Like a fairytale 🌹 I'm on vacation now, but I have a really hard time to not open my computer. Before these days I didn't have a weekend of since may, so it was really needed. Three more days and I'm back stronger than ever 👊 This dress arrived a few weeks ago to my collection of maternity clothes. I now have over 50 combinations that my customers borrows during our shoot 🎀
This picture is one of my favorites from Kenza and Aleks wedding 💎 Kenza looks like a queen and I totally understand Aleks reaction at the first look (see the picture at @kenzas ). I get a lot of requests now, but luckily the best assistant ever will start to work full time with me soon so I can take more shoots, so send your request at my link in profile and I will get back to you 💕 #kenzaaleks #bröllopsfotograf #idasjöstedt
💎 Get to know me! Welcome all new followers 🎉 Thank you so much for all kind words, here are 20 things to get to know me better: 1. I'm 30 years old and have been working full time as a photographer since I was 21. Before that I worked in a grocery store and restaurant. 2. I'm 180 cm tall 3. I started my blog after I was in the tsunami in Thailand 2004. I lost my sister Paulina and she is my biggest motivation to always fulfill my dreams. I miss her everyday and it was of course a very traumatic time of my life. Today I use it to never give up and always believe in myself, if I survived a tsunami I can do anything. 4. I'm very good at picking up things with my toes. 5. I used to be a gamer and played computer games, my favorites were Age of Empires and World of Warcraft. 6. I've been photographing almost 200 weddings 7. Another part of my company are education, and I've been educating over 6000 photographers in Sweden. I will soon launch my international education site, stay tuned! 8. I'm an early riser and have no problem to get up before 6 am. 9. When my schedule is well planned I workout 5 times a week, two of them are with my personal trainer. I want to run a marathon one day. 10. I'm a vegetarian 11. I'm very afraid of dying and when people talk about it I almost get paralyzed of fear. My boyfriend always needs to convince me that we will live longer than people today. 12. I've been in the show Idol 2004 🙈 It was kind of a rap song about feminism 💪 13. During high school I was a hard rocker with purple hair, net stockings and a very boring attitude.. My favorite band was Children of Bodom. 14. I have very bad vision, -8 on both eyes. I also have bad hearing on my left ear after the tsunami. 15. I have 6 tattoos, but hate 5 of them (my sisters name in Thai on my arm are the only one I like). 16. I'm very outgoing and can make anyone comfortable in front of my camera 17. Yoga is a big passion 18. I talk to my mum on the phone every day 19. After 8pm I can not watch a movie without falling asleep 20. My favorite drink are Bellini (champagne and peach juice) 🥂 Which one surprised you the most?
Congratulations beautiful @kenzas and @tulibudibudachu 1 week as husband and wife 💎 Love this picture with flawless make up by @mariamroxx 👌 I get a lot of requests right now, and since my dear assistant have vacation it could take a few days for me to answer ❤️I'm fully booked for maternity shoots until January (have 1 available time in November). I will be able to book one more wedding for 2018 so send me a request at my link in profile asap 💗#bröllopsfotograf #kenzaaleks
Elias & Jakob ✨ The evening began with pouring rain and a dark sky, but the sun diva (me) got the best light only one hour later 🙏 I must admit that I got some amazing pictures without backlight as well, even if I thought that would be impossible 😂 I will show you them soon, but just wanted to show you this one that I really love. I have known Jakob for many years now and words can't describe how happy I am that he found Elias. They are a perfect match and I think we laughed more than we talked today, love that kind of shoots! Some people find a way to your heart right away and these two are definitely like that 💎 Thank you for showing your love to me and my camera tonight, you are both amazing ❤️
Kenza & Aleks 💗 I have photographed nearly 200 weddings over the years but this day was truly something special. I've never cried and laughed so much in the same day, and I was so touched by all the speeches. Kenza is a bit younger than me, but when I grew up she was a big inspiration for me, she is such an amazing role model, successful entrepreneur and genuine person. And where to start about Aleks.. he really made sure that the reception became nothing else but the party of the year. There was no limits and he looked so genuinely happy the whole evening. Kenza and Aleks, thank you for letting me capturing your day, I will keep this day in my heart forever, I wish you a lifetime of happiness 💎 #kenzaaleks
