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Kevin and Meity got married in a small, intimate setting, surrounded by only their closest family and friends. The wedding took place in Alkmaar, such a beautiful old city with a lot of authentic streets and corners… I just loved to walk around there and soak up a bit of the local vibe. I’m always happy when I get to photograph small gatherings; it means that there is enough time to spend with the people and connect with them on an important day like this one. It makes for a really relaxed vibe and you can feel that in the photographs too!

It was a pleasure for me to hang around these Kevin and Meity and take their wedding photographs in their home town. They considered the photo shoot as an important part of their wedding, so they could really spend some quality time together and enjoy each other’s company on their big day. I consider it a nice challenge to put as much variety in my (wedding) photographs as I can, and Kevin and Meity completely went with whatever I suggested without hesitation. Because of all the trust they put in me it was super lovely to work with these two, and I can’t thank them enough for that! I loved to be your wedding photographer guys, I wish that you’ll keep having this much fun together forever! :)

 

I could start this blogpost super casual, as it would be absolutely normal to travel to Australia to photograph a wedding – just another day at the office, yaaawnnn! – and nag about the jet lag and the weight of my photography trolley and oh, these awful tropical temperatures! ;-) But heck: ever since Renske and Craig asked me to fly to the other end of the world for their wedding, I felt like a wedding photography rockstar and I won’t deny it :D

I had never been to Australia, but I expected it to be a lot of fun and it was even better than that, I didn’t know so much cool stuff could fit into 5 weeks! The wedding was in Melbourne so I spent a few days there with Renske, Craig and their families & friends, and I used the opportunity to visit my friend Alice in Sydney. On the way back home I made quite an indulging ‘stopover’ of 2,5 weeks in Bali for a beach holiday together with Alice and my other awesome friend Emmily, and for a 1-week silent retreat in the middle of the rice fields, all by myself. Such a crazy adventure! I am forever thankful to Craig and Renske for initiating all this awesomeness :)

The wedding day of Craig and Renske was at Gully Gum farm, a lovely, rustic wedding venue on the hills, surrounded by (AMAZING) eucalyptus trees, and there even was a kiwi tree in the garden! I had never even realized how kiwis grew – love it when I leave a wedding with more botanical knowledge :) From the girls getting ready until the end of the party, everything was at the same venue, which made for a super relaxed atmosphere. And the later it got, the crazier stuff became, just the way I love it >:-) The party was so much fun and I also enjoyed the hilarious afterparty, when one of the bridesmaids gave my tired body a massage by walking around on my back… I thought I would die from laughing! I may have to write a behind the scenes blog post with picture proof one day, but first things first: here’s the stunning wedding of Renske and Craig in Australia!

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First we shot some photographs in Amsterdam, to get a bit of the city atmosphere. Then we headed off to the Waterleidingduinen, a large area near Haarlem, with beautiful nature and light to die for. The views were breathtaking, and we couldn’t even count the numer of deer that hopped around. Just awesome. We’ve walked around until the sun set, and even after that we kept shooting. I’ve really pushed myself on the last shots, when it was nearly pitch black, and I loved how this experiment turned out.

Joshua and Marisol, you were great company, and an inspiration to me. Thanks guys for your trust and you enthusiasm! Loved it!!

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When you find yourself happy to travel for 8 hours to photograph a wedding between Berlin and the Polish border, you know it’s going to be a legendary one! I had looked forward so much to this wedding and well… You can see for yourself how it turned out ;-)

Johannes and Soraa live in Berlin, and brought all their loved ones together for 1 awesome wedding weekend at Haus Tornow am See. The venue is located by a lake and it’s completely overgrown with ivy – so pretty!

Johannes and Soraa wanted their wedding to be a fun, relaxed day, with enough time for the guests just to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. They could go for a walk in the woods, sit by the water, take a tour with the rowing boat, or just change their wedding outfits for their bathings suits and have a refreshing dive in the lake. Amen!

I love it when a wedding is set up to be stress-free. I love it when people feel so comfy that they just take out their book and read, or take a nap, or drink champagne straight from the bottle. I just completely, totally loved this.

Also awesome: Soraa’s mother is a goldsmith, and she is the one who designed and handmade the (stunning) wedding rings. And the day was filled with music; since Johannes is a music & sports teacher, he has gathered some seriously talented people around him, and they all contributed by singing or playing music and it gave such a personal, relaxed feel to the day. Not to mention the performances that Johannes gave away himself!

Thanks Johannes and Soraa for your complete trust. I loved how you were super enthusiastic, shiny and happy :) Thanks for taking such good care of me and thank so much that I could be this close to you on your wedding weekend. I wish you looooooots of love and an awesome future together ♥

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If you’re still there, good for you! :) Because this shoot is one that makes my heart beat a little bit faster. I swear I loved every bit of it. So many awesome different backdrops in 1 shoot make me go wild :) But even more important was the company! Coen and Juliënne are super lovely together and so much fun, they were absolutely in for anything I asked them even if they didn’t know what I was doing, they went with me blindly when I asked them silly questions or stand in uncomfy places, and oh… Did I mention they are über good looking too? :)

I also totally loved the adventure part of this evening. Whereas I usually do loveshoots in Amsterdam (and dig that!), we decided to do the first half of this photo shoot in Amersfoort, and the second half in the breathtaking Soesterduinen nearby. Oh boy, it was so beautiful! I kept saying how stunning it was, and the light, and the trees, and the sand, and the smell of the forest… It must have been pretty tiresome to keep hearing all those Aaaahs and Ooooohs continuously emerging from the mouth of yours truly :) Seriously, it felt like a sweet little road trip with friends and then I got to take pictures of all that!! Yaayyy!!! (Did I say I am super excited about this shoot? In case you missed it – I am super excited about this shoot!)

Enough talking for now, go sit back and have a look :) And don’t hesitate to drop me a line in the comments, to let me know what you think about it! Enjoy!!

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  • Renske Bloom12.06.2015 - 16:14

    O wow, superdupercute en mooi!ReplyCancel

  • Nadine12.06.2015 - 23:30

    So beautiful and creative! You rock!!ReplyCancel

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