A little bit about Tanja Skoglund – the photographer behind TS Foto Design

Hi there!

I’m Tanja. I hope you landed here because my photos caught your eye. So let me tell you a little bit about the person behind them!
A forever optimist, solution seeker, adventure addict, traveler, mom, dreamer and doer – all of that is me! I live in Alta (Northern Norway) and I just happened to have a lifelong love and passion for photography. In my spare time I usually go rock climbing, hiking, snowboarding, playing with my kids or traveling and exploring our beautiful world!

My job brings me to some of the most beautiful places, and I’m having the best vibes with adventurous couples who thrive most outdoors! Feel free to contact me if you think we’re on the same wave length!

Portrait of a woman on a mountaintop vith a spectacular view over mountains and fjords in Lofoten Norway
Young woman laying on a floor among different hiking gear prepped for adventures in Norway
Young woman climbing via ferrata in Loen Norway on a sunny day
Girl snowboarding in Norway
Elopement photographer TS Foto Design photograps a beautiful couple on a mountaintop in Lofoten Norway
Family portrait of a mother and two daughters with a beautiful fall landscape in the background
Adventure photographer TS Foto Design explores and photographs epic places in Norway
Adventure photographer Tanja Skoglund walks through the river barefoot with a stunning view of Lyngen Alps in Troms Norway
Norway elopement photographer with 5 stars reviews

Want to know how my couples experience working with me? Swipe right/left (or click arrows) to read testimonials

Beautiful midnight sun elopement in Senja Norway

Emily & Chris - Sommarøy & Senja

I wish we could give more than 5 stars - we can't recommend Tanja enough! We were so lucky to find Tanja. Planning an elopement to a country we had never been in less than 5 months could have been overwhelming, but she was so helpful in working with us to plan the perfect day, that it ended up being completely stress-free.

Tanja helped us find some amazing locations for a ceremony and for photos in Sommarøy and Senja, including scouting them out in the days ahead of the wedding to ensure the lighting was good. Because of this and her incredible photography skills, we ended up with a set of photos that were more special than we ever imagined. Tanja also made us feel comfortable in front of the camera - something neither of us normally are.

Tanja quickly delivered a set of sneak peak photos within days of the wedding, and the full set was provided much quicker than expected. I also have to mention that she was incredibly helpful with logistics for the wedding day, including recommending an excellent hair and makeup stylist, confirming ferry times, and adjusting plans when last-minute road work impacted some of the proposed photo locations.

Most of all, Tanja is super friendly and was a great companion for our special day. We can't recommend her enough!

Bride jumped on the back of the groom and both smiling and having fun on the day of their mountain elopement in Loen Norway

Diana & Alex - Loen, Western Norway

Tanja made our elopement magical from start to finish! I can't thank her enough for all the work, effort, patience, and positive energy she brought to our most important day.

It was our first time in Norway so she helped me find a place, and once I decided, she scouted and made sure we got exactly what we wanted. She was very sweet, made us feel comfortable, and professional all the way through.

The pictures are AMAZING! We love them, our family and friends love them, and will cherish them the rest of our lives. Thank you Tanja!! Would recommend her services and would hire her again

Happy couple dancing and laughing in the middle of the road in Aurland Norway among snowy landscapes

Sitara & Sujith - Aurland, Western Norway

Tanja was an absolute dream to work with! She and my fiancé planned the entire surprise proposal, and photography session.

She went above and beyond for us, scouting out places for photos in Aurland and the surrounding area. As well as giving my fiancé ideas for our whole trip to Norway. I truly was blown away.

Her photography skills, and her attention to detail is next to none! She is also one of the kindest people I have had the pleasure of meeting. Thank you so much Tanja for making May 16th 2022 the best day of my life.

Proposal under the northern lights - a guy is down on his knee proposing to his girlfriend under beautiful northern lights in Alta Norway

Graham & Sami - Alta

I can't thank Tanja enough for making my dream surprise proposal under the Northern Lights a reality. On coming back and showing people Tanja's photo of my proposal, I have consistently heard one of three things: a) is this real? It can't possibly be this great! b) this is the best proposal photo I've ever seen, or c) you have ruined things for your younger brothers because they'll never be able to live up to this.
I think those reactions should tell you all you need to know about Tanja's skills! But let me tell you a bit more about how she made it so great.

