My name is Janet Barrett. I am a photographer and have been taking pictures since I got my first camera at 8 years old. 


When I was younger, my focus tended to be on nature, an interest I still retain today. 


Raising four children made them the subject of a lot of work and a lot of pictures!  Scarborough, Maine is a coastal town, so the beautiful backdrops of the land and sea are integrated into the theme of many of my works.


I find photographs almost magical in their ability to freeze a moment in time. If taken at just the right moment, a picture can tell a story of immense importance and raise awareness. One picture can touch our hearts causing us to feel great love... great pain, or anywhere in between. Photographs wield such extraordinary power.


While I've sold (and continue to sell) a portfolio of my work as “art”, I have come to enjoy engaging with people to capture a vision of their uniqueness, either through their interests, special moments, a portrait, or their environment. 


To that end, I continue to shoot everything from concerts to family celebrations to portraits, both posed and candid.  Lately however, I have developed an interest in people’s environments – their homes – working with builders, designers, realtors and individuals to present their properties in the best light possible, whether it is for the purpose of sales and marketing, or just posterity.


I enjoy interacting with people to bring their goals to life from the shoot to the final product. I believe a seasoned eye from start to finish is one of my best assets, whether it is setting the shot or generating a finished product, aided by editing savvy and technology.


One of the things I appreciate about my work is the diversity of subject matter I get the opportunity to work with. I would enjoy speaking with you about collaborating to present and preserve your next project.


For more information, feel free to contact me via email or phone.  


One of my favorite quotes is by Edith Wharton. She said, “There are two ways of spreading light, either be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” 


I truly look forward to hearing from you.