Jannne Miettinen is a professional wedding photographer based in Helsinki, Finland. He works with the highest quality digital cameras and equipment available and believes that capturing emotions and defining moments are the most important parts of wedding photography. He has had his photographs published in numerous commercial publications and front pages across the world.
Janne Miettinen is a three time WPJA Gold Medal Award and one time AG|WPJA Gold Medal Award winning wedding photographer from Finland. These accolades are the highest in Northern Europe to this date (2017).
Available for destination weddings worldwide.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Janne. The following awards have been earned by Janne from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
If this were a football game [American], this would be the perfect photo of pass interference! Perfect timing, great faces. This photo really captured the competitive nature of the bouquet toss.
Yikes! Catching the bridal bouquet can get as physical as any bruiser sport. But the addition of a young girl getting squeezed by the “defense” on a near reception, is a classic view of a frolicking tradition.
Photographer's CommentThis was quite a difficult shot to get, because there wasn't very much space to do it. I tried to position myself between the bride and the women trying to catch the bouquet. I also used a slow-sync in my flash settings, so that the picture conveys the true feeling of action and the moment. All in all, I am very pleased how it turned out.
The use of flash blur is very successful here. Every face is focused on the prize. The bold color adds to the intensity of the moment.
A good use of rear curtain sync flash to shoot the furious surge of capturing the bouquet.
Strong technique control and great timing in this picture.
The frame with a bunch of moving hands works well with the bouquet just coming into frame.
Expressions, nice use of wide angle with confetti/rice locked into place all worked here. Sometimes slow shutter speeds are fun here, but in this case, high shutter speed helped to let viewer see emotion on everyone’s face and thus share the excitement with the wedding couple.
Photographer's CommentThe bride is looking at a photo album with her friends. I took my time to get a good angle, with some people in the foreground and in the backround, and then took the shot as the bride looked as happy as possible. Surrounded by her best friends, this photo truly captures the joy of life.
Photographer's CommentIt was the biggest snowstorm of the year, and the wedding couple had to run about 200 metres to the wedding car. Although they did get a little snowy during the way to the car, they were still laughing all the time. :) I followed them all the way to the car, and although I had to run too to be able to keep up with them, I kept taking photos all the time.
The great depth of field, the sharpness, the motion of the snow, the tranquility in spite of it all combine perfectly.
The falling snow, the haziness of the evening adds to the texture and dreaminess to the image. Another stand alone picture that can be hung on their wall, it's more than a wedding photo, it's a romantic pictoral of a couple walking in the snow. A Christmas card-like image.
Photographer's CommentThis photo is taken about 10 minutes before the ceremony at the church. You have only about one second to take a shot like this, and that is why I'm really happy I nailed this perfectly.
COMMENTS: Great tension in the faces. You can feel the anxiety in this fleeting moment.
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Documentary wedding photography
Documentary wedding photography for 8 hours. Includes online proofing gallery for wedding portraits, hi-res digital files delivered on CD/DVD and an online gallery for 12 months.