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Alycia & Jelmer booked me for their engagement shooting on one of the first days of January 2017. We took photos in the center of Utrecht and talked about their future plans. They both were backpacking through Guatemala. A country I didn’t really knew anything about (yeah, shame on me haha) They spoke fondly about how they met each other in this hostel at Lake Atitlan. It was listening to a romantic novel while Alycia is American and Jelmer’s Dutch. Exactly, one of those long-distance-relationship-kinda stories ;-)

I felt right at ease around them and knew if I wasn’t gonna be their wedding photographer, I would miss out BIG time! So after a while, they decided to fly me over and let me do my magic. Didn’t used much though, as the wedding was already full of it! I flew over and traveled around Guatemala for two weeks and ended the trip with all of the guests at Lake Atitlan, Panajachel. We all stayed at Casa del Mundo for a few days and celebrated their Love with just a close group of friends and family. They got married at a balcony filled with grass. Oh yes! Vulcanoes and lake view included.

The morning after a very yummy dinner, emotional and fun speeches, wedding cake and a good night of salsa dancing we decided to do another photoshoot at this amazing location. The sun came out and it was one of the clearest days at the Lake. We were lucky. A destination wedding I’ll never forget.

Thank you Alycia & Jelmer for having us. Bucket list item, Check!

 

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