“Every time I look at my blackberry, I will smile and also be reminded of a wonderful weekend filled with love, family, and friendship. Thank you so much for coming out here and most of all for catching these beautiful moments. You have a gift, my friend!”
This is what Lotta sent to me after setting one of the following photos as wallpaper on her blackberry. Every photo shoot holds a special place in my heart. This one is no exception. In fact, this is one of the most memorable ones.
On a late Friday night last summer, I received a text message from Brent asking if I would like to go to Amagansett to photograph his family and his newborn son, Baby “B”. Who could refuse such an amazing offer? The very next morning,I was on a bus headed to Long Island.
After Baby “B” was born, Brent and I had been exchanging emails. He mentioned that both of the grandmothers were visiting from Sweden and Minnesota. We thought it would be a unique opportunity to capture some memories with both sides of his family.
This is one of the most loving families I have ever met. I wanted to capture the joy this baby brings to those around him, as well as the love from his parents and grandmas. Throughout the day we shared a lot of laughter; when we were not taking pictures, we went boogie boarding, or enjoying fika (Swedish tea break). We ended our day with a delicious Swedish dinner, after which we were treated to Grandma Gunilla and Lotta singing us some Swedish songs.
Even when putting this post together, I caught myself smiling and reliving those moments. I hope one day when this baby looks at these pictures, he can feel how much love there was for him was even when he was just a baby.