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

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

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?

You’ve thought about getting professional family photos taken, but something is holding you back. I get it. Many of my clients felt that way before they booked. One of these four myths might be holding you back.

Four Myths about Professional Family Photos

Your family photo session needs to be a time to capture gorgeous family photos. I also want you and yours to be very comfortable at the session. So, there are lots of non-photography steps I take along the way.

How I Ensure a Relaxed Photo Session

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

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