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Where your wedding becomes a story

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

capturing your day with honesty, emotion and an artistic eye

THE PREPARATION

THE DRESS

THE MOMENTS

THE DETAILS

THE PHOTOSHOOT

THE STEP

THE LAUGHTER

THE IDO'S

THE KISS

THE DINNER

THE CELEBRATION

THE PARTY

Wedding photography comes in many different styles and approach and I have a strong belief that the moment should be photographed the way it unfolds without the photographer’s interference.
Real story and real moment never go out of style so let me help you document your story.

STORY TELLER

Photography allows me to be a story teller without having to write a single word. I prefer not to describe myself as just a wedding photographer, but as a “photographer story teller” who tells the story from whatever setting I am in at the time.  I am your personal photojournalist.

EMOTION

With experience comes a special wedding instinct and apprehension, to know where and when to look for those special moments; the tears, the laughter, the tight meaningful  hugs and so on. These moments could happen from the bridal preparations in the early hours all the way through to the late stages after the first dance.

GOALS

One of my goals when I photograph a wedding is to capture the relationships, not only between the bride and the groom, but also the relationships among friends and family members. Subtle body language and gestures that communicate unspoken love and emotion, those are the universal language that I strive to capture through my images.

This person made our dream wedding photoshoot come true in Dushi Curaçao.
He is highly recommended if you go there ….. his work is super.
Mandy & Ben

I can’t even tell you how happy we are with those amazing pictures you took and how very much we appreciate all you did for us! You really made this a day to remember for us… not just because of the beautiful beautiful pictures but also because we got to know such a warm, kind and great person such as you are! We are so glad you were there with us on that special day and really hope to see you sometime soon!

Manuel

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What's your style of photography?

The title is Lifestyle reportage wedding and portrait photography. That basically means that I will not tell you what to do, where to go, how to stand etc. I love to photograph “real” moments, and that means letting you be who you truly are. If I’m photographing your wedding day, I like to tell the story as it happened. I would hate to interrupt that.

How long before we get to see our wedding photos?

A sneak peak will be posted on FB ( with you permission ) within 24 hours, followed by your online gallery about 3 weeks later.

Do we get all the digital images? How many will there be?

Yes you do. Depending on how long I have been booked to be at your wedding, you will receive between 150 to 600 images. The images are edited in terms of colour, tone and exposure.

What do you love most about photographing weddings?

I love the fact that I can stay relatively unnoticed for the most part and document the real emotions, not only between the couple, but also their friends and family. There is so much raw emotion on a wedding day. I love to tell the authentic story of the day with my photography.

What about privacy?

I think a client’s request for privacy should always be respected.

Do you also make photo-album?

Sharing you pictures online is nice, fast and handy. But showing your wedding pictures to friends or loved ones, there is one best way. A photo-album. In 2016 I’m introducing a photo-album service. For more information please contact me.

What about video?

Yes,…I’ll make short video footage without audio. ( depend on what package ) Some moments are better in a motion. That’s why I have a stabilized camera with me for smooth video footage. These video footage will be used in a slide show combining whit your photos.

How do we book you?

Great question! Please fill in the contact form at the bottom of the page letting me know the date of your wedding. I will check my diary and if I am available we can meet and discuss your requirements further. You are under no obligation to book me as your photographer. After we have met and talked about your wedding plans, you and your partner can go away and discuss your thoughts and let me know by phone or email. I don’t like to pressure people into making any hasty decisions.

On February 21, 2014 we got married in our backyard to the Caribbean Sea in Curaçao. The day before, as a sort of build up, we went to Klein Curaçao with ourfriends and family who came from the NetherlandsBoth events, we wanted to capture by a photographer who understood us and in particular was able to capture the atmosphere in a spontaneous wayIn Michael van Drunen we found the photographerHe is social, energetic and challenging himself to get the best out of his photo sessions. The photo series in every way reflect the unforgettabledayA year later, Michael for our first wedding completed our wish, namely with enlargement of one of the photo‘s that now daily reminds us of the special day.Your best bet is with him! René and Charlie

“Better than I was, More than I am.
And all of this happend, By taking your hand.”

Let’s do a “Trash The Dress” session

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What is a Trash the Dress Session?

Now that the wedding is over, you have two choices of what to do with the dress. You can suffocate it in a plastic bag and hope that your daughter will want to wear it in 20 years, or you can put it back on and have some fun.

Do I have to really trash it?

Of course not!   It’s just a fun session to do when you have more time than the day of the wedding or a situation you wouldn’t dare do the day of the wedding. Sure you can get a little risky with it, like splashing in water, riding horseback, jumping of a cliff into the ocean or just getting it dirty

Can I still do a session if you didn't shoot my wedding?

Absolutely! We can certainly add a little spice to your wedding collection even if we didn’t cover the actual event. This is the perfect opportunity to add a different style to your wedding photos and some out of the ordinary locations.

Ready to get dirty?

Even when he doesn't want to...

A jump from 4 meters (13 feet)

Taking his mermaid into the ocean.

Let's see where the next wave takes us

I would be absolutely honoured to be your wedding photographer, and if you think that I may suit your requirements, please contact me to arrange a very friendly and informal meeting to talk about your wedding plans.

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