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Shoot Them Two

It’s official:

Shoot Them Two is joined in holy matrimony, eh… we have a new company!

Wedding photography only.

Our first event this coming weekend is the wedding fair ‘Trouwbeurs aan zee’  in beach pavilion ‘Meijer’, Zandvoort (11:30-17:30). Come and visit us there and you could win a unique photo shoot.

We will shoot you with one of the oldest photography techniques, on glass plate negative. Of course we want to give everyone the same opportunity, so you can also win a second shoot by liking our Facebook page (before the 30th of October).  Just to be clear, the shoot will be in Holland unless you want to pay our fare abroad.

Country estate wedding

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“Only moments away”  by Patricia

‘Who’s next?!”

Wedding moments with available light,  a beautiful couple and some very bouquet-hungry ladies, always great subject matter at a wedding!

Honeymoon Girls

Mareike & Chrissy at sunset lake

This lovely freshly wed German couple did me the honors of letting me do a honeymoon photo shoot with them.  Luckily we picked a dry evening, few and far between at the moment and certainly not warm! However Marieke and Chrissy warmed up the outdoor set with their presence and tangible love for each other.  This for me is the winning shot, this time I cheated and used my portable lighting set for a bit of extra pop.  I hope the ladies will be as happy with the shots as I am!

Divine farewell

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Obdam Catholic Church (by Onno van Middelkoop)

The last farewell always is very emotional. In this ritual the pastor is blessing the departed with incense. While the ceremony is in progress, the sun blasts through the stained glass windows of the church, creating this ethereal atmosphere. This moment will always be remembered as a divine experience by those present, it certainly will be for me. It was an honour to capture this as a photographer.

Back to basics

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Brenda posing (by Patricia Ramaer)

I am addicted!  Taking the “Back to Basics” course, I have learned how to take pictures with an old wooden camera and glass plate negatives. I LOVE IT!  This is the retro look I have always wanted to achieve, and here it is.  I have already ordered my ancient camera and will be offering glass plate portraits as soon as I get it. I also plan to set up my own artistic projects using this technique, so you can expect more from me this year.  I am so excited.  I have always been complaining and whining that I miss the darkroom, well guess what, I will be back in it again soon, yaay!

Jeannet with rose

Jan with smoke

A sister’s cry

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Anne & Emma having a moment (by Patricia Ramaer)

Anne & Emma having a moment (by Patricia Ramaer)

During a family photo shoot in the studio Anne Isabelle really, really, wasn’t in the mood to be in front of my lens… Yep …it happens!  We decided on trying a change of scenery and moved outdoors. More tears, oh dear… her sister Emma Elise did her best to pacify her, but after almost two hours of her sister crying, well, the body language says it all.  Despite the tears we got some amazing pictures.

I have decided that my all time favorites are really the photographs that are taken between the poses. ‘The between moments’ seem to be where the magic happens.  As below, where upside down the smiles begin to appear in abundance!

I'll smile if my sister is upside-down!  [by Patricia]

The last shots of the day, upside-down! (by Patricia)

Jamie Catto braves Amsterdam

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Jamie & Raisa portrait on the Herengracht (by Patricia)

A whirlwind week – or more accurately – a snowstormy and icy week with Jamie Catto in Amsterdam! Jamie:  musician, x-band member of ‘Faithless’ and filmmaker of the grammy nominated ‘1 Giant Leap’ films was here to inspire others to awaken their inner genius and to help those who desire it, to actively work on their dreams & projects. It was a pleasure to organize for him and also to show him and his partner Raisa around the frozen Amsterdam canals, here just a few portraits of our sunny and toe-freezing experience.

Tangible love

Frozen Canal (by Patricia)

With low afternoon light it was easy to catch this very graphic view of the shadow side of the bridge and the skaters in the sunlight floating by behind the bridge. It only freezes about once every ten years or more, so it was exciting to feel the vibe of so many Dutch people having fun! I could have taken photo’s all day…

Everyone enjoying the frozen fun