Home grown veggies and love...

It's been a lovely balmy summer filled with weddings and family shoots and there is so much love I want to share with you.  Today I am sharing this gorgeous family I photographed last year during 'Sensommer'.  I hung out with them on a typical Friday afternoon-early evening.  I watched a wee one wake from his nap, siblings decorating a cake with mummy for dessert, foraging for home grown veggies with Dad in his amazing vegetable garden, wood being chopped and fingers kissed and caressed with love and a plaster.  The rain came as we wanted to do a few formal portraits and instead we found shelter in the log cabin, before the rain said goodbye and allowed us to wander down to the lake.  I will let the images tell their love story. Warning, I had a hard time deciding which to share so there are many photos. :)

Sunday morning hygge...

I had such a lovely time photographing this young family enjoying brunch and some usual family hygge on a Sunday morning.  Here are my favourites from the shoot.

Beautiful picture of Motherhood and Family Life ...

I got to know this beautiful family and the end of last year when I photographed this gorgeous mum, awaiting her precious bundle, and then at the beginning of this year when their little girl had arrived. 

Life felt a little overwhelming for them at the start and I visited them when she was well over a month already.  However, that made no difference.  These early months are all so precious and because of the style of my photography newborns do not have to be photographed exactly in the first two weeks after birth.  Sometimes mums need a little longer to recover and that said, I never judge homes and will remove noise where necessary and I choose the perfect light-filled spaces for intimate, loving family images.

 

I feel so honored every time I am invited to photograph new born babies and into this special and intimate time in a family's life.

A little magic in Ordrupgaard ...

This sweet family loves Odrupgaard and I had such a wonderful time capturing them in one of their favourite locations.  This shoot somehow reminds me of Alice in Wonderland, from a blonde Alice to a very large mushroom. Their love for each other was so evident and beautiful.  Here are my favourites. 

California to Copenhagen ...

In October last year this gorgeous family came to visit Copenhagen all the way from California.  Fortunately for them we had a mild Autumn.  I was delighted to capture them while exploring Christianshavn. Jamie reminded me of a mixture between Jennifer Aniston and Sarah Jessica Parker. We had so much fun and the boys were adorable. I am so happy that I could capture them on their adventure in Copenhagen. Here are my favourites. 

Vibrant City Hall Wedding

I feel so honored that Kirsten and Jacob's elopement got featured a few weeks ago in Rock my Wedding. Today I want to share another sweet and vibrant couple I had the honour to capture for a City Hall Wedding in Copenhagen.  The bride originally from Iran and the groom from Bristol, England met in Sweden and decided to tie the knot in Copenhagen.  Work colleagues and friends came to see the ceremony and the bride's best friend and husband joined them for some of their formal portraits. They were such fun to capture and both had a great sense of humor.  Here are my favourites.

Newborn beauty, welcoming a new life...

Last summer I captured this beautiful family again but this time with the addition of a new member.  I'll let the images tell you the tale of an afternoon spent with the sweetest family and the love they share for their newest member. Grandma and Grandpa were also visiting from India. He was sound asleep when I arrived. :)

2017 through my lens....

I can't believe we are already two weeks into 2018.  Somehow 2017 passed by in a flash for me and in some ways, I am happy to say that a new year has begun.  2017 wasn't an easy year for me as I lost my brother to a tragic accident but it was a busy year as a photographer and I am grateful that I get to do something I love so much.  It was no easy feat choosing a selection of my favourite images from 2017, but I've tried and as always included my 3 most loved guys in this world, along with some of my travel images too. I hope you enjoy browsing them as much as I did making them. Thank you to each and every one of you that invited me into your homes and lives and entrusted me to help you create memories that not only you but your children and grandchildren will treasure one day.  Here's to 2018 and all the exciting challenges it may bring.  I hope to see you in front of my lens again this year. :) 

Newborn in Nyhavn...

This gorgeous family contacted me about a month before their precious baby girl was due.  Little did I know that on the day of their shoot it was only two weeks before they relocated back to the US.  A new baby, a toddler and a continental move.  Such brave people.

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Herewith a few of my favourites from a morning together.  Their apartment was in Nyhavn and we took a stroll in the local area at the end. 

Playtime....

When Barbera and I started to talk about a location for their family photoshoot, she mentioned that her girls love Nørrebro parken.  I ended up doing a bit of scouting and suggested Superkilen instead.  This family was so much fun, and I had the best morning hanging out with them.  Here are some of my favourites.

Kristen and Jacob's romantic Copenhagen elopement...

