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Amsterdam Family preview: Peter Kanika + Bo

Category: Family | Photography

You may remember Peter and Kanika from their stunning wedding in 2010 in beautiful Sorrento Italy or their maternity session last year. The plan was to capture images of little Bo after he was born but then a lot of things happened and we had to postpone a couple of times. The beauty of course that now we got the chance to capture their family images with a walking, talking, fun loving little Bo.

He is a real charmer and even though he is only 17 months old he looks way mature. He knows how to play with the camera. We all had to do our best to keep up. But the results are beautiful. David of Place2be was gracious enough to provide the indoor location for this shoot which was great and because the weather decided to cooperate we could also shoot outdoors.

Today a preview of this session



One Year ago Today: Froukje + Michael

Category: Photography | Wedding

This was one sweet wedding with a sweet couple. They choose a perfect day to get married and their smile was visible all day long. I hope that they have had much to smile about this past year the first year of their marriage. That all of the love that they shared on this day has been able to grow even more.

Happy first anniversary.



Expecting more: René + Mireille

Category: Photography | Portrait

Today an overview of the maternity session of René, Mireille and Dominique. When we set a date for the shoot it was high summer and no way had we expected the weather would change so drastically. But still we managed to capture so really sweet images together with little Dominique. A little camera shy at first but when the ice broke she turned out to be a real talent.

Here the result of this session.

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Expecting more Preview: René + Mireille

Category: Photography | Portrait

A little over two years ago they received their first child Dominique and now they are expecting once more. After photographing their engagement session, wedding an their first child it was a pleasure to see them again with Mireille a blushing expecting mom. This time we went to Landgoed Elswout and even though rain was forecasted we headed outside. The rain did fall but they were real troopers and continued.

And the result was worth it.



11 years ago Today!

Category: Wedding

We know each other more than half of our lives and today we are married 11 years! It has been 11 beautiful years so with great pleasure I look back on that day. Some rain a few rays of sunlight sunshine but always much love. When I look at the images I think my we were young.

Happy Anniversary Ronald.



One Year ago Today: Sonal + Kislay

Category: Photography | Wedding

Wow where has this year gone. This time last year the location was the beautiful Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam where Sonal and Kislay said I do to each other. What a great day it was and what a sweet couple. I hope this first year has been filled with joy and happiness and the beginning of many more years to come.



Wedding image on wood Fotoophout

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When providing couples with wedding products it is difficult to decide on new products. A couple of years ago I came across Canvas Company and their brand for professional photographers Canvas Company Pro. They have beautiful, high quality canvases.

So when found out they also have a new product Foto op Hout to print images on wood I was intriged. What would it look like? Would it be just as great as the canvas images. Well they didn't disappoint. I am used to receiving my orders really fast and this new product reached my doorstep within a week.

I really love the result of the image on wood. It has a totally different appeal than a canvas but if you like something different this is for you. Your images look super sharp on the wood and it is a joy to look at. See the result below.



Mobile freedom

Category: Photography



Album options

Category: Albums | Wedding

A little while back my album company QT albums contacted me if I would like to receive some samples of their fine art album paper and flush mount photo paper with some of my images. They also asked if I liked to receive a new swatch ring. I happily responded that I would indeed like to receive some samples and forgot about it. 

Until I received a package in the mail. I was expecting an envelop with some samples you see, nothing more but to my surprise I received a beautiful package. It included the various cover options, samples of the three fine art papers with my own images and the photographic paper tied together in a beautiful booklet. I was really amazed with this gift.

This way it will be even easier to show my couples what album options are available and then they are able to see the possibilities for themselves. This beautiful showcase really stands out and shows that my album company knows what photographers need.

If you would like to come and see the options that we provide come and see for yourself.



4 Tips to get the most out of your family formals

Family portraits are often part of the wedding day. The bride and groom as the centre, looking their best with their family and friends gathering around them. Family portraits can be a time consuming effort and a challenge to plan without the couple having to freeze their smile.

If you want effortless family formals and get the most out of your formals consider the following:

Choose a spaceous location

That is easy to say but consider the garden of the wedding location. Choose a location with some space so large groups can fit in easily without people feeling squeezed in. Outdoor locations are the best possible option. Don't let a couple of rain drops scare you. One of the group images below was take while some rain drops fell, they held on and what beautiful images it turned out to be.

Background

We will always try to find locations that have some depth in the background. It adds even more space to the image but can also help focus on the group in the centre of the image.

Have fun

Real laughter shows in an image. I always try to get that genuine smile that laughter that makes a great family formal because family formals do not have to only be formal.

Make a list

Yes I am actually advising a list, I know it sounds grazy coming from me the person who despises shotlists. But the only part of the wedding day to make a shot list of is the family formal. If you consider before hand who you want to have in a separate family formal will help speed up taking the actual image. Family formals can take up to half an hour to forty five minutes with big families and friend. With a list and your maid of honor or planner help gathering all the family member can speed up this proces considerably.

I hope this helps just one person while planning your wedding day. Have a great weekend!