We had a family shoot at the beach past sunday. But when we finished my nephew went for a swim in the sea. This is one of the snapshots i took of him.
One thing i like most about weddings.. is making the forever lasting-book. The favorite photo’s captured for a lifetime. Babet (my first bride) made two snapshots one of the cover and one spread.
Wedding photography idea; pick out a select couple of friends and make some extra photo’s with them. Something to cherish forever
This is another golden oldie. For team Batavus Ladies i created a total concept including; press cards, website, and photography.
When Marit ( in charge of the project) came to talk with me she had a vision; she wanted to take the womens cycling to a higher level. Get more attention, but not on a “show-more-boob-way” but to show personality. Let the world see that they are tough and not a bunch of ordinary girls. This girls had a mission.
My favorite parts where the portraits and the casual-team photo’s. It wanted to create something else.. something not so standard (for the cycling world) these are some of the photo’s from that day.
Past weekend we visit Nederzand with the family to take family photo’s. Could not help myself but i had to sit in the chair for a moment.. just to enjoy the happy memories out there.
Wedding of Bas and Babet van der Wiel | photography: Romy Vrolijk
Art is a way of expression. That’s exactly how this photo came up. I had a very dark period in time where i simply wanted to photograph raw and rough photo’s, to express my aggression and frustration. My heart was broken just a few months before and i kind a let it slip into my photographs. After a very dark period, my creative period came up.
I fell in love with fairy tales and long before the Alice in wonderland-remake of Tim Burton released i was interested in Alice and her wonderland. That’s why i wanted to create several shoots which where inspired. Fact is that i never finished it, because the white and red make up was all over the place (you can still find leftovers on my camera). Lets say i wasn’t a make up artist, but men.. in enjoyed this shoot.
Model: Jade de Jong | Photographed in 2011 by Romy Vrolijk
My latest testshoots make me realize i just love to photograph people, although i love beautiful places and objects. I simply cant find the peace of mind to photograph it in the best way possible. With people i can react, response and connect at the same time. I love the part where we need to level at some point and become relaxed and our selfs instead of “the” photographer and “the”model. The fun thing about photographing a wedding is that they arent models (well..usually). They are real people who did not pose a million times in front of a photographer.
Thats why i love that i have the oppurtunity to photograph another wedding in June. And as you might seen above,. the bride-to-be is pinning her favorite photo ideas for her big day. Now we can make sure, she gets the photos of her big day the way she likes it.
Past sunday we had a family day at the beach. we organized a small family photoshoot to offer my grandpa for his 80’s birthday. The day was followed up with wine, soulfood and for my nephews a dive in the sea.
Just wondered why i never uploaded my selection of favorite shots of our Roadtrip Barcarola. May i introduce you to all these amazing ladies who where so kindly i may photograph them up hills with 30 degrees.
When the sun seemed to be tired and now longer fill our days with joy. I dream back to a few awesome things i did this summer & spring. One of the biggest challenges was the Roadtrip Barcarola.
Marianne Vos ( you know, that amazing cyclist) asked her social media friends who was up for a week of training in Spain. Lots of reply’s after they left to the beautiful coast in the north of Spain. Marianne’s management asked me to join them and make some photo’s. Of course i was trilled. One and a half day in Spain following these girls while they where sweating up the hills and having conversations with good Spanish meals. It was i trip i will never forgot.
The fun, the stories but most off all the most scary ride of my life. We went up an enormous hill and i was supposed to photograph Marianne while she was climbing up the hill. I was in the back of the car trunk, with the trunk-door open. We where climbing up hills, and i could not see where the corners will start or end. All i could see was Marianne pushing her pedals like a beast. I heard her breathing so loudly that i got goosebumps all over the place. She was pushing extremly hard and i had the feeling it was just she, me and the mountain. While i try to keep my camera still and try to focus at the same time.
Just one of those memories.. i treasure for a lifetime and especially when the sun isn’t around ;-)