Name is Johanna. Last name is sometimes my maiden name Claesson, and sometimes my wedded French name Le Merrer. Hence the JoLeMe abbrivation I use sometimes.
Born and raised on the Swedish west coast I immigrated to California at the age of 21 to work and play with kids.
I fell in love with the country, The city and a man, and here I am now!

Photography has always been a big part of my life. Although not getting my first digital camera until the age of 21, I always had my pink little analog camera in my bag as a youngster. I was happy when I got my digital camera, that meant I didn't have to bring 20 rolls of film to a vacation. Just a little memory card. Hooray for Technology.

I have a great talent of making folks feel comfortable with me. I am very easygoing and down to earth. I love kids, and take great care of them. Several years of experience as a nanny do come in handy when photographing kids.

My style is unique, photojournalistic and I try to not pose around too much. I want you to be you in front of the camera.
In my photos, you will recognize that light, fresh, bright airy look that makes me think of Scandinavia. The retro, vintage, romantic warm look that for me symbolize California lies as well close to my heart. My style is a mix of both.
I love to try new things, and are not scared of being adventurous with my camera.
You might me lying on the floor or climbing a tree to get my shot, but don't worry. It's normal.


Unknown said...

Hey Johanna, Thanks for sharing your personal experience about photography. I am impressed with the way you expressed your thoughts & also a great thanks for sharing amazing pictures of mother & child's love. Can't wait to read more posts of yours. Keep Writing :)

asd said...

Nice post, thank you so much for sharing this wiht us.

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