Being a family photographer in Northern Sjælland means one thing: one never runs out of fantastic backdrops for photos. This is exactly the case near Roskilde Fjord. As an American I think the USA, has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. I have lived next to Lake Tahoe, which is world famous for it’s clear blue waters. I am from the desert, which I think is beautiful, but in a way that is hard for some people to understand. However beautiful it maybe there, I think Denmark has it’s own amazing beauty. There is something about the light here that is unlike the light anywhere else. The colors are near Roskilde are soft and warm. They are in that Scandinavian pallet, almost but not quite monotone. This is what I’m drawn to. This is what I love to photograph.
I was excited to get an email from Ditte who who had seen the photos I did for the Mommy Blog. She was very excited to have photos of her girls done next to the same blue waters as the Mommy Blog. When we met on the fjord, I immediately fell in love with her daughters Eva, 8, and Naja, 5. When Naja asked if she could hold my hand as we walked down to the water, my heart melted and in that instance I knew these were going to be good photos. We the family and I went to the beach, walking here and there down paths cut in the high grass. They climbed on benches, boats, rocks and trees. Dad had fun slinging Naja and everybody cuddled. In the end I came back with so many wonderful photos it was nearly impossible to choose the between them all.
People think I’m crazy here when I say that it is just so exotic to find an old wooden rowboat, paint pealing, in front of a grove of roses. But for this American it is. Exotic, romantic and very Danish. I love it here.