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How Do You Like It? A Giveaway!

It’s one of my weakest points in life…I can never say no! It could be 90 degrees outside and I would be like, ‘Mmmm, yes please.’;)

Hot cocoa.

It really makes any day better! And recently I’ve been reading the book Chocolat so ALL I can think about is hot cocoa.

I like it made with milk, whisked smooth with the finest cocoa, topped with homemade marshmallows or whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Puuuuure heaven.

How do you like it? Your cocoa that is. Can you sway me from my standard concoction?

Let’s have a little fun.:)

Follow the instructions below to be entered to win a ‘Kathleen’s Favorite Cocoa Gift Bag’. Entries will be accepted through Valentine’s Day!

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I too enjoy cocoa with an espresso shot.:)Around here (as in, my house) we call it a Co-Joe!

Thank you to everyone for taking part! I loved reading all of your responses and have a few new recipes to try now! Erik T. will be receiving the ‘Kathleen’s Favorite Cocoa Gift Bag’ which consists of Lake Champlain Traditional Cocoa, Old Fashioned Homemade Marshmallows, and Cinnamon! Enjoy Erik!

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February 14, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Erik Teichmann - Hot chocolate + espresso. Yum.

February 14, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Emily K - A cup of cocoa isn’t complete without a candy cane to stir with and ‘mallows (bigger = better) floating around the ‘icebergs’ of whip cream and drizzlings of chocolate sauce, in a penguin cup for the final touch of course.

February 12, 2014 - 11:04 pm

Josh - My favorite is any hot chocolate made by somebody for me. Never say no!

February 12, 2014 - 7:10 pm

Jon - My favorite is taking 85% cocoa and melting it with some coconut milk. Topping it with coconut cream and a little cinnamon. Delicious!

February 12, 2014 - 6:54 pm

Cathie - I like hot milk with nestle quick and topped with marshmellow fluff. yum.

February 12, 2014 - 5:47 am

Ashley K - Mix the delish hot cocoa with half and half yummy yummy until smooth. Then add hot water. Top with whipped cream and drizzled chocolate! Oolala

February 11, 2014 - 10:21 pm

Jennifer - Rounds of rich chocolate ganache (think truffle center and I keep a stash individually wrapped in the freezer) melted into whatever warm beverage vehicle, for me milk, topped with real whipped cream!

February 11, 2014 - 8:16 pm

Ashley - I love when my husband makes me hot chocolate because he knows just the right amount of milk to put in and it is always extra sweet because it is made with love!

February 11, 2014 - 6:17 pm

Kelly - Hmmm… I don’t think I can outdo your favorite! I like to keep things simple with milk or milk + cream and either a minty hot cocoa or chai hot cocoa. Sometimes we do get fancy with the melt-on-the-stove variety, which is sooo rich and delicious!

February 11, 2014 - 4:56 pm

Allison Vogt - Ohhh your hot cocoa sounds amazing! Share the recipe? I’ve never had homemade marshmallows! Plus I’ve never had good luck making homemade hot chocolate! It usually turns out boring. I love hot drinks!

February 11, 2014 - 4:54 pm

Libby Dunbar - My favorite hot chocolate is the spicy Aztec hot chocolate made with milk and topped with home made kahlua whipped cream. Of course it tastes all the better when shared with friends and family on a cold February night near a warm fire.

February 11, 2014 - 4:36 pm

Kristina - I love homemade cocoa on the stovetop, mixed with a bit of fresh coffee…and if I have any, some mint. Also, any excuse to use my new Aerolatte :) .

Brennan: 3 Months

I am waiting for a new wedding album to arrive so that I can feature their wedding on here, but in the meantime, guess what….

Brennan is 3 months old now!

You know what I want to say, so I won’t even say it, but….time…what…where?! Hmph. 

He is a charming, beautiful, darling, handsome baby that is out to steal hearts, give big smiles, and keep you wanting more! We honestly cannot get enough of him!:)

Or his serious face. Oh my goodness sweet baby! You sure know how to charm us!:-D

Have a wonderful weekend!

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January 23, 2014 - 8:11 pm

Suz - So cute!

January 23, 2014 - 3:35 pm

Christine - Such a cutie!!! Whose album?!?! We can’t wait :)

January 23, 2014 - 3:25 pm

daria bishop - i wuv him!!!

