The Wedding of Sanne and Gijs-Jan

March 19, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Sanne and  Gijs-Jan's are a Dutch couple who's wedding I photographed in London, in the Netherlands it is traditional to do a first look photo. These photos show Gijs-Jan's and their other close relatives reactions as Sanne comes down the stairs at the Threadneedles Hotel in London and he sees her for the first time.

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This is my second Dutch wedding, the first one was for their close friends Mr and Mrs Van -Stratton who's wedding I photographed a couple of years before and they did their first look with their dog which was so great!  The majority of my work comes from word of mouth and I am always busy so a huge thank you to all of my lovely customers for recommending me. 

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wedding photography by www.helensarah.com

In the Netherlands the order of the day is a little different. The main speeches were done before the wedding took place. The weddings have a really relaxed tone to them which I really love as photographing natural photos is what I love to do. 

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As this was my first time photographing in London all of us were looking at places to take photos and Sanne found this absolutely incredible market place complete with cobbled streets.  We went all around London in a wedding taxi and took photos all over. 

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Coming down the steps of St Paul's cathedral and the veil caught in the wind making for a beautiful shot. 

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Street photography mixed with weddings is the best, I love the lady in the background turning to smile at the bride and groom,  they got so many smiles walking through. 

 

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Big Ben is such an iconic symbol of London 

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Romantic photos on the bridge with the Shard in the background. These two just looked so fantastic together. 

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This is quite simply the most romantic thing I have ever witnessed. We were walking through Piccadilly Circus and had actually finished taking photos, we were just walking back to the taxi.  A busker is playing Bastille with a crowd of people stood watching. He asks 'Shall we dance?' I totally thought that Sanne would say no, she is a quiet girl but she smiled and took his hand and he led her to the centre and they danced and saw no-one else, just each other. When I said after about how many people were filming on their phones they were so surprised! I love this moment so much because it was not set up for the camera it was two people in love on their wedding day who wanted to dance. In many years when they are old and grey they can show this to their family and tell them this was us dancing on our wedding day in Piccadilly Circus. Keep being so spontaneous and free, you are going to have the BEST marriage! xxxxxx
 

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I might have cried a bit :)  wedding photography by www.helensarah.com wedding photography by www.helensarah.com
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And then to the actual wedding, I think this photo says it all.  Two people who are so happy together. 

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I think Gijs-Jan had something in his eye ;) 

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I don't think I have ever seen someone so happy! 
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One final photo at the end of the night, Tower Bridge made a pretty spectacular backdrop! I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog post.  If you would like to see if I am available for your date you can visit the contact me page, if I am free I can hold the date for you until we have a chance to meet. 

 


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