20 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

9/06/18

Here are a few things you probably don’t know about me:

I’m a twin! My amazing twin sister lives in Germany, and she’s one hell of a DJ. When I was five years old, I was adopted by my parents, they picked me up from an orphanage a month later.

If I order anything with my espresso at my local cafe, it’ll always be biscotti. My favorite red wine is Bonanza, but I rarely drink it because red wine is like taking a sleeping pill to me, one glass and I’m out. Horses was the biggest thing for me when growing up. I spent every free minute in the stable

At first studied religion after high school, after that, I worked at a tattoo parlor before I got into photography. My creative brain comes up with the best ideas in the middle of the night, keeping me up late most of the time. I’m cool with that. I never really conformed to how things are “supposed” to be, following routines and things. I’m a free spirit in both heart, soul and mind.

Call me stubborn! I will never stop striving toward something that I believe in, therefore I hardly ever throw in the towel and give u. Never thought I would want kids until we were pregnant (not planned). My awesome boys are the biggest achievement in my life. Who would have known!

I decided to have a c-section with my first son Aaron and was super afraid of giving birth. When it was time, I gave birth naturally, no anesthetic or anything. He was out in 3  1/2 quick hrs. (I even drove to the hospital myself after the water broke) Those 3 1/2 hours are the proudest hours I have ever spent on this earth

Date nights are essential to me, and I try to schedule at least 1 per week with my husband, Daniel. I have photographed close to 200 weddings, but I didn’t have a photographer at my wedding (crazy, I know!). I will always avoid people that are afraid of conflict and don’t speak their minds. I need straight talk!

I would be perfectly content with eating Mexican food for every meal!

My parents took me camping every summer when I was growing up. Today I’d never go camping, much rather be by a pool reading a good book. Perhaps sipping an ice-cold glass of Riesling wine.

Until a few years ago, I had a significant fear of speaking in public – and now I can’t wait to do it again. My next speaking engagement and workshop are in Ostuni, Italy, next month!

I was a professional retoucher at a commercial photo studio in Stockholm for almost six years and I can’t function without caffeine. Give me an espresso, cappuccino or instant coffee, as long as it’s the real deal.

I hate early mornings because I’m always so slow before coffee. So sleep-ins with a lazy breakfast are my favorite thing in the world. Throwing in a recent photo for good measure, I am, after all, a wedding photographer!

xo, Isabelle

Isabelle Hesselberg / 2 Brides Photography 2018 / Ruin Retreat, Nacka

To see examples of past work you could look at these weddings that I photographed during 2018

A Greek Destination wedding

A castle garden wedding in Stockholm

Winter wedding in Sweden

 

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