Last Tuesday I had the pleasure to go to an introduction to “Beloved” Photography, organised by my friend Florence Bavinck. Florence is the first Dutch certified “Beloved” Photographer and allthough I already knew a bit about this style of photography I never knew how it went in a real shoot and if it was something for me. Florence told us what “Beloved” was and how she and other “Beloved” photographers are using it in their photography, the tools and that it will work with anyone who gets in front of your camera.
In the afternoon we got to see for ourselve when we got to see Florence work her magic with a real couple she never met before. Me and the other photographers also gave it a try and “Beloved” works! The best thing is that you can implement it in every style of photography.
The most amazing thing to me was that the couple only had eyes for each other. A lot of smiles, hugs and kissing went on during the shoot, hardly once did they look into the camera.
I now understand that a “Beloved” photoshoot is so much more then a regular photoshoot. You might not always see it when you look at the photos between a “Beloved” photographer and another photographer who also is good in capturing real emotions on camera, but the experience of a “Beloved” shoot is, I personally think, a gift you can give to your clients.
So needless to say I will be using some of the “Beloved” technique as well in my future sessions, as I like to give gifts to my clients :)
Here are some images that I took of Gesa and Hendrik during this session:
PS: if you are a photographer and are interested in this workshop by Florence just shoot her an email as I know she will be doing two more of these workshops in December and January! You do not want to miss this, trust me!(UPDATE: Only a few spots left in December, January is full.)