I’m Niki, a newborn and family portrait photographer based in Espoo, Finland. You remember back in the day, when people used to have a family doctor? That’s kind of what I mean when I say I’m a family photographer, and that’s what I mean when I talk about ‘whole life photography’ - I want to be your trusted photography ally for all of the big and small moments in life. Pregnancy, newborn, family sessions, graduations, weddings - I’ll be someone you can trust and enjoy having around; someone your children will remember and look forward to. ‘Til death do us part!
I’m an on-location photographer in Espoo, and I work the Helsinki Metropolitan area like it’s my backyard - but I’ll happily travel all around Finland. I have over a decade’s experience of photography, and I’ve worked with more than 2000 clients. However, photography wasn’t always my career. I’m an engineer to trade, and used to work for a large corporation. And this isn’t a sob story about hating my old job - it was creative, and challenging. But when I sat one morning in our open plan office and watched an entire Audrey Hepburn movie without anyone noticing, or calling me out, I realised that I didn’t want to live this way. Fortunately, my photography hobby was already in full swing - I didn’t know it yet, but my transition to newborn and family photographer was already in motion.
Me on the wrong side of the camera.
smiles for life
Today, I’m lucky enough to have travelled the world - including Iceland, Estonia, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, USA, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Great Britain, Austria, Belgium and all around Finland - as a photographer. I educate other photographers (novices and professionals) with my online courses, and I have a podcast (Happy Hell!) for parent entrepreneurs. In short, I feel very blessed and very happy with my decision! Being a family and newborn photographer enables me to put my family first, and grow in ways I never dreamt I could.
Most of all though, being a photographer allows me to bring people joy, in ways I never could in my other careers. When I create beautiful portraits that capture how someone loves, and is loved back, it brings them true and lasting happiness. I hope I have a chance to make you happy, too.