The wedding of Josephine and Mark started in Baarn at the house of her parents. A slow morning with coffee, chatting with friends and family before the final preparations started. Getting the hair and make-up done - of course - but also some last minute decorations, since Mark would arrive soon to see his Josephine.
I truly believe that slow mornings like this are so valuable when getting married. Your whole day will pass by very fast - believe me - so making sure you create relax moments to step back for a minute and truly enjoy with your loved ones is so so important. Everyone wants to talk to you and things tend to move fast on wedding days. This is definitely where your photographer comes into play. He or she creates your story so you can revisit these fast moving moments whenever you want. Not just the kiss, the rings or something common that comes to mind when thinking of weddings, but more so these slow moments that every wedding holds. Your dad reading the newspaper with a coffee and laughing when your mom starts shouting that he REALLY needs to start getting dressed. The small moments. The things that make life amazing. It's my job to see those moments and capture them in the most profound and artistic manner I can for you to relive them.
Back to this beautiful day of Josephine and Mark.
From Baarn we moved to Amsterdam for a ceremony at the Keizersgracht Kerk. After this we went by boat to the Vondelpark where we had some drinks at "Vondelpark 3". A great place in the center of Amsterdam. I actually worked at this place about 12 years ago. It had a different name back then, but I met my girlfriend there. Now, 12 years later, we are still together, living in our home in Haarlem together with our two beautiful daughters. I think Josephine and Mark picked the right spot if they are in it for the long run ;-)
After some drinks, we went to "Rijk van de Keizer" for dinner and - of course - some moves on the dancefloor. A great band made sure nobody could resist moving their arms and legs to the rhythmic tunes!
I truly had an amazing day and was really happy to capture it for Josephine and Mark. They were so relaxed and made sure I had true access in capturing them. All real, all love.
Josephine and Mark, thank you so much! This is for you. Enjoy and big bug from me!