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Aekingerzand Engagement: Lieneke + Patrick

We choose a great evening to go out for the engagement session of Lieneke and Patrick. The sun was still out, a clear sky and it was warm for the time of year. The Aekingerzand is a beautiful sandy area in the south of Friesland and ideal for this sessions. When we started out Lieneke was a little nervous but as soon as we started all fear melted away and she and Patrick turned out to be true natural before the camera. This shows why an engagement session is such a great thing to do.

We had a lot of fun and I could not be happier with the result . Take a look at the images of this engagement session.



Aekingerzand Engagement Preview: Lieneke + Patrick

Lieneke manages the De Hildenberg Golf resort and the Grand Cafe there as well. A little over two years ago Patrick came by to make some adjustments to the outside terras. He watched this girl walking by and chatted with her, laughing with her but when his task was done he said goodbye and left. Lieneke also liked this sweet man at first sight but took no initiative to get his phonenumber or set up a date.

A little while after this first meeting they met again and it was clear they more than liked eachother and the rest is history. Now almost two and half years they are getting married and I am so honored that they asked me to captured they wedding.

This past week we started with their engagement session at the Aekingerzand in Appelscha. So here a preview of their session and I can say they were true naturals. More to come soon.



Come prepared or what to put in your emergency kit

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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.