This was my first year of calling myself a “Burlington Vermont Photographer.” I suppose 2015 was an interesting year full of growth, transition, and celebrations! When winter melted away, we suddenly found that we actually do feel at home in our new town of Burlington, Vermont. We will continue to travel at every opportunity, but we have decided to move our official business “home base” to Vermont! While we are surprisingly comfortable here in Burlington, even the most seasoned Vermonters found the need to escape the cold of last winter… Thankfully, a family vacation in February found us in South America for our first visit south of the equator!
In March, we traveled westward to photograph a precious wedding in Southern California, then to Cabo for a mini work-cation! It seems that each season except summer provided a chance to slip back to our southern roots, with wedding and portrait photography work throughout our home state of Georgia, as well as across the southeast from Mississippi to North Carolina. (Hello, barbecue and biscuits!) Summer was best spent in New England, with plenty of juniper-breezy lake time and wedding commissions in New Hampshire and Connecticut. Visits from our family were the highlight, as we were able to share our favorite parts of our new home: the lake and mountain views and farm-to-table fare! September saw us back to California, this time further north for a beautiful vineyard wedding, just north of Sonoma. New and challenging personal endeavors kept us sharp and entertained between the weddings, and life continues to feel astoundingly and undeservedly sweet.
We were honored to photograph [and celebrate] the weddings of several of our closest friends and family this past year, as well as my baby brother’s high school graduation and my longest lasting best friend’s business grand opening. We are ever grateful for the experiences and the visceral inspiration, but the piece we hold onto the tightest is the personal connections–the humanness of each picture we snapped–and the mutual trust that makes the art real and honest. Thank you, my dears! Let’s see what 2016 will be like.
All photography copyright Buffy Dekmar, of Buffy Dekmar Photography, a Burlington Vermont photographer, specializing in fine art film photography and classic, natural, editorial style. Many wedding professionals contributed to the floral design, hair and makeup, wardrobe, venues, and coordinating in the photos above. Please get in touch for more information about contributors and/or photography.