Artipelag Love

“You had me at hello.”

This could never have been more true as for when I med Rawand for the first time. It was like meeting a mirror in a way. Well, a mirror of my alter ego.

It could have been his huge smile which lighted up his whole face, or it could have been the positive energy that reached out to me as a beam of light, or the kind words on how much time he had spent analysing my photos and my work online and how he knew we would be a perfect match. Or maybe the fact that he loved Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Or even, maybe, maybe, that he was getting married on the island where I live in the archipelago and in one of the most beautiful design museums in Stockhom, Artipelag.

The truth is though,  when we sat down and he started talking about the love of his life, Nadine,  that my heart just melted and I knew that we couldn’t leave the room without having decided we would be the ones to document their love story in the summer.  Well, I also knew that I definitely wanted to adopt them as well….(I little problem I have when I fall in love with couples that could have been my kids……♥♥♥)

The end of July came and it got to be the hottest day of the whole year. Temperatures were around 30 degrees celsius and for Sweden, this is like…..almost unbearable. It was though perfect for an Archipelago wedding and sipping champagne in the museums beautiful Roof Terrace has never been more perfect. 

When we left the venue for our five minute drive home, both Johan and I were smiling and thinking, “wow, what an honour to have been part of this celebration and having met such a positive, joyful and loving group of family and friends from all over the world.”

They said that we felt like family, like we had been part of their lives all along. Yes, R&N, as you know,  you had us at hello! ♥♥♥

Here you can see a film made by the wonderful British  cinematographer we had the pleasure to work with,  Ben Walton, which shows you better this feeling I’m trying to describe:

Rawand & Nadine

PS: Do you know that we offer super special two-three hour packages for weddings at the Artipelag? The documentation of your couple photos and your wedding ceremony for 1/3 of our usual prices! Contact us for more information!

An Intimate Russian-English wedding in Stallarholmen

“We are two odd balls in love who work with creative integrity and are getting married in an intimate wedding in the bride’s childhood home, with only our immediate family and a couple of friends present, and our dog, of course. And yes, we love Martin Parr……”

A & D contacted me a month before their wedding and as a gift from life, were getting married on my only free Saturday in August. From the moment I talked to them, I knew we were right for each other.

And then when we got to Stallarholmen and they got to show me the locations they had chosen for the couple photos, Gisela (who was second shooting me me that day) and I almost died of happiness: an old abandonned factory, a forest of skinny trees and an old castle by the lake……wow…..the  joy of shooting an architect and an artist: we had the same idea of what cool and beautiful meant. They also let us shoot exactly they way we had envisioned their photos and these are probably among the most creative ones we have ever taken.

Pre-wedding in Stockholm!

Stockholm is not only a city, it’s a feeling! And that’s what we try to show in our photos when we book pre-wedding shoots for our Asian couples who choose our beautiful Stockholm as the background for their session.

We start by planning the shoot together and choosing among the most beautiful sites around town. We were super happy to hear our couple wanted to have the astonishing nature beauty of the Archipelago in the background as well and that’s where we ended our day together, in our neighbourhood by the Artipelag Museum. A day I shared with my friend Jenny from @northernexposure_photography and of course, Johan. Shooting together is always much more fun and always a win-win for both our couples and our friends. <3

An Intimate Family Wedding in Djurgården

“I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.” 

— Lord of The Rings

E & J told me that they were going to get married in a park, in one of their favourite places in Stockholm:  in Djurgården. Where exactly it didn’t matter, as long as it was outside, and they were surrounded by nature, their closest friends and family and their loved daughter.

We met by the restaurant where they had had lunch together and the ceremony was held right there, under the trees in a beautiful summer day. We were only together for a couple of hours, but it was enough to capture the amazing wind of love that  surrounded them.

Apart from the Ceremony, E had written a love letter to J, which was read in privacy, moments after the ceremony. Lisa and I, who where shooting their wedding, couldn’t help but be carried away in that wind of love. Not a dry eye in the house. <3 Please join us and witness what love is all about.

(E & J love black and white photos so that’s why most of the images in this post are retouched like that!)

“Vi gjorde som du sa o tog ett glas vin o lite musik till igår.
Vilken upplevde att få se alla dessa ögonblick.
Så häftigt att få uppleva det vi inte såg hos oss och hos våra nära o kära.
Vi är så himla glada över att du fotade oss och vi är 
väldigt rörda över alla bilder!
Vi hör av oss och stort tack för att du hittade ögonblicken och känslan på ett
väldigt personligt och konstnärligt sätt.”