I capture the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. As a full-service photographer, I will guide you through every step of your portrait experience to create beautiful and emotional images of you and your loved ones, including your beloved pets. I am committed to helping you keepsake your memories to be seen and felt in a tangible way, so your heart can relive them every day. Let’s tell your story together!


Behind the lens 
Jennifer Bechard ~ Photographer
Equine | portraits | Lifestyle
Hallowell, Maine

Our most cherished treasures are those that evoke an emotion, mine are  photographs. The one I have displayed on my home office desk is of my first child sitting between trees in an apple orchard, holding an apple. I remember my shutter clicked just in time to catch my toddler’s fleeting mix of rebellion and wonder as she tried out her first bite. Crunch! It was there, between the rows of trees at Lakeside Orchard, that I realized an inner truth: I am obsessed with capturing life’s simple stories. 

That was 20 years ago, but that storytelling passion is what drives me today and why I’ve spent decades honing my craft. It’s why I throw back the covers to explore the Maine coast before dawn, just to see what color the sunrise will be. It’s why I’ve weathered seasickness and frigid January ocean waters to document a lobster woman’s day-in-the-life for a documentary book. It’s why I spent a week on the Florida coast photographing the beauty and grace of horses with industry leaders at a recent equine photography retreat. My heart leaps when I recall so many unique stories and the people I have met behind my lens. 

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Stories are most sincere when narrated, not staged. So while we’ll discuss details ahead of your session and I guide you into the most radiant light, I prefer to then step back and let you and your loved ones interact naturally. Doing so gives you the space to enjoy being together, and it lets me capture those moments of love and laughter that happen best all on their own. Like a dad tossing his son skyward at sunset, a young rider sneaking kisses on her pony’s velvety nose, or three brothers bursting into giggles when I ask them to look at each other.

It’s in these instants that our lives’ stories are most intimately told. They might be simple, like my daughter’s bliss as she snacked on that apple, but they’ll hold a whole novel of emotion for you. Because the most beautiful stories aren’t the ones you’ll read in books or see on TV, they’re the ones unfolding all around you in the life you love! 

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Meet Jennifer

"Your most important gear is your eye, heart and soul."
~Marius Vieth

~ Alicia Flanigan 
icelandic horse trainer & competitor
Portraits, CLinic, WEbsite & Social Media Content

"Really enjoyed working with Jennifer and man is she great at what she does! She is, and always will be, my go to photographer. Her photo sessions are tailored to fit exactly what I am looking for in a stress free, productive manner. Instead of “quality over quantity” you get both…a large quantity of only the highest quality images."

~ Jennifer T 
Senior Portrait Session

"Jennifer was a pleasure to work with. She is very kind and extremely professional. I was so pleased with how personable she was, especially with our teenage son. She is a very talented photographer...my son's senior portraits came out amazing! The work she did post-shoot was fantastic also. I highly recommend her work."

~ LeeAnn V

~ Cheri S

~ Patti m

"Your photos are beyond amazing! They're so vivid it's as if they're still in motion!! My heart is leaping with each horse!"

"Somehow you manage to catch those fleeting moments so perfectly!"

"Your ability to capture the most beautiful things in our lives is a true gift!"

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