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Vacation in Maine

Weekend in Ogunquit 

May 19-22, 2016

I drove by Ogunquit before I moved to Vermont few years ago and just fell in love with that place. The energy you feel while walking along the Marginal Way is indescribable. That is one place one have to visit in their life-time. I stayed at Blue Shutters Inn, in the heart of  Ogunquit and few steps from Marginal Way. It’s a nice little B&B at a fair rate considering the location and amenities. I got a studio, and even brought my cat with me (you need to call in advance to arrange a pet friendly room). I stayed for 4 days – Thu – Sun. On my second day I went on a 1 1/2 hour cruise to see the Nubble Lighthouse (I love lighthouses!). It’s a relaxing ride and you learn a lot about the region and lobster. Although you don’t need to go on a cruise to see the lighthouse, you can drive there and park really close to it.  Food: I can still smell the lobster and the delicious sea food you will find in any of the many great restaurants they have around. The ones I tried: Oarweed at Perkins Cove, nice family atmosphere, great service and the food was so yummy! I had Haddock stuffed with lobster, baked/stuffed potato, steamed veggies. Jackie’s Too is another good one, also at Perkins Cove. I had mussels (the garlic sauce was so good), lobster & shrimp and blueberry beer :). Lobster roll from the Fox Lobster House was also good.  Have you noticed I had lobster enough for 6 months at least (ha). Finally and unfortunately, my last morning in paradise having breakfast at Amore. Once again I was blessed with great weather and had the chance to take beautiful pictures of the sunrise from the Marginal Way.  Enjoy it and start planing your trip to Ogunquit!

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On the Cover and Proud

Green Mountain Weddings

Couldn’t be more proud and joyful to be on the cover of Green Mountain Wedding Magazine. Kimberly Whalen did a beautiful job on the art. You need to check it out! You can find complimentary prints all over Vermont or you can check the online version too.

Our Romantic Nostalgia inspiration shoot is on the cover and beautifully featured on pages 16-18.  Another beautiful fall inspiration shoot “Swept Away in Stowe” is also featured on pages 40-43.Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 5.54.21 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-09 at 6.03.39 PM

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Bridal Portraits of Alyssa

Glam at it’s best

Wedding season is right around the corner form me. June 4th is my first wedding of the year, which happen to be Alyssa’s wedding. Nothing better to warm up my inspiration than to shoot a Bridal Culture session!  Alyssa was one of my brides to win a Bridal Session from last year’s contest. Shoot took place at the beautiful 1906 House in Enosburgh Falls, VT.  The stunning gown is from Fiori Bridal, as well is the jewelry and shoes. Makeup by Emily Block.

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Emerald Love

Ginger + Emerald Green = Heaven

Amazing team work for this beautiful wedding inspiration shoot that took place at St. Albans Museum (Bliss Room). Everything fell into place in the amazing style created by Sarah Jo from Creative Muse Floral Designs.  She picked the gorgeous dress from Tara Lynn Bridal. Headpieces from Violett & Iris. Wedding rings from Perrywinkles.  Hair and Makeup by Salon Elixir, awesome work of Jessica Pelkey, the owner. Beautiful stationary by Rebecca Manchester Designs. Rentals from VT Tent Company, were you find anything you need for a wedding reception. Cake by The Little Purple Cake Shope. Appetizers by The 1906 House.

The last few shots had as backdrop the beautiful First Congregational Church of St. Albans

Make sure you check our behind the scenes pictures on the bottom of this post 😉

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Amazing team in action! Few behind the scenes taken by Tara:

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Genuine Leather Album

The best quality

I’m so in love with the albums I offer to my clients. Just received another studio sample featuring my Fairytale shoot I had last September (2015). This sample has genuine black leather album cover, lay-flat rigid pages, coated to protect against the environment allowing you even to damp wipe the pages to remove any finger prints.   Click here to see the album sample online!

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Editorial & Real Wedding

Look Book Issue# 6

We were featured!

We are always excited and honored to be featured on Vermont Bride Magazine or on their online Lookbook! They work with the best professionals in the industry and are always on top of the latest trends and inspirational ideas.  Go take a look and get inspired!

Meagan & Dan’s Wedding

Nostalgic Romance

 

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Editor’s Choice Awards 2016

Proud winner of 2016 TBL Editor’s Choice Award

Thanks in part to my phenomenal clients and my commitment to producing exceptional Wedding & Portrait Photography, I am honored to announce that I have been selected as a winner of a 2016 Two Bright Lights Editors’ Choice Award!

This award is a celebration of Two Bright Lights members whose number of published features in 2015 put them among the top 5% of the community. Editors’ Choice winners were published across many of the most respected lifestyle, wedding and other print and digital publications in the United States and worldwide.

It is a great distinction to be recognized alongside this group of talented photographers and creative professionals. Over the past year, my features have given me the opportunity to increase exposure of my work and it is exciting to receive this award in recognition of my effort.

In 2015, I had the privilege of being published in the following publications:

Vermont Bride Magazine, Stowe & Green Mountain Weddings, Table Magazine, The knot, Dreaming Wedding, Reverie Gallery, and many other wedding blogs.


 

Thanks again to all of the other creative professionals who made these features possible!

To see more of my work, or to get in touch about my services, please visit www.lisphotography.com and also follow us on Facebook!

Editors’ Choice Award Winner Selection Process

“The 2016 Two Bright Lights Editors’ Choice Awards is a signature program that recognizes photographers and vendors within the Two Bright Lights community whose number of published features in 2015 placed them among the top 5% of all Two Bright Lights members. Winners were published across many of the most respected lifestyle, wedding and other print and digital publications in the United States and worldwide.

The 2016 honorees reflect those that have demonstrated a superior quality of work for their customers, and those that have used Two Bright Lights’ online platform to quickly and easily get published by submitting their authentic, stunning imagery and services directly to the top industry publications and editors.

Among thousands of photographers and vendors competing for publication, the Editors’ Choice winners represent the best-of-the-best.”

I’m proud to be top rated with so many other talented photographers and also for the opportunity to work with phenomenal professionals in the wedding industry here in Vermont.

This only makes me more excited for one more wedding season!

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Fundraising for the School Sessions

Lets build a school in Haiti!

I’m so excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for my clients to get stellar images with me while also helping a great cause with The School Sessions!

The School Sessions is an organization that partners clients with photographers around the world to build a school in Haiti. Six years ago, an earthquake devastated much of the poverty-stricken nation, taking the lives of almost half a million Haitians and destroying thousands of schools.

Only a couple miles from the earthquake’s epicentre, the 200+ students from ECCA School, were left without a place to learn. Years later, staff and students continue to gather in a crowded and makeshift facility.

During the month of April, when you book a portrait session with me, 100% of your session fee will go towards building a brand new facility for ECCA School.

In 2015, The School Sessions hosted their first global fundraiser and over $45,000 was raised. We were able to purchase new land and together in April

2016, we have a goal of raising $150,000 to complete the new school building!

To get involved, email me to book your portrait session! Hurry to get your spot!

In addition, if you’d love to donate towards the cause, visit the link below!

Lis Photography Fundraising for The School Sessions!

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Deal of the year!

Give your fiancé, boyfriend, husband or partner a gift they would receive with a sparkle in their eyes!  We are offering a special Boudoir Session for this year’s Valentine’s Day. Limited spots available, so contact us as soon as possible to guarantee your spot!

The session will last about one hour at a location of your choice. Makeup and hair is not included. Sessions must be booked for dates before February 7th to allow time for post-processing and printing.