WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER THE HAGUE
Honest, authentic and meaningful wedding photography that tells the story of who you are.
Documentary wedding photographer awarded in the TOP 10 wedding photographers in the Netherlands and TOP 50 worldwide by This is Reportage in 2021. Also available throughout Europe and all over the world.
I’ve been doing this for a while. And after so many years of photographing weddings my values have changed. I learned, out of my own experience and out of that of people I photographed, that nothing matters more in life than people. That focusing on having more means less joy and time living our best lives. That trapped in a house during a pandemic reminds you how underrated hugs are. That what really matters most in life are the relationships with our people. And the time we get to share experiencing them.
Hi, I’m Theo and in my 15 years as a wedding photographer, I discovered that I care passionately about human connection. I believe in honesty, I support authenticity and I strive for meaningfulness. I know memories can lose their edges quickly. And I know that memories are the only things we’re left with.
AWARDED, PUBLISHED AND PROUD MEMBER OF
Mayra & Anthony
“Both my husband and I are very picky when it comes to photos. We don't like to pose and we think it's important to capture the setting, mood and people as they are. Theo listened to all of our requests and did exactly that, but better! We felt very comfortable with her being around us and didn't even notice her running around the wedding venue. When we need a photographer for another big event, we will definitely come back to Theo!”
I compiled my packages to suit everyone, from those planning intimate weddings (package 1), to those who have big celebrations in store (package 3). For a complete story of the wedding day, couples usually book package 2, with the option of extra hours if photography coverage needs are in between packages.
All wedding photography packages include:
- a no-obligation meeting to get to know each other, talk about your wedding and see if we're a good match
- at least 50 images per hour of photography coverage with no maximum limit
- a carefully curated editing process for all images
- delivery of all images at high resolution, without a logo and with no restrictions on personal use
- a sneak peak preview of your images within a couple of days
- online gallery available for one year to view, share and download your images with a print store to order products
- album credit to use for ordering in the print store, with the possibility to upgrade
- taxes, travel time and travel expenses in the Netherlands
Thinking about having two photographers? A second established, experienced and award winning documentary photographer
can be booked for a fee of 75€ per hour. The second photographer will be present the same amount of hours as me.
2 hours of coverage
200+ high res edited images
20x20cm album with 20 pages
need more coverage? add extra hours for 150€/h
*on Fridays and Saturdays in high season (May-September) the minimum that can be booked is Package 2
8 hours of coverage
400+ high res edited images
20x20cm album with 30 pages
need more coverage? add extra hours for 150€/h
16 hours of coverage
(can be divided over several days for multi day events)
1200+ high res edited images
20x20cm album with 40 pages
need more coverage? add extra hours for 225€/h
THE WEDDING ALBUM
I take pride in the print quality and high level craftsmanship of the albums I offer. I work with one of the best album manufacturers worldwide to offer wedding albums that combine exceptional quality with environmental concerns, using paper that only comes from sustainably managed forests that have been certified by FSC®.
You will be able to choose between 4 different album collections that are offered in silk, natural linen, wood, or sustainable leather, each offering albums in 3 sizes, different covers and add on options. Every album comes with instructions of use and a lifetime warranty.
Use the album credit included in your package to order an album of an equivalent value or feel free to upgrade to anything you like.
What is your experience as a wedding photographer? How many weddings have you photographed?
I have been a photographer my whole professional life and I have been focusing on wedding photography from the beginning of my career, 15 years ago. I am an internationally published and awarded photographer, having been ranked in the TOP 10 wedding photographers in the Netherlands and TOP 50 worldwide by This is Reportage in 2021, a judge in photography competitions and a speaker at photography conferences. I have photographed more 300 weddings until now.
What is your style? Do we have to pose? Do you also take portraits or group photos?
I believe that a wedding is about two people who love each other and all the people who love them, so in my opinion the true value of wedding photography stands in capturing meaningful moments, authentic human connection and honest emotion.
My style is photojournalistic. I don’t intervene, my camera is silent, I like being an invisible observer. And both myself and the couples I photograph are not fans of posing for the camera, but I know that having some portraits and family photos might also important to you someday, so we can schedule some time for heartfelt couples portraits and group photos with your loved ones, for which I will gently offer a little bit of direction.
Ultimately my goal is for you to have candid, relaxed and heartfelt images that will tell the story of who you really are.
Do you do wedding photography in the Netherlands only or do you travel?
I work a lot in the Netherlands but I also travel all over Europe and around the world. I’ve photographed weddings in Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, UK, the Caribbean and my home country of Romania.
When will we be receiving the images?
The delivery time for all your images and album design proposal is up to 8 weeks and dependant on the amount of projects that I have in that time. For weddings in the off season, for example, it can be as soon as 2 weeks. Regardless, I will make sure to send a preview just a few days after your wedding.
Can we print our images? Can you do an album for us?
I believe literally the only thing that we should still be printing in this digital era is our photos, so I encourage everyone to make albums of their important memories. I include an album credit in all of my wedding packages so you can choose between different album options. In your online gallery you will have access to a print store so you can order the products that suit you directly from your gallery. I will also be delivering high resolution files, so you can make your own prints and enlargements of any size at any time.
Should we get a second photographer?
Short answer, yes but it's not a must have. A second photographer is always a great addition to your wedding day, no matter the size of your wedding. An extra pair of eyes will bring more variety to your images, different angles, points of view, as well as help with not missing moments and adding to the final image count and the artistry of your selection of images. I only work with a selected few established, experienced and award winning documentary photographers, in order to provide the same level of quality throughout your whole set of images. If you can make your budget work, definitely get a second photographer.
What if you get sick or have an emergency?
I am part of an amazing network of wedding photographers that support each other with emergencies and I will do my best to find a great photographer to replace me if needed.
How do we book you?
I believe having a conversation so we can see if I am the right photographer for you is very beneficial. We can schedule a video call or a face to face meeting at my home, in The Hague, to get to know each other and see if we are a good match. Then I will prepare an official quote, my terms and conditions and an invoice for a flat booking fee of 300E. Once these are signed and payed for, your wedding date is booked.
Photography is priceless so thank you so much for your interest in my work! I am excited to hear from you and I do my best to answer all messages within 24h. If you haven’t got any response from me within a few days, please check your spam folder or contact me again.
If you have an urgent request, you can also reach me by phone at +31657533490.