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Weddings

Wedding photography that supports the uniqueness of your day!

As a wedding photographer the most important thing for me is to capture the love you have for each other and the small happy moments during your day. In our photoshoots I do my best to create a safe atmosphere for you to be together in a natural way. During your day I’ll also be one of the people who you can ask for painkillers or help with your boutonniere – I’ll be there for you.

I shoot a lot and my galleries are big by default, but if you want a smaller gallery, that can be done – just let me know!

If you’re eloping or having your wedding somewhere else than in Finland and would like me to document it, don’t hesitate to contact me! I would like to make you an offer tailored to your needs.

Experience

Step 1

Inquiry

Step 2

Planning & preparing

Step 3

Wedding day!

Step 4

The images

Inquiry

Step 1

Send me a message and tell me about your hopes and dreams! Who are you, how did you meet each other, what do you expect from your wedding photographer? When and where are you getting married?

 

I will get back to you within 24 hours, probably ask some more questions and answer yours. We can also have a phone or video call or meet face to face before you make your decision! When you decide to book, I’ll send both of you a contract to sign and an invoice for the 20% deposit. After that, I’m available for you every day till your wedding via email and whatsapp!

Planning & preparing

Step 2

I’ll send you a small guide to help you prepare for your photoshoot and the whole wedding day. In addition to preparing tips, there will be some questions and a request for you to collect some visual references to guide my planning! The more you tell me, the more precisely I can meet your needs.

 

We will have the “official” meeting approximately one month prior to your wedding. I prefer meeting face to face, but if we don’t live in the same city and none of us has any other reason to travel, video call is fine too! We’ll go through the schedule, all your wishes and fears, any specific shots that are important to you. Basically everything you might want me to know beforehand!

Wedding day!

Step 3

If your wedding is more than two hours away from Turku or if we’ve agreed to start early, I will get there the night before. On your day, I’ll be there for you. I’ll do my job documenting everything but I’m also ready to help with anything you might need. I hope that both of you trust me and feel comfortable being around me by this point!

 

I wish that you send me an approximate schedule of your wedding day via mail beforehand (with all the last minute changes), so that I will know where to be and when, and don’t have to disturb you or your wedding team with questions. I hope that you’ll schedule time for the portraits at some point, as generously as is suitable for you, but at least an hour!

The images

Step 4

I will send you a small sneak peek the day after, to post on social media or just for you and your closest ones to see. I will need up to four weeks to prepare the full gallery and up to six weeks with the videos. When I get the images done, I will send you a password protected gallery with all of them in optimal size for web and social media use. You can either share the gallery with your guests as it is, or mark me the ones you want to share, and I will make a new gallery for them. Within two months I’ll send you a beautiful wooden box that contains a USB with the full sized photos and possible video files, and a few prints of your day.

investment

All inclusive:

An engagement shoot, 10-12 h coverage on your wedding day with two photographers, 1000+ images, a long wedding film and a shorter video, a beautiful wedding album – 5000 €

 

Wedding say documentary shoot:

12 h – 2500 €

10 h – 2250 €

8 h – 2000 €

 

Other packages:

Elopements – starting at 1400 €

Ceremony and portraits – 1000 €

Wedding portraits – 800 €

 

Keepsakes:

A beautiful 80-100 page wedding album designed, produced and delivered for you – 500 € 

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

 

The deposit is 20% of your chosen package.

testimonials

this is what they say

Vilma & Alex

“I’ve recommended Sonja for everyone and will definitely continue to do so until forever. Our guests told us wonderful things about the venue and atmosphere and on top of that almost every one also praised the photographer and the photos too of course. Guests were very eager to get the photos immediately after the party, because everyone had noticed how Sonja took photos of everything and everyone. If something was happening, Sonja was always there to capture it.

There were plenty of photos, but still none of them were pointless. I can’t think of a single important moment or person that wasn’t captured by Sonja. It’s wonderful that all the lovely moments and details will stay forever in the photos. All the guests look so happy, beautiful and stylish! And that they certainly were. It was great to get photos of families and relatives, because usually there are more photos of friends only.

Many of our guests felt that Sonja took especially many photos exclusively of them. There were almost a hundred guests, and still they felt so. This tells a story about how Sonja makes everyone feel seen and important. Many guests also asked if Sonja was a friend of ours. We had a chance to meet twice before the wedding so we had time to get to know Sonja a little bit. Obviously our good connection with Sonja was also visible to the guests.

Portraits were so beautiful that it’s impossible to pick favourites. Sonja was able to capture such beautiful photos in an environment that seemed so plain. They also managed to capture so many beautiful moments that flew by so quickly. The portraits really fit us, because Sonja really listened to our hopes and also knew how to observe us as a couple. Even the photos with our child were amazing even though he was really tired and running around.

We are so happy that we made a choice to invest in the photos and found a photographer that we can recommend for absolutely everyone with a full heart. We are proud that we picked a person whose values suit perfectly with our own. Sonja also really enjoyed her time at our party, which felt great!”

Essi & Matias

“We found Sonja through social media and noticed right away that not only they had a style that spoke to us but also values that matched our own. Especially playing with light and angles were things that pleased us in their photos. Communication was smooth from the very start and as our wedding was getting closer, Sonja contacted us before we’d even had time to think about it. When we finally met in person, everything felt casual and natural. A professional and a nice person in the same package! 

The same casual and good feeling continued through our wedding day and it was super easy to be in front of Sonja’s camera. In addition, the bride especially valued the fact that someone else was as excited about her 2,5 metre-veil as she was. 

Before we had seen any photos, Sonja already got positive feedback: a couple of our guests commented on how well they blended into the crowd and were almost undetectable with their camera. And the hype has continued after we sent our gallery to the guests. One of the guests responded that they might have never seen such fine wedding photos before. We agree, the outcome was splendid. We got amazing photos of ourselves as well as our lovely guests.

Sonja clearly works with great expertise and a big heart. We couldn’t have wished for a better professional to document our important day! <3”

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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Do you still have questions?

FAQ

Can we have a part payment plan?

Totally! In weddings, the deadline to your final payment is two weeks after your wedding day, but you can start paying it a few months before the wedding, if you feel like it! Just let me know.

How and when do we get our photos?

I’ll send you a sneak peek the next day after your wedding! When the photos are ready, you’ll get a link to an online gallery with websized images that you share with your guests. Post production usually takes around four weeks. After that I’ll send you (edited) full size files and possible videos on a flash drive.

Will we get black and white versions of our photos?

Yes! I do both colour and b&w versions of everything.

Where are you located and are you willing to travel?

I’m located in Turku, Finland. My dream is to travel for work once or twice a year, so TOTALLY!

What if we need to cancel/reschedule our wedding?

Rescheduling is free, if the new date is still available in my calendar. If you cancel your wedding, I believe that you have a good reason to do that, and will give you a gift card for the amount of your retainer.

What if we don't want you to post our pictures on your social media?

It’s totally up to you to decide, I will ask about it after you’ve seen your photos! Getting new client work for my portfolio and socials is crucial, but it’s not your responsibility to provide me any, if you don’t feel comfortable with it.