want to say into that amount of time, consider saving some of it for your toast later on. 

Looking for laughs?

-Be funny...or not. This is completely up to you - if you want to make everyone laugh with some hilarious vows, go for it! But if you'd rather keep things more romantic and serious, that's perfectly fine too.

I mean wedding vows are important in wedding planning, right?

-Plan ahead. If possible, try to write your vows a few weeks or even months before the wedding so you have plenty of time to practice saying them out loud. It can be helpful to enlist the help of a friend or family member who can give you feedback.


Take a deep breath.

-Don't stress out. The most important thing is that you say what's in your heart, and your vows will be beautiful no matter what they end up sounding like. Relax and enjoy this special moment, and let the words flow naturally.

When you're writing your wedding vows, it's important to keep in mind the tone and style that you want to set for your ceremony. Some couples choose to be funny and light-hearted, while others prefer a more romantic or traditional approach. It's also worth thinking about who will be delivering the vows - usually, the bride and groom speak them themselves, but there are other options too.


How do LGBTQ wedding couples write their wedding vows?

Same Sex Weddings VermontSame Sex Weddings Vermont There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as each couple will have their own unique way of expressing themselves. However, there are a few things that all LGBTQ couples should keep in mind when writing their wedding vows.

First and foremost, it's important to be authentic and honest with yourself and your partner. Don't try to write something that you don't feel comfortable saying - if the words don't come naturally, they probably won't sound very genuine.

Secondly, make sure that your vows reflect both of your personalities and what you love about each other. This is your chance to tell your partner why you fell in love with them, and how much they mean to you.

Finally, be sure to keep your vows short and sweet. There's no need to recite a long, drawn-out speech - after all, the focus should be on your wedding ceremony, not your vows. Just say what needs to be said, and leave the rest up to the imagination.

 

 

If you're looking for more advice on writing LGBTQ wedding vows, there are plenty of resources online that can help. For example, check out this article from Wedding Wire:

The 4 Rules of Writing Your Own LGBT Wedding Vows

 


 

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Can you use scripture in your wedding vows?

  • You can, but make sure that you both agree on which passages to use.

  • You may want to consult with your officiant about what is appropriate.

  • Once you've decided what you want to say, take some time to write it out and practice saying it aloud. This will help you feel more comfortable on your wedding day.

  • If you're feeling nervous, remember that your officiant will be there to help you through the vows.

  • Avoid clichés and overused phrases. (spend the rest of your life together, promise to love, promise to take, vow to love)

  • Don't be afraid to be funny – but make sure that your humor is appropriate for a religious ceremony.


Most of those identifying as men don't actually write their wedding vows on the day of their wedding - generally, it's something that is planned ahead of time. If you're feeling stuck, there are plenty of resources online with examples of both traditional and non-traditional vows. The most important thing is to make sure that they reflect your feelings for each other and the commitment that you're making.

Whether you're tying the knot in a barn or on a mountain top, your Vermont wedding will be unforgettable. Writing your vows is just one part of planning your perfect day, so enjoy the process and make it something special that you'll remember forever.

 

What do you think makes for good content in a wedding vow? Have you been to any weddings with particularly memorable vows? Let us know in the comments below! And if you need some help getting started, check out our post on how to write your wedding vows. Writing your vows is just one part of planning your perfect day, so enjoy the process and make it something special that you'll remember forever.

Vermont is a beautiful place to get married, and there are plenty of great venues to choose from. If you're looking for something a little different, why not consider getting married in one of the many picturesque locations around the state? Whether you're tying the knot in a barn or on a mountain top, your Vermont wedding will be unforgettable. 

So what are you waiting for? Start planning today! We would be happy to talk to you about being your Vermont wedding photographer. 

 

B. Farnum Photography | Vermont Wedding Photographers

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Thoughts on Photography: Imposter Syndrome https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2022/3/thoughts-on-photography-imposter-syndrome Flower 3Flower 3Most 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. 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 forgotten 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.

 

When I am not photographing, I am usually editing photos on the computer. Sometimes late at night, I feel like a fraud because my friends and family are so supportive of me and what I do but deep down I don't feel that my work is good enough. This is called Imposter Syndrome.

Imposter Syndrome (IS) is a psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to internalize their successes. Instead, they attribute their accomplishments to luck or timing and feel as though they are frauds who will be exposed as fake sooner or later.

IS is especially common among highly successful people, who often feel that they have only achieved success because they have worked harder than everyone else or because they have taken advantage of opportunities that were not available to others.

There are a few things that you can do if you think you might be suffering from Imposter Syndrome:

-Acknowledge your successes and give yourself credit where it is due.

-Talk to other people who have achieved success in their field and ask them how they did it.

-Challenge your negative thoughts and question the evidence that supports them.

-Make a list of your accomplishments and read it over every day.

-Take action and persist in the face of setbacks.

Macro Flower PhotoFlower 19 Imposter Syndrome can be a very debilitating syndrome and can prevent you from achieving your goals.

imposter syndrome isn't a psychiatric diagnosis. This phenomenon is experienced equally by men and women and frequently coexists with depression and anxiety.

Mental health is a topic that often goes untouched. The stigmas surrounding it are still very much present in our society today, making people feel like they shouldn't show any weakness or vulnerability at all because "real men don’t cry." I grew up with this idea and found myself believing what everyone else seemed to think this as well. I would cry if something happened but never in front of other people. I've learned for me to process my emotions was sometimes needed to move forward, there's nothing wrong with showing emotion.

You are enough, You do great things, You are doing your best.

 

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Picture this: you're at your wedding reception, and as you mingle with your guests, you see two painters start to work on a canvas. They begin to blend colors and create the outline of a photograph. As the painting comes to life, your guests watch in amazement.

This is not just any painting - it's a portrait of you and your new spouse! Live painting is a unique form of entertainment that will make your wedding reception unforgettable.

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Not to mention, you'll have a beautiful piece of art to hang in your home that was created right before your
eyes. If you're looking for something extraordinary, consider live painting as entertainment at your wedding reception!

Live painting is a great way to make your wedding reception unique and memorable. If you're looking for something different, consider hiring live painters to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art for your big day!

Your guests will be amazed as they watch the painting come to life right before their eyes. Plus, you'll have a beautiful piece of art to hang in your home that will always remind you of your special day. Live painting is the perfect way to add a personal touch to your wedding reception!


 

5 reasons to hire a professional live painter to paint your wedding or event : Painters at Wedding Reception

  1. - A professional painter will be able to capture all the details of your wedding dress, bouquet, and veil.
  2. - Live painting is a great way to add entertainment for your guests. They'll be amazed as they watch the painting come to life right before their eyes!
  3. - A live painting makes for a great conversation starter and is a unique way to display your wedding photos.
  4. - You'll have a beautiful piece of art to hang in your home that will always remind you of your special day.
  5. - Live painting is the perfect way to add a personal touch to your wedding reception!

 

 

 

 

We recommend Claire Giroux-Williams and Megan Winward of
Burlington Paint & Sip Studio, Live Wedding, and Event Painting.

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Vermont photo booth rental

Photo Booths can help improve the atmosphere of your wedding or corporate event. 

 

Have you ever had those awkward moments before cocktail hour starts or the lull before dinner is served, and it seems like it's the most prolonged moment in your life? Let's capitalize on this downtime to ensure that your guests are engaging and frankly not bored to tears. If people enjoy their time together, this will speak volumes for you and your company.

Let us help you create a room where fun meets nostalgia. Most everyone can remember a time when all of your friends crammed into a photo booth in the local mall or sometimes even a bar. Making silly faces and letting loose their preconceived notions of who they are and how they're supposed to act in public.

We will make sure we add a couple of silly props in the mix, this will help make people laugh, and it will keep the flow of your event light and fun. No one talks about a stale or boring event, besides how much they will not attend the next event you hold.

Photo booths are a wonderful way to encourage networking.

Business events can be tense and stressful, but a photo booth rental is sure to put everyone in the right mood. With one of these fun machines at your next meeting or trade show, you'll have tons o' smiles on display - not just from children who enjoy themselves immensely while waiting their turn inside! You may even meet some interesting people along with them; maybe they know someone that has an idea-solving service for whatever problem(s) plagues both parties involved?

Hiring a photo booth is an excellent way to break the ice with your guests and vendors. As people wait in line, they'll be more likely than not to start small talk about what's going on around them - which can lead to future business conversations!

When you're at a business event, it can be hard to make connections with the people around you. Renting out photobooths is one way that encourages strangers and vendors to get acquainted-the more casual conversations that happen in line for this activity will prove valuable if your friend happens to come across someone who has helped solve his/her problem before!

 

Open Air Photo Booth This is just the beginning of the web of social interactions that can branch out to increase your personal and business connections. Providing a specific hashtag for the event can make it easier to find the photos and people you met that night at the event. 

