Summer weddings in Scandinavia

Sweden is becoming the paradise for couples looking for the perfect destination wedding.

Besides the sun that never sets in the summer, making it a perfect scenery  for all night parties outdoors, the Swedes still haven’t adopted the Euro as their currency, which makes every fare related to wedding costs much MUCH cheaper than any location in Europe.

If the couple has a foot in the country, there is absolutely no reason for not having your international celebration with the fun vikings.

That’s what the Swedish Rebecca, and her love from Australia, Andrew, decided to do. Both living in England for many years, they couldn’t think of anywhere else to be rather than beautiful Stockholm.

Their wedding was celebrated last Saturday in Sweden’s most famous park, Skansen, and in Stockholm’s oldest tree church, the Seglora Church.

Sun, rain, wind, warmth and chilly winds. Everything we needed to a perfect wedding shoot!

For many more shoots, please check the complete post in our blog:

And for many more destination weddings in Sweden and around the globe, just visit our homepage and send us a mail for a quote!

Kaate - June 1, 2010 - 11:31 am

I really love the classic nature of these shots. So elegant. Makes me wish I could re-do my wedding photos (from 8 years ago today!) … I absolutely love, love that gas pump picture! Fun and timeless at the same time!

Juliana Wiklund - June 1, 2010 - 12:27 pm

Hi Kaate! Thanks for your comment! Let me know if one day you decide to renew your vowels (I’ve done it myself after 10 years!) and then I’ll come!
Hugs from Sunny Stockholm!

Catherine T - June 1, 2010 - 1:56 pm

Beautiful pictures. I love the gas pump picture and the one with the couple reflected in the glass on the old clock.

Laurie - June 1, 2010 - 2:57 pm

Such elegant images! After reading your blog and viewing your images, I’m sure destination weddings to Sweden will become very popular.

Joni - June 1, 2010 - 3:02 pm

Beautiful wedding story and images!

Jaco Fourie - June 4, 2010 - 2:05 pm

It looks like she had a lot of fun.

Joni Sinclair - July 13, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Wish I had discovered your blog a long time ago. Your photos are really addictive — so elegant, so beautiful, as well as capturing playfulness. Kudos to you!

Alexander Manning - July 13, 2010 - 7:13 pm

I really like your imagery – great, fresh angles, awesome use of motion and light. Congratulations!

Julis McIntyre Photos - July 25, 2010 - 11:43 pm

Sensational photos! Wow, you really know how to capture the moment and emotions … rather than taking ‘staged’ photos. Great and inspirational stuff.

Brenda Waters - August 3, 2010 - 5:33 pm

Gorgeous, romantic and fun! What a very happy bride … and so natural.

Linda Brownstone - August 8, 2010 - 8:00 pm

What a lovely bride … you can actually see her personality in the photos you took. Thanks!

Miranda Isber - August 12, 2010 - 4:31 am

Totally agree with you … Sweden is becoming the paradise for couples looking for the perfect destination wedding. What makes this so real (as others have mentioned) is your gorgeous bride with a personality that never quits. You really captured the essence of her wonderful personality.

Deborah Edwards - August 13, 2010 - 3:15 pm

Adore the last photo — stunning angles and light.

Fred Stuart - August 23, 2010 - 7:56 am

Very, very, nice images. If I had to pick my favorite, it is the last image with a clear shot of the bride surrounded by the dreamy and less focused faded pink bouquet.

Slubny Trojmiasto - January 21, 2011 - 2:39 pm

Unbelieveably beautiful couple and lovely photos!

Some Images from Mozambique.

I photographed this wedding last weekend in Mozambique with my wife. The rain delayed the ceremony with about 30 minutes but in the end we got a super sun set.

Otto Haring - May 27, 2010 - 4:52 pm

Very nice colors!!!

David Josué - May 31, 2010 - 12:17 pm

Love the dramatic lighting, congrats!

Charmaine - June 1, 2010 - 2:59 pm

Such breathtaking imagery, especially with the splendid sunset!

Janice - June 1, 2010 - 3:03 pm

Your images are mesmerizing and addictive. Such beauty. Congratulations!

K L Redfield - June 2, 2010 - 8:48 pm

Oh, wow! Timeless and priceless photos! I don’t know anyone in these pictures, but I’d still consider putting them up in my house!

Jaco Fourie - June 4, 2010 - 2:04 pm

Thank you all for the kind words. To me this is a great compliment “! I don’t know anyone in these pictures, but I’d still consider putting them up in my house!” Thanks again 😉

Laurie Ryan - July 13, 2010 - 6:48 pm

Simply, simply, devine! I sure know why you are part of the world’s best photographers. I just cannot get over the dramatic colors and vivid colors. This must be what heaven looks like.

Alexander Manning - July 13, 2010 - 7:16 pm

Paradise is all I can think of when I look at your breathtaking photos. I find it difficult to move away from your blog — majestic imagery!

Julis McIntyre Photos - July 25, 2010 - 11:44 pm

Addictive imagery! Truly LOVE your work!!

