"OHJ arrived yesterday, Carolyn! Morristown has made it, thanks to you and your magnificent pictures. Joy! I think that describes how I feel about this recognition for our little town, and it would not have happened in the way it did without you. We will never forget this experience. It would have been incredible even without the magazine feature, simply because of you. What fun we had!" - Pam McCort
"We have all been mailed a copy of the upcoming OHJ....and it looks FANTASTIC !!! This has ALL been so exciting for ALL of us, we can't thank YOU enough for making it happen." - John Rataiczak
"The sample images you've been sending are JUST BEAUTIFUL. Thank you. These will add quite a bit to the book."
- Rosalind Loeb , Book Art Director, The Taunton Press
"I had my coffee with you this morning, Carolyn. Well, sort of. Vermont magazine arrived and I savored my coffee and it this morning. The images you created within it are beautiful. Thanks so much for this kind remembrance. I think of you often and look forward to the time when our paths cross once again."
- Pamela McCort, Morristown, OH
"Carolyn Bates is hands down one of the top five photographers I have ever met (and I've met quite a few in the profession!).
Her ability to see and understand color, composition, tone, shadow, light ... all of the many aspects of a photograph, whether landscape, still life, portrait, or whatever the subject ... is truly amazing. What she can do inside the camera when taking a shot is a wonder. And what she can do with her pictures in development is magical.
She's fun to work with (enthusiastic!), and pays attention to her clients to achieve the photograph they want and envision. Her style is natural and unpretentious, but has a fine-art quality to it. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for images of just about any type.
I love Carolyn's work. Really envy it, too."
-Pat Goudey O'Brien