About me

I’m Stina. I’m a Stockholm gal who got tired of the cold winters of Sweden and ended up in Melbourne thinking Australia was a summery paradise (someone should have told me about Melbourne winters!), where I now spend my days capturing memories.

If I were to describe my style it would be candid. I like to capture moments as they unfold, rather than staging them. I want my images to reflect real feelings, not faked smiles.

I shoot all digital, but have a thing for that old school film look. I shoot with professional-grade gear, using two Canon 5d Mark IV’s, a range of prime lenses that allows me to shoot in dark conditions along with all the flash you’ll need for any dancing or party shots.

Random info about me

At parties I’m that one weirdo that clutches to their camera, stops talking mid sentence to quickly take a series of photos. I just can’t help it. Over the years the camera is not just my work equipment, it’s me. Yes, I know that sounded corny, but I’m having a hard time not sounding corny whenever I get to talk about cameras. Although as I’m a keen advocate for doing what you love, I think this is a good thing. Nah, it’s a great thing.

Unordered list with information about me

  • I pretty much always wear black and jeans. It’s a phase, 5 years ago I was almost always wearing colourful dresses.
  • Gold is awesome and I own three gold sequinned cardigans
  • I love any and everything fluffy.
  • I used to be a lover of sunshine, but since starting photography I’m all about the cloudy days
  • Alpacas have somehow managed to make its way to the top of my list of fave animals. I am currently contemplating getting an alpaca tattoo.
  • I’m married to a bearded weirdo called Peter. PS. He also does video as btw ily wedding films.
  • If there’s anything on the menu that mainly consists of mushrooms, that’s what I order. Mushrooms = life.
  • Add a glass of prosecco and it’s perfection.

Stockholm to Melbs

Around eight years ago my husband and I decided we were done with cold and dark Sweden. Within a few months, we set off on an adventure. We didn’t come straight to Australia however – we took the scenic route, which included a couple of years in Ghana, before settling in Melbourne. We now live in a warm little apartment in Abbotsford with a view of the Yarra and trees. Hopefully there will be a dog there soon too.

I’ve always called myself creative. Before throwing myself head first into professional photography I worked in marketing and as a graphic designer. Then, around nine years ago I got my first DSLR. It wasn’t long until I was completely hooked. That little camera followed me everywhere I went, and to this day I almost always carry a camera with me. Without one I feel naked, and I’ve learnt that even the most unremarkable outing might hold in itself a magical moment, one that needs to be captured. Every day holds in itself a tiny adventure and a story that I want to tell.

Quirky + candid + documentary style wedding photographer. Based in Melbourne, but always keen to travel the world.