Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire,
you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
George Bernard Shaw
Hey! My name is Anu!
I’m a family portrait and lifestyle photographer, passionate about capturing authentic moments, jasmine tea lover and a frequent traveller based in Malaga, Spain.
Would you like to stop the time and capture unique moments with me? Rather than a photographer I consider myself a story teller. Through my lens I would like to get to know you and tell YOUR unique story, capturing your personality and emotions, just the way you really are.
I was born in Finland to a family of photographers and I took my first steps in this art developing pictures in the dark room of my father and retouching pictures with ink and a paintbrush, when Photoshop wasn’t even invented yet! I eventually found my way to Spain and laid roots in Malaga, my pretty city I love so much.
If I am not taking pictures, most days you can find me discovering nearby white villages, walking up and down narrow alleys accompanied by my ever-present camera, having a cup of tea with carrot cake (I’m addicted to carrot cakes -:) or just being a tourist in my own city.
I love travelling and discovering new places and cultures, and getting to know people from all over the world, whether next door or in one of my favourite cities like Lisbon, Istanbul o Hong Kong. I still have so many places to visit!
Want to know what makes me happy? To form a part of the life of persons like you, even if it’s just for a few hours. To make friends while shooting photos, sharing our stories and having a good laugh! It feels wonderful to have contributed to creating memories and emotions that will last for years to come.
Feel like we’d be a good match?
If you’d ask me to describe my work with only three words, they would be:
Natural, real and whimsical
I only work with natural light and therefore the sessions normally take place outdoors.
I’m not at all about posing you in multiple poses, having you repeatedly smile at the camera and asking you to say “cheese”. I want to capture who you really are laughing, crying, jumping, snuggling… being real you. Because those moments are authentic and wonderful, and they are yours to keep.
Don’t worry about anything, I will be there to guide you along every step of this adventure. Before the session we will be in contact and I will give you tips as what to wear, where to meet me, what to bring along, etc.
I speak Finnish, English and Spanish.
MALAGA VACATION PHOTO SHOOT
Are you thinking of visiting Malaga or its surroundings any time soon?
Book a private photo session with me and we will make magic together creating beautiful photos to show to your friends and family or to share in the social media.