Date Archives September 2013

Marieke & Luuk

This was quite a special wedding! As I didn’t know I was going to shoot it upon til 8 hours in advance. Poor Gerke had suffered a back injury and called me to fill in for her. As it was quite late the bride (lovely Marieke) had no idea yet.
To top it off I figured: ‘better be early’ and arrived before her master of ceremony could tell her about me coming. Color her surprised! Being the amazing woman she is she learned my name and anounced after 15 minutes: it’s ok! Megin is sweet too!

I WAS SO HAPPY she said that. I would have so understood if she would have been at least the slightest bit upset. But she wasn’t. BAM. This was the start of a lovely, warm and sunny day (in the middle of tons of rain so woo!).

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I arrived in a very prettily decorated house where there were tons of pretty things for me to photograph.

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Like this amazing tiara!

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Marieke’s mom did all the decorating. How amazing is she?

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And also this dress, right?

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And meet the misses! Marieke was so much fun to be around. This was wedding filled with laughter!

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Isn’t that cute? The L stands for Luuk, who is still on his way to Marieke.

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I love hand shots. In case you haven’t noticed in all my other posts ever.

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Isn’t she pretty?

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YES she is!

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OH and meet Luuk! Who arrived in an amazing car. Looking fab.

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With an awesome blue suit!

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Check out this weather. Really. Check. It. Out.

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Aww I love the first look. And how small she is and how tall and how cute they are and oooh!

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Yay flowers!

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This. This smile. Sets the tone for the day!

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Looking over his lady.

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Not only looked good I can tell you!

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And a special duo.

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Eh oh. Redressing the bride in the kitchen.

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No matter, everyone is still having a blast.

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The couple had special pens for everyone who was a witness.

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So in love!

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Oh and yes, badass car!

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How can you not have fun with this lady?

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Here comes her man.

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So yes, hands.

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Are we doing this?

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Hah yes ;)

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They needed no posing instructions ;)

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Nor cuteness instructions.

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We were looking for a tree. Gerke instructed me the night before there would be an amazing tree. But we all had no clue ..

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Again I love how petite she is!

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And yes hands :P

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A true gent.

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WE FOUND THE TREE. Luuk wasn’t paying attention though ;)

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Tree? What tree? I see Marieke ;)

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These guys had it all. Cool shades, cool everything.

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I love this.

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Did I mention Marieke is a teacher? Cause well, she is. And there were hundrdes of kids waiting for her and her hubby to be.

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MORE smiles!

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I was so overwhelmed by cuteness at this point. Seriously check out all the cute pink kids.

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There was a dance. Yes. It was spectacular.

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Also they were married by her students. Who needs a ceremony after this? (Sorry Mark look at this kid below. He got style!).

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He’s got this things!

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Bubbles! ;)

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Preparation!

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Cheers!

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There were some surprises for me during the day, since I only met the two of them well, on the day. This was one of them, Luuk is one hell of a sax player!

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Proud dad!

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Meet Mark. He made this an amazing ceremony. Really. Go visit his site (click).

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Oh and yes hands.

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A BLAST. Everyone was so well spoken and funny and heartfelt!

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Lots of love :)

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Let me help you with that ;)

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‘For my baby’

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NOW KISS! Wooo!

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‘Here you might need these’

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These two, GOT MOVES.

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How pretty is this table?

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Or this cake?

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Did I mention the moves? That they have?

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It was a blast. The whole day. And an honor for me to be accepted by Marieke and Luuk so easily. I’m very glad that THEY are happy with my photos and to be able to be a part of their day.

Also one hundred million thanks to the boyfriend. Usually I plan out my weddings to the dot. Parking space you name it. As I didn’t have time for that he came along and was the perfect wingman/dirve/assitant/everything. Thank you <3

Diary: week 36 in black & white

This I’ve been glued to my camera mostly. And sadly I can’t publish most of them until they’ve been released in the book they’re meant for (BUT THERES A BOOK SO YAY!). I tried to keep up with ym diary a bit but it’s really hard for me to combine with assignments. As I’m super focused on well, the assignment.

This monday I took photos for the Solex team (WHO WON YEAH) with our mayor. These are totally not them. These guys are part of a wedding I kinda ended up in and took some photos of.. If anyone knows them. I have a kickass throwing the bouquet shot..

This week was also world harbour days week (or just wereld haven dagen). I was at work there as well accompanied by the best boyfriend ever. Really. Carried my gear all day like the gent he is.

THIS lovely cutie pie was there as well as her daddy is a fireman too :) (you might have seen my dad if you were there, he was hosting the fire brigade demonstrations!).

