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About Saija Lehtonen

Saija Lehtonen Photography has always been my passion for as far back as I can remember. I look at the world through my camera and try to capture what I see as the beauty in the world.

Living in Arizona offers me a wide variety of photo opportunities of the beautiful US Southwest. My love for nature has found me photographing a variety of subjects from nature landscapes to wild animals in the Southwest.

I love to share my work with others and hope to evoke emotion with my photography and hope to do so for years to come!. Please enjoy browsing through my galleries.

Saija Lehtonen Paints with a Lens

by Marilyn Noble
January 16, 2015

Saija Lehtonen says the shutterbug bit her at the age of twelve when she first saw a book of Ansel Adams’s work. She then took her first photos with an inexpensive little Kodak camera. But even before photography captured her interest, she was a budding young artist, winning her first award at the age of six for a drawing of a Disney dragon for a contest in Finland, her home country. Her commitment to visual art has in another award — her image of a 1959 Cadillac El Dorado tail fin was the grand prize winner in the Rio Nuevo fall photo contest.
Lehtonen took a few art classes in college, but she says she’s mostly self-taught. She also goes on photo shoots with her photographer friends and learns tips and techniques from them. Her early experiences with painting and drawing infuse her photographs with a painterly quality – many look like they came off an easel rather than out of a camera. “I combine the two without even really thinking about it,â€