On the 9th of September I had the absolute pleasure to photograph Tabitha and Patrick’s wedding in The Netherlands. I was really honoured that they asked me to do their wedding photography. My fiance Nicole was second shooter so we could cover a lot of ground during the day.
So on the night of the 7th we set off for The Netherlands. We arrived completely knackered at my sisters house in Apeldoorn on the afternoon of the 8th. Quick bite to eat, check all the equipment, charging all batteries, cleaning lenses etc. and off to bed early because it would be an early start on the morning of the 9th.
Up at 06:30 Friday morning and getting ready for the wedding, 1,5 hour drive to Haarlem and straight into the preparations. I love doing the make up stage and seeing the transformation ‘from pyjama to wedding gown’ so to speak. All the tension and anticipation leading up to the ceremony is something I love to capture.
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a silent shutter mode that came with the latest firmware upgrade. People are not distracted anymore by the shutter click and act more naturally so I love this latest feature!
The wedding car was a Citroën DS, one of the most iconic cars ever made and one of my all time favourite cars, not overly important but worth mentioning in my humble opinion because this vehicle goes way beyond a normal car. It is a style icon that has not been surpassed in the 61 years that it has existed, I know, I digress, sorry…
After the pictures at the house we went to the venue where the rest of the day would unfold. A beautiful place, the Hartekamp in Heemstede. The sun was shining, the atmosphere was warm, the wedding couple and their children were a pleasure to work with. It was just a beautiful day and an absolute pleasure to be the photographer at this very special wedding!