New England Ski Resort Digital Pins

I'm very much a winter sports enthusiast, and skiing is one of my favorites. I've been skiing since my early years, when my parents, whom were both ski instructors, decided it was time for my brother and I to gear up with some sticks. From day one, I was hooked. I fell in love with hucking myself down a hill or off the tiniest jump (always sure to pull a spread eagle, regardless of height off the ground), it was liberating!

One of my fondest memories growing up in New England during the winter months, was playing hooky from school with my dad and heading up to Pat's Peak or Ragged for a week-day filled with few tourists and clean turns. That couple with our weekend trips, what seemed like every weekend, made for an active winter.

And from an early age I began a collection of pins from my visits to the area resorts...with hopes of getting one for each mountain, and more. Just about every season they changed or introduced a new pin, some were quite basic, others had flashy details..either way, I loved making my way into the ski shop at the end of the day, and buying myself a $5 pin. It was life.

I still have the pins somewhere, tucked away in a desk at my parents house in New Hampshire..and probably something I'll never throw away.

I'm quite nostalgic. When it comes to design, I sometimes have an affinity towards retro or vintage. I am obsessed with old type, and the art that went into hand-painted and drawn signs. So it comes as no surprise, at least not to me, that I would have the desire to begin a digital "pin" design project for New England's ski resorts. A touch of the old mixed with the new. Here's a start on this, more will come over the next few weeks, months or whenever I find time...

All The Fall Things

Autumn. (Probably) my favorite season. I say "probably" because to be honest, it's so hard to pick favorites here in New England. All seasons are visually stunning, all have their ups and downs, but all, at the end of the day, leave their mark and help carve forever memories into our storybook.

Towards the end of this season I made a big purchase and upgraded my camera. I've decided to stay in the Nikon family for now and was totally torn between a Nikon D750 and Nikon D810. At the end of the day the 750 won out...really, what was I going to need such large-format images for? I haven't been contracted for a billboard, yet.

New cameras always bring a sense of renewed inspiration. On top of that it seems as though you've suddenly reverted back to your younger, hobbyist photographer self, wanting to bring your camera with you everywhere you go all over again. Adding to this is the beauty of Autumn in New England. The end result are these fall snaps from miscellaneous trips out and about. Enjoy!

Brie + Jonathan Get Married | Waitsfield, VT

It's always a pleasure photographing a wedding, even more so when it's for a friend. Brie and Jonathan were married on September 26th at the 1824 House in Waitsfield, Vermont. It was an intimate ceremony surrounded by their closest family and friends on the banks of the Mad River. Early fall foliage dotted the mountains and the perfect weather graced the afternoon.

I met Brie while in college and later resided with her and some fellow Phis at our house on Chestnut Hill. Not long after, Brie met Jonathan, a native Texan and without a doubt, the nicest & kindest Texan I know. Shortly after their engagement, I was honored when they asked if I could take their engagement photos, and even more so when they asked me to be their wedding photographer.  

The day was stunning - besides the weather being a picture-perfect autumn day, everything fell into place gorgeously. The bride dazzled, the bridesmaids in their gowns were a perfect compliment to Brie and the setting, and the groom didn't look too shabby either! Even Calvin (their beloved child/dog) was dressed to impress.

Check out a few favorites from the sweetest day with these two lovebirds. Cheers to many years of happiness, Jonathan & Brie!

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I photographed this wedding with Michelle Martin, a fellow New England photographer and one of our regular contributor's to t.e.l.l. New England. Michelle was incredible to work with during the day - I highly recommend her to you all!

Venue: 1824 House
2nd Photographer: Michelle Martin
Bride's Gown: Amy Kuschel from Flair Boston
Grooms Attire: Martin Greenfield
Flowers: Fleur
Catering/Cake/Cupcakes: Occasions Catering
Music: Cover Story