You can leave your hat on | Stockholm barnfotograf

I never wear hats.  Unless it's -20 degrees outside, but even then it's usually my husband shoving one on my head while I try and shoo him away.  However, I LOVE them in pictures!  I'm always looking for cute hats for my girls.  One of these days I'm going to do a collage of all my favourite hat pictures and then you'll have photographic evidence that I really do love a nice hat in a photo!

In other news, autumn is here and I finally got to take some personal pictures! :)

When two become three | Stockholm barnfotograf

It's so great to meet someone who really values photography and understands the importance of photographing your family regularly.  One such person is Nicky, fun-lovin' mom to these gorgeous twins.  It was my third time to photograph this delightful family, and can you imagine my excitement when I rocked up to their home and saw that they had just acquired a brand new, totally adorable, puppy!  We got lots of beautiful family images with their new little bundle, but as I mainly post just kids on the Jolly blog, you'll have to go to my Facebook business page to see the other shots. Oh, and how cool is this: the mom had seen my recent darker black and white images and asked if I could do something similiar for her kids!  I was only too happy to oblige!  See below :)

When summer ends on a perfect note | Stockholm barnfotograf

Sometimes everything just comes together in the most perfect, dreamy, harmonious way.  I'm talking about weather, light, clothes, energy, mood, EVERYTHING!  That's exactly what happened for this shoot - the last Jolly portrait session of the summer season.  These amazing, gentle boys are 7, 10 and 14, and while many parents only have their children photographed when they are babies or toddlers, this mom recognised that her boys are changing.  They are growing up.  Fast.  She wanted to capture them exactly as they are now in the summer of 2017. It is truly an honour to be of service to so many wonderful families and to help create their legacy walls :)  

August highlights | Stockholm barnfotograf

I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer!  It's back to reality in the Jolly household this week, as the kids are back at school and we're back to work.  To be honest though, I worked for most of the summer (you gotta make hay while the sun shines!) and have taken a LOT of pictures.  Our big girl turned nine this month and so I thought I'd share her photograph highlights from August! 

Imagine my delight when a regular client recently told me she loves the film noir look I've been creating in my latest black and white images, and would like to be do similar shots of her children in our portrait session this weekend! :)

Experimenting with light | Stockholm barnfotograf

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.