"That looks amazing!!!! I am thrilled to pieces. Thank you I couldn't be happier." - Margery Keasler, Optimum Health Acupuncture
"OHJ arrived yesterday, Carolyn! Morristown has made it, thanks to you and your magnificent pictures. Joy! I think that describes how I feel about this recognition for our little town, and it would not have happened in the way it did without you. We will never forget this experience. It would have been incredible even without the magazine feature, simply because of you. What fun we had!" - Pam McCort
"We have all been mailed a copy of the upcoming OHJ....and it looks FANTASTIC !!! This has ALL been so exciting for ALL of us, we can't thank YOU enough for making it happen." - John Rataiczak
"The sample images you've been sending are JUST BEAUTIFUL. Thank you. These will add quite a bit to the book."
- Rosalind Loeb , Book Art Director, The Taunton Press
"I had my coffee with you this morning, Carolyn. Well, sort of. Vermont magazine arrived and I savored my coffee and it this morning. The images you created within it are beautiful. Thanks so much for this kind remembrance. I think of you often and look forward to the time when our paths cross once again."
- Pamela McCort, Morristown, OH
"Carolyn Bates is hands down one of the top five photographers I have ever met (and I've met quite a few in the profession!).
Her ability to see and understand color, composition, tone, shadow, light ... all of the many aspects of a photograph, whether landscape, still life, portrait, or whatever the subject ... is truly amazing. What she can do inside the camera when taking a shot is a wonder. And what she can do with her pictures in development is magical.
She's fun to work with (enthusiastic!), and pays attention to her clients to achieve the photograph they want and envision. Her style is natural and unpretentious, but has a fine-art quality to it. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for images of just about any type.
I love Carolyn's work. Really envy it, too."
-Pat Goudey O'Brien
"Carolyn really pulled off a very tough shoot given the lighting situation in the museum." - Carol Miklos, AIAVT
(AIA Vermont News: Transforming a vintage Airstream trailer into a traveling architecture center)
"Thank you Carolyn for your fantastic skills in capturing the feeling of an environment not just the space it takes up."
- Maggie Sherman, One of a Kind Bed & Breakfast
"We are just getting around to printing our postcards! Attached here is the image of the ECHO that we designed around your photo. Thanks so much for your good work AND tenacity on capturing the perfect view!"
-Bren Alvarez, Smith Alvarez Sienkiewycz Architects
Postcard designed by Arthur Chukman of Smith Alvarez Sienkiewycz Architects
"... BTW, the thing I like best about your photographs is the range of detail in shadow and light in the same image. There is a technical term for this that I can't recall, but it reminds me of some OLD large format, alternative chemistry (and long exposure?) B&W photos in the G. Eastman house museum in Rochester NY."
- Karen Cutler
"Carolyn, I want you to know how much I appreciate the photos you took of us and our farm, Flack Family Farm. I use them all of the time. I am trying to find the words to describe their quality - very professional- thank you so much."
- Barbara Flack
"She is amazing, the gentle and super economical use of light and the low contrast with full scale of tones are just the hidden mechanics of her photography. Then there's the comfortable composition and the emotion."
- Monty Rakusen
"OMG!!! Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With love and a deep appreciation for your eye."
- Andrea Forrest Brock (Home seen in Vermont Magazine and Old-House Interiors.)
" ... I did just want to say that the photos you have taken for Lion and Davis are fabulous, we so appreciate your work. ..."
- Angie Holmes
"As always perfect lighting,composition, poise and Carolyn's unique style! Its very difficult to shoot distinctive original interiors for architecture but she does it as a master."
-Monty Rakusen, Photographer
"Carolyn is not only a skilled photographer, she is a meticulous set designer. She makes images sing! She's very much into learning new technology and isn't afraid to try new techniques. I enjoyed working with her very much in the field of architecture - such a pleasure as a marketing person to have wonderful images to work with. Thank you, Carolyn!"
- Tonya West (originally posted on LinkedIn)
"Awesome (photos)! Thanks for remaining cooperative and open-minded. I sincerely appreciate the professionalism you exhibited and urgency by which you handled this situation..."
- Matthew Milnamow
"Oh my Gosh, Love the Ad"
- Donna Sheppard
"Love how you got the house on right out of sight, Fine workmanship"
- Donna Sheppard
"Agree, do u ever sleep at night?Looks greatI"
- Tom Sheppard
"The photo showing the pool looks perfect - the brightnesses of the elements are in nice balance to make the image look natural."
- Peter Larsen
"Beautiful shots! Love the light you've captured in these!"
"Golly girl, you are very talented. Love these photos. You are a fabulous art director. My favorite is the red-hot tea party."
- Andrea Forrest
A note sent about Carolyn's Personal Photography Training Session.
