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Sophie and Bud — Stockholm, Sweden

When Sophie and Bud approached me about photographing their wedding, I thought about what a great opportunity this would be. It was in Sweden! Not only was it in Sweden, but it was in an amazing church in Stockholm! Not only was it in an amazing church in Stockholm, it was two amazing people, and their amazing families coming together for a great celebration of love! I knew this was going to be a wonderful day.

It worked out that I was already scheduled to be in Sweden right at the time of their wedding, so I took a couple days off from my other responsibilities and joined in the party. On Friday, Bud and Sophie had their civil ceremony, and then Saturday was the big day at the Hedvig Eleonora Krykan. This octagonal church was consecrated in 1737 and named after a Swedish Queen Hedvig Eleonora.

Early that Saturday morning, June 5, Sophie and her bride’s maids were busy about the house preparing for the ceremony. Sophie’s family has a beautiful, cozy house full of wonderful antiques, and lots of room for all of the hustle and bustle (and extra guests). Sophie had chosen to include a touch of a nautical theme in her wedding – blue, white and red, anchors, and boats.

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After arriving at the church there was a picture everywhere you looked. This post could just be about the inside/outside of the church. I just chose a few of the images to show the wonderful details of this gorgeous Swedish church.

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The ceremony was so warm and heartfelt, including Swedish songs and hymns. Sophie comes from an amazingly talented musical family, and music has always been a part of their family (including the grandfather who led some wonderful singing at the reception)!

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After the ceremony the couple and I headed out to have some fun exploring the city and taking some wonderful photographs. First we had to weave our way through the blocked streets and crowds that had gathered for the Stockholm Marathon, but we finally ended up at a castle near the Sophie’s home. The beautiful grounds were quite a sanctuary from the business that surrounds the wedding day.

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Before the reception could begin everyone joined hands, linked arms and enjoyed a Swedish Polonaise. There was a lot of laughing and singing to follow in the reception hall.

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This was a beautiful day! Congrats to Sophie and Bud…may your love grow even deeper than it already was on this day! What a wonderful experience to be a part of your special day.

Ghost Face Killah, aka The big Cheese - August 22, 2011 - 12:48 pm

Great Pictures Rob!

Naomi . Senior Session

Naomi is a senior at Batavia High School, ready to graduate and continue pursuing photography as a career. It is always fun to shoot other creative people. We talked about photography and about some of her pictures. We talked about college options and what might be next after she graduates. It was a great time finding locations on the Fox River trail and in downtown Aurora. Good luck with your senior year, Naomi!

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the new look of rojo foto//design

With many thanks to Luxecetera, rojo foto//design has a fantastic new look! When I started through this process with Luxecetera, I knew right off that this was going to go somewhere great. Each phone call got me so excited and pumped up about possibilities, ideas, uses for the new pieces, marketing, and on and on… Even before seeing the first round of concepts, I knew I had chosen the right design firm to help change the look of “rojo”.

This has been quite a process for me. I had to fight back some guilty feelings for not working on this myself. But I knew that first, I don’t have a lot of time to spend developing a brand for myself, and second, I could never please myself. Maybe I’m just a rarity…but somehow I doubt that. So I really wanted to convey to Ashley and her team what I was about, what I love, what I get inspired by, and they listened very carefully and intently.

One amazing moment of brilliance (because I think there were many) came when I got a phone call back from Ashley and she was telling me about the process of choosing the cricket to add to the branding. During our early conversations I talked about my background in music and how music is still a large part of my life, and so they wanted to add that into the brand in some way. To my relief they decided to not go the route of a bird sitting on a branch, but instead started to think of other “musical” things. When Ashley told me they had decided on a cricket, I knew that was going to be amazing! It is clever and unique, and I loved the subtlety of fitting this musical side of me into the branding.

Patterns, illustrations, fonts, colors, paper type, stamps, sizes, and so many other details were thought out and executed so wonderfully!

I could go on and on about Luxecetera! Seriously, if you are looking for branding…look no further.

So, I am proud to be able to show you guys some of the stuff that Ashely at Luxecetera worked up! Now…just shoot me an email to inquire about your wedding or portraits and you can get some “rojo” goodness in the mail!

Thank you to Ashley, Tyrie, Jo and the rest of the crew that I didn’t talk to at Luxecetera for such an awesome brand!

(PS…the logo is even going to be featured in the book Logo Lounge 6! How cool is that?!)

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Lightning Over Guadalajara

I was in Guadalajara, Mexico just a couple weeks back and the night before I returned home there was this amazing lightning storm. I had already gotten all of my bags packed and was about to get in bed (for my 3:30am alarm), but I knew that I had to go get some photos of this. Some of these images almost look like they are from outer space or some weird nebula. Just thought I would share.

Jasmin and Micah – Long Beach, CA