Beautiful wedding photography for Lovers

Oliebollen

Category: Personal

Final day of the year so I went into the kitchen and made some oliebollen to eat when say goodbye to a year that has passed and a new year coming in. Hope you all have a great evening with the people you love.



Inspiration: Wedding Style

Category: Wedding

Maybe you got a nice surprise for Christmas and you are now wearing an engagement ring. The thrill of that moment I do know how that feels. Not being able to sleep thinking about all that you have to do to arrange your wedding. You might need some inspiration and here is some for you to look at. The amazing magazine Wedding Style by Grace Ormond.

Enjoy planning your wedding because your day is there before you know it.

 



Christmas

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One year ago today Blaricum Wedding: Dieuwke Johan

Category: Photography | Wedding

A year ago today they had their special day near the woods of Blaricum, dreaming of a white Christmas. It was not meant to be and it would take another month before the first snow flakes would fall. But it wasn't  important as they celebrated their wedding day a year ago today.

To many more anniversaries.



Chateau Marquette Wedding: Jerney + Ismarelda

Category: Photography | Wedding

They known each other almost their entire lives. They met in primary school and were the best of friends when they were 8 years old. They remained that way until they both went different ways in their teenage years. But there might have been times that they were out of each other sight, they were never really out of each others heart.

And when about ten years ago Ismarelda needed Jerney's support, she was there to catch her best friend when she needed her help. Of course she was there because that is what friends are for. It was the little spark that ignited the fire and turned into a flame. With a beautiful bonfire on a very special date. Because on the 12-12-12 they said "Yes I do" to each other.

Ismarelda always wanted to get married on a special date and this one could not be more special. Because there are twelve months in a year, twelve hours on the clock, there are twelve provinces in our country, Jacob had twelve sons, Jesus had twelve disciples, there are twelve years in a human cycle according to Chinese astrology, twelve cards with a picture in a desk of cards, the highest number you can throw with two dices is twelve and there are twelve ribs in the human body to protect the heart and longs. So you can say that 12 is a special number.

Jerney and Ismarelda it was a pleasure to capture your day on this very special day of the year.

Location: Chateau Marquette

Dress: Partycom

Schoes: Elsa Colored Shoes

Weddingplanner: Jessica of Wit Love Weddings

Coordinator: Henriette of Just Say Yes!

BABS: Guusta of Yes I do 2

Car a Rolls Roys from Rolls rent

Make-up: Face and body Lounge en Sophina visagie

Hair: Bruids Beauty team

Flowers: R&R flowers

Styling: Hilde van 't Bloemeke

Cake: Wim Koelman

Video: Natasha van Rainbow Video

Rings: Albino Ringen

Doves: Dilah Witte Duiven

Invites: RiCon



Fine Art Album video

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Not only images but I also made a video of this nice album. Hope you get an idea of the beauty of this album. The crisp colors and the sharpness of the images.

If you want to see the album in person you are more than welcome.



Books Nicholas Sparks

Category: Personal

I already have a lot of books of Nicholas Sparks in my bookcase. After seeing the movie the Notebook I bought the book and just like the movie it managed to move me. I couldn't believe it was the debut of this author. Then I read the Wedding, a Walk to Rember, a Bend in the Road and last year Message in a bottle. After this last book I got a little sidetracked with other books but after watching the movie the Lucky and just like with the Notebook I wanted to read the book. I was caught by the Sparks virus and then read all of the remaining books.

So which one did I like the best? Without a doubt The Best of Me, his most recent novel. Of course a lovestory in which main characters Dawson and Amanda meet again 25 years after their highschool romance when they come to bury Tuck, Dawsons mentor. The story is beautifully crafted and with every sentence you can feel the tension. Between Dawson and Amanda and where the story is heading. I could see the end already but read on with amazement realizing the beauty of this story. A must read.

I also liked Safe Heaven. Maybe this book is more predictable than the other Sparks books but I liked it a lot. This story is also made into a movie.

Finally I would choose 3 Weeks with my Brother in which Nicholas shares his lifestory based upon a 3 week trip around the world he made together with his brother. The life of a successful writer seems only successful. But when I read his story with all the parallel to many of his books and then I realised how much pain and sorrow he has been through. So it is pretty obvious that he could use a lot of his own past in his books. Impressive.

These are the books that I read the last three months.



Top 3 tips from second shooter

Category: Photography | Wedding

Usually I (Mireille) write the posts on the blog but today my sister is taking over. Frequently I get the question why we photograph a wedding with two photographers so I asked her if she could explain what she focuses on during a wedding day. Here her top 3.

Okay here we go. When Mireille asked me te write a blog post containing the part that I concentrate the most on during a wedding day I came to these three items.

1. As 2nd shooter I focus on anything and everything. As I am the one who captures the groom during the preparation that is the first thing I concentrate on to capture this. Further I always keep my eyes on the bride and groom, the family and friends to see if I can capture a lost smile, touch, a moment of emotion or joy. I am also the one that has an eye for the details e.g. during the portraits. Those small details are what make a wedding day memorable.

2. As 2nd shooter I also look at Mireille. We always photograph from different angles and by keeping an eye on Mireille I know if I am in the way or make sure we are not photographing the same thing. By small gestures from Mireille I know what scenario she is thinking about and I can go from there. We are sisters and know each other inside out, a small gesture is usually enough to know what the other has in mind.

3. As 2nd shooter I also concentrate on the schedule of the wedding to make sure that we have captured all the elements, that a couple has asked for but also to know when surprises are planned during the weddingday. When possible I check with Mireille if we have captured everything.



Inspiration

Category: Personal

What we can learn from one of basketball's all time greats. He had an inspirational speech when he was included in the basketball hall of Fame. One of my favorite quotes.



Family formals

Category: Photography | Wedding

Family formals and group shots are a regular part of most wedding days. Some only want a group shot and some want to go through the whole family one by one. This summer when we captured the wedding of Felix and Rachella we got the chance to do different family portraits. Instead of having everybody standing we could do sitting group shots.

Obviously the location was perfect and with the seats outside we could mix it up and get something different. For bride and grooms who are getting married think about what you want to get out of your family formals. Do you want just a reminder of who was there that day or do you want a great family portrait? I would advice to change it up a bit. Not just standing but if possible have a seating or a combination with sitting and standing in the shot.

Take a look at the examples below.