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    Hi there! My name is Justine, and I'm a professional photographer offering services in wedding, commit ceremony, and civil union photojournalism & on-location portrait sessions including engagements, children, maternity, pets, families, fashion, head shots, senior photos,
    boudoir & more!

    I call Maine my home, but I will (gladly!) travel to wherever you may be. My passport is ready and waiting. :)

    You can contact me directly at justine@justinejohnsonphotography.com OR give me a call at 207-807-1379!

Portland Company Complex Family Session | Heidi & Dane!

I loved this Portland Company Complex family session with Heidi, her boyfriend Dane, and her 7-year-old son, Jaxon! The area around the Portland Company Complex is one of my favorites in Portland because it just has an awesome mix of settings in such a small space. I am a sucker for any more urban, industrial settings — gimme that brick, those metal garage doors, that peeling paint, those hints of graffiti! But you’re also just a stone’s throw from a gorgeous ocean view as well as part of the Eastern Promenade Trail, which has lots of nature and trees, too.

We took these photos on a chilly day, but Jaxon kept us all laughing hard enough to keep warm. 😉 He was so NOT your typical 7-year-old in front of the camera. He loved making funny faces and goofing around, doing some parkour on the structures, climbing trees, and just being his charming self! We also got the most perfect, golden light — what more can you ask for?

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Hope Club Wedding | Daniella & David!

Daniella & David’s autumn Hope Club wedding in Providence, Rhode Island, was just so awesome. These two did such an amazing job of keeping only the traditions that meant something to them, getting rid of the rest, and even adding in a few new ones of their own!

They met playing foosball in a co-ed fraternity (Zeta Delta Xi!) at Brown University when David was a medical student and Daniella was an undergrad. They were living in Louisville, KY, at the time of the wedding, but knew they wanted to get married near their alma mater. They had originally planned to get married AT Brown, but ended up deciding on the Hope Club, just down the street. It was established in 1875 as a private, social club and is a pretty fantastic spot for a wedding. It has old-school charm and elegance and the neighborhood is picturesque, to say the least.

We did their First Look right at the Hope Club and then took a short walk over to Brown University for their family formals and some couple portraits. Late October is SUCH an amazing time of year for weddings for lots of reasons, especially the cool weather and the gorgeous foliage! We headed back to the Hope Club for their ceremony (which they did outside on the terrace) and then an indoor reception. It was such a casual, laid-back day. But the highlight? Instead of a first dance, they did a FIRST FOOZ. Clearly we were meant to be. 🙂

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