Friday, December 8, 2017

Hello...Again!

These two little elves popped by for a shoot early one morning to try and catch a little frost.  Such adorable brothers these two.  I believe this is the third time I have had the honor to fotograf these two little charmers.  It is always such a pleasure when customers return.  I try my best to provide the best service and the best photographs I can.  I love my job and I hope it shows through my work. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Busy, busy autumn time...

The stork is not the only one busy this fall.  I have so much to do, that once again this blog has been neglected, though not at all in comparison to previous years.  I will not complain, for busy means many wonderful fotoshoots with fabulous people that I love getting to know, as often the case has been lately, returning  customers I get to catch up with!  I am not sure why fall is always my busiest time of year, I love the spring and always yearn for a million fotoshoots of gorgeous children and mothers to be in the newly blooming flowers, but somehow that is not the way of things, at least at the moment.  No, fall is when my phone is ringing and my camera is snapping away.  This fall however was a very short one, as far as beautiful fall colored leaves go.  It was beautiful and then a hard frost, and the leaves all turned brown and fell from the trees.  But that did not stop us,  nope,  still out into the chill to capture amazing people at all the different stages of life.  Here is a pic from a recent shoot,  it was sooo cold and she was sooo gorgeous and did such a great job.  I had so much fun,  I cannot wait to meet her little girl!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Syskonkärlek

I have mentioned before that I love capturing the connection between people.  One of the most important ones is between family members, especially siblings.  I love syskonkärlek (sibling love).  These two guys braved cold weather a couple of weeks ago in short sleeves, but I loved the way they interacted.  People fascinate me, perhaps this is why I love capturing their special moments and connections.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Backdrop of life...

Sometimes things just work out.  Like we recently started putting a new siding on our house.  I love it.  But it just happens to make a gorgeous background for fotoshoots too!  Double happiness!  And then along comes one of the cutest kids ever,  those curls are to die for!  Man I love my job!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Connections

One of the things I love most about photographing people is capturing their connections.  Whether it be connections between each other, or the connection they make to the camera, I feel like when you capture this, you capture a little bit of who they are.  I love that.  I literally cannot live (or shoot) without it.  I am constantly learning and technique and trying my best to improve, but it is just the way I shoot, I prefer connection over technique,  it is what makes the shot for me.  Perhaps this is why I struggle with photography without humans (though animals do sometimes come through for me).   I need my photos to convey who the people are that I am shooting.  The need to show the world just who they are,  it is a part of me. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Muddy feet on gorgeous children

The rain is falling outside my studio today, and there is a chill in the air.  Fall is definitely here.  I want to curl up in a blanket on the coach with a fire in the fireplace and read a good book.  The days of chasing butterflies through the forest are gone for this year.  The kids running barefoot through the creek,  also is only a memory for now.  I love the summer. I love the freedom it makes me feel.  I love that there is so much light, enabling much longer shooting hours during the day.  I guess today I am just reminiscing about the summer and how great it is. Autumn is lovely too, be assured I do appreciate its beauty.  The fall leaves make for amazing backdrops for fotoshoots.  But there is just something magical about the summers in Sweden,  and it is with a sad adjö  I say good-bye to summer 2017.  I do still have many images from this summer to sort through and edit, so I am sure this will not be last summer image, but it is one of my current favorites.  I love muddy feet on gorgeous children.
 



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Learning and growing

I have this need to see progress, even if it is baby steps,  I need to be moving forward. Learning and growing, it is what keeps me going.  Every small improvement keeps me hopeful.  Every thing that I can cross off my list as completed improves my mood.  I write a million and one to do lists,  sometimes I even add things I have already done, just so I can see something else crossed off on the list.  I know it is silly, but it feels good to have accomplished something and be able to see it.  I have been focusing on growing as a photographer a lot in the last couple of years.  Reading, research,  online courses, and a lot of experimentation, are some of the ways I have been working on improving my art.  Sometimes it is discouraging,  sometimes I feel like a total failure but then other times I get the shot that I had been envisioning, or I receive a compliment from someone who has been following my photographic journey about how much I have improved, and it feels good.  Enjoy the baby steps,  do not forget the positive and good things that happen on what can sometimes be a difficult journey.  This is what I try to remind myself of everyday.

This image I love. I am proud of it.  It is a leap and a jump above the newborn images I was taking a few years ago.  As I learn more about light,  and about my own style I am creating more and more images that I love.  I hope that I can continue to learn and grow, and my newborn images are even better the more I practice.  Even this entry is a small baby step. It is my 13th entry since I started posting again,  I have never in the 8 year history of this blog managed to do more than 12 in a year.  Progress, it is a good thing.