A new path... I was crying while driving home from this weekend. I've had a marketing workshop with 10 photographers, but it was so much more than that. I invested so much time preparing for this weekend. I wanted to give the girls everything I had, both my knowledge but also emotionally. These days and these girls blew my mind. I found a new path, and there was a fire starting inside me. To give each one of them a personal action plan, but also what I believe is their path. I see so much potential in my students, and they really move my heart. I think I want them to succeed as much as they do, and I believe in them with all my heart. I know what it's like to feel like you're stuck, like everything is too overwhelming, constantly comparing with others. My fire starts when I can make a change, to be the sign for someone who is just waiting. This is my why that makes me cry. To see their light in their eyes, their tears, their hope for their dreams. No words can describe that. I've just started my path, and I will keep walking to help as many as I can, as long as I can. This fire will be burning for everyone with a dream.
THE POWER OF RECYCLE STATIONS 👊 I always happen to find my best photo locations in the weirdest places. This is just outside a industry area, with a highway close by 😂 Well, if I find the best light with this field, it's done 😎 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ @emmelypersson - I miss you as pregnant, please come back 🤣 I think this is what maternity glow looks like ⚡ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ I'm so excited about all new members in my Facebook group 🙈 We are now over 400 photographer-business-girls, and I love creating content for the group. If you want to be sure to join from the start (it's forever free!), and don't miss out on anything, make sure to hit the link at my profile ❤ The more members we are, the more content I will publish, so tag a friend you want to join the community 🎇
Calling all female photographers 📷♀️ Imagine a community where you will get inspired, learn new things, and hang out with others just like you - for free! ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ I'm now inviting all female portrait/people photographers to my brand new Facebook group 🎉 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ I've been working as a fulltime photographer since 2008, and one of the hardest things was the feeling of being alone with my business. I started educating photographers, and found a gap for female photographers who cared more about the art rather than the technical stuff. I've had the honor to educate over 6000 Scandinavian photographers during the years, and now I'm opening the doors for the rest of the world. The group will be forever free, and there's no catch. Read all about the group at the link in my profile. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Welcome to my world 😘
PHOTO TIPS with flowers 🌸 (Yes it's me freaking out in the behind the scenes video, what would you expect 😂) ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ To combine stunning flowers to a photo shoot always make the pictures stand out. I use flowers for crowns, in baths, like tops and beds on the ground. Tap to see a behind the scenes clip from this very day, when I was totally freaking out over the beautiful setting. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Here are my best tips: ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 🌹 Mix the flowers with fake ones in soft fabric, it won't show and you can reuse them and save a lot of money. Don't buy the cheapest ones, go for quality. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 💐 Fragile flowers will fall apart very easily, I love to work with roses, carnations, peonies, dahlia, and ranunculus. If you use lilies, make sure to cut the pistils to avoid stains. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 🌺 When I make flowerbeds, I make sure to but different flowers together at the end of the bed. Then I can clone these in Photoshop to make the bed look bigger. This doesn't look quite as good if I have the same flowers around. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 🌻 It's worth to collaborate with florists for bigger photoshoots, they know exactly how to place the flowers. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 🌼 When I make my flower crowns, I make small bouquets of 2-3 flowers first, then use thin wire to attach them. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 🌷 Use a water sprayer to make the flowers last longer, especially the crowns. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Write a comment if you would like me to do another live broadcast in English for my next flower shoot! 😘 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ #maternityshoot #pregnant
