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Winter wedding: Loes and Harry

This was such a special wedding! Both Loes and Harry are older than 65.  This was definitely my first wedding where there were no nerves anywhere. There was no time for a photoshoot but I managed to get them to pose near this gorgeous window (light!). More storytelling after te click!

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Leendert & Jeanine and also Wij Zijn Gestrand in Ermelo

Recently Wij Zijn Gestrand and I teamed up for the wedding of Jeanine and Leendert. All the way in Ermelo. Honestly I don’t know where that is cause my love drove me there :) But it was pretty, and the location was even prettier. Situated in the middle of a forrest with little lights and fireplaces and yay!

Enter Jeanine and Leendert! It’s kinda odd for me to only arrive at a wedding when it’s all ‘over’ and only the partying remains (‘only’ thsss big party hurrah!). So I instantly went into TAKE ALL THE PHOTOS mode and Leendert and Jeanine were just totally cool with that!

Look at this cool tent for example. Imagine a ton of trees, and another space for people to dance to Wij Zijn Gestrand (which you’ll see more of in following pics duh!).

There they are! See those wooden walls in the background? It was all like that. So pretty! I kinda want to live in that forest.

Anything I put here will be biased so: isn’the gorgeous :)

How COOL is this window sticker? Made from Jeanine and Leendert’s thumb prints. OH MAN I love this.

Meet Leendert! Who is curiously looking about..

Jeanine had a BIG surprise for Leendert. She announced ’cause you’re such a terrible dancer, we prepared something ourselves’. You understand from that sentence on I could only love this girl right?

Oh and also him, cause look at his exicted face!

HOW COOL. I know I’m saying how cool everywhere but come on. Look at this spectacular girl :)

AND look at this thank you from Leendert. Oh how cute how cute how cute!

Wij Zijn Gestrand had reheaersed a special song for the couple (I think it was Racoon?). And I got these not-quite-first-dance shots!

Are you not melting?

The venue was so nice. And the people working there were great. Getting us drinks and whatnot at exactly the right time and wow. Such a great atmosphere!

Ill end with my favorite picture. SO MUCH LOVE. Again I’m usually no longer around by the end of the party but now I was. And I’m so happy I got to make these photos. Again, ALL THE LOVE.

Thank you Jeanine and Leender for having me, and of course having Wij Zijn Gestrand. We all had a blast and are honored to have been a part of your amazing day.

<3

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

Wedding Janine Michael

Yaay I can finally blog about Janine and Michaels wedding! I got to shoot this wedding together with my father. As you might know we team up very often, which allows us the be at places where I just can’t be on my own. I couldn’t help myself and posted a GAZILLION photos which you can see right after the click :)

Janine and Michael contacted me via mail, and I’d never met them before the actual day. We had only met through skype! Which was very handy and fast since we both live on opposite sides of the country.

Their wedding day was so fun, and relaxed. And full of love! Enjoy the photos =)

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I love playing around with well. Everything I can get my hands on. MINT GREEN SHOES. Right? 1000 points. Click read more (if you haven’t already) for the rest of the photos!

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I loved Janine’s make-up! It was natural but with a touch of glam too!

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And her hair! Great idea =)

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The funny thing with weddings is that even though I’ve seen these photos LOTS of times, by the time I get to blog them I kindof relive the entire thing. And get all giddy again. I just love moments like these. Mom and sister helping out!

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She came in with a smile SO huge! It didn’t go away all day. I totally understand! Psyched!

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This could be a groom pic right? Isn’t he prince charming?

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No no not the groom! Dad of prince charming!

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This is what I mean! While I was with Janine my dad was with Michael, our groom :)

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And yes, men do real mean stuff!

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I love this! It’s even cooler cause I don’t get to see it until we’ve copied the photos at home!

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Father and son. Wow!

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It’s actually not broken at all ;)

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On his way to his wife to be!

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Trying to sneak a peek!

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He has a little bouquet and everything. Heart. Melting.

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I love this! ALL THE EXPRESSIONS!

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There she is!

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I didn’t feel paparazzi at all ;)

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Oh aren’t they cute? I so love my job! (hah I bet I’m going to repeat this often..)

