Linda-Pauline Arousell is a wedding photographer from the northern town of Ljusdal, Sweden. We had her attention for a few minutes to share a bit more about herself and how she approaches work.
WUN: So, for those who don’t know you, who is Linda-Pauline Arousell?
Linda-Pauline: My name is Linda Pauline. I live in the north of Sweden and work mostly with shooting weddings. Besides that I also shoot a lot of baby and pregnancy photography, mostly in the winter.
WUN: So you live in Ljusdal, right?
WUN: Yeah. So that’s a pretty small town, right?
Linda-Pauline: Yeah, it’s a really small town and I live in a smaller town just outside of Ljusdal called Ygsbo, it is located about three and a half hours north of Stockholm.
WUN: All right. So what is it like to be a wedding photographer in a really small town in North of Sweden?
Linda-Pauline: I thought it would be tough in the beginning. But I had my first wedding in Stockholm early on and I got a lot of weddings in Stockholm after that. So I realized that I had to travel a lot to do this every year, because I shoot very few weddings in my local area.
WUN: So how do you find people wanting to book you?
Linda-Pauline: I thought it would be hard to get work, but I’m good at promoting myself when I’m visiting other places where I want to work. I do Facebook advertising in Stockholm or Gothenburg. But the best thing is to have a good reputation to get a lot of friends. It’s the best thing I know about weddings, to get new friends.
WUN: You mean other photographers or…?
Linda-Pauline: No, I mean like guests, wedding couples, and so forth. I’m not just their photographer, I become their friend too. When I make friends, then I get more shoots. I want to have friends all over the world that I can visit, that recommend me when I’m there and things like that.