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From Storm to Sunshine - Fanny & Matti

Fanny and Matti’s first look moment might have been the windiest ever. But it didn’t lack emotion. Their wedding was celebrated completely on Uunisaari island, Helsinki. The stormy rain forced us to stay in the transporter boat during the original portrait session. But boats have always played big role in this couples’ life as they have shared passion for sailing, so maybe this was meant to be! Later we were lucky enough to witness a complete change in weather. So we were able to capture portraits also without an umbrella. And the lovers did their first dance among sun rays. So the day just kept on getting better and better like a good story should. Simply beautiful.

You'll find list of vendors to be credited in the end of the post!

Second shooter: Emilia Savolainen. Venue & catering: Ravintola Uunisaari. Cakes: PH7. Flowers: Misis Flora, Sipoo. Bride’s hair: Soma 43, Jenny Nikka. Bride’s make-up: Madeleine Lempinen-Valve. The dress: Maggie Sottero Shayla Ivory. Bride’s necklace & ear rings: Pirami Pearls. Bride’s shoes: Minna Parikka Raquel White Patent. Bride’s engagement ring: Kohinoor. Bride’s wedding ring & groom’s ring:  Malmin Korupaja. Groom’s suit & vest: Suit Supply. Groom’s shirt: Schoffa (tailored) . Suspenders: Seremonia. Cufflinks: Schoffa Helsinki. Tie: Sauma Helsinki. Groom’s shoes: Bexley Berkley 2

Sand Between the Toes - Minna & Marko

Wedding ceremony on the beach. Sunshine. Warm. On this lovely day in August we were extremely lucky with Minna and Marko! In Finland we never have any certainty of how the weather is gonna turn out to be even during summer weeks. So we don't take any given summer days for granted! Hanko, the southest city in Finland, showed its best. While I was shooting portraits with the super-relaxed couple, the guests were kept entertained with aperitif cocktails and photo booth with my second shooter Ville. The venue was a rental warehouse near the harbor which had been decorated super moody by friends & family.

So what I learned:

  • Everyone should have a chance to capture portraits bare feet
  • Why set a drawing table for kids when you can make their dining table serve for this purpose!
  • Having one of the most famous chefs of the nation in your family can't be a bad thing. This time it meant shared dishes of delicious mixed Asian food 
  • The guests were given a thoughtful present to take home after an all-niter: a water bottle with painkiller pills and others. Could you guess we had a doctor bride!

And as idyllic the day was, it was natural to see some fireworks action late in the evening. The show was part of totally different celebration, but why not own it when you can!