Filed under: Wedding
Wedding Season kicked into overdrive !
… and I’m a running a bit *kuch* behind on the post processing part of things, partly because I’m still trying to optimize my workflow and I’m trying to find a good balance between photography related work and life away from a camera or computer. Therefore me and Wenti decided we could do with a little roadtrip to France, we packed our car with a mini fridge, strolled the market in the mornings and went for picknick in the afternoon. In the late afternoon we started looking for a place to stay and the outcome of that chambre d’hôte hunt turned out very very nice.
But we are back now, batteries charged for the wedding season, August & September are looking to be a rather busy period and to kick some life back into this blog I have something special for Griet & Fré today.
We were actually setting up for a larger group shot with the bridesmaids and groomsmen when Fré took matter into his own hands.
I kinda feel bad about this shot knowing that he had a back-surgery planned for after the wedding. But I looove the outcome, it has this hollywood, casablanca kind of feeling. (Although the pose might have been a bit daring back in 1942…)
And I just love it when the wedding party is all dressed to match and come up with ideas by themself, it makes my job just that much more fun!
Griet & Fré (and the rest of the über friendly family, friends, bridesmaids, groomsmen & master of ceremony) , thanks for a fun day and there is more where this came from!
Filed under: Baby & Child Photography, Product photography, Strobist | Tags: baby, children, clothing, hat, muts, mutske, mutskes, Strobist, wentiti
It seems that @wenti found her creative outlet and to celebrate the unveiling of her new product line I got to turn the house upside down for some funky looking product shots. But of course it’s the mutskes that steal the show.
May I present to you : “pinnemuts”, “bloem”, “pompon” & “bij”.
More pictures & hats will be added to her flickr page. The facebook fan page is in the works! :)
The trick was to find a way to mount the hats, since we don’t have babies in different age groups freely available we turned to balloons instead. At first the balloons were held upright by putting a magnet inside the balloon and one underneath a glossy piece of paper, but 999 balloon bursts and 2 very scared kittens later we went for a different approach: suspend the hats from a crossbar with a nylon thread. (this involves a clever mix of sewing, taping & cursing)
580EX at 1/16 through softbox camera left.
White cardboard (box) for bounce/fill shadow camera right.
FL40 with colored gels underneath shiny surface table aimed at white wall.
Camera on tripod ISO100, 1/200, F4
Filed under: Engagement & Wedding Photography, eSession | Tags: belgië, couple, esession, fotograaf, gent, oost-vlaanderen, oudenaarde, reportage, romance, trouwfotografie, verlovingshoot
Time to release some more awesomeness of Sofie & Maarten. To give you an idea how committed they were: for the last picture I asked them to stand in a mini greenhouse when the temperature outside was a whooping 32°, just so I could get a picture of the tomatoes! Respect!
Sofie & Maarten, thanks again and I’m really looking forward to be shooting your wedding. May the weather gods be with us!
Filed under: Engagement & Wedding Photography, eSession | Tags: couple, engagement, esession, field, love, photography, reportage, romance, trouwfotografie, verloving, wedding, wheat, wheatfields
You always have to go into the field with an idea. Hopefully, a good idea. But a good idea becomes a bad idea when you don’t see anything else. So turn around. Look around.
Joe Mcnally, The Moment It Clicks
I had my idea, I only needed to find the field.
Due to Belgian weather the date for Sofie & Maarten’s eSession had been set, reset , set , reset and set again. But ever since we first discussed possible locations, those Flemish hills in Oudenaarde have captured my imagination, I wanted a hillside with the perfect wheat field, and I was going to put my couple smack in the middle of it.
From back in the days where I actually managed to get up early in the morning to ride a TT I remembered
riding walking up the Koppenberg and enjoying catching my breath while looking staring (the exhausted look) at the beautiful landscape.
So last week, with the sun out in full force, we drove around 4×4 style (the only way to get up that hill) (thx @Nico) with direction koppenberg to find the perfect spot.
A big big thank you to Sofie & Maarten for being such a good sport and going along with my nutty plans. It’s couples like you
who spark my creativity and make me love what I do.