Nora Robinson - August 3, 2010 - 5:34 pm

Amazing photography. All of the photos are beautiful … so beautiful that I cannot pick a favorite.

Linda Brownstone - August 8, 2010 - 8:01 pm

Your photos are absolutely amazing and mesmirizing. So glad I found this post. I look forward to so many more.

Miranda Isber - August 12, 2010 - 4:33 am

Love Photos 7, 8, 9, 10 and beyond. You do beautiful work. I will come back to this site over and over and over again … because I can’t get enough of the artistic beauty you create.

Deborah Edwards - August 13, 2010 - 3:17 pm

Paradise — just love this set of images — have to agree with Miranda — just can’t get enough of your beautiful work.

Jaco - August 15, 2010 - 9:43 am

Thank you all for the kind words.

Fred Stuart - August 23, 2010 - 7:58 am

These are works of art! Brilliant photographs.

Sara Collison - November 23, 2011 - 3:04 am

We are looking to get married in Mozambique. not sure of the area yet as we are still looking around at accomodation. i just wanted to get a quote for the wedding photography. Its a small wedding 15 ppl.

Emotions high altitude

Some pictures made during my service in February 2010
Emotions high altitude pictures taken in unusual locations around 1800 meters altitude. The winter day but with a beautiful blue sky. This wedding has been made in the mountains near Lake Como in Italy, a location with strong contrast between mountains and lake. For shooting outdoors, we reached the summit of the mountain with a helicopter …. needless to say the emotion and joy of the newlyweds when they saw the beautiful scenery with their eyes.  The light at this altitude is fantastic, and natural and emotional.

The bride and groom on the snow to take pictures unique and unusual.
I do not happen every day to be in a location like this, maybe it would impossiile to reach!

romantic image and emotion in this unusual landscape of snow


a particular detail of the bride’s shoes in the snow

The wedding ends with a nice show of fireworks!

photographer LUIGI ROTA



DATE:  February 13  – 2110




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Otto Haring - May 27, 2010 - 4:53 pm

This looks cool! 🙂

Mona Prescott - June 1, 2010 - 3:11 pm

Gorgeous shots — you really captured the romance and a sense of playfullness. I just love the snow shots.

Catherine T - June 2, 2010 - 9:06 am

These are amazing! What a unique shoot.

Foto Excellence Photos - July 25, 2010 - 11:48 pm

Amazing and captivating photos! I ‘almost’ felt like I was there. You must have had a lot of fun shooting these images. I know I would have loved it … but I’m just getting started as a wedding photographer … and have not as yet had this opportunity … can hardly wait!

Rachel Silverstein - August 3, 2010 - 5:36 pm

Magnificent and stunning photos.

Janet Meyers - August 8, 2010 - 8:03 pm

Fantastic … what gorgeous imagery … makes me want to get married in the snow!

Libby Watts - August 12, 2010 - 4:37 am

Superb!!! This whole wedding was outstanding … but I could not believe the gorgeous fireworks as a tribute at the end. I’m coming back to the particular blog again and again for daily inspiration. Thanks for making my day, week, month …. could be a year soon!

Allison Larman - August 13, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Dynamic and amazing photos. I think I’m starting to like snow again!

Bernadette Kashuba - August 23, 2010 - 8:00 am

Sensational work!

laguna beach photographer - August 23, 2011 - 4:08 am

Unbelievable…blew me…really away.

Luigi Rota Wedding Photographer - August 24, 2011 - 12:37 am

thank yuo very much!

Boston Navy Yard Wedding- Sally & Matt

Sally & Matt  9.19.09

When we first met Sally and Matt, we never imagined that their wedding was going to be this visually exquisite. As a Boston Wedding Photographer, we are lucky to have clients like them.

Sally was so low-key about the whole process and when I asked her how she did it, she responded, “Oh, I know, everything just fell into place. And it seemed like for every detail, vendor, or staff we got more than we expected. “ Like magic. Yeah, that’s pretty much how we feel about them- they are the magical Boston couple.And to top it off, Matt sang “Shook me all night long” by ACDC. Hilarious!

View a slide show of Photographer’s Highlights


This is what Sally and Matt said about their photos: “First of all, the pictures are absolutely AMAZING! Matt and I are blown away by the lighting, angles and moments you guys captured!  It is going to be a hard task to sort through our favorites… We spent over 3 hours looking at the photos today and I watched the ACDC slideshow at least 10 times!  …We enjoyed working with you guys so much and the moments you have have helped us capture will be cherished.”

Ceremony: St. Mary’s Church, Charlestown, MA

Reception: Commandant House, Charlestown, MA

After party: Ironside Grill, Charlestown, MA

Her amazing dress: Is a Model Novias from La Riene, Waltham, MA

Flowers: Stapleton Flowers, South Boston

Make-up: Leah, Trish Mcevoy, Copley Plaza in Boston

Hair: Rose, Davis Salon, Newton, MA

Music: Legit… and Matt!

