I always get overexcited about proposal shoots. The level of responsibility is so so high - every emotion, every movement is candid, important, unrepeatable...I get nervous, then happy, then I cry, then I feel blessed. All in all, a hurricane of emotions. Shared with them.
Anthony popped the question on a warm sunny evening in May. Of course, it was a complete surprise!I was there to witness and capture their special moment. Then we walked, laughed, danced and celebrated... One of my favorite shoots for Flytographer.
I love proposals. There is something very special in witnessing those bright and emotional moments of two people celebrating their love and deciding to spend many years together.
I'm sharing one of my recent shoots, when I was hiding behind the tree at the beginning, trying to capture every smile and tear of joy. After the proposal I could reveal myself and we had a lovely walk around Amsterdam.
Mary and Florian. Their love story is very special, very unusual and very inspiring. As well as their sailing story. Buying an old yacht in The Netherlands, transforming it into a cozy shelter, learning to sail and falling in love with the sea...and eventually spending a long summer on the boat! This short photo session was a celebration of their love, youth and a shared passion.
I was ready to proclaim December a "proposal month' when my favourite Flytographer consierge team sent me an inquiry from Ryan. He was coming to Amsterdam with the girlfriend to celebrate his birthday in one of their favourite European cities. He's been preparing the proposal moment for almost a year, aiming for Amsterdam and his birthday, to make the moment even more special.
We spent a few weeks chatting on whatsapp and choosing the perfect spot for that special moment. Ryan made me emotional a few times by sending "their" song or telling me about a beautiful phrase "To the ends of the earth" engraved on the ring box...I was very committed to make the proposal shoot as beautiful as possible!
Of course we hoped for a sunny weather, but Amsterdam is so unpredictable. Ryan was very easy about everything, as nothing could stop him from enjoying such an important moment. I think that a misty and grey city was a nice background for the shoot, isn't it?
This lovely family shoot was a beautiful present for a little Julian -what a good idea to capture his smiles and that tenderness between his parents, I hope he will cherish these photographs when he grows old.
A beautiful bride Anne contacted me a month before their honeymoon trip to Amsterdam. She wanted a very unconventional wedding shoot for only two of them, in this city full of surprises and bright locations. The dress was made by her grandmother, and it perfectly fit to the mood of the city. I still get amazed by how perfect Amsterdam matched to the mood and character of this outstanding couple!
We spent the whole day wandering around busy streets, parks and the dunes.
Love story all around Amsterdam
Their love story enchanted me from the very first time I heard it. It's a story about something very true and genuine, very big and inspiring. Real love that conquered the distance and cultural differences.
Natasha contacted me a few months before their wedding, we met in Amsterdam and it was love at first sight. I literally couldn't wait till their wedding day, but in themeantime we've met twice to capture some relaxed moments of their love-story in the city that as become her hometown.