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From the streets of Helsinki

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 something like 9 wedding photographers shooting on film), I stumble upon Samm Blake’s website and see her minimalist and poetic personal work, mostly from travels. Obviously GAS kicks in and I Google which cameras/films she is using. And find myself reading the interview on skiptownonline.com. I get the answer to my question – she is fond […]

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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 stand out was that they wanted to have it in the gym. So why not – available light (that needs some support from the trusty silver umbrella), check, various backgrounds, check, something a bit different from the usual walk in the park, check. Here’s how it worked out (pun intended).

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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, they don’t get together too often, but when they do, it’s a mixture of laughter and chatter. So it appears.

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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 Santa.

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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 adventurous. While we did have some indoor locations in mind, we decided to take a risk and have a go at Suomenlinna – the group of islands that spans 3km and is a 15-minute ferry trip away from downtown Helsinki. While Karo & Kimmo sure do have a kind of Nordic calmness to them, we got […]

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Engagement shoot at Kadriorg, KUMU, Tallinn, Estonia - sokkphoto.com

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 couldn’t really come up with too many too fast, so we thought (as many other wedding couples in Tallinn), let’s go to Kadriorg. But Kadriorg also comes with KUMU (the Art Museum of Estonia) with all its great architecture. So it happened that we spent most of our shooting time last Saturday within the KUMU courtyard […]

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