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March of Dimes Signature Chefs Event | portland maine family photographer

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.

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Jane is a family lifestyle and portrait photographer in Maine, New England, New Orleans and beyond.  Contact Jane at jane@janeberger.com to capture the ordinary moments in an extraordinary way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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princess warrior | maine children’s photographer

This.  Little.  Girl.

She was born not breathing, and they didn’t know for how long she had been without oxygen.  She was handled with care, this beautiful, strong, fierce little fighter, because she was precious stock and she was needed by so many people.   There were lots of phone calls, texts, tears, prayers, and faith.  They worked, and as it turns out, she is pretty darn perfect.

Meet Joey —  Princess Warrior extraordinaire, and she is a delight!  She is the granddaughter of my dear friend Kristi, and the daughter of my darling friend Lindsay, who I remember as a sweet little baby herself, and have watched grow into a lovely woman and now a mom.  My heart is full that I get to now watch little Joey sprout from an infant into toddlerhood and beyond (no rush…), to document the days ahead and photograph her in all her specialness.

Ten little fingers and ten little toes.  Beautiful blue eyes and a sweet button nose.  I didn’t intend to make that rhyme, but there you go.  She inspires me.  🙂

Enjoy these images of a sweet little one who has turned this world on it’s side — in a good way!

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….and though she be but little, she is fierce.

— w. shakespeare

 

jane berger photography

xoxoxoxoxo

 

Jane is a children’s photographer who also photographs families, foliage and events covering southern maine, new england, new orleans and beyond when the opportunity arises.  To have Jane capture the sweetness of your little one, email her at jane@janeberger.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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!!

 

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The love in our family grows strong and deep ~

leaving us memories to treasure and keep.

 

jane berger photography

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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!

 

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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.

 

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How long will I love you?

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

–Mark Sperring–

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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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portland, maine family lifestyle photographer | ferry to peaks island on a summer afternoon

The leaves are falling from the trees and there’s a chill is in the air.  That makes this a perfect time to take a walk down memory lane, to a time when the air was warmer and the closet was full of open-toed sandals.  *sigh*

But first, I first met these folks several years ago when I was photographing their home to sell.  They were warm and engaging, and I knew almost immediately that I’d love to hang out with them, get to know them a little better, and photograph this beautiful family.

So we planned a short trip, stayed local, and had great fun while I was able to capture this sweet family’s love, laughter, and spirited personalities!

The afternoon was warm and cheery — perfect for a ferry ride out to Peaks Island.  We boarded the ferry (Casco Bay Ferry Lines) and began our mini adventure!

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It really was such a pretty day for a ferry ride on Casco Bay!

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Our first stop was the ice cream shop on the corner and we were in a hurry because, really, who doesn’t LOVE ice cream??

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We grabbed a handful of bubble gum for later use and took a stroll down the street of this quaint, beautiful Maine island.

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And for the rest of the time, we just played, explored, and had fun!  Are these kids gorgeous or what?

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This was such a fun few hours.  I especially love the candids that captures their closeness, joy and love!

Family is not an important thing … it’s everything.

–michael j. fox

 

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jane is a lifestyle photographer who delights in capturing the connections between people who love.  Contact jane at 207-730-1894 for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Saco, Maine | Bayview Beach Family Photo Session

a beachy morning

For those of you who have sessions with me, you know that it is a necessity to work the session around the best light.  That typically means either early morning or early evening into dusk when the sun is at a slant, providing the most glorious and flattering glow.    Most people choose the early evening option … not that I blame them!  But not this family!  And I love it! This is the second time I’ve photographed this family in as many years, and both times were early morning sessions.  This was so great for so many reasons …..  the light, as I mentioned above, is just lovely, and we had the beach virtually to ourselves except for a few other early morning beach lovers.  We had the opportunity to run around, play, have fun, and capture some really great moments.  The boys have grown for sure, but still have the same handsome smiles I remembered.  They were full of energy, a little mischievous, and full of love for each other.  I mean, look at their happy faces!

We were done by 8:00 a.m.  So I snuck back for a few minutes of solitude.  Breathe in.  Breathe out.  Aaaaahhhhhh.

 

 

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a beautiful morning on Bayview

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a family full of love

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new hampshire family session | fun in the woods

beautiful family of 3

I had the pleasure of meeting these folks last month and photographing their sweet little family.  We made this session a lifestyle session to capture them doing what they do as a family … read, play, laugh, hug and love.  Max is 6 months old and a real cutie pie.  His personality matched his bright yellow shoes perfectly — all happiness and sunshine — and they both look great in pictures!  Clearly this is a family who love, who enjoy each other and like to make each other happy.  I love that kind of a family!

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What a nice time at Mines Falls in Nashua, NH, we had!  It was hot, but the shade of the woods kept us comfy and cool.   It was a pleasure to spend time with this family!

 

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.    –Albert Einstein

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jane is a family portrait and lifestyle photographer who specializes in capturing the connections between people who love.

To schedule your own family session, call jane at 207-730-1894.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nashua, NH Family Photographer, a walk in the park

walking, reading, running and loving

Last month I made the trip to Mines Falls in Nashua, New Hampshire, to photograph two families.  This first family I just adore.  I’ve known the Daddy for a very long time, and I’ve been photographing his family since he had his first child, almost 5 years ago.  It’s been so wonderful to watch them grow as a family, now with two children (a girl and a boy, in that order!).  This is our first time venturing into the woods for a semi-lifestyle session with lots of candids and a few posed portraits too.

Stella (don’t you just love her name?) is a real girly girl.  She’s all sugar and spice and is a true delight!  And Sam is a great little guy who loves running  and playing, and although he may sometimes be reluctant to show it, loves his big sister too!

 

 

 

 

 

What a fun time we had!  I love knowing that I’ll be seeing them again and have the chance to watch them grow!

Our path may change as life goes along, but our bond will remain forever strong. 
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Jane is a family and lifestyle photographer covering Southern Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

 

 


wolfe’s neck farm, freeport, maine maternity photographer | beautiful baby belly

maternity at sunset

Last summer I was so honored to photograph the wedding of Leigh and John.  The celebration took place at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport — in the barn, and it was lovely!  Fast forward several months and I get a message that they were expecting a baby!  Woohoo!  They enrolled in my Moms & Miracles program — 5 sessions for one price — that documents the baby’s first year from womb to one (sounds so Elmer Fudd-ish!).  It’s a special program that shows the growth and all the mind-boggling changes of a little one in that first very fleeting year.

Anyhow, I adore these two so imagine my excitement at photographing them again, along with their growing family! I’m happy to report that this baby has already been born and photographed too!  More of those images later.  First, here is Leigh and John on their wedding day.

 

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leigh and john on their wedding day

Well, that wedding was  so much fun that we thought the Farm would be a great place for their maternity photos as well.  It was a lovely spring evening in June with a sunset that didn’t disappoint!  Leigh’s baby bump was the star, and we had a great time!

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Such happiness awaits this couple, and I’m so happy that I can play a small part.  Like my Facebook page to be sure and see pictures of their sweet little guy …. coming soon to a screen near you!

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sunset over Wolfe’s Neck Farm

A grand adventure is about to begin.                     –Winnie the Pooh
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Jane is a maternity, newborn and children’s phtotographer who delights in every session.

For more information on the Moms & Miracles program, contact her at 207-730-1894.  It’s a wonderful way to photodocument your baby’s first year.


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.

 

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family homestead

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flowers from the garden

everyone wanted a picture with the birthday girl!

everyone wanted a picture with the birthday girl!

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brotherly love

brotherly love

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caught with his hand in the popcorn bowl…

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sweet family

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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.