On a hot and humid Saturday in August (which later turned into the biggest thunder storm I’ve experienced in ages), Anu & Oka got married in Mission Church (Lähetyskirkko) in Helsinki. There were a few especially touching moments about the ceremony, one of these was when the couple read out vows they had written for each other, and another was when a Finnish artist Jippu sang her song ‘Jos sä tahdot niin’ to the couple.
I was originally over in Finland for a few days of holiday, but I couldn’t really say no when these two asked me to cover at least a part of their day. At four hours, this was hands down the shortest coverage I’ve ever provided at a wedding, but I’m quite happy with what we managed to cover in that time.
It was especially nice to have some time for portraits in the park on Observatory Hill (Tähtitorninmäki). I didn’t stay for too long at the reception at Klaus K, but long enough to experience the warm atmosphere that surrounded the small group of close family and friends who were gathered to celebrate the day with Anu and Oka.
I did mention earlier that Oka is a wedding photographer himself. If you’re looking for a photographer with a beautiful classic photojournalistic style (he does travel!), or just want to take a look at some gorgeous photographs, do visit his website!
Thank you Anu and Oka for letting me play a small part in your day. I wish you all the best in your next adventure together! x