This girl is absolutely breath taking! I had to share these two right away but I will be sharing more later... Ásta is even getting back to the studio this week for an extra session- there was so much more that we didn't get around to that we just have to get! ;)
I decided that I am going to have to blog a few of these confirmation sessions that I have been doing...because it would be selfish not to share all the fun we are having.
~So Confirmation time is here again! In Iceland you can say that confirmations are almost equivalent to the bat mitzvah, quinceañera celebrations, sweet sixteens, with a dash of a high school senior session. It's a coming of age. The first step towards making independant life choices.~
I love everything about these shoots from A-Z. Collaborating with young adults to get their personality and the atmosphere they create along with it.
Today I'm sharing from Jóhanna's session. She has been doing gymnastics for years now and is oh so talented. She brought her quirky cat who prowled around the studio between shots and we even grabbed some icecream at Valdís with her best friend! We did this shoot this month and had a fabulous time, it was so much fun!
Took an afternoon with my brother on the tallest tower in Reykjavík. It's no skyscraper but with the Icelandic winds, there was no way we would have gone any further up (due to our fear of heights...hehe). Our cold island is absolutely magnificent ~ whether within the city limits or out in the country. With the view from up above our little capital seems even smaller. Take a moment to look around, enjoy your surroundings and have a great weekend peoples!
Siggi from Sigosig Photography, (who is my roomie here at S11 and a fellow alumni from The Technical Academy Reykjavík where we majored in photography) thought it a bit peculiar that I wanted to add this color to our backgrounds so soon after the holiday seasons ~ but hey! who's going to argue with Pantone?!?
My goodness! How time flies ! Baby Benedikt came to the studio for the first time in his mamma's belly and already he is sitting and making the most adorable poses that come so naturally to him! He is so blessed with his amazing parents who I just absolutely adore! Our next session is something I'm really looking forward to!
Day 1 of 2 on assisting for Torfi Pictures this new year. We were out and about hours before the sun came up and hadn't wrapped until hours after the sun went down. Have to admit that isn't hard during the winter months in Reykjavik , where daylight hours are scarce even though today was a 14 hour work day. There were plenty of fun shots, brilliant characters & challenging tasks! More tomorrow ...
Meet Markús! This handsome little fellow is the first born of his parents who are so very excited about him... understandably! I was honored to be able to document his birth , my absolute favorite sessions. Life is such a miracle and in my mind the greatest one ever. He has already had his newborn photo session and this last image was taken at his 3 month milestone. I'm so privileged to document this little guy and his big life! <3
For the past two months I have been photographing for a new Icelandic online lifestyle magazine. With no gossip and politics , it's a fabulous magazine with a load of great pieces and articles. I love the fact that you can "actually" flip the pages of the magazine but if you want you can scroll too;) here's a bit that I've contributed:
Well it's back on the road again. I got a little side tracked with all the new things going on this past year; working for Torfi, getting into the groove of life NOT on the school bench, juggling finances, an unexpected trip to Arizona, my daughter moving back home with her little girl Jewlz (the apple of my eye!), and me and Bjöggi both doing our apprenticeships. Onward - ahead is my test for my photography diploma. It's gonna be a lot of work but this is so exciting. I have every other week to work on the goals that I have set for myself before my BIG test in October... I think it's in October rather than November. The goals I will be posting here. I just got off of Skype with my fun and crazy friend and schoolmate Sigga Jóna (www.siggajona.com). She furthered her studies in Denmark at a photography collage there. It's good to be and get support from the kids from school. We were really blessed with an awesome class. I know it was THE most valuable thing I got out of all my schooling.
The first day of summer was the day before yesterday. I'm excited for it... the longer days we get here in Iceland, the weather a little bit warmer and the sun. The sun. The anticipation reminds me of a song by Ben Harper "She's only happy in the Sun".... so true!!!
~ this one was taken last week while on location with Torfi. I'll be posting pics from this past year in between posts;)))
Today the job was to assist with a car shoot ... Again Icelandic terrain was in full play.