Loveshoot in Zaanse Schans and Volendam: Ann & Ray

This is the first part of a three-part blog series featuring Ann and Ray, an engaged couple from Hong Kong. I thought these guys deserved three blog posts, not only because we had shoots at four different locations, but also because three of those shoots we had in the scorching sun on what seemed to be the hottest day in the Netherlands this summer and the guys suffered from jet lag BUT they still managed to rock the socks off! Thank you guys for being amazing! And big thanks to Anouk for doing Ann’s make-up and hair.

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Amsterdam Loveshoot: Stefan & Tamara

Stefan and Tamara came to Amsterdam from Austria for a few days back in July. They thought it would be a great idea to have a loveshoot in this beautiful city. We started our two-hour shoot in Vondelpark and managed to walk all the way to Brouwersgracht, which is one of my favourite places to shoot in Amsterdam.

To my amazement Stefan and Tamara were very comfortable in front of the camera (it wasn’t the first time they did a shoot together) which resulted in some emotional images, especially at the end of the shoot.

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Amsterdam Engagement Shoot: Lindsay & Brent

Lindsay and Brent are from the US, but at the moment live and work in Amsterdam. They work for GitHub and along with the classic Amsterdam shots they wanted to have a few with the Octocat, the trademark mascot of GitHub, so they brought the little cute thing to their engagement shoot. Kudos if you spot it in one more photo in this series (a less obvious one).

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After Wedding Shoot in Giethoorn: Patry & Ivan

Giethoorn, also know as the Venice of the North or the Dutch Venice, is a beautiful and peaceful village in Overijssel province that has over 180 bridges and is only accessible by boat. And this summer I got to shoot not one, but two wedding shoots there. The first one is of Patry and Ivan, a couple from Spain, who were fascinated with this village and set their minds on having their wedding shoot there. We first rented a boat from MS van den Heuvel and then just walked around the paths and over the numerous bridges taking photos whenever we liked.

Special thanks to Marina Mazurok for make-up and hair and to Bloemenweelde for the beautiful bouquet.

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Amsterdam Engagement Shoot: Maria & Eric

I’m writing this from the comfort of my childhood home and through the open window I can hear the wind rustling through the trees outside, the sound of an electric saw, neighbours’ chickens bawking and our dog holding a barking contest with the neighbours’ dog.

I have been lazy last month and only updated my blog once. In order to catch up I will be posting three posts this month instead of the usual two.

Meet Maria and Eric, an engaged couple from Chicago on their first trip to Amsterdam. We scheduled the shoot late in the evening back in July and it was the first time in months that I got to use my new lens to get what I bought it for – that lens flare.

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