Hygge | Sam Lao


Winter is the most hygge time of year. It is candles, nubby woolens, shearling slippers, woven textiles, pastries, blond wood, sheepskin rugs, lattes with milk-foam hearts, and a warm fireplace.


hygge,” a Danish term defined as “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” Pronounced “hoo-guh,” the word is said to have no direct translation in English, though “cozy” comes close. It derives from a sixteenth-century Norwegian term,  hugga, meaning “to comfort” or “to console,” which is related to the English word “hug.” Associated with relaxation, indulgence, and gratitude, hygge has long been considered a part of the Danish national character.


I wanted this to be a classic, simple lifestyle session. I also wanted to do something slightly different with Sam than what we normally do - get her smiling for a couple of shots.


Mood Music
Sam Lao, in her own words: Artist - Alchemist - Outlier - Singer - Rapper. 

About Sam Lao:

Sam Lao is a rapper/singer in Dallas, Tx. Although an artist from birth - mainly drawing, painting and graphic design, she only recently began creating music. Despite being a rookie in the game, Sam Lao has already begun to cause a stir in the city of Dallas. Her debut EP, West Pantego, received rave reviews from both Dallas and national media only to be outdone by her most recent project SPCTRM