My passion for taking pictures of all sorts, backed by my formal training in shooting and studio lighting from RIT, has been put to use in many ways since moving to beautiful Nelson County. I've taken promotional images for other inns and realtors, and have built commercial photo portfolios for various small businesses. But I think I can safely say that "people pictures" —weddings, portraits, and family groups—remain my specialty. Knowing the photographs I take of brides and grooms—and the wedding books I design for them—become treasured heirlooms, continues to make me happy.
My pictures have been published in Adventure Cyclist, National Geographic Traveler, Sierra, and Geomundo, and were included in Kodak's first stock-photo CD (back in the day!) My photographs of paintings by Abbott H. Thayer, American Renaissance painter, 1849-1921—(and my great-grandfather), were used in the documentary, INVISIBLE, Abbott Thayer and the Art of Camouflage (produced by Pamela Peabody for New Hampshire Public Television), and are often sourced to promote current exhibits of his work.
After completing a BFA in Photographic Illustration at Rochester Institute of Technology, I moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts as a photo technician with a publishing firm from The Netherlands. That work took us to Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile for four years.
Back from South America, I freelanced shooting weddings in the DC area before moving to Nelson County Virginia, where my husband and I opened Acorn Inn—a bed and breakfast and retreat facility—which we still operate. The Inn displays my travel photos, woodcuts and monotype prints, along with the folk art we collected—and is a cozy setting for small weddings and gatherings of friends and family.
Kathy Plunket Versluys Professional Photography and Art
I do pics---including "I do" pics