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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.

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  


Firefly Gastropub & Catering Co.

Exited to be working on another collaboration with Great Sky Media shooting for Firefly Gastropub and Catering in Lenox, MA. Looking forward to sharing their new site when it’s done, and Joe is getting some great video clips. It’s a fantastic place to check out if you are in the area this summer.

Community Day Celebration

It was an absolute pleasure to capture this event on June 10th for Southwestern Vermont Medical Center as they celebrated 100 years of providing healthcare to Bennington and the surrounding communities. We had perfect weather from the morning UCS 5K and kids fun run, to the parade with two women who are 98 and 101 years old! Other highlights included opening ceremonies, Jump Rope Race challenge, and hats off to Joshua of CircOvation and all of the vendors who turned out to cook food and the hospital staff who baked some delish cake with a historical timeline printed on them for everyone to enjoy. We also captured a group photo of those in attendance who were born at the hospital (including my son Ryan). And to finish off the day with bubbles to those who we have lost to cancer and watching as the Julie Shea Band let their soul shine—it was a perfect way to end the celebration.

This truly is a community hospital in every sense. Please share this link with family and friends who were there. (For your convenience, you can order prints right from the gallery by clicking the “buy” button.) Enjoy!


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