Fourteen

You are fourteen today.

Two pale lines on a stick indicated your arrival. An ultrasound reveiled you were a boy. A what??? How on earth was I going to be a mom to a boy? Panic.

Then you came. And all I could do was look at you, smell you, feel your tiny body against mine. It was all absorbing in the best of ways. I wonder who I was before you. Life without you was and is unthinkable.  You showed me a side of me that had been dormant and under a rock for way too long.

Thank you for your wit and your wicked sense of humour with impeccable timing. Thank you for being the poised young man you are. Thank you for making me a mom. Who knew motherhood would be so rewarding.

So as you swagger into your 15th year on this earth we know there will be bumps in the road. But we´ve got this. I´ve got your back. We may have it all now but we will have our battles. But know – no matter what – that you can always rely on me. Everything is figureoutable.

Love, mamma

PS My puns are still funnier than yours
PS2 I still kick your butt in armwrestling just sain´ :-P

 

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Portraits – Kai

Første jobbuken etter sommerferien er snart over. Jeg deler gjerne noen bilder av Kai. Kai kom inn og sa `Så hyggelig å møte deg´. ´Veldig veldig hyggelig´, pluppet jeg ut.  Kleint.

Nok fjas. Connection er jo nøkkelen til en god portrettsession.

God helg! Smil, T

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The first workweek after my summer vacation has come to an end. I´m happy to share some portraits of Kai. Kai entered the room, smiled and shook my hand saying ´So nice to meet you´.  All I managed to utter was `Yes very, very nice´.  Awkward.

Enough sillyness.  Connection is the key to a good portrait session.

Have a wonderful weekend! Smiles, T

 

 

 

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Benedikte Lindbeck

Connection er nøkkelen til en god fotosession. Og noen ganger er jeg ekstra heldig som treffer kunder som jeg har instant karma med. For en stund siden fotograferte jeg skuspillerinne Benedikte Lindbeck.  Da føler jeg at det er en connection der og det er ofte ved første øyekontakt. Når jeg møtte Benedikte hjemme hos henne i Oslo, var det som om vi hadde kjent hverandre lenge. En herlig følelse!

Jammen på tide jeg deler noen av mine favorittbilder av Benedikte.

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An image that speaks volumes – FAMILY

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The desire to show them ´my´ Norway had been lingering for awhile. Actually I had wished to take them on a roadtrip last summer, but it didn´t materialise.

With a boy heading for middle school and two younger sisters, a roadtrip may have seemed like the worst idea ever to some. Sarcasm was never far away when we told people our holiday plans. But I was adament to show the kids the North Cape. They were on board. We had a goal.

And so it was that we set out on a journey that would fill us with memories to last a lifetime. The nights were white, our sleep was short and sometimes so was our temper. But encounters with moose and reindeer along the way made it all worth it. We drove, took ferries and enjoyed fun and games at adventure parks.

Maybe the wanderlust gene that I myself seem to lack, has been awakened in them. And if not, they will at least appreciate the magnificence of this country we are so fortunate to call home.

Personal projects are a great adventure that often lead us through the most unlikely of paths. Our intention in starting this project is to hone our skills and see where this particular path takes us. We would love it if you joined us on this adventure.

Our intention is for the images to do the talking. We believe a single moment captured forever in a photograph can speak volumes. These images require no words and at the same time, tell a whole story.

Every other month, we will choose a single image to share with you. These images will usually follow a theme. By seeing, we hope you hear our voices.

If you’d like to visit other participating photographers to see their interpretations, follow these links:

Vinita Salome | Natalie Carstens | Tanja de Maesschalk

Personal project – Balance

An image that speaks volumes – Balance

Personal projects are a great adventure that often lead us through the most unlikely of paths. Our intention in starting this project is to hone our skills and see where this particular path takes us. We would love it if you joined us on this adventure.

Our intention is for the images to do the talking. We believe a single moment captured forever in a photograph can speak volumes. These images require no words and at the same time, tell a whole story.

Every other month, we will choose a single image to share with you. These images will usually follow a theme. By seeing, we hope you hear our voices.

If you’d like to visit other participating photographers to see their interpretations, follow the links:

Vinita Salome | Natalie Carstens | Tanja de Maesschalk

Esther

Konfirmasjonsfotografering med Esther. 
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The now is to be celebrated.
Somewhere between childhood and adulthood lies a magical life phase.  I’m sharing some of my favorite captures of Ester in this fleeting moment in time.
Please contact me for additional information about communion photography or if you would like to book me.

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Et sted mellom barndom og voksen alder ligger en magisk livsfase. Jeg deler noen av mine favoritter av vakre Esther som vi tok i Asker.

Mer informasjon om konfirmasjonsfotografering finner du her.
Ta kontak med meg her om du ønsker mer info eller om du vil booke.

Baby Milea


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Baby Milea er bare helt skjønn og det var en fryd å fotografere henne!

Jeg deler noen av bildene som jeg tok av henne.

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Ta gjerne kontakt her hvis du ønsker å booke fotografering.

 

Baby Milea is just adorable! It was such a treat to photograph her. I´m sharing some favorites from her photosession here in Asker. 

Please don´t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to book a session. 

 

 

Happy 10 Emma

You turned ten yesterday. That notion is hard to grasp as it feels like you were a baby just a few seconds ago. But a full decade has passed since you came to the world. Ten wonderfully warm years filled with your kindness. I´m so happy that you are in my life♡

I love you.