Throwback to this amazing maternity shoot in Aruba 💎 I'm so blessed to be able to travel around the world to capture amazing weddings and maternity shoots. This shoot will always be very special to me, how many times do you get real flamingos in a maternity shoot?! 😍 I get a lot of questions about Kenzas and Aleks wedding that I had the honor to photograph this weekend, I will share some photos soon I promise 😘 #maternity #maternityshoot #gravidfotograf #gravidfotograf #gravidfoto #flamingo #aruba
I love to capture strong and powerful maternity pictures, and especially in combination with water 💎 To create this picture I need following: - A brave model who likes to be in the water - Patience to catch the perfect light - My assistant to help me with the dress - Location scouting before to see exactly where to stand to get the perfect light - Some wind to give us waves - A lot of patience (and wrong legs) to stand like I’m going to the toilet while waiting for the perfect wave 😂 - A bit insanity to hold a camera worth almost 40k SEK close to the water 🙄 So that’s why I always smile when someone says I’m expensive, because I know why 😉 #gravidfotograf #maternityshoot #gravidfoto #gravid
There was a time when I thought that being professional means I need to be someone else. I'm a very outgoing person who laughs loud, makes a lot of jokes and dance when I capture special moments like these. A few years as an entrepreneur I understood that I'm successful because of me. My trademark is a part of my personality who makes my customers relaxed and natural. Today I almost exaggerate my personality online to attract the customers who likes me for who I am. Since I started to show more of myself I've booked weddings and maternity shoots with such wonderful persons, I want to be friends with every single one of them! I have to admit I'm a bit of ashamed to call this my work, cause I'm having so much fun every single day. Thank you all amazing customers for trusting me even if I'm a goof in my Insta stories sometimes, I'm serious when needed 😎 🇸🇪 For Sweden: Det är väldigt tider kvar för fotograferingar i höst, har du BF från december och framåt måste du maila asap för att hinna få en tid, det är nämligen min högsäsong för gravida 💎 #gravidfoto #gravidfotograf #maternityshoot
12 days in Iceland went by too fast! Even if I didn't sleep much during my two workshops there I never get tired it, it's truly something special about Iceland 💎 This week after I came home I had two amazing weddings in Sweden as well, can't wait to show you! Even if I photograph maternity a lot I love the few weddings I decided to book this year. I love to put my heart and soul in every wedding and to to be able to do that I only book a few. Next week I'm supposed to have vacation (😂), but I really suck at that when I'm home. To just watch series for a week doesn't work for me.. I'm in a great creative flow right now and I know it's not possible to stop me then ;) #icelandwedding #bröllop #kärlekpåisland
Manda & Isak ⭐️ These lovebirds were our stars at my workshop in Iceland this week. I photographed them last year when they got married and I knew then that they had something special. So kind, funny, natural and lovingly, a photographers dream 💕 Thank you @hella_horse_rental for your beautiful horses, you are the best! Now I'm recharging for another workshop next week, I truly love my job and to share this with my bestie @nevnarien 🙏 Stay tuned for more pictures!
Rachel ❤ A woman who touches your heart in so many ways. She has a special grace around her and an honesty in her eyes and soul which makes every photoshoot very special. I love to photograph her because of her energy, and now I had the honor to meet Lea Luna. She has the same honesty in her eyes, dimples in her cheeks and the same calm energy as her mom and dad. Rachel has had such a big impact in my life, without knowing it. She is the reason I started practicing yoga, and it changed everything. In 2004 I was in the tsunami in Thailand and lost my sister Paulina who was 9 years old. I was 17 and it was so dark, I couldn't see any future for me. The years passed by, I developed an eating disorder as a result of my anxiety and the relationship to my body was far from grateful. But when I introduced yoga to my life I could slowly notice the change. Instead of thinking about what my body looked like I started to focus on what it could do. In 2014, 10 years after the tsunami I could for the first time feel grateful for my body. How could I hate a body that helped me survive a natural disaster? Today I know that my thoughts are the most important tool, and I'm aware of that every day. Thank you Rachel for being such an amazing role model, you are changing the world ❤