Courtney & Terje | Swedish Wedding!

I had the IMMENSE privilege to go to Stockholm, Sweden to photograph Courtney and Terje’s beautiful wedding!

I needed an assistant for this trip so I asked our album designer and second shooter, Amber, to come along. She gladly did.  We had a blast experiencing Sweden which you can read all about in a later post.

Courtney and Terje’s whole family were just so good to us… treating us both like part of the family. It always makes our jobs better when everyone is completely comfortable with us!

What was extra cool was that Courtney and Terje were able to get married in the same church as the Swedish Princess did a month before! When it got global coverage it was cool to think I was going to be photographing there in only another month.

Courtney, her sister, and maid-of-honor started the day having their hair and makeup done at the historic Lady Hamilton Hotel.  It was literally right next to the church (you can see the top of the church behind the hotel building).  The front desk told me the building was built in the 14th century but was converted into a hotel about 30 years ago… if I heard right.  It was unbelievably beautiful inside.

Check out her beautiful chocolate diamond ring!

I have three photos of the dress. I couldn’t help myself because the inside of the hotel was so cool.

Amber grabbed this photo of Courtney in the mirror. I absolutely love this photo. Reminds me of film noir with its dramatic lighting.

The church was amazing; probably the oldest in Sweden. No one really knows when it was built but the church was first mentioned in written form in 1279. Definitely a part of history. The rules of the church for photography was that I could only photograph on 4 different occasions: 1) when the bride was coming down the aisle, 2) exchanging of the rings, 3) when the bride and groom were leaving, and 4) the kiss (which had to be outside of the church).

So, albeit to say, when I was allowed to photograph I was photographing every possible angle, and as quickly as possible.

Again, this ultra cool photo was taken by Amber — taken in the mirrored ceiling of the limo and then rotated 180 degrees. For all of the photographers out there, this was taken at 1/15 sec in a MOVING limo.  That’s talent!

Love this photo!

Photo by Amber below.

Father of the groom and Father of the bride…

Courtney’s grandparents trying to keep warm…

Loved Terje’s mom…

… so much we got our photo taken with her! She was so fun. And yes, it was cold enough for a guy to loan their coat to Amber.  It was great weather!

Us with the bride!

Thank you Courtney and Terje again for having us join you in Stockholm. We won’t soon forget Sweden, the wonderful people of Stockholm and photographing your wedding!  What an amazing journey!


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