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I have SO many cute car pics. It deserves it’s own blogpost really.

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Did we mention the big UK bus? No? While I was with Janine and Michael my dad was in THIS COOL BUS!

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How awesome?!

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So Janine and Michael arrived at kasteel Warmelo (gorgeous!) and we had some time for their photos!

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I don’t like giving too much ‘commands’. I didn’t have to either! We just went for a walk and out came these gorgeous and relaxed photos! (Did I mention LOVING photos?)

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A moment together before the ceremony.

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So far for the stickers ;)

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Here we go!

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Her father giving Janine away. This somehow always really gets to me!

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As the weather decided to be completely untrustworthy the ceremony took place inside. Which was totally great too =)

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I DO!

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This is so cool. During the I Do’s everyone is so silent. And when they kissed, BOOM!

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How can you not have love for this grandpa and grandma?

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By far the best shot of a signing EVER.

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I guess because I’m a daddy’s girl too, these kinda shots I just love them!

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This photo can go for most charming cake eating of the year =)

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I don’t usually do many group photos. The spontaneous group photos usually work much better. But this group was very well trained and it went great! (apart from prince charming running off hah, but no one seemed bummer by that ;)).

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BUBBLE TIME.

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That blog about the car, I maybe should do it ;)

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Awww the cuties were singing!

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WOW Janines brother made this!

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OH YEAH. What I meant about spontaneous.. This went as followed ‘GROUP PHOTO YEAH GO GO!’. Works out awesome :)

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Speeches! I think I love this the most maybe. So heartfelt and full of love.

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They had doppelgangers!

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And a very lovely first dance!

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And an awesome party! With no trouble getting people to dance!

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Ok so maybe prince charming was running a little low on energy ;)

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Doesn’t this look like a great and fun party? It really was! It was in Hoog Holten which I really want to visit again sometime without being busy with photographing a wedding (if you look caerfully you can spot Marike in some of these photos! Who got married in Holten as well! I loved running into her and catching up.

My dad and I were assisted during the day by Jasper, who did a kickass job. We were a superteam. Really. Can’t wait til the next one!

But for now: thank you so much Janine and Michael for trusting us and having us with you on this amazing day. Truly awesome and wonderful!

Nathalie & Roman

Yaaaaay! That very much summarizes this wedding for me :)

Yay on all fronts. It’s the first wedding I took photos at together with my amazing father! And also my amazing boyfriend was there as an assistent! Things went so well I don’t really want to go anywhere without either of them ever again. Which is very impractical but you catch my drift.

You might have seen a bit of a preview online already via facebook but it wasn’t until last monday we stopped by this lovely couples house with their photos.

The couple I’m talking about are Nathalie and Roman. They had a pretty clear view on their wedding day and what it should and shouldn’t be. Also they were very relaxed about this all! Which made for a great and fun day for everyone!

I’m going to post quite a few so prepare ;)

Don’t you love this location? It’s very urban and refreshing! All Nathalie & Roman =) And also aren’t they just a blast in front of the camera?

If you weren’t convinced yet ;) We all took the subway to the city hall and along the way were able to take some really cool and funny shots!

The amazing bride and groom were a joy to work with and their ceremony was amazing. All day long we felt very welcome and a part of their day. I’m still all bouncy when I look at these photos!

Keep an eye out cause I will be sending some in for a competition which I could use your support for!

PS I’m sorry I absolutely suck at consequent blogging. Maybe admitting this will help ;)

Jan-Jaap & Willeke

Aren’t these two gorgeous? I sure think they are!

Jan-Jaap and Willeke e-mailed me from their holiday in France (where JJ proposed!) to ask me if I would take photos for their wedding. OF COURSE I would! I was honored! The day ended up being completely relaxed and stress-free and tons of fun. Apart from Jan-Jaap and Willeke looking amazing they managed to find stunning locations, have lovely people and students as guests and serve them awesome food to top it off!

Somehow they also managed to have six kids behave brilliantly. Check out these cuties! And also their awesome footwear ;) The creativity this couple put into their day is very inspiring.

Thank you for having me at your wedding lovelies!