Beautiful wedding photography for Lovers


Category: Personal

It is just one of those days when there are so many things I could blog about. Things to help brides with or help photographers with or just share something but to be honest my head is empty to day. The sun is shining bright outside and all I want to do is get outside and see how everything is nature is almost exploding. So hope you have a great day as well.


Come prepared or what to put in your emergency kit

Category: Photography | Wedding

Do you believe in luck or do you come prepared? Sometimes it is good to do both. So I take enough time to get to a destination, make sure I know the route even though I have navigation and I have an umbrella to vent of the rain.

When it comes to your wedding day it is always good to be prepared. But what to have in your emergency kit?

1. Pantyhose

You never know what happens to that first pair so aways take a back up pair of panty hose. Even though you wear a long dress you just feel better if you do not have a runner in them.

2. Transparant nailpolish

If you do not have panty hose in the bag make sure to have transparent nailpolish because you will always need it.

3. Needle and thread

For that rip in you dress or anything else that needs stitching.

4. Do I need my deodorant to day

Buy a small size deodorant to put in the bag because when you turn into a cold sweat you know you come prepared.

5. Lipgloss and lipgloss and then lipgloss

With all that kissing on your wedding day you can never have enough lipgloss.

What to consider when structuring your photography timeline

Category: Photography | Wedding

When you decide to get married all options are still open. Locations, transport, dress, suit, rings, flowers, cake, etc. Everything is possible. But what is wise to do especially if you want to have a relaxed day with enough time for photography?

As we see a lot of weddings I would like to give you some tips on you wedding photography timeline.

1. The amount of locations

When you have different get ready locations, first look location, ceremony location, reception location and diner and party location you can image you would be traveling a lot from one location to another. With every travel moment you loose time with the guest and you add stress especially when you have to travel by car and not all locations are easy to find or do not have enough parking space. If you limit your day to one or two locations you have more time to enjoy with your guests and have time to get all of photographed.

2. A first look

If you would like to be with your guest all through the day consider a first look before all the guests arrive. This give you time to schedule your portraits to be taken be excited to see eachother for the first time which is always very emotional and have time to talk with your guests after the ceremony. If you have sunset you could also decide to allocate some time for sunset portraits. Especially during the golden hour after the ceremony it is great to get away for just a short while and have amazing images taken.

3. Ceremony time

If you have your ceremony at a location that you have for the whole day consider having it later in the afternoon especially during summer. Main reason is if you have an indoor ceremony and the temporature rise you and your guests will be less than comfortable. Old locations are usually not air conditioned so everybody will feel warm which will be far less at the end of the afternoon. If you are getting married outside the same applies the sun is bright and hot during the mid day. Your images will look much more flattering if you would have your ceremony at e.g. three or four in the afternoon than at noon.

The PASS mobile app

Category: Wedding

Since 2012 I decided to provide all our couples with an online PASS gallary instead of a DVD with their images. That way they had the flexibility to decided where they want to store their images and how they want to share them. It was always possible to view the images on a smartphone but now PASS has become even better. Every couple can install the PASS app onto their phone and download all their images to their phone so that they can view their images even if they are offline. 

The images look amazing on a phone and the app is available for iPhone and Android. Another reason to find a photographer that offers PASS. Look at the video to see what I mean. Want to know why brides love PASS? Take a look here.

Guest blog: Kissing by Simply Bridal

Category: Wedding

I am happy to announce that today there is a guest post on the blog from Kristine of Simply Bridal.

Valentine’s Day is only a few days away and loved-up couples all over are on the lookout for a unique way to celebrate this special day with the one they love. For a romantic evening together, think of something unique that your loved one will appreciate. Whether it’s a candlelit dinner at a swanky restaurant or pizza by the fireplace at home, as long as there’s thought and effort involved you can’t go wrong! And don’t forget to give your special someone a sweet Valentine’s Day smooch to really show how you feel.

To make sure you’re up to speed on all things related to locking lips, Simply Bridal has created a Valentine’s Day infographic all about kissing. Check out some interesting facts, kissing do’s and don’t, Valentine traditions around the world and a breakdown of the different types of kisses you can shower your love with. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone… mwah!

Wedding inspiration Flutter magazine

Found some amazing inspiration for you if you are planning your wedding. I have shared magazines from Flutter magazine before and always blown away by their sense of style. There is so much to consider while planning and with all of the magazines available you truly can make your wedding unique and your own. Take a look here in Fluttermag.

Biggest Bridal Trends Simply Bridal

Category: Wedding

Every year new trends can be found in the wedding industry the changes are often subtile but it is nice to see what is hot right now. Even though it is already 2014 I like to share the wedding trends from this past season so you have an idea what to look for all things wedding that have been made possible by Simply Bridal. Just double click on the image so you can take a look at the whole image.

Gift from Simply Bridal to start the year right

Category: Wedding

A new year usually starts with a lot of resolutions and I have a good resolution for the readers of this blog and that is start with a gift. At the end of 2013 I had the pleasure getting to know Catherine of Simply Bridal. They offer beautiful wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, evening wear and amazing accessories at a great price! The best part is that they have expanded their shipping and now also ship to the Netherlands and there offer their range of great dresses to brides here.

To celebrate this I have the honor to give all readers and brides of this blog a discount code on items of Simply Bridal (not including shipping). The discount code expires on the 5th of February 2014 so go and have a look on Simply Bridal and if you see something of your liking use discount code: SBL280RS at check out.

Now isn't that a great way to start the new year especially if you are getting married this year! Happy shopping.

Happy 2014


A Very Merry Christmas

Category: Personal