On a sunny Saturday in late July, I got the honor to capture the most important day for Fanny and Nils with my camera. A day in the name of love. It was the day that they got married by the sea in Brändön, just outside of Luleå. In between the sea and the forest, with all their loved ones there with them. We started with a portrait shoot in the nearby forest, at a few different places we had been looking at when we had a meeting a couple of weeks earlier.
I thought I should write here on the blog about my portait photography, as I've never done it before. Honestly I have barely even been marketing portraits that much, as I've had so much other work, but that will change now as it is something I'd like to work even more with! To capture moments that are then preserved forever, it's just incredibly glorified. That an image I take now in the 2010's can make people smile and get filled with nice memories in 50 years, it feels huge.
For a long time I've been wanting to share my photos from that magical night, the 21st of June, and I felt that it was about time now (I gotta get better at this updating-frequently-thing). The night of the summer solstice. When the sun has reached its highest position in the sky, and stops for a moment. Over here in Överkalix where we have the midnight sun,
Back here on the blog again. It got forgotten during this eventful summer, and then I just have too much content to share I didn't even know how to start! But then I decided to start with sharing some words and photographs from our travels in Europe this summer. Because yes - this summer we managed to travel at least once per month, in at least the northern parts of Europe!
About returning home.. Leaving life in one paradise for life in another, different paradise. Going through the transformations of environments.. From walking barefoot in bikini every day to wearing layers of clothes, socks, shoes, gloves and so on.. It's like totally different worlds. From a hot, loud and colorful chaos to total silence and fresh air.
After more than 3 weeks and over 2000 kilometers on the road with our little scooter ‘Rodeo’, we have now returned to our paradise down south, rich of memories and
I'll just continue where I left off yesterday ~ after meeting those wild elephants on the road to Ella, we drove through the most spectacular landscapes. Mountains, hills, palm trees and rice-fields. I wish I could've captured that beauty, but it was raining heavily again. Actually the Sri Lankan people notices the climate changes as well.. And they think that there is less foreigners visiting the country this year cause of this. I don't know, but I am quite happy if there is less people, cause some places, like Yala, are really more than crowded enough!
Wow, two weeks and 600 kilometers on the road with our scooter has passed by so quickly, yet it feels like months ago since we left our paradise in the
We were blessed enough to get invited on a real adventure last week! Our dear friend Banda wanted to show us 'his special place', deep inside of the rainforest of the world heritage Sinharaja. I feel so grateful for that, cause we would have never ever found this magical place without him. It is really a place off the beaten track, and we had such a unique experience staying in Bandas' lovely friends' house, like 50 meters below this waterfall, surrounded by tea-plantations.
One beautiful day we rented a motorbike to explore around. It was such a lovely and eventfull day, even if our little trip started with the most uncomfortable situation we've ever been in here in Sri Lanka. Just a couple of kilometers from 'our' peaceful little village, we cruised past the traditional fishermen stilts, with men sitting on them for once! We've seen plenty of stilts, but no one has been using them as it is not season to go fishing close to the beach just yet. But now we could finally see them! And that was one magical second! Then some guys came up to us and wanted to charge us for taking photos of the 'fishermen'!
It is the 22nd of January and we are sitting on our balcony and watching the very first rainfall of the year. Listening to the raindrops hitting the roof with such power.. feeling the smell of wet jungle.. The sky has been blue and clear and the sun has been shining so so bright every single day, but today it was time for the nature to get some fresh water. And perhaps time for us to stay inside for once, which ain't an easy thing to do, when there are so many places to explore, people to meet, photographs to shoot, waves to surf, etc etc.
Hey you all, I hope you’ve had a beautiful holiday time with your loved ones, and I wish you all a Happy New Year! I’ve taken some holiday time myself,
It almost felt unreal to step out of the airport and walk into that "wall of heat", that one always meet when travelling from cold places to the tropics. I instantly felt the strong smell of smoke from some nearby fire of trash, mixed with the hundreds of incense placed in different parts of the airport and its entrance. Welcome to Asia, baby. We had been desiring to go travelling Costa Rica for years already, but when the time to book the tickets finally came, we both felt an even stronger desire to go to the other side of the world ~ to Sri Lanka! Just typical us, plans never really work out, haha! Our visas was approved within one hour and we booked two oneway-tickets straight away. Damn, I'm so lucky to have found a lover as spontaneous as I am!