Justin grew up in a small town in Central Vermont, where he partook in any outdoor activity available. Hunting and fishing have played a huge role in Justin’s life, and he still appreciates any opportunity he gets to do either. Years ago, he started photographing brook trout in streams, wild turkey or whitetail deer (when his hunting trip was successful) and, of course, largemouth and smallmouth bass, his “reel” passion.
When Justin got hold of a real camera several years ago, he fell in love. He began capturing things he had always envisioned after growing up in the outdoors. Over the years he transitioned to the opposite side of the lens, where his passion now is partaking in the hobbies and things he grew up doing, but with a camera. Justin still loves to fish and hunt to this day, but he mostly enjoys creating images with his cameras. A natural progression from a hobby to a career has brought him to a point where he can experience the great outdoors and help others bring their vision to reality.
His professional career is in Civil Engineering, and he graduated from Vermont Technical College in 2013. Justin is often found on both sides of a camera and enjoys hunting, golf, camping and making maple syrup. He lives in northern Vermont not far from Lake Champlain with his wife, Amanda, his stepson, Charlie, and his dogs, Hank and Sandy.
With slight adjustments to their original technique, see how Jimmy Kennedy spends a successful day with friends catching perch.
Jimmy Kennedy proves that you can enjoy catching fish during the winter months.
Salsa is the perfect midday snack that can be enjoyed anywhere.
Enjoy the holidays around a campfire with Jimmy’s delicious take on traditional Thanksgiving turkey.
This is such a fun and tasty recipe, especially over a campfire. With so many of our recipes, you can add almost anything you enjoy eating into the pan and it would be great. Brie has a high water content of about 50%, which makes it the perfect cheese for heating in a hot pan […]
Learn how to tie knots like a professional with these step-by-step instructions.
This refreshing recipe is simple to make and packs a punch of flavor.
The classic Oreo cookie gets a spooky upgrade with this fun, pumpkin-themed decoration.
Start the spooky season off with a delicious candied apple recipe that your kids will love.
No salad is complete without a dressing packed with flavor. Meet your next two favorites: the maple vinaigrette and buttermilk ranch.
Leftover pancakes are the perfect on-the-go snack before hitting the water or hiking trail.
Making a healthy, delicious boat snack has never been easier.
Follow along to learn how to fillet a striped bass.
I love to use skewers in all of my cooking, whether it’s for business or pleasure, and especially for snacks. Skewers, large or small, make it very easy to create really fun and versatile snacks, and you don’t need plates or tableware. These tasty little snacks use toothpicks and are probably the most versatile yet, […]
Start off your morning with a fresh cup of coffee.
After spending the day outside fishing, warm up a bowl of ultimate comfort food – fish chowder.
A classic grilled cheese meets the fun and tasty “toad in a hole”. Grab the kids and choose a cookie cutter to make your own unique version of this iconic sandwich.
A classic southern refreshment, sweet tea meets cranberry juice for an unexpected twist of flavors that will have everyone asking for a refill.
Switch up your camping dessert routine and try this no bake cookie recipe.
Chef Kennedy gives step-by-step instructions on how to recreate this flavorful Vermont street corn recipe with just a few added ingredients.
The perfect summer snack is here! Level up a traditional roasted peanut by adding your favorite flavors with this easy to learn recipe.
Banana boat s’mores will undoubtedly rise to the top of your dessert list, just make sure to have napkins and a spoon ready when things get messy!
A southern specialty, pulled pork is a crowd favorite entree for families. Follow along as Chef Kennedy gives a rundown on how to smoke pork that falls off the bone with ease.
Nothing can compare to a rack of St. Louis Style ribs fresh from the smoker. Chef Jimmy Kennedy gives his full recipe on how to smoke the best ribs for you and your family!
A quirky idea for a last-minute campsite meal.
An all-time family favorite is even better made over an open fire. This recipe is made even easier if you cook the pasta ahead of time and pack it in the cooler, but itâ€™s not really necessary. You can cut the recipe in half for four or five big servings, or just make it all […]
A great way to make warm sandwiches over an open fire is to use a pie iron – Jimmy Kennedy shows you how.
Johnny cakes go by many names — hoecakes, johnnycakes, Shawnee cakes, journey cakes, cornpones, batter cakes and corn cakes. They are, very simply, a cornmeal pancake, and the name variations are based on what region of the country you happen to be in when cooking and talking about these tasty, historically interesting and versatile “cakes.” […]
Jimmy Kennedy cooks a venison panini over an open fire
Try cooking these super simple grilled sandwiches as a treat for your special someone.
Great easy recipe to grill pancakes over a fire on a griddle.
A perfect treat to warm you up after a cold day outside.
Jimmy walks you through his recipe for hot chocolate.
A spiced tea recipe to help warm you on cold winter days
This is a warm drink, similar to mulled cider, that my mother used to make every holiday season. She called it Russian tea.
This flavorful beverage is best served hot and it makes a great pick-me-up around the campfire.
These easy omelet recipes will have you flipping eggs like an experienced short-order chef.
This delicious sandwich makes the perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner with a mix of sweet and savory flavors.
It’s as easy as bread and cheese, but Jimmy Kennedy is sharing a few tricks to take cheese toast up a notch.
Grab your favorite chips, cheese and salsa, and any other ingredients your family enjoys to make these tasty nachos.
Celebrate National Catfish Month with this Catfish Cakes recipe from Jimmy Kennedy.
Mulled cider is the perfect comfort drink at home or while camping, boating or hunting.
Keep up with your gear, dock a boat, fish or deal with an emergency by knowing all of these seven easy knots.
It sounds fancy, but this Smoked Trout Pâté recipe is anything but hard to make. Learn to make this delicious dip for your next adventure.
Catching a few panfish or small trout usually makes a child happy, but the question parents face a lot from kids is, “Can we eat it?” Here’s how to prepare your fresh catch lakeside.
Oranges, eggs, beans and corn all make an appearance in this meal. There’s a little bit of everything cooked over a campfire in this Lakeside Breakfast recipe.
Getting creative around the campfire with s’mores has become a fun way to get the whole family involved in the gooey treat that we’ve all enjoyed for so many years.
Get creative at the campsite and change up the standard S’more. These recipes are easy and make the traditional campfire dessert even tastier. Learn to make all different kinds of s’mores with Jimmy Kennedy.
Learn the basics of the breakfast skillet using fresh fish, game or sausage. Add some veggies, eggs and cheese for a great breakfast at camp.
Understanding how to properly gut and fillet fish will give you a better experience and a meal your family will enjoy.
Jimmy Kennedy shows how he makes gourmet campfire grilled ham and cheese sandwich.
Learn to make steaks with Tin Cup Whiskey sauce.
The one thing that comes to mind when you think crawfish in Louisiana? Crawfish boils.
What you need to make USDA Prime Steaks with Tincup Whiskey Sauce.
Jimmy Kennedy shares his recipe and tricks to making a great pot of chili. He even throws in some leftovers to add some extra flavor.