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Landgoed Waterland Wedding Preview: Judith & Wim

Category: Photography | Wedding

There was magic in the air, electricity with big bold letters, there is only one word that can describe what Wim and Judith feel and that is love. The way they look at each other, the twinkle in their eyes when they see each other is 100% pure L.O.V.E. 

So when Wim came to get Judith he could not wait to see her, the love of his life, the woman he is going to share forever with. When the front door opened, he did not wait for Judith to come down the stairs, no he raced up to see her. And when he saw her, his heart was racing as well, lost for words because Judith looked absolutely breath taking and so could only look at her. At that moment they must have fallen in love all over again as they seem to walk on air for the rest of the day, walking on sunshine.

What a beautiful day it was and of course we have to share at least one image but there is more coming soon.

There are not short cuts

Category: Personal | Photography

A recent study showed that in order to become a good ________ (fill in the blanks with whatever sport you like) you have to have at least 10.000 hours of practise under your belt. This is besides having a major factor called talent, to become a succesful athlete. If you want to lose weight, grow long hair naturally or learn a language the common denominator is it takes time and effort.

There is no succes formula that one day you wake up and speak fluent Spanish, have long hair (without extensions) or be NBA material (being 1.54 that would be something!). If you want something in life, there are no short cuts. Of course you can be lucky and it is possible that the stars align everything comes together and there it is, that magic shot. The shot that makes brides tear up and maybe even win an award.

But I do not want to hope that stars align and so I am going to practise, practise, practise and then when I am done I'll practise some more.

Happy Friday!

Ways to learn: Chase Jarvis Live

Category: Photography

Internet amazing internet where would we be without you. Chase Jarvis co founder of CreativeLive (an worldwide creative classroom) and commercial photographer extraordinair had business guru Ramit Sethi on his show recently.

Ramit is a bestseller author and a no nonsense type of guy who tells it like it is. How to to be a better negotiatior, sales person, add value to your service? Ramit tells all. I can say that I need it, because running a succesful business is not easy and so good advice is always welcome.

Now focussing on photographers but applicable to any type of business this is a must see video. So I have included the stream for your viewing pleasure. Have fun with it.

January Self-Portrait

Category: Photography | Portrait

The camera went along in my backpack thinking that maybe I could get some holiday snaps any maybe a portrait of Ronald. Well Ronald had other thoughts on that. We walked to the ocean when the sun went down and he put me on the spot. While the sun was going down I became the subject and Ronald snapped away like a seasoned pro. Which made me laugh because usually I am the one walking and talking saying lean this way please, look at me please, turn your head slightly in this direction. Now Ronald was holding my camera being the photographer speaking words of encouragement and he did great.

Well now I remember what it feels like again to be in that spot, to feel oncomfortable, not know what to do with my hands, my legs. Do I need to smile or tilt my head? What ever you like came as a reply and so I had to laugh out loud looking at myself standing there being the object of this photo session.

Looking at the result I must admit that is good to be in front of the camera every once in a while just to remember what it feels like to feel ackward and uncomfortable being on the spot.

Best of 2011: Weddings

Category: Photography | Wedding
The last blog posts of 2011, I can still not believe how fast this year has past. But on the other and there is a new year right around the corner and it has got a lot to look forward to! So one final look at 2011. The best of the weddings we have done this past year. As I received so many positive feedback on the E-magazine I did in Febuary I decided to do another to close the year. So go and have a look at all the lovelines we got the capture.

Tafelberg Wedding: Dieuwke and Johan

The lights were shining in the hotel suite and the place was buzzing with activity. The make up artist working her magic while the camera crew was taking shots and Dieuwke and her girlfriends chatting about the day ahead. She had slept well and was not nerves. Dieuwkes voice was deep and sexy due to a slight cold that had caught her earlier in the week. So she kept the talking to a minimum not wanting to lose her voice, while she transformed into a beautiful bride ready to go meet Johan.

Johan paced the street in front of their house waiting for Dieuwke. You see Dieuwke and Johan may have a lot of traditional elements their first look was not one of them. And so Johan waited as Dieuwke with her best friend drove into the street. Johan decided he could not wait for Dieuwke to get out of the car and when he first saw her he was the one lost for words. The emotion of the moment caught him and all he could do was whisper that she looked beautiful.

They planned their day to perfection and all of it came together while they said the important words to each other, to their small family. Their vows that completed them and even though Dieuwke could hardly talk because she lost her voice, the love that radiated between Johan and Dieuwke spoke volumes.

Johan and Dieuwke, thank you for allowing us to document your wedding day and capture beautiful memories. Have a great time in Los Angeles!

If you want to see more of this wedding click here for the SLIDESHOW!

Wedding Dress: RC couture

Shoes: Nina Fiarucci

Hair and make up: Manuela Witsiers of Rich Look

Location: Tafelberg Blaricum

Weddingplanner: Marit of Coeur Events

Babs: Bert Simhoffer

Cake: Dikke Taart

Music: Cherry Fresh

Photo booth: Say Kaas

Video crew: VidiLounge

Behind the scenes

Category: Photography

It has been an incredible year, 2011 and I can say that it has been an adventure, a learning experience, a joy, an honor and so much fun capturing all the weddings this year. We get a lot of comments during a wedding that we are smiling a lot behind our camera's and the reason why is easy. People in love, on one of the happiest days in their lives make us smile, it has something infectuous, so we can't help but smile.

This year we captured some images of us behind the camera doing what we love the most. So here are some images of us in action. Hope to see you in front of our camera next year so we can smile with you on your wedding day.

Tafelberg Wedding Preview: Dieuwke and Johan

Category: Photography | Wedding

It's the most wonderfull time of the year. It is true for the Christmas season, for the Christmas spirit and this past Friday Dieuwke and Johan have created another reason to look forward to this beautiful time of the year. It is was their wedding day and they get to celebrate it from now on every year to give them joy, fun and laughter.

It may not have been the Winter Wonderland everybody was expecting after a couple of years with snow around Christmas but it was still Dieuwke and Johan's fairytail wedding. As a Christmas present (yes we have a second Christmas day) a preview of their wedding day.

Merry Christmas!

The Best of 2011: Engagements

We are of shooting our final wedding of the year. It being close to Christmas everybody was hoping for snow and cold but throw in some sunshine and we have Spring with the temperature we are now having. But with the year wrapping up I had to do the best of 2011 engagements.

I love shooting the engagement session. If you are not familiar with Admiron Photography you have to know that we invite every couple to an engagement session as a gift. Why you might ask? Easy because we want you to not only get used to the camera but to also walk away with a beautiful series of you as a couple. Another reason why I love the E-session is the chance to have a fun afternoon with my couples. We walk, we talk, we laugh and relax all the while capturing the couple as they truly are.

We did some real nice sessions did year and here a showcase of the best of 2011. We would love to have you in front of our camera next year. So don't hesitate and get right on it we have a spot for you.

The Boutonniere

Category: Photography | Wedding

I like old fashioned, I like it when the bride has a bouquet and the groom a boutonniere. It is part of a wedding. Wearing the dress and the smart suit, including old traditions with someting blue and flowers. But it is nice to see that couples decide to use elements that are close to them. Choose colors that represent them and not because it is nice.

This year I even so a boutonniere that was not a flower but a checkered heart. Thinking outside of the box even on something small as a boutonniere is what makes it personal.