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Ambient Photography

  • 4.5

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Ambient Photography
1147 Oak Hill Road
WillistonVT 05495
(802) 872-0905

Ages: 0 and up

Cost: See website

Parking: Yes - On Site

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Ambient....
     It's all around us....
            It's light,
                  It's LOVE,
It's the millions of tiny moments that we swear we will never forget....
that we will hold in our hearts forever,  & ever and always.
These moments are all around us....we have to slow down long enough hold on to them!
Ambient will capture your story. Your pregnancies and infants, children and families.
They will document the emotion and love and passion that fill your days. 

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missmagpie

  • 5

Reviewed on 01/06/2012

Ambient Photography has been shooting phenomenal photos of my family for years. We have taken pictures at their studio, in their beautiful outdoor space and they have even come to our home. Kathy and Alex make taking pictures fun! They make you feel relaxed and yourself and that really shows when you get your photos back.

When our children were younger, and less cooperative, they were patient and able to get them to not only to smile but to laugh together in the same photo! As the years went by we added a puppy to the mix. Kathy and Alex took that in stride and made it work because that is our family and we wanted everyone in the pictures. They are completely flexible. Nothing seems like too much of a challenge. They are great at suggesting poses and action shots that will convey your family's personality, your family's story.

The portrait session is only the first part. When you proofs are ready you will be invited back to the studio for a viewing on a big screen so that you can carefully pick and choose, with their expert eye guiding you, which photos you want to turn into portraits, holiday cards, or an album. It is a wonderful process.

We have always ended up with the most natural looking pictures. We are just ourselves. I can't recommend Ambient enough.
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GreenMtnGirl

  • 1

Reviewed on 11/01/2017

Awful experience, ruined my hopes of beautiful, professional family/newborn photos!

Extremely disappointed with the service and the photos we received from Alex at Ambient. When I decided I wanted to get our photos done professionally I searched all around our area to find the best service and the best price. It took lots of energy to convince my boyfriend to participate and split the cost because to him "anyone can take a photo." I ended up convincing him to go with Ambient because the reviews were so good and Alex had a "mother's day sale" where we would be able to have an hour photo shoot including a package of photos and a copy of purchased photos on a disc for $530 (tax included). For us that is a lot of money and we expected we would get wonderful family photos as well as newborn photos of our baby girl. The photo shoot itself seemed to go well. Alex was friendly and the space was nice. He has a beautiful studio and awesome outdoor venue. However beyond that it was a nightmare. Our photos arrived weeks late and the prints were incorrect. The photos were printed in the wrong sizes, damaged in the mail AND our disc of the purchased photos was missing. I reached out to Alex who responded quickly but without a resolution. Days passed and I reached out again. When I still had yet to receive a response my fiance reached out to Alex and finally we got a response. Alex then provided us with copies of the damaged photos in the correct print, a disc of all the photos from the photo shoot and he upgraded our canvas picture. All of that sounded great EXCEPT when we received the disc of photos NONE of them were photo shopped so my daughters baby acne was in full swing and I have had to search for someone to edit them for me. Alex never photo shopped my hair tie off my wrist (I didn't even realize it was on my wrist until Alex told me halfway through the photo shoot). In all of the photos of my daughter on her own her eye crossed and the angles are strange. I was behind my daughter during the time Alex took those photos so I had no idea that her eye had crossed nor that she was at weird angles. We only got a couple prints in color, the rest were all black and white. My hair tie is in almost every photo. There are only a couple pictures I remotely like at all and none I am in love with. The canvas picture took almost 3 months to arrive and Alex does not develop his own photos. My daughter is absolutely beautiful and Alex didn't capture her beauty for us. He didn't capture anything and he didn't even bother putting his logo on our pictures because I am certain he knows he did shoddy work. It was a good experience gone horribly wrong and I will NEVER pay for pictures professionally again. Waste of $530. It is 6 months later and I am still upset about it. Our pictures were done 5/30/17 and just writing this brings back all my anger and frustration. I wish we had demanded a refund. I have now found someone willing to photo shop the photos and correct my daughters baby acne and remove my hair tie but there is no way to fix her cross eye or the crappy photos he took that day and I am not sure I will ever be able to look at any of the photos without getting upset....more

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djmellin

  • 5

Reviewed on 08/22/2013

A couple weeks ago we completed an outdoor family photo shoot with Alex of Ambient Photography. My wife and I reviewed the photos today and all I can say is WOW! Alex did an amazing job of capturing our family in a beautiful outdoor setting. Despite our young boys being an ever moving target, we had so many masterful images to choose from. Finished prints are not cheap, but the artistry and quality are well worth it.

