You probably know the story of how Sophia contacted me from the first time. I instantly felt that she understood what I see in images. And when I received the signed contract sent by mail in a handmade envelope, I was even more convinced that this was a couple that valued beautiful things. I had a blast photographing Henrik and Sophia's wedding in Kivik July 30.
The preparations was held at Vitemölla Badhotell, a very beautiful place just next to the sea.
Henrik enter the hotell and meet Sophia for the first time dressed up as a bride.
When I saw this location for the first time I felt like I was in fairy land. Can't tell how much I love this place.
The ceremony took place in Vitaby kyrka, just outside Kivik.
This cool priest with dreadlocks had only administer a few weddings before but she was one of the best priests I've ever listen to.
Henrik and Sophia's son Christopher.
After the ceremony the bridal couple took a ride in an old car, a Packard from 1937, to a place by the water that means a lot to them.
The bridal toast took place in the exotic garden, arboretum.
A sweet moment during the mingle. I saw many of those tender moments during the day. There's no doubt that they are in love.
In an old turkey shelter at Esperöds herrgård they had arrange a beautiful table setting.
The ring that Sophia got on her finger on the wedding day was the most beautiful ring that ever caught my eye. The ring was bought on an auction and was from 50's. After remaking the ring by the jeweler at L'etui in Stockholm the result was incredible!
Spending this day in Österlen was really a pleasure. I drove back to the boarding house where I stayed the night with the sun reflecting in my eyes and felt lucky. The happiness came from Henrik and Sophia. During the day they felt like friends of mine and I'm happy that I had the chance to photograph their wedding. Through out the whole day they were glistening and I wonder if I've ever seen a bridal couple glisten in the way they did. Their love for one another was unmistakable.
Henrik and Sophia, thank you for putting your trust in me. Since that beautiful letter you sent me you will always have a special place in my heart.