Winter Private Photography Workshops

Stowe, Vermont

Photo: © 2006 Steven Mermelstein – All rights reserved

Winter Private Workshop Highlights

  • A Fully Private Photography Workshop — We don’t take you out with strangers!
  • Customized and designed to your specific desires, keeping in mind the light, snow and ice conditions, and weather conditions.
  • Prior to the workshop we’ll discuss the type of scenery, wildlife, and other things you hope to see and photograph and plan the workshop just for you.
  • Opportunities to make photographs of snow-covered trees, ice formations, migrating waterfowl, breathtaking landscapes, frozen lakes and ponds, classic and historic architecture in snow-covered small villages, covered bridges, barns, and farm scenes, Christmas trees and decorations, and/or visit locations where wildlife is often observed. It’s all up to you!
  • You can choose to include locations with opportunities for black bears, moose, white-tailed deer, red foxes, bobcats, hawks, woodpeckers, owls, and more!
  • Individual instruction in the field with one-on-one time with your instructor, Steve Mermelstein.
  • Portfolio consultation (if desired).
  • Follow us in your own vehicle (or rental), or ride in style and comfort in our SUVs. Larger groups ride in passenger vans or coach buses.
  • We’ll pick you up/drop you off at your hotel or any other mutually agreed location within Burlington, South Burlington, Shelburne, Williston, Colchester, Stowe, Waterbury, Waitsfield, or Warren. (Other areas are subject to an additional charge.)
  • Rain, snow, or shine — we will plan the workshop accordingly.


Everyone is welcome, you only need:

  • An interest in photography
  • A working camera; any make/model! Even camera phones are welcome!

NO JUDGMENT ZONE! All ages, abilities, and skill levels are welcome!


Our Vermont Winter Private Workshops are available in December, January, February, and March. (See other seasons and workshops offered.)

Peak, or the “best” snow, can be found at many different times and places as Winter progresses and we’ll do our best to plan your workshop to include stops at as many of these locations as practical.


Our full-day Winter Season Workshops are $599.99 per day for the first person. Each additional person (up to 6 persons) is only $100 for each person, per day. For larger groups; please inquire.

Half-day workshops may be available on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays, please inquire. Sorry, half-day workshops are not available on any US/Canada Holiday.

You may extend any workshop for just $150.00 for each additional hour.

Prices do not include taxes, fees, gratuities, souvenirs, food, drinks, snacks, or meals unless otherwise specified. All prices are subject to change and/or a temporary fuel surcharge without notice.
Please see our Workshop/Tour Terms and Conditions for full details and Workshop/Tour policies. All services are subject to availability.

We offer private workshops for one or up to a forty-person group

Perfect for family reunions, corporate outings, or any other type of group event. You decide the date and time and we will create a special day that you and your group will never forget!

Large Group Private Workshops are priced according to all the specifics that you request. Please Check Availability for more information.

Vermont, the original Winter Wonderland!

Experience the natural beauty of snow-covered Vermont on a private back-road workshop and tour guided by a seasoned professional photographer. He not only knows all the best spots and when to go for the best light, but he’ll also share his experience and provide instruction, if desired.

VTPhotoTours Winter Season Private Workshops are fully private workshops and are priced by your group’s size. Only $599.99 for the first person, per day. Each additional person (up to 6 persons) is only $100 for each person, per day. For larger groups; please inquire.

Go along with the guide making it a fully private workshop with private instruction, go as a couple, go with your friend(s), or make it a family/corporate outing. Go for one day, two, three, or even more. It’s all completely up to you.

Our Winter Workshops are in very high demand on weekends and holidays. All available weekday dates often book up too. So please plan ahead and book as early as possible! If your desired date is unavailable, we are happy to put your name on a waitlist for it and will get in touch if it becomes available.

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All Workshops and Tours are subject to the Workshop/Tour Terms and Conditions. Full or partial payment constitutes acceptance of the Workshop/Tour Terms and Conditions.

We offer Outdoor Private Workshops/Tours and one-on-one Online Private Workshops most weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Peak Season Dates are always in high demand and fill quickly. Please plan ahead, check availability, and reserve/secure your booking as soon as possible.
Limited time offer: Book a multi-day workshop and SAVE $100* on each additional day booked. Please check availability and mention discount code: WS100OFF *Some restrictions apply. Expires 7/22/2024.