"... I wanted to let you know that your help with the real estate photography was invaluable. Especially helpful was the tip to shoot with the lights on and off. There was one photo in particular that I didn't notice how the torch light was blowing out the features in that corner of the room. For that image I used the photo taken without the lights on. ..."
Zoë, Photographer, www.zoephoto.com
Hello and Happy New Year!
Just delighted to see the article in Vermont magazine.
Thank you so much for your roll in making that happen. Already two people have made a point of saying how enticing the photographs were.
I look forward to a great year for both of us.
- Joseph Cincotta, AIA, LEED, NCARB, MArch, DAD
"WOW…..all of these photos are AMAZING!!!!"
- Candace Brownell, Decorative Hardware Sales, Marvin Design Gallery by Windows & Doors By Brownell
"... I just got the mail and opened up your beautiful Christmas card. Thank you so much for thinking of me. Great shots...of water, of course! Nice to have Lake Champlain & Lake Michigan on the same page. ..."
"What a beautiful Christmas card! I love the warm and cool versions of the lakes side by side. Looks really nice on the Fuji paper..."
- Gary, Gary Hall Photography
"You are Awesome Carolyn. This is Awesome. Thank you, thank you!"
- Ann Coleman, Artist
"WOW! I haven't looked at your site for awhile - fabulous work - of course - and a beautiful website displaying it..."
- Denise Whittier, originally posted on Facebook
"Wow. These pictures are amazing. I’m really blown away by your work."
- Neda Ulaby | Reporter, Arts, Entertainment and Cultural Trends
"What a treat it was it to view your website on this rainy Tuesday morning, adding grand visuals and color to a morning embodied in grey. I enjoyed all of your photographs and especially like the way you capture the spirit of folks in your 'Life Styles' section."
- Leanne Taddonio
"I'm a fan of your pictures and like the Washington pictures you have posted I could never get that Washington monument to look that way for as many times as I've been to DC., and Julia's kitchen is to die for."
- Tj Jelen
"beautiful photos! thanks for sharing this with me (and everyone else). looks amazing-what a great architect can do!"
- Jane Horowitz Michaud, originally posted on facebook
Dear Carolyn and Gary,
Thank you for taking such wonderful photographs of Neda and Robin's Bomaseen House! The combined talents of your photographic eyes has really shined through. Our Architecture has rarely been put in a more wonderful light! I feel so lucky that Julie opened up the possibility for you two to collaborate together. I trust this will not be the last time!
- Joseph Cincotta, Architect, Linesync.com
Great comments from facebook!
"love this picture...the light is wonderful" - Marie Claire Carroll
"I love summer. Nice image." - Larry Asam
"Carolyn, I love this!" - Carol Hanley
"Very nice, lovely light and feeling of calm" - John Churchman
Photograph by Carolyn L. Bates of Kate Nadeau's Kitchen
"Thank you for the beautiful image! I’m so glad you like the book."
- Robyn Griggs Lawrence, author of "Simply Imperfect: Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House"
"Thank you for all of your help. I am so happy you enjoy my work. When I finally get these on my website, may I include your comment below?
Your photos are always beautiful. I like the selection in your on-line Gallery, including our kitchen and the front of the house – I treasure the mounted copy you gave us, which is in my office."
- Robert B. Luce, Director | Litigation Group Chair | Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
"Wonderful! you are THE best photog as you make it look like home and place i would want to retreat to after hectic traveling."
- Maggie Sherman , owner of One of a Kind Bed & Breakfast
"I love this one!!!!! your photos are fantastic!"
"These are GREAT!!!!!!! I love them – Susan will be thrilled!! That is the best photo of the 2 of them that I have ever seen and Ben in the sand and Luke in the water! Just super – also love them walking in the water"
- KK Harvey, about the Amidon Family Photo Shoot
"When re-designing your site, I think we have to do quality over quantity. I have seen so many photographers with tons of images that don't wow me. The problem we will have with yours is that you have such amazing images...price you have to pay for being so talented I suppose."
- Victoria Colotta, VMC Art & Design
"Your photo makes it look like Paris. Beautiful."
- Leunig's Bistro & Café
"I'm letting you know how much...Ben is enjoying showing off the book. In fact we just showed a school friend this morning! It is GORGEOUS! ..."
Valerie, March 1, 2010
"Wow! Those are fantastic photos. Kudos Carolyn..."
Excerpts from a letter regarding the book of her garden Six Chimneys. She won the idea by buying a raffle ticket at the Flynn Garden Tour where we raised over $20,000 for children's classes held at the Flynn Center.
"Your book arrived a few days ago...I was struck not only by the amazing color in the photos but particularly how they illustrated what an "artist's eye" you have with a camera. The colors are so lush and the composition is just exquisite. And thank you for including a shot of our Pamela!
It must have been a real job of work to cull through all of the pictures you took, decide which you wanted to include and then format the book. You did succeed brilliantly.
