Travel Photography Finland 2017 – Seeing as the best time to visit Finland is during the summer months, it has been difficult to organise a lengthy trip in the middle of wedding season, not to mention trying to work around summer school teaching commitments. But this year, we had the opportunity to stay a couple of weeks, so we gladly took it.
This time around, there was a mix of the traditional and contemporary. There were a few days spent in the Finnish wilderness, foraging for mushrooms, fishing, and getting steamed up in the sauna. There were also the day trips to Helsinki, as well as pottering around the historic town of Porvoo.
More than anything else, there was spending time with the family. There was a big celebration this year – my parents have been married for 40 years, and to celebrate they wanted to come to Finland, where it all began. My parents got married in 1977 in the Temppeliaukio Church, which is basically a giant excavated piece of granite. My description doesn’t really do it justice, but if you are curious, there are some photos from my previous trip there in the people and places section of my website. In 1977, wedding photography wasn’t much of a thing, so to make up for it we recreated their confetti moment, this time with ripped up green napkins, which kind of made it look like we were sprinkling them with salad! DIY weddings are the best.