This is the lovely Miia, who celebrated her wedding only a week earlier. Miia was kind enough to schedule her bridals after the wedding, when we could have a relaxed day, with no wedding day pressures, making the most beautiful images possible.
Miia is quite lovely and statuesque and used make up artist Cemille Nismetdin to create a very lovely 1960s Bardot type of style. I enjoyed framing her figure against the variety of architectural elements at the location. I used more environmental framing than usual but I think it just worked so beautifully for her. And, of course, I appreciate that we were able to use a location well outside of the norm in Helsinki and really make the most of it.
All but the head shots were taken in natural light, using water as the main lighting source. The beauty shots made use of a large white reflector in Miia’s lap to lift the shadows for a glowing glamor type of beauty portrait.
I count myself so very fortunate in having a lovely autumn day in which to shoot, a location all to ourselves, and the natural beauty of Finland framing a beautiful Finnish bride.