Behind the camera

      I’m Rita, happy to meet you!

      I’m a lifestyle portrait and documentary wedding photographer based in Helsinki, Finland.

      My journey with photography started in 2006 in Hungary. Since then I have moved to Helsinki, where I currently live with my husband and our two cats.

      I photograph people who want organic images that really express their true personalities. I enjoy seeing new faces and getting to know new people – so I’m happy you are browsing through my website!

      I am based in Helsinki, Finland, but I also love to photograph at destinations. The world has so many great places, and I’m always looking forward to visiting new ones.

      My main area is portrait and event photography. That includes everything from individual portraits through headshots, branding photos, engagement, boudoir photos to weddings, and documenting other essential events in your life.

      I am available for wedding and portrait photography in Helsinki, Finland, and at your chosen destination. I love to travel, meet new people, and discover new places, so if you like my work and plan a wedding at any location, please send me a message for details.

      With every client, I have a pre-session consultation. This allows us to get to know each other better and will enable us to discuss all the ideas and answer all your questions. This can happen over a coffee or on the phone.

      Laura & Heikki

      Rita took our wedding photos in the fall 2017. We had not been working with professional photographer before, and did not really know what to expect. Rita was easy and fun to work with, she listened our ideas and opinions and had really nice ideas of her own for the photos and the shooting. We did not have any experience about being in a photoshoot, and wondered beforehand how could we present ourselves in a natural and normal way. However, once we started to take the portraits, we quickly realized that we worried for nothing. Rita was a true professional and made us feel relaxed and comfortable right away. She was really good at guiding us in everything. We were more than happy with our portraits and other pictures of the wedding day. The atmosphere, design and layout were excellent. We have been recommending Rita for all our friends! Thank you, Rita!

      Riikka & Jeremy

      Rita is a flexible and very kind photographer. She has a very positive attitude and her smile during our maternity photo session helps us feel comfortable from the very first minute. The pictures look just great. We are fully satisfied with Rita’s work.

      Siiri & Jorg

      We had Rita take pictures for our engagement and on our wedding day. We are very happy with the pictures she took from both sessions. She was very friendly and professional and kept perfectly to the agreed timetables and schedules. Her photo packages are very good value for money and we would fully recommend anybody to have her as a photographer!

      Boudoir testimonial

      I knew Rita and that she is an amazingly talented photographer, because she took our family pictures in 2018. As I am not a model, I was really nervous having my pictures taken in lingerie. I met Rita for a coffee, we spoke about the details, about what I wanted, she helped me choosing the venue, and assured me that I don't have to be perfect to pull this off. On the day of the photoshoot I was extremely nervous, but Rita made me feel safe and confident. She told me exactly how I should pose (about which I knew nothing, as I am not a model), what to think about, when I should relax my shoulders, where I should look, if I should raise my chin, all sorts of instructions, which really helped me through the photoshoot. She was very flexible, we had fun, we laughed a lot. It was a really good event. I felt safe, confident, pretty, and last but not the least sexy, which I do not often think about myself. I recommend her for everybody who wants to have great photos, fast, at a reasonable price. Thank you Rita for making me feel so good!

      Boudoir testimonial

      Rita was my photographer for a little wedding project (well, you know the drill)! I have to say: working with her was unlike any other experience I have ever had working with a photographer to date. It was kind of like being photographed by your best friend. Someone who knows you personally, including all your insecurities, and knows just what to say and do to make you feel absolutely gorgeous in a genuine way. Your satisfaction and comfort is her top priority, and it shows from the minute you first meet! Her professionalism when she goes into "behind the camera mode" knows no bounds. It was easy to trust her direction and creative perception throughout our shoot, and it yielded unbelievable results.

      Wedding testimonials

      “Dear Rita. Thank you for your excellent work at our wedding. You were very professional and good photographer. Glad you were a part of our special day.”
      Saiga & Alban

      “Thank you for the lovely photos, we love them, you really captured our big day! Our friends and family have been giving so many compliments too!”
      Eva-Stina & Timo

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      FAQ

      General

      Wedding

      How do I book a session?

      The easiest is via email. Just let me know the type of session you would like to have, and we can take it from there.

      How much do your photography services cost?

      My portrait sessions start from 175 euros – you can find more info on the Investment page. For my wedding pricing and other events, please send me an inquiry via email.

      Where do we have our photo session?

      If the weather is nice, I recommend choosing an outdoor location, somewhere close to your home that you like and possibly has special significance for you. During winter and awful weather, we can hold the session in your home. I have portable lighting equipment, so don’t worry that it may be too dark.

      Do you have your studio?

      No, I don’t own a studio at the moment. However, if you prefer to have studio images, I can help you find a lovely studio that we can rent for your photo session.

      Will we get the RAW files?

      No, you will receive the photos in high resolution, edited JPG files. I never give out RAW files to clients, since it is not the final product. I retain the copyright to the photos taken, and you will have the right to use the JPG files freely for your personal purposes – order prints, share with family, and use them on your social media channels.

      What shall I wear for my photoshoot?

      Something comfortable that you like! For family sessions, I recommend coordinating the colors worn by the family members for a harmonious look. You can have several different outfits during a session, so I recommend picking out more than one outfit. For inspiration, you can always check out my inspiration boards on Pinterest.

      I’m happy to help you choose outfits from your closet, or send recommendations and ideas. We can also invite a makeup artist if you don’t feel comfortable with applying your makeup. I’m also happy to help you style an entire session if you have a specific look in mind.

      What kind of equipment do you use?

      I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark IV camera, and I use lenses like the 50mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, 85mm 1.4, 100mm 2.8, and 70-200mm 2.8.

      I love to work with natural light whenever possible, and usually do most of my work with the light available, but if it’s necessary, I have lighting equipment that we can use in any location.

      How do we book a wedding and how much does it cost?

      To inquire about your date and receive the wedding pricing guide, please send me an email with the basic details about your wedding.

      We will have a meeting to get to know each other and go through the details of your day. To have your date locked in my calendar, we sign a contract and you pay a retainer fee.

      Is there a consultation before our wedding?

      Yes! I meet with every client to discuss ideas and get to know each other. We also go through all the details regarding their photo session, making sure we are well prepared and know what is going to happen. In case of a wedding, I can even help you with the timeline of the date and other details, so don’t hesitate to ask! If we can’t meet for some reason, we can call or skype.

      How long will it take to receive our photos?

      In the case of weddings, I usually ask about 4 weeks to deliver your complete gallery.

      I’d like to have an album with my photos.

      Great to hear! I can help you order a gorgeous, handmade artistic album that you will love and cherish for many years to come! Send me a message, and I will send you the album pricing and options.

      Do you travel for sessions?

      Yes, I love to travel and discover new locations! I’d be happy to travel for your photo session, let it be a wedding, engagement, honeymoon session, or anything else. If a session is outside the Greater Helsinki area, I kindly ask for travel compensation. Currently on my bucket list: Portugal, Greece, and Hawaii, but I’m on board with any destination. For more information about the destination sessions, please send me an email.

      We have never been photographed by a professional.

      That is the case with most people, so don’t worry about it! I will make sure that you are relaxed and it won’t feel like much effort to get great photos. If you would like to get to know how it works before the wedding, I recommend booking an engagement session. That way it will be easy to work together on your big day.