This engagement shoot really touched me, there is something so special about these intimate images. Not only was the setting enchanting but the couple themselves and their love for one another is mesmerising.
It takes me to those easy late summer breezy days, the patter of wildlife, the touch of a loving hand.
Thanks so much to Cecelina Photography for sharing these beautiful images with us today.
“Being the kind of people who does everything for everyone else, Hanna and Joel are known for their calm, honesty and love for each other. There is no better match in a marriage. I have known these two for many years and followed their story from the friendship, the engagement and also their wedding in spring 2015 in Hanna’s home town of Karskrona; in the south of Sweden. Their warmth and care of others are reflected in their large and faithful group of friends but also in their separate professions. Joel works as a nurse and Hanna for the trade union in Sweden – representing those who need help in their work situations.
Swedish summers revolve around light, nature and closeness, so those were some of the elements we wanted to represent in their post-wedding engagement session.
As I am a wedding photographer mainly based in London, we arranged for the session to take place this autumn, when I was back in my home town. Lakes and forests are part of life in Sweden and something I truly miss when away from home. We started in a little glen full of leafy trees and made our way to the lake overlooking the dense forest of pine trees. For our last adventure we climbed a hill in the setting sun for a toast of champagne and a calm moment together.
When photographing engagement sessions I always want to capture the couple as true and natural as possible. It is lovely to depict how they spend time with each other and capture their relationship in the environments close to their home. It was an honour to photograph and be part of such a special year in Hanna and Joel’s lives. I can’t wait to catch up with them over a Swedish ‘fika’ (coffee and cake) the next time I’m back home.”
“Me and Joel met through friends and knew each other for about two years before we started going out in 2011. To keep the proposal a secret from me was a real challenge for him as he is too honest and definitely doesn’t have a poker face! I am also extremely curious and attentive, so I thought I would know if he had planned to propose. Despite this, he managed to surprise me when on the Swedish midsummer’s morning asked me to marry him!”
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Oh so lovely, thanks so much for sharing xo Lou