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. 🙂
“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.”
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.
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.
“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.”
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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!
Thanks for coming along on this journey with me!
April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
Jane is a lifestyle and portrait photographer in New England and New Orleans.
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
Jane is a portrait and lifestyle photographer based in southern maine and sometimes new orleans. Contact Jane by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. And just to say hi!
Remember when I said that personal work takes a back seat? You can click here for a refresher. And now you’re witnessing just how true that statement is. Today is July 3, and it is hot and muggy. Seems like a great time to post my February images, don’t you think? 😉
According to all the moments I’ve captured during February, I’m pretty sure I started in Maine and spent the better part of the month in New Orleans. We enjoyed our sweet little granddaughters, partied Mardi Gras style with family and friends, started a knitting project went to the beach (that was definitely down south!), and even though the weather was on the chilly side in the Crescent City, it was nowhere near the cold New England was experiencing during the winter.
During this hot hot hot … hot …. spell, you may want to find some air conditioning. Then take a look at the images that follow. I recommend reviewing them s l o w l y so as to breathe in some of that coolness. Enjoy! As always, your feedback is welcome! 🙂
Thanks for being here. Watch for more catching up on my 365 daily and personal project!
Jane is a lifestyle, portrait and small wedding and elopement photographer, taking some time this year to work on this personal project — 365 photo a day. Come on along!
If your’e interested in having Jane photograph the special people in your life, email her at email@example.com.
It was all so very innocent. My New Year’s Day Facebook post said something about 365 new days, 365 new opportunities. I mean, that’s what a new year is all about, right? I wasn’t meaning anything more, and that’s when it all started ….
Here’s a little background. My friend (and a fabulous photographer) Kristina did a killer 365 project last year. If you aren’t familiar with that term, it translates to mean 365 images over the course of the year, taken daily. It’s a daunting task if you ask me. Several of my photographer friends were planning on participating and were in the process of creating a special FB page for sharing images, challenges and successes. Me? I was on the fence.
As an aside, you may recall that last year I participated in a project 52 … yup … one photo per week. If you missed it, click here to see my year in pictures, week by week. I didn’t realize how special this project was until I was already done. I put all the images together into one file (wish I had thought of that at the beginning of the project!) and was pretty darn thrilled to see the entire year — all 52 images — pulled together and in one place. I even felt a little proud!
Back to that Facebook post about new days and new opportunities … another photographer friend Judy piped up with one simple question … “Does this mean you’re doing the 365?” Gulp. I threw caution to the wind…. I’m in!
To keep me honest, I’ll share my images monthly. Granted, we’re already well into February, but you know what they say about personal work? It takes a way-back seat. Plus, in order for this to work for me, it has to be on my terms without added pressure … a photo a day is pressure enough! Speaking of that, daylight is winding down, and since I haven’t made my image yet today, I better get going. 🙂
Here is January through my lens.
I walk, I look, I see, I stop, I photograph.
Jane is an elopement, intimate wedding, event and lifestyle photographer covering Maine, New England, New Orleans and beyond. Contact Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on documenting your special occasion.
For those of you who know me, know that when I pick up my camera, I’m a very happy person. I love my job, which isn’t a job at all because I have tons ‘o fun and meet some truly wonderful people. I’m grateful for finding photography and for photography to have found me. I’ve made this a business, and it’s a happy little business indeed!
But when I pick up my camera with no agenda, expectations and demands — when it’s just me, myself and my camera –my heart sings. Lllllaaaaaaaaaa …. Can you hear it???!!! THIS! This is what fills my soul, feeds my creativity, allows me to observe, to look at seemingly meaningless things in a whole different way, and capture those moments — just for me. It’s crazy good and I love it!
I just don’t do it enough.
2017: Project 52
So last year I participated in a Project 52 … that is, making and posting one personal photo per week …. which got me shooting more than I might have otherwise. It was overall very fun, challenging, fulfilling, and oh so pleasing to see the final 52 — my year — in its final form. It’s worth noting that I do have one exception — week 48. Well, that week was incredibly sad because we said goodbye to a man I have loved dearly for almost my whole life and my focus was not on making photographs, but rather on making a slideshow of his life to share with family and friends. However, you will see his handsome and smiling face still added to Week 48 — a photograph I took when he was inducted into the Chevrus Hall of Fame a few years back. It just feels right.
Before I share with you my Final 52, let me tell you what I’m doing for 2018….. any guesses? Yup … a 365!!! Stay tuned as I’ll share some of those throughout the year.
Without further ado ….. My 2017 week by week…
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When I get a call from a friend who I absolutely adore, and she asks me to photograph her sweet little two year old, my heart just melts. This age seems so magical to me …. the wide eyes, the flailing legs, the almost smile (okay, maybe gas … ), the cute outfits, and the nursery that is almost always dressed just perfectly. Be still, oh heart!!!
I’ve known Lianna when she worked for Center for Grieving Children, when I did a lot of volunteer photography for the organization. We became fast friends, and now she is a Mom — a wonderful, attentive, nurturing, loving mom. And although I don’t know Nick very well, it’s clear he has this diaper and Dad thing down pat!
This is a wonderful age for a lifestyle session … you know, capturing those seemingly ordinary moments that when frozen in time, are really quite extraordinary. Here is Lianna, Nick and little lady Jocelyn …
Rest your head close to my heart, never to part, baby of mine.
— Baby of Mine, Tony Washington
Jane is a lifestyle and family portrait photographer covering Maine, New England, New Orleans and beyond. To remember your seemingly ordinary moments in a most extraordinary way, contact jane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the second year in a row, I’ve had the pleasure of participating in some pre-work for the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Event, taking place this Thursday (September 28) at DiMillos in this wonderful foodie city of Portland, Maine.
In a nutshell, this is a food station frenzy meets silent auction event! First, more than a dozen chefs from some of Portland’s best restaurants will offer their own culinary creation — it was so delicious last year, and will be equally as delectable this year! Who’s participating? Think Union, Sur Lie, Baharat, Honey Paw, Ice It! Bakery, Mami, Union Kitchen, RiRas and so many more!! Secondly, there is an online auction (click here to see what’s on the block and to bid NOW!) as well as a silent auction taking place at the event on Thursday night. Yours truly is donating a family lifestyle session that includes a beautiful album — great for a family night of board games and popcorn, an afternoon of baking and crafts, or your annual tree-cutting outing ending with a delicious cup of hot chocolate! These sessions are fun for all!
My assignment, and I loved every minute of it, was to make images of the participating chefs, the families, and the children — the sweet little March of Dimes miracles — to help promote the event. I had a ball!
For more information on this yummy night out, click here. Buy your ticket. Support the March of Dimes. And then eat, eat, and eat some more! In the meantime, meet some of the talented chefs, the grateful families and the beautiful little children who have directly benefited from the efforts of this organization.
Jane is a family lifestyle and portrait photographer in Maine, New England, New Orleans and beyond. Contact Jane at email@example.com to capture the ordinary moments in an extraordinary way.