2/28/2014

PT 2


PHOTOGRAPHER: SARA LEHTOMAA
MODEL: AINO SCHREY
MAKEUP: SUSANNA MARKKULA
STYLING: SARA LEHTOMAA


This is the second part of the series. I really hope you've enjoyed these. I liked both looks very much but there's something about this darker kinda gothy look that allures me more. I know these are not on the sharp side and are somewhat grainy (because I shot in ambient light near dusk, inside) but I actually think it goes very well together with the whole atmosphere and brings it all together.

I haven't been sharing with you that much about my life lately, stuff that doesn't have to do with photography I mean. Right now I'm at my boyfriends place since his family is gone on vacation. It's rare for the two of us to spend time completely alone, just the two of us, because we both still live at home, so this was the perfect opportunity to do just that. Instead of ordering in (the temptation still remains though) we've been cooking together everyday with surprisingly positive results seeing to as we are both newbies in that area (and considering I was always the one who burned the cookies in home economics). I've never really had a keen interest in cooking but now that the moment of so to speak leaving my nest is moving closer and closer I've started to enjoy it for some reason. I guess it's the feeling of satisfaction you get from simply knowing how to manage on your own. I'm actually already 20 as some of you may know but I've always had such a close relationship to my family that I haven't really ever felt the urge to leave like many of my friends already have. I just saw it as an unnecessary thing to do. But now I see it in a whole new light. For the very first time I'm really looking forward to moving out and moving in together with this amazing person that I love dearly.

2/24/2014

PT 1


PHOTOGRAPHER: SARA LEHTOMAA
MODEL: AINO SCHREY
MAKEUP: SUSANNA MARKKULA
STYLING: SARA LEHTOMAA


This is what I've been working on for the past days. At times very eagerly at others barely keeping it together. I'm not the type of person who is capable of sitting in front of the computer all day, I get restless filled with unease if I don't get up every once in a while. There's no denying that sometimes the phase of editing is incredibly frustrating because of the slow progress (I want my photos to be perfect hence I wont stop before I'm completely satisfied and that is not easily accomplished). I'm not finished with this series though, I've still got half left, unedited. Going to do my best to finish those during this week! I want to thank Aino who was modeling for me and Susanna for creating the perfect makeup for this photoshoot. At the end of the day none of this would I have achieved without those two.

I've been really proud of myself lately. I've done a lot of stuff against my will, like encountering my fear for driving. I had this realization which now enables me to just do it without freaking out about it. And honestly I think this has effected all parts of my life. It's all about getting rid of fear. Fear was like a big dark cloud of anxiety shadowing me pretty much whatever I did, where ever I went. I really feel like it has been present for a huge part of my life clouding my mind creating a constant tension. And now it's gone. For the most part.


2/14/2014

OOTD


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2/10/2014

SNEAK PEEK


 

VIDEO & EDITING: SARA LEHTOMAA
MUSIC: BLUE SATELLITE - AURORA


A little sneak peek and some behind the scenes material from my latest photo shoot. Huge thanks to amazing model Aino Schrey and insanely talented make-up artist Susanna Sauranen. I cannot wait to get to the editing process and finally share these with you guys!

2/04/2014

FIRST STEPS


PHOTOGRAPHER: SARA LEHTOMAA


Some of the very first photos I took aspiring to become a photographer. So sorry for not posting shit and being absent for a while but I've been kind of stressed out about getting a job. And that hasn't been working out very well for me yet since there aren't that many jobs available but tons of people searching for one. I miss the routines (never thought I would actually say that). Yes, having a bunch of time for yourself is a precious thing as well. But at times I just feel like it's time wasted. There are many things I get to do, like watch movies and read eyeopening books/articles and just figuring things out because there currently are no distractions in my life. And I've been improving my well being with trying out yoga and ending up doing it several times a week because I liked it. Also, I've had the time to really think about what I want to do photography wise. That's all very nice. However, in a weird way I miss work (whatever it may be) and the routines. But most of all I really need to start getting some income if I'm going to sustain my photography.