In 2008 my wife and I moved to Abisko National Park to take on seasonal summer jobs but we quickly fell in love with the breath-taking landscape and warm people of Northern Sweden. ‘Lights Over Lapland’ is our venture into photography to capture and portray the wondrous nature that we are fortunate enough to observe first-hand in Swedish Lapland.
My interest in photography began at a young age. When I was a teenager, I worked for the local newspaper in a small town outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. During my college years I started a small but successful business photographing weddings and students preparing for graduation. Though I truly enjoyed the technical aspects of photography, I soon grew tired of the repetitive scenes. I put down my camera and thought that my days behind a lens were finished.
Nearly ten years after losing interest in photography, something incredible happened – I saw my first aurora. Since that cold, dark night in the far north of Sweden I was hooked. Since then I have spent thousands of hours outside photographing the star-filled skies. My passion for the night sky was further peaked once I began working at the Aurora Sky Station where my actual job was to hunt for auroras. Today, Lights over Lapland is able to offer all inclusive multi day aurora photo expeditions, nightly aurora photo trips, HD Video, postcards, aurora souvenirs, and marketing images for individuals and companies all around the world.