Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dave & Fred

 I photographed a beautiful wedding in late October.  Dave and Fred came to Vermont from Texas to get married.  It rained all day, but you can see it didn't dampen their spirits.

Greg Trulson and Willie Docto of the Moose Meadow Lodge in Duxbury hosted the event and Greg, who's a JP officiated at the ceremony.  It was very moving and memorable.  Dave and Fred met over coffee, so the mugs were a special part of their day.  Best wishes for a long and happy life together!

Check out their video below.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Growing Up

Oh, my goodness!  Veve, Gage and Bre came to the studio for their holiday portrait and they are growing up!  One of the most enjoyable things I get to do is see children and families at least once a year and catch up with their doings.  These little guys made the trip from Littleton, NH today and, despite that long trip, look as happy as can be.  Thank you for coming to see me today and for your generous donation to Camp Sunshine!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


My young friend Cole was in today for his portrait and his family made a generous donation to Camp Sunshine - my annual fundraising recipient this year.  I have enjoyed photographing Cole since he was an infant.  He's polite, interesting, has a big golden heart and is the best dressed nine-year old I know.  We had a great time, as always.  Thanks, Cole!  I know Christmas is coming when I see you every year!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Late Autumn Session

I took these portraits of Augie and Aida on a brisk autumn day in October.  I chose to feature these portraits, Aida with their new pup and Augie alone, because I love the beautiful and very typical expressions of both girls.

I have photographed them since Aida was a toddler, so seeing them grow into such extraordinary young women is very heartwarming.  I've attached a print from our first outdoor session in 2006 (I think!).

Friday, October 29, 2010

Holiday Special!

Gillian Randall Photography is announcing our Holiday Portrait Special - the first and only special of 2010 - which is also a fundraiser for Camp Sunshine.

After attending Camp Sunshine with my grandchildren, I began to look for ways to help with their mission to make a wonderful summer camp experience available to families of children with serious health issues.  I hope you'll take this opportunity to celebrate YOUR family, find holiday gifts and make a difference by supporting Camp SunshineClick for more information about Camp Sunshine!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ashlee & Richard

Ashlee and Rich are getting married next fall in Pennsylvania.  They've recently moved to Vermont and wanted a portrait with the fall foliage for their family and friends.  With all the recent rain and wind, we worried about finding any, but Saturday was gorgeous, right before another rainy day!

Check out their beautiful video!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Kaylee - SBHS 2011

I had an amazing afternoon photographing Kaylee!  She loves the Fall, as I do and it was perfect light, perfect temperature, all good!  Kaylee is a natural, photogenic from every angle and was having fun just hanging out.  Check out her video clip below.

If you know Kaylee, let me know when you make your senior portrait appointment.  You'll get 16 FREE wallets and so will she!  Outdoor portrait weather won't be here long, so call now - 425-4242.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Golden Days

Wow.  Nothing says 'end of summer' like the beautiful golden grasses we see around us at this time of year.

I photographed the Senesac family recently in one of my favorite spots because I thought their pastel colors would look great in that setting.  I've known them for a while and the kids are growing up!  Abby's away at college, Ian's about to graduate from high school and Colin is growing like a weed.

I was happy to be able to capture the family, all together as a unit, before ever more changes occur, as they always do, eventually.  Thanks, Becky and Chris!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Katie ~ CVU 2011

Katie was great in our studio session AND she's studying photography so we had a lot to talk about.  She's a very relaxed and natural subject with striking looks and a winning smile.  We had a great time.  Check out her video clip!

If you know Katie, let me know when you call for your senior portrait session.  You'll get 16 FREE wallets and so will Katie.  Call now - 802-425-4242.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Nicole ~ SBHS 2011

Another beautiful day in Vermont!  Nicole's portraits were shot at the lake where she's spent so much time over the years.  High school will be over before you know it and she and her family will have wonderful, golden memories of this summer.

School starts next week - yikes!  It's time to book you senior session.  If you know Nicole, let me know when you call for your appointment - you'll get 16 free wallets and so will she!

Call now - 425-4242.

Check out Nicole's video clip below!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Elizabeth & Jim

I photographed a lovely and intimate wedding on Saturday at The Essex. Elizabeth and Jim invited only the closest family, seven guests in all. They were married in the garden and later relaxed with cocktails on the lawn. Short, sweet and very touching.

Check out their video clip below.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Anna ~ SBHS 2011

Anna chose to be photographed by the lake near her home.  I was a gorgeous morning with just a little breeze.  The light was perfect and her beautiful eyes could take center stage.  Check out her video clip below.

If you know Anna, let me know when you book your senior session - you'll get 16 free wallets and so will she!  School starts soon, so call now - 425-4242.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tyler SBHS 2011

I love the end of summer!  Beautiful greens with gold accents, not quite so hot.  I had a blast photographing Tyler who wore the perfect color for this time of year.

