Norway Confirmation Ceremony

Norway Confirmation Ceremony

I love Norway.  I was asked to photograph a Confirmation ceremony, or Konfirmasjon as it’s called over there.  Getting Confirmed is quite a big deal in Norway.  It’s seen as a “coming of age” ceremony, and they mostly take place on the same weekend in May.  Non-religious ceremonies are held alongside the ones in Church, and most teenagers aged 14 will take part.  I was photographing a Church ceremony in a town called Moss, and the Church were doing back-to-back ceremonies all weekend.  The Norwegians have a national dress called a Bunad, which is worn on special occasions, and depending on which region in Norway you are from, your Bunad will look different with different patterns and colours, a bit like tartan in Scotland!  They look amazing!  I was told that the Telemark Bunad is very popular because it is the most decorative! I’m really excited that I will be going again in May this year.  I’m now taking bookings for outdoor portrait sessions at Alby gard on Friday May 10th, please get in touch if you’d like to book a slot!

If you are looking for some documentary photographs of a special occasion please get in touch, I can cover Christenings, Proms, bar(bat)mitzvah, Confirmations and anything in between!

Documentary Family Photography – Miranda and family in Simonside Woods

Documentary Family Photography – Miranda and family in Simonside Woods

Documentary Family Photography is another branch to my business that I really enjoy.  There’s something so special about capturing a little piece of family life, a moment in time, a holiday or an adventure.  I’m capturing childhood memories in the making!

Elizabeth first contacted me because she wanted to arrange a photo session as a gift for her American friends. They were coming over from Florida to the beautiful north east to spend time around Newcastle and Northumberland.

We met at Simonside Car Park Walk near Rothbury in Northumberland, because its such a beautiful location.  Miranda, aged eight was going to be the main focus of the photo session, along with Elizabeth’s dog Willow.  It was such a lovely idea to capture a little piece of her English holiday.  We had loads of fun exploring the pine forest, and Margarita has just the best smile, what a character!  I absolutely LOVE the tender moments I captured between Miranda and her mum Margarita too!  There was even time for a couple of relaxed informal group photos at the end as well!

If you would like a documentary family photo session either at home or out on location, please get in touch – I’d love to hear about your family!