Homesteading in Vermont

I recall on our very first date Christian asked me, “could you ever see yourself homesteading?” Flash forward 1.5 years and we’re married with a house in the country, 2 cats, 5 chickens, and honeybees. We’ve got 2.5 acres that we’re turning into our own little happy homestead. We’re in the process of planting a 30’x40′ veggie and flower garden, and will be building our own chicken coop since these babies are getting big!

It’s amazing how quickly things can change. As evidenced by the photos below, growth isn’t always easy or pretty, but eventually it yields beautiful and bountiful results. We can’t wait til these girls start producing eggs this fall!

Buff Orpington chicks, about 2.5 weeks old.Just 2 weeks later, the girls have lost their fluff and are growing feathers! 

Gangster chicken pose?

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Announcing the Launch of Juniper Studios

Hello, world! Welcome to the debut of Juniper Studios. We’re so glad you’re here! We have been known as Angela Klempner Photography since our founding in 2009. A lot of big life changes have happened in the past year, and we’re excited to begin this next chapter by kicking off with a new website and business name – Juniper Studios.

In November of 2016 I met the love of my life, Christian. 10 months later we were engaged, and 4 months after that we were married. We bought a home in the heart of the Green Mountains in Vermont. The property came adorned with a 4,000 square-foot outbuilding, which will become the home of Juniper Studios this summer once we do a little renovating (photo below). With the change of my last name in marriage, it was time to come up with a new business title. About a month ago, after much thought, we settled on a name.

Juniper Studios. The juniper tree thrives where not a lot of vegetation can. It’s a resilient tree, a symbol of hope, with strong roots that sustain it and provide life no matter the conditions. Juniper has a unique look, an enduring sort of beauty. The photo below was taken on a road trip to the Grand Canyon a few years back. I’ve always liked the picture. When my mom was sick I even printed this to hang by her bedside. While I wouldn’t have chosen to go through many of the challenges that I’ve faced, I certainly am grateful for the strength, hope, and compassion that they’ve produced deep within me. I’m excited and ready to step into the next chapter of this crazy life, starting with replanting my wedding and portrait photography business here in the Green Mountain state.

Juniper Studios is now booking weddings, portraits and events in 2018 & 2019 in Vermont, New England, and beyond. Thank you all for your support! Cheers to new beginnings.

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