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Sailabrate good times! Newport celebration photographer

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.

newport harbor sailing

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

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newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

 

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebrationnewport harbor sailing and celebration

 

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

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newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebrationnewport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

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newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

newport harbor sailing and celebration

jane berger photography

xoxoxoxoxo

Jane is an event photographer in Maine, New England, New Orleans and beyond.  Contact her at jane@janeberger.com for stellar coverage of your important event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


friday favorites | maine magazine events photographer

You want me to what?

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.

a very important date..... may 1, 2010

a very important date…..

It was there that I briefly met Kevin Thomas and Susan Grisanti, publisher and editor-in-chief, respectively, of Maine Magazine and Maine Home + Design, along with the photographer they hired to cover the event for their magazine.

Susan Grisanti, Brendon Bullock, Kevin Thomas

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.

jazz at the shipyard

jazz at the shipyard

jazz at the shipyard

jazz at the shipyard

dancing at jazz at the shipyard

dancing at jazz at the shipyard

bike maine lobster ride

bike maine lobster ride

bike maine lobster ride

bike maine lobster ride

relais chateau celebration at Camden Harbor Inn

relais chateau celebration at Camden Harbor Inn

relais chateaux celebration at Natalie's at Camden Harbor Inn

relais chateaux celebration at Natalie’s at Camden Harbor Inn

cinq a sept

cinq a sept

cinq a sept

cinq a sept

cinq a sept

cinq a sept

farnsworth museum gala

farnsworth museum gala

ILAP Cele Soiree

ILAP Cele Soiree

maine live

maine live

maine live

maine live

pig & poet opening

pig & poet opening

pig & poet opening

pig & poet opening

(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.)

xoxoxoxoxo

xoxoxoxoxo

 

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

 


yarmouth, maine family photographer | a special celebration

turning 90 and surrounded by love

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.

 

family homestead

family homestead

flowers from the garden

flowers from the garden

everyone wanted a picture with the birthday girl!

everyone wanted a picture with the birthday girl!

family photos

family photos

brotherly love

brotherly love

a few bubbles

a few bubbles

caught with his hand in the popcorn bowl...

caught with his hand in the popcorn bowl…

sweet family

sweet family

sweet family

sweet family

and cake!

and cake!

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.

xoxoxoxoxo

 

Jane is a family and event photographer covering maine, new england and beyond.

Contact Jane to schedule your family session.