Wedding Photographer Amsterdam

SJOERD BOOIJ

Capturing Life Adventures Since 2011

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Capturing Life & All The Feels

Hi, my name is Sjoerd Booij

I’m a Dutch wedding photographer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands shooting weddings and other life adventures since 2011.

I am constantly searching for in-between moments, interesting light and strong compositions to create aesthetically pleasing images that show what a wedding day feels like.

Tree starting to grow.

A Decade of Experience
Capturing Weddings, Couples & Families

Raw & Real
Wedding Photography

Capturing Your
Adventures in Life

Focussed on
Telling Your Story

250+
Weddings

Telling Stories
How They Happen

187624+
Pictures

Documenting Your
Family & Friends

Let Me Capture
Your Adventures

Elope in Amsterdam

All you need to know about your Amsterdam Elopement. Places to see, restaurants to eat, hotels to stay. It’s all in this Elopement Guide.

Elopement couple in photo booth.

Couple Photoshoot Guide

The ultimate guide to get the best photos from your couple photoshoot. Information on clothing, creative ideas, posing, locations and much more.

Couple looking at each other during couple shoot at hortus botanicus Amsterdam.

Couple Boudoir Guide

What to wear during a couple boudoir session and how to make it as relaxed as possible. It’s all in the ultimate couple boudoir guide.

Intimate couple photo shoot.

Kind Words From Previous Clients

Sjoerd is a wonderful photographer who captures very unique images. He’s great at making you feel relaxed and comfortable and makes sure everyone is having a good time!

Couple photoshoot lying in bathtub.
Couple Boudoir
December 2019

Having Sjoerd at our wedding was simply great! He’s not only a very talented photographer, able to catch little details of a long and busy day, but also an extremely nice person to have around in our intimate wedding.

Bride and groom dancing on the dancefloor.
Intimate Wedding
August 2019

We traveled from Canada to elope in The Netherlands. Sjoerd started by making time to video call with us, to get to know us, and figure out what we wanted. He ended up being a travel guide and day planner for us in Amsterdam, on top of being a photographer.

Canadian elopement couple smiling and hugging on bench in Amsterdam
Elopement Amsterdam
April 2019

I Would Love
To Tell Your Story

Get in Touch

Hope To Hear From You Soon

I would love to hear your thoughts and story. First tell me who you are, what you love and how you want to experience your big day. I will get back to you asap and we’ll start the adventurous journey from there.

Popular Questions

Yes totally! I love to meet new people and I believe it’s a great idea to connect and get to know each other. It helps in understanding your story and capture something that is unique to you.

All my meetings take place at my home in Haarlem, the Netherlands or we can do a Skype / FaceTime call. I prefer meeting in person, but sometimes that’s difficult. Get in touch to setup a meeting!

I started out as a full time photographer in the beginning of 2011. Before that I was already very interested in photography and always shooting pictures while traveling for example. Since 2011 everything changed to being a professional and taking on actual paid jobs as a photographer.

I will typically shoot no more than 20 weddings each year.

When I first started out in 2011 I shot a lot more per year, but I feel the need to connect with my couples to create something amazing together. In order for me to do this I time to really invest in my couples. Help you out where needed, guide you through all the planning and more. I can’t do that with over 20 weddings per year.

I am happy to hear you are thinking about booking me! 🙂

To make sure we get everything sorted, I need a signed contract and a 50% retainer to book your date. Get in touch and I’ll send you all the details.

I am based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and shooting weddings worldwide. If you have any questions about quotes for a particular destination, make sure to get in touch and we’ll get the talk started!

No weird directed posing. I will focus on storytelling and being a fly on the wall. I will help with some natural direction whenever called for, but most of all I wanna make sure you actually enjoy your day.

I want to capture what your day feels like in the most real way, since that is what brings you back in the moment when you watch the images afterwards.

I always take formal family portraits. I know those matter. Maybe not now, but they sure will in the future. Trust me on that. If planned for in the right way, family formals won’t have to take long.

When we’re out shooting just the two of you, I’ll give you natural direction, bringing out the true YOU. I’m pretty good at getting people out of that awkward zone and capture those natural responses. It’s all about asking the right questions, enjoying the moment and not putting on too much pressure.

For the biggest part of the day I will shoot documentary style. Capturing real moments that happen in front of me and tell the story of your wedding day. You just have to make sure to enjoy everything and get in the moment, let me do the rest.

Relaxed, happy humans enjoying life to the fullest.

If you care more about candid, honest photos, than perfectly staged portraits with every hair in place, then I’d love to shoot you.

If you don’t want your wedding to feel like a big production, and just want a chill photographer who might be barefoot at your reception, then we’ll be great together.

If you trust me to do my thing, we’ll definitely be able to create some cool things together.

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Bride and groom dancing at Tobacco Amsterdam.
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