3 months young

March 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

Happy I can share a few images from last week’s session with this gorgeous little 3-month-old with you.

Not much more needed to tell; just to show..

BabyE

Baby E collage

Baby E smile

Keep smiling little E!

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Autumn rays

December 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

September and October have the most gorgeous evening skies. Often pink or orange, warm light mirrors in the sky and stretch down to earth for the most stunning moments of creation through the autumn months. When those rays come down and light up our surroundings and a photograph is taken, dreamy images can be captured forever. And with a beautiful family to photograph, it turned out just perfect this October afternoon.

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Welcome, sweet little Lainey

September 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Two weeks old, awake, alert, and active; sweet little Lainey at our first meeting.

We decided to do the photo session at the new family’s home. Surrounded by your own things the photos become more personal. Like a photo of Lainey’s cousin on the desk in the background and the lovely details in her room.

Being in the city, I was wondering how to get all the supplies and props I brought with me to their place, making sure my little boy doesn’t run around on the street unattended and while I was dropping off the luggage and finding a place to park. God works in mysterious ways; in this area it’s not so easy to find parking but there it was – a parking spot right outside their door, just for us. How little things make me happy.

Lainey was asleep when we arrived. But apparently, she didn’t want to miss any of the action, and stayed awake for the rest of our visit. Even though we may feel that many baby-poses turn out ‘better’ when they are sleeping, we were able to get some lovely captures of this new little miracle while she was moving and observing the happenings.

I can’t wait to see her grow. Welcome sweet little Lainey.

Barefoot in the grass

September 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

…is one of the most relaxing feelings I know.  I think this love of barefootness started when I was a child and moved to Sweden. The grass there was soft and welcoming, not like the thick perfectly trimmed Houston outdoor-carpets which actually hurt when you walked or sat in it (wearing shorts). No bare feet there, the risk of cutting your feet was too high.

I also believe that running around barefoot makes people feel more free and relaxed. Kids just take off and do their thing. That’s when I do my best to run after and catch a shot or two of how each child enjoys that barefoot feeling.  Thanks to Ian and his family, for letting me be part of their barefoot afternoon in the park!

Welcoming 40

July 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

Recently I had the honour of photographing one part of a 40th birthday-weekend celebration. The entire weekend was planned for Melanie and her friends, some who flew in from the States especially to be with a special friend on her day. The apèro took place at Les Gareçons in Basel, where later in the evening also dinner was served for the guests. As rumour has it… the party lasted into the wee hours of the morning…

40 is a great age to welcome and celebrate. That was certainly the atmosphere of this evening.Thanks for an inspiring and fun time with you and your friends Melanie!

Little Blessing

June 20, 2012 § 1 Comment

Little N is 4 weeks old. Big sister P is 3 and totally protective of her new baby brother. In between convincing P that I will not hurt little N when I photograph him, and mamma consoling him every few minutes, we did manage to get quite some wonderful captures of this newborn little blessing. What a wonderful few hours with the family it was.

Getting back on(the)line

June 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

The line of life is curved and swirly, sometimes it’s put to a full stop for a while, before the line continues in more twirls and curls. seldom is it straight.

The lines of 3 people’s lives, specifically my husband, my son and I, have made a beautiful swirly picture in the last 5 months. Before that we didn’t have a son, and now this beautiful little sweet 2-year-old has filled our lives with laughs and messiness, and much more than that. We finally got to go meet and take home our adoptive son in January, and our lives have been sweetly turned upside-down since then.

That is why the blog has been in a bit of a slumber since the last post. But now it’s time to swing my life-line around my blogs again, adding images from the photo-shoots I have been busy with. Because I have been busy, much too busy. Therefore time to get that line a bit straighter for a while.

There have been weddings, many new-born babies, birthday celebrations, Diamond Jubilee benefit party, and many, many, many, portraits of our little sunshine with the chubby cheeks. All of which I will be posting in review in the next weeks. Glad to be back. Help keep me motivated and keep me company; I hope to hear from you often in my future posts.

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