Services

Family

Family is a unit where people love and help each other. It can be formed by blood but it doesn’t have to be, a chosen family is as much of a family as a biological one. Friend groups and all kinds of relationships that include two or more people are welcome here, as well as couples and single parents with their children!

I want to see and celebrate your love, your unique family. I’ll ask you how you like to spend time together and we’ll do just that – it might be a trip to the woods, hanging out at home or something completely different! I will capture the love and affection that you have for each other and the special relationships inside your family. Instead of posing you stiffly, I give you loose instructions and let you move and live as you do.

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family photography

investment

Every package includes all the help you need with planning and preparing and a peaceful photoshoot without time limits. Together we’ll create a fun and unique experience that you will want to remember! 

The deposit is 200 euros, after that you can pay the rest interest free in up to 12 parts.

All digital

Information PDF, includes guides for planning and getting ready for your shoot

Personal planning via email

Meeting beforehand: coffee face to face or a video call, let’s get to know each other a bit to ease the nerves! (voluntary)

A photoshoot day without a strict time limit – it usually takes 1-3 hours

200+ amazing and beautiful photos of you in a password protected web gallery

850 €

With keepsakes

The experience described above

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A meeting where I help with deciding your products (voluntary)

A professional fine art album from your favorite photos

Three 20×30 cm fine art prints of your absolute favorites

All of your digital files delivered on a flash drive

1350 €

Two shoots booked together

2 x all digital or with keepsakes
(includes one album and 6 fine art prints)

Perfect for example pregnancy shoot + newborn family shoot, newborn + 1 year shoot etc

Both shoots are planned individually and the scheduling is flexible

1300 € / 2100 €

Pay what you can

If I’m out of your budget but working with me would be a dream come true – please reach out! Right now I have resources to take a ”pay what you can” -client once in two months.

I got so much more than just the photos

“I’m lacking words. I keep on thinking about last summer when I pondered if I would dare to connect. If I’m willing to invest so much. If it will be worth it. It was, yes it was.

First of all, the photos are incredible, they are beautiful and they are professional. And both galleries are so big that I have no idea how one should be able to choose a few photos out of them. Secondly, you were so easy to be around. I was scared that we would be awkward and stiff, that our postures would be corrected and I would feel anxious about how I look. It was lovely that in the very beginning you gave instructions on what kind of attitude I should take towards my body when we shoot. It made me think about my body image and my attitude beforehand. I bet that it had a great impact on how I acted during the shoot: I didn’t consciously suck in or reach my neck to make myself look thinner. I was just the way I am and together we were just who we are and that shows!”

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couple photography

I want to see and celebrate your love and your unique relationship! I’ll ask you how you like to spend time together and we’ll do just that: it can be a walk in a forest, watching sunset by the sea, strolling through the city centre or cooking your favourite meal at home – a combination of a couple of these or something entirely different. 

Tell me about your love languages and together we’ll plan a shoot that serves also as a perfect date: just the two of you showing affection in ways that feel the most natural for you – and of course me capturing all of that as a third wheel.

investment

Every package includes all the help you need with planning and preparing and a peaceful photoshoot without time limits. Together we’ll create a fun and unique experience that you will want to remember! 

If you choose one of the selected packages, you’ll get an online gallery to choose your absolute favourites from.

Full gallery

200+ images

800 €

Selected large

100 images

650 €

Selected medium

50 images

550 €

Selected mini

25 images

500 €

*Note! Two photoshoots (for example pregnancy shoot and a family shoot with the newborn) with full galleries cost 1200 euros when booked together.

The deposit is 200 euros, after that you can pay the rest in 1-8 parts.

 

Keepsakes:

A beautiful 20-40 page album designed, produced and delivered for you
250-350 €.

Prints and wall art is available – let me know your needs and I’ll tell you more.

Inquiry

Are you ready to book or do you have questions? Contact me and let’s get started!

Email: [email protected]

WhatsApp or text message: 0451477474

I’ll get back to you within 24 hours. If you don’t hear from me, check your trash and if needed, contact me again!

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birth photography in Turku

Birth is always a once in a lifetime experience for the whole family. Photos of that will give you everlasting memories but also help you process the whole experience afterwards. You’ll be getting images of the seconds you meet your child for the first time, as well as everything from the early moments of labour to the first hour or so you spend with your baby.

