Journal

July 11, 2020
interiors , personal , thoughts

A 30-degree-oak-plank media console

A 30-degree-oak-plank media console July 11, 2020 It’s been a while since my last encounter with woodworking. During Art College times I got addicted...

Gotland wedding photographers
January 16, 2018
weddings

Rifdi & Aliyah – Gotland elopement vol. 2

After the intimate ceremony in the garden of the cosy Hotel Stelor we decided to explore the hidden gems that Gotland has plenty of....

December 23, 2017
weddings

Rifdi & Aliah – vol. 1

OK, so WE are inland people. And seeing the sea is a magical, even mystical, experience for us. It kinda lures us towards itself....

July 31, 2017
engagement shoot

Vivian & Rainer on horseback

Vivian used to ride when she was a kid. And Rainer was up for it when we had lattes with them, discussing their plans...

March 27, 2017
weddings

Triin & Robert – Wedding at Sagadi Manor

Two weeks ago, we witnessed a wedding most elegant, a couple most confident, a weather not the most encouraging for outdoor portraits, but a...

January 30, 2017
engagement shoot , lifestyle , portraits

We’re a crazy bunch – soon to be extended!

We are thrilled to announce that Sigrid will soon bear the honourable title “The Best Aunt in This Galaxy”. She sure feels proud just...

December 26, 2016
thoughts , Uncategorized

We are now Sokk & Butlers

For a good month now, we have a new face to the website. With that, we also changed our brand name to Sokk &...

November 4, 2016
engagement shoot

Mette & Flemming – engagement session in Vejle, Denmark

After a day in Legoland in Billund, filled with carousels, attractions and ice-cream with our gang of 5, including grandma, I take a 30-minute...

September 25, 2016
weddings

Sille & Henri – wedding at Leigo

If I had to name the friendliest person from my usual daily corporate IT office environment, Sille is probably the one. If anyone manages...

September 12, 2016
weddings

Maria & Martin – Tartu Wedding

It starts in my toes, make me crinkle my nose Wherever it goes I always know That you make me smile, please, stay for...

August 22, 2016
weddings

Jenni & Toni – wedding at Långvik

We spent a lång weekend (pun intended) this August with a couple that has an awesome army of friends, the greatest of families, and...

August 17, 2016
kids , lifestyle , portraits

Kristi & Lauri – family portrait shoot in Piusa

We’ve been friends with Kristi and Lauri for 10 years (well, Sigrid, for a little longer, but in our age who’s counting anyways!). It...

August 15, 2016
weddings

Mikaela & Patrik – Wedding on Kökar, Åland – vol. 2

We spent quite some time getting to Kökar, as mentioned in the previous post, and saw the Åland archipelago and its magnificence from a...

August 10, 2016
weddings

Mikaela & Patrik – Wedding on Kökar, Åland – vol. 1

If you don’t have a sailboat or a friend that owns one, it takes the better part of 2 days to get to Kökar...

July 15, 2016
engagement shoot

A brilliant summer eve with Maria & Martin

As it occasionally happens in this part of te world there are some summer evenings when you are left untouched by rain, or as...

March 20, 2016
engagement shoot

3 adventurous souls

Meet 3 adventurous souls – Jenni, Toni and Muru, the pitbull. All looking fab and in love. We’ll be getting back to the Espoo...

March 18, 2016
engagement shoot , lifestyle , travel

Welcoming spring with Carly & Jussi at Nuuksio

I’m happy to say we NEARLY got lost on the twisting roads of Nuuksio, before we met Carly & Jussi. Nearly. They met at...

January 4, 2016
weddings

Best 5 of 2015

We could not help but still get caught a bit in the “best of” buzz. Cause these are like carved in stone in our...

November 7, 2015
engagement shoot

Asti, my brother’s GF

Even though she has a personality to die for, I’m really struggling to find the words to describe her. Partly because, yes, I don’t...

October 14, 2015
personal , thoughts

Why do it?

This is almost for the category of “what is the meaning of life”, but not exactly. Today, some of the most brilliant figures of...

September 24, 2015
portraits

Here’s for the last day of summer

This wednesday was the last day of summer and the wedding season is now behind us. Which reminds me there was some more to...

September 13, 2015
weddings

Karoliina & Kimmo – Wedding at Glehn Castle, Tallinn

Last Saturday was the day for Karoliina & Kimmo. I will cut to the chase and say up front that both of them were...

September 2, 2015
travel , weddings

The b-roll from Bankeryd

This is how we approached the day of Pia & Joakim at VidaBlick, Bankeryd. Plus… a bit of a cartoonish slideshow for them to...

August 8, 2015
weddings

Pia & Joakim – wedding at Bankeryd, Sweden

We’ve never really experienced anything like the last wedding in Bankeryd, Sweden. I’ve said before that Iike to get to know and even become...

August 1, 2015
weddings

Sille & Arvo – wedding at Viljandi Fort Ruins & Vanaõue

How come it (almost) always rains during your wedding morning and clears up by noon? This is how it happened this time as well....

June 27, 2015
weddings

Pavel & Jekaterina – the doxielovers at Kõltsu Manor

Pavel and Jekaterina are the type of couple you meet in the park on peaceful Sunday afternoons, walking their adorable doxies Kljopotchka and Palmotchka....

