....Mommy & Me Minisession Day..Äiti & Minä Kuvauspäivä....

Mommy & Me Kuvauspäivä, Susanna Nordvall, Äitienpäivä, Mother's Day, Perhekuvaus, Lapsikuvaus, Valokuvaus Helsinki (2).jpg

….We organized a Mommy & Me Minisession Day at our local second hand store, Lasten Unelma, on the 3rd of May. A week before Mother’s Day. Although the slot was only 5 minutes per shoot, it was so lovely to see how all the moms and their little ones got so comfortable so quickly in front of my camera, and showered each other with kisses, tickles and hugs. The goal was, -for once to get moms in front of the camera with their offspring, since they often have the role of the photographer in their everyday life.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share some of the best bits from our minisession day. While editing these I realized at one point how my cheeks started to hurt, it was because of all the smiling! I just couldn’t help but to smile while going through these images! So here’s my challenge for you: Look through all the images and let me know in the comments whether or not you could do it without smiling, even just a little bit. I promise you, it’s a lot harder than you think! :D Happy Mother’s Day to all of you lovely Moms!

Location: Lasten Unelma Second Hand
Macramé: Bubula Design..Järjestimme Äiti & Minä kuvauspäivän Espoon Lasten Unelma Second Handin tiloissa 3.5., juuri sopivasti ennen Äitienpäivää. Vaikka kuvausaika oli vain tiiviit 5 minuuttia, oli ihanaa huomata kuinka äidit lapsineen rentoutuivat nopeasti kamerani edessä ja antautuivat halailemaan, hauskuuttelemaan ja antamaan toisillensa paljon pusuja.

Kuvauspäivän tarkoituksena oli saada äidit sieltä perheen valokuvaajan roolista kerrankin kameran eteen, kuviin yhdessä lastensa kanssa.

Äitienpäivän kunniaksi halusin koota yhteen muutamia parhaimpia paloja kuvauspäivästä ja näitä muokatessani huomasinkin jossain kohtaa, kuinka poskeni alkoivat sattua siitä kaikesta hymyilystä: Eihän näitä kuvia voinut katsoa hymyilemättä!

Haastan siis sinutkin kokeilemaan! Katso kuvat läpi ja kerro kommenteissa pääsitkö loppuun asti ilman, että hymyilit kertaakaan. Usko pois, se on vaikeampaa kuin uskotkaan. :D

Haluan toivottaa kaikille Äideille ihanaa Äitienpäivää!

Kuvauspaikka: Lasten Unelma
Kuvauksen makramee: Bubula Design….

Loving Life in a Baby Bubble - A Family Shoot in New York

NYC Family Shoot, Family Session in New York, Susanna Nordvall, Newborn, at home shoot in NYC (19).jpg

For years now Michaela of Nord & Mae has been helping and guiding me with my brand and the direction of my business.

A few years ago, I was set on quitting wedding photography as weddings had somehow lost the spark for me, but then while on my first maternity leave Michaela contacted me out of the blue for a wedding workshop. I’m so happy that I said yes because with that I gained a best friend, a confidante and a mentor, without whom I most likely wouldn’t be shooting weddings anymore. I probably wouldn't have gotten into the world of film photography (that I now love dearly!) and wouldn't be able to define my brand in the ways I can today.

Lately, we’ve been working on meaningful storytelling through images. Michaela has been diving deep into the theory of storytelling and cinematography, and recently has started to develop some practical techniques on how to tell a coherent, authentic story in still images. I have been lucky enough to start testing and implementing these very techniques just this year.

And now with this shoot somehow it finally clicked. Finally, while shooting this lovely little family in New York, I feel like everything I’ve learned, practiced and worked on so hard fell into place. Spending the morning with these new parents in their baby bubble, far from the bustling Manhattan was amazing. The place was so filled with love. And I could see how every part and every little gesture was such an important piece to telling the story of their love. Looking at these images now, I feel like it all makes sense. This exactly is why and how I want to tell people’s stories. This is how I want to capture love.