Posts Tagged: destination

Wedding at Domain du Mont Leuze, France

I feel so grateful to have had the great fortune of being the photographer for Annika & Philippe’s amazing wedding at Domaine du Mont Leuze this summer. Total and complete appreciation in fact, as I’ve not only had the great pleasure of photographing their beautiful wedding, but I’ve also been lucky enough to get to know these two absolutely incredible people, and their wonderful friends & families. 

There’s an incredible amount of amazingness to this wedding. We’re talking volumes of phenomenal. Greatness on a multitude of levels. Where do I start, and where do I finish. As it feels like there is no beginning and no end. Just a great big ocean of love and laughter.

I could start by telling you how much I love the locations; Paris, Monaco & the Riviera. Or tell you about the absolutely gorgeous Lars Wallin dress with matching Manolo Blahnik shoes. I can rave about their venues; Salons Hoche, The Grimaldi centre (Zelo’s), Monte Carlo Bay hotel, the Miami beach club and Domaine du Montleuze. I could go on by telling you about the amazing flower arrangements, the open air chuppha overlooking the coast, the food (Swedish & French) or the band (soo good!).
And boy oh boy does the French know how to party.
But more than anything this is a story of Annika & Philippe, and the obvious, affectionate and unlimited love they have for each other. There’s so much more to be said, but I’ll let the images speak for them selves.

A + P, thank you! Again. And again.

Also, a big thank you goes to Ingrid, my friend & Colleague, whom I appreciate and love so much. All the images in this blog posts were taken by Ingrid Simons and myself.

Lot’s of love, always, A

Just one…from a wedding in Bristol

Lot’s more pictures to come fromt his beautiful wedding I photographed in Bristol recently.

Lot’s of love and enjoy summer! A

Wedding in Paris – Annika & Philippe

Earlier this summer I photographed a civil wedding in Paris, France, that took place in the beautiful Mairie in the 16th arr. The ceremony was followed by a drink reception and lunch at Le Chalet (also in the 16th arr.) and portraits in the Parc Monceau in central Paris. Later that evening they enjoyed Aruchat Shabbat at the beautiful Salons Hoche terrace together with friends and family. It was the first out of their 4 day wedding celebrations, so lot’s more pictures to come from this beautiful couple and their amazing wedding!

Annika + Philippe, thank you! For everything. Truly. I have really loved getting to know you and capturing this special time in your life. You’re both such wonderful people, so caring, compassionate and friendly. You’re so much fun to be around and incredibly beautiful, inside out. It’s obvious how much you love and care for each other and the people around you. I’m so thankful to have been invited in to share in these good times and I really treasure all the lovely and fun moments I’ve taken with me from my time with you. Look after each other and enjoy the best of your Swedish/French union 🙂

Lot’s of love, and much appreciation, A

 

Favourites 2014

I’ve thought a lot about time. Time.
But in order to talk about time and understand time, I need to define time.

Time? Is it movement? Growth? Passing of an event? Is time just maturity? Does it go faster the older you get? Is time the same for everyone? How does my minute compare to your minute? Is a fun hour faster than a boring one?

For me, 2014 came and went. Regardless of how many minutes and hours and days there were, they all went by quicker than I could have ever imagined. It really does feel like 2014 went before it really came. Yet the memories are filled with moments to treasure forever. How is it possible that a whole years almost disappears in what feels like no time at all, how is it possible when it contained so much, when the memories that took place therein takes up space I couldn’t even begin to define.

But I realised something revolutionary, that changed my whole outlook on the concept of time; the very best way to make the most of your time, and to properly enjoy all of it, is to live right here, right now, totally devoted to the present. Appreciating the now, making the most of this moment. It was the key to unlock infinity for me. By being present with my focus on right now, immensing myself truly and totally in right here……..right now is where I am. My focus is here and will remain here. In my forever.

I encourage you all to enjoy your moments. Truly be there, right here…right now.
Here’s some of my lovely moments from 2014. Happy new year to all and everyone with wishes for a fantastic 2015!

Lot’s of love, always and forever, A