Meet Your Photographer
Hello! My name is Becca. I specialize in baby, child, and family photography in Central Vermont. My goal with every session is to create an enjoyable, memorable experience for you and your family, while capturing images you will treasure forever.
I am married to my supportive husband, Dan, who sometimes helps me out during sessions. I am the mother of two handsome boys and a beautiful girl. My family is my world and they are a large part of the reason I began my journey into the world of photography.
Why I Began Portrait Photography
While I have been taking photographs for many years, my true passion for photography began after the birth of my oldest son. He was born two months premature and spent five weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Spending all that time in the NICU surrounded by sweet tiny babies, I fell in love with watching them breathe and sleep. I learned a lot about their movements and the transition they make from being in the womb to our world. This has helped me to understand the environment that makes newborns most comfortable and allows me to photograph them in a calm, natural state. Over the next couple of months, watching my son grow and change before my eyes made me realize how precious this fleeting period of time is and how important it is to capture those beautiful moments while they are still small.
Why I Love Family Portrait Photogaphy
One of my favorite parts of what I do is watching children grow as they come back again for future sessions. Meeting them initially is such a joy, and I do my best to make them (and their caregivers!) feel comfortable during their first session with me. My goal is to not just take pictures, but to build a friendship with you and your family. I do my best to keep it easy-going and light-hearted. So many of my clients have told me that their children had so much fun that they didn't want to leave their session and talked about it for days after. I prefer to make my sessions with you fun, more like playtime, than a chore or something they are being forced to do. For that reason kids love to come back, and I love seeing their smiling faces over the years.
I truly enjoy watching how families interact with one another and seeing the love between parents and their children, as well as between siblings (though sometimes they may have a funny way of showing it!). Photography allows me to do something I love while providing images that families will treasure for generations.
My Photography Style
My eyes prefer crisp, clear, vivid, colorful images over the style of muted and soft tones, though I do recognize that beautiful images can be created from both styles. While I do a lot of indoor studio photography where I have mastered gorgeous lighting techniques using a variety of equipment, God's natural light is my favorite tool for outdoor photos – filtering through the trees in your backyard, reflecting off of a body of water, filling a park with warm brilliant tones. I love traditional, environmental, both posed and candid portraits where you can see faces, emotions and connections between family members clearly.