2018 personal faves | Barnfotograf Stockholm

“And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain”

That’s right, folks, 2018 is swiftly drawing to a close. It feels like I blinked and this year was over. Anyone else feel like that? As we’re so close to the end of the year, I thought now would be the perfect time to share some of my personal favourite photographs from 2018.

I also want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who follows my work and pops into the Jolly blog. And, of course, a special thanks to all the wonderful families I work with. I couldn’t have hand picked nicer clients <3.

I’ll be leaving the office this afternoon to enjoy a ‘jolly’ Christmas with my family. My first family portrait session of 2019 is on January 2nd, so here’s hoping I can still fit into my ‘shooting’ jeans then ;)

Ho, ho, ho

Outdoor winter family portrait session | familjefotografering stockholm

This was my last family portrait session of November 2018. We met on a fresh, crisp morning at Velamsund and had a quick, but fun family session. It was my second time to photograph this beautiful mom (I love dimples) and she’s already talking about her third Jolly shoot! Always a good sign ;)

If you are thinking it’s time to update your family portraits, be sure to drop me a line via the Contact page above. I’m already taking bookings for as far ahead as October 2019. You snooze, you lose! :)

Autumn lifestyle family session | Familjefotograf Stockholm

When a regular client gets in touch and asks if you can fit them in for an autumnal family portrait session, you say a BIG yes! And then you schedule in that photo session as soon as possible, for several reasons:

a) autumn in Sweden can end abruptly in the form of a snow blizzard! Time and tide wait for no man!

b) you have photographed this family many times before and know that they always bring good energy to a Jolly shoot. I know I am always banging on about good energy, but it is more important than extra memory cards on a family portrait session!

c) hello two gorgeous daughters, oh, and another baby on the way!

d) hello gorgeous Tibetan Terrier who loves to sneak into photographs (see below for adorable evidence) ;)

e) I have never in all my years seen such a perfectly, autumnal, photogenic yard!

Put all those ingredients together, mix and voilà, you got yourself some priceless images to treasure forever!

Oh, I should also add that I am now opening my calendar for sessions next year and am already booking as far ahead as October. If you want to book a Jolly session (and why would you not!), please get in touch via the Contact page above and we can start planning :)

You've Got a Friend | Another personal portrait project

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling really inspired lately. Maybe it was the beautiful autumnal light and colours we had here in Sweden, or maybe it was because I got to photograph exactly what I wanted and the way I wanted to photograph it.

A while back someone said that I should start a personal photography project. At the time, I already had what I thought (still think, actually) was a great idea. That idea, however, would involve me moving back to Ireland for a couple of months at least. For now, that’s not really possible, so I thought I should create my own projects here in Sweden. And whaddya know, I started three projects last month! Look, I’m an all-or-nothing kind of gal :). There’s no half measures here!

So, here it is: my second personal portrait project: You’ve Got a Friend

This project has been inspired by my two daughters and our family dog, an extremely (I think you’ll agree) photogenic two year old Tibetan Terrier. The girls absolutely adore him. It got me thinking about how, when you have a pet, you always have a friend. Someone who’ll be there for you through the good times and the bad, who will give you a happy greeting as soon as you get home, no matter how hangry you might be, and who will warm your feet when your husband isn’t there to do it.

I hope to be posting more from this series in the coming months, so please stay tuned.

Woof woof.