I wasn’t home that much but when I was I tried to keep up with all the photoshopping AND not locking myself indoors. I got these bright pink (why was this black & white thing a good idea..?) ear phones cause I lost the old ones. The next day I obviously found the old ones back.

MILK AND JUICE. I’m trying the healthy stuff.

My camera did a weird (not the good kind of weird) auto focus thing which i couldn’t reproduce. Which is good. Flukes are ok. But I ended up with a gazillion photos of my fee and the table and the floor..

Rocking the bread.. Doesn’t mozzarella look icky in b&w? BUT rocking the bread.. Can’t eat porridge all my life.

Boyfriend <3

I’m not really sorry for all the shoe shots. I like our feet together. Happy feet.

Also I’m not sorry for all the pics of his hands. I love his hands :)

This week is fruit give away week.. apparently. I need to make a photo of a pineapple. So they gave me a TON (pretty ones btw, they are handpicked). If I need more they’ll bring more. Gotta love the CoolFresh guys! :)

Also I went on a job with my dad in Arnhem. Where they tried to give us TWO crates of apples. That’s 44 apples. We managed to only take one and not insult anyone.

FRUIT FOR LIFE.

I loved this week. Ill love it more when I can post the photos I made but still. It’s superbusy. That’s why I’m a bit late with this. And also it’s a bit short. I’m ok with it ;)

Week 35: Stage Europe Network & Hunkemoller

I’m still not settled on monday or sunday for this post but sunday seems to work too =)

I’ve had a very busy week photographing for Hunkemoller in two cities, and photographing for Stage Europe Network. Very different things ;)

I had to be in Leiden, Rotterdam, Delft and Wijnegem (Antwerpen). I’m seriously tired now hah. I’ ve had a ton of fun this week though!

I started in Leiden with the new styling of one of the Hunkemoller stores there. I’m not finished with all the photos yet so Ill make a seperate blog about that later. Leiden was very lovely though!

Tuesday I spent mostly in photoshop and final cut pro. I’ve realized I find it a lot harder to make photos for my diary when I’m already photographing for something or someone else. So Ill just mix it up :) This is metal band LesDynamic from Norway. They aren’t ‘metal metal’ they just make the music ;)

I love the little in between shots you always get with these kind of impromptu shoots.

Next up was Kjurr from Iceland. We used a local garage and they totally ran with it.

If you have any doubts. IT WAS HIGH. But I love the shot. So do they, so 10 points there =)

Thursday was more SEN time but this time in Roodkapje. They have the cutest ‘coin’ system there :)

The boyfriend picked me up from Roodkapje so we could make the Hunkemoller shoot the day after a ‘day’ in Antwerpen.

As there was a lot of traffic we decided to tour around..

I don’t think anyone had been there in well.. forever. It was great though. Very beautiful. Also psyched boyfriend cause of the offroading ;)

Since Belgium isn’t known for its vegetarian food (not outside Antwerpen anyway) we only had lunch there and decided on dinner in Breda. Which I love. Such a pretty city.

OH AND LOOK I have a new sweater. WHICH WAS A GIFT. From that blond guy on the photo hih. Love :)

And since I was working in a Hunkemoller I couldn’t help myself buying something there.. I ended up with these fluffy babies! (Yes you can wear them in a car, yes I’m aware it was 25 degrees on friday, yes I was still cold :P).

So on saturday it was Westerpop time! Where I took this no more than brilliant photo of Wolf in Loveland. Did you not know wolves eat churros?

After which they run around to burn the calories I guess ;)

HOLD my camera not take pictures of me while half in and out of the (new! yes the same! love it) sweater ;)

So German band Moving Houses ROCKED their shoot (keep in mind we have like 30 minutes to come up with a location and an idea)!

Icelandic band Vök (oh man I hope I’m spelling that right)! I AM SUCH A FAN.

French band A-Jam. They covered Blackstreet. NUFF SAID.

Polish band called Enchanted Hunters! They were so creative :)

Moving Houses got to close the SEN stage. WOW look at that audience :)

ALSO I ordered some clothes online way back. LOOK AT MY CHICKEN SHIRT. No. Really. LOOK AT IT. New fav shirt.

I also got these. Not even close to the chicken shirt I know.

Oh and I also got a new tote from the Moving Houses guys (actually Julia sneaked one to me mwahaha).

I had a superfun, but way too busy week. When I got home on thursday my left eye was like: ooh you need vision? NOPE. So I’m now trying to sleep as much as possible and drink even more juice and stuff. Vision is so handy.

I loved SEN. Again. And I loved Belgium. Way too short! Thank you so much boyfriend for all your help (I guess you never thought you’d be styling a lingerie store but you’ve got talent hih).

Love to you all :)