"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"


- Mary Oliver


Hi, I'm Sara Lindström


Welcome to my world.

Sara Lindström, fotograf i Norrbotten

A FEW Favourites...

Campfires

Where screens are put aside, life slows down and the conversations get real.

Mountains

Climbing, skiing, kayaking... anything that brings me closer.

Cabin life

Simple, uncluttered living, with room for more of what matters.

THE OPEN ROAD

Where I let go of plans and allow myself to be blown away by the unexpected.


My Life in a Nutshell


An intense curiosity and wanderlust brought me to start roaming the globe at the tender age of 19.


Somewhere in South Africa, I picked up my first DSLR camera. It was love at first sight. As I kept following my excitement and heart's whispers all over the world, I soon found myself living my dream as a travel and adventure photographer


Sixty countries on six continents later, I still capture beauty and charm for a living, while also helping others grow more confident behind their cameras, daring to dream big. 



Sara Lindström, photographer in Swedish Lapland

Curious About the Full Story? 


Grab a cup of tea…

I was born on a farm by the arctic circle in Sweden, where a wise old lady told my mom I would grow up to be an explorer


The old woman was right. Not long after graduating high school, I found myself living in a tent in the Arizona desert, loving life on a whole new level.


Traveling and exploring became my lifeblood, and I never wanted it to end.

Solo female traveler in South Africa

Months turned into years as I ticked off more and more places and experiences on the bucket list I'd dreamed up during my boring math classes in high school.


EVENTUALLY THOUGH, I FIGURED IT WAS TIME TO 'GROW UP' A BIT, AND WENT TO UNIVERSITY.


I chose geography - my ticket to responsibly keep discovering the world while enjoying some adventurous field trips and cool exchange semesters abroad.

Astrophotography, New Zealand
Solo female traveler in New Zealand


DURING MY UNIVERSITY YEARS, I ALSO PICKED UP MY FIRST CAMERA.


I QUICKLY REALIZED PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE COMBINED MADE MY HEART BEAT IN A WAY IT NEVER HAD BEFORE...



DURING MY UNIVERSITY YEARS, I ALSO PICKED UP MY FIRST CAMERA.


I QUICKLY REALIZED PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE COMBINED MADE MY HEART BEAT IN A WAY IT NEVER HAD BEFORE...


When I landed my first secure job right after graduation, I secretly wished for my nomadic spirit to dissolve with time, but to my despair, strong magnetic forces kept pulling me back on the road. 


My solution was to give myself just one more year of travel to "get it out of my system".


As newly graduated, I didn’t have near enough money to go on another long trip, but luckily I had my heart broken around that time which inspired me to say “fuck it, I’ll find a way”.

Roadtripping, Montana

So I quit my job, packed a backpack, and bought a one-way ticket to Peru.

All I really knew was that I wanted to slowly venture north by land and sea from Lima, until I reached the Canadian Rockies, maybe even Alaska?



I wanted to meet inspiring people, eat amazing street food, climb mountains, learn Spanish, and take pretty pictures. 


Surely I'd be ready to settle after that, so off I went.


Solo female traveler in Mexico

About halfway through that trip, however, somewhere in Nicaragua, I realized I was vibrating with happiness. I may have been poor in money, but counted in the things that truly mattered to me, I felt rich beyond measure.


Then it hit me. It was as if I had been lovingly slapped in the face and could finally see.


Why should I spend my life tamed and compressed into a tiny little box when clearly that couldn't contain everything I wanted to be?


A vision of what I truly wanted to do with my life, previously blurred by fear and doubt, appeared clear before me.


I wanted to do photography for a living, but not just any kind of photography. I wanted to get paid to do THIS


To capture the charm and beauty of destinations all over the world and adventures in wild and remote terrain. I didn't know how, but it didn't matter because then and there, I was already living my dream. 

Solo female traveler in Honduras
West coast mountains, New Zealand

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, I WHOLEHEARTEDLY LET GO OF WHAT SOCIETY AND OTHER PEOPLE EXPECTED OF ME.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, I WHOLEHEARTEDLY LET GO OF WHAT SOCIETY AND OTHER PEOPLE EXPECTED OF ME.

The idea that I had to return home, settle and "grow up" began to fade.


with that, doors I didn't know existed started to open.


The following year I was offered to shoot a beautiful destination in northern Greece for a large travel company, all while being paid the kind of money that made the broke backpacker in me cry sweet tears of happiness.

Travel photography, Croatia

The assignments kept coming, and for years I worked intensely for about two months out of the year doing what I loved and spent the rest of the year traveling, while thriving financially. 


Sixty countries, and many wild experiences later, I still capture beauty for a living and let my excitement and intuition guide me in everything I do.


Some may call me a dreamer, but if I don't feel excited about a job, I'd rather leave it to someone else, who is. Because, seriously, life is too short. 

Sara Lindström, photographer in Arctic Sweden
Skiing under the northern lights, Swedish Lapland

The Final Plot Twist...

During the global storm of 2020, I moved my office back home to the place I was born yet had neglected since my teens:


ARCTIC SWEDEN.


Quickly I fell in love. With the landscapes, the lifestyle, the silence, the people.


Besides my creative work, I now also pass my accumulated lessons, skills, and passions on to others through photography workshops, retreats and privately guided adventures right on my doorstep.


As it turns out, few things bring me more joy than gathering people in my favorite places on Earth, helping them gain confidence behind their cameras, see nature's beauty everywhere, and inspire them to invite a little more passion and wildness into their own lives.

Sole female traveler in New Zealand


Because my philosphy is this:


I think we are all born with a unique set of gifts and dreams that should be considered compasses, and that we come here to share them with the world.


It is through their expression we come alive,


AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING THE WORLD NEEDS, IT IS MORE PEOPLE WHO FEEL FULLY ALIVE. 





Because my philosphy is this:


I think we are all born with a unique set of gifts and dreams that should be considered compasses, and that we come here to share them with the world.


It is through their expression we come alive,


AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING THE WORLD NEEDS, IT IS MORE PEOPLE WHO FEEL FULLY ALIVE. 





Thank you for being here.


I’m always open for aligned collaborations, 

media engagements, and sponsorship opportunities.


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Fotograf i Boden, Norrbotten