Since I started spending some time in the North of Sweden, I've come to love the light and how it has such a huge affect on life here. There's not much of it in the winter and when the sun does make an appearance it has a beautiful amber glow. In the summer you can't get away from it, light all the time!
This time of year is perfect for natural light portraiture, I had been lucky enough to arrange a shoot with Stina and I woke to a great clear sky that changed during the morning to a hazy light, perfect. It was quite a bit warmer than of late, around -18 so we met at 11am and it was a pleasure to photograph Stina, a natural Swedish beauty.
The light wasn't quite good enough to take advantage of the row of trees I have been trying to photograph recently so we went for more traditional portraiture.
The combination of diffused light and the fantastic Nikkor 200 f2 wide open gave a lovely image, the light striking Stina's beautiful hair was perfect.
I tend to like my portraits to be fairly subdued but Stina had a great smile that lit up her face so we went for a few relaxed shots.
And finally a close up, there's a confidence and self assurance that develops over time that is extremely attractive, Stina has it in abundance. I love this shot.
Thank you to Stina for being a fantastic model despite me asking her to stand in snow for over half an hour! An absolute pleasure.