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MCLA Convocation Ceremony for the Class of 2025

I wanted to share a few highlights from the Convocation at my Alma Mater. Congrats to the incoming class of 2025!


Regal Fritillary

Our pollinator gardens at home are in full bloom, and I wanted to share some photos of a butterfly I’ve never captured before. The Regal Fritillary Speyeria idalia (Thank you Eleanor Lutz for the Id Chart! https://eleanorlutz.com/butterfly-identification-chart)

Back in the swing of things

With their newest AD campaign released, I was inspired to share a few pics from a recent marketing shoot for Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s Orthopedics. I’ve done a few of these shoots and I love to collaborate on these patient testimonials. Dow Haynor and his capable crew from Golden Lamb Productions shoot the interview and B-roll footage, and I am tasked with capturing stills for the print ad and billboard campaigns.

It’s fascinating to watch the whole video production process and I get a kick seeing the final clips on the commercials come on TV during a game on NESN or other show.

We are fortunate to have an incredibly talented team of surgeons at SVMC, and I am constantly impressed with what they can do for patients with chronic pain day in and day out. I’m always happy to offer my services when the SVMC communications team calls me for another patient testimonial.

I have to say that when Les Jorgensen was asked to tee up and hit the ball over 100 yards of swamp several times to hit the fairway at Manchester Country Club he didn’t miss once. His hip pain is truly gone and his golf swing is strong.
I love billboards!
Dow Haynor doing what he does with his ever-present stabilized wide-angle cam, getting the B-roll footage of Les on the course.
Les and I share a love of macro photography, and I was envious of his backyard flower garden.
Behind the scenes during the interview at Les’ studio.
In the capable hands of Dr. Michaela Schneiderbauer
The final testimonial

Happy 4th of July!

Wishing you all a safe and happy 4th of July!

Congrats Bel and Masoud!

The 2021 wedding season has begun. Special thanks to Michele Hogan for the referral and to The Four Chimneys Inn for allowing us to find some shade on their beautiful property on a very warm May Day for the formals.

Happy Earth Day! I wanted to share one of the time-lapses I’ve done with Bentley Seeds. Oh, and the sixth seedling did finally sprout a day late. Looking forward to transplanting these into our garden soon!

Click here for time-lapse:


For more info on purchasing seeds go to https://bentleyseeds.com

Some Sweets from my Sweetie for Valentines

Like many of you, we have been trying new recipes over the last year, and a few have really stuck with us, and are a regular part of the Chez Nez dessert menu—whether they be pumpkin muffins, cinnamon buns (a Sunday morning requirement), and especially for Valentine’s Day are these melt-in-your-mouth warm out-of-the-oven Peanut Butter Blossoms.

I can’t take credit for making any of these, my sweet valentine Colleen is the baker in the house, and the boys and I fight over the last one of anything she makes!

Normally Colleen uses kisses, but the heart-shaped chocolates were the call for today! Milk or dark chocolate, they melt a little when pressed into the warm cookies. Yum!
From Scratch Cinnamon Buns, with chopped Pecans rolled in.
There is nothing like the smell of warm pumpkin muffins coming out of the oven!

School Portrait Day

I was happy to squeeze in the Pine Cobble School’s photos last week while the weather and leaves held. Outdoor portraits have a few more challenges than traditional studio sessions, but they also allow for some beautiful environmental backdrops for the kids and parents to enjoy.

Rose and Diego

I wanted to share a few shots from this special senior photo session last week with Rose and Diego. We were worried that it was going to be rained out as the morning weather was not good, and almost cancelled it—then the clouds parted and we had some beautiful early evening light for our shoot in Shaftsbury, Vermont. Diego soon got bored posing and just wanted to get on with the ride  


Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group

Really excited to be working with Jacobs Pillow for Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group to promote their newest works:

 Presented in collaboration with Hancock Shaker Village.


And their presentation of POWER for the Pillow Lab.  July 10-14th.

Tickets for both presentations are on sale now.