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Capturing Vermont's Natural Beauty: Tips for Choosing the Perfect Family Photographer


A beautfiul sunrise over a lake. The scene is dominated by purple hues where cloud and fog is not yet touched by sun, and then a streak of reflected orange hues against a silhouette of trees, an island, and a distant mountain.
Dawn's Preceding Light, our most traveled image.

Welcome to the breathtaking state of Vermont!

With its beautiful natural scenery and changing weather conditions, it's no wonder why you would want to capture your family's special moments here. But, with unpredictable weather and varying landscapes, choosing the right family photographer can be challenging. So, let's explore some tips for finding the perfect photographer in Vermont who can make the most of the local climate and environment to create stunning family portraits.


First and foremost, Vermont is well-known for its beautiful scenery.

So, finding a photographer who knows how to use these scenic spots to your advantage is essential. Next, you'll want to research photographers in the area to see how they incorporate Vermont's unique landscapes into their work. Finally, look for a photographer whose style aligns with your vision and who can use Vermont's beautiful surroundings to create the perfect backdrop for your family portraits.


Several lighting strikes hit the ground in an open Vermont field. The sky is an angry purple.
This storm rolled in before sunset. Not that you can tell.

Secondly, Vermont's weather can be unpredictable.


But don't let that stop you from capturing beautiful family portraits. An experienced Vermont photographer knows how to work with the weather to create stunning photos in any situation. Whether it's a sunny summer day or a snowy winter scene, a professional photographer can use natural light to create flattering and gorgeous family portraits. They may suggest some indoor locations that will still showcase the beauty of Vermont while providing shelter from harsh weather conditions.


In Vermont, the changing seasons can also affect the mood of the portraits.

Skilled photographers know how to use each season's unique colors to their advantage:
A family of four stands in an autumn scene for their family portrait. Mom and Dad have their hands on the boys' shoulders.
In the fall, they will utilize the warm and cozy colors of the leaves to create stunning fall foliage shots.
A young couple snuggles together for their engagement portraits. They're beautiful, and comfortable in a winter scene thanks to a blanket and lined coat.
They may suggest a snowy landscape in the winter to make the photos feel magical.
A bride and groom stand over a sweeping summer Vermont scene with blue skies behind them.
And in the summer, they will use Vermont's green hills and valleys to create bright and cheerful portraits.

Furthermore, if you want to capture the vibrant colors of Vermont's natural surroundings in your family portraits, consider a photographer experienced with studio-style lighting. Using professional lights in outdoor settings can bring out the tonality and richness of colors in a picture, creating stunning results.

A young fashion model stands between two modern muscle cars, one orange, the other purple. She's surrounded by studio style lighting in an outdoor environment. Every detail can be seen across a sweeping summer scene with clouds and sky above.
Studio style set up in natural lighting. A go to for us.

For instance, studio lighting can create an even light source, which helps to prevent harsh shadows and overexposed areas. This results in a more natural and balanced look to the photos. Furthermore, these lights create a more dramatic and stylized effect that can add depth and interest to the portrait. So whether you want a natural and soft look or a bold and vivid one, a photographer skilled in studio-style lighting can achieve the desired look.

Young man is rimmed in light on a walking path in a field. Everything is aglow in golden hour sunlight.
Rimmed in golden hour sunlight!

When searching for a family photographer in Vermont, check out their portfolios to see if they have experience using studio lights in outdoor environments.


Look for examples of their work that showcase Vermont's natural landscapes and see how the colors pop and come alive in the photos. This will give you an idea of how they incorporate lighting to enhance the beauty of the environment and their subjects.


So, if you're still looking for a photographer in Vermont who can help you capture the beauty of this breathtaking state, consider checking out Dream Anchor Photography.


With years of experience, we know how to use Vermont's unique environment and weather to create stunning family portraits that truly capture the essence of this beautiful state. From utilizing the changing seasons and colors to studio-style lighting, we're dedicated to creating beautiful but also meaningful and memorable photographs. So why not book a session with us today and let us help you capture your family's special moments in Vermont?



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