I’ve had the honour to photograph Linn & David several times before, first time was in the early days of my career when I needed something to build my portfolio with. Back then we shot these images together. It feels like an eternity since that took place, but I’m still proud of those photos. A few years later I once again had the opportunity to meet up with them for some photos together with their daughter Elise on her first birthday. I don’t know how they do it, but this family always look great!
So, when I got asked to go out and get some more family photos, of course I said yes. First a few weeks later, they let me know that what they really had in mind was an elopement. A secret plan to get married in the Västerås Cathedral and then shoot some portraits at Kyrkbacken right after.
I’ll be honest and tell you that mostly I prefer longer weddings. It is easier to build a story that way, to capture the entirety and give a completeness to it that is difficult to do properly with shorter sessions. But even this time, I feel we managed to create something beautiful and a story worth tellling.
The Cathedral in Västerås was built during the 1100’s and among others is the seat of the grave of King Erik the XIV. Just next doors is Kyrkbacken, the early residential area with roots in Medieval times. You find houses in this area from recent times all the way back to when the area was just a tiny town. Next to the area is Rudbeckianska gymnasiet, the first secondary school in Sweden and the place where I myself went to school. All of these places give the area a certain atmosphere that always looks great for a photo session, no matter if it is beautiful day like this or a grey winter day in March. Next is the city library and the smallest and most boring botanical garden in the country. So if you do come here, avoid the place! 🙂
Ok, enough of the rambling and on with the real stuff: