A Jolly summer | Familjefotografering Stockholm

After a really lovely, fun-packed summer holiday, today is the day I am finally catching up on blogging!  It feels like it's been a long summer and that we have packed a lot in.  The girls tried camping for the first time (see first image below for photographic evidence).  I set up a fun little tent for them, rolled out their sleeping bags, made it super cosy, said goodnight to them and headed back indoors.  Two hours later I heard the girls racing up the stairs like the hounds of hell were behind them.  They got scared and wanted to sleep in their own beds - obviously not quite ready for the camping experience ;)

We also did a big road trip round the north of Sweden.  We clocked up a LOT of miles, went fishing, crossed a lake in a pedal boat, stayed in an amazing treehouse hotel, enjoyed lots of warm evenings watching the sunset, celebrated our 15 year wedding anniversary and three family birthdays, and thankfully narrowly avoided the Swedish wildfires. 

And now it's back to reality.  I had my first family photo session after the holidays last Saturday and I'm now taking bookings for the rest of the year.  If you would like to book your Jolly shoot now, please feel free to get in touch and I'll happily send you my beautiful info pack :)

A gift for dad | Familjefotografering Stockholm

Tidying up my daughters' things last month, I came across these flower headbands and was immediately inspired to create a dreamy, fine art photograph of the girls as a birthday gift to their dad.  They chose the bottom left image as the one we would print on gorgeous fine art paper, then we had it professionally framed.  Their dad loves the final product and it now hangs proudly in our living room!  Recently, someone saw the photograph online and left this sweet comment: "Viewers who don't see this large are missing something special. This should be a life-sized image hanging in an art institute."  Do you agree? :)

Experimenting | Barnfotograf Stockholm

Although I usually prefer to create portraits outdoors, sometimes I'll whip out my backdrop and make some photographs in my living room.  I love the simplicity of these and the fact that all the focus is on my lovely subject.  It just so happened it was approx 28 degrees indoors when I was shooting these (!) and the air cooler beside us created some nice hair movement.  Maybe not as much hair movement as Beyonce usually has, but I like the effect anyway ;)