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Amsterdam Family: Peter Kanika + Bo

So glad to share more images of the Amsterdam Family session I had a little over a week ago with Peter, Kanika and Bo. With so many great images it is always hard to choose but with a smiling, giggling, charming little Bo it was even harder. He is a natural talent in front of the camera and so playful. Playing ball, building towers and solving puzzles you can say he has energy of a horse. No wonder he was thirsty after the session. 

Thank you Peter, Kanika and Bo for a great and playful afternoon.



Expecting more: René + Mireille

Category: Photography | Portrait

Today an overview of the maternity session of René, Mireille and Dominique. When we set a date for the shoot it was high summer and no way had we expected the weather would change so drastically. But still we managed to capture so really sweet images together with little Dominique. A little camera shy at first but when the ice broke she turned out to be a real talent.

Here the result of this session.

Toe see more of this session click here for the slideshow



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.



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!



Sappemeer Wedding: Lieneke + Patrick

He was a little tense he had to admit when he stood there waiting in front of the door waiting for her to open it. What would she look like? And would she like his beautiful suit? All expectations were exceeded when they first saw each other. It was so nice to see the looks of admiration when Patrick looked at his bride. That look showed how lucky he considered himself to be able to marry such a beautiful woman. En that feeling was mutual because Lieneke couldn't hide the look of admiration and happiness that she was about to call this handsome man her husband.

All of their family and friends shared in their happiness and did everything in their power to make this day as unforgettable as possible. En wat a champions they were. At lot of couples would not have stayed outside during family portrets with little raindrops falling down but not Lieneke and Patrick. A little rain wouldn't hurt them and it showed in the result of all the images.

Lieneke and Patrick. You are a special couple and I am so honored that I was allowed to capture your wedding day. Wishing you lot's of love and happiness !

 

Want to see more of this wedding click here for the slideshow

Weddingshoes: Pink

Jewelery: Zinzi

Suit: Hugo Boss

Photo location: Hortus Haren

Wedding location: Borgje Welgelegen