summer days

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summer days

“After all," Anne had said to Marilla once, "I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” 
― 
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

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Arlo/Cal/Sam/Lee

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Arlo/Cal/Sam/Lee

These sweet boys turned one this week.

On that occasion I was asked to photograph their lovely family. 

No more words. Just double love. 


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Hanna

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Hanna

MOTHERHOOD

commitment.

dedication.

attention.

concern.

love.

an overwhelmed feeling when you realise there's no longer just you.

It is as beautiful as it is scary.

It is so very difficult but also the most rewarding.

It is a miracle.


And this is Hanna.

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Sybille

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Sybille

I am seriously loving the simplicity and a minimalistic approach to photography recently. In the past few weeks I have been taking a lot of self portraits, focusing on good light and body positioning. While learning what looks good on myself I am more able to see what can work great on others.

Sybille is my son's other mama. No, seriously, she really is. And she is a model, I mean obviously, right? And she needed some test shots for her agency since she got her braces on, so I happily accepted to help. 

These were taken yesterday late afternoon in Syb's living room.

Perfect afternoon light, perfect face. I want to shoot more simple portraits from now on! Who's in?

x

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toddler party madness extravaganza

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toddler party madness extravaganza

Kids parties are fun, stressful, intense, entertaining, and so many other things. You know, like raisins and chocolate cupcakes blended into the cream carpet kind of crazy. Pizza fights, car crashes, party poppers, balloon animals, Monkey Music, Paw Patrols, Peppa Pigs and so on.

One thing there are for sure. Really damn fun to photograph

Happy Third Birthday Monty!


the aftermath...

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around our christmas table

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around our christmas table

For the last 29 years I've never spent Christmas away from my mom, my brothers, grandparents, etc. For last 7 years my lucky husband has been a part of our Christmas madness. Each year at least 16 people sit around the Christmas table, including kids still magically believing in Santa. We eat unnecessary amount of traditional food, which in all honesty never made it to my top 100 foods list (maybe apart from the clear beetroot soup). We drink dried fruit compotes (I mean some do- I opt for mulled wine). We sing carols (more like I am expected to sing each year because in my younger days I thought I was a singer..) and open tons of presents (each year we say we'd buy gifts for kids only and IT NEVER HAPPENS). Afterwards, all of us rather tipsy play boardgames or watch very old and mostly embarrassing family recordings.

And I love it! 

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Stephanie // Adrian // Monty // Alice

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Stephanie // Adrian // Monty // Alice

This is a story of one Saturday morning in south west London. A story of an ordinary morning filled with an extraordinary amount of love and laughter. Stephanie and Adrian invited me to their home to document their story. Three weeks ago they welcomed a beautiful addition to their family. Welcome to the world Alice.


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In the night garden

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In the night garden

I love colour. It is expressive, exciting and interesting on so many levels. I have only recently discovered how much I love it and have been doing most of my edits in colour. But sometimes, especially with my personal work I just see the photographs in monochrome. I don't know why- it is difficult to explain. That evening the sky had this spectacular shade of pink and purple, yet once I uploaded these images onto my computer I immediately turned all of them black and white. Maybe because they had felt very nostalgic to me; I remember how happy I was that evening gardening (or truthfully just documenting their hard work) with my brothers and my mum whom we only see every few months. Perhaps I wanted to hold onto that nostalgia. I occasionally favour the simplicity that black and white photographs can provide. 


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