About Studio Freyja

Hello and Welcome to Studio Freyja


PC: J Schumacher Photography

I’m Johanna, the owner and founder of Studio Freyja. I am a Wedding Photographer in San Diego, throughout Southern California and the entire US.

The name Studio Freyja derives from Nordic mythology where Freyja is the Norse goddess of love and fertility. When choosing a new name for my studio I wanted something that celebrated my Scandinavian heritage while also tied in with the love and beauty that I capture in the weddings I photograph. Therefore, when my husband found the name Freyja and we researched the meaning and story behind it, it seemed so fitting. It was a perfect name for my business and my brand and exactly what I was looking for.

My passions in life is photography and traveling. Combining the two with destination weddings would be a dream come true. While I absolutely love photographing weddings in San Diego I would jump on the opportunity to explore new parts of the world with an adventurous couple. Hit me up if you need a fun, quirky destination wedding photographer. I already have my passport and I’m ready to go!

I approach photography with an open heart, explorative eye and a sense of adventure. I am more of a portrait photographer than a journalistic photographer. For me it’s all about combining the posed moments with the natural interactions between loved ones. Finding unique perspectives is important to me and you’ll often see me shooting through leaves or laying on the ground.

An ideal evening for me starts with a good home cooked meal with a big glass of wine together with my husband of almost 6 years. It ends cuddled up on the couch, or on the floor, playing with our English Bulldog named Gerrard.

Five fun things about me:
  1. I was born and raised in Sweden and love to go back and visit my family whenever I can.
  2. I’ve lived in the U.S. for almost 10 years now (August 26th anniversary!) and currently trying to figure out how to celebrate such a big milestone.
  3. I’m supposed to eat low carb (no sugar, no gluten and very little carbs) but I love sweets so I’m always on the hunt for new dessert recipes that don’t include sugar or gluten.
  4. I’ve been to every continent except the Pacific and Antarctica (anyone up for a cool destination wedding on the ice?)
  5. I love coffee and wine (rose all day!) so let’s meet for a drink and get to know each other!


We chose Johanna for our photographer. She is phenomenal. Her photography is exactly the style and look we were looking for; absolutely amazing and beautiful work. Johanna is extremely personable, friendly, professional. She made sure we captured every moment. We know we would not have been happier with anyone else. We definitely recommend her and look forward to working with her in the future. She even offered to help bustle my dress, during our reception, when they were having trouble doing so.

– Sarah

why choose Studio Freyja

as your San Diego Wedding Photographer

A mix of modern and traditional

My style is both modern and traditional to create a timeless mix of wedding images that will be in your family for decades.

Capturing your love

My couples hire me because they love the use of light in my images and because I’m able to capture the love between the bride & groom.

Help planning your day

I help you plan your day from step one to ensure your photos come out with the perfect amount of love and laughter.

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I'd be happy to sit down and discuss your big day with you. Just leave me your information and I will get back with you shortly