Here’s a girl who will go onto doing big things in her life. In addition to her external beauty, Alice has a heart of gold and an intelligence to match – she’s really the perfect package.
And we had so much fun! Not only is Alice extremely photogenic and an all-around awesome person, she was also willing to lie down in the busy Hesperia park sidewalk, sit in the middle of thick vegetation and even getting herself wet in the Töölö Bay (which we ended up deciding to leave until next time ;)).
Right at the beginning of the photoshoot, Alice asked me a really good question – do I go check out exact locations to use before each photoshoot?
I answered ‘no’.
The reasons are quite simple:
- First of all, Helsinki is already pretty familiar to me and wherever I go, I always keep an eye on potential photoshoot locations.
- Secondly, I follow the light.
- Thirdly, I like surprises and I get even more excited when I come across something in the moment.
I always choose the starting point for the photoshoot with the subject in mind. It depends on who I’m photographing and if the photographs have a specific target in mind. The location also needs to be one that is surrounded by photo opportunities because I rarely stick to just one location.
Weather-wise, I hope for sun, or at the very least overcast weather. I use a sun calculator which shows you where the sun will be at any given time. This helps me to plan better for where the light will fall at the time we are photographing.
Truth is, though, that there aren’t very many places you couldn’t photograph in and make beautiful photographs. Inspiration is everywhere and so are photo opportunities. In fact I tend to see a bit too many opportunities as I’m photographing someone that I physically have to stop myself or other wise neither of us would be going anywhere before the sun has set!
There is so much beauty around us, especially the unexpected kind. The way light penetrates through different elements brings me endless inspiration.
Nothing beats the dance of light and shadow!
This photoshoot was so enjoyable, inspiring and overall really fun. I enjoyed the entire process, Alice and the photographs themselves! A big thank you to Alice herself who was magnificent in the photos. It was a joy and an honour to photograph her.
Until next time, lovelies!