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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

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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

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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

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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

 

 

 

 


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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

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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

 

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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!

 

 

 

 


365 | documenting daily life | maine and new orleans photographer

FebPics … what?

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!  🙂

 

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girls in costume

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mardi gras beads new orleans

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tulip, close up, macro, flower photographer

mardi gras, mask, new orleans

little girl, monkey, new orleans

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sunset silhouette new orleans

tree branches new orleans

new orleans algiers levee at sunset

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white flowering tree spring

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Thanks for being here.  Watch for more catching up on my 365 daily and personal project!

 

jane berger photography

xoxoxoxoxo

 

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 jane@janeberger.com.

 


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documenting daily life | new england and new orleans photographer

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.

birmingham sunset

slidell, louisiana arrival

little girls new orleans photographer

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climbing stairs

driving to disneyworls

cinderella's castle

lights in the sky

light show

girls walking

viva in car

little girls in the morning

jenga tournament

computer webinar

lilies

lily shadow

stargazer lily

blog post photo

mardi gras parade

little girl twirling

red berry bush

weeds

pedi

200 beach street

cinderella

charlie on slide


sisters on bed

white lily

on the plane

hyacinth in the light

I walk, I look, I see, I stop, I photograph.                

 leon levinstein

 

jane berger photography

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Jane is an elopement, intimate wedding, event and lifestyle photographer covering Maine, New England, New Orleans and beyond.  Contact Jane at jane@janeberger.com for information on documenting your special occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Personal Photo Project | maine and new orleans photographer

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…

 

cupcakes, celebration, event photographer

2/52 jenga player, event photographer, goth makeup

3/53 Lucygirl, pet photographer

04/52 viva painting, childrens photography, new orleans5/52 mardi gras parade, confetti kids, algiers point, new orleans

6/52, slidell, parade, mardi gras

6a/52, dahlia, flower, black and white

7/52, sunset at fontainebleu state park, louisiana

8/52 parade route, new orleans mardi gras

9/52 girls jumping on bed new orleans photographer

10/52 saxaphone player, mardi gras parade, new orleans photographer

11/52 pink flower, new orleans photographer

12/52 tulip silhouette13/52 child photographer new orleans

14/52 child photographer mardi gras new orleans

15/52 street performer, new orleans

16/52 street performer, new orleans

17/52 street performer new orleans

18/52 girl jumping, new orleans photographer

19/52 tree silhouette, birds, maine photographer

20/52 peony, flower

21/52 memorial, photo, memorial day, flat, boston

22/52 flowering-tree-maine-photography

23/52 dog-nose-maine-photographer

24/52 peony-flower-stamen-maine

25/52 portland-building-maine-ivy

26/52 maine-ocean-scenic-cape-elizabeth

28/52 wheel-antique-car-maine-photographer

29/52 amusement-ride-old-orchard-beach

30/52 carrots-farmers-market-maine-photographer

31/52 city-hall-maine-photography

32/52 lobster-traps-black-white-maine-photography

33/52 child-closeup-maine-march-of-dimes

34/52 child-photographer-airborn-maine

35/52 child-photographer-peek-a-boo

36/52 elder-man-champion-patriots-maine

37/52 morning-sunrise-maine-seacoast

38/52 sunflower-field-balloons-newburyport

39/52 beach-seacoast-maine-sky

40/52 pretty-autumn-flowers-maine

41/52 old-white-door-maine

42/52 sunrise-lincolnville-maine-reeds-silhouette

43/52 tree-silhouette-sunset-east-end-maine

44/52 autumn-trees-foliage-providence-photographer

45/52 child-playing-louisiana-photographer

46/52 marilyn-monroe-kisses-universal-orlando

47/52 olympia-snowe-womens-leadership-institute-photographer

48/52 hall-of-fame-inductee-portland-maine

49/52 farmgirl-flowers-delivery

50/52 fanuiel-hall-boston-christmas

51/52 christmas-tree-farm-snow-maine

52/52 working-docks-maine-coast

 

Enter to win!!!

Did you get all the way through?  Thanks for that!  Tell me your favorite image and why …. and I’ll enter your name in a drawing for a free one-hour session* anywhere between Boston and Portland, or New Orleans.  Use it for headshots, a family portrait, an engagement session, anniversary, a people and pet session,  or just for fun!   Comment on my Facebook page and you will automatically be entered!  Drawing will take place on January 31, 2018.

*Session only is free.  Digital files and prints may be purchased separately.  Non-transferrable.

 

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Jane Berger is a Maine, New England and New Orleans capturer of memories who loves making images of people connecting with people.  Or pets.  Or nature.  Well, you get the picture.  😉    Contact Jane at jane@janeberger.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

 


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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 …

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Rest your head close to my heart, never to part, baby of mine.

— Baby of Mine, Tony Washington

 

jane berger photography

xoxoxoxoxo

 

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 jane@janeberger.com.

 

 

 


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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 berger photography

xoxoxoxoxo

 

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.