nordic elopement photographer

experience over photos.

intimate elopements that truly honor your love


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Your love and commitment deserve to be the centre of attention on your wedding day. This day marks the entry to the rest of your lives together, so make it memorable, make it extraordinary, make it an adventure. Make it reflect the two of you and everything you ever wanted.

This day should be a story you’ll tell future generations. I will take the photos that tell that story in a genuine way. Because those photos are memories of the moments. And I’ll make sure that your experience comes first, always.

are you dreaming of an intimate wedding?

personal elopement experiences in my favourite nordic locations that put the focus where it belongs – on your love and connection

For the ones who know that the intimacy they want for their wedding vows won’t be possible in front of a crowd. For the adventurers. The ones who like to take the scenic route and love road trips. The ones who value experiences over stuff and know that time is the most precious thing we have.

The ones who love the north like I do.


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And the memories of moments. To me as a photographer, your experience of a shoot is so much more important than a photo. Instead of creating that perfect Instagram shot in front of that epic mountain and posing for manufactured feelings, I want you to be yourselves, focus on the experience, the moments, the memories in the making.

We can still climb that mountain together or find a spot by the lake. But they aren’t backdrops for a photo, they are the settings to your story. So, I promise that we won’t do anything just for a photo. We will do it for the experience.

what counts most are the moments

Experience over photos. Always.

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Hi, I'm Jaakko. Adventurer, outdoor-enthusiast, husband, father, in love with the wild north. I shoot elopements mainly in Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, and Faroe Islands) for people who want to honour their love through a meaningful experience and memories that last for a lifetime.

If you’re like me, a big wedding isn’t for you. Not if you really think about it. And I want you to be brave enough to say no to it. Because I wish my wife and I had been. And I'll be there to capture it all.

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Lindsie and Danielle

"Jaakko does such an incredible job of creating a calm, controlled, safe atmosphere to be vulnerable in, a place that elicits authenticity."

Emmi and Niki

"Jaakko's experience and passion for photography shined through everything, but also the sincere desire to help us plan the day of our dreams."

Elena and Janne

When looking at the pictures, we have cried, laughed, and repeatedly admired Jaakko's ability to capture moods and emotions in photos.

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Read more about planning your elopement

I'll encourage you to imagine that ceremony, those unforgettable minutes you'll be saying yes to forever with each other. How do you want to feel looking at your partner in that moment?

Make it personal


After booking, I give you ideas and tips on how to dream up the most you elopement experience, find the best places to stay and eat and how to get to this remote corner of the world.

Dream big & get inspired


Every few months, I announce my upcoming elopement locations. These are places I love, at their best times of year. Ideal for elopements that are as unique as you.

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plan your elopement

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Talk soon,