Behind the Scenes

When a DSLR fails: shooting a music video with a cell phone


I’ve had the pleasure of working withAdam Gordon Herd, an amazing Australian pianist, for the past year, creating content for his Facebook and Youtube channels. Together, we’ve shot videos of him playing an old piano in a Finnish forest, in the sea, and on a snowy field. Our modus operandi is similar for each shoot: […]

DIY Project: My Vintage Camera Slideshow Creation


Alternate title: Finally, a practical use for a smartwatch! Last fall, in preparation for a wedding fair for my wedding photography business in Helsinki, I wanted to create something out-of-the-ordinary that would attract attention to my booth. A friend of mine suggested a type of vintage camera that visitors could look through. Vintage camera with a mini […]

Bringing a Fairy Tale to Life: Creating a Convincing Composite Image


Alternate title: How to find legally usable images through Google image search. In my mind, the process of creating a compelling composite image is as close to painting as a photographer can get: it allows you to create almost purely from imagination, not being constricted by physical locations as with traditional photography. Last summer, I had a shoot with a […]

Behind the Scenes: Shooting the Lexus NX for Lexus Finland


I recently shot a series of pictures for Lexus Finland as part of their #LexusYoungCreatives campaign. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look into the process and some of the unedited pictures. The idea behind the shoot was to showcase the new Lexus NX in a variety of beautiful Finnish landscapes. My goal was to give the images a sense of adventure […]

My wedding photo went viral, and this is what I learned


One morning last December, I woke up and noticed that a dream of mine came true: I had taken a picture that went viral. A picture I took at a friend’s wedding had been shared by UNILAD on Facebook with the caption “Best wedding photo ever.” It had over 300,000 likes and was gaining hundreds by the minute.