What better way to build a brand than through social media? If you're looking for an easy and effective marketing strategy, then look no further! Sharing on your favorite platforms will help improve reach by flooding the streams with images from all those attending. They can be assigned specific roles during events so that they know what is expected of them in order not only promote branding but also create memorable moments captured within these posts which could potentially become international sensations if done correctly - imagine hundreds upon thousands of guests posting photos online about how great everything was at this recent function or gathering?! The possibilities really do seem limitless when we take advantage of today’s most powerful tool: connectivity

 

A Photo booth rental helps your event stand out.

Many special events where large groups of people will be in one location such as a wedding, birthday, or anniversary party can benefit from a photo booth rental. Photo booths seem to be everywhere these days, ours has an actual Canon camera inside, not just the camera from an iPad.

You might be asking yourself, hey! My industry is fun and has had numerous photo booths over the years which sets you apart from the others. It's simple we're just more fun! I'm kidding, or am I? No, but seriously you'll love our attendants, prints, and text messages that have been all customized to with your details so that you can make sure your event does in fact stand out in the sea of other gatherings.

With our open-air photo booth rentals, you can turn every occasion into a special event from class reunions to birthdays, wedding guests will love it too! The on-site attendant will make you a print in case you forget to, it's a full-service experience photo booth rental.

Photo booth rentals create self-promotion opportunities you can only dream of.

At B. Farnum Photography, we help our clients seize the opportunity to self-promote to their guests. Tragically placing your logo around the area around the photo booth will also increase the awareness of the business's presence at the event. It's also a great way to sell a sponsorship to vendors at a fundraising event that you're holding.

If you would like your logo on the printed photos, we can offer you this service. In a matter of seconds, people will have photos that include your brand, which they can now keep. This provides a great brand presence, that will last as long as people keep hold of their photos.

We all love free publicity! 

When you think about the savings by not running additional ads on social media, it's easy to see why everyone is doing this. You receive plenty of these from people uploading their photos and asking that they be hashtagged for others who didn't make it out there or even just want a glimpse at what went down! Double points if your next event involves selling tickets - all those new pictures will help promote themselves quickly because we've got an awesome visual resume-like portfolio now available thanks entirely too much free time spent posting things online without thinking twice before hitting the post button.
 

Photo booths are less expensive than some entertainment options Photo Booth Rental .

We all know that corporate events can get a little boring after about an hour. Hiring our photo booth for the night is often cheaper and more entertaining than trying to book bands or DJs, which will surely cost you some serious cash! With this fun activity, the prints are sure to make everyone happy with their customized pictures from your big night out on the town.

A lot of people might think hiring someone else would be expensive but in reality, it may actually end up being less costly if they're into instant gratification - what better way than having them take home a print and the digital photos delivered right to their phones. 

hire our photo booths for any corporate event you are hosting, and guests will be thoroughly engaged the whole night through. You'll get a lot of fun out of it while maintaining your budget - who could ask anything more?

A photo booth provides your guests a way to create their own experience with photos, giving them the freedom to create and have their own fun experiences! 

 

Photo booths are perfect for every occasion

Why not turn your next event into a memorable experience with our photo booth? We offer great themes and custom designs that will make this year's Christmas party or company anniversary even more special. Your guests can enjoy taking pictures while they're still at the forefront of their minds, thanks in part to these personalized keepsakes!

They require less work on the night of the event.

Booking a photo booth does come with some upfront planning if you want it to be a success, this will be taken well before the night of the event so you'll have the time to make decisions about where you would like it when you want us to arrive and you'll receive a proof of the template that we will be using that night. Wanting to make sure we get out the message you're trying to promote to the guests. 

Photo Booth Props

On the night of your event, the photo booth attendant is a professional, who takes care of setting up and arranging the props and testing the booth, and making sure everything is set to start. 

No need to worry about the printer running out of paper we bring extra it's an easy fix for the attendant, or if anything else goes wrong, because we have it all covered so you can enjoy your evening.

We want guests to feel welcome to use the photo booth as they please and come back up time after time. Let's face it you have way more important aspects of the event to focus on than the photo booth, we ensure that all other components on our end will run smoothly and not cause you unneeded stress.

It gives your attendees something tangible to remember the night by!

Numerous hours went into time and planning for organizing your business event and making sure that everyone is having a wonderful time. You've created this wonderful experience, ensure people are able to remember it with the photos from the night. We find the best way to do this is to offer a tangible memento such as a printed photo.

 

We make photo booth rental a hassle-free process. 

B. Farnum Photography makes booking a photo booth a simple phone call where you get the information needed, your email so you can send us a logo and company colors so that we can match it so the template we customize for you is on-brand. We are available to help you from the start of hiring a photo booth, right until the end of the night. 

Burlington Vermont clients love the uniqueness of this model, and the fact that it doesn't take up a lot of room is a bonus. All of our photo booths come with props, if it's a themed event and you would like to buy additional props to offer guests let us know so we can ensure the best photo booth props for your event. Props really let your guests express their imagination and their personality with some wacky photographs! Photo Booth For Birthdays

Vermont Photobooth rentals

We travel to different locations throughout Vermont, including Burlington, South Burlington, Middlebury, Bristol, Rutland, Woodstock, Manchester, and Stowe. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact us today to learn more about how we can turn your corporate event into an interactive, memorable experience. With one of the only open-air photo booths available for rent in Vermont or New Hampshire, you will have all guests engaged and having fun throughout their entire visit! You'll be able to capture memories through every strip that gets printed by our photo booth attendants who are on hand at each event capturing unique moments unparalleled anywhere else.

 

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Vermont Photographer Is Always Learning https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2022/3/vermont-photographer-is-always-learning  

Maternity Portraits Maternity Portraits As a Vermont wedding & portrait photographer, I must always learn and continue my photography education. I have to give a quick thank you to the Vermont Professional Photographers organization for bringing the in-person event back to The Essex Resort & Spa. This weekends classes that were held in person on Saturday were provided by the following photographers:


Mark Mann: What Makes a Portrait?

Mark provided terrific stories about how he works and engages with his clients through his editorial; he's been featured in Esquire, Men's Health, Spin magazines. The biggest takeaways from yesterday's workshop, in my opinion, were:

When you're talking to the client you've got to be talking from behind the camera and making the subject more comfortable and engaging to make sure that you're getting a reaction.

If you know who you're photographing and you can do some research beforehand to better prepare yourself before you start taking photos you'll have ideas to bring up if your client isn't comfortable or needs to loosen up. Bringing up something personal about them, but appropriate can shift the dynamic of the portrait session.


Colby McLemore: How You Can Start a Love Affair with Your Blog

Make sure that you have a schedule and stick to it to write and publish your blog, repurpose and repost on the different social media platforms. This workshop was a wonderful reminder that when you work on your photography business your business will start working for you.

There is a vast difference between working in your business and working on your business. Writing photography blogs is the latter, you need to make sure that you're crafting content as a professional photographer.


Leslie Andrews: Creating the Life You Deserve, Doing What You Love!

"Gear Does Not Make You Money, You Do"

This quote from Leslie resonates with me as many photographers are focused on lenses, cameras, and other types of photography equipment to be the best photographers.

It's not that gear that's bright and shiny doesn't make you feel fantastic, it's more or less about knowing how to actually craft photographs that show people in their best light.

Only display your best work, less is more. Only put the type of photographs you want to book online. Surprisingly it's not about posting quantity, it's all about the quality of the photographs that you put out online.


Wedding Details PhotographsPhotographing Wedding DetailsWedding Details Remember that photography is always evolving, if you don't learn you'll be left in the dust. Being that I'm located in Vermont it's one of the smallest populations in the country as states go, it's important to me to make sure that I'm working to stay ahead of other photographers in the area. 

Learning at the Vermont Professional Photographers annual convention every year is something that I look forward to, it's a fun learning environment with like-minded photographers who want to build you up so that you're the best that you can be. 

 

If you're looking for a Vermont Wedding Photographer or Portrait Photographer please contact us.

 

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10 reasons why you need to hire a professional wedding photographer https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2022/2/10-reasons-why-you-need-to-hire-a-professional-wedding-photographer 10 reasons why you need to hire a professional wedding photographer


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1. A professional wedding photographer knows exactly what to do.

The wedding photography industry is saturated with numerous newcomers who want to book as many weddings as possible in their first couple of years photographing weddings. 

It only makes sense for them to be the lowest-priced option out there; while couples might be working with a pretty tight wedding budget, wedding photography isn't the area you should focus on to save money. You get what you pay for, as the saying goes.

Friends and family may even offer to photograph your special day with their professional equipment. It's also not having the most expensive camera, and it's about being able to use the skills I've gained over 15 plus years as a Vermont wedding photographer.

Knowing how to work within various lighting situations that can change from a church to a field, back to the wedding venue, through a covered bridge, most receptions have limited lighting for a romantic and cozy feel.

Professionals know wedding etiquette for a wedding ceremony and have fun and interact with the guests. 

Being unobtrusive and many couples let us know they don't remember us being around them as we capture the important moments from their first kiss to the dances with their parents, to moments with your grandparents and other beloved family and friends.

