In the woods, an eSession at dawn

For my own sleep depriviation it is probably not the best idea to advertise eSessions at dawn but when a couple goes to distance to come up with a pretty cool idea and ditto location… who am I to say no? Even if that did mean I’d had to set my alarm clock at 6AM on a Sunday…

For woods, hill & swamps, I’m packing light as always.. FujiFilm XT1 (x2), XF23, XF35 & XF56.

A mountaintop wedding // Engelberg Switzerland // Teaser

I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Yves & Sabien. The base station for the wedding & party was the lovely scandinavian Ski Lodge Hotel. The decor for the ceremony was situated at 1860m, Brunnihutte SAC. Never have I been more pleased with my Fuji X switch because we walked all the way up …

Thank you Yves & Sabien & Friends for making this a very pleasant weekend. And a very honourable mention to my Sherpa Lieven for joining me for the ride, for assisting and for carrying the bag & running away with my water & energy bar.

Technical Info: All images taken with a FujiFilm XT-1 or X-E XF23, XF35, XF6.

A small teaser preview. More to come.

A family roadtrip around Australia with the Fuji X system

I’m currently on a 3 month roadtrip with my family in Australia. We are travelling in a campervan with our two boys: a 3,5 year old and a 1 year old. It’s been a wonderful journey so far.

Choosing my gear for this trip was rather easy. As a photographer I wanted to be able to make great pictures, but as a dad, it had to be compact & light. And to be honest, there wasn’t much room left in our bags. My camera bag (Retrospective 30) actually doubled as a diaper bag on the plane.

What did I bring on this trip? A Fuji XT1 with the XF18 (27mm) and the XF35 (50mm) lenses and a Fuji X100S (35mm). A couple of SD cards, 4 batteries each and that’s it! I haven’t regretted this decision for a second. Most of time I tend to take just one camera and lens with me when we go walking. It makes me work with whatever I have with me at the time. Because of the built in ND filter the X100S has seen the most action so far. The XF35/XT1 combo is still my favourite (but eagerly awaiting the firmware update). The camera’s have been through a lot, they live on the dashboard or get tossed in a backpack. Most of the time I just have one dangling of my shoulder, on the beach, on a boat, through the rainforest.

I’m not here as a photographer, I’m not hunting for the perfect picture, I don’t sit around and wait for perfect light. I just try to take some decent honest snaps of our time here, as a dad.

You can follow our adventures on http://jadekinderengaanmee.be (dutch). Follow this link for a (google) translated english version.