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Juuli & Juhana

The beautiful wedding ceremony of Juuli and Juhana was held at the Suomenlinna Church, and the reception at Tenalji von Fersen. Juuli and Juhana are both musicians, so music and food had extra emphasis in their wedding. I’ve never been in a wedding with this many musical performances before.

With the music, the ceremony was twice as long as it usually is, and the reception had hours of beautiful and touching performances, with various band compositions playing the flute, violin, piano and cello. Ballet and opera singing was included as well.

From a photographer’s point of view, food usually isn’t a memorable part of the wedding since there’s not much time to focus on it. But I’ll have to comment that the wedding meal by restaurant Juuri was extraordinarily good.

For photographers: this was the first time I used a pair of Canon 5D Mark IIIs in a wedding. Many are asking if they’re notably different from the previous model, and I must say the difference is huge. Automatic focus and exposure are way ahead of the earlier 5D. I used to shoot with the manual (M) mode only, but now used the aperture (Av) mode and auto ISO throughout most of the wedding.

Because of the improved sensitivity of the body, I could shoot the entire wedding with just one zoom lens (24–70mm 2.8L), except for the ceremony where I also used the 135mm 2.0L. With the new camera I spent less time tweaking the settings and more time taking photos. I had no problem using ISO 12800 sensitivity, whereas with the older 5D I almost always stayed below ISO6400 when using a zoom lens.

The third major difference in the new 5D is the support for two memory cards. Actually, I’ve never had a card break on me, but anyway it’s a risk that I can now stop worrying about, as the photos are saved on two separate cards.

Juuli & Juhana, Suomenlinna, The Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Helsinki
Juuli & Juhana, Suomenlinna, The Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Helsinki
Juuli & Juhana, Suomenlinna, The Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Helsinki
Juuli & Juhana, Suomenlinna, The Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Helsinki
Juuli & Juhana, Suomenlinna, The Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Helsinki
Juuli & Juhana, Suomenlinna, The Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Helsinki
Juuli & Juhana, Suomenlinna, The Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Helsinki
Juuli & Juhana, Suomenlinna, The Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Helsinki
Juuli & Juhana, Suomenlinna, The Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Helsinki
Juuli & Juhana, Suomenlinna, The Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Helsinki
Juuli & Juhana, Suomenlinna, The Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Helsinki
Juuli & Juhana, Suomenlinna, The Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Helsinki
Juuli & Juhana, Suomenlinna, The Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Helsinki

Linda & Jani

My summer season started with Linda’s and Jani’s lovely wedding in Tenalji von Fersen in Suomenlinna, ceremony was held in Suomenlinnan Church. It was pleasure working around familiar people as I had shot best man’s wedding early in my career and I had met many of the guests on other weddings where I have worked quite many times.

Despite I haven’t basically touched the camera for couple months, it was awesome feeling to get back on something I just love to do. As I’m working on very limited amount of weddings during this and next year, I’ll post bit more images from the weddings than before from now on and these are my faves from the day.

Linda & Jani, Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Linda & Jani, Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Linda & Jani, Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Linda & Jani, Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Linda & Jani, Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Linda & Jani, Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Linda & Jani, Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Linda & Jani, Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Linda & Jani, Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Linda & Jani, Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Linda & Jani, Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Linda & Jani, Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Linda & Jani, Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Linda & Jani, Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Linda & Jani, Suomenlinna Church, Tenalji von Fersen, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding

Mailis & Ari

It has been too long since my previous wedding post, and now it’s time to catch up!

Mailis and Ari had their ceremony in Suomenlinna Church, and the venue was Pirunkirkko Banquet Hall in Suomenlinna. Despite the great weather, it was really dim inside the venue, and it was like working in winter weddings. I was constantly pushing ISO6400 (and beyond during the post processing) with fast 1.2 and 1.4 primes.

Here are my personal faves from the day.

Mailis & Ari, Suomenlinna Church, Pirunkirkko Banquet Hall, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Mailis & Ari, Suomenlinna Church, Pirunkirkko Banquet Hall, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Mailis & Ari, Suomenlinna Church, Pirunkirkko Banquet Hall, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Mailis & Ari, Suomenlinna Church, Pirunkirkko Banquet Hall, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Mailis & Ari, Suomenlinna Church, Pirunkirkko Banquet Hall, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Mailis & Ari, Suomenlinna Church, Pirunkirkko Banquet Hall, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Mailis & Ari, Suomenlinna Church, Pirunkirkko Banquet Hall, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Mailis & Ari, Suomenlinna Church, Pirunkirkko Banquet Hall, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Mailis & Ari, Suomenlinna Church, Pirunkirkko Banquet Hall, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Mailis & Ari, Suomenlinna Church, Pirunkirkko Banquet Hall, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Mailis & Ari, Suomenlinna Church, Pirunkirkko Banquet Hall, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Mailis & Ari, Suomenlinna Church, Pirunkirkko Banquet Hall, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Mailis & Ari, Suomenlinna Church, Pirunkirkko Banquet Hall, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding
Mailis & Ari, Suomenlinna Church, Pirunkirkko Banquet Hall, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Wedding