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Amsterdam City Wedding Celebration: Chieri & Itoshi

This may have been one of the most amazing and fun sessions we have ever done. Walking around Amsterdam, looking for little allies, beautiful canals, streets, bikes and squares to photograph in. We found some amazing spots but also rode the tram, toasted with Procecco and found an ice cream car.

Amsterdam showed her best side, the old architecture and the new showing off in the sun. We got the chance to capture Chieri and Itoshi as they were wrapped up in the city and celebrate their wedding like it just happened on that day.

As we said goodbye on Amsterdam Central Station it felt like saying good bye to old friends. Chieri and Itoshi thank you so much for asking us to capture you Wedding Celebration in Amsterdam. We are honored to have shared this beautiful day with you.

If you want to see more of this session VIEW THEIR SLIDESHOW HERE.

Merel of Pure Glamour transformed Chieri into a beautiful Bride.

Chieri you are so beautiful!

Location: Hotel Mauro Mansion

Hair and Make up: Merel from Pure Glamour

Wedding Dress: Privately owned

Shoes: Repetto Paris

Bouquet & Bouteniere: Bloemenhoekje Drenth

Suit, shirt and tie: Brooks Brothers

Shoes: Van Lier

Amsterdam City Wedding Celebration preview: Chieri & Itoshi

Category: Photography | Wedding

She was positively radiant as the make up was being applied, her hair was done and she was transformed into a beautiful bride. All the while Chieri didn't look outside at the rain that was coming down. Like she knew rain would not affect the day. The forecast was good but still we saw rain coming down. But then she stepped into her wedding dress and put on her shoes and something changed. The sky became lighter, the clouds parted. When Itoshi tied his tye and put on his jacket it was official, the rain was gone and the sun came out.

The Mauro Mansion Hotel turned out to be the perfect backdrop for this Wedding Celebration session. Located right in the heart of Amsterdam we could start the session and walk around the city. It was amazing afternoon and there are so many beautiful images to share but here is of course a first sneak peek.

Happy Monday!

Amsterdam Lloyd Hotel Engagement: Chieri & Itoshi

They met three years ago when Chieri applied for a job at the firm where Itoshi worked. He must have felt right away that this girl was the one, the one he had to have for the job and so he said yes and hired her. Not knowing at the time it would be the start of something beautiful and that they would say yes again very soon but then to each other.

Being an architect and designer Itoshi loves Amsterdam. That is one of the reasons they choose to stay at the Lloyd Hotel that was redesigned by the architects of MVRDV. We started inside an found many nice spots to capture. In the visinity of the hotel we found even more great architectural hotspots that we went out to see.

If you want to see them all take a look at the SLIDESHOW of this sweet session here.

Chieri you are beautiful

The Gift


Receiving a gift is such a beautiful thing. The thought that someone took the time during their busy day to go out and look for something special, for me. I was and stil am blown away about the beautiful Japanese gift that Chieri and Itoshi brought especially for me and my sister.

It is so beautiful and artful. Made in Kyoto with a nice sent to put on a cherry dish. A special gift from a special couple.

Amsterdam Lloyd Hotel Engagement Preview: Chieri & Itoshi

About two months ago I received Chieri's first email from Tokyo. She has the most bubbly personality and the sweetest story, a dream she was trying to make a reality in Amsterdam inquiring my help. I was so excited because she wanted to have their wedding portraits taken in Amsterdam, as she never had them taken when they got married about a year and a half ago. We emailed back and forth and with every email the dream came a step closer to becoming a reality.

So this past Friday the 13th we finally met and it felt like meeting old friends. We chatted over tea and coffee hoping for the rain to stop that had been flooding the city so we could start their engagement session. I am glad the sky took a little longer to clear because we got the chance to shoot inside the beautiful Lloyd Hotel. A hotel with lots of history, lots of style and beautiful spots we could use to photograph.

Here a beautiful preview.

The beauty to PASS

Category: Engagement | Wedding

What about the disc? The disc with digital negatives. Every couple wants to have a disc of images from their engagement session or wedding. What I never realised is that the life span of a disc is limited. So eventhough a disc feels secure the truth is it is not. The same applies for a lot of storage devices which makes it a necessity to have a back up of every storage device and keep another copy at separate location. This sound a little over the top but you never know what can happen to a device or your home for that matter so it is good to store a copy at another location.

Besides offering my clients the best possible solution to store their images, I also want to share the images in an environmental consious way. So recently we decided that all of our upcoming engagements and weddings images will be shared digitally. The digital option we provide is via PASS, it is a great way to shoot and share without the disc.

Our couples now have the option to download all of the images to any device they want. You can share the images in an onine album or a slideshow via Facebook and Twitter without having to resize. You can also view the images with the special gallery app for iPhone and Android. Now you will never be without your images, how cool is that. You can even select the images via the gallery for you photo album. All of these goodies come included in our collections. I love it!

The gallery with images is available for a year and every couple has the option to extend so they have their images in the Cloud for a longer period. For couples who really, really, really want a disc we provide one a la Carte on top of the gallery. 



Wedding Inspiration + Honeymoon Lisbon

Category: Wedding

Where do you go on your honeymoon? Cruising in the Caribean? Roadtrip in Florida or California? Backpacking in Bali? All great options to relax after an innovating wedding day. But another options is to go and have fun and take a city trip. There a many great locations but one of the great cities to visit is without a doubt Lisbon. It has all the good things to continue the romance and enjoy the first days as newly weds.

The climate, the food, the sights and the lifestyle. Lisbon has it all. So take a look at what you can do on a honeymoon trip to Lisbon.


One year ago today: Myronne + Bart

Category: Wedding

A lovely and intimite wedding. With tears of joy and happiness. Everyone who was there could feel how happy Myronne and Bart were to say I do to eachother. I hope that this happy day turned into a happy first year with there children.

Myronne and Bart congratulations on this first milestone, to many more to come.