One of the things I absolutely love about being a photographer in Maine, is the sense of community and friendship amongst the photographers. I’ve learned over the years that this is not the case in all areas across the county, and feel very grateful for my network of friends and colleagues who work together to make the photography business in Maine successful and collaborative. Nina, of Nina Cutter Photography, is a member of this community, and I had the pleasure of meeting her last spring when she reached out to ask if I would be interested in doing a headshot exchange. I left our fun time at Portland Headlight with the best headshots of myself that I’ve ever had (thank you, Nina!!), and a new friend in the industry. Last week I photographed Nina once again, and this time we headed indoors to Frontier Cafe in Brunswick. Nina wanted relaxed photographs, and Frontier was the perfect place, with gorgeous light, a coffee shop feel, and kind staff who let us explore and photograph around the cafe and restaurant. As photographers, we are often more comfortable behind our cameras than in front, but you would never know it with Nina, who is a natural at being photographed. She is a bright spot in our photography community and I’m so grateful that our paths continue to cross.