They go fast, the years. It seems like the days and weeks and months just fly by. But somehow, miraculously, so much fits into one year. An incredible amount of people, events and locations came and went. And what remains are the memories.
I’ve had the privilege to travel for various photo projects and weddings this year and have visited some beautiful places in locations such as France (Paris, Cannes, Grasse), Denmark (Copenhagen, Skagen, Helsingör), Sweden (Stockholm, Helsingborg, Halmstad, Malmö), UK (London, Guernsey, Cambridge, Scotland, Surrey etc..) and the middle east (Qatar, Oman). I love traveling and I love shooting in new places, if you know me you know that already. There’s such beauty in this world, it’s really incredible. There so much to see and so much to do. So many people to meet and so many moments waiting to be explored. Around every corner is a new adventure. But I have to add, and I’ve said it before; the very best place is right here, right now.
I feel very lucky to have met some incredible people this year. It’s been a real privilege and it’s made me rich in ways I can’t even begin to measure. People who has opened up themselves to me, invited me in to capture irreplaceable memories and emotions. Couples who have gone out of their way for me to have everything I need, and more. Who has welcomed me into their homes and families. Clients who’s sent me the best notes and presents just to tell me they appreciate me and the images I’ve captured for them. It means everything.
2014 is just around the corner, and it will for sure bring new adventures. It will go fast, and it will be gone before you know it. So do take the time to stop and smell the flowers. Be sure to enjoy the now and to capture the moments, because they really are just moments.
To all my readers, to my friends & family. To old client and new clients and to the rest of you. A very Happy new year. I hope it will bring the very best for every single one of us. Lot’s of love, always. A
On a beautiful sunny day in September I met Niklas & Sara in the quirky little fishing village of Råå in the South of Sweden. It’s a truly beautiful little village full of old fisherman’s sheds and boats and a lovely little harbour. A perfect place for some relaxed wedding photos.
N + S. You’re so lovely. Just perfect together. I’m so happy I got to spend time with you and to take these pictures. It means a lot and I had such good fun with you guys. Look after each other and enjoy your future together. Lot’s of love, A
This a post I’ve been wanting to write for a long time. Very much like a letter I never sent, that was written ages ago…in my mind, or in my heart actually. Here it is. For you Ingrid.
Ingrid. My lovely. Thank you. For being you. You are amazing and I adore you.
We have worked together for some time now and I can’t help laughing out load looking back at all the fun and adventures we’ve had over the years – near and far. You really bring out the best in me and inspire me to be a better photographer – and a better person.
You are such an amazing person. Full of life and love and passion. I love how you put your self completely in a task. Completely focused and dedicated, taking notes, listening carefully. Wanting to learn and grow all the time. I love how you need coffee and food to function at your best and how you always bring snacks and a packed lunch for all our adventures. I love how when you laugh it’s so contagious it’s impossible to stop. I love that you always care for everyone and how you don’t just look at people, you see people.
My lovely Ingrid. Life would just not be the same if you weren’t in it. My life is so much more because I met you. I’m so happy you walked into my life all those years ago, with flowers in your arms and a smile on your face. I can’t wait for all our future adventures and to see each and every single one of our dreams come true.
October weddings are so wonderful. Chances the weather will be nice is pretty much the same as they are in June, July or August really. Or anytime for that matter. And when you get those gorgeous sunny October days, everything just looks so warm and golden.
Claire & Alfies wedding was one of those golden days, a perfect autumn day celebrating with friends and family.
I love photographing preparations and seeing Claire with her family & bridesmaids on the morning of the wedding was just perfect. The build up, all the anticipation, the getting ready, mum helping claire get dressed and ready, bridesmaids doing their make up and helping each other with their outfits, the father seeing his daughter…it’s all incredible to watch and capture.
After church everyone made their way to continue the celebrations at Longstowe Hall where the champagne reception was followed by some relaxed portraits in the grounds before the wedding breakfast was served in the marquee.
C+A, Thank you. I loved being part of your day. You guys are beautiful and great together. Your wedding day was gorgeous; you, your bridesmaids, your invite, the flowers, the church, the car, the venue….everything was so lovely. Thank you also for the food and for looking after me so well. All the very best for the future, I sure it’s be nothing short of great!
Lot’s of love, A
I’d love to show you some pictures from the wedding I photographed in Guernsey a few months back. There’s so much I love about this wedding, but more than anything the couple & their family + the Island of Guernsey.
The first time I went to Guernsey was when I was 15, to learn English. I fell in love with the island and it’s charm already back then and went back in 2012 to do a photography course photographing a farmer and his milk farm. If possible I learnt to love the island, and it’s people, even more at that point and was therefor thrilled when Marina and John asked me to fly over for their wedding this summer.
Marina is the cousin of another bride of mine, Diana, who’s wedding I photographed in Scarborough a few years back (you can find that wedding here). It’s always really lovely to come back and shoot a wedding when you know quite a few of the guests and family members. Marina’s family had invited me to stay at their farm for the weekend and to say that I was well looked after is a real understatement, as they made me feel so welcome and very much like a family member. It felt like I had know them all for years and I am so unbelievable grateful to have been invited and so well looked after, for the whole of my stay.
The wedding itself was nothing short of marvellous. The island with it’s beauty, the classic Morgan the couple brought over to drive around the island with for the weekend, the beautiful church, the marquee, the people, the caterer & the food, the speeches, the dancing, the children, well all of it was nothing short of perfect.
M + J. Thank you. I’m over the moon that I got to be there for your wedding and to capture it all. You are both amazing people and so caring and good hearted. Thank you for everything!
Lot’s of love, always, A
Alison and Steven got married at Longstowe Hall in Cambridge a few weeks back. It was a lovely day from start to finish with lot’s of love, laughter and happy tears. The beautiful grounds and the lovely weather set the perfect backdrop for some relaxed and romantic images of just the two of them.
A + S, thank you so much for inviting me to photograph your wedding. It was truly lovely to be part of your celebration and to spend the day capturing all the moments together with your family and friends. You two are so lovely together, perfect. Thank you also for looking after me so well and making sure I had everything I needed during the whole of the day, very much appreciated. Thank you very much.
Lot’s of love, A