today i woke up to some wonderful news:
i had submitted some of my images to the international image competition hosted by ‘the monochromatic lens’. there were six different categories, and there would be only one winning image per category.
today, i found out that two of my images were ‘runner ups’, and another of my images received ‘honorable mention’! to be selected out of thousands of images and featured among such amazing artwork is such an honour, and i’m over the moon (happy dance!!!)!
please follow this link to check out the stunning images of the winners and all selected photographers.
and here are my selected images (the first two are the ‘runner ups’, the third ‘honorable mention’):
‘you always hear people say that having kids changes everything,
but you can’t fully realise it until you have children yourself.’
~ jeff bridges
well, for me this was certainly true!
you hear so much from other people, you read a lot, you think you are prepared…
and then this little bundle arrives, and you realise that nothing could prepare you for this profound change in your life and in yourself. you already knew that you would love this baby, but you didn’t know just how much love you’d be capable of feeling until you first laid eyes on this tiny human being!
some more adorable images of baby here.
this little guy gave me maybe a 10-minute-window to capture some posed images of him while he was sleeping – he was very much awake and very hungry for the rest of the session!
his mom did something that i find incredibly brave: she had him at home!
yep, that’s right: at home, no medication, doctor only came for a brief check twice, and baby boy was born right into dad’s waiting hands! mom trusted herself and her body and knew that she could do this – and she was right!
photo sessions with this beautiful family are special to me:
i’ve photographed them for the first time when their little girl was just a few days old, and since then we have done yearly sessions.
i love seeing the kids grow up, i love witnessing the developing family dynamics, i love our yearly ‘bench shots‘, and i love to see how the photo wall in their home grows… both in singapore and in denmark! ;)
on this coming monday, september 19th, the united nations will hold a high-level summit for refugees and migrants in new york. therefore i think it’s perfect timing for this year’s ‘nina tantzen photography charity auction’: in the next few days leading up to the summit, i will auction off a photography session including all images as high res digital files. please find all the details here!
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this gorgeous girl was a natural in front of the camera during our family photo session this morning!
she was posing like a little expert, coming up with all sorts of ideas – like blowing a kiss – and i love the blue background in these images!
mom’s styling of the family was impeccable as well, perfectly matching the location.
when my own daughter saw the silver doc martens, she immediately exclaimed that she HAS to have those too! (which to be honest is exactly what i thought myself when i saw them… ;))
i already photographed this family last year, when we did a gorgeous in-home family shoot.
a sneak peek for now – can’t wait to show you more soon!