North Photography Wins Award!

We are very excited to announce that North Photography has won the 2014 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards! This award is determined by the reviews from past clients and recognizes North Photography as amongst the top 5% of wedding professionals nationwide!! And that is pretty cool.:)

Thank you to all of our awesome, amazing, grade A++ couples for helping us attain this honor! Without you we would certainly not be as cool.:)

You can check out what people have to say about us on WeddingWire here.:)

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March 6, 2014 - 10:59 am

suz - totally deserved!

Welcome 2014!

 2013 was kind of an amazing year.:)It will be hard to top, but I have a good feeling that 2014 will rise high with a shining light!

With the new year comes new ideas, new clients, and new adventures.

To start off the new year I will be photographing a series for the Burlington VT Moms Blog called “Body After Babies: redefining beauty”. Volunteer local moms from all walks of life will be bravely stepping in front of my camera to embrace and share the true image of a mother. I myself will be having my portrait done as well! I could not imagine a better way to ease back into work than photgraphing a group of women who are proud of who they are and brave enough to share it with the world! So blessed!

Learn more about the series here and follow along at the Burlington VT Moms Blog to see the images and read the stories.

I look forward to an amazing 2014 with you!


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Merry Christmas from Vermont!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

We are enjoying time with our families and friends this week.:)I hope you are too! All the best, Kathleen & family

 Thank you once again to our good friend Kelly for helping refine our vision and make our card portrait happen!:)

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January 2, 2014 - 10:17 am

Kathleen - Thank you Suz!! The dress was a thrift shop find YEARS ago! It has been sitting in my closet waiting for the perfect moment to be worn. As for Leisl…well…we had a cat whisperer there to help us. ;) Feather on a string!

January 2, 2014 - 10:15 am

Suz - where, oh where did you get that dress? It’s amazing. And how did you get Liesl to put her paw up?! Picture Perfect!

How to LOVE Your Wedding Photos!

Every now and then I come across a wedding photo-related article that really hits the spot and has me nodding my head and saying, “Yep….Oh yes…For sure!..I need to share this!!”

Off Beat Bride was host to the most recent article and I thought it worthwhile enough to share on here. Photographer Mike Allbach wrote about the 11 things you should do in order to not hate your wedding photos. Number 1 on the list is obviously KEY, but the other 10 items totally are spot on and really quite true.


Take and leave what you may, I just think a lot of it is good advice for couples planning their wedding and choosing who will document it.:)

You can check out the article here. Happy planning!


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Thank Heaven for Little Boys!

Life is really full of surprises.:)

October 2nd was my birthday and I was 33 weeks +2 days pregnant with our first child. I had ideas and visions of what maternity photos I wanted to get, but had yet to do them. On the 2nd, it was a beautiful Autumn day and the foliage was just amazing! Plus my mum had knitted me this adorable “Bump Sweater” as a birthday gift and I was excited to get some photos with it. However, I was feeling super tired and had a lot of work to get done so I told Devin that we could wait and do some belly photos next week. I was not even 34 weeks yet and normally with my own maternity clients, we wait until around 34 or 35 weeks to do a session!:) Luckily he talked me into doing some photos on October 2nd because on October 7th at 34 weeks on the dot our son Brennan Julius decided to arrive 6 weeks before his estimated due date. Life is full of surprises.:)

After just under 2 very busy weeks of going back and forth to the hospital and NICU, we were able to bring our son home.:) He truly has interwined himself within our hearts, souls and life together. I never thought I would love someone more than I love Devin, but now I must admit that I have truly fallen in love with another boy.;)His little going home outfit says, “Thank Heaven for Little Boys” across the front.:)I couldn’t agree more!

Due to his unexpected early arrival, things on the blog will be a little slower to update. Initially I had planned to take  the month of October and pre-post all of the features and posts that would cover my maternity leave in mid-November, however…best laid plans!:)Bear with us as we adjust to parenthood earlier than expected and enjoy these bonus 6 weeks we have been gifted with our little boy!:)I am still available via email (kathleen@north-photo.com) for questions and inquiries. Thank you for ALL of the well wishes and congratulations that have been showered on us! We truly have a very broad community of support.:)be well, Kathleen

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October 24, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Danelle - Kathleen I have been checking every now and then and was very surprised to see you already had your precious boy. I am so happy for you and Devin. Brennan is beautiful. Enjoy every moment.
Danelle, Darielle, Bella, Wallie and Tomasina.

