As 2022 winds down, I’m looking back with gratitude. I am a firm believer in the importance of gratitude and I’m not a fan of toxic positivity.

Five Things I’m Grateful for This Year

November is upon us! The days are getting shorter. Stick season is officially here, but the holidays are still a few weeks off. This time of year can feel a bit drab. However, for family photos it can actually be a lot of fun.

Three Cloudy Day Photo Tips

I photographed Vermont Youth Cycling at Richmond on October 15, 2022. Yet again, it was a glorious fall day — a bit chilly in the morning and warming up just enough by mid-day.

Vermont Youth Cycling at Richmond 2022 Highlights

It was another glorious fall day for Vermont Youth Cycling at Woodstock on October 1, 2022. The course was the hilliest yet. But, more than anything, the VTYC vibe was in the air. View the Full Vermont Youth Cycling at Woodstock 2022 Gallery As a decades-long cyclist myself, I am thrilled to be giving back […]

Vermont Youth Cycling at Woodstock 2022 Highlights

It felt like fall in the morning and summer again by afternoon for the Vermont Youth Cycling Race at the Kingdom Trails on September 17, 2022. The second of four events in the series gave riders a chance to challenge themselves over hilly terrain and longer courses than the first event at the Craftsbury Outdoor […]

Vermont Youth Cycling at Kingdom Trails Highlights 2022

The Vermont Youth Cycling Race at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center on September 11, 2022 was the first of four races in the the fall youth mountain bike series. I’m excited to be the official photographer for these events and will be sharing highlights here on my blog. VTYC receives a gallery of images free of […]

Vermont Youth Cycling Race at Craftsbury 2022 Highlights

People often ask me: What is the best time of year for family photos? Is it fall foliage season? Or maybe early November when the light is actually really beautiful and winter is just barely arriving? Many people love to capture the beauty of family life during Vermont’s brief summers. Maybe summer is the best time for family photos? Still others embrace winter and opt for photos then. Are the winter holidays the best time for family photos?

So, when do I think is the best time for family photos? My quick answer is… last weekend!

The Best Time of Year for Family Photos

You’ve decided to hire a family photographer. You are about to have that amazing feeling that comes from being seen, accepted and celebrated just as you are. But, between here and there is a big decision: Who will you hire? It’s important that you find the right person.

How to Find the Right Family Photographer for You

Here are four of my favorite tips for summer 2022.

Summer Photo Tips

Two kids playing on the playground.

If you are not reading this on your smart phone, I bet your smart phone is within arm’s reach! And, that phone probably has an impressive built-in camera. With that camera riding around in your pocket all day, why consider professional photos for your family? Good question!

Why Hire a Professional Photographer when Your Phone Camera is with You All the Time?

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Kate Farrell is a professional lifestyle family photographer based in Williston, Vermont, serving the greater Chittenden County area.