My name is Viivi-Maria Anniina Nuoraho, but everyone calls me Viivi, as otherwise it's a bit of a mouthful, haha. I have a little bit of a crazy story but bear with me on these few details. First and foremost - I love photography, Jesus, my family, my man Kieran, our cats (Echo & Hugo) and cheese (let's be honest, everyone likes cheese). I come from Finland, and am currently based in Espoo but I travel regularly worldwide documenting love stories. I grew up in Jerusalem, Israel with my parents and three siblings.
My Dad was always involved in media and ran a production rental company in the country, so us kids grew up around production. We had the latest equipment at our finger tips and got plenty of work experience running around operating cameras and other things during conferences and events throughout the country. The first time I ever operated a camera for an event was when I was nine years old, and since then - I've not really stopped.
The Photography Side.
I fell in love with photography the moment I took my first image. I always loved being able to tell stories through capturing single frames or moments.
The first time I ever photographed a wedding - I was sold. This was what I was made to do. This was the moment where I really realised what I wanted to specialise in when it came to photography. I'm a sucker for a good love story. It restores my faith in humanity and reminds me that there is hope for the world.
From Jerusalem, I moved to Plymouth, UK and spent three brilliant years there. And that is where I met Kieran, and we started our own wonderful, crazy, adventurous love story. We then moved from the UK back to my home country of Finland, and the rest is history.
Ever since I started dreaming of being a destination wedding photographer full time, I sort of had a doubt of whether I would ever see it fulfilled - and this year, I stepped into it full-time! I cannot thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to wake up and do what I love every single day. I count myself extremely blessed.
I'm all about building friendships with you. Being raw, real and completely ourselves as that's how I find you get the best out of your wedding day. I hate the idea of you feeling uncomfortable or out of place in front of the camera, so I do everything in my power to create a calming and relaxed atmosphere, so that you barely even notice the camera in front of you. When you work with me, the day is all about YOU.
And so here we are... We have moved as our little family unit to Espoo, Finland and are loving life.
As I said, I love being a part of telling stories - so how about you tell me yours? I would love to hear from you.