The 23rd of August was the day Martijn and Joyce got married. Full on summer, beautiful weather and an outdoor wedding what more could you want as a photographer?! I had slept in a hotel closeby so I would be on time the next morning. When I walked in the mood was super relaxed and it actually never changed that whole day.
It was an emotional day(Joyce warned me about this up front) and it started when Joyce her best friend came on skype to check in(due to personal circumstances she couldn't be there that morning to help her get dressed), tears fell from Joyce her eyes and it gave me goosebumps. We placed the i-pad in a good place in the room so she couldn't miss a thing.
Martijn and Joyce also have two gorgeous daughters, Lois and Lieke, who stole my heart. They did so well the whole day and even made it to the party to stay awake.
Because Martijn and Joyce already had a legal contract that they were partners they only had to go to the city hall to change this on a piece of paper from partners to being wed. Because of this they could organize their own ceremony, which was done by Joyce her brother, father and Martijn's father. This ceremonie took place in a gorgeous garden and Joyce had put a lot of effort in the details, which I loved! It was a beautiful ceremony with laughter and a tear, just the way I like it.
After dinner they even had an ice-cream car with their favorite ice-cream in it, how original!
My second shooter for the day was Ashvin Ghisyawan. Ashvin and I never did a wedding before together but I really loved working with him! Together we captured their beautiful day, which had too many beautiful moments to show them all, but take a look of a few of them:
This wedding was like a cherry on top, as it is also my last wedding that I have shot. After long and hard thinking I have decided to stop with wedding photography, not because I do not love it, because I do! But it takes up too much of my time and the last year I haven't been well healthwise so it is time to take a step back. Maybe I will think/feel differently a year from now, but for now it will be no more weddings for me.
Martijn and Joyce thank you so much for choosing me as your wedding photographer and let me finish with a bang!