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  • WELCOME!

    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!

Holiday Family Session in Portland, Maine | Carissa & Marc!

I loved doing this holiday season family session with Carissa and Marc along with Carissa’s parents! I photographed Carissa and Marc once before, so when they got back in touch saying her parents would be in town visiting from New Jersey, I was happy to meet up with them again. I was doing some mini sessions in Portland’s Old Port and it was perfect timing. The weather was brisk but not too cold, the architecture was gorgeous (as always), and the lobster trap Christmas tree was on display!

Mini sessions have become a new favorite of mine, particularly for photoshoots like this one. For families with small children or larger families I recommend doing full-length sessions, but when it’s just a few adults, mini sessions (which are 30 minutes long) are PERFECT. It’s just enough time to get comfortable in front of the camera and get some happy photos without feeling like you’re smiling for hours on end. 😉

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Boston Harborwalk Engagement Session | Kayla & Chris!

I loved this beautiful, cloudy engagement session with Kayla & Chris at Boston’s Harborwalk! It was a spot that Kayla chose — it was my first time exploring it — and it was totally perfect for their modern, romantic style.

Kayla contacted me in 2015 for their fall 2016 wedding and told me that she had been at a wedding I photographed in 2012 and had been following me ever since! It’s always such an honor to hear that, and a little bit amazing if I’m being honest. It still blows my mind that there are people who love my work enough to follow me for several years!

She told me about how her and Chris had met after she accidentally stumbled on to his work event boat cruise which was leaving from the Boston Seaport, so it made sense to go back to the waterfront for their engagement photos. We had fun walking & talking — and you really can’t beat that Boston Harborwalk view!

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