First shoot of 2019!

25th of January, I met up with Marije Dijkema in Rijswijk to pick up a dress we rented at Holland Dress Rental.
It’s a beautiful royal blue gown made by Helena Lee Way with golden and painting-like details. They delivered two types of headpieces. One very large, a little clumsy, empress-like piece, and one more subtle, sweet crown.

After picking up the dress it was about 30-minute ride to the location, Marije knew from a previous photoshoot.

We started out with me photographing Marije. I got her to wear the smaller crown as I loved the subtility of it and would keep the focus on the dress and her face. I really liked the larger headpiece too, but it didn’t fit de concepts I had in my mind that well.
Nevertheless, I’m happy Marije decided to use it on me!

The location had this really nice little doorway, feeling a little hobbit-like, under a small moss hill. Due to the snow, however, there wasn’t much moss to find.
First I set Marije up on the left side of the little tunnel. Eventually, I didn’t end up using those photo’s as I messed up the framing a bit so it all looked a little wonky, in composition.

After this, I moved her over to just in front of the tunnel and made her look over her shoulder. The poofyness of the skirt wasn’t very flattering, but when I got her en profil it looked way better!

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Next was her next to the tree, sitting on a plastic bag so she wouldn’t get too wet. The background was a lot calmer and framed her nicely.
The tree is a leading line to her face as well as the little hill-steps on her left side.

In the landscape photo, I removed some snow-less parts in order to have the surroundings be calmer, and because I just liked it better that way. Fewer distractions.

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After I photographed Marije we had a little break, had some lunch and then it was my turn! Here is one of the results of her photo of me, others can be found on her Instagram.
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Let me know what you think of the photo’s! Did you have photoshoots in the snow? 🙂

Check out Marije her video of our photoshoot here!!

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