Finland Sigma 50mm 1.4, Helios 44, Tamron 35mm 1.8 Canon R6, Canon 5D Mark IV

Henna Koponen


Henna Koponen Active since 2008
I believe we are image makers first, photographers second. My approach on wedding assignments is full trust and freedom. I don’t get goosebumps when thinking about “the traditional and correct way of shooting weddings”. I want to shake the viewer, shock them, make them wonder. The more unique and creative approach I can come up with, the better. I have never wanted to walk the mainstream and create images everyone has already seen. Therefore, my two most important things in photography are: light and composition. I’m not interested in the emotions of my subjects but more fascinated by the power of the technical aspects of creating images. My most successful images are the ones that allow me to manipulate the viewer with the clever and sophisticated use of light and composition. And then, make them stop, and wonder.
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“Photographs are not taken, they are made.” Ansel Adams

Quick Questions

Get to know me Insights
What is a fun fact about you?
I used to be a professional basketball player.
How did you land your first wedding?
Because of my career in basketball, my first weddings were my old teammates from years past.
Who or what inspires you?
All fine arts and cinematography. The biggest inspiration I love to seek from art history.
What were you doing before you became a photographer?
I was a professional basketball player and a middle school art teacher.
What’s your favourite thing about being a wedding photographer?
I love the trust. My clients are the BEST. The trust and freedom allows me to see their story, narrative and symbolism via my eyes.

Advice to my
younger self

What I wish I knew Personal

Networkhustlework hard.

The younger me should’ve been more open to meet and greet other photographers, ask for help and make connections. I was too shy to make that move, and when I finally did, it was the best decision ever!

Show up ever day“. That’s my idea of a hustle. Make yourself known. Speak about your work and your passion. Be open.

lastly, you will never be “good enough”. The day you think you got it, you stop improving. It’s a lifelong journey. One hell of a ride, just jump on board and work hard every single day!

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