Professional Wedding Photographer Being a wedding photographer isn't an easy job. You're photographing the most important day of a couple's new lives together. Many amateur photographers think it's an easy way to make extra money on the weekends, and it isn't as simple as they might think.

Wedding photos are not just the ceremony. You've got the getting ready photos of both individuals getting married. Next, you might have a first look, which if you're smart, you'll get there extra early to scout the perfect location for this. 

The ceremony can be swift sometimes, and if you have someone who's not used to changing their camera settings on the fly, you're going to end up being disappointed.

So let's not live with regret, hire a professional wedding photographer so that all of your wedding planning will become memories that you and your partner will love looking at the wedding album as each anniversary passes by.

Weddings are hard work. It's not like any other event a photographer it's a photographic marathon, from getting ready to the first look, wedding ceremony to reception. Your wedding photographer will know all the crucial moments to look out for and when they occur throughout the day.

When you hire a professional wedding photographer, this means you can rely on the photographer to instruct you with the best poses that will flatter you and your partner. You want to look your absolute best in your wedding photos. An experienced wedding photographer will not hesitate to provide you with direction and guidance during your special day while making your wedding enjoyable for both of you.

There's a drastic difference between a snapshot and a created photograph. If making sure photography at your Vermont wedding is effortless and seamless, working with professional wedding photographers will not only make your wedding albums become a family heirloom. 

But it'll be a cherished keepsake that you'll be proud to show off to any family member or friend when they stop by for dinner or drinks at your place.

 


2. Professional wedding photographers know how to make sure your wedding photographs are backed up and safe.

You cannot put a price on it; it's more important these days to make sure that your digital wedding photographs are always available since we live in an instant gratification society. Everyone expects photos to be available at the touch of a finger on their phones or tablets.

The first part of my post-wedding workflow is backing up the images when I return home; it doesn't matter what time this is. I want to ensure that your wedding photographs are safe and sound in at least two places. It not only helps me get a better night's sleep, but it will also translate into happier clients. When something happens to their flash drive or their device becomes corrupted, we've always got you covered.

The first place where photos will be is online in your wedding gallery, where all of your wedding photos will be stored and viewed. Your photos will always be available as I have unlimited space, and you will have a link to our app that will house your photos on your phone, where you can access them whenever you desire to.

 



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3. You want to make sure your wedding photographer is reliable.

When you hire a professional wedding photographer, one thing you'll realize rather quickly is that they always have a backup plan. Whether it's making sure to have extra batteries, a camera body, or an additional light to make sure all my bases are covered.

Professional Photographer Thankfully, I've never had to call another wedding photographer before to see if they can cover me due to illness. In this present state of COVID, it's not something I plan on happening, and I always take measures to ensure my couples are taken care of to the best of my abilities.

Planning is something I want to make sure is taken care of so that in case of emergency, a transition of another professional photographer will be able to step in without missing a beat. I would make sure that the photographer would capture all of the important moments that we had discussed for your big day. I want to make sure that every detail is thought of and covered so you'll be able to relax and enjoy your wedding day.

 


4. Here's the difference between a professional wedding photographer and a friend with an excellent camera.

There are times you can randomly and not often take a photo that you're proud of when you're just fooling around with a camera. Your excitement might be fleeting as the person sitting next to you at the table capture a photo that has a better angle than yours, and they realize that anyone can take a snapshot.

Why a professional wedding photographer? Let's start with differentiation between a professional wedding photographer and a friend. A professional is someone who you hire and makes a living from their business of photography. A friend is someone who's doing it for fun and most likely a favor because they want to help you out.

A professional is not just showing up to take a snapshot, applying a couple of filters, and giving the couple a flash drive with the photographs is about all you can expect. While your friend might have the best intentions, I doubt that they're researching the wedding venue they will be shooting and scouting it beforehand. It's about figuring out where the sun will be, seeing if there's an excellent spot for sunset photos, and noticing any other locations around the venue.

The couple's want to make sure that their questions are answered by having solid communication before, during, and after the wedding. It's not just about the photography; it's also about the customer experience; the better the customer feels, the more apt they are to recommend you to their friends and family who will need a photographer when they get married in Vermont.

 


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5. Professional Wedding photographers see the little things

Professionals know that when making an experience for our couples, attention to detail is not made in haste. Every shot, whether it's the getting ready information or of the bride's accessories or the wedding rings, the table setting at the reception.

We are your assistants on your wedding day, making sure every photo looks picture perfect. We'll fix your hair that's out of place, your dress, so it looks as stunning as you imagined it, a tuxedo because most people don't know what the extra bag of buttons are for in their tuxedo rental bag, don't fret, we know how to tie ties and bowties. (We Fancy) Our job is to make every frame flawless.

 


6. Professional photographers know how to use their equipment.

When you've been a wedding photographer for over 15 years in Vermont, you know a thing or two about what equipment and other items to pack in your emergency bag, as you never really know what can happen on a wedding day.

I always pack extra cameras and lenses because it's so much easier to have backups if something happens to the camera during a wedding. Turning the camera on and it's ready to go. Being prepared is just part of my nightly routine before heading out the following day to start photographing your wedding day.

Making sure the camera is all set and ready to go before the getting ready and first look photographs is just the beginning of the day. I make sure that I bring numerous flash units as I never know how the lighting will be in the getting ready area. If there are large windows, this is generally where the glam team of hair and makeup will set up.

These wedding vendors want the best possible natural light to do their work. Once the room has been reorganized, it's time to begin. I setup up light stands strategically placed around the room so the light will bounce off any white ceiling or walls to make sure that light isn't as harsh; if the space in the room allows, I'll attach soft-boxes, so the light is more controlled and even for a softer and beautiful light that you'll recognize as most every wedding magazine or fashion magazine. Vermont Wedding Couple Covered BridgeVermont Wedding Couple Covered Bridge

Granted, sometimes I feel a little like Mary Poppins being able to pull things out of my camera bags as I need them. Knowing how to use all the photography equipment I own is helpful and vital in being the best professional wedding photographer that I can be.

Knowing what lens to use in which aspect of the wedding can often be overlooked. I like to shoot my portraits as wide open as possible, so the photographs have a beautiful blurry (bokeh) background that separates the subjects from the environment. It'll make any experience seem attractive, whether you have people standing behind the couple or a tree branch behind their heads.

So if your wedding venue doesn't have the best gardens or area for wedding photos, I'll make it work. I can add light to make sure it looks like the rays of sunshine from a sunset are backlighting your images. Like so many days of cloud cover in Vermont, it might make for great lighting for portraits as the cloud cover diffuses it. It doesn't have the dynamic range and pop that is needed to make sure the wedding portraits are ones that a couple will love as well as any family member.

 


7. Lighting is everything!

Here's where you can see the difference between someone who clicks the shutter and hopes for the best and a seasoned Vermont wedding photographer. Photography is all about light and capturing the light dynamically and creatively that will capture the attention of the couple and their family members and friends.

When you need attractive light when it's a cloudy day for autumn weddings, you've got to make sure you know how to use off-camera flash to create a realistic lighting scenario that will not only look as natural as possible and highlight the best sides of my wedding couples.

Knowing what lighting situation will be best for a particular shot will make the difference in bringing a photograph to life and having a flat and non-exciting picture. Sunset At Vermont WeddingSunset At Vermont Wedding

 


8. Most couples regret not hiring a professional wedding photographer to capture quality wedding photographs.

If you're like me, you sometimes regret some of the decisions you've made in the past. Let's not let your wedding day be one of these moments you wish you listened to your friends and family. Your big day isn't the time to miss out on the value of having a professional wedding photographer; you want to have quality photos no matter the weather conditions.

You've got to remember that you get one chance to get your wedding photography right. There are no redos in the world of wedding photographs. You've got to reflect the amount of planning that goes into creating your photos. From getting professional hair and makeup, one isn't cheap, and it's not as if you want to recreate the expenses that come with it.

Let us help you feel not only comfortable with our photographers but in our abilities to work with your family and friends so that you can relax and enjoy the moments you will share with them.

 


 

9. A Professional Wedding Photographer will make a plan and follow the timeline for your wedding day.

I feel as if the best-laid plans still have unexpected delays, and sometimes this can be an opportunity to start photographing a different portion of the day. It seems more often than not, when there's a bride and a groom, it seems that the gentlemen are usually waiting until the very last minute to get dressed and fumbling through getting their boutonnieres securely hastened on a vest or suit jacket. If you start earlier, you've built in a buffer of time where everyone can take a breathe and relax.

Hair & makeup can slow down the getting ready process for the ladies, as it is time-consuming to make a magical updo, and makeup artists don't want to be rushing you're paying for these services. These professionals do not want and should not feel as if they have limited time to finish working.

