Hi there, and welcome to my blog- my little home on the web! I'm Jeanette Merstrand, a photographer and entrepreneur, a multicultural millennial, and a perfectionist trying to learn the joy of embracing average, while dreaming big! On this page I share all of my latest photoshoots, as well as my thoughts and musings on life and all of the ups and downs that that entails! Grab a cup of tea, a fluffy blanket, and cozy up with some of my blog posts!
A late evening in February at 23.00 my friend texted me about a flash deal expiring within the hour on bus tickets from Flensburg to Copenhagen. For the next hour I flipped through my calendar and scoured available tickets. At 23.55 I booked two trips for my husband and I to go to Copenhagen in […]
Hi Friends! I’ve been so busy this past week, and my blog needs some love and care, so I am coming at you today with this beautiful session from Nyon, Switzerland! Everything about this session was perfect! The light, the scenery, the greenery, and of course, the company! Piri and I were roommates at university […]
Hi Friends! In case you missed it, last month I posted a blog sharing my pictures from the Ophelia Ballet Performance which I attended in Geneva, Switzerland. In case you didn’t take a peek yet, go check out the post here for images from the show and behind the scenes preparation! After the […]
Hi Dreamers! Today I have a blog post to share with all of you that veers a bit from my normal engagement, wedding and family photo shoots. Last week Jeanette Merstrand Photography had the privilege and pleasure of going to Geneva, Switzerland to attend the performance of an original ballet “Ophelia” put on by the […]
Sometimes the wonders of the world are a lot closer to home than we realize! This past weekend I visited the Hercules monument and Unesco world heritage site “Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe” in Kassel and it was truly spectacular! The waterworks throughout the park start at the top of the Hercules monument, run down the watersteps in […]
For the past month Jan and I have been traveling to several different Christmas markets in and near Frankfurt [check out my video from the Bad Homburg christmas market here]. We decided at the very beginning of the holiday season in November that we wanted to focus on experiences and togetherness throughout the season rather […]
Happy Advent! Christmas time is one of my favorite times of the year. I love how everything seems to slow down and how during the holiday season family and friends tend to be prioritized. I have so many beautiful memories from Christmas growing up, and as long as I can remember it has been a […]
I made a video to go along with my post about my trip to the Netherlands. This is my first real vlog, so I hope it is enjoyable and that it shows off some of the beautiful sights you can find in The Netherlands and in Amsterdam. Enjoy!
“Life doesn’t always go as planned, but there is beauty and blessings hidden in every inconvenience.” A few weeks ago the husband and I had a trip planned to go to the Swiss Alps, however the day before the trip we were notified that my younger brother had gotten sick while visiting his girlfriend and had […]
Lately I have found it difficult to motivate myself to get out of the apartment to explore and adventure. Perhaps the result of an exhausted third-culture kid overcompensating a weariness of travel with too much home-alone-time while searching for stability. Or perhaps it’s the cooler weather. Either way, this past week getting outside and connecting with nature found its way […]