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Photo of wedding photographer Renate van Dijk, who is based in London, Amsterdam and Paris
ABOUT MY STYLE

I’m the kind of wedding photographer that believes that the most important thing of a wedding is that you enjoy yourselves and have the most epic day possible. I wouldn’t dream of bothering you with posing while you’re cutting the cake and stuffing a piece of cake into each others mouths.

For me the photo session part of a wedding is a moment where you two can have a bit of down time and I’ll do my best to create memories. This means I might give you a little assignment like doing a little dance or whisper something in each others ear, but I’m not interested in creating a forced smile and an uncomfortable pose.

MY FAVORITE THINGS

my love, erik
london

(musical) theater
the sound of music

harry potter
apple

travel

eucalyptus

ranuncules

olivebranches

anemones

MY FAVORITE THINGS

(musical) theater
the sound of music
eucalyptus
ranuncules
olivebranches
anemones
harry potter
apple
travel
my love, erik
london
random facts about me
awards
YAY MOMENTS

I rarely participate in contests, nevertheless I do have a bit of fame to my name: I was nominated for the VIVA400 award 2016 in the ‘Creatives’ category and a year earlier I was shortlisted and landed 3rd place for the ‘Creative Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award.

In 2018 I landed in the top 100 of wedding photographers in the world and a photo I took in Iceland landed me the 53rd place out of 6900+ photos entered in that same competition. In 2017 international wedding website Zankyou Weddings named me 1 of the 25 best wedding photographers.

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events
YAY MOMENTS

Besides weddings, I also photograph events and theatre performances.

Some of the highlights of the events I shot include: events and workshops for COC Nederland (the oldest existing LGBTQ rights organisation) and the opening of the Bastogne War Museum in the Belgian Ardennes.
I captured performances and opening nights in intimate settings like Theaterfestival 'De Parade' as well as in big venues like the Royal Concert Hall in Amsterdam, big musicals like The Sound of Music and Billy Elliot and the world-famous Follies Berger in Paris.

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An engaged couple in Paris. Posing in front of the Eiffel tower during their photo session
destinations
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When I was 21 I moved from Holland to Bath (in the UK, my favourite city in my favourite country in the world!) to study Musical Theatre but I'm currently based between The Hague, London and Belgrade. I've shot weddings, couple shoots and editorials all over Europe (and beyond) from Iceland to Greece and from Europe's highest mountain plateau (the Hardangervidda) in Norway to Hout baai in South Africa.

After several requests I now teach other photographers, to educate them about everything involved with destination weddings.

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portrayed
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Before I became a wedding photographer I worked in musical theatre. When I switched careers from theatre to photography, I naturally also rolled into shooting theatre related events. Besides Dutch celebs like DJ Ruud de Wild, Chantal Janzen & Marco Borsato, I also photographed American actor Ted Neeley, country singer Ilse de Lange, several West-End stars like Celinde Schoenmaker, Broadway star Willemijn Verkaik and many more celebs at the opening nights of musicals and exhibitions. I do a little happy dance whenever I get to shoot an event in which the theater and wedding world are combined. I love shooting weddings most, but I love being back in the theater world now and again too.

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Cover of a magazine Wit Photography, a european destination wedding photographer got published in
publications
YAY MOMENTS

A.o. my work has been featured on/in Great Destination Weddings Magazine (Australia), Rock My Wedding, Zankyou Weddings, Dutch bridal magazine Bruid Magazine, Wedding Chicks, Fly Away Bride, B.loved, Festival Brides, publications by COC Nederland, the cover of Engaged’s Little Black Book, travel website Verkeersbureaus, MSN.com, a billboard next to a highway between Den Bosch and Tilburg, Holland’s biggest wedding website ThePerfectWedding.nl, Norwegian Wedding Magazine, SBS6 Shownieuws (Dutch national television), Libelle Magazine, Elsevier Magazine, Algemeen Dagblad (Dutch national newspaper), Bajan Wed, Dusty Blue, Girls of Honour and Beau Monde Glamour Magazine.

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2019

TRAVEL

May: Guernsey
May: Carcassonne, FR
June: Skiathos, GR
June: Paris, FR
July: London, UK
Aug: Scheveningen, NL
Aug: Lorraine, FR
Sept: Gerona, SP
Sept: Siena, Italy
Oct: Tenerife, SP
Nov: Paris, FR

I travel everywhere in Europe to captured weddings. Want me to shoot your wedding or couple shoot?

how I work

FULL DAY COVERAGE

With all the stress that comes with organising a wedding, the last thing you need is to worry about cramping your day into 8 hours of wedding photography. Your wedding is the only wedding I’ll shoot that weekend. As a matter of fact I’ll be with you the entire day. I don't care if your wedding is 6 hours or 16 hours, actually I prefer capturing the whole story of your day. For me the real work starts after the wedding day, when I start editing you images.

YOU GET EVERY PHOTO FULLY EDITED & HIGH-RES

You can print your photos wherever you want. You receive all your photos fully edited and in high-resolution, so you can do with them whatever you want. You can even print your own wall-art and albums (of course I'd love to arrange those for you too, so I can guarantee the highest printing quality) and you can keep all your digital files safe wherever you want, without any extra costs. Your photos are delivered in a beautiful online gallery in which you can download, browse, order products of and select your favorite photos for your album.