  • Are the wedding ceremony and reception taking place at separate locations? If so, the photographer will have to factor travel time into their wedding timeline.
  • Would you like to build in time for a "first look," and are you doing formal photos pre-ceremony? Do you think you would rather wait until the cocktail hour to do group and family portraits?
  • Does the wedding reception venue have a hard out, where the music stops due to a noise ordinance? Does the liquor license have a cutoff or last call? We want o make sure that we take this into account. 
  • About how long will your ceremony be? It might depend on your officiant or if you're having a religious ceremony. An example would be an entire Catholic mass; it's essential to know if you're going to be facing the alter straight on or positioned at an angle so your guest can see your faces. 
  • Are you doing a first dance, parent dances (such as the father-daughter and mother-son dances), or other ceremonial dances at your reception?

These are some of the timeline questions to consider when planning your wedding day timeline. B. Farnum Photography always arrives earlier than scheduled. I still get anxious before each wedding, so I love to be early, get the lay of the land and make sure there are no last-minute changes. 


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You hire a professional wedding photographer for more than just the photography part of your wedding day. It's also in the way the photographer edits the portraits. I love to spend time focused on the moments that impact me. Photography that invokes an emotional response is the goal; you want a photographer who takes the time to

Since there are numerous wedding photographers in Vermont, let me help you by answering some of your questions about wedding photography and how I photograph a wedding. Wedding photography is one of the memories you'll always love to share as it's one of the most important days of both of your new lives together. Professionals capture better images so you and your partner can rest assured that your wedding photographs will look the best, and you'll love to share them with everyone.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Farnum Photography offers the following:

  • We offer non-weekend wedding photography at a lower rate as compared to the weekend, so if you're considering getting married on a non-conventional day ask us about this discount.
  • If you're worried about spending a lot of money upfront I would be happy to set up installments so you can pay each month so it's easier for you and your partner to fit this into your wedding budget.
  • If you're not sure if you want a wedding album included in your package we can add this in at a later date. Parents and other relatives might choose to pay for your wedding album separately too. Vermont Wedding Ring PhotoVermont Wedding Ring Photo

 

Now it's time to start brainstorming with your partner and your parents and almost-in-laws to start talking about what everybody wants and what your budget for wedding photography will be.

One piece of advice, if you love our wedding photography please book early as 2023 weddings are already starting to book.

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So summer is now ending, back to school is in full swing throughout Vermont. Have you thought about booking your photographer for your senior pictures? Many of you haven't and this is totally fine but you cannot wait much longer as we are heading into the busy season most everyone that we photograph for Vermont senior portraits wants them around the same window of time early fall. As we try and do a great job accommodating all the requests at some point we will have to turn senior portrait sessions down.

Spring and Summer are also just as beautiful as Autumn in Vermont, if you know that you would like to do a senior portrait session in the fall I would recommend you schedule it earlier than later as there are so many weekends for outdoor sessions. As we all know mother nature doesn't care if we would love a pop of sunshine to make all of the splendor come to life in your images. We will also talk about rain dates if it's in the upcoming forecast.

 

 

 

 

Don't be nervous about your senior portraits

There's no reason to be anxious about having your senior portraits photos taken. Yes, we realize that you Senior Portraits Senior Portraits
don't want to be posed. 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.

A photo session is nothing more than a conversation that happens and unfolds through various outfits changes, some laughs, and of course stunning photographs you and your family will love. 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.

We want you to have the best senior year you can have, just so you know we can photograph you at a safe distance we practice social distancing and we do wear masks when photographing high school seniors. If you're not feeling well, we do ask that you reschedule because we do take the safety of our staff and loved ones very seriously.

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Arrival at your senior portrait session: 

Arriving early or on time is of the utmost importance after all we're running a business and we do realize that life happens. Showing up late to your senior portrait session simply means that you will have less time spent 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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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. Hang up all of your clothing on hangers to eliminate unneeded wrinkles, this will help on-location senior portraits a more polished and refined look to submit for the yearbook. 

If you are someone who loves to through things in a bag and hope for the best. GASP!... Wet the clothes and toss a dryer sheet or two input in for 15 minutes and you should be all set. (Don't put things in the dryer that shouldn't ever go in there. I don't want any ruined Cashmere.)

Colors are great to incorporate into your Vermont senior portraits, as most of my high school seniors want to have their photos taken in the early fall be mindful that you want to make sure to wear complementary colors so you don't blend into the background. If there seems to be a lot of oranges, make sure to have some blue options. If there seems to be a lot of reds, make sure to have some darker green options. These details can really make all of the difference, you really want to wow your friends and of course your parents. (Bonus points for those who have an option that makes their eyes pop!)

 


Try to the best of your ability to avoid stripes, plaids, and shirts with various words on them being the most important as you move you might be blocking the message and this doesn't really make for the best professional photos. This all distracts from you the subject.

If you're not comfortable in the clothing you choose, it will show your senior portraits. 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. Just ask any of my nieces or nephews, they hate shopping with me because I always make sure that they try things on. You might think a certain size you love will fit you at every clothing store, this just doesn't work most of the time. So if you're going to shell out some money for new clothes for senior photos remember this important thing you'll feel be confident and this will show as you smile for your senior pictures. Image

 

 

 

Shoes:

 A variety of casual and dress shoes would be ideal. Remember if you're shoes have patterns or stripes on them be mindful that they'll be best paired with an outfit that doesn't clash.

 

 

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What a great way to show off who you are. Popular choices would be sports equipment, uniforms, musical instruments, skateboarding, snowboarding or skiing, and or pets. We want to make sure if your school's colors are important to you that we've captured

 

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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.

 


Questions about blemishes in your senior portraits:

 

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. If you're looking at a way to improve your skin. Water is probably the number one thing you can do to naturally eliminate toxins from your body and this will help give you a natural glow.

 

  • Stay Hydrated
  • Don't pick your skin
  • Get Enough Sleep
  • Minimize Stress
  • Moisturize

 

 

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Can I Bring Someone To My Photo Session: 

 

You're welcome to bring someone with you to your Vermont senior portraits. I want you to love your senior portraits and we both know that your friend's opinions matter more than your parents and mine. A friend sometimes is the best option because they know how good your selfie game is, and see your face probably more than anyone else. Plus they can be the gentle reminder to smile, and make sure you're smiling with your actual smile. Bring a friend who can keep it real without hurting your feelings.

 

Natural Light Vermont Senior Portrait Photographer

We will provide you with the best times to have the best natural light so that we can capture images that are amazing in camera as well as in your yearbook. We will want to stay away from noon, as the sun is the highest in the sky and casts harsh shadows underneath the eyes and nose of anyone being photographed. Yes, we can make this work if this is the only time you can work into your schedule. It's on location somewhere in Chittenden County, Addison County, or Rutland County.

 

Here's the thing about wanting golden light for your senior portraits there are only a few days that we can achieve this when the sun is actually going to be present in the late afternoon. An hour before sunset, the golden hour does produce the best lighting any high school senior could ask for it's one of my favorite environments for shooting photographs. Senior PicturesSenior Pictures

 

 

 

Why Your Senior Portraits Matter To Us

 

Senior photos are not just the regular old-school pictures that have a green screen background with lasers or the galaxy behind you. It's time to think more seriously, you're going to be graduating at the end of this next year.

 

It's time you start thinking about who to contact for your senior photos. These are the last photographs of your youth that will be shared with friends and family. How do you want to be remembered? Unless you're going into the world of being a fashion model, if so congrats but for the vast majority of you, this is the last formal portrait session you'll have before your wedding day. Shouldn't you have photos that you'll look back on the person you were at this time in your life?

 

I think it's all in the experience of making sure this part of high school doesn't suck, let us help make the day one that you will love. I'll bring along a speaker so that you can listen to music from your favorite playlist. We will be sure to let your parents know, however, that I didn't pick the songs.

 

 

 

Brian at B. Farnum Photography wants you the ask questions, have the best memories of your senior year so If you're looking for a photographer with experience working with high school seniors I can save you time in looking for other photographers. I worked up until last year at a high school in southern Vermont. I was the senior class advisor for a number of years and the yearbook advisor as well. So please feel free to inquire to see if we're all booked up.
 

 

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Vermont Family Portrait Photographer I moved to Bristol, Vermont last April. I have been running a successful professional photography and photo booth business in Southern Vermont since 2005. I love being creative on location to capture the moments that express your family, your style, or your vision.

I'm always in search of beautiful backgrounds, stunning views, or settings with an intimate and authentic photographic experience. I love someone who has a vision that they would like me to help bring to life in my photographs. My brain is a problem-solving brain so if you happen to think it's not possible let's talk it through and see what kind of magic we can make together. Collaboration creates better art for everyone. My passion for photography stems from the ability to create something new, framing a photograph is like a fresh blank canvas for me.

One of the most exciting projects I had the pleasure to photograph was the dance studio who came to my house where I photographed them in my backyard full costume and the fun that color smoke bombs brought to the photoshoot was great.

Yes, there was a moment where I thought the neighbors might have wanted to peek and see what was going on as it's all about the small-town life. The beauty that colors and dance moves that were captured mid-air or from a dance position was got me back to my camera during the lockdown. Since most all other portrait sessions had been canceled and I could set up outside and be more than 6' feet away at all times it really was the highlight of the summer.