Photos by: Glen Cooper & Chris Gagne

Lillie - April 3, 2010 - 8:42 am

Love the picture of the dinner menu; an amazing picture of an ordinary wedding event.

Mariquita - April 6, 2010 - 12:52 pm

They may be magical couple- but you are magical photographer as well. I very much love the light in the bridal suite photographs,and I also very much enjoy the shot of the bouquet. thank you for sharing. I am finding this website to be educational and addictive, so many talented photographers all in one spot!

Glen Cooper - April 8, 2010 - 7:40 am

Lillie: isn’t it amazing how ordinary things really are not ordinary? 🙂

Mariquita: thank you!

Lauren B. - April 9, 2010 - 8:06 am

Love the aerial stairwell shot and the black and white Gothic Church. It looks a lot like the St Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Oh, where we had our ceremony.

Glen Cooper - April 13, 2010 - 12:44 pm

@ Mariquita: Some of the credit, especially for the bridal suite shots go to our stellar associate photographer, Chris Gagne. He does an awesome job and very much embodies our style and philosophy. We photograph every wedding with two photographers and find this very much frees us up to really stretch ourselves and push the envelope a bit–basically we can take many more chances–high reward with a much lower risk.

@ Lauren: Church in Charlestown, Mass was amazing to say the least. It is easy when you have such a spectacular place in which to make photographs. About the stairwell shots – we went above to give the sense of depth but more importantly was the use of black and white really helped these scenes since that carpet it red and competed too much with our subjects. Color is a godsend and a curse all at once. A true PJ master might be Alex Webb. Google him because I think you will appreciate his work.

Nick Grove - April 20, 2010 - 3:02 pm

Great work and what an amazing venue.

Adam Cavanagh - April 22, 2010 - 6:57 am

Really beautiful work!

Christian Louboutin - May 17, 2010 - 8:03 am

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Charmaine Lowry - June 1, 2010 - 3:16 pm

Beautiful images, lighting, and angles!

Kristin R - June 2, 2010 - 8:53 pm

You were able to capture not just pictures, but also the moment and the emotions around it. I’m sure they were thrilled with all the shots, and they definitely have an album that isn’t like anyone else’s. Kudos!

Dorothy Isber Photos - July 25, 2010 - 11:51 pm

Spectacular … the church was an amazing setting. Love Your Work!

Luanne France - August 3, 2010 - 5:38 pm

Gorgeous photos and use of natural lighting.

Janet Meyers - August 8, 2010 - 8:05 pm

Stunning … you managed to capture all the emotions of the day. What a gorgeous bride and what a beautiful church!

Abigail Winters - August 13, 2010 - 3:22 pm

Love the shot of the bride dancing — so natural — you captured her happiness and fun personality.

KedR - July 5, 2012 - 3:24 am

Love the black and white ones – they always look priceless. Great gallery – natural and classy. I am sure the couple loved them.

Elegant and Classic Philadelphia Bash

Kim and Larry started our year off with a surprise and a bang. Larry called about 3 weeks before their wedding in a semi-panic, their photographer, a friend, was injured and wouldn’t be able to photograph the wedding and he needed to find a photographer, FAST. It turns out I was available, it is March in Philly afterall, so we all kicked into gear and everything went off without a hitch. The ceremony was held in the Historic Landmark Old St. Joseph’s Church in the Old City section of Philadelphia where Ben Franklin and all the cool Constitutional stuff is located. The wedding party walked from the church through more old city cobble stone streets including the amazing Second National Bank building that looks like we made a stopover in Greece. The reception was held in the amazing Cescaphe Atrium in the Curtis Center, once the home to Curtis Publishing which published The Saturday Evening Post.

“YOU DID IT!  Unreal Scott, so so good, I knew I had found the best and these photo’s are proof.  You captured the energy and emotion of the day artfully, so perfect.  Bravo Scott, Bravo!” – Larry



Marquita - March 26, 2010 - 4:58 pm

Mmmm. Delicious photography. I most especially like the photo of the bride and the groom on the stairs– it is so elegant.

Scott - March 29, 2010 - 12:01 pm

Marquita, Thanks! My work’s been called lots of things but never delicious, I like that!

Lillie - April 3, 2010 - 8:39 am

Love the variety of image and play with colors, textures, and focus.

Otto Haring - May 27, 2010 - 4:54 pm

I find the dipping a little bit old and boring but the rest is amazing!!!

Mary Fabian - June 1, 2010 - 3:18 pm

Amazing and beautiful images. I just love the way you captured so many emotions through candid photos.

Dorothy Isber Photos - July 25, 2010 - 11:52 pm

Majestic and stunning! Love all of your photos!

Luanne France - August 3, 2010 - 5:39 pm

Wow .. just love all the photos — the romance, the fun, the emotions.

Janet Meyers - August 8, 2010 - 8:06 pm

Ditto to Luanne’s comment — you managed to capture so much — every photo tells a story in one great big album. I’m guessing the bride and groom are absolutely delighted with these images. Kudos to you!