Sjoerd Booij is a wedding photographer in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Capturing wedding stories since 2011 with an artistic and modern documentary feel.

Elopement & Wedding Photographer in Amsterdam since 2011

Hi, my name is Sjoerd Booij. I’m a Dutch wedding photographer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands shooting weddings since 2011.

Each wedding is special to me. I always devote myself to create unique images. Images that represent your story together with all the people that are close to you. A story that will bring you back to what your beautiful day felt like.

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

Keep reading if you want more information and see some of my previous work. If you want to hear more about my approach to wedding photography and learn about pricing, please visit information & pricing.

Real Wedding Stories

Documentary Wedding and Elopement Photographer focussed on storytelling in an artistic way

Wedding Stories

Bride and groom sitting on bench at canal of Haarlem.
Simple Tips: Your Wedding on a Budget in Haarlem
Getting married on a budget in Haarlem is definitely possible with these tips.
Wedding portraits shot at Chateau Thermes de Cugnon.
American Chateau Wedding in the Ardennes – Southern Belgium
Two Americans from Boston getting married at the beautiful Chateau Thermes de Cugnon in the Ardennes, Belgium.
Wedding guests dancing with brass band.
Chique Festival Wedding near Amsterdam
Festival chique wedding at old farm close to Amsterdam. Celebrating life & love with their guests, Barry White and a brass band.
Wedding party waiting before ceremony.
Formal Wedding at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
A beautiful formal wedding ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam hotel. A boat ride through the canals of Amsterdam and finishing off at Tobacco Amsterdam...
Pregnant bride dancing with groom and flashy lights
Bohemian Wedding Hotel de Witte Dame in Abcoude
Outdoor bohemian wedding close to Amsterdam at lovely boutique Hotel "De Witte Dame" in Abcoude, the Netherlands.
Wedding couple standing in lightbeam at Hortus Botanicus garden in Amsterdam
Botanical Garden Wedding Hortus Amsterdam
This international couple adored their intimate botanical garden wedding at Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam.

More Information & Booking Me As Your Wedding Photographer

I would love to capture your wedding story. Fill in the form below for more information and to check my availability for your wedding! I will get back to you as soon as possible!

Couple / Family / Portrait

Capturing life while focussing on real stories and real people.

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Couple lying in bed smiling at each other.
Couple Photoshoot – Ultimate Guide
Everything you need to know to get the best out of your couple photoshoot. In this guide I will talk about why you would want...
Couple riding bikes in Amsterdam during couple shoot.
Couple Photos Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
Couple photos while riding bikes, visiting the Hortus Botanicus botanical gardens and strolling past the gorgeous canals of Amsterdam.
Intimate couple photo shoot.
Couple Boudoir Amsterdam Lloyd Hotel
Intimate couple boudoir Amsterdam photoshoot. This couple rented a beautiful room in the hotel Lloyd. After being together for 15 years these two lovely souls...
Portrait of man looking at camera while holding glasses.
Personal Branding Photography
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Baby with parents looking into camera during family shoot.
Outdoor Beach Family Shoot Amsterdam
Family shoot with lovely family at the beach and dunes of Bloemendaal near Amsterdam.
Couple Boudoir – Ultimate Guide
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Resources and Stylebooks

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Intimate couple photography that is raw and real in an artistic and documentary feel.


Family photography to memorize a wonderful day together with those closest to your heart.


Information about my philosophy, pricing and resources to get the most out of your photos.

Capturing Real Love


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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