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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!

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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Castle Island Family Session in Boston, MA | Rachel, Greg, & Linus!

I absolutely loved this Castle Island family session with Rachel & Greg and their son, Linus. I met Rachel and Linus during one of my visits down to Dorchester to photograph Rebecca & Quinn and their daughter, Bella. I was instantly drawn both to how laid-back and fun Rachel was, but how absolutely sweet (and photogenic!) Linus was. Rachel mentioned that she’d love to book a family session for the three of them, and I am so glad she did!

I had already been to Castle Island before with Rebecca and Quinn, once when Bella was a baby and another time when she was a bit older and more wild. It’s such a cool location. It’s in South Boston and while it has the word “island” in the name, it’s attached to the main land. It has a few forts and cannons around so you can do some historical exploring, but it also has amazing views of the harbor, a small beach, a playground, a casual restaurant, and, maybe best of all, A PARKING LOT!

It was so fun to walk around with these three. Linus was at the perfect age to really run around and explore. He also called every man in jeans he saw “dada” so that made for some interesting looks. 😉 We had lots of fun just exploring the island, finding rocks and shells on the beach, and they did a great job of just being a fun, goofy family on camera! I can’t wait to see these three again. 🙂

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