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Monday, January 18, 2010


My sister Courtney came to visit me over Christmas! We traveled up to Ottersøy in Nord-Trøndelag. It was relaxing and we got to see some great views. Even got to lay on the beach. :) Wooot.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


In honor of the cold snap in Minnesota and in Oslo! Eeeeek! I am going through my archives and stumbled upon this shot I took over a year ago while driving away from Grand Forks, North Dakota. It was basically blizzarding and I was stopped by the train on HWY 2. Yep...scary. But it was beautiful!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Goals and... fashion!

Modell: Maria B.

Happy 2010! Believe it or not I actually stress over the fact that I have not made a blog post in soooooo long. To make up for it....check out this extra long beauty! I have so many photos from 2009 I still need and want to share with you. Soo, since the new year is often a time of resolutions this post is dedicated to just that. I've never actually followed through on a new years resolution...tho I'm not sure I have ever really made one either. With that being said, I think I will focus more on 'GOALS' rather than resolutions.

I have goals I want to achieve this year and I can only hope I will stay motivated through this cold and ohhh sooo dark time in Norway to keep them. People say it's easier to stay on track when you tell others or when you write it down...so here it goes.....
Desi's goals for 2010 --------->
1. Get a job. (Seems simple enough, but not so easy in todays economy or when living in Norway and speaking only a little Norwegian)

2.Launch my website! (I am soooo pumped for this one! Being as I am incredibly indecisive this has been taking me ages to desgin. But lets keep an eye out for it in January.)

3. Be confident. (This is something I REALLY need to work on. I need confidence in myself, in my design, and in my photography...pretty much all 'round. I'm also wondering...how do you actually GAIN confidence? I'm asking for your help and tips on this one. :)

4. Speak more Norwegian. (I believe getting a job will help me the most here. However I know I need to work harder at speaking, understanding, and studying Norsk. I have wanted to be bilingual for as long as I can remember....either that or ever since my sister spoke fluent Spanish and I thought it was sooo cool. I'm not going to say I want to be fluent in Norwegian by the end of this year...I'm trying to be realistic here!)

5. Blog. (Every professional photographer has a blog. I hope once I get my website rolling I can keep my portfolio work there and post more of my life and photos here! So, in a more resolution fashion...I am going to attempt to make a blog posting at least once a week! It does not have to be amazing or profound...just a simple post. But lets hope some amazing things come from it and me, eh?)

On to photos. I think it was actually WAY back in October I had the AMAZING opportunity to assist Gry Traaen on a fashion shoot for the Norwegian magazine, Det Nye. I am obviously now really in love with fashion photography. It was a blast and it was incredible to watch Gry work her stuff. I got the chance to work with a great group of girls - models, make-up artists, hair stylists, and neato dogs!!!!
I snapped a few shots with my little point and shoot...as I was actually assisting... so the shots aren't the best but good enough to share with you! Wish me luck on trying to get more into the fashion photography business? :)

Abandoned warehouse. Great light!

We did shots with 8 different breeds of dogs!

The closet.

I love Gry workin' it here!

Hair and makeup.


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