More Americans in Groningen goodness today, this time with my lovely friends Jamie and Steve and their sweet kids. We did a family session in the Noorderplantsoen, one of Groningen’s most picturesque parks, on a sunny Saturday morning a few weeks back. I’ve known Jamie and Steve since before both of their kind-hearted (and beautifully red-headed) kiddos were born, and it was so much fun to finally have the chance to do a photo session with all of them. Thanks for working with me, guys!
Amy and Barend are awesome. Amy contacted me recently about doing an engagement photo shoot of her and her Dutch fiancee at the world famous tulip garden, de Keukenhof, and I could barely contain my excitement. Really, it was a little embarrassing. De Keukenhof is quite likely the most beautiful place in the entire country, and this week was the peak of the short tulip season. We were also incredibly lucky with the weather - not a cloud in the sky! We arrived at the gardens as they were opening on Wednesday morning, the day after the coronation of the new king, so we managed to have the garden virtually to ourselves as the Dutch were nursing their hangovers and tourist buses hadn't flooded the gardens yet. Amy, Barend and I had a great time, making bad puns about wells, Game of Thrones, and dogs providing natural fertilizer to the flowers, and even though we had to negotiate our way over some barbed wire to get to the gorgeous flower fields outside the gardens, no one was injured in the making of this epic photo shoot. Thank you, Amy and Barend, for making my dreams come true.
Nate and Alicia are a lot of fun. I actually knew Nate's sister better than I knew him, since she and I were in the same grade in high school, but last Christmas I met these two at an ugly Christmas sweater party - I really brought my A game, with snowflake-covered stirrup pants - and then six months later I had the good fortune to be their engagement photographer. They chose Old Salem for their shoot, a colonial-era Moravian area in Winston-Salem, which was a lovely location to explore.