Even though I am a London based documentary wedding photographer, I am happy to shoot a wedding anywhere in the world. So when Anne and Alex asked if I’d be prepared to be their Tampere wedding photographer I said two things: “Yes, of course,” which was quickly followed by, “So where is Tampere?“
An Urban Industrial Wedding in Finland
I quickly learnt it was in Finland so was immediately thinking of icy glaciers and snow capped mountains. However, I was quickly informed that this was an urban wedding in Spring – so glaciers and mountains were highly unlikely. As it turned out, sunscreen and short sleeves was more fitting for the wedding day itself.
So a year and two flights later (one on a plane with propellers!) I found myself in the delightful Finnish city of Tampere. It’s the second largest city in Finland (after Helsinki) and sits between two huge lakes. Given it’s industrial history it’s often nicknamed “Manse” or the “Manchester of Finland”. You can see its industrial history with old red brick buildings down near the river and the various factories dotted around. These really made for an interesting backdrop for an urban wedding.
Stress-Free Documentary Wedding Photography
One of the main reasons that Anne and Alex asked me to be their Tampere wedding photographer is because of my natural documentary approach. It’d be fair to say they are both a little shy and prefer not to be the centre of attention, so were drawn to my stress-free and relaxed approach to documenting their unique wedding story.
It was certainly a unique experience for me and I loved every bit of being a Tampere wedding photographer. Hopefully the small selection of images that follows demonstrates how an unobtrusive documentary wedding photography approach can naturally capture the unique story of a wedding day with the minimum of fuss and hassle. Allowing you to simply celebrate it as you should, with your friends and family.
Tampere Wedding Photographer
If you are looking for a Tampere wedding photographer or enjoyed my stress free and documentary approach to wedding photography, then please do get in touch for an informal chat about your wedding plans.