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At every wedding I do my best to not draw any attention to myself during the ceremony, but Colin and Jeremy’s ceremony had me fluctuating between laughing-out-loud to noticeable tearing-up. Luckily, their guests were too busy doing the same to unlock their eyes from anything but the grooms. Everything about their day was perfect from the weather to the cake-toppers to zipping around on golf carts to dancing lakeside under the tent. It really did feel like a wedding right out of the movie “Dirty Dancing,” and these are all the reasons I love shooting at the Basin Harbor Club. Thank you so much, Colin and Jeremy, for having me capture your magical day!

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Meg and Jordan met on a blind date. Jordan said it was love at first sight for him after the bride ordered a double bacon cheeseburger on their first date and sealed it with a high-five. Their gorgeous barn wedding was at the West Monitor Barn in Richmond, VT, and was filled with sweeping Vermont views and amazing farm-to-table food and VT cheese. Thank you so much, Meg and Jordan, for having me capture your incredible day!

Meg & Jordan West Monitor Barn, VT–Highlights Video from Cat Cutillo on Vimeo.

Meg & Jordan West Monitor Barn, VT–Full Length Video from Cat Cutillo on Vimeo.

I had the best time shooting Jeremy and Colin’s engagement photos. We started out in Vergennes, VT, at 3 Squares Cafe and meandered our way through downtown Vergennes before driving to Basin Harbor Club for the majority of their shoot. It was so interesting to see the bones of Basin Harbor Club’s 125 year old vine without any leaves. Soon this vine will become a gorgeous veil of green leaves and bloom but I loved to see the knuckles of its knotted roots. We had the most peaceful evening by Lake Champlain which had a glassy calmness to it. Jeremy and Colin were so much fun to hang out with and so easy to photograph– I can’t wait for their wedding this summer!

I am honored to be asked to exhibit my photography in this Addison County Career Artists exhibition at the Vermont State House. Below are my two photos currently on display at the exhibit. The show will run through March 28th.

Artists on exhibit at this show include:

Warren Kimble, Rebecca Purdum, Woody Jackson, Kirsten Hoving, Kate Gridley, Lily Hinrichsen, John West Townsend, Hannah Sessions, Greg Burnhardt, Cat Cutillo, Ross Sheehan and Anneke Jewett

Curated by Jean Cherouny

“Uncle John” 2014

Middlebury native, John Reynolds, is my Uncle-in-law, who now lives in Brandon. He is a Veteran, a collector and a giver. He swings by our house periodically in his truck. I always know his knock—loud and deliberate. Aside from his physical collections, he’s got a collection of great stories. His visits are short—under 15 minutes, but well executed—he’ll pull out a cigarette, tell you a wild story and leave you with a trinket before he heads back out on the road. Photographed in the heart of a frigid Vermont winter, his beard and cigarette blended perfectly into the overcast lighting. And of course after the shoot, Uncle John flashed his secret smile and handed over a Mannequin head with green earrings as a sentiment for coming by.

“Windmill” 2011

This is the moment before a fall storm hits. I was taken by the rusty metal of the windmill juxtaposed by the dry golden grass and back-dropped by that beautiful churning blue. I drove by this windmill everyday in Addison, VT, but it suddenly looked alive with the dramatic lighting and the inevitable rage of rain to come.