There's something extra nice about in-home sessions. When you take away the breathtaking scenery, the couple truly get to shine. There's an intimacy with it that I love to capture. And these two - oh my gosh, were they a joy to shoot! We drank champagne on the floor, played with their beautiful little fur-ball of a dog, and ended our two and a half hour session with a trip to the local park. I left on a high - days like this makes me so grateful for my job. Now I simply cannot wait for their November wedding!
Nothing makes me happier than returning clients - following someone through different phases of their life is just such a nice thing. Last time I met this little family, they were two, not three - little Leander was simply a tiny little bump on mama's belly. Almost 18 months after our first shoot, we met again, and despite of pouring rain and a little guy that was slightly tired, I love so many of these images! Isn't he adorable?
Sometimes, love creeps up on you when you least expect it - like on a rainy Kaizer's Orchestra concert in your late teens. When Trine and Cristopher literally bumped into each other in the crowd, I doubt that any of them realized how significant that moment would be for their future. And yet, 25th of June 2016, I got to photograph their wedding in the most beautiful surroundings of my home town Bergen. When Trine contacted me last year, I initially had to decline her request - I'm in Australia, after all. But what's a 40 hour flight, really? I left Melbourne on the evening of June 23rd, and on the morning of Saturday 25th, I witnessed this beautiful couple promise each other forever. While I cried like a baby. Getting engaged myself has not made it any easier watching "I do"-s with my dignity intact, I can tell you that. It gets me every time! Have I mentioned that I love my job?
Trine and Cristopher, thank you for letting me take part in your day - and I wish all the happiness in the world for your little family (they are fresh parents to a little puppy!)