 

 

 

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Senior Portraits VermontSenior Portraits Vermont I would have to say these are some of the most artistic and compelling photographs I get to take behind the camera. It's now more important than ever for seniors to look and feel their best. Unfortunately, social media has made life as a teenager that much more stressful, pressure-filled, and a new type of popularity contest that consists of likes, follows, and comments. Who knew life would transform into a digital reality that means more to a person than their actual reality. That being said, we know how important it is for you to look and feel your best. I've worked with teenagers for a number of years in a high school environment, so I know firsthand how cruel others can be when they feel threatened or challenged.

 

Based In Bristol Vermont

Being that I'm relatively new to Bristol, Vermont I would like to introduce myself. I've been a professional portrait and wedding photographer since 2005. I currently and still will travel all over the state of Vermont to photograph portraits and weddings. Being that I'm now closer to Burlington, Vermont I'm hoping to start branching out to the greater Burlington area as well as the rest of the Champlain Valley. As I'm new to this area I've lived in Vermont my entire life, I try and support local businesses as much as possible. Some of the businesses I love already in Bristol Vermont HoneyLights, Snaps (for breakfast), Jones the Boy Bake Shop, The Bobcat Cafe. Working from home has made it a little tough to be out and about when people are mingling at lunch or simply walking down the sidewalk.

Your Family Photography Session!

Is it time to update your family photos? Are your little ones growing fast right before your eyes? Has your family grown since you were last photographed? I absolutely love photographing families and would love to photograph yours.

My approach to family sessions is to have them be fun, lighthearted, and playful. Being that I have a very large family and extended family I'm used to using my patience while making sure I stay true to your family's unique personalities. As a former educator, I have a ton of experience with kids of all ages. Working with teens for numerous years and being the best Guncle (Gay Uncle) to many I know how to work with everyone. I love to have my partner make animal noises so that smiles and to have genuine facial expressions. The faces that you usually see when you're children are laughing and playing like no one is watching.

 

When To Book Your Family Session?

In the summer months, I would say most days after 4 pm work locally, I'm working on a calendar application so that I'll have timeslots preset so that you can choose the best time that works for your family. Saturdays are usually are reserved for wedding photography throughout the summer and fall.

 

Where Does The Session Take Place?

As a Vermont family photographer, we've got endless options for a location that will suit your family's needs. I'll capture all of the beauty that fills the background why focusing on your family, my job is to make the light create emotion and present my clients with something they can't wait to share with their friends and family.

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You've got to trust that I have the patience to make sure that we get photos. As we know when the adults are stressed or getting frustrated this only increases the chance that children will also be stressed out. We can take breaks, talk to make sure everyone is calm and ready for a candid photo. Play, it's okay to have fun. I mean no one is going to say that if a little one is running around laughing is not going to be the most adorable thing they've seen. I've photoshopped two of the children in this photograph to the right, can you tell which ones? 

Natural Emotions Captured

When I'm taking photographs of someone I read the energy that is going to help me create a story as I work with them to help me better understand who and what they want to portray with the portraits that we will be creating together. Capturing the candid moments that can really speak to a family as they get to show off to the world how fun, silly, and love-filled their household is with the photographs they hang on their walls that I had the pleasure of being the one they choose to take these portraits.

Why Do I Love Portraits?

Portrait photography to me is not only about taking photos for but it also helps me get a sense of who I'm photographing. You need to get to know someone so that they can relax within the session, if you're not totally comfortable making conversation with a complete stranger, I wouldn't recommend you become a portrait photographer.

I believe my friendly personality and photographic style, going above and beyond with our customer service really makes the family portrait experience one that you'll be happy to share with your friends and other family members.

Where do you travel?

I travel all over Vermont being that I grew up in Southern Vermont I totally comfortable recommending and have secured locations where I can just show up to capture your family's portraits. I know many people
around the state who have amazing properties and are always too happy to let me take photos on their property. Family Portraits VermontFamily Portraits Vermont
 

That being said if you have an idea for a location, please don't hesitate to let me know. I love on-location photography, I will do my research, and if time permits I'll go and scout the location to make sure I know where the sun will fall at the time of our photo session. I love to be prepared and provide the best vantage points from each location. If you're planning a larger family photo where there are 20+ people, I have climbed up a tree, ladder, or staircase to make sure that everyone you've invited will be represented in the photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

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If you looking to update your headshot and it's been years, it's time. Let me look your best! I love creating beautiful catchlights in the eyes to bring your portrait to life. One thing you can do is find a headshot you love, now zoom in on the eyes you can see where the light is coming from by looking at the subject's eyes. You can also tell what type of modifier was used such as a softbox, reflector, etc. Check it out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Answered by: B. Farnum Photography: Vermont Wedding Photographer

If you weren't shooting weddings what would you want to photograph?

I’d be photographing people in a different way. Whether it was family portraits, senior portraits, headshots, boudoir, conceptual, environmental, or street I love it all. Photographing people is what I've loved since I was back in my high school shooting black and white 35mm film for our yearbook. Cropping the photographs by hand and then scanning the pages on to floppy disk and then burning on to a CD/DVD to send out. Those were not the days, I'm so glad technology has got us to where we are today. I do sometimes miss the darkroom, but not the smell of the fixer and stop bath. (If you know, you know)

The reason is that you can capture their emotions, beauty and feel what a person is experiencing within their portrait. I can get lost within myself trying to bring the best out of those I have the privilege to photograph. I'm looking for constant inspiration that will help tell a story of the life of those who I've taken a portrait of. I find that society has put certain limits on how anyone perceives themselves in today’s world. Whether you’ve been made or feel the pressure of what’s “normal” and fighting with yourself to fit within the perimeters of what someone else’s take on beauty. It's interesting when you see what is deemed to be the perfect wedding on various wedding websites when you scan through their wedding portfolio or gallery of the best weddings, destination weddings or a featured wedding venue. Here's the problem most of them are only catering to a straight white heteronormative wedding. There doesn't leave much room for people of color, LGBTQ+ weddings or interracial couples. I think a lot has changed recently, but we need to come together as an industry of wedding professionals to help spread the word of love is love. Vermont Wedding Photography Vermont Wedding Photography

What do you shoot your photographs with?

I shoot black and white film with Nikon 35mm, Canon 5D Mark III full-frame, Olympus OMD M1 Mark II & Mark III.

What lens do you consider your workhorse? 

70-200mm is hands down the lens I use the most so that I can be photographing from a distance, and making sure I get close up reactions with all the good emotions.

Do you prefer natural light to have to use strobes? 

I prefer whatever is needed when the light isn’t ideal I’ll use a strobe as a fill light to remove shadows under the eyes or to add depth within the composition. I would say using a diffusion panel to stop down the light and have a beautifully soft light at golden hour would be my absolute favorite light. When a photographer claims to be a natural light photographer they generally are more comfortable photographing outdoors when they have great weather and yes the photos look light and airy if that’s the look you’re looking for.

However, being that we live in Vermont. The sun isn’t always on our side since being that on average we only have 58 days of full sun a year according to the Farmers Alamac this is why I like to have off-camera flashes at a moment's notice to use for fill light or to make the backgrounds more interesting. I’ve been using Magnet Mods for my external flashes, set up on light stands to capture the wedding photographs everyone will love. So I wouldn’t say I really prefer either of them, I use what needs to be used to make sure the light is captured in a way that best suits the situation that presents itself on your wedding day. It does take a little bit of planning to make sure any photoshoot that's going to take place on location in Vermont or New England to double-check the weather forecast as it can sometimes change after we've set up a date in advance.

What is something unique you bring with you when you photograph a wedding?

Blue tacky stuff for photographing rings, I've found just a small about of this makes engagement rings stand up or lean just the way I want them to. In my handy bag of wedding goodies for the surprises that simply are not planned for. I have shout wipes, band-aids, hair spray, bobby pins, safety pins, needle and thread, Advil, Tylenol, mints, wet wipes, alcohol wipes, candy, spray antiperspirant, essential oils, bug spray, eye drops, glasses cloth.  Vermont Wedding PhotographerVermont Wedding Photographer

What's the funniest moment you have had when working at a wedding?

Well, I was on the dance floor taking photos I made have been dropping it low a little too quick to capture some action when I heard a ripping sound… well I split my pants right up the seat of my pants. Good thing I always pack a cashmere sweater for fall weddings in Vermont as it can get chilly at night. I was able to tie the sweater around my waist so I wasn't showing off my colorful boxer briefs. Thankfully this was right before I was scheduled to leave. Phew!

Do you have an assistant that works with you on wedding days? If so, do they shoot photographs?

Depending on the wedding photography package you and your partner choose they’ll be a second wedding photographer there. The assistant (second photographer) will be helping with the getting-ready portraits and photographs as well as being a second set of eyes during the wedding ceremony portion of your big day. Capturing all the emotions, tears, and funny moments that happen naturally and spontaneously.

