This blog post is looooooong overdue. I head out to the sunflower fields with Daniela and Jesse over a year ago, just as the sun fell below the treeline and the sky turned into this beautiful, intense grey. I wanted to take advantage of the gorgeous flowers before their harvest season, so we quickly arranged a date to meet up and managed to pull it off. I absolutely adore these images so I'm not sure why they haven't been shared earlier, but now in the middle of a very cold and icy winter perhaps blogging this session now is my way of waiting for warmer days.
On an incredibly cold day at what seems to have been the tail end of this year's autumn season, this adorable family braved the chill to create these beautiful family portraits. Not pictured: very warm coats and extra jackets to keep warm between shots, and a lot of running around and silliness (and cookies) to keep the littles happy. :D
It's both an honour and a struggle when friends ask if I will photograph their wedding. I want nothing more than to be the one to tell their story, yet I've learned that if I am photographing a wedding it is impossible to also be a guest. However, for these two I was able to take their portraits and a few details of their lovely decorations at the Majakoski estate in Jyväskyla.
The snow poured down the day before to give us this beautiful white blanket backdrop and Salli's dress seems to just disappear into it. It was such an hour being able to take the portraits from this day.
Truthfully, there's probably a hundred reasons why I love to photograph this family. But on this particular occasion, Marisa stole my heart when she showed up to our freezing cold winter pregnancy session with a thigh-high slit dress and told me she had picked the incredible Wääksyn Kartano estate ruins for a location. This is the stuff my dreams are made of. :P
I am so excited to to meet their baby girl and watch this amazing family grow.