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I’m Susanna, a wedding family & lifestyle photographer with a passion for capturing honest stories full of emotions.


Have you ever had your photo taken and felt super-awkward in front of the camera? Me too! Tons of times. You’d think that I as a photographer would know exactly what to do. But I really get so uncomfortable being on the other side of the lens!

On my own wedding day, I felt like a puppet being put into different positions just to get that perfect shot. I got self-conscious, stiff and uncomfortable. Don’t get me wrong - the images turned out beautiful. But every time I look at them now, they just remind me of the particular moment the photo was taken – and the exact instructions I was given. And how I felt so freaking awkward. How none of it felt natural, emotional or intimate.

That’s when I vowed to myself that I'd give my clients a different experience. Always. I don't want them to feel like I did. Hence, I adapted a very gentle way of directing. I come up with little actions that will make you feel natural and at ease. I’ll guide you through the process of finding positions and movements that feel genuine to you. And that’s what I capture. I may give gentle instructions from time to time and I make sure everyone in front of the camera knows what a great job they’re doing. And I definitely can’t help squealing with delight when a gesture is particularly beautiful.


Susanna, thank you for the breathtaking job and for making me feel and look so beautiful. You already know the empowering effect the boudoir shot had on me ! It was also so much fun to have you around during the morning – it felt like you were part of the wedding party, which absolutely ensured that I could be natural in the photos rather than stiff and nervous. Thank you again so much!
— Miina

“I am terrible in pictures! Nobody can ever take a good photo of me!” You wouldn’t believe how many times I’ve heard this. But I’ve got you. We’ll take our time before the shoot, and we get to know each other. I’ll fill you into my process, and walk you through everything you need to know. I know how nerve-wrecking it can be to be pushed into an uncomfortable situation, so we’ll make sure you feel comfortable and shake off all the nervous jitters before we start shooting. And once you feel at ease, it will translate into every photograph.

I'm so happy that you took the time to browse my website and look into my work. Give me a call or send me a mail - I'd love to hear from you, work with you, photograph you or just meet for a coffee and dream up little projects with you.

 
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