Amsterdam Engagement Photographer: Rati & Simon

Exactly one year ago today I met these two techies for an engagement shoot in Amsterdam. Before the shoot Rati told me that she and Simon both liked coffee and taking walks together. On a typical weekend they like grabbing a coffee and buying a bouquet of flowers for the week. So we thought it would be great to incorporate those things into our shoot. And that’s exactly what we did. We started the session in Vondelpark and then set off to wander the streets of the Canal District where Rati and Simon like to take walks in the evening. I think those personal touches that the guys brought with them made the whole experience more comfortable for them and it definitely made their personalities shine through in the photos.

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Amsterdam Maternity Shoot: Shijia & Kelvin (& baby bump)

When Shijia and Kelvin received their photos, this is what they wrote back:

“Seeing Vera’s pictures of us reminded us of the beauty in simplicity, we don’t need the most iconic landscape or the perfect suit and dresses but a photographer who can capture our true emotions just by being ourselves. Seeing our few pictures, beat the many selfies taken and the short photo shoot make our trip more memorable as there is depth in pictures that will make us smile every time we see them, allowing us to fall in love with each other over and over again.”

These kind words express exactly what I strive this experience to be about –  capturing that genuine connection. And fun. You must have fun.

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Surprise Proposal in Amsterdam: Kevin & Ashleigh

Me and Kevin came up with the most elaborate plan for a surprise proposal that almost fell through. It was a bit of a nail-biting experience for me, but it worked out perfectly in the end.

It was a great pleasure to witness this beautiful moment full of overwhelming emotions. Thank you Kevin and Ash for letting me be a part of it!

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