Autumn what a great time for change.
To ponder upon which way we want to go, which of the paths in life we want to choose. There are so many things I want to dive into, the focus of my Company. What add- ons I want to offer you, my costumers. My brand, me. Let me tell you there are BIG Changes and news ahead. So you want to watch this space.
A few of the offers I want to give you guys are:
.Family sessions for the win.
.An add on of prints, albums and Woden boxes.
.Newsletter sign up with practical tips for your session.
.The possibility of adding a “the-day-after” session.
Imagine that! The Swedish nationalmuseum pre-shoot. I am so I N L O V E !
Next, I am planning an anniversary myself in an artmuseum. The history, the feeling of being part of something oh so much bigger. The ordeals, the troubles, the wars… and Everlasting love. What and who inspired these masters who´s work now is hanging on the walls.. what stories would they tell us if they could…? surely at least some of them would have to do with love, don´t you agree?
Anyway, who would not want to surround yourself with genius and masters of life to shoot yourself with the love of your life? I know I would…
So yesterday I met up with Maria & Joachim who is getting hitched in Stockholm in October. I was just thrilled when they had the idea of National museum in Sthlm as a suggestion as the weather would not turn out perfectly. J is a big fan of history, it was obvious that this location was their thing. And I get really pumped by that… their thing.
Meeting up with my wedding couples is crucial! I get to meet up and plan the day ahead, and give all the advise I have been taught so far as a weddingphotographer. But also we take some photos, and it is amazing to see how very often they are a tiny bit uneasy – new to a new situation – but the best part is how very fast they often loosen up. A few days ago I met up with Anette & Johan that are getting married in september at the venue Wenngarn slott/castle.
We spent about half an hour with taking some really nice photos and that area is really to die for. Have a look yourself!
See you both soon Anette & Johan, at Wenngarns slott/castle in Sigtuna!
Finally I got to return to my second home, Gotland, and I know it is suppose to be thanks to vacation. However I have managed to fill our days with photo sessions both in corporate spirit and family sessions. Not to forget I did also return to Stockholm and Uppsala to shoot Ingela and Chris wedding at Vasaborgen and the orangery in the botanical garden of Uppsala. It was stunning, and I can´t wait to show you the magic of their day. But that is another blogpost.
Let me now show you some of the magic of Gotland.
Blue Lagoon is a gem that you don´t want to miss! Ps. Get there really early and it will be pure MAGIC.
This also is a place on the northern part of the west coast, we got stunning sunset light, and guess who got the camera switched on! Yes me.
And then comes my favorite place in this world, it is called Norsta Auren, up northern Fårö. It´s a big dream of mine to shoot a wedding here one day…. *hint hint*
So today I have been attending a gorgeous and inspiring workshop for one of my favorite photographers Erika Gerdemark. Ever since I became a wedding photographer I have been following her highly romantic pastel photos. And today I finally got to meet her in person and spend an entire day with her. I also got to spend time with a dozen other awesome photographers. It is so important to attend at least one workshop per year, to boost yourself with new confidence, new ideas, and be surrounded by creativity. I also promised Erika to book a day for a kick-off for myself. Friday next week will be the day I focus on developing my company and change a few things. Man, I love my job.
Here comes some of my favorite photos from the first workshop I ever went to that Hélena Parmér was in charge of, in Provence. Yes I will post the photos from today´s winter shoot, but they will be shown another week. 😉
Vad är det som gör ett bra bröllopsfoto..? Ja en sak är säker, det skiljer nog från person till person. Men som start på det nya året tänker jag dela med mig av vilka favoriter jag har och varför. Så låt mig börja:
//What makes a wedding photography excellent? One thing is certain, it differs from one person to another. I am starting this new year with sharing my favorite ones and why. So let me begin:
Jag älskar denna på Susanna & Jimmy. Direkt efter vigseln, när de nygifta tas emot av familj och vänner. Magiskt. Så underbart. Den känslan.// I love this one with Susanna & Jimmy. Just after the ceremony, when the newly weds are greeted by family and friends. Magic. Just wonderful. That feeling.
Åh så magiskt var ögonblicket när Lina & Bertil fick mysa med hästarna i hagen vi passerade under deras porträttfotografering. Vid nästa hage berättade Lina hur hon i yngre år drömt om att få jobba med hästar. Det här kortet blev så meningsfullt och extra speciellt när jag senare visste att det betydde något för bruden. //It became a magical moment when Lina & Bertil got a chance to say hi to the horses during their portrait session. By the next horse paddock Lina told me that when she was younger she dreamt of working professionally with horses. This photograph became so special later when I realised that it meant something to the bride.
Stadshusbröllop kan verkligen vara underbart vackra. Som här när Lisa och Max blickar in i deras gemensamma framtid som gifta. Det är SÅ romantiskt och vackert! //Cityhall weddings can really be gorgeously beautiful. Like when Lisa & Max is gazing into their mutual future as a married couple. It is utterly romantic and stunning!
När Nicklas får se sin blivande maka rann det nog tårar även för fåglarna ovanför. Så intimt, så vackert och så fullt av känslor. En bröllopsfotografs dröm! //When Nicklas gets to see his bride, I´m sure even the birds above were crying. So intimate, so beautiful and full of emotion. A wedding photographer´s dream!
Förväntan, strax innan brudparet ska säga ja till varandra. All planering och allt slit som man vet att brudparet gått igenom inför denna dag, och dagen bara blir så där perfekt. Den fantastiska inramningen av underbar himmel och moln och ett päronträd, alla detaljer som gästernas bänkar som brudgummen Rickard snickrat ihop själv och alla gäster samlade. Då skapas magi. // Anticipation, the moment just before the wedding couple is about to say I do to each other. When you know of all the planning and hard work the couple has been through for this day, and the day becomes perfect. The perfect frame of the sky, clouds and pear-tree, all the detail as the benches that the groom made himself, and all the gathered guests.
När brudparet väljer att smita ifrån middagen för att fånga det magiska kvällsljuset, lite egentid som nygifta mitt i allt firande. Alltså det finns inget bättre…//When the wedding couple decides to elope from dinner to catch the magical evening light, some alone time as newly weds in the middle of the celebrations. I have to say, nothing can beat that…
Den röda tråden i inlägget är ju fler känslor och något som betyder något, desto bättre foto. Med det sagt, ju mer jag vet om er desto lättare blir det att skapa bröllopsbilder som fångar just er och er kärlekshistoria.// The common denominator in this post is that the more of emotion the better and something that actually means something to you, to make a little extra. With that said, the more I know about you the easier it becomes to create wedding photos that catches you and your love story.
These are a few of my favorite wedding photos of 2018.
But I´m certain I could find at least 30 more… 🙂
This may come as a supprise to you, but the best photo this year is not a wedding photograph. Not because there isn´t anyone. I have atleast a dozen of favorites, no likely 90! I would not be able to pick one. But the Best photo has to do with my development as a photographer. I have a passion for creating photos and I only realized that when I created this photo. Learning by doing, with photoshop is also a big deal. And last but not least the photo has everything to do with the big happening of becoming a mother again this year. So, here it comes, my best photo of 2018.