ON AEROE ISLAND, DENMARK
— Eleanor Roosevelt
My name is Camilla and I am a visual story-teller.
My creative journey started with pencils, paper and water colours, but for the past 10 years my cameras have been my main creative outlet. As a self-taught photographer, I shoot in a simple, authentic style that resonates with people who don't want a big traditional wedding day. I don't particularly love weddings, but I love photographing people, and wedding days, however small-scaled, are one of the most optimal occassions for observing and documenting real and honest human emotion.
When I have people in front of my camera who I connect with, who inspire me, it is like magic. Those moments make me feel like this is what I was meant to do.
After 6 years of splitting my time between my family life here on Ærø and being "on the road" shooting weddings all over Denmark and in so far away places as Texas, France, and Norway, a year of stress and depression forced me to reconsider my goals and my way of life. The word Home means a great deal to me now, in every sense of the word.
I do my best every day to be kind to others as well as to myself (the latter being harder to learn than you'd think). I find peace of mind and my "answers" to the tough questions in life by being in nature, both the grand overwhelming landscapes I see on my travels as well as the daily quiet beauty of my wild cottage garden and the sea that surrounds us here on the island. I am a country girl and a bit of a garden nerd, and I am deeply passionate about living a sustainable, intentional, healthy life.
I am always juggling dreams and projects besides documenting elopements. I also shoot lifestyle images for small farms, makers and creatives. I am turning our old farmhouse, where I live with my husband and two kids, into a lovely organic B&B and Flower Farm and hosting intimate weddings in our garden in collaboration with local wedding planner Danish Island Weddings. I also create educational content and workshops for other photographers.