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


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.