This week I have a great experience workshopping at Llumm studios in Valencia. Great space for shooting with the latest in equipment and fantastic professionals working there. We had three different photographers sharing their own knowledge about cameras, capture software and flashes units: Carlos Gutierrez, Diego RandoandTony Martin.
In charge of Hair and Make up and styling the models Marina, Sara and Rafa, was Tono San Martin, and Sergio Peris.
Really a great day, can´t wait for the next one!
"I have the feeling this one is gonna be a nice shooting", How can something go wrong with such a a beautiful people!.I was super excited to photograph this dearest, lovely, and full of life family.
I think that is fantastic, when, for a while, the running, business, timetables, work, and what for many of us is the normal rutine life, stops for couple of hours, then, everybody relaxes, can be themselves and enjoy each other as they are, and show how much they care.
Wouldn´t be just great if this moments will last forever? Yes, and I am trying my best to make this happen.
Sometimes, when photographing families, comes straight away a feeling of complete happiness, love and joy. This is what happened with one of my favorites families. I don´t think I ever meet anyone as fantastic as each one of these guys. Pure happiness just to see them talking, playing or just looking at each other. They are unique, and there is something this world really needs!
This summer I had a very short but unbelievable family holiday to Sweden.
Landskrona is a small town in the west coast of Sweden. Old Fishermen town, with a nice atmosphere, and lovely crystal water beach. Very friendly people, everything with a wonderful decoration and been taken care of. Just on a half an hour ferry trip, is the Island of Ven. There was set the first stars observatory of Europe. Now is a farmer land, the views are amazing and the Museum is worth to visit. You can move around the island on rented bike, horse or bus, also walking is a very good idea.
In our way back home , we pay a short visit to Copenhagen. The old town is very charming, the buildings are just great. Is a place where we should go back to explore bit better for sure!
What a wonderful family, full of love. Absolutly beautiful children, the lovely Onni and Sulo got a little sister! :) These kids are just great, they were posing, playing, even acting, in a great mood and attitude. I have been so happy to take their family portrait. Congrats Virve an Sampsa!
There are some people in this world that are truly special. Sometimes they walk alone, but sometimes they happen to meet each other, like Päivi and Ami.
I have the privilege to meet Päivi some years ago. She always was, and is, the sweetest, funniest girl and as beautiful in the inside as she is in the outside. With Ami they are the perfect couple, they are just made to each other.
Its been a great pleasure to photograph this special day for them. Also as they are expecting their first child I want to congratulate them twice! There is nothing like beautiful , pure and young love.
Today I got my kids into a photographic session that I wanted to do long time ago, but sometimes is easier to photograph everyone´s kids but your own :).
So, last may I had the oportunity to discover and participate in one of the most original happenings in Helsinki, so called "The cleaning day" or "Siivouspäivä". On this day, the whole city turned into a street market, where people sold everything they didn´t need anymore. From bikes to skirts, toys, guitars, shoes...anything! Helsinki was a huge recycling center. As part of this happening, was placed in Lasipalatsi square, a container, with 6 sewing machines, and loads of remnants from the well known Marimekko design company.
The idea behind this, was, to use this leftovers and sew something new. There, to guide everyone, was the incredible girls, Mari Savio, Lotta Charlotte, Heta, Oona... They were the ones that helped me to start what is becoming my new hobby.
For Lukas I did the shorts, and Noa the dress in black, white and red pattern. They are my first ever handmade clothes, and I have the feeling that more will come.
The other dress that Noa is wearing is from Cos.
Now I just can´t wait for the next "Cleaning day"!. And if you want to see more of what happened that week, you can visit my facebook page in here.
See you in my next post, promise very soon!
Today I want o share with you a bit different styled pictures. Never really been into photographing dry or dead flowers, Flowers in general or food ( that i will show you very soon!), but lately i am feeling like experimenting with these subjects. And after testing new backgrounds , light and camera settings, I have been very pleased with the result, so I hope you like it too! See you very soon!
Today , I would like to try a bit the interior photography again, and I have test it in my own home.
I shoot our kids room. I think the challenge is to keep a tiny room, adapted for boys and for girls needs, toys, clothes..etc.
This room used to be a kitchen, yes a kitchen, and this is the result after selling and give away everything that was in there, fill holes, close old pipes, remove the wall papers, paint, put new floors, and redecorated.
I like to keep it simple, as you have probably notice in all my shoots, and also with the decoration.
The colour bit comes from wall decor, self-made window flags with recycling material, framed kids drawings, own illustrations and ethnic pieces from Mozambique, Honduras, Peru...bit of the nice things from around the world that our family and friends has given to us.
Hope you enjoy it!
Yes! Finally spring has dare to appear, and like has been a tradition lately, I couldn´t resist to capture the last breath of the winter. Somehow, I find this time of the year specially beautiful...everything looks sad, dirty, wet...but still great. Maybe its because I know that starts the best time of the year (for me at least), summer is so close now!
For this shoot, I choose the Botanic University Garden, in Kaisaniemi, on a foggy sunday.
Hope you enjoy it!
I shoot the other day a session with Noa. She was a wonderful model! She was bit sick, but still..she did fantastic poses, feeling lucky to be allowed to jump on the bed :). I just gave flowers to her, and this is the result...