Best of 2017 | Hääkuvaaja Jere Satamo | Wedding photographer Finland

2017, it´s a wrap! It was a truly great year with so beautiful and nice couples, celebrating their weddings in very nice locations and venues. It´s difficult to find words how grateful I am for this honour to capture their unique moments. Let the video show the best moments!

Let´s make this year even better! Have a great one on 2018!

// Jere

Sanni + Oskari | Wedding Photographer Mijas Spain | Häät Espanjassa

Sanni and Oskari...I have to say that it was truly my pleasure to capture your wedding day in Mijas, Spain. I felt like I was one of your wedding guests and I fully enjoyed to be there. I haven´t laughed so much in a long time that I did in Spain. Your family, friends and even the other vendors was so kind and I felt so welcome to be a part of your day. Thanks for this opportunity and don´t regret at all that your wedding plans changed and you decided to get married abroad <3

Wedding Venue: Villa Hibiscus, Mijas
Ceremony: Mijas Pueblo
Sanni´s dress: Fiancee
Catering: Picantti
Make up and hair: Glow Beauty
Wedding planner: Staila Design

Jenny + Amity | Wedding Photographer Iceland | Budir Weddings

I would like to celebrate my entrepreneurship anniversary with this set. Seven years ago (2010 Sept 17th) I decided to jump into a photography industry. First five years this was my second job and and, after a couple of monhts I've been full time photographer almost two years, yay!!! I couldn´t imagine many years ago that I could live by doing what I love most. Icehockey, soccer, photography... what ever it is, it´s always nice to achieve the professional level from hobby to full time job.

Ok, lets cut the crap and get to wedding set below. This was shot in Iceland in the end of June when Jenny and Amity verified their vows in the front their spectacular weddings guests in a gorgeous black church of Budir. I felt like I was part of their families, because of the warm welcome and reception they gave to me <3
This day was full of emotions and when combining them to landscapes of Iceland, results could not be better.
Please take a look and enjoy! I prefer to watch the slideshow with music first.

Couple: Jenny + Amity
Church: Budir Church
Hotel: Hotel Budir
Wedding Planner: Pink Iceland
Venue: Bjargarsteinn Mathús

Song: Anders Hagberg - Stenristarna (http://andershagberg.se, info@andershagberg.se)

Örö Weddings | Styled Shoot | Örö häät

A few weeks ago we had a gorgeous styled photoshoot session in a very unique island of Örö. located in Archipelago, Finland. Just wanted to share some shots with you so take a look and enjoy.

Team was more than superb so can´t give enough love for you <3
Model / Mirka from  Modelpoint
Dress / Pukuni
Flowers / Kukka Fiori
Cakes / Gaggui
Hair / Lyyra from Yazz Hair
Make-up / Venla
Rings / Morris Lindbom
Candles / Havi's
Location / Örö

Anna + Mikko | Veistämö häät | Ruissalon telakka

So much love, so much passion, so gorgeous venue, so much great people and this couple! On the beginning of July Anna & Mikko celebrated their wedding day in a very stunning surroundings of an old dock of Ruissalo. Cannot even tell what kinda day we had so let the pictures express themselves.

Venue: Ruissalon Telakka
Anna´s dress: Heidi Tuisku
Catering: Deligo
Special guest star who surprised the bride with 100%: Mira Luoti
Bar Catering: Bar4
Ice Coffee provider: Kaffillari
Beers: RadBrew
Band: Sallad

Groom´s recommendation for the song when browsing their pictures: Deftones - Be Quiet and Drive

Daniela + Sebastien | Wedding Photographer Ruissalo | Honkapirtti häät

It was one beautiful day in June, actually it was the day when almost all of finns celebrates the MIdsummer. Daniela and Sebastien had decided go get married on that day on a beautiful island of Ruissalo. There was some very last changes to wedding plans what comes to venue, but I was happy to cover this gorgeous day in Honkapirtti
Thanks Daniela and Sebastien for this honour and it was truly my pleasure to capture your unique day! All the best for you guys and hopefully we'll again at some point!

If you are running on a desktop, please play the song below while scrolling the pictures. Enjoy!

Riikka + Antti | Valokuvaaja Matilda, Photographer Mathildedal

Around one month ago we went back to Mathildedal with Riikka and Antti to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. Together we planned the photoshoot to be done at the same location than they got married. 
We were more than lucky when we got such a beautiful summer evening and it was a pleasure to take photos of these lovebirds. Thanks Riikka and Antti and next time after an year ;)
Enjoy the photos!

