I've been working with The Hippo for years now. It makes me happy when each year they reach out to me to photograph for their glossy "Best Of" magazine. Hippo's Best Of asks readers each year to tell them all of their favorite places and businesses in Southern New Hampshire. In the past, when the magazine focused more on personalities, I was proud to have my name mentioned five years in a row. The last few years however, the magazine has restructured it's format and is now more of a "travel guide" to help visitors locate new places that they might not have heard of before.
For 2016, I wanted to make sure I took portraits of the people who ran the venues I was assigned to photograph, and I wanted to share some of those people in this post.
Stephanie • Owner: Tru Brew Barista, Concord NH
Michael Herrmann • Gibson's Bookstore, Concord NH
Priscilla Lane Rondeau • 900 Degrees Pizzeria, Manchester NH
Neal Brown • The Shaskeen, Manchester NH
Amy Labelle & Cesar Arboleda • LaBelle Winery, Amherst NH
Chelsey Erickson • Finesse Pastries, Manchester NH
...And while I'm posting images from this year's Best Of, here are some of my favorite photographs that are not people-related that I took this year: