new orleans sunset

Project 365 | daily photos | july

I feel silly.

There.  I said it.

It’s snowing… beautiful little white flakes of snow falling ever so gently outside my window, making me feel excited for the upcoming holidays.  And here I am playing catch up with posting my daily photos.  You’ve seen perhaps January, February, March, April, May and June.  If not, click on the months in the previous sentence and it should pop up.  Now, it’s November on the calendar and July on my computer.  Celebrate a little warm sunshine, blooming flowers, beach scenes, lobster and fresh berries.  And then get back to the snow.  🙂

leaves

 

flower garden

Portland City Hall

ogunquit fireworks

ogunquit beach fence

strawberries

snapshots

weeds

shadow

 

 

scarborough painter

scarborough lace

pittsburgh tunnel

washington dc world war II memorial

washington dc national cemetary

new orleans sunset

little girl

jumping girl

sunset

little girl

dog

seagulls

sisters

clouds

plant leaf

camp pine cliffe

legs

queen annes lace

sunset at pine point

sunflower

ferry beach

marshall point

“In the summer, the days were long, stretching into each other.

Out of school, everything was on pause and yet happening at the same time,

this collection of weeks when anything was possible.”

―Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

 

jane berger photography

xoxoxoxoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 


cosmo

My Project 365 | daily photos | june

If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that I’m playing catch up just as fast as I can.  This 365 project has been so fun and I truly enjoy making an image every day.  In fact, I LOVE it!  Processing the images, however, has really bogged me down and so when I find myself with some free time, I work on catching up.

June was all about summer.  Lupines — oh, those lupines!!  I could photograph them all day, and in fact, I believe I did.   The farmers market bustles in the Oaks, warm trips to the ocean cleanses the soul, and the blooming of early summer flowers makes my heart sing.  This month’s weekly excursions included Pemaquid, Bailey Island and Ogunquit.

Here’s my month in pictures.  Enjoy!

lupine

portland maine farmers market

portland maine seagull

cosmopolitan

spring flower

south portland, maine

maine lighthouse pemaquid

lilacs

sunflowers

south portland maine harbor

white iris

purple tulips

bird in nest

portland, maine skyline

field of daisies

dandelions

impatience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rainy day

maine childrens photographer

new hampshire sky

bailey island maine

child

hosta leaves

cosmo

mothers day

ogunquit, maine

holliston, massachusetts family

lily

yarmouth, maine river

pine point beach yoga

 

 

“You are so much sunshine in every square inch.”

-Walt Whitman

 

jane berger photography

xoxoxoxoxo 

 

 

 


tulip dance

my 365 | personal project | photo a day | may

Let me tell you this.  My work — my personal work that’s just for me — takes a back seat to almost everything.  What a shame, right???!  And this year my personal work is greatly comprised of my 365 project … one photo every day.  I’m loving the shooting part but boy, it’s the processing after that bogs me down!  So here we are in November — one week until Thanksgiving — and I’m posting for  … wait for it … May!!

In addition to, or perhaps complementing, my project 365, I incorporated a weekly photo excursion to Maine lighthouses and other iconic settings that I had been wanting to capture.  Every summer seems to go by in a minute, so this weekly date (a.k.a. self-inflicted assignment) caused me to be intentional in how I spent at least one day out of my week.  My friend Joanne joined me for what turned out to be a whole lot of sunrises with a side of breakfast.     You’ll see our first two trips this month …. Bug Light and Spring Point.  Both lovely.  Couple them with the beautiful early morning light?  Pure joy!

So, better late then never, yes?  Enjoy, and feel free to share and/or leave me a comment.

 

tulips

ferry beach

tulip selfie

pigtails

rananculus

quote

spring blooms

bug light south portland maine

bedroom window

farmers market bag

portland, maine

dandelion

rananculus

harrasseket, maine

old orchard beach clam

tulips

oak tree

graduation abby

magnolia

beach volleyball

 

 

 

gulf coast

slidell louisiana bridge

sunflower

family

springpoint lighthouse

camera lens

tulip shadow

memorial day

dandelion

tulip dance

spring tree

 

“I knew this much:  that there is objective time, but also subjective time….  And this personal time, which is the true time, is measured in your relationship to memory.”

