Baby Steps

RU6A9718_kasI tried baby photography for the first time when my friend asked me to take pictures of her little one. It was challenging process. I thought it would be easy, as babies don’t move much and they don’t care about how they look in front of the camera. But the expressions their face change constantly – I guess this is why many babies are photographed while sleeping…

Photographing babies is fun though too, it’s not often you get to see so tiny people. I’m taking baby steps, but this is definitely something worth of learning, if I still want to photograph more in the future.RU6A9957_kasRU6A9947_kasRU6A9955_kasRU6A9792_kas

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Traveling with man’s best friend?

ru6a9608Being a dog owner will inevitably affect traveling. During the four years I have had my chihuahua, I’ve been able to travel because I know he’ll be in good care when I’m gone. It just needs more organizing. Always before booking flights or making plans, I have to make sure he will be taken care of. But of course it has also crossed my mind several times, that could I take my dog with?

While I was in South Africa my chihu got really sick, and I felt bad not being able to be with him. But would it have been better for him to be in a very different country, get through long stressful flights and be vulnerable to all the strange diseases and bacteria? I don’t think so. Not to mention that dogs can’t be taken to many places (museums, sights, some restaurants?), which brings more challenge to traveling. So combining traveling and pets isn’t easy, and it’s important to think all the pros and cons, what’s best for your pet? Because it should be always put first.

Anyway, I think that maybe some kind of trips with dogs could be done. And at it’s best I believe a holiday with a pet could be amazing. So next Friday, me and my dog U venture to our first trip abroad together – as far as Sweden. 😀 Sweden is close to Finland, easily accessible and I know Stockholm very well, that’s where we will spend a week. I’m only stressed about how will U react to traveling with a boat? With a private cabin it shouldn’t be too hard as long as the sea stays calm? Another thing is, that we have to visit the vet in Stockholm, to get the tapeworm treatment as Sweden has tapeworms and Finland doesn’t. I’m always nervous about how U will react to different medicine, but it shouldn’t be too dangerous, right?

Anyone here with experience on traveling with a dog? What should you take into consideration when traveling with a pet? Do you think it’s better to leave your dog at home or take him with you?ru6a9638ru6a9614

You can follow U’s adventures on his Instagram account.

The Cape

ru6a0511Easiest way to get around South Africa is by car, but as we didn’t want to rent one, we had to figure other ways to move around. Luckily taxes are relatively cheap and one day we took a taxi to Boulder’s Beach (more about those penguins in a later post), Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope.

We visited Cape Point before Cape of Good Hope, and I must say that it was so impressive, that Cape of Good Hope didn’t feel like much after that. I don’t how to describe it, but the view was somehow magical. But don’t get me wrong, as a schoolchild I was intrigued by all the famous explorers, so it was also nice to see the Cape of Good Hope and stand by the seas even Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama have sailed.

Oh, and seeing Ostrich and Baboons is a nice plus when you visit the Cape. The pictures are in the order we visited the places, first Cape Point then Cape of Good Hope.

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Wedding Bliss

ru6a7643In a world where even dream couples like Brangelina break up, it’s good to sometimes remind ourselves there’s also love. That’s what makes wedding photography so special, it captures that feeling – that moment of bliss.

Here’s some shots I did this summer.

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Btw, if you need a photographer near Helsinki, I’m happy to take more of these. 😉

Lovely Croatia

P1000355It’s hard to even describe how amazing Croatia was (and that little piece of Bosnia we saw)! I have some busy weeks a head, but I’ll try to get back with some more accurate post about the places we visited… Our route was more or less this: Dubrovnik-Mostar-Zadar-Plitvice-Zadar-Plat(Dubrovnik) and from Plat we also did a quick visit to Cavtat. A lot of driving, but totally worth every kilometre.

Here’s a sneak peak…

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