I have lived in Australia for five years and in many ways I’m turning Aussie. I still can’t do Vegemite, but you never know, one day maybe. When Cecilia contacted me about shooting her wedding in Sweden I knew I wanted to do it. Andy is Australian and Cecilia Swedish and they live in Sydney. Their story is in many ways mine. Unfortunately I didn’t think I’d be able to be in Sweden for their wedding, so I had to turn it down. Months later I decided to go over and visit my family in Sweden and remembering Cecilia, I contacted her again. She still loved the thought of me shooting their wedding, so I packed my gear and jumped on a plane.
Svärdsjö in Dalarna in Sweden pretty much epitomizes what Sweden is, what it looks like, how it feels, smells and sounds and I was wondering if I would be able to capture it properly.
This was my first Swedish wedding, but hopefully not my last.
I normally put a slideshow last in my posts, but this time I ask you to watch it first. The music is a traditional Swedish hymn about summer, sung by artist Sofia Karlsson. It was also played on the church organ during the ceremony which I unfortunately wasn’t allowed to shoot.
You can watch the slideshow here.
These are just a few of my favourite shots from the day.