Carving precious time out from a family reunion for photos is an investment that will pay dividends for generations. And, with the right photographer, it will actually be one of the most enjoyable parts of your time together.

Five Reasons to Hire a Family Reunion Photographer

Managing challenges we face personally, in our work and with our families can be hard. One of the places I turn for inspiration and ideas is books. Today I’m sharing three books that have inspired me lately.

Three Books that Have Inspired Me Lately

Today I’m sharing three easy ideas for childhood photos from infancy through the teen years. These are photos I would include in any photo session, but you can capture them on your own too.

Three Annual Must-have Childhood Photos

You might be wondering when it’s time to invest in lifestyle family photography. Here are three ways to know.

Three Signs It’s Time to Hire a Lifestyle Family Photographer

I am a storyteller, always trying to capture a simple family photo that tells a story. Today I’m sharing a few tips for including the setting in family photos that any photographer can use.

Three Simple Family Photo Tips: How to Include the Setting

Next to my bicycle, my camera is my favorite thing I own. It opens creative options, helps me practice gratitude and is an outlet for the part of my brain that once loved teaching physics. Today I’m sharing five specific features of my Canon 5d Mark iv that I love for family photography.

Five Camera Features I Love for Family Photography

Yesterday spring showed up in all it’s glory and I had so much fun capturing some spring photos. A few friends have recently asked how I balance educating four children, self-care and my business. I thought that a day-in-the-life home education and celebration of spring post would be a fun change of pace. I’ll be back next week with some photo tips.

Welcome Spring at Pond Academy

An amazing family photographer will never just show up and wing it. Rather, the best family photographers follow some tried and true steps to ensure their creativity shines, everyone enjoys the experience and you love your photos.

How the Best Family Photographers Prepare for Sessions

A little advance planning can make your family photo session go very smoothly. I’ll be with you every step of the way from selecting the location to checking in before the session. You’ll get a detailed session prep guide when you book, but here’s a quick list of things to bring to your family photo […]

5 Things to Bring to Your Family Photo Session

Dogs claim huge chunks of real estate in our hearts. Anyone who has ever had to say good-bye to one knows that they can leave a bigger hole than you knew they filled.

Here are four tips for photographing your furry friend.

Four Dog Photography Tips

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