Wednesday, June 25, 2014

With Aran Goyoaga - Food Photography Workshop in Iceland

frozen peony photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

You know the feeling when something happens what you have waited sooo much? Tomorrow I'll fly to Iceland - never been there before. It's been in my travelling wish list for awhile. I guess now it is the moment to start backing...In Iceland I'll take part in Aran Goyoaga's food photography workshop by Ace Camps. This is actually my second time and I love to go there and enjoy of like-minded people with good attitude and great spirit. So stay tuned...and do go and see Elin's blog, who I met last year in this great workshop. Quite a lady!

...and yes frozen peonies. I got the idea yesterday when I was thinking about Iceland and saw Call me cupcake's beautiful blog post about frozen herbs and flowers. Let's see what that mysterious country of fire and ice is ready to give us.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Midsummer Night - Floral Wreath

flowers in Ivalo photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

Night with light. Night with magic. If you put 7 different kind of flowers under your pillow on midsummer night, you will see a dream where you meet your husband to be.

flowers in Ivalo photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

For those who already have a husband...or not...can make a floral wreath and look pretty and feel like a magical flower princess. Definitely people around you will notice you.

flowers in Ivalo photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

We will enjoy the moment of light. Even though this year here in Finland it has even snowed in some part of north Finland. Ah, midsummer. We took a cruising tour in lake Inarijärvi. A bit grey and cold but who can complain, it's summer and we have vacation.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Lovely North - Rovaniemi - My Sweet Rollo

old train photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

Travelled to Northern Finland by train. Rovaniemi my beloved Rollo. I studied there many years ago but still found friends there. 

tea mugs photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
We love flea finds, good food and company.

Kauppayhtiö photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
Pleasant lunch at kahvila Kauppayhtiö.

Hih-Hi shop photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
Design finds at Hih-Hi shop next to Kauppayhtiö.

Jätkänkynttilä bridge in Rovaniemi photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
Sightseeing in Rovaniemi. Funny sign or is it? Behind it there is a famous brigde called Jätkänkynttilä.

Next stop Ivalo.


Friday, June 13, 2014

Wedding guest

wedding at Kerimäki photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
Perfect summer wedding day at Kerimäki. We witnessed sun, rain, thunder and mellow summer evening with bright night. Birds were so in love that every one of them were singing. We sang too.

wedding at Kerimäki photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
Dressed up in our best we gathered with smile in our heart. The wedding couple was so gorgeous filled with happiness.

wedding at Kerimäki photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
We were in coutryside with our high heels and sparkling shoes.

wedding at Kerimäki photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
It was quite hilarious.

wedding at Kerimäki photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
We love dancing. Band was playing wedding waltz and some tango too. Lady singer sang like a bird. Wow, what dance steps we took. Husbands sat when we started samba.

summer night at Kerimäki photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
I will remember this evening and I'm quite sure quite many of us do too. Time flew too quickly and suddenly it was very early morning when we were walking to our accommodation.

summer night at Kerimäki photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
Bright nights. Midsummer is coming soon - sun doesn't go down at all.

Accommodation at Kerimäki photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
We slept well and woke up next morning to have a great breakfast at Ollila in Kerimäki. They have so beautiful old plants in house and outside too. There lives a real green thumb. You can find there old plants like this one - 40 years old. Same as me. A blurry one. Hmm.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Free At Last

number 5 photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

Last week I showed you 6 pics in FB and IG. I was counting to my last working day at Alma 360. Friday was the last day and I was happy and sad same time. 8 years. Long time. I've learned so much. Like making a video. See my number 4 video here.

number 4 photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

I'm walking away from people I have worked with so long time. Even though I'm sooo happy I feel a bit sadness leaving my colleagues. But I felt it's time to move on. To be a freelance photographer. Now I can do some work for you, haha.

number 3 photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
I have photographed so many covers of VR Matkaan magazine. I have always loved it. Actually it's the reason why I went to show my portfolio to Alma 360 in the first place 2005 and look what happened!

Matkaan magazine cover  photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

Let's not forget the humour? I've asked people to do all the weirdest things so it's good to make one yourself too. A fake cover selfie. Or what do you think? It's a bit difficult to get a good photo when you are lying on the ground...but Jannica B did it well like you see above. I did have some difficulties myself, haha.

fake magazine cover  photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

To change your life to direction you want needs a lot of thinking and courage. It took awhile before I was ready to make my move.

5  photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

It's a new beginning and I love it!

flowers in the hair photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

I'm so excited about building my own workspace and all the things coming ahead.  But first I'll have my summer vacation that I have waited so much!

Have a sunny week!


ps. I don't have smart phone at the moment(how can I survive??!) so I'm forced to have a short break from IG... 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Do you like raku, herbs or gardening?

Old plates photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
The weekend has been busy - again. Raku glazing in Friday. Saturday I tried to find a dress and did find.  Ah, I was so happy. I never find anything when there is a must in sentence...haha. 

oregano s photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
Sunday evening. Gardening. First harvest. Oregano. Going to dry these and cherish tomato sauce with oregano in the winter time. People who has a garden knows how time flies and you just forget everything else. That's good I think...but time runs always out and there's always something to do.

raku photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

Finally I get to raku ware. We started today at 10 am and finished about 5 pm. A lot of wonderful work of different kind of people and different art by people. This one is my vase or pen holder depends on a day... Raku ware aren't watertight so I guess later one will be the right purpose.

Have you ever tried raku?

It is so nice to shoot in the evening too because here we have a lot of light - finally!

Have a lovely week!

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