PHOTO LOCATIONS DURING WINTER ❄ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Stunning Albana yesterday, her maternity glow, wow... ⭐ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Winter in Scandinavia can be everything but dreamy 😂 I do all my photoshoots outdoors, and since I live in southern Sweden, it can be a challenge. My secret is to scout locations with Google maps (Satellite map, 3D), and the apps TPE & Sun scout. If I don't have any sun, I look mainly for dense forest. The spot can't be too deep into the forest, and I always look for pine trees (tall) and spruce (gran), since they don't look as naked as other trees during winter 🌲 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ The background should be covered with trees, to avoid any gray sky to be seen. I also look for branches that could make my picture stand out. I mainly photograph with an 85mm f.1,2 lens, so the depth of field will be even more pretty with some different elements infront and behind my model. I will show this more clear in an Instagram story soon! ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ I had to crop this picture for Instagram but will post it at my Facebook page as well. Above her, there's another branch that's just above me, and it makes the picture more exciting. All these details are essential for me. Before a shoot, I drive around and I can tell directly when I have found the spot. Swipe to see the picture I took with my phone 1 hour before the shoot. The trees make such a beautiful frame! ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ When I have sunlight, I use the apps TPE and Sun scout. Then I can see exactly where the sun will rise and set, and also use my phone's camera to view the sun's position with Sun scout - it's the best! When I launch my international courses (a couple of weeks left, yay!), I will do a lot of material with locations, since I'm super picky, and love the small details that make the picture stand out. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Let me know what you find the hardest right now, and I might pick your suggestion for the next tips-post 😘 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Lot's of love! /Emelie
Happy news 😭💖 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Yup, I look totally crazy in this picture, but I love it! As I wrote before, publishing pictures of myself always feels a bit uncomfortable, but this is the year and I will practice at being uncomfortable 😎 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ So three weeks of the new year, and it's been a rollercoaster. Started off really bad, a bit better, then PMS, and now good again (time after period is the best right?). But I'm so happy to share that I can notice a small (yet recognizable) change in the way I behave. I no longer check my self in the mirror, I took a bath in the sea (100% true, it was 2 degrees) and a public jacuzzi, and it felt okay to wear a swimsuit. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Everyday I must challenge myself to not fall back into my old ways, but so far I feel much stronger. I decided to not go to the gym until I feel I'm there for the right reason, so right now I'm talking walks by the sea and doing morning yoga (it's the best!). I'm confident that speaking about this, getting a lot of advices, and not be ashamed of it, made it so much easier. I'm crying while writing this but I feel it's for real this time, I feel that this path is leading me to a life where I'm free from my poison thoughts 👊💖 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Thank you for supporting me, it means the world to me!
DREAM ❄️ YES, this place is real! ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 2 hours before my flight, I took a detour to Blue lagoon area for this maternity shoot. My heart skipped a beat when I saw this scene, so breathtaking. This girl has the same name as a volcano in Iceland, Hekla (I'm so jealous, why did I get such a boring name..). Hekla had such a unique expression, she looked so soft, yet strong, which I totally love. It also felt so natural to be there, just the two of us and the honking tourists 😂 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ I'm a bit emotional today, my sister is going on a long trip, and I'm the most chicken sissy ever. Don't talk to anyone at any time is pretty much my advice 🙈 She will turn 20 this year, but for me, she is still that 5-year old that survived the tsunami with me, my heart ❤️ I traveled to Thailand as a 20-year-old my self, but that's of course totally different 🙃 Why is everyone growing up so fast? P A N I C. That's probably why we get spammed by 10-year challenges now, everyone wants to show how the didn't age at aaalll during these years (yeah I did it as well 🤷♀️). ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Anyway, I hear you, after my days in Iceland you have spammed me about having another workshop there. I've had 6 workshops there before, and now it's time to let the non-Swedish-speaking people go on a road trip with me. I'm super stoked and will give you all details very, very soon! 😘 Now it's time for a goodbye dinner for my sister, I really have to find my waterproof mascara.... 😭
Feel the cozy Iceland-breeze 🙃😂 I don't have a damn clue how Kristín managed to look this relaxed here. She looks like she is in Dubai, feeling the warm sunset breeze, and not standing next to an icy waterfall ❄️ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ We had really boring weather today, unfortunately, but this waterfall saved the day. You can't tell it's all gray/yellow around, it's just winter wonderland 😍 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ I've had a really good weekend with my Mastermind-girls (I'm a leader of a group photographers together with a colleague, they have a 1-year program with us). I challenge myself every day now, and I've had some honest and heartwarming days. I practice being vulnerable, doing things that scare me, and just feel the changes coming. I got this. I have a long way ahead of me, but I'm frekking ready for it. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ #gravidfotografering #maternityshoot #gravid #iceland