Most often if you choose the photo booth rental as part of any of the packages they’ll be two photographers and when we switch over to the wedding reception portion of the evening they’ll be running the photo booth to make sure your wedding guests have a flawless experience in the photo booth. Whether it’s helping them print and send the photos via text message, or picking out the perfect prop to accessorize with their friends and family. 


What social media platforms do you use? Which one is your favorite? Which one benefits your business the most?

I love Instagram it’s easier for me to share out a couple of sneak-peeks tagging them easily and for friends and family to get information when the gallery will be uploaded for them to see. I've changed my focus to be about the content on my photography website and not on a social media platform.

It seems that Facebook trying to rebrand itself will cause further restrictions for small business owners like myself to effectively market their photography business. All of the social media platforms have an advertising option that will get your posts or content in front of more viewers, the rub is that the organic reach is dismal, to say the least. It's now a pay-to-play kind of option which is focused on catering to the largest businesses.

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Do you manage your own website?


With the ability to update my website from anywhere at any time, I am able provide a high level of service that is more reliable and trustworthy than ever before.


I will always manage my own wedding photography site as it has been held hostage by web designers in the past who would charge me for each image uploaded onto their platform; this became ridiculous when I started needing numerous galleries for portraits or weddings!

Now with Mobile responsive design & seamless Galleries – no matter what device someone visits on-site–you can be sure there's an optimized viewing experience waiting just around every corner so all types audiences get exactly how they want see things without sacrificing quality
 


If the Internet wasn't an option, how would you market your photography to potential clients? 

I would say word-of-mouth marketing is far more useful than any other form of media used in marketing as a Vermont wedding photographer. As you please your clients year after year and they love the work that you do they’ll naturally refer you to their friends and family as the wedding photographer they should choose for their big day. 

It’s not only about your couples referring you it’s also very important to make a quality and lasting relationship with wedding venues as they’ll be an invaluable tool to booking more weddings at your favorite Vermont wedding venues. As one of Killington’s recommended photographers, this has really helped establish me in the surrounding areas in Vermont. The staff at the Killington Grand Hotel are not only the most professional, they make sure your day goes as planned. They treat everyone with the utmost respect and I love photographing weddings in Killington as they always treat their wedding vendors with love and respect.

Do you deliver every photo you take?

Photographers seem to be taking more and more photographs I tend to focus on getting the shot for my couples I try and remember that Vermont wedding photographers used to have to think about how many rolls of film they would need and that each roll had 36 exposures (wedding photographs).

When should the couple have their engagement photos taken?

Vermont has four seasons for engagement photography, I would pick your favorite season as a couple and incorporate your favorite activities, you both love. This is a fun way to keep your photographs looking fresh and more authentic to your relationship. Same-Sex Wedding Photographer VermontSame-Sex Wedding Photographer Vermont

 

Do you offer a photo booth?

We do offer an open-air photo booth option for all wedding photography packages, when available.
The photo booth tends to book itself, after you've used it you'll want it for every one of your upcoming events or parties.

 

Do you carry backup equipment?

I always have back cameras, lenses, and flashes in my camera bags. You never know, and I won't be left without a way to your photograph wedding. I actually have two backup camera bodies and they're charged and ready to go with SD cards ready to capture the wedding in its natural beauty.

What is the backup plan if you are unable to shoot my wedding for an unexpected reason?

When and if there is an emergency I know and work with many Vermont wedding photographers who would gladly step in and make sure that your wedding day didn't skip a beat and I would still edit the photographs so the look and feel that we create for our wedding couples would still be present in your pictures. I would make sure that all of your expectations were met and that the photographs turn out beautiful. I also have a team who I trust to carry out and make sure all of the details that we pride ourselves on.


How will you and your assistants be dressed?

General in black pants, black shoes, and a collared button shirt. If more formal attire is required we will need advance notice to make sure everything is pressed and dry cleaned.

Can we request a list of specific shots we would like?

If you're looking to provide a shot list of all the shots that you think a wedding photographer should take during the ceremony and reception that isn't needed. What helps the most is making sure that all groupings of people you would like for a formal portrait are listed so that we can make sure the process runs smoothly and efficiently.

HAVE YOU SHOT ANY WEDDINGS DURING COVID-19?

Yes, in 2020. I photographed only three weddings all of the ceremonies took place outdoors, once things moved indoors we stayed masked as I want to make sure I myself is safe as well as my wedding photography staff. We can still practice social distancing if this is a concern for you or your family while still photographing the intimate portraits everyone has come to expect from B. Farnum Photography. I always have hand sanitizer, alcohol wipes and I have always been a hand-washer even before the CDC decided to make sure everyone know it was the best way to prevent the spread of sickness. Fun & Creative Wedding PhotographsFun & Creative Wedding Photographs


What do you enjoy about photographing weddings specifically?

I've been tasked with a very important task that my couple has entrusted me with being the best wedding photographer I can possibly be for them. It's not only an honor to be chosen to take these elopement, wedding, or even destination wedding photos. They all have the same value in our book it's an art to be able to use a couple's ideas and visions for a beautiful wedding representing their joy, fun, and being creative. It's all the things I love on one special day.

Do you offer meetings, and can we call you if we have questions?

I will meet my couples or clients before via Zoom or in-person to make sure that all of their questions surrounding my photographic services. The time before that goes into the photo shoot really does help provide our customers with the best possible outcome for their photographs.

 

How will you help us to relax and look our best on the wedding day?

Only the best wedding photographers not only have the photographic skills you're looking for we have the people skills to boot. Being that for many years I worked in a busy restaurant in a ski town it comes second nature to me to be able to think quickly while sitting others at ease. If I become stressed so will everyone else. Taking a breath and calming everyone down is just part of the life of a wedding photographer. As there are many wedding photographers in Vermont you choose me to help guide you and make sure that the photographs move as quickly as possible. Vermont Wedding PhotographersVermont Wedding Photographers

 

Do you provide a ‘sneak peek’ of a few images for social media?

As long as you provide us with your social media handles for your Instagram and Facebook we will gladly share the sneak peeks out on social media. These are only a few wedding photographs, please do not expect the entire wedding photography gallery to be us two-three days after your wedding. We will choose the photos that we think best fit our wedding photography and capture the way we photographed your Vermont Wedding. Choosing our favorites is always the hardest part of posting any sneak peek images.

What's your favorite photography quote?

“To photograph is to hold one's breath when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” 

― Henri Cartier-Bresson


Do you have any reviews we can read?

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I’ve been in the wedding photography business since 2005 around Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, Massacheuttes, and Maine. I want every couple to have the best wedding photographers they’ve ever seen while working from getting ready photos, wedding ceremonies to the wedding reception. My couples are an absolute dream to work with, they always speak highly of our wedding photographers. Here are some of the praises our couples have been saying about us as a Vermont wedding photographer.

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Why Wedding Photography?

The love story between a couple is something that can be captured in photographs. I am so fortunate to have been chosen as photographer their wedding and capture these moments for them forevermore, as they'll show off these pictures later on down the road when discussing how much time has passed since then or what life was like at this point during our relationship development process together 
I feel honored being given such an important job--to witness first-hand commitment after decades of wanting it but not yet having achieved total compatibility with one another -until now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you happen to know any Vermont wedding videographers, do you like working with them?

Search no more for Wedding Videographer Vermont. I love working with and speak highly of Amanda from Eightzero2 Production she approaches your day in a friendly laid back fashion. They work super well with all the wedding vendors as they want to make the couple feel as comfortable and stress free on their wedding day while capturing all the magical moments.

Their style is photojournalistic, they like to take the couple through their day well after the glitz and glamour are over. We believe video can transcend generations and be a keepsake to pass down. As Vermont Wedding Videographers go I have to say working with Amanda is a fantastic experience, since we've worked together in the past it really makes the day flow easily.

We even help each other out when needed, having a shared vision in providing all the details that our couples are interested in as having wedding vendors who love what they do and do not see it as a job but their passion really shows up in the products we both produce. 

Here's an example of our latest Vermont Wedding we both worked on:
 

 


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Photo Booth Rental Vermont https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2021/9/photo-booth-rental-vermont Vermont Photo Booth Rental

B. Farnum Photography has been renting their open-air photo booths for over 4 years now, all the photos are fun-filled with props, custom backgrounds, and make the perfect guest book. Sleek, sexy, and open-air photo booth rentals. You don't have to cram five of your besties in a stuffy box. This isn't like a traditional photo booth, you would find at the local mall. There's plenty of room to make a fool of yourself, and definitely space for props!

The B. Farnum Photo Booth is available for weddings, birthdays, corporate parties, baby showers, weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, fundraisers, prom, and anywhere else awesome people hang out. Serving all of Vermont from Burlington, Stowe, Woodstock, Manchester, and Middlebury.

High Tech Photo Booth, For Today's Bride

Bride and Groom Silly Photo Booth PhotoVermont Wedding Photo BoothBride and Groom with mustache prop in the photo booth. Our wedding photo booths are updated regularly so that you have all the cutting-edge capabilities available. Whether it's sending your photo booth image out to friends via text, Facebook, Twitter, or by email we've got you covered on your big day. The printer is set up to do 4x6 images, we can customize and personalize the template specifically for your wedding.

