Lifestyle images for new homes in Tallinn

Client: Bonava Eesti

Family fun on the beach

Photographing my sister's family I keep track of time. Once or twice a year I see where I am with my mind and skills. And looking back I can see things I do differently now, some embarrassing post production, too. They are the best, because I'm free to test whatever I want, to say whatever comes to mind and to behave however stupid I choose. This time we got a little bit careless, because I had a crazy busy summer and we had no time to plan anything. Somehow we ended up shooting at high noon with the harshest possible sun that casts some rather unpleasant shadows. After running around for 2 hours, not being able to see much due to the sun I was rather disappointed to see the results. For me it always has to be better than the last time. I got depressed and the files were burried under my work load. At some point I had to tell my sister Kairit that I blew it, that it was below my average standard and I'm sorry. It was kind of uneasy between us as the months passed and I hadn't shown but one picture to her.

So now, almost 6 month later I took the courage to peek into that folder. Yes, there was lots of crap for the reason that I shot more frames than I usually do. And therefore it was rather difficult to pick out the good ones. But eventually I'm pleased with the outcome, happy about a few frames and most importantly - Kairit is happy, too! And ironically I ended up with one of the longest web galleries ever (except weddings). Enjoy the summer breeze!

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Procrastination 2: prop styling

I knew it! There will be more posts on procrastination, because I'm the worst kind of procrastinator :) This is hardcore. Prepping and propping for yet another cookbook, playing with my camera and stuff. I could do it for hours. Actually I did it for hours. More to come :)

Lihtne on olla ebanormaalne Nii võib juhtuda, kui oma rekvisiitide kollektsiooni kappidest välja tood. Ainuke vabandus on see, et üks järjekordne kokaraamat on tulemas.

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Beetroot love

I'm in love with this beetroot! Maakeeli: ma istun ja vaatan seda peeti, tema paakunud nahka ja kühmusid, neid peeneid narmasjuuri, seda murdunud lehte, neid sügavaid punaseid ja lillasid, mis vastanduvad lehtede kollakasrohelisele, ja kogu elu, mis täidab selle pisikese pinna, seda kerget liivasegust mulda, nende kollaseõielisi umbrohtude tekitatud haldjatolmu, krabisevat kõdu ja torkivat leheserva - ja olen sõnatu. Alandlik ja tänulik, et võin olla samasugune.

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Everyday Magic

It's a story of transformation in 8 frames and in 3 minutes 30 seconds. I was waiting for a wedding ceremony to start at Tallinn Town Hall when I saw what was happening in front of the building. There was this guy making soap bubbles, speaking Italian and smiling. He took me to travel in time and space. For a short while I felt like I was in Italy. Everybody looked so happy around me chasing bubbles. The moment was fragile like a soap bubble - now it's here and now it's gone! Still makes me smile.

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Pere: sadulad ja purjed (3/3)

Lõpuks jõuab blogisse ka minu Noarootsi päeva finaal: peresessioon, mis algas hobuste saduldamisest ja lõppes punaste purjede all. Tegemist oli ka nn kihlussessiooniga, kuna Krista ja Marko pulmadeni oli selleks ajaks jäänud napp kuu. Tänaseks on nad juba jumala palge ees paari pandud ning ootavad oma pulmapilte. Kuna pulmades on tähelepanu keskpunktis pruutpaar, soovisid nad enne korraldada ühe vahva päeva oma tüdrukutele. Minu meelest on see suurepärane näide, mida kõike jõuab kogeda ja jäädvustada paari tunni jooksul. Tänapäeval on perepiltide tegemiseks lugematu arv võimalusi, kuid mulle meeldivad üha enam need, kus pere veedab ka päriselt mõnusalt aega. Siis on ka mälestused, mis sellest päevast jäävad - päris. Nii et mõelge, mida teile teha meeldiks ja siis kutsuge fotograaf endaga kaasa!

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A session that begun with saddling horses and galloped into the sunset under the red sails is finally here. Today the couple who decided to have some family time before their big day is already waiting for their wedding photos. This is a good example what can be experienced and photographed during a couple of hours. To me the photos of families actually having a good time speak more than just posed portraits. So think first what you like to do and then invite a photographer to join you!

Location: Mars Ratsatalu & Roosta beach Make-up for Krista: Eva Rahv

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Perega mängima!

Kes ütles, et pildistamine on igav, tüütu ja kohmetust tekitav kaamerasse jõllitamine!? Vale puha! See võib olla lõbu, mäng ja kvaliteetaeg perega - mälestused, mis ongi nii rõõmsad nagu pärast pildilt paistavad! See möll toimus paar päeva tagasi minu koduõues poolteise tunni vältel. Keegi ei usu niikuinii, aga ma ütlen ikka: kui see läbi sai, küsisid tüdrukud, millal nad uuesti võivad tulla. Alati ei olegi vaja nikerdustega purskkaevu ja kohvritäit erinevaid kostüüme. Eestimaa suvi ja õnnelikud inimesed on kõik, mis tarvis! Suvi ei lõpe juulikuus - tule minuga mängima!

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