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Nature Inspired Photography

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."


Nature Inspired Photography

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."


Island Of Horses

During summer and autumn 2014 and 2015 I spent altogether 6 months living in my tent on an island with a herd of Finnhorses as my neighbors. The herd roamed free in the 80 hectares island situated in the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland. The island consisted of two separate parts and the horses swam independently between these islands. We shared the morning coffee, daytime naps around the campfire and fullmoon moments in the river. Their days were spent mostly grazing, little bit sleep and hanging around the smoky campfire, an ancient bug repellent. If the fire went down, they came to ask to put it on again! I also got to witness the midnight sun in the summer and the northern lights in the autumn. It truly was the most magical experience of my life.


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Island Of Horses


During summer and autumn 2014 and 2015 I spent altogether 6 months living in my tent on an island with a herd of Finnhorses as my neighbors. The herd roamed free in the 80 hectares island situated in the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland. The island consisted of two separate parts and the horses swam independently between these islands. We shared the morning coffee, daytime naps around the campfire and fullmoon moments in the river. Their days were spent mostly grazing, little bit sleep and hanging around the smoky campfire, an ancient bug repellent. If the fire went down, they came to ask to put it on again! I also got to witness the midnight sun in the summer and the northern lights in the autumn. It truly was the most magical experience of my life.


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One of my first photos on the island when the horses were grazing peacefully in the blue evening wind.



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Upon my arrival the horses were curiously following my every step escorting me to my camping spot. This was my home under the northern lights until the first snow.



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The herd moved from one place to another in a line creating paths that lasted throughout the years despite the frost and floods.



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One of my first photos on the island when the horses were grazing peacefully in the blue evening wind.


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Upon my arrival the horses were curiously following my every step escorting me to my camping spot. This was my home under the northern lights until the first snow.



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The herd moved from one place to another in a line creating paths that lasted throughout the years despite the frost and floods.



Adventures

I build a home on wheels and have traveled through 17 countries in my van with my beloved dogs. We've bathed in hot springs in the shade of snow-peaked mountains and fallen asleep in the peaceful fanfare of waves hitting the endless shores.


LIFE ON THE ROAD
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Adventures

I build a home on wheels and have traveled through 17 countries in my van with my beloved dogs. We've bathed in hot springs in the shade of snow-peaked mountains and fallen asleep in the peaceful fanfare of waves hitting the endless shores.


LIFE ON THE ROAD
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When there's no trees to hang your laundry the faithful van home works as well! Portugal, 2015.



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Conversations on the road: "This is the most amazing place I've ever been to". "You said that yesterday too, actually you've said that everyday in every place". ♥ Lofoten islands, 2018.



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The morning moment before a swim in the crystal clear ice cold mountain river. Croatia, 2012.



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When there's no trees to hang your laundry the faithful van home works as well! Portugal, 2015.


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Conversations on the road: "This is the most amazing place I've ever been to". "You said that yesterday too, actually you've said that everyday in every place". ♥ Lofoten islands, 2018.


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The morning moment before a swim in the crystal clear ice cold mountain river. Croatia, 2012.


Your Story

Find yourself through photography.
Portraits with love - of You, for You.


PORTRAITS
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Your Story

Find yourself through photography.
Portraits with love - of You, for You.


PORTRAITS

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You have captured something really special, and the inner light of this model is visible through your lens. It is an honour for me to feature these photographs in FAE magazine.
- Karen Kay

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Our Furry Therapists

Your most faithful friend deserves a place on your wall as he has the hold of your heart.


PET PHOTOGRAPHY
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Our Furry Therapists

Your most faithful friend deserves a place on your wall as he has the hold of your heart.


PET PHOTOGRAPHY

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The photos you've taken are simply beautiful and I find a strong sense of empathy which is not so usual. Sometimes animal photos can be great but lack in love. In your photos that is present! Dogs and horses can be themselves, appear as individuals and many photos tell a wonderful story of human and animal relationship. Thank you for your photos!
- Reetta Niemelä

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Wonderful that you found my page!

Nature is the biggest inspiration in my photography. My love of nature began already as a toddler when I was adventuring with my parents in beautiful Finnish landscapes. When in a kayak in the sea when in forests with a blueberry in corner of my mouth.

I graduated as a professional photographer in 2008 from Pekka Halonen Academy. My strengths as a photographer are the ability to create a relaxed atmosphere and my clients have thanked me for the easy, genuine and empowering experience. For me it's important that my shoots are fun for all involved, humans and animals!

I work mainly in Helsinki area in Finland, but am open to all suggestions due to my traveling nature! 🙂


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Wonderful that you found my page!

Nature is the biggest inspiration in my photography. My love of nature began already as a toddler when I was adventuring with my parents in beautiful Finnish landscapes. When in a kayak in the sea when in forests with a blueberry in corner of my mouth.

I graduated as a professional photographer in 2008 from Pekka Halonen Academy. My strengths as a photographer are the ability to create a relaxed atmosphere and my clients have thanked me for the easy, genuine and empowering experience. For me it's important that my shoots are fun for all involved, humans and animals!

I work mainly in Helsinki area in Finland, but am open to all suggestions due to my traveling nature! 🙂

Contact me


minna@minnakulmala.com
+35840 57 152 57


I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to contact me through the contact form, email or give me a call.

Contact me


minna@minnakulmala.com
+35840 57 152 57


I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to contact me through the contact form, email or give me a call.