If you’re engaged already, then you know what it feels like to wake up for the first time after the proposal, with a ring on your finger. If feels surreal and exciting, and you’re filled with hope and contentment. Throughout the wedding planning process, many couples lose sight of those emotions and that hope. With this simple at-home couple’s photo session, we hope you’re inspired to wake up every day (including your wedding day!) with thankfulness, excitement, and joy for the coming wedding.
Read on for more from the stylist (and Once Wed Premium Vendor), Michaela of Hey Look in Finland:
“It’s January in Helsinki and daylight is rare. But on one of those few sunny days we catch at this time of year, we got together and shot this quiet little shoot, focusing solely on that feeling before an elopement. Too many editorials are still only about the table setting, the ceremony arch and the invitations.
We dropped all of that, no frills, and shot the story of a couple getting ready at home in the morning, savouring those moments before they head out to get married, just between the two of them. We wanted to capture the feeling of inner reflection, that anticipation, that quiet knowledge you are about to take a leap into forever with someone. Without any distractions, no schedules to fuss over, just you and them.
Johannes and Sonja, our real couple, had an incredible chemistry and were encouraging, loving and beautifully intimate during the shoot. It had me in tears once or twice. Their emotional connection brought a level of authenticity to the shoot that I miss in many styled shoots these days. I encourage our couples to think about the wedding day for them first and foremost. Focusing on why you are getting married and what it means to you should always be the first step in planning your day.”
Photographer Susanna Nordvall | Stylist Michaela of Hey Look | Floral Designer Michaela of Hey Look | Hair and Makeup Paula of Hey Look | Sonja’s Dress & Skirt Arela | Sonja’s Coat Samsøe & Samsøe from Stockmann | Mikael’s outfit Frenn | Venue Private Home
Weathered wood and silk. Historic stone and jewel-tone flowers. All complete contrasts, and yet, when pulled together, all completely amazing.