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! 🙂
Thanks for being here. Watch for more catching up on my 365 daily and personal project!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 🙂
You must do something to make the world more beautiful. Says Miss Rumphius.
— Barbara Cooney
Jane is a Maine photographer specializing in elopements, children and lifestyle. Contact her for more information at email@example.com.
Such a great word. It makes me think of when I was young and bounced on a pogo stick, or when I got engaged and found myself with a spring in my step, and, of course, the season which is now upon us. (Technically, anyway!) It’s a word that conjures up happiness in my mind no matter how it’s used. Right now, I’m thinking of the season.
I love the spring. To me it means the promise of yellow jonquils, purple hyacinth, and pretty pink blossoms replenishing the bare trees. In that vein, it also symbolizes new beginnings and fresh starts, so when our New Year’s resolutions are long forgotten, we have another chance to set things right. Right? How cool is that?!
In the spirit of new beginnings, I’m starting a new blog series called Friday Favorites. This series will highlight a particular session — it might be a wedding, an engagement session, or a lifestyle or portrait session. I’m asking my clients to share with me their top three favorite images from that session, and I will then share them with you. I’ll choose my favorites as well, and we’ll each share why those particular images are our favorites. I’m curious to know how our favorites might differ and why.
I hope you’ll like it, and I hope you’ll come along for the ride!
Jane is a small wedding, elopement, intimate celebration and lifestyle photographer based in southern Maine. She covers Maine, New England, New Orleans and beyond. Contact Jane to talk about how she can capture your love and laughter at 207.730.1894.