Mamma

 

Du ble 10 i går. Det er jo nesten ufattelig at et helt tiår har gått siden du ble født. Ti fantastike år med skjønne deg! Jeg er så glad i deg og så glad for at du er i mitt liv.

Glad i deg.

Mamma

 

Tanja de Maesschalk

Personal Project – Blue

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Personal projects are a great adventure that often lead us through the most unlikely of paths. Our intention in starting this project is to hone our skills and see where this particular path takes us. We would love it if you joined us on this adventure.

Our intention is for the images to do the talking. We believe a single moment captured forever in a photograph can speak volumes. These images require no words and at the same time, tell a whole story.

Every other month, we will choose a single image to share with you. These images will usually follow a theme. By seeing, we hope you hear our voices.

If you’d like to visit other participating photographers to see their interpretations, follow the links:

Vinita Salome | Natalie Carstens | Tanja de Maesschalk

Baby Selma

Som en del av fotograferingen for Relasjonssenteret, hadde vi en session med baby Selma og mamma Vibeke.

Babyfeberen gir seg jo aldri og denne lille hjerteknuseren var bare så skjønn at hun fikk meg til å smelte! Deler gjerne et par tusen bilder av den lille snuppa.

As a part of the photography for Relasjonssenteret, I photographed Selma and her mom. I´m sharing a few of my favourites.

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Session for Relasjonssenteret

Relasjonssenteret by Tanja de MaesschalkI forbindelse med utviklingen av ny nettside ble jeg bedt å ta flere serier med bilder for Relasjonssenteret. Bildene i denne serien ble tatt på Nesøya. Både huset, brygga og dukkestua egnet seg veldig godt til fotograferingen.

De nye nettsidene til Relasjonssenteret er utviklet i samarbeid med Trine Grung og Gry Finsrud.

Relasjonssenteret commissioned me for a commercial assignment. A series of sessions involving children and families for the launch of their new website. These photos were taken at a residence on the nearby island Nesøya. The house aswell as the grounds served as the perfect backdrop for this shoot.

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Personal Project – Light

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Personal projects are a great adventure that often lead us through the most unlikely of paths. Our intention in starting this project is to hone our skills and see where this particular path takes us. We would love it if you joined us on this adventure.

Our intention is for the images to do the talking. We believe a single moment captured forever in a photograph can speak volumes. These images require no words and at the same time, tell a whole story.

Every other month, we will choose a single image to share with you. These images will usually follow a theme. By seeing, we hope you hear our voices.

If you’d like to visit other participating photographers to see their interpretations, follow the links:

Vinita Salome | Natalie Carstens | Tanja de Maesschalk

Hello October

There he was. This tiny little boy arrived on october 1st 2003. The feeling of love was completely overwhelming. I had brought a bunch of magazines to fill my days in the maternity ward. They were left to collect dust. All I could look at was this beautiful perfect little baby.
That was twelve years ago…
Over these past twelve years I have had the honour of being your mom. So here are some words for you my little man.
I am winging motherhood as we go along. I had no idea what to do with a boy. How would I relate to a boy? I was never a young boy myself so I appreciate how you share your views with me. Constructive feedback makes us grow.
I love how you make eye contact.
I love the way you take time to say hello and introduce yourself to people you meet.
I love your sense of humour, quick whit and impeccable timing.
I love your cuddles.
I love waking you up every morning.
I love your sense of respect for others.
I love the way you make the best out of difficult situations.
I love how you stand by your friends.
I love how you don’t pass judgment.
I love how you ‘get’ me.
I love YOU.
Mom(zilla)
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The lake

Just a 10-minute drive from our home is another world with farmhouses, horses, cattle and even a waterfall. It´s called Semsvann and is utterly gorgeous. I wanted to show the girls my favorite lake around here.  We headed out for an evening walk last month. The light was low and warm and the lake showed itself from it most stunning side yet again.

Lucky I took my camera…

XO

10 minutter fra hjemmet vårt ligger vakre Semsvann. Et magisk sted med gamle gårder, hester, kuer og til og med en foss. Jeg tok med meg jentene ut der en kveld. Lyset var varmt og vakkert og vannet viste seg fra sin beste side. 

Jeg er så glad jeg tok med meg kameraet…

XO

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Connect with me if you would like to book me. Maybe we can do a session around the beautiful Semsvann.

Ta kontakt hvis du ønsker å booke meg. Vi kan godt ta turen til Semsvann!

 

 

Hello August

August. Oh where do I begin? With its crips air and powerful colour palette, August is definitely a statement month.  It may be one of my favorite months. The water in the fjord is warm and inviting. Friends are back from vacation and ready to reconnect. Life is good.

So here´s to August in all it´s glory.

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An Image That Speaks Volumes – Connection

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Personal projects are a great adventure that often lead us through the most unlikely of paths. Our intention in starting this project is to hone our skills and see where this particular path takes us. We would love it if you joined us on this adventure.
Our intention is for the images to do the talking. We believe a single moment captured forever in a photograph can speak volumes. These images require no words and at the same time, tell a whole story.
Every other month, we will choose a single image to share with you. These images will usually follow a theme. By seeing, we hope you hear our voices.
If you’d like to visit other participating photographers to see their interpretations, follow the links: