European pre-wedding shoot

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Couple of days back I had an interesting talk with some of the top people in Singapore wedding industry and they tickled my brain for some business. As you might have noticed, my website title is Actual Day Photographer, and that is definitely my forte. However i’m quite experienced in doing on location portraits as well. I do portraits for my wedding couples on the actual day, as well as most of my corporate photography is done on location. Recently I wrote about the differences between Singaporean and European weddings and mentioned that most of my clients in the old country just prefer actual day photography with some family formals. They might be interested in engagement shoot, but that is a bit different from pre-wedding shoots.

Pre-wedding shoot in Finland

So this idea of doing pre-wedding shoots in Finland came up and after giving it some thought, it feels good. Certainly doing pre-wedding photoshoot abroad is not for everyone’s budget, but if you are going to do something like that, why not choose something different? Yes, I know that Paris or Prague are supposed to be very romantic, but at the same time more and more people are going for these locations and the images start to look very similar.

Everyone wants to be unique

I know this sounds a bit funny, but give this idea some thought: “Every couple are the same in the way that they want to be unique”. Forget the Eiffel tower and have a photography experience in a country that is still relatively unknown. Finland is known for it’s lakes, forests, long winter, nightless nights in summertime, all something that would be very special for your pre-wedding photography experience. I will be in Finland for the summer season shooting weddings, so having the pre-wedding shoot is probably much more affordable than you might think. I’ve been shooting weddings since 2007 in Finland, so certainly i’ll take you to the best locations while avoiding the super touristic places.

Baltic tour

The cities in Finland dont really have something that would be considered “old town” as most the buildings were made of wood back in the days and that stuff does not last for centuries. If you are keen on more castles and the medieval style of things, i would suggest that we do a trip to Tallinn, Estonia, which is just a short ferry ride away. If you are more adventurous, i would take you on a trip from Finland to Riga, the capital of Latvia and then make our way back to Estonia and Finland. I’ve done this trip couple of times and always excited to see how different these countries are, even they are so close.

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Helsinki cathedral, also known as the white church

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beautiful view to the lake in summertime

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picture of a lake in the middle of the night

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old building facade in Riga, Latvia

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Old alley in Riga, Latvia

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beautiful and colourful small flowers

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green and blue, summer lake

Tampere, Finland. Winter landscape from Pyynikki sightseeing tower

wintery landscape

If this sounds interesting to you, please contact me as soon as possible and we will work out the details.

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