Rutland Tribune welcomes new photographer

New Market Press welcomes Shawn Pemrick of Rutland to the Rutland Tribune team. Shawn is the Tribune's new roving freelance photographer, so you'll see him representing the Rutland Tribune at various happenings around the county.

As the owner of Shawn Pemrick Photography, located at 49 Evergreen Ave. in Rutland, Shawn is an accomplished photojournalist, sports, and business-industrial photographer. He also excels as a portrait, wedding and special events photographer.

A native Floridian, Shawn moved to Rutland with his family at a young age. He is a member of Rutland High School's Class of 1995 and still enjoys rooting for the hometown team; you'll see him covering sports at other area high-schools, too.

After a stint in the law enforcement field as a Rutland County deputy sheriff, Shawn decided to do what many of us like to dream about - pursue a lifelong passion; in Shawn's case it is photography. He isn't afraid to roll up his sleeves either and be a part of local government - he ran unsuccessfully for alderman in Rutland City in 2004 and was campaign manager for David Tripani's bid for mayor of Rutland.

As a small business owner, Shawn is an active member of the local business community; he serves as a reporter for the Rutland County Pro-Business Coalition and helps improve transparency in local business-government dealings. Shawn and his wife Jamie are both entrepreneurs; the couple's three children, ages 3, 12 and 18, keep them active and creative.

Shawn's new and improved Web site, www.shawnpemrickphotography.com, displays a gallery of his professional images - so we're honored to have a skilled photographer contribute photos to the Rutland Tribune on a regular basis.

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