õSee kihlussessioon Kristiina ja Steni ühises kodus Tallinna serval oli üks täielik fotograafi unistuste täitumine. Minu ees olid kaks ilusat armunud inimest, puhanud, koos aega veetnud ja tänu sellele ülimalt mõnusas meeleolus ja olekus. Muidugi tegi fakt, et olime nende enda kodus, pildistamise veelgi lihtsamaks. Käisime õues, istusime toas, jõime teed, rääkisime elust ning selle kõrvalt tegime PALJUUU pilte. Ning Kristiina ja Sten said palju kallistada ja musitada. Kas pole mitte tore pühapäev?
This lovely home session in Tallinn, Estonia, was a classic engagement photographers dream. Beautiful couple in their home and it's surroundings, we made tea and talked about life. And along the way, made MANY photos for them to remind this beautiful place they are in life. So pleased with the results and I was super happy to do this with you, Kristiina and Sten. Eager to see their wedding some time in the future!
Kodusessioonid on isegi suvisel ajal väga mõnusad. Need on ka paarile mugavad, sest enda keskkonnas ja kodus on ikka mõnus ja hea. Ei pea mõtlema, kuidas täpselt kallistan ja hoian, sest siin tulevad need liigutused lausa iseesest. Liina ja Uku on nii inspireerivad, ilusad ja toredad, et meie sessioon kestis 1,5h asemel lausa 3 - Löfbergs Lilat polnud aga juttu jätkus küll kauemaks! Alustades reisimisest ja kodu loomisest, kuni selleni kuidas Liina tundis oma inimese ära esimesel silmapilgul (nii äge!) ja koos läbitud raskustest. Selliseid lugusid nagu neil, on imeline kuulda ja saada kinnitust, mis päeva lõpuks ikkagi kõige rohkem meie eludes loeb. Need on inimesed meie kõrval. Tänan südamest usalduse eest ja tänu sellele saan lasta neil inspireerida ka teid!
Home sessions are a blast even during summertime. It's also super convenient for the couple, because since they are in their own environment, everything comes more naturally and easily. Liina and Uku are so inspiring, nice and interesting people, that our 1,5hour session turned into 3hours - just because there was so much to talk about! From our mutual passion travelling to how they renovate their home, how Liina felt love from the first sight (how awesome is that!) and the challenges they have been through together. It is so wonderful to hear stories like that, and it again makes me think and confirms belief, that at the end of the day, the people who surround us are above everything. I'm so thankful that they "let me in" and I'll give you a chance get inspired too:
Kui Kaisa mulle kirjutas, et tahaks Jüriga ühte pilti, siis oli päev juba tehtud, ilma et oleksin need pildid ära teinud.. hehe. Nimelt on Kaisa üks äge naine, kelle tegemisi olen juba aastaid jälginud ning oli mõnus näha, et elu meid niiviisi kokku tõi. Valisime asukohaks Kumu kunstimuuseumi hoovi, sest kus veel kunstiinimesed oma armastusest rääkida võiksid? Tegelikult andis hoov huvitavaid vorme ja valgust, mida päikesega ära kasutada. Oli mõnus pühapäeva hommik armunud ja (sala)õnnes inimeste jäädvustamiseks. :)
When Kaisa wrote to me that she would like to get photos taken with Jüri, my day was already made without me actually taking the photos hehe.. You see, Kaisa is one awesome woman whom I've followed for years now, and that's why the joy of being brought together in a form like this is even more delightful. We chose Kumu art museum premises to use the beautiful shapes and steps the place gives with a morning sun. Could not get a better morning for a photographer - beautiful engagement session with couple so in love and calm with me. So happy to share this.
This colorful alley in Kuala Lumpur was their pick, cause they felt it's just more "them", and I love when people do that! Yes, photographers might want to pick their locations according to their palette and blah blah, but it's so important, that couple feels like it's comfortable and speak their name. And it truly was theirs! Sarah and Mike are one of the nicest people I've met and the lovely coffee shop where we met spoke about their love for local coffeeshop scene, the streets of KL where they fell in love 13 years ago (YES), and this colorful alley that spoke about their fun love for each other... Happy engagement and planning S&M, and keep on doing whatever you're doing, cause it clearly works!
Celebrated their 4 months of marriage with this lovely home session. It was a first one for them, so we did both - hang around in their apartment and then went out to their apartments poolside.. Beautiful model-like people with good light, colours and true emotions.
The weekend continued with a hope of seeing some sun! Luckily we got it from the following morning during our photoshoot trip to the east coast of Malaysia. Amazing beach, sunrise and these two newlywed lovebirds. So thankful for this!
We rode out to this amazing beach town in Malaysia. They had a crazy week behind them - wedding registration, days full of celebrating and also birthday celebrations! Our weekend session was a good opportunity for them to visit family and also spend some time away from the people and just to be with each other - in this newlywed bliss. Excited to see what their wedding will be like tho!
Very grateful for Jean & Sean for the trust and openness I experienced with them. We also made a sunrise session on the following day, but about that on another post ;)
One of the first questions I get when meeting my couple, is "And what should I wear to the photoshoot?" Well, I'm glad you asked! I actually love this topic, because choosing an outfit has a huge impact on the photos, aaaand partly cause I just love styling and choosing outfits.
What you wear can make or break the result of your engagement or couple photoshoot. So that’s why I decided to write a little article with examples, to make it clear what works in different environments.
Getting to the chase quickly: you should choose your outfit based on the environment you’re going to have the photoshoot - how can you stand out or match it? If you don’t read any further, then even with that thought, you can make some conclusions. It comes down to some simple rules to follow, so I’ll bring them out for you.
Simple environment vs Busy environment
That’s basically where I draw the line. Simple environment means usually some open space in the nature: mountains, sand dunes, beaches, large grass fields etc. Anywhere where you can see the horizon and run around, has lots of sky and free space.
Indoors that can mean solid coloured walls and/or floor, rooms with very simple designs and similar colours. Home sessions are little bit grey area, cause homes can look totally different - minimalistic or cluttered. So you can look around to make a decision that goes well together (or photographers - ask photos of your clients home before the shoot).
Busy spaces are usually streets, but there is a possibility to find a minimalistic spaces (parking lots etc), not minimalistic homes, forest.
Simple vs busy
Claire and Zack were my giveaway winners when I was looking for couple in KL, and I was more than excited to do a photoshoot with them AND their two little fur babies Noodle and Pancakes (so many love for those names, lol)! They are the cutest couple, SO easy to photograph and I liked the idea to make the session in their new home, where they just moved in. I love home sessions and since I'll be back in Estonia from December, it's the perfect time to do just that! Cosy knits, tea and your loved one - perfect combo for making beautiful art :)
It's quite a long post, but I think these are worth it <3
Rita found me from Instagram, and I couldn't be more grateful for that. She is an amazing young woman, who has pursued her dreams far away from home, living life as it's fullest being a raw vegan chef, living on a tropical island and learning languages and dancing through it all at the same time. I believe she's also that beautiful girl that no one forgets they met. This whole session was shot in around 1 hour, in 2 locations (apartment terrace and and 1 outfit change. It's all about diversity, after all, it's the spice of life! Contact me for creative portrait sessions, I'm always excited to meet new people and find their glow. xx