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Silver Linings

October 19, 2014


Gratefulness and love for all the help, messages, phone calls, snail mail cards, food, and patience and kindness I have been shown along this path.  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and all  I can feel is relief and thankfulness for all the silver linings cancer has presented.

And to those of you who are my immediate and daily support system…. Wow, just wow for your commitment to me, and for helping me keep my sense of humor!!



Guest blogger over with the Fearless Women

October 11, 2014


I did a little guest blog over with the amazingly creative and fearless women on “Fearless Lines ~ Journey of Inked Stories” today. Honored to be part of the inked sisterhood!

A beautiful weekend to all of my fearless friends!



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Summer vacation in Maine ~ making memories

October 5, 2014

I hope you’re enjoying this gorgeous fall day here in the Northeast but for a moment, I want to take you back to a Maine beach when summer was in full swing!

A few years back, I met these children when the younger two were in 1st grade. I have always thought they were all just beautiful and the sweetest siblings. I’ve wanted to photograph them since then. This summer I had the opportunity when their family came from the mountains of Vermont to the coast of Maine for their summer vacation at the Beach. I hadn’t seen them for several years and didn’t even know if they would remember me.

They were all just as loving to each other as I remembered, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them, and their parents. Thank you, Berard family, for allowing me to share a little bit of your Maine summer memory-making with you!

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My website is down for a bit of revamping. Please feel free to contact by email: Or leave me a message through my Facebook page, Nanette Faye Photography.

Have a lovely rest of your Sunday friends! I’m heading out into the Maine sunshine to grab some Vitamin D!



All images © Nanette Faye Photography 2014

No man (or woman) is an island

September 29, 2014

“No man is an island,’ said John Donne. I feel we are all islands — in a common sea.”

~  Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea


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We all have our own struggles…you, me and that beautiful, impeccably-dressed person you saw in the coffee shop this morning. But friends can help. So many of us can’t reach out to them. For years and years, this was very difficult for me, as well. Too proud as I was the one who offered support, who was the strong one, the rock people could depend and rely on. And then something broke open, and I realized to have true relationships with true depth, I had to share of myself and be vulnerable. Sometimes its the hardest thing in the world to do, and sometimes its the most important.

These past few weeks I have asked for a lot of help and accepted it. Thank you, dear friends.


I’d love to connect with you on social media. 

Maine’s Autumn colors

September 18, 2014

“Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night; and thus he would never know the rhythms that are at the heart of life.”
~Hal Borland

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Just in time to enjoy the glorious colors of our Maine fall season, I am able to pick up my Canon girl again this weekend.

Happy Days! Enjoy all!


My sister

September 11, 2014



My sister has been here with me for the past week.  She left yesterday morning to head back to her home in Northern Maine as it was time for us all to get back to our “real lives.”  The day after she arrived, I had my second breast surgery in a month with a recovery that was not quite as easy and smooth as the first. Fortunately for me, most of it is fairly foggy.  The surgery went great with results coming back clear. Very good news.

I am already missing her being here with me. She is a bright light in my life! She is adorable and funny. She accepts me for exactly who I am. She is very nervous about driving in “city traffic” but was such a trooper about doing all the errand runs that needed to be done. She nested my new home and cooked delicious meals. She helped entertain guests as I mostly sat quietly and listened. She hung out for hours and hours with me in the sunshine on the porch drinking coffee and talking about everything under the sun. She was my rock, my nurse and the one who kept me feeling sane.

And we both love our little red shoes.  I will miss hers cozying up next to mine….

Thank you, dear sister.


Untethered in the Storm

August 19, 2014

I love how Susannah Conway’s August Break prompts tend to push me a little out of my comfort zone.  Today’s prompt is Black and White. In her daily inspirational note, she reminds us this morning to be brave and bold. Brave and bold…. photographically and for me, in life.



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