I am booking up quicker this year for Autumn sessions. I have limited availability on weekends and I’m completely booked from October 15 through November 15 for Christmas sessions. If you’d like an Autumn session in Finland, I recommend booking as soon as possible to ensure better choices for dates/times.
We had to wait in the car until the storm passed – but definitely worth it after the sun came out in full effect. Autumn always brings showers in Finland and I admit I welcome them. There’s a reason why movie set decorators water down the streets before a shoot – all those spectral highlights, reflections, and especially rich bokeh that comes from water can make an image rich and lush.
This shoot was all about using a longer focal length lens to let background compression retain the far background in the bokeh or to overcome height issues due to the perfect spot being atop a large mound. We had only a few minutes here before the sun disappeared and rain threatened again. But oh how I love the color and feel of Autumn in Finland.
These were all shot with natural light and no reflectors or modifiers. The light was just so sweet at this particular moment and I am so grateful for the time I spent learning how to read that light and shoot it to its best.
And how could I resist a portrait from the reflections in a puddle.