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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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
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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.
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It was the middle of summer and a beautiful summer day at that. My honey and I were on our way to Newport, Rhode Island, so that I could photograph the 10th anniversary sailabration of the RE/MAX River’s Edge office. Our friends, Michelle Cartwright and Todd Mosher, the broker/owners of the office, hosted what was a fantastic event and they (and their staff, no doubt!) left no stone unturned!
It all began seaside and under the sunny sky with cocktails, chilled shrimp and my personal favorite, oysters on the halfshell. Yum. Next, the big and beautiful Aurora came sailing up to the dock, inviting all the partyers aboard for a two hour tour of Newport Harbor. So much fun, so much beauty.
So wait, there’s more…dining under the tent was a treat, with chicken and lobster and steamers, oh my! We laughed, we danced, we answered trivia and some won prizes. Everyone left with a pretty little bottle of prosecco dressed in ribbon and banners. Such a fantastic little detail that captured the true spirit of the celebration.
It was a great event as evidenced by the smiles….. here is a collection of my favorite images.
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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.
beach grass — pretty no matter the time of year
Happy Wednesday, y’all! Thanks for taking this little wayback journey with me.
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.
It was the ad caught my eye. I mean, it was called The Mad Hatter, and it was being held on Kentucky Derby Saturday. Hmmm …. Kentucky Derby, Mad Hatter and fancy bonnets? The eye candy dancing in my head was on overload. So I volunteered to photograph this fundraiser for The Maine Historical Society six years ago, and my photography career took a little bit of an unexpected turn.
It was there that I briefly met Kevin Thomas and Susan Grisanti, publisher and editor-in-chief, respectively, ofMaine Magazine and Maine Home + Design, along with the photographer they hired to cover the event for their magazine.
Just a few weeks later, I received a call from the Maine Magazine office asking me if I’d like to photograph events for them. Um, sure!! I was caught completely by surprise, and was incredibly flattered. Since then, I’ve photographed upwards of 100 events for them, traveled from Kennebunkport to Camden/Rockport and lots of places in between. I’ve covered fundraisers, special dinners, elegant galas, auctions, races, family outings and receptions. I’ve made some great friends and terrific connections. And I’ve had a great time doing it!
So this Friday Favorites blog focuses on some of my favorite images from a few events I’ve shot over the years.
(True life confession …. I kept that very first message on my phone from almost 6 years ago until just a few months back when I had to reset my phone to back to factory default. Yes, that’s right.)
Jane photographs events, small weddings, elopements and lifestyle in Maine, New England, New Orleans and beyond. Visit her website for more information. www.janeberger.com
I met this woman years ago at a Seadogs baseball game that was also a fundraising event for ALS. From the first time we said hello, I really really liked her. You know how that happens … that instant connection and that instant fondness. I photographed a family wedding for her not too long after we met, and as the years went by, every now and again we’d touch base. This last time we communicated it was about photographing her and her extended family in celebration of her sweet mother’s 90th birthday. 90!! How wonderful is that??? The party would be held on the fourth of July in her mom’s backyard.
It was a delight to spend an hour with these folks and be a part of a very special birthday for a very lovely lady.
The advantage of being 90 is that there are a lot of people to love.
Jane is a family and event photographer covering maine, new england and beyond.