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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.  🙂

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

— Barbara Cooney

 

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

 

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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

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dead stuff that’s pretty

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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

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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

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the gorgeous blue hydrangea

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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.