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DLR

  • 5

Reviewed on 04/05/2012

When my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer I looked at my family photos and realized they were very outdated. I had recorded my children’s growth in photographs but hadn’t had a family photo in many years. A close friend was having her daughter’s senior pictures and family photos done by Ambient Photography. She mentioned that they give back to families dealing with cancer by doing a complimentary sitting & photos. I contacted Alex and felt very comfortable right from the start. I could tell he was a very caring, genuine individual. One of my ideas was to photograph my son and husband with the Mt. Mansfield to Camels Hump ridge line in the background because they had hiked the Long Trail a couple of times together. Alex’s property was perfect for this. They have an amazing setting, an excellent backdrop to enhance the photography. We have a young child and a teen and Alex was the best at bringing out the smiles in both of them. I cannot express how beautiful the photos are, we are truly delighted to have captured a moment in time. My girlfriend said “Ambient Photography doesn’t produce a photograph, they create a family treasure that just comes to life”. And I couldn’t agree more. My family will be forever grateful for their generosity and kindness! ...more

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sschmida

  • 5

Reviewed on 01/28/2012

We cannot say enough wonderful things about Ambient Photography! We have had our children photographed by Alex and Kathy a couple of times over the last several years and the results are not just great photos; they are heirlooms for future generations. Their photos are simply beautiful and manage to capture the spirit of the kids being photographed.

Ambient combines both warm, personal service with incredible artistic talent. We highly recommend Ambient for family pictures. ...more

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8 Is Enough

  • 5

Reviewed on 01/11/2012

If there was an option to give more than a 5 STAR rating we would. Seriously. We recently used the services of Ambient Photography to capture photo's of our family with the addition of our newborn twins and we were absolutely delighted with the results. Alex did an amazing job capturing all sorts of different shots and we were so pleased with the photo session, we couldn't wait to see the final results. Last night we were able to review the photo's in a well prepared slide show with Alex and we were so thrilled it became an emotional time for Mommy. The photo's were amazing! It was extremely difficult to pick out which ones we liked best. We couldn't be more pleased and recommend everyone to use Ambient. It has been professional and relaxing experience from start to finish. Alex is a master at his art. We could see that from the moment we stepped into their home office. We can't wait to see the final product and we look forward to our next photo session in the fall with the picturesque surroundings outside their home. ...more

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jen

  • 5

Reviewed on 01/09/2012

I never thought my kids could look so good! Seriously, Alex at Ambient did an amazing job photographing my family. I wanted to purchase every single picture. It was so hard to choose! Alex created a sideshow of my selections to music that makes me cry every time I see it. He also created an incredible holiday card. I can't recommend Ambient enough, and I look forward to working with Alex again in the future.

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Vtswett

  • 5

Reviewed on 01/05/2012

Honestly, simply the best. Alex and Kathy see the beauty and spirit in every person they meet. Then, they capture that spirit and beauty on film for you to share with the world. I met the photographers Pintair over five years ago and have had them capture moments with my children each year. We have had portraits, school pictures, holiday cards (summer, fall and winter) and each time the photographs bring tears of joy! We all see the beauty and light in our families....let Ambient give you that in art form.

Thank you!!!
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Butterbeanmama

  • 5

Reviewed on 01/05/2012

Alex and Kathy first photographed our daughter when she was in preschool. The photos were lovely and far from the usual posed school photography. There was a softness about them and they truly captured our child's spirit. We decided to book a session with Ambient as we neared the birth of our second child. They were wonderful to us during this emotional time. We returned for a session after our son was born, every 3 months for the first year, and now every year as our children grow. Alex and Kathy have a true gift for seeing what lies beneath, bringing it forth, and capturing it....regardless of what 's going on around us. We have arrived at their studio as a fragile mother, a screaming newborn barely opening his eyes, a family dodging raindrops in a thunderstorm, and a grumpy toddler after a very long day. They have captured the tender moments, the precious details and a joyful family who loves each other. We are so lucky to have these images to look back on as our lives move so quickly. Thank you Kathy and Alex!!...more

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Nortonde

  • 5

Reviewed on 01/05/2012

No need to look any further.... Ambient Photograhpy is simply the best. Not only do they capture moments that you never knew existed and freeze them for eternity but they do this with artistic, natural backdrops that take your breath away. We have had our family photographed twice (I wish I had done more through the years) and each time i saw the pictures for the first time, I cried. I am sure that not many photographers can evoke an emotional response like that! Just one more thing, these couple is lovely and know kids so relax and let them work their unbelievable magic!...more

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