-Julian Barnes

 

jane berger photography

xoxoxoxoxo

 

Thanks for catching up with me!  Contact me to schedule a session, coffee or a chat!

jane@janeberger.com

 

 

 

 


ranunculus

my 365 personal project – new england and new orleans photographer

Thursday throwback to April … what a lovely month!  It began with an Easter parade  in New Orleans’ French Quarter, birthday celebrations with my wonderful sister, crawfish, grandgirls, and I discovered my love for ranunculus — these gorgeous blooms that resemble something between a rose and a zinnia, but grow in a wild way similar to tulips after they’ve been in water for several days.  Apparently, I love a beautiful mess.  We ended the month in New England via Birmingham, Savannah  and Hilton Head, where pansies and popcorn awaited us!  Such a fun month … enjoy!

easter sunday

 

iris

sprinkles

climbing roses

crawfish

drug store

beach

young girl

tree

ranunculus

little girl

little girl

sisters

crazy hair

teenager

beachwalk

harry potter

rununculus

middendorfs

sisters

door handles

teenager

savannah

savannah fountain

palm trees

flowering tree

pansies and popcorn

ranunculus

ranunculus

 

grapefruit

 

Thanks for coming along on this journey with me!

 

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.

-Shakespeare

 

jane berger photography

xoxoxoxoxo

 

Jane is a lifestyle and portrait photographer in New England and New Orleans.

Email jane@janeberger.com if you’d like a personalized lifestyle session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


sunrise bridge slidell louisiana

personal project | 365 | maine and new orleans photographer

March.

March Madness.  It comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.  Well, it definitely came in like a lion as I was scheduled for a flight from New Orleans to Portland on March 2, only to have it cancelled because of a Nor’Easter.  L O T S of snow.  So I flew out two days later, was here for two weeks, and guess what … two more Nor’Easters hit.  Yowza!

So here’s my merry month of snow, beach, crawfish, scrabble, knitting, nashville and the Grand Ole Opry, and just basic madness … in pictures.  #playingcatchup

 

ocean springs sunset

 

slidell louisiana landscape photographer

cirque de soleil

airplane ride new orleans to portland maine

vase of flowers portland maine

yarn shop windham maine

boston rainy afternoon

acorn street boston mass

snowy bough portland maine

hockey game portland maine

puppy holliston mass

brunswick maine restaurant

snowy road scarborough maine

scrabble

charlotte airport

little girl new orleans

little girl new orleans

little girls new orleans

train new orleans

tree new orleans

knitting new orleans

antique stereo nashville

bridal luncheon nashville

gun control nashville march

nashville in concert grand ole opry

church new orleans

new orleans balcony

little girl in new orleans

gulfport stormy skies

easter lily

grass and blue sky new orleans

jane berger photography

xoxoxoxoxo

 

Jane is a portrait and lifestyle photographer based in southern maine and sometimes new orleans.  Contact Jane by emailing her at jane@janeberger.com for more information.  And just to say hi!

 

 

 

 


point lookout sunrise, maine

fall break | maine scenic photographer

Fall is typically my busy time of year.  If I’m not behind my camera, I’m in front of my computer — culling, editing and posting the images previously shot.  This year provided some breathing room and so it was a great time to take a little time off.

Where to go in Maine in the fall?  I would run out of fingers and toes tenfold counting all the beautiful spots in this great state.  So we settled on Point Lookout in Northport — not too far that it would take more than a half day to leisurely make our way there, and not too close so that it felt like we were going away on vacation.  My honey and I, and my sister and her honey bunked in a sweet, rustic log cabin nestled in the woods and warmed by the fire in the cast iron stove.  We took the short trip up Mount Battie that overlooked the lovely little coastal town of Camden, and then went into town for dining and some therapy shopping(!).    Belfast wasn’t too far up the road and it turned out to be a delight, and Lincolnville was well worthwhile for getting up and out before the break of dawn.

We had such a great time that we’re thinking we’ll do it again next year!  I’m happy to share snippets of our mini vacation with you!

cabin in the woods

camden, maine

 

camden, maine

beautiful morning

point lookout sunrise maine

foliage

mums

penobscot bay

pat and mike

warren and janie

sunrisesunrise

morning sunrise

sunrisebeach rocks

rocks at sunrisecairnsunrise lincolnvillesunriseflowers

 

 

coastal town

fall flowers

fall flowers

lobsters

coastal town

coastal town

coastal town

coastal town

I’m so glad to live in a place where there are Octobers.

llmontgomery, anne of green gables

 

jane berger photography

xoxoxoxoxo

Jane is a lifestyle, portrait and elopement photographer covering Maine, New England, New Orleans and beyond.  Contact Jane at jane@janeberger.com for more information.

