Norwegian photographer Eirik Halvorsen loves traveling to new places and meeting new people. He worked his first wedding in 2008 but at the time he mostly photographed bands in concert and fashion editorials as he couldn’t leave his day job. It wasn’t until 2013 that he decided to go into wedding photography professionally.
“Being able to use my creativity and experience to document such an eventful day really inspires me,” the 31-year-old told Metdaan.
Eirik married his girlfriend Jessica almost five years ago and they saved for two years prior in order to have the best wedding snaps possible. However, a chance online encounter with someone who decided to approach their wedding differently inspired Eirik to an interesting photographic experiment.
The photographer, who lives in Stavanger in southwestern Norway, was inspired when he saw a post in a weddings group on Facebook where a bride-to-be in a weddings group on Facebook who shared her and her boyfriend’s decision not to hire a professional photographer for their big day. The couple decided photographs were one thing they could cut costs on and decided to ask their guests to send them all the cell phone pictures they would take afterwards.
This motivated Eirik to go back to the photos of his wedding done by professional photographer Jeff Newsom and juxtapose them against pictures that his guests took with their mobile phones.