My family and I recently spent a few days exploring mid and west Sweden. In one of the hotels we stayed in, I decided to experiment with the light to see if I could create a really dramatic portrait. Below is the result. Do I care that it's not a 'typical' child portrait? Absolutely not! I love that it's dark, expressive and moody. You have to believe in your own vision, then wait for the magic to happen.
I guess this is my big girl's offical birthday portrait. A little early, but at least I remembered :)
On Monday I suddenly got the urge to pull out my barely used backdrop and take some more formal portraits of my big girl. I've also edited it a bit differently to usual. I can honestly say, although it's not perfect, or exactly what I had in mind, I absolutely LOVE it! I feel an enlarged print coming on!
It really is a beautiful time of year here in Sweden. It's almost enough to make you forget about the six month long winter that lies ahead!!
Magic can happen when you're least expecting it.
July has been an intense month. There's been client portrait sessions, birthdays, parties, a wedding anniversary, a christening, catching up with friends, entertaning the kids who are home on school holiday and taking a LOAD of personal pictures. I was even close to running out of memory cards for my camera at a stage! And now, although I'm offically on holiday, I'm still working a bit and finalising client orders. In the meantime, here's some of my favourites from Jolly family life this month. Hope you enjoy :)