“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” – ANNE BRADSTREET
Sometimes life takes you to roads you probably shouldn’t have chosen. Instead of regretting the decisions you made, choosing to learn from those mistakes makes you wiser and stronger.
As hard as 2018 was, looking back on the images created makes me super proud. There were days filled with so much anxiety. So much I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to go through with the weddings or portrait shoots. But look at what I created! What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger… and an artist that truly creates art with her heart. If there’s anything I’ve learned from 2018 it’s that personal struggles do not need to reflect the level of your art. You can still be an amazing wedding and portrait photographer. I’m always 100% there for my clients and I cannot thank everyone enough for all the opportunities to create.
A huge thank you goes to Jouni as well. For co-shooting a wedding with me at Villa Smeds, driving me to Hotelli Punkaharju and Koli National Park for weddings. He also completely rescued me by second shooting a wedding at HSS Restaurant when anxiety took over me and was my dedicated driver for amazing portrait shoots at Porkkalanniemi as well. Thank God for friends ♥
Time to look forward
I know this review, as well as reviews for 2020/2021 have been making their way here longer than usual and I’ve neglected my website for a years. But here I am – BACK AGAIN! It feels so good to have a new name, a new logo (by the talented Alejandro Gómez / Lovely Savage). It’s the same old Johanna but finally looking like herself and I promise, I won’t just disappear again ♥
Take a look at what 2018 had in store for me either by watching the slideshow below or scrolling to see the images :)
P.S. There’s still openings for weddings and portrait shoots for 2023 (summer months are getting booked sooner so contact me soon) and I am now officially open for 2024 bookings as well. I am located in Saunalahti, Espoo and am available wherever adventure takes us ♥