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Read the latest from Carolyn in her blog! Photography, local events, Vermont happenings, and more.

Commissioning Architectural Photography

Best practices in working with a professional photographer.Developed jointly by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), this is the definitive guide for architects working with photographers.   Read more by downloading the full document.   {backbutton}  
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Sisler Builders use my photo for their Christmas card!

  This year Sisler Builders will be using my photo for their Christmas card! For more about Sisler Builders, click here.
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Ben's New "Pad," Complete with Laundry Chute

"My new house is wonderful.  It is fun for me and helpful for my family." - Ben  Fairbanks Construction, GC Ann Vivian, of GVV architects
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The story behind Merry Christmas card.

Today Ms Sally sat in her favorite chair, and posed like an angle with her Santa hat on for my 2009 card and walked off the set.  With my back turned, she swiped another Santa hat  and triumphantly dragged it from her mouth onto the studio set, posing for her portrait, yet once again. Thus letting me know the angel shot was not to her liking.   Aft...
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One of a Kind Bed & Breakfast

One of a Kind Bed & BreakfastBurlington, VT
Enjoy a beautiful lake view and spectacular sunsets from our two-room suite with private bath or from the small cottage that stands apart from the main house (or from the tree swing in the backyard).&nb...
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Wood Lewis's Open House

November 21, 2009Handicap accessible two story addition in the back so that their son, Ben, would be able to access the entire house in his wheelchair, have his own room, bathroom sunroom, shower, with a zip line in the ceiling to carry him as needed, including a deck "tree house" on the second floor.
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Wood Lewis's Open House

November 21, 2009Handicap accessible two story addition in the back so that their son, Ben, would be able to access the entire house in his wheelchair, have his own room, bathroom sunroom, shower, with a zip line in the ceiling to carry him as needed, including a deck "tree house" on the second floor.
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Woody Jackson

Bright Colors and Big Views Artist Woody Jackson paints and connects with the landscape at his family's home in Cornwall.
VERMONT MAGAZINE • NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2009 Story by Kathleen James, EditorPhotos by Carolyn Bates It's no surprise that Ve...
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Woody Jackson

Bright Colors and Big Views Artist Woody Jackson paints and connects with the landscape at his family's home in Cornwall.
   VERMONT MAGAZINE • NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2009 Story by Kathleen James, EditorPhotos by Carolyn Bates It's no surp...
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Early Homes Magazine Cover, Winter 2009

In A Quiet Hamlet, A New Old

by Patricia Poore
Photographs by Carolyn Bates
Early Homes, Winter 2009

LONG-TIME OLD-HOUSE INTERIORS reader Randall DiStefano tells us that he and his wife fell in love with the quiet hamlet of Grafton, Vermont, when they came here to put an addition on a client's house. For two decades, Randy's done 18th-century historical reproduction and restoration work all over New England. ...

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Early Homes Magazine Cover, Winter 2009

In A Quiet Hamlet, A New Old
             
by Patricia PoorePhotographs by Carolyn Bates Early HomesWinter 2009  LONG-TIME OLD-HOUSE INTERIORS reader Randall DiStefano tells us that he and his wife fell in love with the quiet hamlet of Grafton,...
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Le Rendez Vous Pastry Shop owner wins against US Embassy

Mark and Verlaine, owners, started shop 10 years ago. She went home to Paris to renew passport and see her mom. US Embassy said her business was marginal and would not let her back into US! The people of Colebrook wrote lots of letter, tel calls, etc. and got her back in saying  "She belongs here."Read more about this in the NY Times story. Sandra ...
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The Edge Ledge Residence

Green Living!
Architect: Daniel Johnson, Watershed Studio architecture, LLC Challenges, goals and solutions:Design a small (970 sq.ft.) energy efficient, low maintenance, low life cycle cost house that has a low impact upon and integration with the ...
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Make Mine Modular

A traditional-style home showcases the ups and downs of a modern construction methodby Debra Judge Silber Though its appearance is in every way traditional—from the deeply overhanging eaves outside to the 200-year-old beams inside—David and Kathy Gage’s Vermont home isn’t nearly as old-school as it seems.It’s modular. The walls and roof that make u...
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Leddy Park

Located in Burlington's New North End, Leddy Park is largest park in this city. With countless activities that this park offers, you will be sure to find the right one for you. This park offers its visitors a relaxing place to have a picnic or an aft...
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Learn About the Renovation and Expansion of Rumford Hospital

Rumford Hospital • Renovation and Expansion, Phases 1 and 2 Rumford Hospital is the quintessential early 20th Century hospital and the anchor of a hilltop neighborhood of healthcare businesses. FFF’s master plan has allowed the hospital to stay on its current site, while consolidating all 24-hour functions into one level for maximum staffing effici...
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Go Green!

  Within the recent years, there has been a growing trend within the architectural world for creating more eco-friendly homes. Both commercial and residential buildings are being built to help enhance and protect our ecosystem while improving the air and water quality around us, reducing solid waste and conserving natural resources. As this s...
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John Connell's newest PreFab house.

Green Living! Hard to believe that this house is not only Green, but it is also a Pre Fab house!  John Connell, architect, of 2Morrow Studio, and Gio, worked with me for three days to get just the right camera angles and styling to tell the story of what it really is like to live here. 
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Sisler Builders' New Ad

Sisler Builders' New AdSharon and Steve Sisler of Sisler Builders, Stowe, Vt. just used a wonderful porch photo that I had the great pleasure to photograph for them.  And of course, George and Lady Dickens plopped themselves almost center front, so they would be included!!  Look for the ad in Vermont publications.
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Chili Cookoff Just the best

 Avenue Bistro really put together just the best afternoon the mayoral candidates have had together. Laughing, testing 16 different chilis, huge crowd.  They voted hands down that they would much rather do this again than have a debate.  Here are a couple of photos from this event. Andy Montroll and family are with Lea Terhune and Chuck Seleen...
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