When we got a request to shoot a vow renewal in the Arctic Circle of Norway, our hearts literally stopped. We used to live in Scandinavia and so any chance to go back was always a win in our eyes. Sadly though, only one of us (Shayne) could do the trip at the time.
When I got to Tromso, Norway – I had a few days in total and part of these days was one where I was to location scout. The night before, Melli & I looked on Google Maps for some interesting spots around the area and we ended up finding this little coastal town called Hillesoy. I drove there the next morning (about an hour or so drive) and explored the whole area. I climbed up the hill/mountain to see if it was worth it with the couple (it wasn’t quite), walked along the coast, went through marshes – basically, got completely dirty.
I found this spot on the coast that offered not only spots for them to read their vows in silence, but paths to use, beaches to explore, and hillsides overlooking the arctic ocean. One thing I did note though was the wind being quite chilly, and also the sunset. It just didn’t set. It was a constant ‘golden hour’. Needless to say, it was a darn dream to photograph this.