 

 


point lookout sunrise, maine

a fall break | maine scenic photographer

Fall is typically my busy time of year.  If I’m not behind my camera, I’m in front of my computer — culling, editing and posting the images previously shot.  This year provided some breathing room and so it was a great time to take a little time off.

Where to go in Maine in the fall?  I would run out of fingers and toes tenfold counting all the beautiful spots in this great state.  So we settled on Point Lookout in Northport — not too far that it would take more than a half day to leisurely make our way there, and not too close so that it felt like we were going away on vacation.  My honey and I, and my sister and her honey bunked in a sweet, rustic log cabin nestled in the woods and warmed by the fire in the cast iron stove.  We took the short trip up Mount Battie that overlooked the lovely little coastal town of Camden, and then went into town for dining and some therapy shopping(!).    Belfast wasn’t too far up the road and it turned out to be a delight, and Lincolnville was well worthwhile for getting up and out before the break of dawn.

We had such a great time that we’re thinking we’ll do it again next year!  I’m happy to share snippets of our mini vacation with you!

cabin in the woods

camden, maine

camden, maine

point lookout, maine

point lookout sunrise, maine

point lookout sunrise maine

mums

foliage

autumn foliage

penobscot bay

pat and mike

warren and janie

fall flowers

fall flowers

beach

sunrise

sunrise

beach rocks

sunrise lincolnville

rocks

flowers

coastal town

coastal town

coastal town

coastal town

coastal town

coastal town

I’m so glad to live in a place where there are Octobers.

— anne of green gables

 

jane berger photography

xoxoxoxoxo

 

Jane is a lifestyle and portrait photographer covering southern Maine, New England, New Orleans and beyond.  Contact Jane at jane@janeberger.com for more information.

 

 

 


family session kettle cove maine

family expansion | maine family photographer

 

Last week you saw photos of my maternity session with Val.  Well, it was really HER maternity session with me.  Let’s just make that one clear….  🙂  If you missed that  post, then click }here{   It’s really sweet!

Val is the sweet wife of my awesome, handsome, smart, funny, kind and loving nephew Joe.  They were married seven years ago (last week to be exact…) and are now expecting their second child — a girl! — and her name is Riley.  How cute is that?  Riley’s big brother, Cam, was on hand for the maternity session that was also a sweet family session with some heart-stopping father and son moments.  We’re at Kettle Cove, on the beach, with a sunset.  *sigh*

So feast your eyes on this wonderful family who I love with all my heart!  They will soon be four, and we can’t wait!!

 

family session kettle cove maine

family session kettle cove maine

family session kettle cove maine

family session kettle cove maine

family session kettle cove maine

family session kettle cove maine

family session kettle cove maine

 

family session kettle cove maine

family session kettle cove maine

family session kettle cove maine

maine maternity and family photography

family session kettle cove maine

family session kettle cove maine

family session kettle cove maine

family session kettle cove maine

family session kettle cove maine

family session kettle cove maine

family session kettle cove maine

family session kettle cove maine

maine maternity photography at Kettle Cove

The love in our family grows strong and deep ~

leaving us memories to treasure and keep.

 

jane berger photography

xoxoxoxoxo

 

Jane is a family, lifestyle and event photographer covering southern maine, new england, new orleans and beyond when the opportunity arises.  For a session that stops a few moments in time, email jane at jane@janeberger.com.

 

 

 

 

 


a little life expected | maine maternity photographer

I’ll love you always.

Creating life is one of the most beautiful, most incredible, most extraordinary events to grace a person’s being and I sure love photographing it!  My heart jumps at the honor of documenting such a special time in a person’s life, and when it’s Val, it’s pretty awesome!  Val is very busy cooking up her 2nd baby (it’s a girl!) due this summer, and so she and her handsome husband and their happy-as-can-be little boy came up to Maine specifically for a styled maternity session with me.  (Insert my squeal of delight here…)

After much discussion and preparation — the perfect-for-her dress (from Sew Trendy Accessories),  the sweet floral crown (from Harmons), and some yummies with which to celebrate (from Whole Foods), we were ready on this beautiful early summer Saturday afternoon.  We went to Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth … a place that, in my mind, offers everything a photographer could want (woods! beach! rocky coastline! sunset!) … OH!  the beauty of it all!  But nothing tops the beauty of Val … just look!

