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Fine Art Film Portraits in Stockholm

Fine Art Portraits in Stockholm under the cherry blossoms with an Swedish-Australian couple, shot on Kodak Portra 400 35mm Film

Cherry Blossoms are a rare sight and generally only bloom once a year, so they are the perfect setting for a loveshoot. That’s why S and C are probably the perfect couple for a session of fine art film portraits in Stockholm.

Shot on 35mm Kodak Portra 400 film, S and C, an Australian-Swedish couple, met in Stockholm after C moved from Australia. Love soon blossomed and they are proving that they are QUITE the couple.

It was a slightly chilly May morning in Stockholm and right before the Eurovision song contest was due to begin, so Kungsträdgården was not yet cordoned off to the public. Meeting me at 6am to avoid the crowds of tourists S and C kept each other warm with hugs and embraces and a little light exercise! haha.

It’s a wonderful thing to watch when a couple seem to really fit with each other and see how their movements move in time with each other. The intensity that S and C put out is immense and it was a real honour that they opened up to me on camera.

I love the way Kodak Portra has captured not just the gorgeous tones of the blossoms, but also the passion that s and C share with each other. Not to mention their killer dress sense and their instinct to understand what will translate well on emulsion. The contrast of their dark outfits to the soft blossoms is perfect.

Here are some images from their fine art film portraits with the cherry blossoms below. I hope you enjoy them.

If you are interested in a fine art film portraits, simply contact me via email on hello(at)cjeklund.com or on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/cjeklundfineartphotography

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Film developed and scanned by Canadian Film Lab (formerly UK Film Lab)

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Loveshoot at Lake Kivu

Loveshoot at Lake Kivu with a Rwandan-British couple, photographed with Fuji 400H Pro 35mm film

In March, I travelled to Rwanda for the first time to photograph a traditional Rwandan wedding. We didn’t get a chance to do an engagement shoot so we made up for it by doing a Loveshoot at Lake Kivu, instead.

We travelled by car from Rwanda’s capitol, Kigali and on the way we saw some incredible scenery and tasted some amazing local food and banana wine. Now, that banana wine knocked me for six and it was only after consuming a whole bottle that I realised it was at 12%! But I digress. Everything about Rwanda is beautiful.

The Loveshoot at Lake Kivu started with the beautiful Fabiola adorning a headdress and a gorgeous white dress and shoes while Steve waited for her, looking out over the lake towards the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was a balmy morning and it had rained on and off so the sun mostly hid in the clouds, but the beautiful stormy look made up for it.

Fabiola and Steve are the kind of couple you can’t help but want to know more. They met on a beach in Tanzania while they were both taking a break from working and it was practically love at first sight. The way they talk about each other is like reading an epic romance novel, set in the steaming, lush, rolling hills of Africa where a British gentleman falls head over heels in love with an African Queen. That’s Fabiola and Steve. Epic.

I photographed their Loveshoot at Lake Kivu using Fuji 400H Pro 35mm film, which I chose for it’s ability to render beautiful skin tones and they way it handles the green end of the colour scale. Rwanda is a palette of greens and blues and the saturation in its nature is incredibly striking.

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Film developed and scanned by Carmencita Film Lab

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  • Irene Miller - Fantastic photos of a beautiful couple( I am a bit biased). I was a professional photographer but I did not have such lovely subjects. What a wonderful job you have and what wonderful photographs you take. You have really captured the romance Irene.ReplyCancel

    • admin - Thank you, Irene. I have heard about your photography days and I’d be very interested to talk with you about it if we ever get a chance to meet. It sounded like a fantastic part of your career. 🙂ReplyCancel