NO WORRIES

I traveled all over the world, photographed in all types of weather circumstances and shot weddings as big as 250 guests and as intimate as an elopement with just the couple. With my experience you don’t have to worry about a thing. Shooting in the snow in Austria/with lots of bright light in Italy/in a dark castle in Scotland/while being sandblasted in Iceland? I’ve done it! Plus I speak English (and Dutch) at near-native level and I am familiar with all the English, Dutch and American wedding customs and traditions.

how I will capture

FULL DAY COVERAGE

you get every photo fully edited & high-res

NO WORRIES

With all the stress that comes with organising a wedding, the last thing you need is to worry about cramping your day into 8 hours of wedding photography. Your wedding is the only wedding I’ll shoot during that weekend. So, wether your wedding is 6 hours or 16 hours, I'll be there to capture the complete story.

For me, the biggest amount of work starts after your wedding day, when I start editing your images. This is why my pricing isn't based on the amount of hours I shoot.
You receive all your photos fully edited and in high-resolution, so you can do with them whatever you want. You can even print your own wall-art and albums (of course I'd love to arrange those for you too, so I can guarantee the best printing quality) and you can keep all your digital files safe wherever you want, without any extra costs.

Your photos are delivered in a beautiful online gallery in which you can browse throught your photos, download them, order prints and select your favorites for your album.
I've traveled all over the world to photograph weddings in all kinds of weather circumstances and have shot weddings as big as 350 guests and as intimate as an elopement with just the couple. With my experience you don’t have to worry about a thing. Shooting in the snow in Austria/a dark castle in Scotland/with lots of bright light in Italy/while being sand-blasted in Iceland? I’ve done it! Plus I speak English at near-native level (I also speak fluent Dutch and have some knowledge of German) and I'm familiar with all the English and American wedding customs and traditions.
TELL ME MORE

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SEE THE PHOTOS

your wedding day

how I will capture
full day coverage
With all the stress that comes with organising a wedding, the last thing you need is to worry about cramping your day into 8 hours of wedding photography. Your wedding is the only wedding I’ll shoot that weekend anyway. So I’ll be with you the entire day. I don't care if your wedding is 6 hours or 16 hours, because I prefer capturing the whole story of your day. For me the real work starts after the wedding day, when I start editing you images. This is why my pricing isn't based on the amount of hours I shoot.
TELL ME MORE
you get every photo fully edited & high-res
You receive all your photos fully edited and in high-resolution, so you can do with them whatever you want. You can even print your own wall-art and albums (of course I'd love to arrange those for you too, so I can guarantee the best printing quality) and you can keep all your digital files safe wherever you want, without any extra costs. Your photos are delivered in a beautiful online gallery in which you can browse through your photos, download them, order prints and other products and select your favorites for your album.
SEE THE PHOTOS
NO WORRIES
I traveled all over the world, photographed in all kinds of weather circumstances and shot weddings as big as 350 guests and as intimate as an elopement with just the couple. With my experience you don’t have to worry about a thing. Shooting in the snow in Austria/with lots of bright light in Italy/in a dark castle in Scotland/while being sandblasted in Iceland? I’ve done it! Plus I speak English at near-native level (I also speak fluent Dutch and have some knowledge of German) and I'm familiar with all the English and American wedding customs and traditions.
RESERVE YOUR DATE
your wedding day

I’d really love to shoot your destination wedding or elopement as I’m addicted to travel but I love traveling to photograph awesome couples at all kinds of places in the world even more. I mean a nice mountain landscape in Austria, the Amalfi coast or a beautiful castle in England is all swell and stuff but it’s not half as good as placing a loving and fun-loving couple within that frame. If this sounds like a plan to you, let me know!

'It’s hard to pick favorites, we love them all!'
Heleen & Siemen

‘Wow Wow Wow Such beautiful photos!!! Thank you!! We enjoy browsing through them so much and we just keep looking at them again and again!!!
It’s hard to pick favorites, we love them all!’

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'Sooooooo glad we choose you as our photographer!'
Floris & Berit about their Italian destination wedding

‘WOW, they are AMAZING!!!!!! We’re in love with them!! Sooooooo glad we chose you as our photographer! You’re not just good at your job but you’re also great company to have around on your wedding day/weekend!’

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'uber-ultra-mega-beautiful-wedding-photos'
Anne & Jacob on Instagram

'Whoohoo!!! Today we received our #weddingphotos from @witphotography. We are so happy because the #photos are gorgeous. Brace yourself, uber-ultra-mega-beautiful-wedding-photo-spam is coming'

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'LOVE THEM'
Amanda Hammarstedt

‘THANK YOU SO MUCH! I LOVE these and it brings back SO many memories <3 THANK YOU!’

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A destination wedding on the Cornwall coast
'Renate was so easy to work with'
Marina & Stephen about their destination wedding in Serbia

'Having our wedding in a different country meant that we had a briefing with Renate over email which was as successful as in person as we were asked the right questions that put us at ease... On the day of our wedding celebration Renate was so easy to work with... She was responsive to all our requests as well as being non-intrusive and told the story of our day with main points beautifully captured... We are happy customers with photos to show it...'

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