Hi! I’m Janine. When you book a session with Lumeah Photography, I’m the one behind the camera.
Rather than simply documenting what people look like, I want to show who they are. From family sessions to professional portraits and weddings, the same principle applies.
What I love most of all is finding a connection with everyone I photograph and to bring out what really makes them unique. My approach to photographing people is very personal and before I even pick up the camera, I usually feel like we’ve been friends for ages. The result is more relaxed and genuine expressions.
My business is pretty-much based on what I want out of life. Working, running a business, raising two children and a dog and still having time for a relationship is a difficult balance. I want it all and I don’t want to miss a moment. I want to capture all the precious little moments of my family’s life and hold onto them forever.
I don’t want to remember the fake camera smiles. I want to remember the mess, the chaos, the tenderness. I want to remember the way that my daughter’s laugh sometimes comes in stages. You first see a little hint in the corner of her mouth. Then her eyes light up, but she tries not to let it out, which causes her nose to scrunch up. Then she just can’t keep it in any longer and it comes bursting out. It makes my heart sing. I want to remember the way my kids quietly hold each other’s hands when they’re lining for a big ride at the amusement park. The crazy bed hair. Even the tears. Real life. Warts and all.
I also want my kids to remember that I was a part of their world, so I need to get myself in front of the camera – not just focusing on capturing them. I know this is something a lot of parents struggle with, so I think that’s a huge part of why I do what I do.
I’m often asked where the name Lumeah Photography comes from. The word ‘Lumeah’ has a special place in my heart. Click here to find out more about the history of ‘Lumeah’.
I’m located in Enskededalen, on the south side of Stockholm, but I travel and photograph all over Stockholm, Sweden and abroad.
Jag pratar både svenska och engelska, så skriv gärna på svenska om det passar dig bäst.
Image by the wonderful Sandra Jolly Photography