Monday, 25 March 2019

Fine Art Portraiture - Collaboration

Catching up on blog posts on this beautiful spring day.  The snow is melting fast and today the builders arrived to start work on my new studio! So exciting! I look forward to taking my very first newborn photos in my new space. Having the extra space I will now be able to offer family shoots and larger siblings groups for people that want indoors or if it is just too bad weather for outdoor shoots. Having my studio a little separate from the main house will be so great! The builders say it will only be a couple of weeks work which seems unbelievable but they have already done so much today.
I also plan to add something new and exciting to my list of styles.  Fine art portraits! Last Sunday, I had a collaboration with my favourite florist Line from Numedal Blomster, makeup artist student Ingeborg, hairdresser Ingvild from HĂ„rakutten and beautiful models Yvonne and Ugne. Both models did their confirmation photos with me last year.  I have been taking photos of Yvonne for years, and when I first saw Ugne I thought I had to use her one day for the right project together with Yvonne. Both girls are so classic looking and I was wanting an ethereal, renaissance look for my photos.  I was using a mixture of natural light and my new studio Aputure light.  I was a little nervous since I hadn't used lighting since photography college in 1998, but I was actually more nervous about getting the clothing right.  I had borrowed a bunch of clothes from a friend with wonderful taste, Silje, but when I came home I felt like nothing was going to match! I bought a green top and everything got pulled together perfectly. 
Line came with buckets of flowers including my favourites Proteas! Mixed with carnations, roses and dried grasses, the flowers were stunning! I asked Ingeborg to do minimal, natural makeup and she really did a fantastic job.  Ingvild did the perfect hair that created a modern twist to an old style.
If you are interested in photos of yourself or your children or maybe confirmation photos in this style? Send me an email.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Baby Sister Snuggles

Ah so lovely.  The middle of Christmas, Boxing Day.  All is quiet in the house.  We celebrated at home, just the four of us.
Two babies were born just before Christmas.  I say I don't work then, but I can't say no to newborns.  They are only so small for so long.  This little girl was already 13 days old.  Her brother I photographed a little over 2 years ago when he was newborn.  Now a proud big brother and more than happy to lie down with his big sister and baby to snuggle for some photos. Oh so perfect.  One happy photographer. A wonderful Christmas.
Did I mention I crocheted the little red and white hat? :-)

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Four Days New - Little Boy In Blue

It was lille juleaften (the day before Christmas eve) when I had this little guy visit me.  Just 4 days new.  A hungry and sleepy baby boy.

Monday, 7 January 2019

fluidphotography 2018 Overview

Happy new year!
2018 was a truly wonderful year.
Last year we had more snow than in years followed by the hottest and driest summer since the 1940's! I got to photograph several babies outside which is more unusual for Norway. I won some awards including a silver for "Oslolaug" which I am very proud of. I travelled to Italy for a wedding that I will never forget. I have witnessed a birth again and photographed a 103 year old dancer.  My style has developed and I now feel like I have more freedom with my customers to do what I want.  Having the trust of people that come back to me year after year is really the best thing a photographer can hope for. I really do feel very lucky.
I am super excited about what this year will bring and the people I will meet.
Thank you to all that read this little blog.  It means a lot.
May 2019 be amazing!