The morning of your wedding day. You feel nervous and excited.
Today is the day that you will wear your wedding dress and that you will promise him to be forever his. After getting your hair and make up done, you can’t wait to see the look on his face when he will see you all dressed up for the first time.

I think that the moment of the first look might be the most nerve wrecking and excited moment of your whole wedding day. So why not make something really special out of it? Some couples choose to see each other for the first time with all their friends and family around them, or at the ceremony. I think the moment of the first look is always beautiful, so in that sense, it doesn’t really matter how or where it takes place. But I do know that the first look moments where a couple is all alone, where they can kiss, cuddle, cry and laugh as much and as long as they like are more than just beautiful. I think it’s my favorite moment of the day to photograph. I love it because I don’t direct anything. I don’t come too close. I just let the couple be together. Sometimes it is very emotional, other times it is just fun and a lot of laughs and jokes. But the moment that you see each other for the first time on your wedding day IS a special moment and it is worth to think about how and where you would like it to take place.

Oh and yes, I would LOVE to capture it :)

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Oh I am so excited about this wedding! I truly loved every wedding I’ve shot this year, but this one was very special because it was my first Hindu wedding ceremony ever! Because of my background in Cultural Anthropology and the gorgeous (!) colours I always see on pictures of Hindu weddings, it was amazing to experience the ceremony and capture all the rituals. It was a very small ceremony, just around thirty people in a backyard, very intimate and relaxed. Perfect.

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  • Bas Koolstra - Wat leuk om te zien, ik fotografeerde hun burgerlijk huwelijk een paar dagen later. Echt heel mooi gedaan Hanneke :)ReplyCancel

  • Tariq Hassan - Wat een super mooie serie Hanneke! Hier zal het kersverse bruidspaar heeeeeel blij mee zijn! ReplyCancel

A few months ago I started another project together with my friend and allround stylist Anouk, named Petit Lou. Petit Lou is a kids fashion and lifestyle blog, created to spread inspiration. For this we shot an editorial in the woods of Lage Vuursche, with the beautiful models Liyanna and Julia. Make up and hair was done by Yvon Moll and the beautiful flowery hairpiece of Liyanna was created by V&V Bloemen en Wonen.

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Random bits & pieces of my life. Some summer images, a self portrait and Robert went to Scotland for a few days and took some beautiful pictures over there. Next year he will probably accompany me a bit more often at weddings as well, pretty cool!

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  • Alice Mahran - moooi lief!ReplyCancel

  • Ilze Haynes-van Hardeveld - Ooh zo mooi! Het witte paard is mijn favoriet :D
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Already more than a year ago I’ve shot some photos for the book of Marjolijn van der Velde about green smoothies. It was so much fun to do both some food photography and lifestyle photography! I am super happy with the result and pretty cool that the book was in the top 10 cooking books on bol.com for many months! Here are some photos from the book, and scroll down to see the final result. By the way, you can buy the book here :)

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And some photos of the final result:

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