Kristen is originally from Tennessee in the US and Jacob from Berlin, Germany. Jacob used to be an exchange student in the US and they met by chance through a mutual friend. After trying a long distance relationship, Kristen moved to Berlin as an au-pair at first and later as a teacher to be with Jacob.  Finally they tied the knot with an intimate elopement in Copenhagen and I was honored to follow them around on their special day.

Jacob's mum and siblings joined them for the day and it was wonderful seeing their love and connection as a family.  

Kristen's family watched the ceremony online.  

Kristen's beautiful bouquet was done by Cool and Cozy.

Kristen and Jabob, I wish you a lifetime of happiness together, thank you for entrusting me to capture your special moment. :)   

Lets Yoga....Company Branding.

At the start of summer I met with the lovely Johanna from Lets Yoga to capture some images for branding her new Yoga studio and classes.  Orginally Swedish, Johanna lived in the UK with her English husband and children before relocating to Denmark. After running her own Yoga school in England she has now opened a studio in her home in Gentofte.

I really love the images we were able to create and I think she has done a wonderful job with her new website. If you would like to collaborate and need some professional images or company branding images, please don't hesitate to be in touch via the contact page.

Mesker-Scheepers Tribe....a beach shoot.

Ricco and I have known each other for a number of years now, and when we first met it just so happened that my camera had been stolen.  He took pity on me and being of a generous nature, simply came round with his spare DSLR and said just use it! After six months I bought a new camera, returned his and as sometimes happens in life we lost touch.  Needless to say, I was delighted when he recently got in touch asking me to photograph him with his new precious family.  Here are my favourites from a delightful morning spent with them on Sletten Beach.  I always love the light by the ocean.

Kamala turns one....

You might remember Kamala, I photographed her towards the end of last year.  Well she has since turned one and I was invited back to photograph her very first birthday.  There was cake to enjoy and she was adorable, as always.  I will let the images tell her birthday story. 

New York to Copenhagen....

Anna and her family visited Denmark in June and contacted me ahead of time to photograph their little family with a backdrop of Copenhagen.  We wandered some streets in Christianshavn and here are my favourites from the shoot.  Maxine was adorable to say the least. :)

Capturing a photographer and her family....

Gemma, like me, is a lifestyle and children's photographer.  I have followed her on Instagram for a long time and wanted her to capture me with my family.  As a family and lifestyle photographer myself, I believe family portraits are a valuable investment, and wanted a professional to do the job. :)  In my opinion capturing family life, especially the early years, is a treasure children will thank their parents for one day.  

She not only photographed me and my clan, but in the end I captured her and her precious family too.  As they were heading back to Australia after 3 years in Denmark, it was the perfect opportunity for me to capture a little slice of their family life in Copenhagen.

Gemma used to be a Botanist before turning to photography as a profession, hence she wanted some portraits at the Botanical Gardens.  It proved to be a really sunny day and we made use of lots of shade and green spaces.  Gemma and I connected so much and ended up meeting each other rather a few times before their move.  I am happy to say I made a lovely photographer friend, but truly sad that they will now be living on the opposite side of the world.  We have vowed to keep in touch.  

The afternoon ended with an early dinner at one of Copenhagen's cozy pizza restaurants.  I also snapped a few professional images for Gemma.  

Australia you are getting a true Gem of a Child Photographer.  Pun intended. ;)  Gemma you will truly be missed, by me and all your loyal customers here in Copenhagen. :)  Wishing you and your gorgeous family all the best for the future with many adventures. :)

Kosmos and love is all you need....

Earlier this year I did a couple shoot in South Africa for my nephew and his girlfriend.  Kosmos is one of my favourite South African wildflowers and we got to wander along a path where we could pick some and make them part of our session.  

These two were so lovely and in love...

From Berlin with love....

At the end of last year I captured a sweet couple eloping.  Originally from Istanbul, they now reside in Berlin and came to Copenhagen to get married.  Their two best friends accompanied them, as did I, capturing some precious memories from the day.  

Schalekamp family....South Africa

As some of you may already know, I was in South Africa recently to say goodbye to my brother at his memorial service.  During my stay I visited my nephew on the farm where he lives and works.  There I got to meet and photograph the Schalekamp family on their family farm.  I love photographing little children as they are so honest and real.  Editing these last week made me smile and was just the antidote I needed to get my focus back on work again.  Here are my favourites from an early morning, and I mean early morning shoot. ;)

Welcoming Naomi...

In November last year I got to meet Naomi for the first time.  She was 5 weeks old and simply precious. You might remember her family that I photographed last summer when Vishu was expecting her.  Her sister Tabitha is such a loving, doting older sister.  It was such a privilege to be invited to their home during this special time. Here are some of my favourites from the day.

And of course, all older sisters want to play dress up.