colourful autumn & children’s laughter

It was Autumn, and I was visiting family and friends in Finland. I kid I always used to hang out with in elementary school, but hadn’t seen for at least 10 years, contacted me and asked if I could come and photograph her children – she clearly wasn’t a kid anymore. Nor am I. Through the magic of the internet, she had found out that I take pictures, and that I’d be coming to Finland. Naturally, I said I’d be happy to come over with my camera.

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 There was a bit of shyness in the beginning, but soon enough the camera became overwhelmingly interesting!

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Not everyone was shy, though.

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… and shyness in children tends to evaporate quite quickly.

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We set up some photos… 

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… but most were spontaneous.

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I feel like I’ve accomplished something when I can point the camera at someone without disturbing their behaviour. I’m very happy that I managed to capture this scene, where my childhood friend comforts her upset daughter. 

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In the end, there was dancing and singing in the Autumn wind.

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5 thoughts on “colourful autumn & children’s laughter

  1. Beautiful images, and lovely to reconnect with your friend. The second to last image, black and white, is the one I feel has an air of timelessness – absolutely stunning!

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