Anni & Karri's Seaside Wedding at Ruissalon Telakka, Turku

I felt privileged being able to capture these secondary school sweethearts tying the knot after being together for 13 years. That's almost half of their lives that they've spent together! Meaning they've been together longer than they've been alone or single or how you want to put it..
Ah-MAAAAZING! Truly mind-blowing. 

That Saturday in August was one of the stormiest days in Finland this summer but somehow we avoided all the thunder and heavy wind and just got our fair share of the rain later in the evening. But you know what they say: Rain on your wedding day predicts a long and happy marriage!

Editing this wedding and also while going through these images for the blog, I found myself humming to the song "You Fill Up My Senses" by John Denver.
If I remember correctly from the speeches, Anni was partially named after that particular song and that's why it was played a few times at the reception. One special time was after Anni's Mom's speech where the two shared a moment and danced and sang to that song together.
Yes, I cried.
Everybody cried.

So if you want to get into the same mood, pull up your Spotify, YouTube etc. and play that song while scrolling through the images.

 

Getting ready: Bridget Inn, Naantali
Makeup: Meliina Savela
Hair: Tanja, kampaamo Elycia
Dress: Fiancée
Tuxedo: Antony Morato
Rings: Rubens
Church: Naantalin Kirkko
Venue: Ruissalon Telakka, Veneveistämö, Turku
Catering: Deligo Catering
Calligraphy and Stationery: Willow Visuals
Florals: Kukkakauppa Piia Jaala
Pianist and violinist: Rait Karm ja Lukas Stasevskij
Bridesmaid dresses: Asos

Autumnal maternity shoot

It was interesting when one of my photographer colleagues, Laura contacted me for a shoot and I learned that she was in exactly the same stage of life as me! We have daughters of the same age and our due dates were just a week apart from each other. How cool is that!

So I was honored when she trusted me for her maternity shoot and we had a lovely evening walking around the fields near their cottage. We certainly didn't let the cold air and cloudy weather discourage our moods!

Last news I heard was that she was still in one piece, so good luck Laura for what's ahead!