Who is Gold & Grit Photography?
I’m a red-headed Swede who got fed up with Scandinavia’s dark and cold winters and decided to move elsewhere. I took the scenic route for a couple of years via Ghana in West Africa, but now call Melbourne home.
I’m a graphic designer turned wedding photographer with a love of the subtle, ordinary or weird. When I’m not shooting, you’ll most likely find me chatting with my friends over a glass of prosecco or curled up on the couch watching crappy Netflix shows.
Why wedding photography?
I kind of just came up with wedding photography four years ago when I needed a change. I didn’t know then just how much I’d love it. Weddings are rad. They’re filled with incredibly happy people, throwing one heck of a celebration with their closest family and friends. And I get to partake in all that excitement. I really can’t get enough of them.
What’s your favourite part of the wedding day?
This is a hard one, but if I had to pick, it would be two parts. First, it’s the excited feels when people are getting ready. The candids you get then are always some of the absolute best from the day. You’re giddy and enthusiastic but in a quiet way.
Secondly, it’s the dance floor because of obvious reasons. Everyone needs more dancing in their life, always!
Describe your style of photography.
Relaxed, real & rad are three words I live by. I’m all about an un-posed, photojournalistic approach capturing things as they happen (no staging moments here!), with a dose of confetti and quirk thrown into the mix.
What’s your favourite wedding dance floor move?
Last season, my last wedding had a couple of worm dances and a few unexpected breakdance moves, which were pretty darn ace. That said, whenever a grandma hits the dance floor, it’s the best. That’s definitely a life goal of mine; to turn into the person that slays the dance floor at my grandkid’s wedding.