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Summertime and the living is easy | Familjefotograf Stockholm

Hey you :) Are you having a lovely summer so far? Are you having fun and also enjoying time by yourself? I think both are equally important. Have you stepped away from your phone for a while and just enjoyed the sound of silence?

As usual, I have been working on and off during the summer break. Well, if you can call making people laugh and taking their portrait work :). In between the planning, shooting, culling and editing, I have also enjoyed some beautiful moments with family and friends. I’ve been loving spending more time in my spiritual home, the woods, and listening to inspiring podcasts. On one of my recent woodland walks, I encountered a snake and made the mistake of telling my mother about it. “What if it wrapped itself around you and squeezed the life out of you?”, she asked in horror. “There are no anacondas in Sweden, mom”, I replied. I’m not sure she was totally convined…

Tonight I plan on watching the sunset from the balcony with some friends, and enjoying a glass or three of something cold. I thought I’d leave you with some phone snaps from the last few weeks. I’d love to hear how your summer is going. Don’t be a stranger.

Peace and love :)

Tibetan-terrier-on-road-trip

When your dog loves the feel of the wind in his hair!

bench-from-dalarna

Sometimes you find a beautiful bench and a rusty basket at a flea market hundreds of miles away, and somehow manage to squeeze them into the boot along with two suitcases, numerous bags, etc. It was so worth the crammed journey ;)

horse-riding-in-dalarna

It’s been a while since I’ve been in the saddle, but I recently enjoyed riding through a magical forest. I only walked like John Wayne for a day afterwards. By day two, feeling had returned to my thighs.

beer-garden-in-dalarna-stockholm-fotograf

It’s always worthwhile to explore. You never know when you might find yourself a quiet beer garden and enjoy two of the most relaxing hours of your life, literally just watching the clouds go past.

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This is what happens when my husband takes the kids to work for the day. I finished an entire client gallery AND I made my very first Irish soda bread. It was a roaring success with the Jolly gang :)

dog-treat-time

My dog has figured out that when I make tea, we go and sit together and have treats. Well, he gets the dog treats and I get the chocolate chip cookies.

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Once you have a dog, you’ll never have a Netflix evening alone again ;)

A trip to magical Dalarna | Familjefotograf Stockholm

Warning: please look away now if you don’t like red wooden houses and log cabins ;)

When I was a kid I loved the show Grizzly Adams - a series about a frontier woodsman who lived in a log cabin with a rescued grizzly bear. There was something about the simplicty of cabin life that really appealed to me. To this day, I still love log cabins.

Well then, you can imagine my absolute delight when the Jolly gang recently spent a week in beautiful Dalarna and I saw log cabins everywhere. I probably sounded like I was having a very long asthma attack as we drove around and I kept gasping at all the log cabins, red houses, beautiful wood-work, old wooden fences and stone walls. I have never in my life seen so much charm and well preserved beauty in one place. To leave noisy surbiba behind and retreat to a quiet little village called Tällberg was a real treat for my soul. I don’t think I’ve ever been so relaxed in my life :).

If you’re thinking about making a trip to Dalarna, don’t hesitate. I wish I’d gone years ago. I had been warned that the mosquito population is strong and brutal up there, but I’m delighted (and surprised) to say I wasn’t bitten once. A day after arriving back in Stockholm however, my legs were set upon by three particularly viscious mosquitos - I even tried fighting them off with a badminton racket, but they were fearless little buggers.

Hope you get a sense of Dalarna through these photographs.

Peace and love :)

Stockholm family photo session at home | Familjefotograf Stockholm

It’s the day after the midsummer celebrations here in Sweden and I’m about to close the office for a couple of weeks and enjoy some family time. Before I high-tail it out of here though I wanted to share this beautiful family session from a few weeks back. I’ve shot in this home many times before and as I prepared for their portrait session, I did wonder how I would create different images in this house. I did it though and I love the results :). Check out the photographs taken in the window - they may be my favourites from the afternoon.

Now folks, my husband is cooking up a storm in the kitchen and my mouth is watering, so before I start drooling over my keyboard, I should wrap this up here.

Late summer and autumn sessions are beginning to book up, so if you would like to experience a jolly child/family portrait session, or you would just like to get some updated classic portraits of yourself, please feel free to get in touch via the Contact page on my blog and we can make it happen.

Peace and love :)

Täby family session | Familjefotograf Stockholm

I’m blogging twice in one week - can you believe it ;) By the time you read this post, I will hopefully have celebrated Sweden’s National Day (June 6th) and, with any luck, have caught up on my sleep after a few turbulent nights of tossing and turning. I’m not exactly Mary Poppins when I’m tired. You catch my drift?

So here’s another lovely family who booked a Jolly portrait session in the great outdoors. We walked, we talked (a certain four year old boy was exceptionally charming), we played with ‘swords’ and we captured memories that will last for generations. Sweden’s mother nature always provides beautiful backdrops :)

Peace and love :)