The shut up I'm so stunning dress 😎 I don't think I've ever fallen in love with a dress like this, the details and material are so luxury, I love it! I have borrowed it from @abbywaits_ to Iceland, but I will buy one FOR SURE! 😍 So if you have a maternity shoot booked with me this year, you could wear this 💎 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ I needed this photoshoot so bad! After a rough time I could just be creative and let go of everything else. Emma is such a special star as well, so warm, easygoing and cozy, love to hang out with her 💖 My customers are always so funny? Sometimes we have problems to be serious together, but I love when a customer feels like a friend the first time we meet 🙏 So I'm off to Iceland tomorrow, me and my colleague have a Mastermind meeting with our students, so excited! I've also started to compensate for all my flights, so everytime I travel I pay an amount to klimatkompensera.se, we all must take responsibility for our planet 🌍 Lot's of love and thank you again for your support always 😘 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ #gravidfotografering #maternityshoot #gravidfotografering
I don't know how to start a post like this. But 2019 is all about doing uncomfortable things, self-love and staying true to myself, so here we go. My heart is rushing while writing this. I had my first eating disorder when I was 15, had to go through several treatments in different places until I was 25 (2012), and they said I was free from the disease. But I wasn't. I'm not. I gained a lot of weight after being free, I wanted to show the world I could do whatever I want. I started to get comments about my weight, people asked if I was pregnant, and I fell into the black hole of self-hate and tried to lose weight again. As soon as I managed to get up from the hole, someone commented on my weight in any way, and I was back again. Last fall was the worst hole ever. The combination of working too much, and people's need to comment on my body (both ways) did it really, really hard. Most times I lose weight unintentionally, cause I eat vegetarian food and I love to exercise, but every time I do, people congratulate me and my thoughts are back again. I found a video diary that I recorded in 2013. I cried and said, When I turn 30 I will be free, for real. I'm turning 32 this year and I'm still not free. I can't post full body pictures of myself and I hate when others take pictures of me, a nightmare. So here I am, stuck. The business part of me, don't give a f*ck what anyone else thinks, but the private part of me, is not quite there. I know so much about low self-esteem and how to build your own strength, I've helped so many other people, but I can't help myself. I decided to post this today, cause I'm f*cking tired of this shit. This is not me. This account was never meant to be a pretty pictures account, but I've not been able to do anything else. I need your help guys. Tell me how you got free and please, don't comment my body in any way. You may think you give me a compliment by saying I look skinnier, but it just triggers me. From now on I will do everything that scares me, including posting pictures of my self. This is the year. I will not turn 32 with this poison inside, this is the year I will be free, for real ❤️
HAPPY NEW YEAR 🌌 2018 was such an intense but wonderful year. I've had 75 photoshoots this year (weddings, maternity and workshops), we got engaged (wedding will be 2020 🙈), bought an apartment and moved back to our hometown Helsingborg, I launched a membership site with my colleague Gabriella and held workshops for photographers in Sweden, Greece and Iceland, to mention a few things 🙈 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Personally, I've had some challenging times during the year, and except my goals for work 2019, focus will be balance and self love. I will focus at Enough. To be enough and be even better to say no. I don't have to do everything all the time. It's enough. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ This is the year I finally will launch my educations internationally. I've been recording courses for 2 years now, but felt very insecure about speaking English (bear with me when I find my English personality 😂). But fear is so 2018, I will just do it now. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ So hello 2019, it's time to show the meaning of FEARLESS and just DO 👊 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Lot's of love to you all, can't wait to share everything with you 💗
This beautiful girl was such a hero during our shoot 😍 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ We were surprised by very strong winds during the shoot, which made it nearly impossible to place this flower bed for our pictures. The plan was to place them at the beach, but the flowers just blew away 🙈 At last we found a spot around some olive trees, and we could arrange this stunning setting 🌸 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ @pilotmadeleine and @iqbalgran - you have so much love between you, and you will be the best parents ever to your baby boy 💗