We would be happy to customize your photo booth image template. Let's make the wedding reception one that everyone will remember. Keepsakes have just been upgraded, to something your guests will actually want to keep. The add ons are endless if you want special props for your wedding you've got it, do you want a custom backdrop we will give you a quote for this too.

Here's what our open-air photo booth looks like when it's set up.

 

A variety of backdrops are available to help customize your photo booth rental experience. We will make sure your wedding day stays within the colors, fonts, and entire wedding theme. It's an interactive experience with features that everyone will stand by and change their hats, glasses, or other props in between the next photo. A photo booth rental for wedding use will provide your wedding guests countless hours of laughs, fun, and joy on your special day.

Bring Your Event From Drab to Fab!

Photo Booth rentals can help achieve the level of excitement that you've been wishing that could take the pressure of you, so you don't have to focus only on making sure everyone's having a wonderful time at the venue.

Have you ever been to an event that's a total bore? Let's be honest most of us have. Make sure to infuse the event with some light-hearted, fun-filled photos.

Renting a photo booth will ensure that you have quality photographs to show off and promote your event the following year.

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We've found even the most conversation of folks tend to cut loose in the photo booth. It's not just for adults either, if you want to have it at your kid's birthday party we can make the photo booth shorter in height to let their unique personalities shine. How many other photo booth rental companies have an adjustable setup for kid functions. With all of the fun props, this will help make your event more stress-free. A photo booth is far more exciting than say, pin the tail games or an egg toss.

Everyone tends to strike a pose, are you ready to make your event, wedding, birthday party, or corporate event one to remember?

You don't have to worry about anything getting broken, there's always an attendant for every rental. This makes no extra work for you, plus if something happens to go wrong or there's an error it will be fixed within minutes.

Market To Your Customers

What if it was as easy as taking silly photos and spreading the word through organic traffic, having others share the photos to spread your message. It costs way less than spending money on Facebook or Instagram ads to reach more people. 

Customized with your branding message that will add life in a creative and cost-effective way that will captivate and capture the eyes of your potential clients. We'll have our designers match the theme, logo, and colors that make your company stand out.

Let your guests promote for you, we can set it up to automatically send out every image taken on the photo booth out to Twitter if you really want to get the word out. 

Photo Booth Event: MixerPhoto Booth Event: Chamber of Commerce MixerEngagement is the key to a successful mixer or event. Rent our photo booth to increase the success of your next event. Guests can text their photo strips directly to their phones from the photo booth. What this means for you, many of the photos will be posted on various social media. Showcasing your logo, cause, and message. You'll have hundreds of people showering their fun photos all over the place. As we all know, people love a selfie. People really love to be silly, have fun, and pretend they hire a personal photographer to capture all of their events.

It's the additional word-of-mouth marketing, being seen by way more people than just those who attend. This is a great way to build up the crowd for next year, it’s also great to have the photos that you can use after to promote for years to come. This will not only broaden your reach on various social networks, but it's also a great ROI for any function. If you're asking for donations or looking to get donations afterward, we can include the link to your fundraising page so that you attendees will have an opportunity to donate. 

Photo booth rentals, as a way to fundraise?

Fundraisers really can benefit from getting the word out with a kickoff party with the photo booth rental. Imagine all the time's everyone is gathered around trying to figure out how to get the word out for a certain event. Let us save you from another meeting on Zoom, lets face it we're all a little burned out it's time to start living again. Safely of course.

Each text message can contain your message, plus a website to receive donations for the cause. It will not only entertain your guests; it can be a great sponsorship idea to help raise even more money for your cause. Co-branding with another business or sponsor will help you both out increasing your reach throughout the community in which you’re trying to reach. Combining forces so that you both can reach a common goal for the community. Sounds like a win, win for everyone involved.

If you’re looking for a photo booth rental in Vermont, New York, or New England please let us help you solve and be part of the solution to your event marketing problems. Things to remember it's an open-air booth, we can make your own backdrop, we will provide an online gallery of your photo booth prints. Again if you're looking for a keepsake from your photo booth rental you'll get the 4x6s as many prints as you would like. Just ask the photo booth attendant for an additional print.

B. Farnum Photography is a photo booth rental company, where you'll go for parties, request more information today.

How we try to keep you and us safe amidst this global pandemic.

Being that the photo booth is open air it provides more room for those who don't feel comfortable getting as up close and personal as people would pre-COVID. We are currently not using any mask that covers the face, besides for PPE that we wear. The only props that will be used can be wiped down with alcohol wipes after use by each person. You certainly do not have to use any props if you choose not to. We also follow the guidance from the state of Vermont and any local restrictions around New England or New York. 

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Here's what to expect from us in regards to the B Farnum Photography Photo Booth

  • Attendant temperatures are taken before any function
  • Attendants wearing masks
  • Surfaces sanitized regularly (we will be running machine to limit the number of guests touching the screen)
  • Props offered w/ sanitizer for guests to use 
  • Social distancing standards encouraged
  • hand sanitizer will be provided for both attendants and guests


Rest assured if you and your guests are looking for additional hours of fun, just let us know an hour or so before so we can plan accordingly. The photo booth is there to add fun, and we do not want to create any problems for your rental.

            

 

 

 

If you’re looking for event photography that doesn’t consist of a photo booth, we’ve got you covered over at B. Farnum Photography. Photographing for Killington Mountain Resort, Rutland Regional Medical Center to name a few. 

 

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"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-photographer Engagement, Vermont, Photos Vermont Engagement PhotosVermont Engagement Photos

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If you’ve ever watched any Disney movie you know that they’re masters of painting a love story in the animated sense, I use my photography skills to help paint their story through my art. When arriving at the engagement session in Hubbardton, Vermont at the Taconic Mountains Ramble. I knew something absolutely amazing 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 to it. Tim (Groom to be) & Kelsey (Bride to be) beam their love for everyone to see, you can't help but smile and laugh when you're in their presence their joy and love making the job of a wedding photographer not even feel like work.


 

As we moved around the variety of beautiful areas, my favorites happen up on a hill that showed the beauty that
Vermont affords me. Here are some of my favorite engagement photos from their session in Hubbardton, Vermont. 

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Quechee Vermont Wedding Photography

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 wedding portraits.

 
 

If there was one other thing besides wedding photography I would say to really plan on putting into your wedding budget it would be profressional makeup and hair. This makes everyone involved feel more special on your big day. 


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 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.
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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.
 Weddings are always evolving and so is the light that's available knowing what to do and how to add or subtract from the natural light is our job at B Farnum Photography.

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Wedding Reception

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 to old to everyone 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.

 

As many weddings as I've photographed in Quechee and the surroundin
g area I always find myself capturing creative photographs on this special day. It truly is an art. It's one of the times in life where joy can be seen in the faces of your family, when you're shooting in a documentary style, they really don't even know you're there.

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

Wedding Vendor Team: Not only do I speak highly of them, but the photography also shows the great job they do and helps make my wedding photography business fun, creative, and sim
ply an absolute dream. When a couple goes into their wedding photograph gallery, or I help them through the process of designing a wedding album. These wedding detail pictures help capture the wedding ceremony, formal wedding photographs, wedding reception tying every little bit of a wedding day that much easier. Without the wedding vendors, we are just photographing


Wedding Day Vendors:

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 

Wedding Photographs: B. Farnum Photography

As one of the best wedding photographers in Vermont with plenty of reviews on wedding wire and the knot. Whether you are in need of an elopement, destination wedding photographer, engagement sessions in downtown Burlington, New York, or around New England we will work with you to make sure your photoshoot goes how you envision it.


We know that you've seen all of the latest and greatest on all of the wedding websites and wedding magazines so we want to make sure we are staying current on all of the wedding photography trends that 
will fit within our style, making sure that we stay true to our brand and vision at B. Farnum Photography. As one of many Vermont wedding photographers we know you have other options, so continuing to learn and grow as a wedding photographer is what we really not our energy into in the slow season (Winter).

What I've learned from being a professional photographer in Vermont when I'm in front of the camera I love taking wedding portraits of 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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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 so you can make a more pleasing photograph.  Vermont Engagement PhotographerVermont Engagement Photographer

 

 

 

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 baby's 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. 

As a professional photographer, I am always striving to find new ways of capturing photographs that will be uniquely yours. This can mean many things from climbing trees or getting on my belly for the perfect shot- whatever it takes!

The point is this: if you're looking at something in one light and see another perspective, go ahead with confidence knowing there'll never again be anything quite like what came outta YOUR session because no two sessions are alike here...we do everything differently every time so as not get bored doing similar work.
 

Professional Wedding Photographer

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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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
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!

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer in Vermont

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.

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 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. 

 

Can I Bring Someone To My Photo Session: 

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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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. Senior Portraits VermontSenior Portraits Vermont

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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(B. Farnum Photography) high school senior portraits senior year vermont https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2017/9/7-tips-for-guys-who-want-great-senior-portraits Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:37:14 GMT
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.

