new orleans sunset

Project 365 | daily photos | july

I feel silly.

There.  I said it.

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.  🙂

leaves

 

flower garden

Portland City Hall

ogunquit fireworks

ogunquit beach fence

strawberries

snapshots

weeds

shadow

 

 

scarborough painter

scarborough lace

pittsburgh tunnel

washington dc world war II memorial

washington dc national cemetary

new orleans sunset

little girl

jumping girl

sunset

little girl

dog

seagulls

sisters

clouds

plant leaf

camp pine cliffe

legs

queen annes lace

sunset at pine point

sunflower

ferry beach

marshall point

“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.”

―Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

 

jane berger photography

xoxoxoxoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 


cosmo

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

maine childrens photographer

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

xoxoxoxoxo 

 

 

 


tulip dance

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

quote

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

 

 

 

 


ranunculus

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

ranunculus

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


sunrise bridge slidell louisiana

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

 

slidell louisiana landscape photographer

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!  🙂

 

personal 365 project kitting

winter bough

kitty, fireplace, 365

falmouth maine town landing

 

camera, photographer, canon, 365 personal project

little girl dancing in costume

cook, pot, new orleans photographer

tulips. flowers

365 project verizon store

girls in costume

mardi gras bacchus float new orleans

mardi gras beads new orleans

mardi gras french quarter new orleans

tulip, close up, macro, flower photographer

mardi gras, mask, new orleans

little girl, monkey, new orleans

new orleans family photographer

prints, pictures., new orleans

sunset silhouette new orleans

tree branches new orleans

new orleans algiers levee at sunset

new orleans photographer

morning coffee new orleans

personal project state of maine

new orleans event photographer crawfish

white flowering tree spring

new orleans algiers family photographer

new orleans photographer silhouette

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.

 


pemaquid lupines maine photographer

cloudy with a chance of purple | maine photographer

Ah, yes.  With the arrival of a crazy June, comes flowers — a very particular flower.  I like to think of this as our gift in the north for enduring a long winter and many times a rainy April.  And really, nothing says spring in Maine like Lupines, amiright?????  Those tall, beautiful, bold spikes we all spy on the highways and in the fields during our road trips.   They’re mostly purple (ahem, my favorite color thankyouverymuch), and sometimes pink and white.  And that gorgeous foliage, deep and bright green, from which they grow?  Oh, lawdy!   Eye candy at its finest.

“Happiness radiates like the fragrance of the flower and draws all good things towards you.”  I’d like to think that I’m creative enough to come up with this sweet prose that pretty much sums up my feelings, but alas, I’ll stick to photographing these beauties and credit this little goodie to Maharashi Mahesh Yogi.

We went north.  My friend Joanne and I went north not because we knew we would find these wild and gorgeous blooms (wink, wink),  but to engage in a shooting spree starring one of Maine’s iconic lighthouses along our beautiful coast — Pemaquid.  (I just had to get yet another reflection of that structure in the puddle of the rocks…. *sigh*)    Our travels also took us to Fort William Henry, site of where one of my dear friends got married several years ago and it is lovely!  In addition to more lupine (or is it lupines????), we stumbled across phlox, iris, pine cones, a cairn, a coke and a few smiles.  Winning!!!

The cloudy sky didn’t dampen our spirits.  Sometimes I prefer the greyness to bright sun.  This was one of those days.

Warning:  This blog post might contain enough purple lupines to last you a few seasons.  Proceed at your own risk.  🙂

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer fort henry

pemaquid lupines maine photographer fort henry

pemaquid lupines maine photographer fort henry

pemaquid lupines maine photographer fort henry

pemaquid lupines maine photographer fort henry

pemaquid lupines maine photographer fort henry

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer coca cola

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

pemaquid lupines maine photographer

 

 

You must do something to make the world more beautiful.  Says Miss Rumphius.

— Barbara Cooney

 

jane berger photography

xoxoxoxoxo

Jane is a Maine photographer specializing in elopements, children and lifestyle.  Contact her for more information at jane@janeberger.com.

 

Prints are available for purchase.

 

 

 


sisters

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

new orleans photographer

sunset silhouette in slidell louisiana

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

xoxoxoxoxo

 

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.