Frederiksborg Castle located about 30 minutes north of Copenhagen, maybe the most romantic place in North Sjælland if not in Denmark, but only if you like a castle that looks like it dropped right out of a fairy tale. It has been called the Versailles of the north, and is noted as the largest Renaissance Castle in Scandinavia. The castle was built by King Christian IV in the 17th century and comes complete with a large lake, and amazing baroque gardens. The castle houses the national portrait gallery.
Here in Denmark it isn’t as common as it is in the USA for couples to get engagement photos. (In my perception anyway.) But I think engagement shoots are fun, but also serve an important purpose. I always recommend doing engagement photos before the wedding for a couple of reasons. First it allows your photographer to get to know you as a couple. You can see how your photographer works, and it is sort of a trial run for your big day. Lastly if you are super unhappy with the photos, you still have time to change photographers, or and hopefully more likely, you will be over the moon about your photos and your decision about hiring the photographer.
Chris was visiting family in Denmark when he decided he wanted to ask his now fiancé, Elaine to marry him. We began the process of finding the perfect location and when I told Chris about the castle he decided that was the place. So we wandered the castle grounds stoping here and there for photos and to hide from a rain shower. Perfect and romantic.