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

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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