Experimenting with light | Stockholm barnfotograf

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.

Experimenting | Stockholm barnfotograf

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!

July personal faves | Stockholm barnfotograf

July has been an intense month.  There's been client portrait sessions, birthdays, parties, a wedding anniversary, a christening, catching up with friends, entertaning the kids who are home on school holiday and taking a LOAD of personal pictures.  I was even close to running out of memory cards for my camera at a stage!  And now, although I'm offically on holiday, I'm still working a bit and finalising client orders.  In the meantime, here's some of my favourites from Jolly family life this month.  Hope you enjoy :)