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 many of my pet portraits as well as a gallery from my personal project of lawmakers' portraits entitled "The Happy Place Project."

I have over fifteen years of experience shooting portraits and events as an in-house photographer for a series non-profit organizations. My images told their stories, helped bring people to their events and to the state of Vermont, and made emotional connections between the organizations and their audiences.

My images 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.

Recent features include:
• 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. A selction of my dog portrait prints is also available at Artisans' Gallery. Online, a selection of my work is available through my Etsy Shop, RSilbernagelPhoto. To view the online gallery of 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