Sometimes everything just comes together in the most perfect, dreamy, harmonious way. I'm talking about weather, light, clothes, energy, mood, EVERYTHING! That's exactly what happened for this shoot - the last Jolly portrait session of the summer season. These amazing, gentle boys are 7, 10 and 14, and while many parents only have their children photographed when they are babies or toddlers, this mom recognised that her boys are changing. They are growing up. Fast. She wanted to capture them exactly as they are now in the summer of 2017. It is truly an honour to be of service to so many wonderful families and to help create their legacy walls :)
I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer! It's back to reality in the Jolly household this week, as the kids are back at school and we're back to work. To be honest though, I worked for most of the summer (you gotta make hay while the sun shines!) and have taken a LOT of pictures. Our big girl turned nine this month and so I thought I'd share her photograph highlights from August!
Imagine my delight when a regular client recently told me she loves the film noir look I've been creating in my latest black and white images, and would like to be do similar shots of her children in our portrait session this weekend! :)
My family and I recently spent a few days exploring mid and west Sweden. In one of the hotels we stayed in, I decided to experiment with the light to see if I could create a really dramatic portrait. Below is the result. Do I care that it's not a 'typical' child portrait? Absolutely not! I love that it's dark, expressive and moody. You have to believe in your own vision, then wait for the magic to happen.
I guess this is my big girl's offical birthday portrait. A little early, but at least I remembered :)
On Monday I suddenly got the urge to pull out my barely used backdrop and take some more formal portraits of my big girl. I've also edited it a bit differently to usual. I can honestly say, although it's not perfect, or exactly what I had in mind, I absolutely LOVE it! I feel an enlarged print coming on!
It really is a beautiful time of year here in Sweden. It's almost enough to make you forget about the six month long winter that lies ahead!!