Forest

The land of forests and lakes

Lots has happened since my last blog post. I did my trip to Finland where I worked over three months. I returned back to Perth a month ago with hard drive full of cool photos and great memories.

These photos on my screen are taking me back to Finland and Finnish summer. It probably wasn't the best by the weather. I heard Perth was cold and very wet, but Finland wasn't any less rainy, that's for sure. But had amazing time with my family and friends and met lovely couples and was able to be part of amazing Finnish weddings.

It did rain in every single wedding I did. But in each one of them we were able to take the shots we wanted. I think we were just lucky, well organised or my brides and grooms were cool enough not to care about little drizzle.

This wedding was special, because we took the wedding portraits few days before the actual wedding day. Bride had her trial hair and make up done during the day and we had the whole evening to do what ever we felt like. No rushed or stressed, just having good time. Bride did need gumboots and it was pretty windy, but we found so many wicked spots and were able to use, and what beautiful shots we got. Massive thanks to this awesome couple for being so happy to do what I asked, you guys were beautiful.

Now focusing on a new wedding season here in Aus, which started few weeks ago. Next summer in Finland is almost booked, so very excited and looking forward to work in this magnificent Finnish nature again.

Autumn, Finnish forests, a moss blanket and deer flies

During my four months in Finland I did lots of photoshoots of my own but I also worked for Kosken Kuvaamo, studio, where I used to work for many years before moving to Perth. It felt good to be back in that same and familiar work, felt like nothing has changed. We work together very well with my ex boss because we have so long and good history together. 

This photoshoot below is one of the shoots I did for Kosken Kuvaamo. This couple picked out the location themselves, and they did very well choosing this unique spot! There is looots of forest in Finland but this one was very specially. Especially the colour of moss and how it was untouched. Well, until we got there. 

Mood was great and relaxed, summer was turning into autumn but it was still warm enough. Only small problem was those flying nasties, deer flies. If someone doesn't know, these bastards crawl in your hair and drop their wings, a bit gross! I even found one in my scarf next morning when I was heading to another shoot! But being used to nature and all outdoor activities, this amazing couple were tough and didn't let these little flies disturb! I had so much fun with these two!

Now I have left Finland and come home, which is pretty exciting. I'm focusing for this upcoming season and preparing myself for the next summer. Actually I had a first swim in the ocean last Monday. No sharks spotted!