"I saw your photos on Instagram and had you as my chosen photographer before the wedding was even planned." We were on a business trip on our way to Japan and South Korea when we read the email from L + S.
They were in Australian time, and we were in South Korean time, the perfect timezone match for a virtual meeting. Between laughs and jokes mixed with sharing secrets, we knew that our personalities fit together and that the photo session would be an experience not to be forgotten.
I (Mariana) always say that I am a more insightful person, maybe because I prefer to observe more than to talk when there are more people around me, and I felt that the groom was more nervous than usual a few days before and on the wedding day itself.
Having guests and personally meeting the photographers who will be pointing their cameras at you the entire time can be a little intimidating, and we put ourselves in other people's shoes as much as possible.
As we were quietly observing the bride and groom, we wanted to point out what we've told them before about taking time out just to be alone, not only to be able to breathe but also to enjoy the special moment that is a wedding, just the two of them alone.
Over time, the groom became more relaxed and playful, and between Mads and I being photographers and almost tourist guides in the middle of Copenhagen, we were sharing conversations and experiences, while the bride threw her most trendy glasses ever, together with her bubbly personality, in the middle of a group of tourists who thought this looked more like a fashion than a wedding photo shoot.
To L + S, it was an honor to capture all the details of your special day, from your beautiful outfits and accessories to the emotions you've shown during the day, with and without your family and friends, by listening to all of our directions and trusting us with our own creativity and vision.
Thank you so much for allowing us to know you, not only as "the" bride and groom but also as (just) human beings.
LOCATION: COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
PHOTOGRAPHERS: MARIANA + MADS
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