Towards the end of summer I was extremely happy to be back in Sweden and the beautiful town of Mariefred. The town in itself is such a cute little village, if you’ve seen or read any of Astrid Lindgren’s children’s books (the author of Pippi Longstocking) this town is it. But it wasn’t actually the beautiful location that took my breath away, it was Therese and Patrick, and the fact that I got to spend the day with them for their small, personal and loving wedding.
There’s really only a few things in life that really matters. One could argue what those are, and it’s all relative in the end. But for sure, for all of us, love is one of them. And as much as love looks and feels different to many of us, it’s not hard to define really, because when you see it and when you feel it, you know it.
And for this beautiful crispy, clear summers day in Scandinavia there was an abundance of love. Unpretentious love. Love that unfolds from that pure place of care and affection. Love that doesn’t try to be anything but what it actually is. Unconditional love. Love that shines and love that lasts.
T + P, You guys! You’re lovely! And so loved! What a beautiful day it was. The weather was perfect. The location, The details. Your friends and family. So lovely, all of it! I truly enjoyed spending time with you guys and getting to know you both better. It was emotional at times, but in the best of ways. I love your little family and how great you are together. Take lot’s of care of each other!
Lot’s of love, always! A
A while back I photographed a wedding at the beautiful Kragga Herrgård in Sweden. A romantic venue situated by the water outside Stockholm. To me it’s a typical swedish location; the water, the dock, lot’s of greens, forest, red houses with white gables, wild fields and old barns. It’s a picture perfect place for a wedding.
I hope April is lovely where you are. Lot’s of love. A
I’ve thought a lot about time. Time.
But in order to talk about time and understand time, I need to define time.
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