Christi Blad, who created the artwork "Butterfly, Martha's Vineyard" on this week's cover, lives in Suffield and is a co-owner of Alfredo's Gallery there. Her photographic work centers around landscape, nature and still life. She also does portrait work of children and families, and prefers doing it outdoors, on location vs. a studio setting. Her interest in photography was influenced by family. Her great-grandfather, Alfredo Cacialli, was a photographer during the days of explosive flash powders and glass negatives. Her father, Alfredo DiLascia, has been her business partner in the gallery business for the past 13 years.