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

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

I recently submitted my first Vermont EOYA (End of Year Assessment). I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the process is not that hard! These simple tips will get you through it painlessly too.

Vermont EOYA Tips

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

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

Five Things I’m Embracing as a Home School Parent This is my first NOT Back to School day as a home school Mom and I’m really excited! Today, I am grateful for the unexpected opportunity to home school my children. Honestly, I haven’t been this happy on the first day of school in the 12 […]

Let’s Not Go Back to School — 2021!

In my darkest days with PTSD, reading a big part of the healing process. Today I’m sharing the books to that were most helpful to me.

My Favorite Books to Help with PTSD

Five books sitting on a shelf

My family fostered five kittens for the Humane Society of Chittenden County over the past two months. I had fun documenting the foster kittens’ growth and wanted to share some photos. We had switched to homeschooling our four children back in November and this was the first big project we took on that never would […]

Our First Foster Kittens!

young foster kitten

Today I’m sharing my favorite 2021 Vermont Signs of Spring Photos. This year more than usual, photographing the signs of spring life returning has brought hope and a grounded feeling.

2021 Vermont Signs of Spring Photos

small leaves on a dark background

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