14 September 2017

10.08.2017

You might have noticed by now that I mostly take photographs of girls, but I would like to challenge myself to take more photowalks with guys. I decided to meet Corey in Mustikkamaa — a natural area that is only a twenty-minute walk from home but that I had never visited before: the evening light was beautiful and there was still fireweed in bloom. Mostly, it was lovely to spend some time with Corey before he embarked on a new adventure in the USA: he is a dear friend and I wish him all the best!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

07 September 2017

30.07.2017

At the end of July we spent a wonderful long weekend in Stockholm. I wished I had done it earlier: the flight from Helsinki is so short and Stockholm is such a beautiful city! As you can see from these few photographs, we spent most of our time strolling around the city and enjoying the wonderful sunny weather. We also ate a good amount of delicious food — from pizza to cinnamon rolls, visited a few museums and met two dear friends that had moved to Stockholm last year. In other words, a perfect weekend!

My favourite sites have been Rosendal Trädgård, Skinnarviksberget and Långholmen for beautiful views and flowers. As for places to eat, I definitely recommend 800 Grader for pizza, 18 Smaker for ice-cream and Fabrique Stenugnsbageri for the most delicious kanelbullar and chokladbollar I have ever tasted.
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC
P.S. The last photograph is in a different format because it's the result of a new technique that Jacopo and I have been experimenting with lately — a stitch of various photographs of the same scene. I am quite happy with it and would like to do many more like it! What do you think?

31 August 2017

26.07.2017

Oh, this summer has been so good to me: I have lost count of how many wonderful places I have seen and how many wonderful people I have met! That day I visited another island where I had never been before: just a 20-minute ferry ride from Helsinki, Pihlajasaari is a gem with gorgeous sea views and vegetation. Maria, Riim and I took a late afternoon ferry ready to have a little picnic and a photowalk in the beautiful evening light. Everything was perfect and I am so happy with the way the photographs turned out!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

16 August 2017

25.07.2017

Among the people I got to meet this summer, Lauri is one of my favourites: you should definitely check out his photographs here! That day he took me and my dear friend Miia to Kallahdenniemi — a lovely beach in the Eastern side of Helsinki. Despite the cloudy sky, the weather was quite warm and we could enjoy a little picnic of cherries and delicious cinnamon buns — which Lauri baked especially for us! The overcast sky was very dramatic and proved to be an excellent backdrop for photos. None of my friends was that keen to be in front of my camera, but I managed to convince Lauri to pose for a couple of shots. We also found a field full of colourful maitohorsma (fireweed) — which has become one of my favourite flowers this summer. Oh, what a wonderful day it was!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

14 August 2017

22.07.2017

I am so grateful that we found the time to visit the summer cottage for a few days in July! I truly love spending time at the mökki: it is the best place to relax and be in the nature! I didn't take many photographs there, but I would still like to share a few precious shots. The first three we took on an walk just before the sunset — those yellow fields looked magical in the evening light — and the last three on a sunny morning walk in the forest. Also, we spotted a pair of moose in the mist one evening — oh what a beautiful sight: though I don't have any photos of that moment, I won't ever forget it!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

12 August 2017

20.07.2017

Of course I had to go back to Vallisaari — there were too many flowers waiting to be photographed! These were taken on a lovely evening walk with one of my best friends: everything was perfect that evening, we even had a little picnic together. Is there anything more beautiful than enjoying a meal in the nature with someone you love?!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

08 August 2017

18.07.2017

Kuusiluoto did it again! I have spent yet another magical evening in the company of my best friend Miia and another talented soul called Maria. The three of us spent a few peaceful hours with our cameras, capturing the flowers and the sheep in the setting sun. Maria also posed for me and she asked me to pose for her. I was so honoured to be in front of her camera: she truly made me feel beautiful — make sure to check out her photos here! Oh and, I am also very happy with what I have captured: these images will always remind me of that wonderful evening!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC