Elise and Jens got asked the question at lot on their wedding day. ‘Why the hell did you bring two photographers over from Ireland?’ Well, there’s a bit of a story to it…

While attending the 2015 Way Up North conference in Stockholm, we listened to a lot of inspiring photographers talk about seizing the moment. They encouraged us to be brave and to take photographs for the love of it. It made a lot of sense to us. Most of our favourite photographs have been completely spontaneous. We’ve often done photoshoots with friends, inspired by the light or our surroundings.

One evening, we were walking through Gamla Stan in central Stockholm and saw a cute couple huddled together, enjoying a stunning sunset. Inspired by wonderful photographers like Fer Juaristi, Jonas Peterson and Nessa K, we approached the couple and asked to take their photograph.

Any ordinary couple would probably have run off… but Elise and Jens are not an ordinary couple. We had a chat and discovered they were from Leuven in Belgium and this was their first trip abroad as a couple. We quickly took some photos and as we parted, joked that this could turn out to be their engagement shoot…

Just over a year later, Jens emailed us… “Are you guys interested in shooting a wedding in Belgium?”

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