Teri Wilson
September 19, 2015 9:36 am

Last month, when Liisa Luts married her fiancé, Henno Luts, she made a rather unconventional choice. Instead of hiring a traditional wedding photographer, Liisa decided to document the special day herself. Armed with only a digital camera, she snapped photos of her wedding day, from the moment she woke up until she went to bed that night wrapped in her new husband’s arms. Clearly she made the right choice, because the results are unbelievably simple, poignant and beautiful.

http://t.co/kOOr1MmwOK 에스토니아의 사진작가 Liisa Luts는 8월 28일의 결혼식을 위한 웨딩 포토를 스스로 찍기로 결심했다. (1/5) pic.twitter.com/2q9Mp28ZQW

— 유닼 (@udaqueness) September 18, 2015

This bride took her own wedding photos and the results are beautiful! @demilked http://t.co/v93SsnXHb0 pic.twitter.com/goPLnxsKJ9 — Simple Canvas Prints (@simplecanvasprt) September 19, 2015

It probably comes as no surprise to learn that Liisa is a professional photographer. She and her husband run a visual arts company called Mellow in Estonia, where they live. But her choice to take her own wedding photos was actually an attempt to avoid a look of slick professionalism. As she told PetaPixel, “With all respect to the wedding photographers, I just wanted something more ‘us’ and therefore more authentic. . . And what could be more real than me taking the photos myself on the way as the day goes?”

The images she captured couldn’t be more authentic. It’s no wonder they’ve gone totally viral since she posted them online. The pictures really give us a feel for what she and Henno are like as a couple. (Amazing. Seriously, we want to hang out with them in the worst way.) The photos are also fascinating, because they give us a glimpse into the mind and heart of the bride on her wedding day. We see the event in the same way she does.

She told Cosmopolitan, “I just snapped photos every now and then and didn’t plan or stage anything and captured [moments] as honestly and straightforwardly as possible. It’s just a day and we have a lot of married days ahead of us. That’s also why I didn’t worry about capturing ‘the most important moments’ or ‘missing something.'” We don’t think you missed anything, Liisa. In fact, it all looks rather stunningly romantic.

Photographer bride decides to take her own #wedding photos: http://t.co/IP249SOY7U pic.twitter.com/ZVWKKzrI1w

— Trove (@trove) September 19, 2015

ICYMI: Beautiful, intimate images taken by a photographer at her own wedding. http://t.co/aTamTSLTg1 #photography pic.twitter.com/Fun34fdbAy

— Tim Brannigan (@tim_brannigan) September 19, 2015

And in case you’re wondering, they took the camera along on their honeymoon to Nice.

Last night in Nice with this selfie master; next up: home, work and cat pics!

Posted by Liisa Luts on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Congratulations, Liisa and Henno!

We wish you a life together as beautiful as your special day.

Images via Liisa Luts on Facebook and Twitter.

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