Beautiful wedding photography for Lovers

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.



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.



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!



Ask Anything: Why capture details

Category: Photography | Wedding

While meeting couples when they are considering a wedding photographer they ask a lot of different things. From common questions as the amount of images they get from they wedding day, how they get there images to delivered or why I would want to photograph the dress or shoes.

Answering the last question I tell couples that a wedding day is build out of many big moments which will always be the main focus of a wedding day but also out of small details. When capturing a wedding it is not just one or the other but a combination that tells the story. Your story the story of all of the elements that you have selected, of what is special for you. For some that might be the color theme they selected or all of the DIY love and labor you put in you wedding. I want to showcase those besides the big moments because to small details are the first thing you forget but are also important.

And they make for great spreads in your album.



One Year ago Today: Tatiana + Robby

Category: Photography | Wedding

It was a beautiful day and one year later it is again a beautiful day celebrating the wedding of Tatiana and Robby at Landgoed Waterland. This day one year ago Tatiana and Robby said I do. I hope that past year has been an amazing year and was only a small view of what is yet to come.

Happy anniversary. Here a image of the lovely Tatiana and Robby.