Okay as IF y’all needed any more noise from me on social media today, I literally can’t NOT share this blog post because I’m OBSESSED. Allllll the sneaks in my story, but y’all gotta see the full blog bc I’m so in love with this fun couple and their fun, fall e-shoot! 🍂
I'm curious...why is it that photographers or vendors don't show enough pictures of the groom/groomsmen? I like to check out men's fashion too, you know? It's so much easier for guys to see how they can prep for their big day because it's not just about the bride, they're literally NEXT TO HER so why can't they LOOK DASHING? Ladies, do not hide your husband's wedding portraits, I know they look too handsome for you to handle XD
Side note: I literally had brides COMPLAINING that their husbands' portraits look way better than theirs AND her family didn't even bother telling her how great she looks but keep wanting photos of her husband!!! HAHAHA!
Happy Friday y’all! It’s been a while since I’ve shared a recent picture of me. Life has been crazy since we welcomed this three month old little bib into our world. Lately, our days are filled with tummy time, drool and long afternoon walks. Not to mention early mornings where I edit and he sleeps peacefully. I’m learning you don’t go back to normal after a baby, you find your new normal, and that’s what we’re doing.
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Something in this photo is a sneak peek of an embellishment that will be available for all semi-custom brides in our 2020 launch! 🤫
Last week AR Photography celebrated 6 years of being in business!
In 6 years I have photographer 131 weddings. Counting each and every wedding I’ve shot makes me feel grateful, humbled, and so happy. The reason I am able to keep doing what I love is because of happy clients.
After working with so many amazing people I’m blessed again when they share their experience. By either telling a family friend, fellow bride looking for their photographer, or writing me a review. Reviews play a huge role in any business, especially with sole proprietors. So receiving 5.0 star reviews from my couples not only makes me smile but pushes my business forward. For that I am so grateful to everyone I have worked with. Y’all are amazing! Cheers to you and to many more years of AR Photography. #theknotbestofweddings2020
The film scans from my 2020 semi-custom shoot with @rachaelellenevents in New York dropped into my inbox yesterday! I took on the challenge to photograph my new collection myself. I’ve been so anxious to see the images unsure if they would turn out. Rachael’s apartment made for the perfect studio space with her floor to ceiling windows. But as all film photographers know, film can be finicky when shooting flatlays. Especially when you lose light so quickly!
But my racing heart came to a sudden stop when I opened the file and saw gorgeous images of the new collection. Relief, exhaustion, and so much joy filled that moment as I clicked through the images. I want to share all of the images in one giant gallery right now but I’m holding off until next week.
The new collection will go live on Wednesday, November 27th. I’m excited to share the new designs, the inspiration behind the collection, and the beautifully styled images @rachaelellenevents and I created!
Image from @brandyjacksonphoto of my Silver Fern wax seal available exclusively at @artisaire
We organised a styled shoot with my best friend, I was so lucky she trusted me and let me do her make up, hair and even dress her up in one of my wedding gowns. I am so happy with the end result since it was my first time shooting on film. I am sure she will be even a more beautiful bride one day and can not wait for that❤
Ik zag dat ik weer wat nieuwe volgers heb dus ik dacht het is wel zo leuk om mij even netjes voor te stellen.
Ik ben dus Nicole, nog heel even 30 jaar oud en het gezicht achter Nicole Boekestijn Fotografie.
Naast mijn werk als fotograaf werk ik als kinderverpleegkundige in het ziekenhuis.
In mijn vrije tijd ga ik naar de sportschool want ik houd iets te veel van Tony's Chocolonely🙈. Verder ben ik gek op reizen. Ik vind het heerlijk om een nieuw land en een nieuwe cultuur te ontdekken. Uiteraard gaat mijn camera dan ook mee!
Nu jullie mij een beetje beter kennen lijkt het mij leuk om jou ook wat beter te leren kennen. Dus stuur gerust een DM :) 📸@lvt_fotografie
I know I’ve been gone for a little while tryin to battle this valley fever but I’m finally starting to feel a little better!
So to kick things back into gear, here is some beautiful desert romance vibes for you all! These were taken at the @ryannlindseyphotography Uncommon You workshop. Man did I learn a lot about myself as a photographer that day! Cannot wait for the next workshop! •
Every shoot is a chance to learn, improve, reflect & surprise yourself. These past several weeks I’ve needed to pull back a bit from social media just to get some perspective again on why I shoot couples & portraits & moments & details in the first place - and not confuse how things land on Instagram with the the worth of an image. Truthfully I shoot images because I love photography and I love capturing life through the lens. There’s been times where I’ve felt i needed to be someone I’m not in order to fit into the “wedding world”. But knowing you have something to offer - something you’ve cultivated- is valuable enough. And sometimes when you’ve been shooting for years you start to forget that you’ve cultivated and nourished that personal vision and that there’s someone out there looking for that. So this is my way of saying what’s up, hello, and I look forward to sharing here more often these next few weeks. -
Dress: Galia Lahav // Dress store: Allure Bridal // Hmu: Melissa Tomfohrde // Florals: Flora & Ephemera // Katarina Spasovic // Scan: Richard Photo Lab