About

Over and Above Photography originated as the brainchild of Jerry Smith with considerable input and support from his wife Caroline Ballard. 

Jerry and Caroline were both exclusively buyer real estate agents for 10+ years. In viewing pictures of properties through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Jerry came to the realization that an elevated viewpoint would enable a better understanding of houses and properties. It would also give a different perspective which could enhance the look of a house. This observation led to the idea of using drones for elevating the camera and researching the feasibility of the undertaking.

Over and Above Photography is the result of this research. The aerial equipment allows Jerry to take unique pictures of properties and other subjects and feeds his longtime interests in landscape photography and Vermont.

Over the years Over And Above Photography has expanded into ground level and interior still photography as well as video to better serve their clients. In 2016 a Matterport camera and technology were added to the mix to allow production of 3D Virtual Spaces for both real estate and businesses.

Jerry has worn several hats over the years. His first profession was Veterinarian when he and Caroline established an all-feline hospital in New Jersey which they ran for 16 years.

Looking for a better, and more relaxed, lifestyle Jerry and Caroline sold the Veterinary practice and moved to Vermont in 2002. After obtaining their real estate licenses and spending time in a conventional real estate office they started Red Door Real Estate to represent real estate buyers exclusively. In 2010 they started Over And Above Photography and gradually phased out doing real estate sales.

Jerry and Caroline live in Hyde Park Vermont where they work to support their adopted children which consist of three cats, two guinea pigs, as well as seven dwarf goats. They enjoy kayaking on the nearby waterways, hiking and working in the woods.