LC Forstén Fotograf

Capturing life's moments, big and small, through portraiture and documentary story telling.

Photography in Stockholm, Sweden. Documentary photography focusing on families and weddings. Portraits of maternity, infants, children, families, professionals.

Waiting, watching the snow fall, at 35 weeks

As Stockholm lay shrouded by a tauntingly mild winter of mostly ice and intermittent snow, this mama waited the arrival of her long-dreamed-of third child, who was born a boy just after the New Year, happy and healthy! Sofi is an exceptional woman; a nurse, a baby-wrap expert and enthusiast, and mama to two creative, kind, and silly boys who are amazing brothers. She is a goddess in her own right. As I composed images through my lens I was constantly taken aback by her beauty and prowess. She is a force when not 35 weeks pregnant and with the power of creation behind her… it was impressive to be in her space. I hope you enjoy!

Tanner Springs Family Fun

Tanner springs is beautiful and full of people enjoying the lovely light this time of year.  These two ladies were a ray of light all their own, and I'd show you the family pics, but that's classified!  So you get a quick taste of the fun we had.  I should have worn my running shoes; these girls have some serious speed! 

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Sweet Baby Charlotte, three days new!

What a lovely lady, at three days new, she had my heart from hello, but more importantly, she had her big brother's heart (and of course her proud parents'). This little love will have her big brother wrapped around her tiny finger in no time; the adoration was palpable. I felt like I had jumped into a pool of love in this home, this family does all the important things so well. And they sent me home with goodies from their garden in hand and in jars. What a treat to get to share this moment with them!  Their sweet life made me reach for my Cardamom&Honey Logo.  Suits them perfectly.  Portland Newborn Photographer, Portland Family Photographer.

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Last minute Mini Session slots open!

I have a few newly-open, come celebrate the sun, play a bit and get those holiday annual family pictures done-and-done!  Saturday and Sunday only folks, this weather won't last for long!

November Mini Sessions: $150 for 5-15 digitals, 30 mins shooting time OR $215 for 5-15 digitals PLUS 25 holiday cards and the option to order more for $50/25 pack.  
The printer I use is amazing, the designs I have access to are darling and I'll pick just the right one for you!  

Fall Mini Sessions

Mini sessions are just so much fun, and with families like these (more to come), we have a blast!  My favorites?  Dad and daughter making silly faces together.  One of those moments when you can really see love in the silly details.  

New dates, new locations coming soon!  Have a request?  Let me know! 

3 month Baby Calvin melts my heart!

I am so excited to celebrate this kid with this beautiful family!  He's long been dreamed of by his parents and all their friends collectively, and wow, what a kid.  He is the coolest, most photogenic, sweet boy I could have imagined.  Calvin is a total heart-throb and ... I hope will be a bit like his namesake from Calvin & Hobbs.  Congrats L&C!  Bonus - now that he's earth side, I have a few maternity pics of them to share.  What a gorgeous family!

Portland Baby Photographer, Portland Maternity Photographer, Portland Family Photographer

Baby turns 1 + Big Sis Smiles!

I love this family; Baby Girl and Big Sis were SO much fun to run and play with!   


I love the way light sparkles in Big Sis's eyes, and how excited she was to play games with me.  Baby Girl enjoyed showing off her walking skills and the moments of capturing mom and dad's full attention.  Sadly for you, privacy is a professional necessity for this family, so you don't get to mom and dad's glow for their littles.  We had a blast, though, and you can certainly see it in these girls' smiles.