Celebrate your engagement with a photo shoot!
You are engaged, awesome! The planning your wedding can begin and of course busy times are coming. Choices will have to be made for a beautiful wedding location, the wedding photographer, the ceremony speaker, the wedding dress and many other important things that will make your wedding unique and one of a kind.
But do you ever contemplate on the fact that you are engaged? After all, this is also a huge step! Many wedding couples sometimes forget to celebrate their engagement and immediately dive into planning of the wedding. But an ideal way to also celebrate this milestone is to book an engagement shoot. A relaxed photo shoot where the focus is only on the two of you and where we take our time to create an amazing series of photos that show the unique connection between each other.
What is an engagement shoot?
An engagement shoot is a short photo shoot where we focus only on the two of you. We take a walk together at a beautiful location and capture a series of amazing photos. I'm all about a relaxed atmosphere, I want you to be yourself and enjoy your time together. By working this way, the photos will turn out naturally and in combination with my creativity will become tiny pieces of art.
I love movement in my shot! Act crazy, enjoy, and as far as I am concerned, do a little dance or take a short sprint together. We are going to have a lot of fun which will be reflected in the engagement photos which I will finally deliver in an online galery.
Oh and included for free in this engagement shoot, is a beautiful album! (Worth €150,-!)
This is me
In short, I am a creative person who loves life, my family / friends and my cat, Snow. I love sports and can regularly be found on the mat for some Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or in the dunes and even the Alps to race off the most beautiful trails with my mountain bike. I travel a lot and also like to photograph in my spare time. Also, I spend a lot of time with my wife Roxy and I am a bit of a geek, who, in addition to playing video games and reading books, also loves the technical side of photography.
I have always had a creative side and that was expressed during my teens by playing the drums. It was the love of drums and music in general that made me decide to study sound engineering when I finished high school. During this study, I met my wife Roxy. She was the one who started her fashion blog after a few years of dating and stuffed a camera in my hands to take pictures for her. A photographer was born.
An explanation of an engagement shoot
Most people are not experienced with the how engagement shoots work, so here I will explain it in short. You both are not professional photography models, but fortunately as a wedding photographer I know how to create a fun and relaxing atmosphere so you guys will be at ease and look great in every photo!
We will pay close attention to 3 poot:
- The location
- The light and weather
- The most important: You guys!
Read more below about why these points are important for the engagement shoot
A beautiful location is very important, but even better if the location has some personal meaning to you both. Maybe your home city will be suitable, or the café where you first met, or maybe a big national big with lots of nature is something that means a lot to you?
The Corona crisis sucks, but gives a small benefit; and that's that big cities that are normally very busy are now the perfect place for a photo shoot. So if you prefer places like Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Delft, Haarlem or Leiden, then this is your chance!
Light and weather
Daarnaast speelt het licht en de weersomstandigheden natuurlijk ook een rol. Hoewel we redelijk creatief kunnen zijn met een goede plensbui, is het misschien beter om extreem slecht weer in eerst instantie te mijden.
Light and weather conditions also play a role. While we can be quite creative with a proper shower and hurricane winds, it might be better to avoid extremely bad weather.
It is also good to take into account the natural light. Do you want that famous golden hour look? Then we will really have to plan the shoot towards the end of the day.
The most important: You guys!
Of course in the end it's all about the two of you! I will make sure that you feel comfortable in front of the camera and that we will capture al your engagement photos in a natural way. I also like movement in my shots, so feel free to jump, dance, run around and have fun!
Together we will capture spontaneous and non-posed photos. Think of it as a short walk in the park where you can enjoy each others company without a care in the world.
What does an engagement shoot cost?
If you also book me as the photographer for your wedding, you will receive a €100,- discount on the engagement shoot!
Have a look at whats included:
- 1.5 hour photography
- Location in NL
- 50 photos
- Online gallery
- Album (worth €150,-)
If you also book me for the wedding:
Experiences of other wedding couples
"We would like to recommend Bart as their wedding photographer to everyone! Bart was like a fly on the wall and it felt like he was one of the guests during the weddeing, so we did not even realize that pictures were taken! We had an unforgettable wedding and thanks to Bart we can relive it every day"
"After seeing his photos and our first meeting, we knew it straight away, Bart was gonna photograph our wedding! He has captured the wedding for us exactly as how we experienced the day. Bart is very clear in his communication and has made sure he took care of all our needs and wishes."
"The search for a photographer that suits us has brought us to Bart. He has an amazing style of photography, the journalistic way he captures moments is what we wanted for our wedding day. Bart is calm, almost invisible during the wedding and very flexible to make sure we have the best day ever!"
"Bart was our wedding photographer and we think he did an amazing job! The pictures he delivered are incredibly beautiful and creative and far exceeded our expectations."
"Great photographer to work with, a true artist with an eye for detail! Very happy that we ended up with Bart. If we would do it again, we would definitely choose him again!"
"Bart took fantastic photos of our wedding. He was present all day, but always discreet and in the background and never invasive, which allowed him to capture many beautiful moments."
Interested in an engagement shoot? Contact me by filling in the form below!