I wrote down a list with personal goals for this year. Shooting in Paris was one of them. Making it happen was a total dream come true. Photographing for four days with fabulous clients and doing a styled shoot with fantastic vendors was something I never dared to imagine. Here is part one of the Paris series. Read the full post
Lydia and Peter tied the knot at the end of September last years. It was one of those days where you are not sure if it is still summer or already autumn and the nature starts to turn their colors. It has been a beautiful day with a ceremony at the Lotharinger Kloster and the celebration at the Sudmühlenhof in Münster. When I first met Lydia and Peter we spent a whole evening drinking tea and chatting about photography and Münster. Being true lovers of the city of Münster they both drive by bike everywhere they go and even spend more than one hour in the train to get to work. Read the full post
There is a first time for everything. There are first times where you learn something, first times that make you nervous, first times that don’t make you want a second time, first times that make you want to think why it took you so long, first times that just surprise you but there is one thing you never forget – a first time. Read the full post
Sometimes you can wear your winter jacket on a cold April day and still feel a Mediterranean atmosphere. It was a chilly day last Saturday but the spring sun already warmed up the beautiful Orangerie Elswout in Overveen. When I first saw that location I was totally in love with it but spending the whole day here was definitely a treat. Bapke and Niels met 10 years ago at the gym. She took the first step by inviting him to join her during a sport class. They became soon a couple but Bapke had planned to spend the summer in Greece in the house of her parents, as she does every summer. This summer had been filled with old fashioned letters, SMS and sometimes a phone call and in the end Niels came over to Greece to join her for the last weeks in the Greek sun. Read the full post
Dinah booked me 1,5 years before their wedding with the words “I so want to book you for my wedding day. I was looking at your website even before he proposed and just waited for the proposal to contact you.”
How can I not be more than thrilled to photograph a wedding of a couple that is so enthusiastic about my work. They got married in September last year – it was not the most beautiful day of the year in fact it was even raining a little. But Dinah and Christoph couldn’t care less – they were getting married and that was everything that counted on their day. Read the full post
When you are planning your wedding you have to think about a million things. Though on your wedding day you just want to enjoy it without being busy organizing the last pieces.
The getting ready in the morning of your wedding day is the time of anticipation and excitement. Your mom and sister, maybe your friends will be with you to help you getting into your dress and being beautified by a make-up artist and hair dresser. I love this time of the day. The details are still waiting to be used and the atmosphere of excitement fills the room. And mum is teared up as her little girl is getting married. Often the wedding location is perfectly planned to get the most beautiful images during the ceremony, the portrait session and the dinner . But what about the morning ? When I arrive at a wedding location in the morning the room where the bride and her girls are getting ready is often filled with clothes and stuff and sometimes the light is very poor. It is never impossible to photograph in low light rooms but a cluttered background is hard to ignore on a picture. If you want to make sure you are having beautiful light and calm backgrounds on your getting ready images there are just a few tips to keep in mind. Read the full post
They met 10 years ago in the bank where he was working as a junior financial consultant. As destiny is waiting sometimes on those places where we don’t expect it Stefan got the appointment to advise Katharina about her financial assets and bank accounts. After an intense consultation about finances where he was sweating and working really hard with his boss standing all the time behind him to see how good he would consult the client she didn’t buy one products, she even terminated all agreements and bank accounts with their bank. This was for sure not the best start into a good relationship. Read the full post
Wedding themes or a colour for the day makes it easy for couples to determine all details and decoration. This wedding of Janneke and Bart in Utrecht had the wedding theme “A touch of pink”. If you know Janneke and Bart and their tiny house in Utrecht you would not be surprised about their choice. When you visit them in their tiny old house in Utrecht you are welcomed in a colourful surrounding with decoration and details everywhere. So pink was just the perfect choice for their wedding theme. When I arrived in the morning of their wedding two pairs of pink wedding high heels welcomed me together with endless pink details.
The last years as a wedding photographer I saw an interesting trend. Though only the marriages of my friends got me thinking about it. Less and less women change there names after they are married. Why is that ? Most of them said to me when I asked them “Oh I don’t see the need to change my name now but when we get children, then I will change my name.” When I look back at my parents and their families (my father having three sisters and my mother having three brothers and four sisters) everybody who is married changed their name. Even those who got married more than once changed their names several times. Is it just fashion to not change the name or is it a result of our generation and the emancipation ? Read the full post