Thursday, 5 January 2017

Babies 2016

I had a wonderful year filled with more babies than ever, last year.  Therefore I need a blog post just for babies! 
People have been really good at booking newborn shoots before they are due which has made a great difference.  Also coming within the first 10 days was new to Norwegians a few years back, but now it is finally more popular.  Newborns are so much easier to work with compared to even 2 week old.  12 days has been the magic number for a suddenly awake for the first time, for a longer period.  Although that said I had quite a few 4 day olds that needed a lot of work and at least half of the babies needed to come back the next day for "round two".  But that is ok for me.  It just means more cuddles and more chances of getting a good shot.
I am hoping for just as many babies or more this year and really hope there are some twins coming my way! It's been a while since I have had twins in the studio and I have so many ideas! :-)
I am hoping for some exciting things this year and looking forward to seeing where 2017 takes me.
Wishing everyone a fabulous new year!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Forever Dance Project

I have now been doing my dance project for 4 years.  I am not sure if I can really explain why I love it so much. I have become a little obsessed with dance lately and it has definitely got to the top of my list of things I love to photograph.  I did ballet for a while when I was little and I always felt like a giant amongst these elegant little fairies.  Now I have had chronic back pain for 23 years and watching these dancers makes me feel lighter.  I almost feel like I can live through them for just a moment.  Editing these photos was like being in a dream.  I haven't done a dance shoot indoors before so I went in to this thinking it was just a little experiment with a really fancy dress that I borrowed from a friend.  I have been getting acupuncture from Cecilie at Helhetshuset and as I sat in the big open studio waiting room, from the first time I was there, wondering how I could ask Cecilie if I could borrow this space one day for a photoshoot!.  Everytime I have been there the sun comes out and it glows from the inside!
Mona is a fantastic, graceful dancer and I am so grateful I could photograph her. Her dance instructor and owner of Studio3, Mana,  joined us which was a treat. She has alot of enthusiasm and I can see why all her students love her.
This winter has been a dark one, and I have felt it more than others, but this Sunday was a happy, bright day that I will remember for a while.