 

No matter what package you’ll choose, we’ll meet beforehand – I won’t walk into your delivery as a total stranger. In our meeting we’ll discuss your wishes and fears, what you want me to document and if you want me to leave something out. We’ll also go through all the what if -situations we can think of, so that during your labour I won’t have to disturb you with any questions. During the labour I will document everything you want me to, but stay out of the way and let you concentrate in your own bubble.

investment

Every package includes a meeting (can be combined with the pregnancy shoot) and three weeks on call around your due date. During that time I won’t book new shoots that I can’t easily reschedule (I will inform you about possible existing wedding bookings before you book!) and won’t leave town. 

 

If you’re going to give birth in the hospital, there will be no travel expenses. If you’re having a home birth, there might be additional costs if I have to take a taxi to get there in time!

Full package

Documentation of the birth + pregnancy shoot + family shoot after the birth

2500 €

Selected large

Documentation of the birth + pregnancy shoot OR family shoot after the birth

2000 €

Selected

Documentation of the birth + meeting beforehand

1600 €

The deposit is 500 euros, after that you can pay the rest in 1-8 parts.

 

Keepsakes:

A beautiful 40-80 page album designed, produced and delivered for you 350-500 €.

Prints and wall art is available – let me know your needs and I’ll tell you more.

Päivi

 

“After the birth I was nervous to open the gallery for the first time. But I was once again amazed by how sensitive Sonja can be. When I got the gallery, it came with a message with the information of what the photos include, just in case I wanted to evaluate if I was ready to see them yet. They also offered to make separate folders for different parts of the birth, if I wanted to start with the ones before and after the actual birth. I wondered how anyone could think it through so well. I got the feeling that they really care about their client.

 

When I opened the gallery, there was EVERYTHING. It was fierce seeing the pool of blood under me, the birth of the placenta, how much it hurt to put the stitches, how my partner held me and looked at us and how confused and beautiful I was. Powerful and vulnerable at the same time.”

 

Check out the photos and Päivi’s blogpost about the experience (in finnish):

Emilia

“Sonja is an amazing photographer and I warmly recommend them to everyone, not just for birth photography! But if the one reading this is thinking about hiring a birth photographer, DO IT. You won’t regret doing it. But you might regret it if you don’t.

It was easy and casual to discuss every detail with Sonja and they were professional and trustworthy through the process. Don’t hesitate to contact them if you want to know more about birth photography!”

Check out the photos and Emilia’s blogpost about the experience (in finnish):

Inquiry

Do you have questions, or are you ready to book your shoot? Reach out!

I’ll get back to you within 24 hours. If you don’t hear from me, check your trash and if needed, contact me again!

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Most common questions answered

FAQ

What is birth photography?

It’s all about documenting the moments before, during and after your child is born. No matter how this baby comes to you, it’ll be a day that you’ll want to have captured. Having photographs of the moment you meet one of your most important people for the first time is priceless. You won’t regret having these photos and later, as an adult, your child will be grateful for them as well.

Where do you do birth photography?

I work in the Turku area. I live just 20 minute walk or 6 minute drive away from the TYKS labor ward. If you’re having a home birth, I’ll have to be able to walk, take a taxi or walk to you

How does it work?

I meet or talk on the phone with all clients to discuss their birth plan and wishes for the photos. We decide the time you will call me, and how you keep me updated in the days and weeks before the labour. Once the labour starts, you update me and we keep in contact until you tell me it’s time to come to you. I stay 1-2 hours after birth. This allows enough time for for example photos of nursing and the rest of the family meeting the new baby.

How many images can I expect, and what is the best thing to do with them?

The final amount depends on many things, but you can expect around 150-200. The images are going to capture your story, everything you want included, the details and your first moments with your child. I can help you to design a beautiful album or wall art with your photos!

I want it to be very dark during birth, how will you take pictures in the dark?

I’ve worked with everything from just a few candles to all kinds of light situations. I have gear that works in low light, but the more light we have, the clearer pictures you’ll get.

Will my birth photos be in colour, or black and white, or both?

 I do both versions of every single photo. For most it’s easier to look at black and white birth photography, but I also love the colours.

What if you miss a birth, get sick or have an emergency?

If I was sick or had an emergency, I’d ask my partner Tinksu to attend the birth. If both of us got sick before your due date, I’d try my best to find a colleague to fill in!

What if the baby comes fast?

Good communication is key! Contacting me at the first signs of labour helps me to be ready to travel there fast if needed.

What happens if you miss a birth?

If the baby happens to come so fast that I miss it, I can still come to your place of birth and take photos of your first moments together, if you want me to. I obviously won’t charge the whole amount, this is better explained in the contract.