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 Vermont Senior Portrait Photographer


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 is so much easier than photographing your subject within four walls! My creativity flows in the fresh air, not in a stuffy studio setting.

Madame Sherri's Forest

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 the 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 practiced 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 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.

On Location Photography

My goal is for your session to be as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. I know that planning ahead can make all of the difference in how our photographs turn out, so let's get started! The first step should always involve finding a location - if you're willing enough then we'll just need to plan where would work best with lighting conditions before moving forward from there.

I'm happy when people are excited about what they see after viewing their final product because it means my efforts were successful; however most importantly: Don't forget those little moments between parents & children which show off an unspoken love between two families...especially during this special time of year
 

*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. 

 

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

Brian Farnum Photographer/Owner @ B. Farnum Photography 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) High School photography portraits portraiture Senior Vermont https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2017/5/meghan-senior-portraits Thu, 18 May 2017 20:45:02 GMT
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 a Senior Portrait Too!

 

Anxious about having your senior portraits taken? 

Don't worry, we get it. No one wants to look stiff or like they're not being posed in a way that makes them feel confident. There's no better time than now for portraits that show who YOU really ARE!
 

It doesn’t matter if they were taken with or without poses—in both cases I will make sure our session captures authentic moments and expressions so there is not anything left out about who YOU truly ARE
 

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 Senior Portrait Session:

Gentlemen, arriving early or on time is of utmost importance. If you happen to be running late for your portrait session then it'll affect both me and also the quality output that we could provide! It might be difficult when nerves kick in before our shoot but 10 minutes should calm you down enough so I can start capturing true expressions without any hassle at all. If you know that you're going to be running late and this does happen and it's really fine. Just let me know via text message. So I can plan accordingly. 


 

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Please Read...  senior picture clothing ideas for guys

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 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

B. Farnum Photography, offering Vermont Senior Portrait Photography for high school seniors, families, couples, and business people.

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5 Reasons To Rent A Photo Booth https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2017/4/vermont-photo-booth-rental 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/vermont-photo-booth-rental 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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(B. Farnum Photography) High School Senior Photography Photography Senior Photography Senior Portraits photographer portraits https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2016/9/taylor-grand-blanc-michigan Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:37:49 GMT
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

 

Flower 2Flower 2Most 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 3Flower 3Most 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 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 19Flower 19Most 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 30Flower 30 Flower 28Flower 28Most 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 32Flower 32 Flower 33Flower 33

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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. 

 

B. Farnum Photography

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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.

B. Farnum Photography

 

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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

Red Maple LeafRed Maple Leafhttp:/​/​www.​bfarnumphotography.​com

 

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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 beautiful summer wedding in Vermont.

The Groom Aaron before the wedding ceremony, waiting for everyone to be seated.  Elizabeth is being walked down the aisle by her loving father Peter. The look of excitement and happiness on her face makes wedding my favorite events to photograph.

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 throughout the entire reception. 

 

 

 

 

Thanks, 

Brian Farnum 

B. Farnum Photography

Vermont Wedding Photographer 

 

 

 

Making Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Yaddow's Wedding one to remember. Thank You to all of the wedding vendors for making their wedding one to remember.

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) Bride Groom 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

 

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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

 

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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 weekend's 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

14 13 15 Boats

Spring Time Portland Maine

Eyes Portland Maine

Greetings From Portland Maine Asylum Portland Maine

 

Photos all taken by:

B. Farnum Photography 

Vermont Photographer

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(B. Farnum Photography) iPhone Maine Photography Portland 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
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. 

 

Hawk Mountain VT 

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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
Chittenden Vermont Wedding: Symrski Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2012/12/symrski-wedding-chittenden-vermont Vermont Wedding Photographer: A Wedding

at Mountain Top Inn, Chittenden Vermont

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

The first dance, for the newlyweds.

 

 

Bride & Bridesmaids dance party!

 

The Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont, has it all from lakes, mountain views, meadows, and woods. What I love about the weddings I’ve photographed at The Mountain Top Inn is that you’ve got a dedicated wedding planner on-site helping guide you and make sure everything runs and goes smoothly throughout your wedding day. Another huge benefit that I think many couples don’t appreciate or know how valuable this is is when you have a slight change in times; The wedding planner will shift everything, so you and your guests don’t even notice. 

As a Vermont wedding photographer are experienced in working with all different types of weddings, so whether you’re having a small intimate affair or a large formal event, they will be able to accommodate your needs.


Here's a list of why you should get married at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden Vermont:

1. The Mountain Top Inn is one of the most picturesque wedding venues in Vermont. It's located on a mountaintop and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

2. Has been voted "Best Wedding Venue" by Vermont Bride magazine for several years in a row. They know how to make your wedding day special.

3. A variety of indoor and outdoor wedding venues to choose from, so you can find the perfect setting for your wedding day.

4. Offers all-inclusive wedding packages that include catering, DJ services, and more. This will save you time and money on your wedding planning.

5. Has an experienced wedding team who will help make your wedding day perfect. They will take care of everything so you can relax and enjoy your day.

6. The Mountain Top Inn is located in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains, so there are plenty of activities to keep your guests entertained before and after your wedding.

7. The Mountain Top Inn offers a variety of accommodations for your guests, so everyone can have a comfortable place to stay during your wedding weekend.

8. Provides a shuttle service that will transport your guests to and from your wedding ceremony and reception. This is a great way to avoid parking hassles on your wedding day.

9. Numerous wedding menus to choose from, so you can find the perfect menu for your wedding day.

10. The Mountain Top Inn is a family-owned and operated business, and they take pride in delivering top-notch customer service. You can count on them to make your wedding day perfect.

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Photographer Vermont Wedding Photographer Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2012/12/symrski-wedding-chittenden-vermont 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

Photos by: Brian Farnum

B. Farnum Photography

 

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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-shrewsbury-vermont Wedding PortraitShrewsbury Vermont Wedding Photographer

 

 

Vermont Wedding Photographer

When it comes to wedding photography, there are a lot of different styles to choose from. Some couples prefer the traditional posed shots, while others prefer a more candid and natural approach. At B. Farnum Photography, we pride ourselves on our unique style that blends both classic and modern elements together. Our Vermont wedding photographers have years of experience capturing beautiful moments that will last a lifetime. We believe that every couple deserves amazing wedding photos, no matter what their budget is. 

Whether you're looking for an all-inclusive package or à la carte pricing, we will work with you to create a wedding photography package that fits your needs.

 

B. Farnum Photography

Vermont Wedding Photography

 

 

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(B. Farnum Photography) Bride Groom Shrewsbury Vermont Wedding https://www.bfarnumphotography.com/blog/2012/8/ridlon-wedding-shrewsbury-vermont 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

Vermont Portrait Photographer

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 using the parents as the means of propping up the Newborn 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. 

 

 

5 Tips To Improve Your Newborn Portrait Session:

for parents who are expecting a baby, or have recently welcomed one!

 

1. PLAN AHEAD: As with most things in life, planning is key when it comes to newborn portrait sessions. Contact your photographer well in advance (6-8 weeks is ideal) to ensure they have availability and to brainstorm a game plan. This will give you both plenty of time to get excited for the session and come up with creative ideas.

 

2. BE PREPARED: Once you have your date set, start gathering all of the items you’ll need for the big day. This includes everything from diapers and wipes to bottles and pacifiers. If you’re breastfeeding, make sure you have a good nursing cover and plenty of snacks and water on hand. And don’t forget to pack a change of clothes for yourself just in case!

 

3. PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE: Newborns are notoriously unpredictable, so it’s important to go into your session with a flexible mindset. Be prepared for plenty of feedings and diaper changes, and try to relax and go with the flow. The end result will be worth it, we promise!

 

4. GET COMFY: Newborns are best photographed in their natural environment – aka your home. This helps them feel comfortable and relaxed, which in turn makes for better photos. So clear off a spot on the bed or couch and get ready to snuggle.

 

5. LET THE PROFESSIONAL WORK: Once you’ve done all the hard work of preparing for the session, it’s time to sit back and let your photographer do their thing. Trust that they know how to capture those precious newborn moments, and relax and enjoy your new little one.

 

 

We hope these tips help make your upcoming newborn portrait session a success! For more information and inspiration, be sure to contact us today.

 

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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/vermont-wedding

Vermont Wedding Photographer

 

Vermont is a photographer's dream come true. The rolling hills and beautiful scenery provide the perfect background for every type of wedding, from elopements in springtime to summer receptions with tents dotting fields like embers burning low atop verdant green grasses under heavy snowfall drifts—Vermont has it all!
 

Bride Leaving Church In Pittsford, Vermont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Photographer Vermont

If you're looking for professional photographers in Vermont, look no further than the team at B. Farnum Photography. We've photographed weddings all over the state and have an amazing portfolio of work that will knock your socks off.
 

B. Farnum Photography

Vermont Wedding Photographers

 

 

 

 

 

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