We both feel so fortunate that we got to be there lucky recipients of your very generous donation to the Flynn Garden tour. We'll treasure our book forever and will certainly get the word out to all we know about your exceptional work.
Thank you so much, Carolyn, for all the time and trouble you took to create our beautiful book. We are most grateful."
"I think that’s the prettiest Early Homes cover ever!"
- Lori Viator
Regarding Early Homes Magazine cover for Winter 2009
"...I love that shot, it came out great!"
- Brad Dousevic
Regarding a Photograph of View of Lake in Penthouse for VT Mag house story
"You were simply fantastic yesterday! Not only were Newton's pictures really great but he loved handling the equipment for the setup and takedown. He loves doing stuff like that! Thanks again for fitting us in on such short notice. He is handing his pics in this am. They are really great! Thanks."
- Linda Hausermann
"I love the picture of the bed with the covers all strewn about, for some reason that makes it look like home...."
- By someone who decided that this was the right B&B for her to stay at, because of this photo.
Photo for One Of A Kind Bed & Breakfast
"...People cannot say enough wonderful things about the pics on my website. Including those who are not able to find availability."
-Maggie Sherman, One Of A Kind Bed & Breakfast
Carolyn Bates Is A Big, Fat Liar
"I love this photo, the colors are amazing and the composition really captures the place in full frame. Nice!"
"You did such a fabulous job setting up these shots! My porch has never looked so beautiful thanks to the composition of the pictures. Thank you so much for taking such care."
-Lucy, owner of the 1880's historic house and porch
"Nice web site! I really started taking a look at it and it's easy to navigate, the images look wonderful and I love that residential interior with the water in the background well done!"
- Steve Whittaker, Photographer
"Carolyn, very nice collection of work in an easy to understand and navigable website..."- Peter Montanti, Architectural Photography by Peter Montanti
"Nice site. Very easy to navigate and great images!...You live in one of my favorite places in the world! I loved kayaking on Lake Champlain. I love the images of New England on your site."- Joe Hilliard, Hilliard Photographics
"I don't think I've enjoyed ten minutes looking at a photography website for a long time. I've enjoyed yours for that 10 mins!
As PH says 'Nice to put a face to the legend that is CB!' "
"Nice pics. Wow, good job."
- David Fossiano, Contractor
The photos that Carolyn took of the The Sheburne Country Store will be featured
in 2011 in Vermont Magazine.
"We just received our copy of the January-February issue of Vermont Magazine. We are really thrilled with the wonderful job of photographing you did and the thoughtful article by Kathleen James."
"Thank you for the ADORABLE Christmas Card, I love it!"
- Katie Wilhite, Small Dog Electronics (smalldog.com)
"Wow... stunning! Really showcases the beauty and diversity of your work. A total success!"
- Lou Krieg
"You are a one woman promo wiz for Vermont!"
- Jim Cavanaugh (originally posted on facebook)
"WOW!!! What a beautiful web site!"
- Michael, writer from Taunton Press
"WOWY KAZOWY!...We shot the kitchen, the great room looking towards the fireplace, the dining room, master bath 2 (armando's bath), a portrait of us in front of the outside fireplace, and a night-time exterior shot. The photographs are spectacular. ..."
- Linda Lacroix, Partner, Aspen Construction Services, Corp. www.aspenvermont.com
"Thumbs up.....beautiful work !!!"
- Tija Cross
"love, love, love the open aired shot with the fireplace!""
- Tonya West, originally posted on facebook
"The angle is perfect. I want to walk in and take a nice warm bath."
- Mary Claire Carroll, photographer, originally posted on facebook
"What a great photo --> should be a magazine cover"
- Comment originally posted on facebook
Comment made about Carolyn's Postcard Designs
"These are awesome! How fun! you just made my day - I love to see an accomplished photographer like you, who says they learned so much from me....feels good! :) thank you! Your site is great btw!"
- Suzette Allen, Portrait Photographer, Photoshop Guru and Teacher
"Thank you so much for the lovely photo plaque of Huletts Landing! It's a great photo and it really captures the essence of one of my favorite growing up places!"
- Anne, Elliot House B&B owner
"I LOVE that photo! ... Thank you for all of your hard work!!"
- KK Harvey
"Just went in on your facebook page. You are everywhere! It is so nice to see someone who is in her "element." You seem to just love everything you shoot. What energy...and you are right back to where you started with your Nikon/Photojournalism style and it shows! Nice pic of me at the Heisler event. I like the one of you against the column in B&W. Those boathouses are amazing- love the design and colors. "
- Gary, Gary Hall Photography (www.GaryHallPhoto.com)
"This was hilariously cute, Carolyn! Grace and I loved it!"
- John McMurry
"YOU so ROCK!!!!!!!! I’m making one my facebook profile and putting it on my blog (credited of course!!!) Thanks, Caroline. Always great to see you out. Your smile makes my day!!!!"
- Karen Pike, Karen Pike Photography