For years I had a vision of proposing to my now-fiance under the Northern Lights. I had been searching all over Scandinavia for photographers who would be able to help, but none really fit the bill until I finally found Tanja, and thank God I did! She worked with me for 5+ months on planning the trip, giving me tons of info on everything I needed. She sent me all the information I could want about how realistic a Northern Lights proposal might be. On top of that, she scouted locations for me, sending me views and intel on towns as far away as Sweden. I eventually decided to come to her home base in Alta, and my fiance and I both loved it! Tanja also helped out with recommendations on where to stay and what to do in Alta, which were top notch.

When it came to the trip itself, Tanja was amazing. She knew that I wanted to propose under the Aurora if possible, and let me book several nights on a flexible basis since it is such a variable phenomenon. She looked at forecasts and recommended that we go on the second night because the forecast for the rest of the trip was not looking that good. We also worked out a code word ahead of time for Tanja to let me know that the moment was right, because I had never seen the Aurora before and had no clue what would be a comparatively good display. When the moment came she said the code word, I executed my dream proposal, and she captured it all! My fiance and I now have a moment we will treasure for the rest of our lives (and an awesome photo of it) due to Tanja's expert guidance.
Overall I can't recommend Tanja enough - she made my dream come true and she will do the same for you!

Happy bride and groom in front of a foggy landscape of Lofoten islands in Norway

Morgan and Rhett - Lofoten islands

Tanja (and Tom)! Thanks you so much for the wonderful experience of exploring Lofoten Islands. I cannot put enough stars on here to let people know about you and the magnificent journey from Oslo to Lofoten. Go ahead and put me in the books for July 18th 2042. We will be back with a cane and a walker for the same photos in the same place.

Coming from the states this was the best decision we made. Not only did we get a great photographer we also had some insider travel planning info.

Adventurous bride and groom in matching leather jackets on a mountain top in Lofoten Norway

Julia & Chris - Lofoten islands

Tanja is an amazing photographer and managed to capture every moment of our wedding day just perfectly! She has a great professional touch and is a lovely person in general. We're still amazed by how she managed to get such great photos of literally the whole day. Also our trip to the mountain to take our wedding portraits was just great in every way. We can warmly recommend Tanja's services!

Vinterbryllup i Alta Norway elopement photographer TS Foto Design

Britt-Eva & Torstein - Alta

Tanja though! Thank you so much for making us feel so special! You are unique! We love all the pictures!

You are so nice and wonderful to be around, and this is what I think makes you such a good photographer. You have your own ability to make people relax. Thank you so much!

Elopment in Lofoten Norway wedding photographer TS Foto Design

Ines & Gerald - Lofoten islands

Dear Tanja,

Thank you soooo much! We behaved well and watched the slideshow first - and it was so touching, we both had tears in our eyes. Good choice of music there, by the way! :)

And the pictures are amazing! You really did an awesome job and caught the whole beauty of the places and moments. Looking at them, I feel nearly as excited again as I did on the wedding day itself and this will help us to relieve one of the best days of our lifes again and again. A perfect memory! Thanks again and all the best from Munich

Bryllup på stranda på Sommarøy - brudeparet står på brygga og smiler til hverandre fotografert av bryllupsfotograf i Tromsø TS Foto Design

Karoline & Audun - Sommarøy, Tromsø

Tanja adds warmth and authenticity to her pictures and she takes care of her couples. She got us to feel relaxed and laugh during our wedding day.

Tanja photographed us the whole three times: first, we had an engagement session one october day in a blizzard on Skjervøy. Then we had an adventure couple session in Lyngen Alps under the midnight sun. Finally, the wedding day was there and we celebrated it on a beautiful Sommarøy under the pouring rain. I only have one word to describe the experience, the moments and the pictures: MAGIC.

Thank you so much for all the beautiful pictures, conversations and everything. We are very happy we chose you and we can warmly recommend Tanja to the coming brides and grooms.