 

maternity session kettle cove maine

 

Right??  This post focuses on Val and her beautiful baby bump.  Another post will be coming soon that shows off the entire family.  In the meantime, enjoy the loveliness that is Val.

 

maternity session kettle cove maine

maine maternity session kettle cove

maine maternity session - kettle cove, cape elizabeth

maine maternity session - kettle cove, cape elizabeth

maine maternity session - kettle cove, cape elizabeth

maternity session kettle cove maine

maternity session kettle cove maine

maine maternity session - kettle cove, cape elizabeth

maternity session kettle cove maine

maternity session kettle cove maine

 

maternity session kettle cove maine

maine maternity photography at Kettle Cove

maine maternity photography at Kettle Cove

maine maternity photography at Kettle Cove

maine maternity photography at Kettle Cove

maine maternity photography at Kettle Cove

maine maternity session - kettle cove, cape elizabeth

maine maternity session - kettle cove, cape elizabeth

maine maternity session - kettle cove, cape elizabeth

 

 

How long will I love you?

A second is too short.  A second is no time for a love of this sort.

–Mark Sperring–

jane berger photography

xoxoxoxoxo

 

Jane is a maternity and lifestyle photographer located in Portland, Maine, delighting in capturing love and laughter in Maine, New England, New Orleans and beyond whenever the opportunity arises!

If you’re interested in a styled session with Jane, contact her at jane@janeberger.com.

 

 

 

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chatham bars inn

Taking a little time — Cape Cod Event Photographer

If today were Tuesday, this would be a “turnback” post.  If it were a Thursday, it would be a “throwback” post.  But it’s Wednesday, and so perhaps we will take a little jaunt with Sherman in the wayback machine.   These images are from last fall when I was on Cape Cod at the Chatham Bars Inn photographing an event for RE/MAX Integra of New England.

 

I mean, the Chatham Bars Inn!  Have you been there?  It’s quite lovely with cozy and spacious rooms that overlook the beach — the gorgeous beach that is even gorgeous out of season smack dab in the middle of fall.  So that’s where I headed, with a few friends, very early in the morning, each of us with our camera in hand.

 

Now, when I photograph with other photographers, I want to be sure that I don’t copy them.  However, at first I can’t help but watch what they’re doing (out of the corner or my eye, of course) — Where are they pointing their cameras?  What are they seeing that I’m not seeing?  Should I be photographing that too?????    This particular morning was no different and I don’t mind saying that it took me a few minutes to find my own groove.  It wasn’t until I remembered that when I changed my branding a few years ago, I also wanted to dedicate my camera to shooting what I love.  Shoot what you love, Jane … that was very important to me and something that I had lost sight of for those first few minutes.   I had to reach back and find that desire, and so I did.

 

Here’s what I saw that morning, and here’s what I focused on.  The nice and unexpected surprise?  Seeing the beautiful and colorful flowers on the way back in when it was light that we missed on the way out when it was dark.  For me, that’s pure joy.

 

Enjoy.

 

chatham bars inn

Early one morning….

a beautiful morning

scenes at Chatham Bars Inn

beach pathway

pathway to beauty

chatham bars inn

dead stuff that’s pretty

chatham bars inn

beach grass

chatham bars inn

my friend Juan, a very talented photographer

harbor boats

first look at the harbor

chatham bars inn

beach grass — pretty no matter the time of year 

chatham bars inn

moored boats off cape cod

chatham bars inn

early morning beach scene

chatham bars inn

peaceful, easy feeling

chatham bars inn

beach weeds

chatham bars inn

places to go and people top see…

chatham bars inn

cloudy skies and beach grass

chatham bars inn

bittersweet … both the bush and the fact that fall had arrived and winter was on the way

chatham bars inn

reminds me of summer, so delicate

chatham bars inn

pink roses so lovely

chatham bars inn

the best of fall flowers… hydrangeas

chatham bars inn

fall vegetation that I don’t know the names

chatham bars inn

the gorgeous blue hydrangea

chatham bars inn

silhouette of a tree

 

Happy Wednesday, y’all!  Thanks for taking this little wayback journey with me.

 

xoxoxoxoxo

 

Jane is a lifestyle, portrait and event photographer who loves her personal shooting sprees.  She focuses on capturing love and laughter in Maine, New England, New Orleans and beyond.

For more information, contact Jane at jane@janeberger.com.