festive {memories}

Last year around this time I was getting ready for our very first Christmas in Stockholm, hoping to light up the darkness with some shimmer &  a few sparkly details. Being  rather ill from my pregnancy  did put quite a damper on my enthusiasm (and picture editing!) though – and once I actually started feeling better to edit the images I took, Christmas was long gone! Time will tell if I manage to do some styling and festive photography this year, as time is a tad limited with the two little busy ladies in our household at the moment. Hence, for now, a little sprinkling of festive cheer to go around, compliments of last year’s efforts. x

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{it’s all about creating}

I just have so much joy in sharing this post… it kind of bubbles over and makes me smile silly happy smiles. Firstly, I got to hang out with a special friend for most of a day whilst photographing (always great!), but secondly, what we photographed / what I am posting is part of her tentative and brave ‘first steps’ in fulfilling a dream that has been in her heart for so long. And for that, she deserves a huge cheer!

Between juggling two rowdy boys, a hubby who travels loads and moving back to her home country after 5 years abroad, she’s daring to dream again about working with fabrics and to design & turn her ideas into the pretty clothes she so loves to make. 

Berit, I wish you all the best for this new season ahead… and all the courage & wisdom you’ll need to know when and where to go, do & sew! I cannot wait to see all that you are still to create. Thanks for entrusting me with the task of photographing a few of the lovely items for your portfolio – it was such a blessing to be a part of your journey.

x

p.s. a few extra images will be posted HERE  soon (including her lovely wedding dress & handmade crown, so pretty!). Do pop by  in a short while.

 

blue & yellow {time to celebrate}

Here up north national day has recently come and gone and midsummer is around the corner, less than a week away.  As a celebration of all things Swedish / national therefore, something in blue & yellows to cheer us all up in time for this coming weekend’s festivities. Fingers crossed that the summer-sun will be showing her face!

jordana & andreas {gamla stan}

I met up with  Jordana and Andreas in Gamla Stan, the old town in inner Stockholm, and we had great fun doing a portrait session, wandering up & down narrow alleyways and peeking into specialist stores whilst taking pictures. 

A special thank you to the English Bookstore  and Polkapojkarna both for props & lovely locations. Be sure  not to pass them by on a visit to Gamla Stan!

{Lizelle Tenten, thank you for being my bag / prop carrier and  assistant!}