About Happy Photography

I want my photography to matter

Happy Photography Company

I want to impact people. I want to bring happiness around me. I want it to matter. Whether it’s a wedding, family or little kiddos I’m shooting my goal is to not only leave you with a set of beautiful images but a memory of an enjoyable experience!

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I fell in love with photography at the age of 10 when the seasons were changing the field in front of our house in Finland. With my 35mm point and shoot and enthusiasm of a kid I fell in love hard. And I’m still madly in love with photography. There’s always so much more creative you can be, so much more to learn and grow as an artist and so many more memories to give people!

My style as a photographer is a hybrid between photo-journalism, art photography and portrait photography. I got my BFA in fine art photography and I aim to be timeless and one-of-a-kind with my work. I want each image to be unique to it’s owner! I love colour and fun in photography (and let’s face it; in life general). Having your picture taken shouldn’t be a dull experience. I adapt my approach with every client because every client is unique and different AND AWESOME. Some clients flourish if you give them more space and you’re a fly on the wall. Others like more feedback and commentary while the shooting is happening. I feel like a photographer should do their best to make you feel comfortable (because most people already are aware there’s a camera in the room). I chat as much or as little to make you comfortable and sometimes even snap when you least expect it to get the candid moments.

My heart beats for my family. My daughter, Eila is my reason to be better, try harder and love stronger. My husband is my BFF and he’s quite adorable as well.
I also love cookies, cupcakes, thrifting (people always say I find the best stuff!) and Netflix. I also love fresh cut grass (the smell is the best ever), polka-dots and stripes and interior design. Oh yeah and of course I love my home-Finland and singing to Taylor Swift loudly in my car. And yep, I love The Bachelor and all the Real Housewives! And Jesus is pretty cool too.

Clients Say...

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We couldn't have chose a better sidekick to accompany us on our big day! Hanna is sooo sweet, upbeat, and talented! She has a very unique, unconventional approach that was a perfect match for us on our wedding day! She made the whole experience so fun and we were so comfortable with her. Our photos turned out better than we could have imagined. And there are TONS of great shots! She's become a great friend of ours and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a professional photographer. She's truly gifted and passionate about her work!!!

Sara B.

I absolutely would not change one thing about our wedding, Hanna as our photographer! She was so fun and creative and captured every wonderful moment of our wedding plus more. My husband and I didn't want your everyday pictures that your mom can take. We wanted something that we would display and cherish forever. That's exactly what we got, incredible pictures! If asked, I would recommend Hanna Salonen Photography every single time.

Jessica T.

I was ready to send in my contract to another photographer the day I met Hanna...and it changed everything! I automatically felt so comfortable with her and realized "This is who I want to be around me ALL day!" Wedding pictures were #1 on my list of wants for our wedding as I am the person who could spend hours online looking up different photographers. We did both and engagement and all day wedding shoot with Hanna, and it was amazing! I had so much fun with and the end result was above and beyond my wildest dreams! First of all she got us the final pictures in an amazing amount of time, and the coloring in the photos....amazing! Everyone at our wedding truly fell in love with Hanna, so much so that she is now shooting my cousin's wedding next June. HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend!!!!

Brittany S.