April 9, 2015
engagement shoot

Pre-wedding shoot with Pia & Joakim

On Nov 28 last year I got an email from someone called Pia from Sweden. It was a wedding inquiry like many others. But...

From the streets of Helsinki
March 27, 2015
thoughts , travel

Taking memories vs taking pictures

Oftentimes I find myself flipping through a select bunch of photo-related RSS feeds. Yesterday (can’t remember how exactly… ah, there it is, it was...

February 11, 2015
engagement shoot

At the gym with Mai & Aaro

Mai & Aaro are obviously not the couch potato type. A look at those abs leaves no doubt. But what made their portrait shoot...

January 11, 2015
kids , portraits

The 3-sister family

Last year’s last portrait shoot felt kind of Christmasy – a crackling fireplace, the cosy home and an Alaskan Malamute. As they said themselves,...

January 3, 2015
weddings

How we released an album

No tracks on it, just pictures 🙂 Delivered 3 of these beauties from QTAlbums to Rob & Irja before Xmas, just in time for...

December 1, 2014
engagement shoot , portraits , travel

At Suomenlinna with Karo & Kimmo

Possibly the last one of this year’s pre-wedding shoots – the one with Karo & Kimmo turned out to be definitely amongst the most...

November 12, 2014
personal , thoughts

The thank-you card that gave us away

When I said that Rob and Irja’s wedding was kind of special for us – that is exactly how I meant it. They were...

Engagement shoot at Keila-Joa
November 6, 2014
engagement shoot

Engagement shoot at Keila-Joa with Karin & Peeter

A few weeks ago, when the golden hues of the maples had not turned brown yet, I had the chance to have an engagement...

Engagement shoot at Kadriorg, KUMU, Tallinn, Estonia - sokkphoto.com
October 14, 2014
engagement shoot , lifestyle

Engagement shoot at KUMU & Kadriorg

We met Pavel and Jekaterina at Taagepera at the end of September. They immediately agreed to do a pre-wedding shoot with us. Locations-wise, we...

September 30, 2014
portraits

A riverside bump shoot

It was an unusually warm evening for this time of year. This is how we managed to have a maternity shoot by the river...

August 22, 2014
weddings

Rob & Irja’s wedding in rain and sunshine

Robert & Irja’s wedding on Aug 9 was in many ways special for us. First, it was on Sigrid’s (my lovely assistant) birthday. Second...

July 1, 2014
engagement shoot

Stephanie & Derek at Tallinn Old Town

In addition to being 9 degrees Celsius in the second half of June, we had just another bit of luck with Stephanie & Derek,...

May 16, 2014
lifestyle , portraits , travel

Spring street snaps from Rome

Family in a cornfield - Jaan Sokk Photography
August 12, 2013
kids , lifestyle , portraits

Family in a cornfield

A family shoot with our neighbors next door, featuring a nearby cornfield. Underestimated the lack of space there, as the crop is soo beepin’...

July 26, 2013
kids , lifestyle , portraits

How we went camping by the seaside

A few pics from our camping trip to the north coast. Tipping toes in the water eventually resulted in a wave soaking Bosse head...

Wedding makers portraits by Jaan Sokk Photography: Triin Kärblane / NYMF Fashion Studio
April 29, 2013
portraits

Wedding makers: Triin Kärblane / NYMF Fashion Studio

I’m not very good at following through with personal photo projects, but my gut tells me this one is gonna be a tiny bit...

March 27, 2013
lifestyle , portraits

Unruly late-winter profile pics

Just as Sigrid implied her FB profile pics were becoming a bit outdated, I was eager to find out if my new TTL radio...

Jaan Sokk Photography - custom handmade wedding albums with linen cover
March 6, 2013
lifestyle , weddings

Behold, the albums have arrived

The web is still not the only place where people view and show their pics. So I decided to give some wedding vendors and...

November 6, 2012
kids , lifestyle , portraits

Britta’s new winter hat

Here she is, 2 weeks old (already). Sigrid immediately got some inspiration to put her knitting needles to work.

October 29, 2012
engagement shoot , lifestyle

Even more horsies with Silver & Asti

October 4, 2012
landscapes & places

Horsies

I like taking panoramics and fiddling around in PS later. Here’s what the originals looked like.

September 25, 2012
portraits

Won’t be long anymore…

We’re eagerly awaiting our little daughter. Sigrid thought that this belly had to be documented for the history books. So outside we went to...

Family portraits in the studio - Jaan Sokk Photogrphy
January 9, 2012
kids , portraits

Meet the family

Once in a while I get requests from friends to make some family snaps of them. The studio is absolutely not my favorite place...

July 29, 2011
weddings

Tartu Wedding: Viia & Vitali

Wedding images from a hot summer day in Tartu. How often do you see a bride and groom jumping on a trampoline?

June 25, 2011
kids , lifestyle

Fresh strawberries

Bosse obviosly got permission from grandmother to check if any strawberries had ripened overnight.

August 25, 2010
lifestyle , stock

Home gardening

What can I tell, home gardening is popular. I couldn’t resist the temptation to take a few shots of the garden rocket and monks cress...

September 28, 2009
interiors , lifestyle

Italian kitchen design gets tested

I was requested to shoot images of ArcLinea branded kitchens for the Estonian interior & lifestyle magazine Eramu. ArcLinea is a high-end Italian kitchen...

August 11, 2008
landscapes & places

Tamme-Lauri Oak