Spring brings out new gear

Today we had yet another sunny spring morning. For the kids, this means that they get to pull out all the spring and summer gear. Oona has fallen in love with her mother’s sun glasses. This is the outfit she had picked for school today, including the sun glasses. We just had to dig out the camera and take some quick shots.

Rest of the photos are here: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2014-04-16+Oona+and+Ode/

For tech geeks:

This was a 30sec setup: I know that the morning light is nice in our living room, so I just grabbed the 85/1.8 lens and started shooting. Typically I have about 2 minutes before the kids get bored.


We had a nice Saturday photo shoot with one of the neighbors, Heidi. It was really refreshing to spend some time photographing for a while. I had fairly minimalist set with me: one lens and one strobe.

We tried to get some shots with different moods and I was fairly happy with the results. The venue was not scouted beforehand, so it we were walking around finding good places to shoot.

Rest of the set is available here: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2014-04-13+Heidi/


In Finland we have a famous partly improvised comedy show called “Putous”. One part of the show is where the comedians perform different made-up characters. As the kids love the show, we decided to have our own show back in February! Above is one of Oona’s self-created characters. It was a really fun night!

We filmed some parts of the show with my Iphone and did a quick 20minute edit: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2014-02-01+Kotiputous/Kotiputous.mp4

Some more photos from the characters: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2014-02-01+Kotiputous/

Oona and Ode

We had great fun today at a huge old tree trunk. The kids even agreed to pose for me as long as I let them jump to me from the top of the trunk. I think the above photo really captures their playful natures…whenever you can have fun, they try to do so 🙂

Another one of my favorites is the shot below. It has a completely different mood to it – more serious.

Some more portraits from today: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2013-05-12+Kiddos/

For tech geeks:

I used my Sigma 18-50/2.8 lens to shoot these really quickly. With these kids you don’t get the luxury of setting anything special, sometimes you might be lucky enough to change aperture to match the photo.


Iisa walked into our bedroom this morning when I was getting ready for work. I just couldn’t leave before I could get a few photo of her in her new dress. She was so proud of it and I think it shows in this photo.

For tech geeks:

I used my Nikkor 50/1.4 lens and the morning ambient light coming through the window on camera right.