Wedding Photographer Dubrovnik, Croatia | Cristina + James

I think it was 1.5 years ago, when I first received an email from Cristina and James. When they mentioned that they were going to have their wedding day in Dubrovnik, I thought "why would they want to have a wedding photographer from Finland?" After our first Skype call I felt like I've known them for ages. Do you know the feeling when it just clicks with someone and you are ready to share your whole life story?

Last September I finally met Cristina and James face-to-face in London when I was attending a Wedding Photography Workshop as a speaker. After that, I couldn't wait for their Croatian wedding because of their fantastic plans for the whole trip. It was so nice to see how all the wedding guests from all over the world got together and became one big family. I personally felt very welcome to join their parties and it was so easy for me to accomplish my work. 

I am so grateful for this couple and their families for their trust and the opportunity to capture this beautiful story. This Finn right here is so thankful and I definitely hope to meet these folks again!

Bride's Dress - Rime Arodaky
Bride's Shoes - Rupert Sanderson
Bride's (earrings) / bridesmaids' accessories (bracelets) - Jenny Packham
Bridesmaids' dresses - Grace Loves Lace, Lover and BHLDN
Bridesmaids' shoes - Loeffler Randall

Groom's outfit, jacket, shirt, chinos, belt and loafers - Hugo Boss
Groom's & groomsmen bow ties - Hugo Boss

Girls Day location - Coral Beach Club
Boys Day location - Ala Mizerija
Ceremony and reception venue - Adriatic Luxury Hotels, Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik
Wedding bands - Farah & Bow
Wedding planning - Dubrovnik Luxury Weddings (DLW) 
Flowers - via DLW supplier
After Wedding Picnic site - Lokrum Island

So, put your headphones on and enjoy the set!
Sorry, at least iOS users, you can not play the audio track and browse pictures at the same time :(

Anna + Matias | Valokuvaaja Naantali | Pariskuntakuvaus Turku

Viime syyskuussa Anna ja Matias juhlivat häitään Turussa, mutta valitettavasti olin varattuna jo koko päivän dokumentaariseen hääkuvaukseen kun he kysyivät mahdollisuutta kuvata heidän päivänsä. Sattumalta kuitenkin häitä edeltävänä iltana, sain kunnian olla mukana kuvaamassa yhdessä kuvaajakollegan Slawomir Urbanin kanssa Annan ja Matiaksen pariskuntakuvia Naantalissa. Ilta oli todella kaunis ja Naantalin kauniit maisemat sekä rakennukset täydensivät sitä. Vaikka Annan ja Matiaksen hääpäivään oli alle vuorokausi aikaa, olivat he todella rentoutuneita ja pariskuntakuvaus Naantalissa sujui varsin mutkattomasti. Kyllä tässä talven keskellä kaipaa pikkuhiljaa jo näitä kauniita kesä-/syysiltoja ja tuota kuvissakin näkyvää ilta-aurinkoa.

Wedding Photographer Lapland | Weddings Kakslauttanen | Tramy + Ryan

It was mid November when I travelled to Kakslauttanen, Saariselkä, to capture this nice and intimate wedding day of Tramy and Ryan. They had flown all the way from Asia to Lapland to celebrate their wedding day and say 'Yes, I do.' for each other.

I was honoured to be their wedding photographer in Kakslauttanen and I had a really nice day to spend with this lovely couple. Even thought we didn´t have opportunity to see norhthern lights, at least there was plenty of snow and feeling of finnish winter wonderland.

On last weekend I was also shooting weddings in North Finland, this time Levi and there will be a blog post coming on the way from that day as well. It´s just a nice variation to photograph weddings in Lapland compared to South Finland, where snow conditions arent´t so good anymore on winter time. But luckily we have such a beautiful places in Lapland and I have these opportunities to capture weddings day there as well.

So thanks for Tramy and Ryan and all the best for you two!

Kihlakuvaus Turku | Juli + Jens | Valokuvaaja Turku

Parisen viikkoa sitten sain kunniakseni kuvata tämän ihastuttavan parin kihlajaiskuvat Turussa. Aika yksioikoisesti päädyimme kuvaamaan talvisessa Ruissalossa, tosin varatessamme päivää kalenterista, emme vielä osanneet odottaa niin nättiä talvipäivää. Juli ja Jens varasivat kihlakuvauksen varsinaisia kihlajaisjuhlia ennen, jotta saavat sitten teettää kuvia juhlapaikalle. Itse kihlaus oli tapahtunut jo joulun aikoihin, mutta tammikuun lopulla oli aika juhlistaa isommalla väellä tätä iloista tapahtumaa. 

