Burlington VT Baby-Child-Family Lifestyle Photographer | Vermont Custom On-Location Photography » Kristy Dooley is a Burlington, VT baby, child, and family lifestyle photographer specializing in natural light, custom on-location photography. Serving Burlington, South Burlington, Williston, Essex, Shelburne, and the greater Chittenden County area.

Last week I spent the evening with these adorable sisters and their family at Shelburne Orchards. These two remind me so much of my own girls- close in age and in their relationship. It was pretty clear that these two think highly of each other. This fun family is soon to welcome another little one, and I have no doubt they will make amazing big sisters. Shelburne Orchards always reminds me of how lucky we are to live in Vermont- a conversation this beautiful mom and I had during our session…it’s such a gorgeous place that sums up everything we love about this state. I have so many favorites from this session- enjoy a look at our time together!




This fun family was on vacation in Vermont for the month of July, and I’m so glad they decided to document their time here with a family photography session. Mom told me that her boys were early risers, so we took advantage of the early start, and met in downtown Burlington before it got too busy. Our hour together felt like one big game- perfect for two active young boys! We had so much fun exploring Church Street, tucking in the alleys, and playing lots of games on the photogenic side streets. This family has since gone back home to Florida, and I love knowing that they have these special memories. July is always a busy month for me with tourist sessions and I love it- the feeling of vacation is definitely one to capture in photos! Here’s a look at some of my many favorites from our time together~



I’ve been patiently waiting to see this new family of three! I’ve had the pleasure of meeting the parents of this sweet boy twice over the last year, as they awaited his arrival. I just knew they would make amazing parents. They live quite a ways from Burlington, so they made the trip to my home for some lifestyle newborn photos highlighting their new addition. This little guy was just nine days old when I met him, and he was absolutely perfect for his session. He was happy to sleep in his parent’s arms, enjoy the snuggles, and even crack a little smirk at me here and there. I am so thrilled for this new family, and I can’t wait to watch this sweet boy grow. Here is a look at some my favorites from their session~



  • Cara Flint - You have made every milestone a beautiful experience with your genuine professionalism, kindness and talent! We would recommend you again and again— you are the BEST!ReplyCancel

    • kdooley - You are so sweet- thank you Cara! It’s been a pleasure to photograph these special times for you!ReplyCancel



I recently spent a gorgeous night with three generations of fun at the lake. This little girl was the star of the show, with her parents and grandparents on both sides in tow. She showed up in all her three-year-old summer glory- bug bites, shoeless, and princess tattoos, and I absolutely loved it. Three is such a fun age, and I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to photograph her true self amongst those who adore her most. We lucked out with a gorgeous night during what has been a rather rainy start to summer. It was hard to narrow down the photos from this session- that happy winking grin was just too much cuteness. Here’s a look at some of my many favorites from this fun extended family session~



I just love everything about this happy family-of-three! I had the best time at their recent family session- celebrating their time as a family of three and their baby on the way. We met at one of my favorite locations in South Burlington- it’s full of amazing views and beautiful flower gardens this time of year. This happy little girl stole the show- she was just full of smiles, giggles, and lots of energy. This was my third time photographing her and I love watching her personality grow. Even though she innocently (and comically) told me otherwise, I have no doubt that she will be a wonderful big sister. I can’t wait to hear when their new baby arrives- a big early congrats to this fun family!


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