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De Deining Family shoot preview

Category: Family

I met Thessa last year when she was one of the coordinators at the wedding of René and Mireille in Castricum and it immediately felt like we knew eachother forever. We kept in touch via Twitter and when she asked me a couple of months ago if I wanted to do a family session I was not only honored but also delighted. As a surprise for her inlaws all of there children and grand children would be included in the shoot.

The location was easily found because as we had such a great time at De Deining last year at the wedding we both agreed that we could do a rerun. We set the date for a sunday and while the rest of the country was covered in rain we had an afternoon in the sun. We were so lucky.

We had a great time and the family did great in front of the camera. I am sharing more soon but here a preview.

Engagement: Judith and Wim

"I have a plan." Wim told his mother not detailing the how and what. You see Judith had said on many occasion that she did not want to get married. She loved Wim and Wim loved her and that was more than enough. But Wim did not agree. He wanted to show the world that this beautiful girl by his side is the love of his live not just his girlfriend and he knew she would feel the same way if only he would ask her. 

So he went to a jeweler and goldsmith and under their guidance a ring came to life that contained every element he loved so much about Judith. It was sophisticated, smart and on top of all beautiful.

All the ingredients where their to ask Judith to marry him the only thing he needed was a location. Which presented itself when they went on vacation to Bonaire to enjoy their passion for scuba diving. With this ring burning in his pocket they went on their way. And on this Island, in this romantic setting Judith did not hesitated. Her heart melted hearing his question, seeing the ring. There was only one answer she could give and that was yes.

Wim and Judith I had a great time during our walk through Haarlem and I am looking forward to your wedding next year.

If you want to see more of their session take a look  their slideshow HERE.

Museum Cafe Wedding Preview: Meike and Martijn

Category: Photography | Wedding

The sky turned black, thunder and light followed. It was still early morning and one thing was already clear. The wedding of Meike and Martijn started with a bang, it would not go by unnoticed that was for sure. And all the weather stations agreed, thunderstorm, rain and whirlwinds would follow there was no denying especially when in Amsterdam.

But the sky cleared and a faint ray of sun light pried through the clouds. A miracle? Angels looking out for Meike and Martijn? No telling but it felt like a miracle when we went outside and did there session outside without a single rain drop. We kept on checking the sky for dark clouds while Meike and Martijn only had eye for each other. And those dark clouds? They were nowhere to be seen.

Here a first preview.

Engagement preview: Judith and Wim

A love story a story of love is there anything sweeter than that? Two people finding that special someone a soulmate a person connecting on a level never encountered before. An with a love story a boy meets a girl, like Wim met Judith. He came from the west and she came from the east and they met in the north during college. Judith finished school but lingered just a little in her college town waiting unconsciously for the man of her dreams. Finding him that evening on a night out not knowing that her life would not be the same again. 

This week I had the pleasure of walking along the streets of Haarlem together with Judith and Wim for there engagement shoot. It turned out to be a lovely evening talking about their wedding day. Here of course a preview of their session.

Behind the scenes

Category: Photography

I need to get a more steady hand when I shift the camera and make sure I crop the image the right way but I thought it kind of fun to create a video with some behind the scenes footage of the shoot we did with Novian. That way you get to see the other photographers we collaborated with Anne, Rurie and Peter, and I.Ayu.