November saw me in Vancouver for photography. This fun young couple and their ‘furry child’ endured a long hike down a mountainside in order to capture images for a session in a great location. The challenge for me was to showcase the beautiful lighthouse but also not fall off the back of the rock and into the cold Winter water. But what is a few challenges when you have such a beautiful location and great couple?
I’ve just started to proof a shoot done in the area of Loviisa and RuotsinPyhtää. A beautiful, beautiful area encompossing 18th century smithies, sawmills, fortresses, and castles. And the location of some of the biggest sea battles in Europe (Imperial Czarist Russia vs Imperial Sweden) took place in the waterways in front of these areas. Pyhtää the town also has an interesting history in that it was split in half along the river Kymi from the Treaty of Turku in the 1700s. The forge and ironworks ended up on the Swedish owned side. The rest of the village on the Russian side.
Above: The bridge that once divided a country
Below: Battlements and fortifications from the 1700s