Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day from a Maine Photographer

Here is a little something I started last year, here in my home town.
I know I'm not the only Mom who finds herself missing from a lot of the family photos.
I thought it would be fun to go to the park, before the prom, and offer the Moms a chance to be in a photo with their child.
I can say I'm doing it for them...but I'm doing it for me too.
As a Mom to two teenage boys I know these photos will be forever treasures.
Thank you to all the Moms who took a moment to capture this whirlwind of a time with me :)
All photos will be available for online sharing and purchasing shortly.  Please just come back here in a few days and I will post a link for you.
...in the meantime...
Happy Mother's Day
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Joanne the Patient Maine Photographer


In the past 8 days I have photographed over 50 cats that are available for adoption at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.

Because there are cats, cats and more CATS available, I was asked to come in an additional day to take photos.  I agreed, but asked to have a sidekick to help me so I could get in and out quickly.  Having someone to help me allows me to hold my camera with two hands and let someone else be responsible for trying to get the kitty's attention and also ensure that the cat doesn't escape while I'm trying to capture that perfect photo for the website.  The perfect photo that will help someone fall in love and connect with an animal waiting for a home.

Patience was the word described by my sidekick, for the job we were doing.
Patience
...and yes...more patience.
I do not believe that word is currently in my resume.
I do believe I will add it.
Patience.  It is what I do.  It is what I have.  It is a virtue :)

Minor Moments Patient Photography.

Bring it on!

Here is just a small selection of the beautiful cats waiting for someone to fall in love with them.

 Annie

Blue

Camp

Dianna


Evie
Holly

Jack

Lilly

Quentin

Reese

Smokey

Valerie

Walter

every once in a while I find a dog...this is Ziggy

Abby

Babs

Clementine

Marco and Polo

Minoux

Mopsy

Onyx

Parsley

Tiny

Whisper

Willow

Macey

Molly

Nicky

Simba

Smokey

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Walk of Inspiration. A Maine Photographer

It's no secret it has been a long cold winter...and to be completely honest...as I sit here on this last day of April I am still in double layers.  When I found out that a group of fellow photographers were taking a "photo walk" for creative inspiration I jumped on the opportunity to join them.  We walked the Marginal Way path along the edges of Ogunquit beach.  Creative thinking is all about stepping outside the box...sort of speak.  When you are walking with a group of talented photographers, some you know, some you don't...some who's work you admire...some who's work you've never seen before...either way, it's exciting to see the end results of others work, because what you end up seeing is many different unique photos, all taken in the same place but through the eyes of different creatives.

When going on a search for inspiration like this, it's great to give a little thought to what you might want to get out of it.  For me, mostly it was getting to know some of these women I have so much in common with, yet don't know anything about.  Yes, these are the very women I compete with to bring money into my bank account, but more importantly, these are the women I respect and want to learn from.  It is a delicate balance, but we all have something to offer, and we all, every single one of us has a fun side that enjoys going on a creative walk and having no one to please but ourselves :)

I will share some words about my photos.
The seagulls.
There was a time in my life where it appeared, and yes I have friends that will vouch for this, if a seagull was going to fly over me, he would eventually also poop on me.  Fortunately, this hasn't happened to me for quite some time.  There was a child feeding the seagulls on the pathway as we began our inspirational walk.  I'm always fascinated with these crazy birds.  Terrified too.  Gratefully, for me anyway, these photos were taken without incident.

































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