Vielä kerran kiitokset mahtavalle parille ja kuten kuvistakin näkyy, sää oli talvisen kaunis ja kyllä meidän kelpasi aikaa viettää Ruissalon kauniissa maisemissa.

Best of 2016 | Jere Satamo | Wedding Photographer Finland

Thank You 2016 for being so awesome!!

Even though there is still one wedding set to capture on this year, I would like to present you some shots taken in 2016. Mostly pics are taken in Finland and also next year I am going to photograph most of my weddings in Finland, but on the other side of the border too.
Lets continue this incredible adventure on next year as well! Hopefully this video shows why I love to be a wedding photographer. 
Huge thanks for everyone of you who choosed me to capture your moments and I'm really honoured that you gave a change for me to be a part of your important day!


Vaikka vielä yksi hääpäivä on ikuistettavana tänä vuonna, mutta ajattelin silti jo jakaa tämän vuoden osalta muutamia kuvia. Lähes kaikki kuvat ovat otettu Suomessa, mutta tulevana vuonna tulee kuvattua häitä myös Suomen rajojen ulkopuolella.
Ensi vuodesta tehdään taatusti vähintään yhtä hyvä, ellei jopa parempi. Toivottavasti videolta välittyy intohimo sekä palo tähän hommaan ja tämä on se syy, minkä takia rakastan olla häävalokuvaaja.
Erittäin lämpimät kiitokset kaikille, jotka valitsivat minut ikuistamaan tärkeitä hetkiään ja sain kunnian olla yksi osa tärkeää päiväänne!


// Jere ♥

Jasmiina + Misa | Film Wedding, Analog Wedding | Hääkuvaaja Hämeenlinna

Done and done, full wedding set captured only using analog film cameras. Almost one year ago I started to search voluntary couple for this special set. I got few applications and ended up to capture wedding day of Jasmiina & Misa in Hämeenlinna. 
I had thought a lot, could I shoot full wedding set just using analog film cameras.
I´ve always been taking a lot of pictures with my film cameras and instant cameras (a.k.a. polaroid), but never captured a full wedding day shooting just 100% film. After wedding day I thought that this was my last film set ever, but after receiving pictures from lab of Kameratori, I was really surprised about end result and now I could imagine to shoot another set like this. Thanks Kameratori´s folks for great developing and scanning service!

Thanks for Jasmiina and Misa this great opportunity and hopefully we´ll see again!

Films used:
Color // Kodak Portra 160/400/800
Black and White // Kodak Tri-X 400 + Ilford Delta 3200

Couple: Jasmiina and Misa
Venue: Hämeen linna, Hämeenlinna
Film lab: Kameratori

 

Seaside Love | Styled shoot | Wedding Photographer Finland

I almost forgot this stunning styled photoshoot that we had on May. Today this is published in famous wedding inspiration blog Hochzeitsguide and I'm still honoured to be a part of this excellent team we had. Always nice to work with team like this!

Event Planning & Styling – Satu / Aino & Saara / Pukuni
Videography & Editing – Niko Sieppi & Matti Ruottinen / Rabbit Visuals
Wedding dresses – Pukuni
Groom’s Apparel – Groom`s own
Hair Adornments – Aino
Makeup Artist – Meliina Savela / Salon West Hair, Skanssi
Hair Styling – Sirkku Lampiniemi / Yazz Hair
Floral Design – Kukka Fiori
Cakes & Savouries – Gaggui Kaffela
Calligraphy & Paper goods – Willow Visuals
Rings – Aito Kultasepänverstas
Home Textiles & Decorations – Balmuir
Table Runner - Silk & Willow
Bride – Mirka / Modelpoint Management
Groom – Valtteri
Fellow Photographer – Petra Veikkola Photography
Venue - Ruissalon Telakka

Siiri + Matti | Manilla häät | Martin kirkko

"Hi! Once again, we would like to thank you for gorgeous picture of our day! We've watched them several times and showed them to everyone! All photos are absolutely great! It´s hard to choose, which we would like to announce :)"
This was the message from Siiri after I delivered the set to Siiri and Matti. It was a really great day for me as well when shot this weddings in Turku on mid-July. Even though places were familiar to me, it´s always nice to spend a day with couples in such a locations and everyone of them brings their own personality into pictures. Thank you Siiri and Matti for choosing me to capture your story and hopefully we´ll meet again!

Venue: Manilla
Church: Martin kirkko