Rebecca Silbernagel

I specialize in capturing personalities and telling stories - I am a portrait photographer who sometimes shoots landscapes and street images. My collection here is a mix of recent work, including pet portraits as well as galleries from my personal project of lawmakers' portraits entitled "The Happy Place Project."

I have twenty years of experience shooting portraits and events as an in-house photographer for non-profit organizations. My images told their stories and fostered emotional connections between the organizations and their audiences.

My photographs have been published in numerous print and online publications. I was first published as a photographer the summer I turned 10. That was a long time ago, when everything was film.

More recent features include:
• Exhibitor, Juried Show, Skidmore Reunion Art Show, June 2022
• Cover, The Legislative Administrator, Spring 2022
• Exhibitor, 2021 Juried Show, "Furtography" in the Cleveland Photo Fest
• Cover, "Creature Feature" special section, Seven Days Vermont, August 19, 2020, "Happy Kitten"
• Cover, Best of Burlington Magazine, Winter 2019-2020, "Golden Huggs Rescue Pack"
• "Photo Lab" chosen by show organizers as the publicity image, Green Mountain Photo Show 2019

I have a line of fun Vermont and dog-themed photo greeting cards, which can be found at Artisans' Gallery and at Product Think Tank, both in Waitsfield, Vermont, and at The General Store at Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont. A selection of my dog portraits is available at Artisans' Gallery. Online, find me on Etsy, RSilbernagelPhoto. To view the albums from The Happy Place Project, please search @thehappyplaceprojectvt on Facebook.

For inquiries - I shoot portraits of people and pets as well as events - please email me at or