First I wanted to apologize that this post is so delayed. I'm having issues with uploading images onto the blog.

Navnedag. This is a special day in Norway that finds its tradition's dating back to the middle ages.  A navnedag is chosen instead of a confirmation for those who would still like to incorporate tradition and create a special day for their babies. 

For this session, we are celebrating the life of Little Ingrid!  From the moment we met, she let me know who was boss and it wasn't the girl behind the camera!  She had the biggest blue eyes that just melted your heart! She definitely knew what she wanted and that was the comfort of her mamma and pappa's arms around her which is possibly the best place on earth!  But, I got my way in the end (ok, she was asleep and didn't know I was there, but what can you do 🙂 haha).

The location for this session is  Heggedal Hovedgård , which dates back to the 1700's.   Some of the furnishings were 200 years old and really, it was a photographer's dream! 

Tusen takk SÅ mye for at jeg fikk lov til å dele dagen med dere! Du har en nydelig familie og det var så gøy! 

~ ♥ Lisa

  ***edited – YAY!! Firefox saves the day.  Microsoft..Vista…PC. All on my bad list right now. 🙁

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  • Trine18 November, 2008 - 22:39

    Så flink du er! JEg var sikker på at det måtte bli bra slik som du jobbet!! FLotte bilder!
    Frida, ikke Frøydis heter hun!!

  • me18 November, 2008 - 17:04

    No problem. It’s actually a Tibetan lambskin and I bought it in Norway. It’s imported from a company that imports furs. I’m sorry, I don’t know if they even sell these in the US! 🙁

  • lea18 November, 2008 - 12:14

    Love your work!
    Can i ask where you got the adorable grey furry rug? I gotta have one! 😉

HAHAHA. Ok, I have to apologize, that's an inside joke between myself and my clients (think Mad TV). But boy does it have the power to make me break down and giggle like a little girl.  I had so much fun on my latest shoot, who we had the wonderful pleasure of seeing for the first time 6 months ago.  Nikoline and Sofie made my heart skip a beat at their first session in May. But for their 1 year portraits, I think they took a bit of my heart home with them! I actually turned to my husband during this shoot and said "Are you sure we are finished?" 🙂 .  Mari, Einar, Ida and Flemming. What can I say.  Thank you so much for making my 'work', mostly fun and games!  Your girls are beautiful and so are you!

~ ♥ Lisa

Nikoline and Sofie – 6 months

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Nikoline and Sofie- 1 year

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  • Lori Wood Habiger25 November, 2008 - 15:10

    “Look What I Can Do” for me = Look! Lisa does studio! And beautifully, too. Wonderful work all around. You’ve made me want that color of seamless now 🙂

  • michelle cunninghma13 November, 2008 - 09:23

    your use of textured fabrics and incorporating the outdoors is spectacular! and how the hell do you get the kids to look adoringly at you?

  • Mandy12 November, 2008 - 13:09

    Lisa…these are just stunning portraits. The fun you had really is showing through. Great clarity and color, as always. I think the sixth one down is just perfect!

I love my dreams (when they aren't nightmare's of course!).  I have always had a pretty wild imagination, which oftentimes carried over into my dreams. Vivid dreams, some forgotten a few seconds after I wake, others remembered many years later.  Aren't dreams facinating? You can be anything you want to be. Do anything you want to do.  It's while our bodies are at rest that our brains are allowed free reign without conscience interfering. Some of the most profound inventions and creative visions have been discovered through dreams.

So while away shooting the interior of a friend's cabin, I looked out the window and had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't still asleep and dreaming.  I share with you the stuff dreams are made of.  Take a moment out of your hectic day. Forget about schedules, editing, answering the phone. Sit back. Breathe, relax, push play and let yourself be taken away for but a moment.

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~ ♥ Lisa

  • Amy (3 Peas)9 November, 2008 - 23:42

    That is just so gorgeous…..

  • diana simpson6 November, 2008 - 17:01

    that shot is amazing

I finally upgraded my blog and can now post large pictures! I got tired of having to squint to make out details in the pictures I posted, so I upgraded and now we can all enjoy vibrance, color and mood without a magnifying glass. 🙂

Happy Thursday to everyone! To celebrate, here are some of my favs from my last session.

~ ♥ Lisa

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  • rebecca2 November, 2008 - 04:02

    Beautiful!! I love all the variety and the new big images!

  • Tara Zornow7 October, 2008 - 00:06

    These are all absolutely breathtaking!

  • Amy (3 Peas)5 October, 2008 - 15:28

    OMGosh these are all so beautiful!!! That 3rd one though…..just pure perfection and sweetness.

  • Els (Libra76 on ILP)2 October, 2008 - 14:52

    Stunning work! I’m so glad I found your blog. The baby in the field one is amazing, but I simply love them all, thanks for sharing!

  • Jennifer1 October, 2008 - 00:16

    girl these are so awesome and so so perfect, lovin the filed shots, wow!

  • Stefanie W.30 September, 2008 - 03:42

    just, wow! the baby out in the field…one word, gorgeous!

  • Jen Lane19 September, 2008 - 02:38

    AWww, totally sweet! I love that first one and the one with mom so, so much! Beautiful work.

  • Holli19 September, 2008 - 00:32

    oh wow- the large images are amazing!!!!

  • Jan Scott Photography18 September, 2008 - 23:31

    These are just perfection! (as always) I LOVE that first one. I tried to pull that pose off once and couldn’t do it! Your creativity really shines through in the others. Great work!

  • diana simpson18 September, 2008 - 23:29

    just awesome!

Boys are great, don't get me wrong. But with 2 of them at home, I get so giddy when I'm hired to take photographs of girls! I get to swap the frogs that somehow wind up in backpacks with girlie things like makeup and hair :).

I was so excited to take photographs of Ane Kristine in her gorgeous bunad, which is a traditional norwegian dress where the design is based on location.  Ane Kristine was a trooper, dodging rain, slugs and gravity so I could get those perfect pictures to celebrate her day.

Tusen takk Magne og Trine og selvfølgelig Ane Kristine og Mathilde for at jeg fikk lov å dele dagen med dere og kosedyret! 🙂

~ ♥ Lisa

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  • diana simpson16 September, 2008 - 20:55

    wow love these and those dresses

  • Holli16 September, 2008 - 20:48

    Oh wow- you really captured this family beautifully!

  • Jana Kunz16 September, 2008 - 13:02

    I love the traditional clothing. These are beautiful images!

  • Jeni Bernatz16 September, 2008 - 05:44

    I love these!! The dresses, the look and feel, perfect Lisa!!

  • Gloria15 September, 2008 - 14:20

    These are great pictures! Beautiful memories captured on her very special day! Love the traditional dress!!!

  • Lori L14 September, 2008 - 19:36

    These are amazing — what an incredible way to capture the culture. True keepsakes!