Donna Underwood Owens is a animal and wildlife photographer in Wolcott, Vermont.
Ember Photography is a husband and wife photography team in Moretown, Vermont.
"Ember Photography specializes in outdoor adventure, weddings, photojournalism, portraiture, architectural and marketing photography. We also shoot for a wide variety of editorial, commercial and non-profit clients worldwide. Ultimately, we enjoy photographing anything that truly catches our eyes.
Lucky enough to have been born and raised in New England, we have learned to embrace Mother Nature’s many moods. After all, says a dear friend of ours, 'If there’s no rain… there are no rainbows.' Since meeting in 1998, we’ve shaped our lives around a simple desire to visually capture and communicate the beauty and essence of this incredible planet and its people. And whether we are on a mountain top in Arctic Greenland or documenting a wedding close to home in Vermont, the world never ceases to inspire us.
Today, our photographic work is widely published and relied upon by a great variety of editorial, non-profit and commercial clients locally and around the globe – a list including Patagonia Inc., Outside Magazine, Winter Wildlands Alliance, Iceland Tourism, the New York Times, Mad River Glen and many others. With respect to weddings, we work closely as a team, and schedule only 10-12 weddings each year. Deeply in love ourselves, weddings are one of our favorite subjects, and we greatly enjoy documenting these incredible celebrations of life, love and family.
Most know us for our love for nature, travel and outdoor adventure – especially human-powered outdoor adventure. No doubt, these subjects drive much of our work, while providing excellent fodder for our own series of multi-media presentations. Since 2001, we’ve presented shows to over one hundred venues in New England and across the country. Additionally, we exhibit our strongest work in a fine-art setting at several galleries, stores and gathering places throughout New England."
Jack Loud is a freelance photographer from Richmond, Vermont. His love for the outdoors turned into a passion for photography and he’s been having fun with it ever since.
Marcie Scudder is a photographer in Stowe, Vermont.
Nature Mandala Art
"Vermont is a place that is blessed with a bounty of beautiful forests, fields and gardens.
As a gardener and herbalist, I am inspired by this beauty to gather flowers, seeds, leaves, stems and other plant materials to create unique and one-of-a-kind nature mandalas.
This impermanent art is a meditation on really noticing the plants throughout the seasons, their exquisite details and symmetry.
Each piece may last only a few hours or a few days. One photograph is selected and then the mandala is cast into the winds with a one word meditation, intention or aspiration.
It brings me great joy to hear that this art inspires others to look a bit closer at the beauty in our world … and perhaps, to even create a nature mandala too."
Stu Hall has lived in Vermont since 1966. His greatest influence for photography came from his father, Bob Hall, another avid photographer. With his dad’s help Stu learned the darkroom basics of film developing and printing in black and white.
Stu’s first camera was a Kodak Brownie camera (127 film) which he used to learn black and white photography. From that time he moved on to 35 mm photography where he worked in black and white and color. For the past 17 years Stu has been shooting with digital photography and loves it.
After moving to West Bolton 19 years ago he was intrigued with the snowflake photographs that were taken by Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley many years ago in Jericho, Vermont. More information on “Snowflake” Bentley can be found at the official website www.snowflakebentley.com.
Several years later, after many unsuccessful attempts, Stu finally perfected a technique that allows him to photograph snowflakes on a board covered with black velvet. Stu has had his work exhibited in various Art Galleries, The Champlain Valley Expo, several retail stores, and local Libraries. Stu has participated in Open Studio Weekend and many Art and Craft shows in the northern part of the state.
More of Stu’s work can be seen at his website: www.photosbystu.com