Engagement shoot

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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.

engagement shoot in the center of haarlem

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,-!)

Trouwfotograaf Bart Rondeel

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.

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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

Location

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.

engagement shoot near a café in leiden

What does an engagement shoot cost?

€250,- discount!

If you also book me as the photographer for your wedding, you will receive a €250,- 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,-)

Normal price:
€445,-

If you also book me for the wedding:
€195,-

Contact me!

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References

Experiences of other wedding couples

wedding couple walking fotoshoot
Kim & Jurgen

"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"

close up wedding couple portrait
Jimmy & Imara

"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."

rhederoord wedding couple portrait
Claudia & Jan

"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!"

wedding couple arriving at wedding ceremony
Nadine & Bart

"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."

first dance of wedding couple at wedding party
Linda & William

"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!"

wedding couple on the countryside photoshoot
Laura & Martijn

"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."

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Contact

Interested in an engagement shoot? Contact me by filling in the form below!

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Personal approach
The choice for your photographer is a very personal one. In addition to the photographic style, the character and values ​​of the photographer are one of the most important criteria for making your choice. When I hire someone, I like a personal approach where communication and quality is of a high standard. It is for that reason that I also apply this method as a photographer myself.
Wedding photographer Bart Rondeel
Photo: Roxy Sun
Before the wedding

You can expect this approach from me straight away. Call me, app me or e-mail me and you can always expect a response. I can often be found on the mat, the mountain bike and photographing at other weddings, so sometimes I won't be able to respond straight away, but I will get back to you as soon as I can.

So a personal approach is very important to me and that is why I also would like to get to know you as a couple. During our introduction meeting, it is therefore mainly about you guys. I want to know everything about you, because the more I know, the better I can capture the wedding day for you.
Have a look at the photo below. I knew that the bride had a special bond with her grandfather so I was constantly looking for the right time to capture that bond. This has become one of the most important photos for this bride.

Bride dancing with grandpa

Of course, we will also talk about the planning and how photography, and especially the portraits, can best be fitted into the schedule of your busy wedding day. I have all sorts of practical tips which you can use for your wedding. I would simply like to hear everything about the wedding day so together we can also make the photos to a great success.

You'll also get access to the online portal. Everything about our collaboration ends up in this online environment. During our introduction meeting, I can explain everything about the online portal.

In addition, you can always contact me during the preparations for questions or tips. Changes to the schedule can be communicated through the portal, I will see any changes you make instantly.
Shortly before the wedding we will schedule a call to go through all the details for the last time to make sure that I am aware of everything that will happen during your wedding day. And then the time has finally come!

Wedding balloon detail
During the wedding

Finally! After such a long time the special day has is finally there. You will be able to enjoy this day undisturbed. Me and everybody else who is involved in the organization of the wedding will make sure of that. It is for that reason that I always maintain close contact with the ceremony master and other people involved in the wedding to keep the organization as tight as possible.

Wedding photographer during ceremony
Photo: Eliza Dernovska

At the wedding, I am invisible when needed but present when necessary. For example, I will often work more in the background during the ceremony, but when taking a group shot of all the guests I will make sure everybody is visible and direct them accordingly. During the party, I will be partying with you on the dance floor. I can get much closer and people open up much more when I am part of the crowd, resulting in the best possible party photos.
Not in the mood for uncomfortable poses during the portrait shoot? Fortunately, me neither!
Think of this shoot as a nice walk in the park which I will capture in the most beautiful way. I will of course 'direct' you here and there to get the most best results, but I like movement in my photos, so I would encourage you to do whatever you feel like. Go crazy, laugh, have fun with each other and be yourself, that's how we will make sure these photos will become little pieces of art.
I will enjoy the wedding like any other guest that day. I love weddings because of their great atmosphere and happy people. I genuinely have a great time at your wedding.

After the wedding

The wedding is over, but for me, the work now really starts. After making the necessary backups, it is now up to me to ensure that all those photos are carefully selected and professionally retouched. I shoot thousands of photos in one day and not one of them will go unnoticed. I only select the very best and make sure that they ultimately come into their own in the retouching process by transforming them into my unique style.

I understand that you really can't wait to see the first photos and that's why I always make sure that a preview is ready for you in the online gallery within a week. That way the memories are still clear in your mind and you will experience all the moments again when you view the photos.
Because I pay a lot of attention to selecting and retouching, I need about 4 to 6 weeks to finally deliver all the photos to you via the online gallery. You can share the gallery with all friends and family, but you can also already start making the selection of favourites for your wedding album. When your favourites are submitted, I will design the album and finally upload the design to you again via the portal for approval. You can browse through the pages in your own time and let me know where you would like to see changes before the design is finally sent to the factory. Also, let me know which photo you would like as a print on your wall.

The delivery of the album will take a few weeks and after handing over the album and the print our collaboration will sadly be over. I would appreciate it very much if you would like to leave me some online reviews. Growth is hugely important to me and the best way to find out how my work and approach has been experienced is to ask my clients!

modern tools
Nowadays the internet is indispensable in our daily lives. Everyone owns a smartphone and is online nowadays. This is why I use the most modern tools to provide an experience for you as a wedding couple where convenience, clarity and style are paramount.
Wedding photographer Bart Rondeel
Photo: Roxy Sun
the online portal

All the couples who book me as their wedding photographer receive a complete package. This includes access to the online portal. Not only is this a very cool and handy tool for you, but it's also software that I use on a daily bases and makes sure that all my services and communication run smoothly. In addition, the portal also includes an online gallery that is easy to share with friends and family and can be used to download the high res images, so you can store them yourself. Wonder what your album will look like? The design proofing function will help you to see the design and approve it online.

The gallery

An online environment where all your photos can be seen and can be shared with all friends and family after the wedding. In short, that's the gallery.
USB sticks are already old fashion these days. Technical developments are going forward so fast that the newest laptops no longer have a USB input anyway. Everything is connected to the internet and that is why the online gallery is so enormously valuable.
It is fast, simple, looks nice and very important nowadays, it works flawlessly on all devices. Details such as security and accessibility have also been thought through and photos can even be organised into different categories. Have a look below.

Trouwfotografie galerij voorbeeld

You get exclusive digital rights to be the only one to be able to download the files in high resolution and of course without my company logo. Also, you can decide which photos can be seen by friends and family. You may find some photos a bit too personal and you don't necessarily want to share them, you can easily hide these photos from others who visit the gallery.
The gallery also contains useful functions to select your favourites. This feature is most often used to pick your photos for the wedding album.

Are you interested in ordering prints? Then I can even create a prints gallery for you in which you can easily see what the photo looks like on the wall.

Bruidsfotografie print voorbeeld
Album design

After I have received your favourite photos selection through the gallery, I will start designing the album. The layout depends on the size of the album you choose. Photos really do come into their own when they are printed in large format, so I don't recommend selecting too many photos, it will look messy very quickly.

As soon as I have finished the first design you can review it via the portal in the design proofing section. You can browse through the pages and even make notations where you would like to see adjustments. After the requested adjustments, you can approve the design and it will be sent to the producer. Below is an example of a large album 35x35 cm in which the wedding couple asks to make the text slightly smaller.

Album Design proofing voorbeeld
communication tools

In addition to these parts of the portal, some formalities have also been considered. There is a page that shows all different album types and materials, there are forms to share some contact details with me (for example the ceremony master or contact details of the wedding venue) and there is a very useful form in which you can fill in the planning for the wedding day so there is never a misunderstanding about the schedule. Even the invoices can be viewed and downloaded.
And the best part, it's all online and available whenever you want!