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3 Tips for Grooms

Category: Wedding

It is true the bride is the main focus of the wedding day. Everybody is curious to see how beautiful the bride is, what type of dress she has shown, what she has done with her hair and how she is shining. That doesn't mean the groom should not be in the lime light as well. In fact I encounter a lot of grooms on their wedding day that can benefit from this post.

1. The Suit

It sounds strange especially when most grooms choose for a tailored suit but a lot of grooms wear a suit that is to tight. When I ask a groom to sit or squat down they can't do so comfortably and tell me the suit is to tight. When selecting a suit it is far better to choose pants that have a loser fit and actually need a belt than a pair of pants that is tight at the seems. The same applies to the length of the pants that are in general to long. Most grooms do not wear a suit often but when you try on a suit squat down and sit down as well and see if it feels comfortable.

2. Phone, wallet, etc.

I am always suprised to see grooms who put keys, a (thick) wallet, a phone or all of the above in their pants pocket. This doesn't benefits anybodies silhouet I can tell you that. If you have to take a wallet or phone along with you put it in the inside pocket of your jacket. But best is to leave them at home. Let everybody call your best man and make sure everything is payed for in advantage or let all money related things be taken care of so you can look sharp in your suit.

3. Shoes

If you are not used to walk in dress shoes and you buy nice pair of leather shoes be aware that you have to break them in wll in advance of the wedding day. Do not wait to wear them on your wedding day for the first time. You might get sore feet or are slipping and slding on all those shiny floors.


Category: Photography

A while back I replaced my cherised Nokia E71 after 6 years of good service. In this time and age it is unthinkable to have a phone this long but I did. It was not yet a smart phone but I could go on the internet, read email, photograph, Facebook and importantly make calls. The battery would live for 4 days easy but after an update of the hosted exchange server the phone whould not store my email. So I decided it was time to retire my phone and look for a new one. The contest was between the iphone and the Galaxy. I love my Macbook Pro but for some reason I was not commited to buy the iPhone. One important prerequisite I had was the possibility to read books on my phone and the Galaxy S4 provided that option. The screen is big enough to read of.

So I went out and got the Galaxy S4. At first me and the phone were not friends. Basic things just worked differently and the battery was empty within a day (what?!). So I went through the internet finding ways to reduce battery usage and learn my phone and I think we have become friends. Reading books is so easy on the phone and I love the camera that is inside. Instead of taking the big camera with me or a small camera I can easily leave them at home. I might think about this differently after a while but for now the camera is a great alternative for snap shots.

Take a look at some images I shot with the Galaxy S4 these past few months.

Landgoed Groenedaal Family session

Category: Family | Photography

Toady the whole serie of the sweet family session. Landgoed Groenedaal is ideal for a family, engagement of wedding portraits. The estate is beautiful and with these Autumn colors even better. It is big enough to walk around and find locations. We had a small tour of the premises and found so great spots.

The family selected colorful clothing with completed the images.

Landgoed Groenedaal Preview Family session

Category: Family | Photography

We met a couple of years ago when Monica was the coordinator at a wedding we photographed. As her mother wanted a family photoshoot our path crossed but it took a long time before we finally aligned our agenda's. But recently we set a date. The family suggested Landgoed Groenedaal that has small forest surrounding it. With the leafs in Autumn colors the images turned out colorful as we hoped.

Today a preview of this family session. The whole family was great, they joked made fun of each other and laughed through out the session as true models on this shoot.