October 21, 2013 - 8:45 pm

daria bishop - Yahhhooooooo!!! I CAN’T WAIT to see him!! I’m thrilled for you and your whole family!! xoxo

October 21, 2013 - 6:06 pm

Amanda Herzberger - Hurray he’s home! Can’t wait to see you Wednesday!! xxoo

October 21, 2013 - 5:43 pm

shauni - We could not be happier for you! Seeing (and reading about!) your sweet little guy and the love your family already has brought me to little weepy tears. We cannot wait to meet him and we love you so much. Congratulations!

October 21, 2013 - 5:26 pm

gena - hi Kathleen, congratulations on your miracle, the end of your pregnancy was similar to mine with Hunter. He was born 7 weeks early and spent 1week in the NICU before we took him home. He was 4lbs 11oz and quite healthy. I’m told that a premie born that early would usually spend the full term in the hospital and Hunter remarkably, amazed us with how healthy he was. We traveled back and forth to the hospital to be with him like you. God bless and enjoy every bit of that precious boy.

October 21, 2013 - 5:21 pm

Stina Booth - Congratulations guys! So happy to see a photo and SO glad you are home. Enjoy!!

Vermont Wedding: John & Melea, Pigeon Hill Farm, VT

Precious little could have gotten in the way of the excitement and happiness that flowed around Pigeon Hill Farm on John & Melea’s wedding day. Cloudy day? No problem.:)Threatening rain? So what!:)Vocal pup during the ceremony? It’s the soundtrack to their life!:)In short, John & Melea were two of the happiest people ever and so excited to be getting married.:)Each detail of their day was perfect and we were so happy to be a part of the excitement!

Congratulations John & Melea. You made your day beautiful and perfect. Your family and friends made your day beautiful and perfect. Even Jada and her sweet puppy antics made your day beautiful and perfect!:)Enjoy some of my favorites below from a wonderful day. Be well, Kathleen & Robert

All of the tables had mixed glass vases that added such a lovely touch to the barn and decor!

Adorable flower girls and…

a adorable flower dog!

Congratulations again John & Melea!! To enjoy more of John & Melea’s wedding day check out their slideshow below.:) Be sure to leave them some love in the comments section below. Couples love seeing who has checked out their wedding feature!

Thank you to the awesome team of vendors, family and friends that helped to make John & Melea’s wedding picture perfect!!

Location: Pigeon Hill Farm | Catering: Pigeon Hill Farm | Florist: Flowers by Olga | Hair & Make-up: Good friend |Photography: North Photography LLC  | Pies, Cookies & Brownies: Loving Family Member | Ceremony, Reception Music & MC : Very talented family and friends | Justice of the Peace: Ben Lanza

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November 12, 2013 - 1:25 am

Aunt Patti - What a perfect day! You look so happy and in love! The farm is lovely and I can see why you picked it as your wedding site. I wish that we could have been there in person. Best Wishes John and Melea

October 4, 2013 - 7:31 pm

Julie Smith - Beautiful Wedding Melea and John! Congratulations I wish we could have been there. Such a great setting.
Love Aunt Julie and Uncle Rick

October 3, 2013 - 12:53 pm

Jen M - Absolutely beautiful! I wish we could have been there to celebrate your big day with you. xoxo

October 3, 2013 - 12:49 pm

Aunt Robbie - Loved sharing the day with you both. Enjoyed seeing the “behind the scenes pics”. You two are very special to us all! Hugs

October 3, 2013 - 10:40 am

Maura (&Adolfo) - Looks like a beautiful day was celebrated for a wonderful couple! These lovely photos are making us even more sorry we couldn’t make it back for the festivities! Congrats!!

October 3, 2013 - 8:16 am

Dad - Happy Happy Happy Happy

October 3, 2013 - 4:28 am

Corinne - What a gorgeous wedding! I’m so happy to share in John and Melea’s special day through these pictures!

October 2, 2013 - 11:44 pm

Katie J - Beautifully captured and perfectly them :) Well done! I’m so proud, happy, and blessed to be apart of it all.

October 2, 2013 - 2:48 pm

Sierra - LOVE these images! Beautiful reflection of a magical day. Congrats Melea & John! :)

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