Sonia & Pali - More Than a Spring Fling

on Tuesday, May 31, 2011

 I was really happy to meet and photograph Sonia and Pali for their engagement party, starting with a photoshoot.
 The wedding is going to be in 2013, and incredible enough, I'm already booked on that week!
 But let's enjoy the present times:
 I have to take a shot of Sonia by herself. Because:
 We are expecting rain, but rain comes only when you're not expecting it:
 Something to think about for the rest of the week:

 We make our way to the Palace Hall:
 Traditional gifts for the Takha ritual:
 The guests are welcomed by a sign in book and a framed picture that I have to admit I took. Please don't judge me; it was for a good cause - a charity photo shoot against domestic abuse:
 The bar is open:
 The ring ceremony is about to start and Sonia is taken to the stage by her father and brother:
 But Pali is almost too late and in danger of being replaced by a stronger suitor:
 Luckily for him, the rule "I saw her first" applies in situations like this:
 And he secures the deal:
 The Takha ceremony consists in giving and receiving of too many sweets:
 And never enough love:
 A short and heartfelt thank you speech:
 The party starts like a wild fire:

 And spreads the same way:
 Looks like Pali is challenging his future father in law to a dance off:
 That would have been a big mistake.
 Because Mr. Nijjar is a bhangra star:
 Like everybody else, more or less:

 Congratulations, Sonia and Pali! Thank you so much for a great time!
I'm really sorry I can't be your photographer in 2013!

see you all


My freshly rearranged dressing table and little something I purchased from Helsinki10 store - two cups by KaksitvĂ„

Jatuli dresses

on Sunday, May 29, 2011

Spotted at OVVN.
Also check Gardens of Jatuli

Iso Roobertinkatu 17-19

Sham & Paul - The Banff Springs Affair

on Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel dates back to 1888 and it was built in Baronial Scottish style.
 Its construction signaled the beginning of tourism industry in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
This is the place Sham and Paul chose for their engagement pictures:
Excellent choice, guys!

The location of the hotel in the middle of Banff National Park can only help:
It was great to meet you, Sham and Paul!
Can't wait for our 6 day wedding in Calgary!

Brunch @ Helsinki10

on Friday, May 27, 2011

On Wednesday morning we had an amazing brunch with fashion bloggers from Estonia and Helsinki in Helsinki10 concept store. This place was.. oh my.. I seriously wanted to own every other item from there. And I feel bad that I even didn't know before that a store like this excists somewhere so near to Estonia as in Helsinki. I must go back there! and hopefully with lots of money then..

The food they served us was also amazing and it was nice to meet with fashion bloggers from Helsinki, like Liisa from Hel-Looks, Maria, Mikko, Taru and the girls from Up with Kallio organisation.
You definetly will be hearing more about my Helsinki trip soon; )