I have been such a slacker but wanted to post some photos from Fall 2016. As usual, I had a blast and enjoy every memory my camera captures. Remember to follow me on Facebook and Instagram to stay connected throughout the year!
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I just love when I am able to photograph repeat clients. I have been photographing this family for about 6 years! I can't believe it has been that long. Some of my favorite photographs include candids of their children! They have the most amazing eyes and the biggest personalities. It is always a blast! Here are a couple of shots from our recent session.
I recently snapped some photos for a friend at her daughter's Bat Mitzvah. It was an amazing day and I feel so honored that I was asked to capture this very special moment in time!
I have been very busy lately and have not had an opportunity to blog about all the great sessions that have been taking place.
Family and Newborn Sessions are so fun, as it brings me back to the days that I loved the most with my own family. Those days that I thought would go on forever, those days when I thought I was actually busy, those days when my house and children were actually clean (seriously, my house was cleaner and more organized way back then). I loved when my boys were wee little ones and I miss those days so very much.
I use to hate when people would say to me, "it goes by so quickly, enjoy them while you can" - "wait until they are older, then you will know what busy looks like"…….I could go on and on! The funny thing is that I find myself in tears when I say to a client, "enjoy every second, they will be in middle school before you know it!" Seriously, TEARS!
This family has been a favorite of mine for years and once again, I am so happy that they trust me to capture their special moments!
Don't blink, you just might miss something!
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I loved this photo session - Especially when the Mom said, "I let them bring their Halloween Costumes!"
Love that they were real and that they let their boys - JUST BE!
Once again, I was able to live vicariously through one of my clients. Oh, how I miss having itty bitty ones around the house. The best years of my life was taking care of babies! I miss it so!
This beautiful little girl was as sweet as can be and her big brother was such a wonderful helper! I had so much fun just hanging with this family for the afternoon. Dad showed up after work right at the end of our session and I was able to snap a couple of photos (he protested….just a little) of the entire family together!
Taking photos of families and little ones is my absolute favorite thing to do. I love looking back on my very own personal photographs when my boys were little and it is my hopes that the families that I photograph will treasure their documented afternoons for many years to come!
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Let's talk relationships. I have photographed this family many times: wedding, maternity, newborn and now 1 year old family photos. I love my relationships with my clients.
This little boy is the cutest thing EVER. He is so happy and so very handsome. I loved that this family picked the waterfront in Portland, Maine for their family session. But what I love the most is that this Mom and Dad let their 1 year old just BE! They let him down, they let him crawl, they did not hover and they had fun. Relaxed Parents - love them so much.
I can't wait for birthday #2! You guys will always hold a very special place in my heart! Thanks for the awesome photo shoot!
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It has been awhile since I have captured my children how I really see them. All three of them together, laughing and cutting up with one another. Sure they fight, sure they drive me nuts, sure they are messy little boys but I would not have it any other way. When I capture photos like these all the nonsense and chaos of our lives leave and I am left with memories of all of our beautiful fleeting moments together.
I love when I snap a photo that truly reflects reality. My reality? - These happy, crazy, wild, funny, precious boys. They give me so very much joy! I feel blessed.
I am gearing up for a couple of photo shoots this week and it is my hope that I capture my clients very own realities! I promise to give a preview; stay tuned.
johnna brooke photography | Greater Portland, Maine | Lifestyle Photographer Maine
It has been a long time since I have sat down and blogged about my business, or personal life for that matter. Well, you see, I took a year off to try on the corporate hat for the 2nd time. Although I enjoyed the last year immensely, I am really looking forward to getting Johnna Brooke back up and running. I know that I have let a lot of my past clients down during the past year — but hope that you will let me make it up to you. With my new flexible "real" job I will now have a better work/life balance and plan on doing what I love: spending more time with my family, helping out small businesses with all their branding and web presence needs and creating and documenting memories for old and new clients!
I have lots to say and hope to be able to integrate both my personal and professional life into one seamless enjoyable blog! You want to talk Mommy Wars? I have opinions…from both sides. Want to talk business? I can do that, too! In fact, with my past year experience of working for an upscale retailer, I have a lot to say about building brand loyalty. Want to talk about social media marketing? Follow me, I am ready to swing the bat and shoot for the fence!
Just to get you excited about what is to come, check out some work that I did this past year while juggling 3 very wild and busy little boys and one extremely time consuming traveling J-O-B! Oh and I did keep my toilets clean! Ok, they were only clean when I knew I was having visitors!
Enjoy your preview of what's to come…….
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