I specialize in Equine Photography; anything from portraits to action shots. My goal is to capture the special moments and occasions that so many people love to remember, even years later.
My name is Sanna Piispanen. I was born and raised in a small Scandinavian country; Finland. At the age of 8 I started taking riding lessons with my cousins, I am the only one that still rides. I had my first barn job when I turned 15. Needless to say, I have always had a great passion for horses, and animals in general as I have had several pets growing up. I took interest in photography at a very early age. It all started by taking pictures of my pets and my favorite horses. As years went by, photography was mostly a hobby of mine.
In 2000, I decided to take a little journey to the United States to explore the world and learn new things, but little did I know, this trip would completely change my life. I have met many wonderful people and some have become very close friends. Fifteen years ago, if someone would have told me how my life would turn out, I never would have believed them. I feel that coming to the United States has been a life changing experience. I would not trade the last ten years of my life for anything even though it has not always been dancing on roses.
In 2007 I decided I wanted to get more out of my interest in photography. With the help of my wonderful friends, I am making my way into the world of professionals. I have a lot of people to thank for and to mention a few names, I would like to thank Shari Rosati, Larry Bailey, Tracy Antonelli, Patti-Jean Fraser and Myrna Chapman. Also, Barbara Reynolds, Gina Rivezzi and Pat Eldridge, have been a big help and good friends. My single parent mother; our family has been through some hard times but somehow we made it. I also want to thank my grandmother, she has been a lifesaver. And last but not least, my dad.
I hope you enjoy my artwork. Please, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.