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.

Cheesecake made of... well, cheese.

"You and me and our dearest family and friends. What else we'll need when we have each other?"

This all made perfectly sense one beautiful Sunday of spring. My friends, Maddie and Tas planned their wedding celebration for 30 people. Simple and intimate wedding with full of joy and laugh. No stress or hassle.

Ceremony was held in still blooming Kings Park followed by dinner in cozy restaurant Cantina 663. Enjoying beautiful food and flavours, share tapas plates and delicious wines. Of course, there may have been few wine specialists around. This generous couple made sure everyone was enjoying themselves and everyone of us sure did.

It was heartwarming to see how the family from other side of the country flew to be part of this wedding. Those beloved faces you won't be able to see every day, week or month, were there. That made this celebration very special.

I knew quite a lot of the wedding before hand after talking with Maddie. But I was blown away. Especially the cake, haven't had that kind of wedding cake before! Those little unique things and twists done by their own way, made wedding look like them.

I was honoured to be part of it and capturing this lovely day. Congratulations to Maddie and Tas. Much love and happiness for both of you and of course for Turkey.