He's very laid back and loves to fish or be out in the boat, so we went down to the lake for some shots by the water.  He looked great - check out the video clip below.

If you know Tyler, let me know when you book your senior session - you'll get 16 free wallets and so will he!  Summer's flying by, so call now - 425-4242.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Baby Camp!

Diane and Al and their family welcomed the newest grandchildren Abraham, 8 months and Sol, 3 months to vacation time on Lake Champlain.  Four generations are represented in this group portrait!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Summer Fun

Meet Faith and Clare ~ cousins who don't get to see each other often enough because Faith, 13, lives in Japan. I got to capture some beautiful shots of happy-go-lucky Clare, 4, with her cousin in between their summer fun in Vermont ~ swimming parties, sleepovers and visiting grandparents.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Morning in the Park

I had so much fun with Cara and Jason and their two beautiful little girls Maya, 2 1/2 and Abby, 6 months.  It was on track to be a scorching day, so we met at 8:15 and had a wonderful session while it was still cool.

Cara and Jason are moving to Peru soon, so while they were in Vermont visiting family, they decided to have a portrait made.  Everyone looked great and the girls were so cooperative and expressive.  I know they'll be glad they chose this time in their lives to capture their lovely family.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Emily & Andrew's Wedding Day

It WAS a heavenly day!  The forecast called for 90°, but some high clouds and a breeze made June 19 just perfect for Emily and Andy's wedding celebration.  Family and friends gathered to share the dream of these high school sweethearts at the Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel in Colchester.

The ceremony was lovely and the reception following at The Old Lantern in Charlotte was filled with fun, dancing and great food.  It was such a happy event and Megan and I were honored to be part of it.

Congratulations, Em and Andy!

Friday, June 4, 2010

A New Adventure

It was such a pleasure to see Karen again.  I had photographed her daughter's high school senior portraits a few years ago and we had a great time picking spots for this session.
Karen is embarking on a new phase in her life and, among other things, applying to law school.  She thought it would be a good time to capture the way she is now - happy and vibrant, off on a new adventure.  Enjoy every minute, Karen!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Jordan's Confirmation Day

A beautiful girl on a gorgeous day... Jordan's Confirmation Day. I joined Jordan's family at her home for some portraits just before they headed to St. Michael's Chapel. Her mom, dad, brother Tyler and grandparents Mary and Bob are all so proud of her today.
I first photographed Jordan when she was about 6 years old and she was lovely then, too. Congratulations, Jordan!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Congratulations, Sydney

Along with many other area high school seniors, Sydney received responses from her college applications last week. She applied to 14 colleges, was admitted to six, wait-listed to one and rejected by the rest. But when she opened one special envelope, she said, "Oh, my God, I got into Harvard!"
News of Sydney's acceptance appeared in Monday's Burlington Free Press along with a wonderful photo of her (which I can't find on line or I would provide a link here). According to the Harvard Crimson a record-low 6.9 percent of applicants have been accepted to the Harvard College Class of 2014, so this is a major accomplishment and testimony to Sydney' hard work and dedication in her studies and extra-curricular activities.
I photographed Sydney recently for her yearbook portrait and she is as lovely as she looks.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Timmy is ONE today! I enjoyed photographing him and seeing how he's grown from the 3-month old infant I met last July. He's active and curious, a typical baby boy.
I photographed Timmy's big sister Anna Belle when she was one and am posting her image below. I just love watching kids grow. It's one of the perks of being a family photographer!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ethan's Family

I had a fun session today with Leah, Jeremy, their 8 week old son Ethan and 12 year old pup Diego. Ethan was a little tired by the time we got to the color family portraits, but Diego kept checking to make sure he was OK!

Ethan is a happy little guy, very active and expressive and you can see he's the light of Mom and Dad's life.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Winning one for the artists of the world! I met Paul Arthaud when he needed some new head shots for his acting resumé. He lives in Charlotte, VT and the acting jobs are mostly elsewhere!

Paul is a fun-loving guy and wanted to show his handsome, rugged side, too. He wanted a clean, dynamic look and we had a great time in the session. I made up some 8x10s to send with his resumé as well as digital images to post on iActor and other industry sites.

Well, soon afterward Paul got a call from a Boston talent agency and got his first SAG (Screen Actors Guild) job, for the 99 restaurant chain!

Since then he got a part in an HBO gangster movie being shot in New York (Paul says they wanted a guy with scars)...and he's produced a film which has just been accepted into the Nashville Film Festival. Way to go!

Paul credits his new photos with helping make the breakthrough. That makes me feel great, even though most of the credit goes to Paul's hard work. But the photos DO help - they show his cool, craggy face and soulful expression.