11.5 Hello NOLA

I arrived in New Orleans 2 weeks ago and am working remotely part-time as I begin to orientate myself in my new home. Marty’s grandparents came to visit a few days after I arrived, so I feel like I haven’t had much time to relax yet, but it’s all been good. They drove down from Denver….

10.27 Michelene + Eddie = Brady Bunch

My last day of work in Vermont was on Thursday. On Friday, I left for New Orleans, stopping for 4 days mid-way to celebrate my cousin Michelene’s wedding.  She and Eddie got married in Greenville, South Carolina.  They both have children from a previous marriage. Eddie’s boys and Michelene’s girls are all the same age,…

10.20 Sammy + Kyle’s Engagement Session

I have known Sammy and Kyle for a little over a year. I met them through my fiancé, who used to be a tour guide at the Ben and Jerry’s Factory with Kyle (typical Vermont). As soon as I was introduced to Sammy, I was smitten…its hard making girlfriends as an adult, and she is…

10.14 Baby Sjoblom’s Shower

This weekend I attended my friend Jolie’s baby shower. Our other friend, Emily, hosted it at her family’s home in the middle of no where Vermont.  We are all so happy for Matt and Jolie, and the shower was really fun. I remember when I first found out they were pregnant, I was in utter…

10.5 New Farms for New Americans

With my time in Burlington wrapping up, I feel like I am discovering more and more! Ah so it goes.  There is an amazing project at the Ethan Allen Homestead called New Farms for New Americans. Basically immigrant and refugee families get small plots of land on a 6 acre farm, which they can use…

Durga Puja 2016 10.1

A few weeks after photographing Krishna Janmashtami, the Bhutanese community was celebrating Durga Puja, the annual Hindu festival that celebrates worship of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. It was held in the basement of a community center. There were lots of food and blessings. Even in an old, dim basement, you could fill the light…

9.15 Krishna Janmashtami – Lord Krishna’s Birthday

Through volunteering with the AALV, I have had the opportunity to photograph community events and festivals being celebrated by Burlington’s refugee and immigrant populations. Every time I attend an event, I am uplifted and humbled. It is powerful to watch a group of people coming together and celebrating their cultural traditions so far away from…

9.3 Healthy and Safety Fair for New Americans

This fall, while my fiance Marty began law school at Tulane in New Orleans, I stayed in Vermont for a few more months, continuing to work and wrapping stuff up for our move. Even though I was busy and slightly stressed, I actually did have more free time than normal just being a temporary single…

8.30 Northeast Kingdom Fairytale

I was very excited about this wedding. Here is the background: I met Jasmina, Nate and Eins (their corgi) the previous winter.  They met over ~Tinder~. Jasmina is German and was studying and working in Montreal. Nate is from Vermont solid stock and is very kind, happy and a jack-of-all trades. He owned Eins before…

8.22 Quick Visit to NOLA aka my future home

August has been so busy, and its only served to invigorate me! After getting engaged in Amsterdam, Marty and I had to temporarily part ways.  I am wrapping things up in Vermont with both photography and my day job, and Marty is throwing himself into law school at Tulane. It’s kind of a divide and…

8.13 EuroTrip 2016

Three weeks ago my boyfriend and I decided to take a spontaneous trip to Europe (Ireland and Amsterdam) before he started law school. We currently live in Burlington, VT and had been saving for months to move to New Orleans, where he would be starting school and had no plans to go on a big…