October in the park

October 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

.. can be a dangerously cold event. If you are there already at 08.30 on a clear morning. The weather promised beautifully sunny, but none of us were prepared that it would only be 5° C that morning. The park was beautiful with changing leaves and pure stillness, and we had it all to ourselves. PERFECT. Just a little chilly. Keeping after 3-year old H was a challenge, if you want sharp photos that is. It was easier with little H, she was less mobile. After 30 minutes when big sister kept asking to go in to the café (which was still closed), we decided to meet up again in the afternoon when it would be warmer, for the rest of the session.

In the afternoon we no longer had the park to ourselves, but we found a few corners to take some colorful pictures. Gorgeous girls, and gorgeous parents.

Old town shoot

September 30, 2011 § 1 Comment

A great way to have keepsake memories of a place you lived in for a few years, is to have a photo session right in the middle of it. Later, looking back at the pictures reminds you of the place and the time you spent there. reminiscing of an earlier time.. when the kids were small….

This lovely family wanted to have pictures taken in the city of Basel, to have as a keepsake for whenever they may return to their native land half way around the world, or move on to a new adventure somewhere else. It was a joy to spend a few hours with them in the old town and attempt to catch their 3-year-old daughter just at the right moment for a nice capture. And also of the gorgeous little brother of fives months, whenever he happened to look my way that is. He seemed to just try to figure out what we were doing the whole time. His expression often said just that!

I soooo enjoyed the afternoon with you all, and I am looking forward to taking a few more photos when little bro is ready to sit on his own!  🙂

Tuesday Morning

April 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

There used to be a nice interior design shop around the corner from our place in Houston that my step-mom and I loved to go to. It was called Tuesday Morning. Is it still around in the USA? I like the way the name sounded so peaceful, adventurous and special.

Last Tuesday Morning was special to me. I had a wonderful photo-session with a family I photographed 6 months ago when little Aurelia was just newly born. Her sister Jasira ran around and wanted lot’s of attention back then, this time she was doing great with direction and knew how to pose, by just being herself. She is really gorgeous. Here are a few impressions from that shoot.

China Top 10-ish

March 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

How in all the world, could I give myself the goal to choose 10 photos to summarize a  post from my recent trip to China? I have heard many times, that choosing a few of your best photos for a competition, an exhibition, or anything of that sort, is a difficult task. I find it to be a downright impossible challenge. But then again, they only have to be the best FOR ME. And I chose most of these because there was a FEELING behind each one when they were taken.

So I will try, here we go:

1) Celebrating our arrival? Nääh, celebrating last days of Chinese New Year.

1.5….) Working in China, a jacket is cheaper than heating…

2) Everybody wants to be a superstar

2.5…) Sooooooo China

3) Never-ending delicacies

3.5……) All kinds of things take place in restrooms…

4) One view of many skyscraper decorations. Amazing night shows, but only till 22.00, then the lights go out for energy savings.

I really liked these police bikes; rustic, standing all over town, blinking red and blue up front, and always without a policeman in sight.

A Lakers fan/street vendor in Shenzhen. Too risky (for us)

Oops, forgot to keep counting, oh well! Gas bottle transport. And IKEA.

Bathroom with a view.

Modern city lights

Spontaneous kisses

Sleeping on the job

Job searching

Sunday Chess in the park

Kung Fu fighting, la la la la la la….

Yarn spinning to order

Lost in translation, so many times….

Sunny smog

Roasting chest nuts as the world passes by.

Piggy back eating

What, it turned out to be more than 10 photos….? Who cares?!  😉

Newborns and big sisters

November 16, 2010 § 3 Comments

Today I got a letter in the mail. A real letter, written by hand, in a colored envelope. WOW. I ripped it open, unlike the regular machine printed envelopes I usually get.

It came from a friend with whom I met up with a little while back, before it got cold and rainy. She had just had her second baby girl a few weeks prior to that day. I asked her kindly if I could take some pictures and test some poses with such a new (and flexible) little blessing. The only hitch was that the beautiful baby didn’t want to sleep, which would have made the posing easier. Even though she was wide awake and stretching her arms and legs as far as she could, we caught some precious photos of her and her older sister (who wanted all the attention of course!) .

I had gotten a few props that might just fit a baby in them, like baskets. But you can see in the wrinkles on her forehead, she was not real convinced about it.

Big sister, in a rare moment of stillness.

A short nap in a basket, but not long..

Big sister wanted to help and check out if baby sis might be needing a diaper… ‘Nope, no kaka!’

Catching a beautiful butterfly, while she was playing in her kitchen.

Most of the time, she was awake and stretching her little legs and arms. So no real newborn-folded-poses possible. But that was fine too!

Slowing down time, sweet.

Thank you so much Sonja for letting me spend a few mornings with you and your beautiful girls. Looking forward to seeing them again for the next session!

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