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Best year ever // Tuhannet kiitokset

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It’s hard to begin writing when you’ve experienced the best year of your life. It leaves me without words.

Yesterday I found a note I had written on 1.1.2013. It had big and small things written on it. Things that I wanted to accomplish in 2013. Things I can now cross out. Yes, there were also things like “dream of a fireplace and get one!” that didn’t come true, but most of them did. Like these.

Throw away things you don’t need.
Don’t stress (too much).
Give more hugs to Jouni and Naksu.
Stand up for yourself.
Believe in yourself.
Enjoy of chocolate.
Live life to the fullest.
Work less.

Be happier.

Become a full-time photographer.

All it took was a leap of Faith. A leap that maybe wasn’t the wisest with these financial times that people are facing. But with all the struggles we have faced I can honestly say that I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. After a few months of stressing over things I can’t control I realized something that I always seem to forget. Things will always work out. God will take care us. December has been a proof of that.

Still, the struggles we’ve faced aren’t anything compared to the joys we’ve experienced. We’ve met so many wonderful people who have welcomed us into their lives. We’d like to thank all the people we’ve worked with this year and who have supported us. Given us a chance.

To crown 2013 we were named among Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Finland. It means the world to us and we are so honored. Thank you! ♥

Here’s to 2014 and all the wonderful moments that are yet to be captured.

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A peek into some moments behind the scenes.

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Tämä vuosi on ollut sanoinkuvaamattoman upea. Tänä vuonna elämä on päässyt viimeinkin alkamaan. Välillä on ollut töyssyjä matkassa, mutta useimmiten matka kuitenkin soljuu eteenpäin kuin tasaisesti virtaava puro. On ollut kyyneliä ja naurua. Eilen tehdessäni vuoden viimeistä puristusta kirjanpidon ja muiden paperitöiden kanssa, hymyilin vielä tehtyäni 17 tuntia töitä. Keskellä yötä tanssin hyvän musiikin tahtiin istuessani tuolilla. Vaikka tilin saldo näyttäisi mitä, olen tällä hetkellä onnellisempi kuin koskaan aiemmin.

Kiitos, kun valitsit meidät kuvaamaan elämäänne. Kiitos perheillemme, kaikille jotka ovat meihin uskoneet ja jotka ovat meitä tukeneet. Kertoneet meistä eteenpäin, uskoneet elämänsä tärkeät hetket ikuistettaviksemme. Kiitos villasukista, jotka lämmittävät palelevia jalkojani työpöydän alla. Kiitos Naksulle, joka muistuttaa minua että työpöydän äärestä voi joskus noustakin (mieluiten antamaan ruokaa). Kiitos kommenteille, tykkäyksille. Kiitos yhteistyökumppaneille. Kiitos ihanille Kultakeramiikan mukeille, joista on aina ilo hörppiä juomista. Kiitos Nanille, joka saa minut uskomaan, että Suomessa on mahdollista elättää itsensä tekemällä sitä mitä rakastaa, kunhan vain tekee ahkerasti töitä sen eteen. Kiitos kollegoille, jotka tekevät hienoa työtä ja saavat meidät työskentelemään vielä kovemmin unelmiemme eteen.

Erityiskiitos tietenkin Jounille. Tuolle uskomattoman ihanalle olennolle, joka on löytänyt rakkauden kuvaamiseen ja kasvanut kanssani. Miehelle, joka kantaa ruokalautasen ja lasillisen maitoa työhuoneeseen saakka, jotta vaimo jaksaisi taas hetken koitoksissaan eteenpäin. Mies, joka jaksaa helposti syttyvää elämänkumppaniaan joka suuttuu helposti stressaantuneena, mutta leppyy sitäkin nopeammin lämpöisessä sylissä.

On vaikea olla herkistymättä, kun ajattelen tätä vuotta. Viimeisen kuukauden aikana olemme hioneet kaiken valmiiksi vuotta 2014 varten. Toivotamme tervetulleeksi uudet ja vanhat tuttavuudet, ihanat muistot, jotka ovat vielä tallentamatta.

Tehdään vuodesta 2014 vielä hienompi, kuin 2013 oli.

 

Comments(18)

  • 31/12/2013, 19:53  Reply

    You guys are cool and crazy talented! I’m happy for you and that this year rurned out to be as great as it was for you. I’m positive there’ll be tons more amazing moments for you in 2014. Happy New Year!

  • 01/01/2014, 01:34  Reply

    It looks like you had a LOT of fun in what was a very great year! Looking forward to seeing what you get up to in 2014!

  • 02/01/2014, 15:53  Reply

    You had an amazingly awesome year! I wish all the best for the next one!

  • 13/01/2014, 12:55  Reply

    Fantastic stuff! And the photo of you climbing the tree…taking it to the next level mate :-)

  • 13/01/2014, 14:18  Reply

    Some stunning pixels locked away in 2013. Love so many of these. The bubble with the bokeh bride and groom are great, love that bridge of the lake too. Beaut work!

  • 13/01/2014, 16:51  Reply

    You had a killer year. Job well done.

  • 13/01/2014, 18:23  Reply

    yeah, so….you’re pretty amazing. i mean this from the bottom of my heart and i hope you know how truly amazing you and your work are. with that said, here are my two very favorite frames from this… This one: http://johannahietanen.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Johanna-Hietanen-Photography-2013-0015.jpg and this one: http://johannahietanen.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Johanna-Hietanen-Photography-2013-0015.jpg

  • 13/01/2014, 20:42  Reply

    Clearly an amazing year, can’t wait to see what 2014 holds for you!

  • 13/01/2014, 21:00  Reply

    Absolutely incredible work! The bridge shot (#0025) is so amazing!

  • 13/01/2014, 22:15  Reply

    Looks like you had an amazing 2013! I’m sure next year will be even bigger and better!

  • 13/01/2014, 23:48  Reply

    So many beautiful memories captured… So many amazing images! Love your work.

  • 14/01/2014, 00:52  Reply

    Fantastic! Loved them.

  • 14/01/2014, 09:38  Reply

    I always love visiting your site Johanna. This post blew me away! All the best for 2014!!!

  • 14/01/2014, 14:09  Reply

    Amazing set of pictures, it seems that you had a great 2013. Enjoy chocolate is on my 2014 list! :) Have a great year!

  • 14/01/2014, 18:09  Reply

    Such an amazing year for you guys! I’ve seriously enjoyed following along via Facebook and this blog post proves why. This highlight post is probably one of the best I’ve seen so far. Keep up the amazing work!

  • 14/01/2014, 22:42  Reply

    I love seeing your work when it pops up on Facebook but seeing it all together like this reminds me of why I follow your work. You’re so consistently amazing. :)

  • 15/01/2014, 01:37  Reply

    I’ve always enjoyed your work – and it has gone to a whole ‘nuther level. Stunning.

  • 16/01/2014, 18:38  Reply

    love. love. love.

    love.

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