ÆRØ ISLAND, DENMARK
— Eleanor Roosevelt
My name is Camilla and I am a photographer and educator.
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 what I truly wanted in my life and make some serious changes.
I do my best every day to be kind to others as well as to myself and being open to whatever life brings into my path. I find peace of mind and my "answers" to the tough questions 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.
As wedding photography is slowly coming to an end for me personally (2018 is my 10th and most likely last year in the business) I want to pass on every one of my hard earned lessons over this past decade to new or struggling photographers. Everything I know about creating and running a wedding photography business that offers your clients an exceptional personal experience as well as sustains you financially and artistically. If you want to learn from me you can read more here.
I am always juggling dreams and projects. And one of them is turning our old farmhouse, where I live with my husband and our two kids, into a B&B, wedding venue and organic Flower Farm in collaboration with local wedding planner Danish Island Weddings.