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Landgoed Elswout Engagement Preview: Femke + Peter

A sigh of relief escaped Femke when she heard I was still available on her weddingday. The options for an engagementsession were limited with their weddingday fast approaching and full agenda's but everything worked out great.

So this past weekend we could go out with their children to Landgoed Elswout. A great place for an engagement session and even though it was quite crowded due to a picknick we hardly noticed and walk and make some great images. The sun even showed during the session making it all complete.

Here a preview of this fun session of Femke and Peter.



Sparkles

Category: Photography

A lot of photography is just trying and when you get the hang of it repeat, repeat, repeat until it sticks and what you do becomes second nature. And then there is sometimes when it just happens. There are so many things that I see on television, in magazines and on the internet. Somewhere in the back of my mind I have seen this picture maybe subconsiously so I decided to recreate it doing it my way.

I love white and with the light nicely filtered through the curtains I took a couple of shorts and then I hit this. How I love how it turned out, showing you, you do not always need people to practice a concept or a shot, to create something that can sparkle.

It looks like it is going to be a nice weekend so have fun!

 



Kasteel de Wittenburg Wedding: Rachella + Felix

It was a perfect day, a perfect couple, a perfect location, perfect organisation with perfect weather. All family and friends dressed the part for this special occassion because as the location and the couple all of their guests looked just as beautiful.

They were both a little nervous and when they spoke the words I do a smile never left their faces for the remainder of the day. They were both so happy to be husband and wife. They laughed, kissed, toasted, dances, ate and were married.

Rachella and Felix we feel so blessed that you allowed us to be part of your special day. You two are beautiful, with a beautiful daughter and beautiful familiy. Have a great honeymoon in Spain.

If you want to see more of this beautiful wedding. CLICK THIS LINK FOR THE SLIDESHOW

Rachella's brother prepared a beautiful speech for his sister and brother inlaw

Dress: Ladybird

Shoes: Rainbow

Suit: Corneliani

Bouquet, Boutenier and floral arrangements: Stijlvol Groen

Wedding and Party Location: Kasteel de Wittenburg

Weddingcake: Kasteel de Wittenburg

Wedding coordinator: Astrid Blaauw

 



Published Bruid en Bruidegom Magazine: Judith en Wim

It was a beautiful wedding and to see it in print is a dream come true. The beautiful wedding of Wim and Judith has found it's way into print in the biggest wedding magazine of the Netherlands Bruid en Bruidegom.

You can imagine how proud I am to see the beautiful images in print.



One year ago today: Yulia + Jochem

Category: Photography | Wedding

525,600 minutes seem enormous. It is in fact the amount of minutes that are part of a year and one year ago today it was the wedding day of Yulia and Jochem. 525,600 moments have passed but I am sure that Yulia and Jochem will remember each and every one of their wedding day.

I hope you had a great first year together.

 



Amsterdam City Wedding Celebration: Chieri & Itoshi

This may have been one of the most amazing and fun sessions we have ever done. Walking around Amsterdam, looking for little allies, beautiful canals, streets, bikes and squares to photograph in. We found some amazing spots but also rode the tram, toasted with Procecco and found an ice cream car.

Amsterdam showed her best side, the old architecture and the new showing off in the sun. We got the chance to capture Chieri and Itoshi as they were wrapped up in the city and celebrate their wedding like it just happened on that day.

As we said goodbye on Amsterdam Central Station it felt like saying good bye to old friends. Chieri and Itoshi thank you so much for asking us to capture you Wedding Celebration in Amsterdam. We are honored to have shared this beautiful day with you.

If you want to see more of this session VIEW THEIR SLIDESHOW HERE.

Merel of Pure Glamour transformed Chieri into a beautiful Bride.

Chieri you are so beautiful!

Location: Hotel Mauro Mansion

Hair and Make up: Merel from Pure Glamour

Wedding Dress: Privately owned

Shoes: Repetto Paris

Bouquet & Bouteniere: Bloemenhoekje Drenth

Suit, shirt and tie: Brooks Brothers

Shoes: Van Lier



Amsterdam City Wedding Celebration preview: Chieri & Itoshi

Category: Photography | Wedding

She was positively radiant as the make up was being applied, her hair was done and she was transformed into a beautiful bride. All the while Chieri didn't look outside at the rain that was coming down. Like she knew rain would not affect the day. The forecast was good but still we saw rain coming down. But then she stepped into her wedding dress and put on her shoes and something changed. The sky became lighter, the clouds parted. When Itoshi tied his tye and put on his jacket it was official, the rain was gone and the sun came out.

The Mauro Mansion Hotel turned out to be the perfect backdrop for this Wedding Celebration session. Located right in the heart of Amsterdam we could start the session and walk around the city. It was amazing afternoon and there are so many beautiful images to share but here is of course a first sneak peek.

Happy Monday!



Amsterdam Lloyd Hotel Engagement: Chieri & Itoshi

They met three years ago when Chieri applied for a job at the firm where Itoshi worked. He must have felt right away that this girl was the one, the one he had to have for the job and so he said yes and hired her. Not knowing at the time it would be the start of something beautiful and that they would say yes again very soon but then to each other.

Being an architect and designer Itoshi loves Amsterdam. That is one of the reasons they choose to stay at the Lloyd Hotel that was redesigned by the architects of MVRDV. We started inside an found many nice spots to capture. In the visinity of the hotel we found even more great architectural hotspots that we went out to see.

If you want to see them all take a look at the SLIDESHOW of this sweet session here.

Chieri you are beautiful



Amsterdam Lloyd Hotel Engagement Preview: Chieri & Itoshi

About two months ago I received Chieri's first email from Tokyo. She has the most bubbly personality and the sweetest story, a dream she was trying to make a reality in Amsterdam inquiring my help. I was so excited because she wanted to have their wedding portraits taken in Amsterdam, as she never had them taken when they got married about a year and a half ago. We emailed back and forth and with every email the dream came a step closer to becoming a reality.

So this past Friday the 13th we finally met and it felt like meeting old friends. We chatted over tea and coffee hoping for the rain to stop that had been flooding the city so we could start their engagement session. I am glad the sky took a little longer to clear because we got the chance to shoot inside the beautiful Lloyd Hotel. A hotel with lots of history, lots of style and beautiful spots we could use to photograph.

Here a beautiful preview.



New Classics

Category: Photography | Portrait

                     Because beautiful things will never go out of style.

                               The white jeans is a classic!

Since the moment I took this shot I felt like it could have been part of an ad campaign. The lovely Inge looks beautiful in this image so I had to do something with it and I am so happy that it actually looks like a shot that could have been part of an ad campaign. Happy Queensday