These beauties are getting married in Glasgow University Chapel in July, and lucky me – I got to shoot their engagement AND will be shooting their wedding when summer comes. This selection of photos was taken in Kelvin Grove park, where we had a wee session after our meet-and-greet at Tinderbox cafe on West End.
You can never be fully prepared for family photography, especially photographing children – they’re all so different, and that’s what makes it fun. Sometimes they’re shy. Sometimes not! Like this little fellow, all energetic and ready to go. George was an amazing model for the camera – and I was running to keep up with him!
Finally – I’ve had my first shoot in wonderful Scotland! Super talented Maighread Simpson and her husband posed for me in Holyrood Park a delightfully golden afternoon. It was a rare kind of weather that day, but super windy and freezing. They put up with it, and the images turned out gorgeous. Mostly because these two are super beautiful! But I can’t help giving the light some credit. This time I also opted for a bit different style in my editing, just for fun.
These two lovebirds got married in August 2015, but I also did an engagement shoot in Gjøvik, Norway with them a year ago for a little project. I wanted to make a delicate and stylish wedding information website template, that you can see here. Want one for your own wedding? Say hello! The photographs are taken on one of my favourite locations in Norway, Hovdetoppen, which contains ruins of a posh restaurant that burnt to the ground a long time ago, and has since been a “secret” hideout for many a teenager.
Finding your perfect wedding photoshoot location should be easy and fun, and usually a professional photographer don’t need you to go atop a mountain og swim in the ocean to take good or unique photographs – even though that would be pretty awesome and if you’d want that I’m totally in! Sometimes it’s just about figuring out what you’d like your end product, your photos, should look and feel like. Of course as your photographer I can help you with suggestions, but what’s really important is that you choose a location based on your style and personality as a couple. And if you give it some thought before the day, you’re more likely to be happy with the results because it makes sense to you.
This elegant wedding was my last of the 2015 season, and this time I was a guest too! The groom is a childhood friend of mine, and we even grew up on the same street and went on tons of wonderful hiking trips together with friends in the Norwegian mountains, or just chatting on our way home from school. The bride and groom are both talented musicians, and they played in me and my husbands wedding band in 2012. The following photos is my way of saying thank you!
I have known since I started my photography business full-time June 2014 that I wanted to be self employed, and combine my different skills and passions into a sustainable business. Because I didn’t have time to take a step back and analyse the situation + prepare before my big move to Scotland, I actually just had to take a corporate job in a big multinational company. The incentive for this was primarily financial, and it has made me feel like a failure.
I was so excited to finally do an urban wedding! The 2015 wedding season has been everywhere around Gjøvik, my recent countryside hometown, where lakes and forests dominate the landscape. This October wedding was in the heart of Oslo, and the extremely sporty couple had their wedding in Gamle Aker Church, photo shoot at St. Hans-haugen, and reception at a sports stadium, Bislett. What fun!
I have been contemplating to quit doing family photography. I just wasn’t in love with doing family photos it anymore, and didn’t find inspiration or motivation to advertise it. That was all until this family, and a few others I hope to blog eventually, was happening. Long story short, I loved it and I just want to continue capturing beautiful family photos!