AJ Photography - wedding photographer Alicante Torrevieja Murcia Spain

Oslo – one day after the blast and terror attack on the island of Utoya

Last week I was shooting a wedding in Olso Norway. I arrived there only one day after the blast. The devastation was enormous as we could all have seen in the media.

People were walking around with a look of disbelief on their faces. It seems very strange that something like this can happen in a city that seems so organized, welcoming and so friendly. That that act of one crazy man can cause so much grief.

On the other side of the city, near the port there are still traces of broken glass to be found. That must have been about 2 km’s from the blast. On Sunday, people were sitting on benches reflecting on what had passed two days earlier. Everyone was still in shock and it seemed so surrealistic that something like this had happend in such a safe country like Norway. A country where people living outside the city don’t always lock up their cars, leave the garage door open, have a front door key under the mat and young children can play carefree outside .

My heart goes out to the nation and all the parents that lost a child and every child that lost a parent.

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    A romantic wedding in Nerja Casa de los Bates – Diane and Conor

    Diane and Conor contacted me about a year ago via email. We had a chat on the phone and immediately I was excited about this wedding. Their ceremony was to be held in Casa de los Bates. A part time residential object for the family of the ex minister of education in Spain. This beautiful house is surrounded by fabulous gardens, ideal for a cocktail reception and outdoor dining.

    The trip to house of the bride, Nerja, was a lovely trip. While living and working in Spain you don’t often get the opportunity to stop, enjoy and appreciate the vistas around you. The trip was a couple of hours but well worth it.

    After arriving at the brides house and having a cool drink shooting started. The atmosphere was very relaxed and this feeling continued throughout the day. After the prep shots we drove to Casa de los Bates where we got shots of the guests having a drink and a chat. The ceremony was held in some kind of large but picturesque arbor (large enough to seat the close family) that was covered with climbing plants.

    After the ceremony we made good use of all the shade available because it was a hot day (about 34 degrees,..think about that if you plan on having your wedding on the Costa Del Sol in July/August when you are buying your wedding dress or wedding suit – Diane knew exactly what she was doing but of course many of the guys suffered 😉 On the other hand maybe the guys didn’t listen to the advice their better half gave them?). The heat didn’t spoil any of the fun and thanks to Jenny from ‘Spanish Wedding Planner’ things went very smooth.

    During the speeches the groom of course was suitably embarrassed,..great Star Wars kit you had there bud!

    Dear Diane and Conor, we had a great time shooting your wedding for you, Costa del Sol is such a lovely place. Thank you for letting us document your big day. The rest of the images will be available for you later this afternoon!

    If you plan on having your wedding on the Costa de Sol don’t hesitate to contact me for pricing and availability! At the top of the page there is a ‘Contact’ button/link. I look forward to hearing from you!

    AJ

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      The wedding of Lisa and Geir – Sjømannskirken Torrevieja

      I cover weddings all over Europe. If you are a bride or a groom and you are inspired by the images you see, feel free to drop me a line or two by clicking on the CONTACT link at the top of the page to check pricing and availability, it costs nothing to ask!

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        Wedding in Sjømannskirken – Helga and Frode

        I like surprises,..especially if I hear a couple of days before a wedding that the B&G  would like me to show up at their wedding to snap away for them. Helga and Frode are such a couple. They have know each other for years, but decided – from what I understood – only recently to get married in Spain :-). They were here for a short time, so I was pleased I could meet up with them and shoot their wedding. The wedding was in the Sjomannskirken, ceremony was conducted by Mia. Coffee, cake, soft drinks and waffles (!! just love them waffles with jam !!) were supplied by the lovely staff of the Sjomannskirken.

        After the ceremony, we drove to Torre del Morro for some outdoor shots. It was at the end of the day so it wasn’t too hot,…but this couple made the air temperature rise a couple of degrees 😉

        Thanks to both of you for being such a pleasure to work with!

        Wedding in Sjømannskirken Costa Blanca
        Wedding in Sjømannskirken Costa Blanca
        Wedding in Sjømannskirken Costa Blanca
        Wedding in Sjømannskirken Costa Blanca
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        Wedding in Sjømannskirken Costa Blanca
        Wedding in Sjømannskirken Costa Blanca
        Wedding in Sjømannskirken Costa Blanca

        I cover weddings all over Europe. Would you like to tell me about your wedding plans? Or maybe you just want to discover more about my work. Click here for more real weddings and here (new window will open to different website) and click here to contact me.

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          Wedding in La Zenia Hotel – Katie and Ben

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          • JoanneMay 21, 2013 - 11:52 am

            Hello
            I am getting married on 10th August 2013 at Benejuzar costa blanca – you are probably fully booked but I was just wondering on your availability
            Thanks JoReplyCancel