Love Shoot

It was love at first sight...

It was love at first sight...

"It was love at first sight" is how they described it when I asked how they first met.

Ferry and Lieke are such a beautiful couple and when you meet them, you will not believe that they have already been together for 12 years. They tell me that they are just as in love as they were when they first met, the only difference between now and then is that they know each other better now :)

I'm so excited about their wedding and I couldn't wait to share their story. 

Friends, boat trips and 'going for coffee' is how it all started...

Friends, boat trips and 'going for coffee' is how it all started...

I recently photographed Ruurd & Corina in the beautiful and historic Groningen for their Engagement Session. This soon-to-be wedded couple will be getting married on the 25th of September this year in Dokkum and their Wedding Reception will take place at De Riethoven which is near Leeuwarden.

I'm so excited to be photographing their wedding and especially because Ruurd (who is in the military) will be involving his uniformed colleagues and Corina (who is a teacher) will be involving her school children in the celebrations. 

'Highschool sweethearts'..... exist! :)

'Highschool sweethearts'..... exist! :)

When you meet others whose lives are filled with love, it's only natural that it affects you in a positive way. Meeting couples like René and Marije, are one of the reasons why I love my choice of career :)

René and Marije met at school and started dating when they were only 16, the date, to be exact, was 19 June 2005. They will be married this year, on the 10 year anniversary of the day they started dating (how wonderful...).  

Erns & Aninke - Mangwa Valley Game Lodge, South Africa

Erns & Aninke - Mangwa Valley Game Lodge, South Africa

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of shooting the Engagement Session for Erns & Aninke at their Wedding Venue, Mangwa Valley Game Lodge, in South Africa. I had a bit of a debate with myself whether this post was going to be in Afrikaans or in English… but it was such a beautiful story that I decided to write in English so that more of my friends could understand.

Mangwa Valley Game Lodge & Spa is situated in the heart of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve and is the perfect location for a real South African celebration. The location had such a peaceful ambiance that I was sad to leave. I cannot wait to see what the sunset will look like during their wedding this coming October as the views from the venue over the surrounding area... was truly spectacular. The venue is only a small reason why I'm so excited about shooting this wedding. Erns and Aninke has a way of...