This is us
You can call me "M"
I (Marie-Louise, if you want to be formal) am born and brought up in Sweden, just south of Stockholm and moved to the USA in 2016. I am an adventurer, a daydreamer and am happiest when I’m lost in the woods with a dog or on the back of a horse. While getting my bachelor's degree in Sweden I spent the summers working for some high end hospitality ranches wrangling horses and working cattle. I might not get your movie reference or be able to name the band. I will however be able to show you around Europe, teach you how to ride and join you on some epic hikes!
baker / morning person / big-picture thinker / loves carbs
/ hate snakes / travel addicted/ horse lover
I am a mountain boy from Lake Tahoe that grew up half of my childhood in Nashville TN. Due to the drastic differences in these two places I know that it helped make me the person that I am today. I've always had a very strong creative side as well as an extreme adventurous side. Drumming and photography have been the two largest creative outlets in my life. Mountain biking and skiing are my two biggest adventurous passions. When I'm not photographing I'm most likely behind my drums or out on a bike or skis depending on the season.
perfectionist / loves physical challenges / chocolate lover
/ logical thinker / drummer / ‘expert’ camper
Since we’re dying to hear YOUR story, we figured you should know ours;
We first met in 2013 while I (M) was wrangling horses on a ranch outside Yellowstone National Park in WY (right before starting university). I was living out my full American cowgirl dream (boots, hats and all) and had one of the best summers of my life when Rob came along.
I (Rob) was on an epic cross country mountain bike journey from Portland, ME to Portland, OR. I was planning on finding a lot of cool things and seeing some incredibly beautiful scenery along the way. What I wasn’t planning on finding was the love of my life, M. Both of us were absolutely covered in dirt, sweat, and grime after the day’s hard work but still completely smitten with each other.
Eventually, we both settled in Lake Tahoe (after 3 years of long distance SWE —> USA and USA —> SWE relationship-ing while M was finishing her degree), and that’s where our dream of VILD Photography really began to take root. VILD was born to be something different than your typical wedding and engagement photography. From the places we go to the couples we shoot we always try to embrace their wild love and the grand wilderness that surrounds us.