Eid Mubarak!

With all that I imagined the feast of the end of the fast would be – this was not it. I’m so happy that I was invited to join a friend to the Mosque and be part of the festivities.Together with friends… Full of warmth and fun… Here’s wishing your Eid celebration is truly a […]

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Wedding in most affordable weddingdress ever! prank…

One year ago the Zeeman shop announced an affordable bridesdress – for only € 29,99. In just a few hours it was sold out. One year later Parool PS a weekend magazine of a Dutch national newspaper, decided to look for stories behind some of the dresses that were sold.One of those stories was Sjoukje, […]

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2 awards Wedding Photojournalist Association

What a great to start the year: with 2 Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) awards ! Both pictures won in the ‘getting ready’ category. Getting ready is often my favorite part of a weddingday.The groom has a moment with his daughter (who stole my heart). An important ‘getting ready’ moment! Not only a bride has her ‘getting […]

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Fearless Award with Chinese wedding

I’m so happy with the Fearless Award I just won with this photo. One photo-/videographer more doesn’t seem to count for much in China. It was a strange but wonderful experience, a great wedding (the bride is a daughter of Vivian) and a professional & fun team I got to work with. Thank you Vera […]

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Papa and Daddy – an hour in the life of….

Papa en Daddy are getting married. Soon! Before the Big Day I wanted to meet their two-and-a-half year old daughter so she could get used to me and my camera’s. What a delight (we’re on our way to become BFFs) and such awesome dads. Their wedding is next week – I’m looking forward to documenting […]

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A place amongst the top 10 Dutch Masters of Wedding Photography 2014/2015 !

To win an award is always an honor. To be in the top 10 of the yearly ranking of the ‘Masters of Dutch Weddingphotography’ 2014/2015′ is a huge honor. My winning picture of last season is this one ‘the tie’.      

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3 awards in Dutch Masters of Wedding Photography winter 2014

2015 had a great start with some great weddingphotography awards! So happy with my 3 awards in the winter awards of the Dutch Masters of Wedding photography! award Dutch Masters of Wedding Photography – winter 2014  Dutch Masters of Wedding Photography I’m very proud to be awarded 3 awards and if you look at all […]

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Selected to represent the Dutch wedding photography – World Photographic Cup!

For the first time ever The Netherlands is competing in the  World Photographic Cup and I’ve been selected by DuPho (DuPho stands for Dutch Photographers, association of professional photographers) as one of the wedding photographers to represent the Dutch wedding photography.  My friend-photographers Damon Pijlman and Gerhard Nel have also been selected. Special! Al three […]

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SO 2014 honorable mention Selection Of Dutch Photography award

Excited, flabbergasted, really honored: I received an honorable mention for a prestigious photo award: SO2014 (Selection of Dutch photography 2014). A nomination for this award is already a great milestone because all the nominated pictures are published in a book. The awards ceremony was on November 26 in the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam.So I was […]

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Chinese-Dutch Wedding Amsterdam

Through Weddingplanner Liz van de Lande of  Weddingbliz I was booked as the photographer for this amazingly emotional and vibrant Chinese-Dutch wedding. It all took place at the twomaster seatjalk  De Titaan that sailed from Amsterdam/Durgerdam to Marken. Adding registrar Andrea Schipper of  Trouwbureau Amsterdam was definitely a bonus! Weddingplanner: WeddingblizVenue: De Titaan Flowers and Styling: Stijlvol […]

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a day in the life of Jenny – 89 year old independant woman

Jenny is a strong and independant 89 year young woman that I was asked to document for one day in her life. It’s been a true honor that she let me into her life  in such a very intimate way for such a short period of time.

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Awards and honorable mentions Masters of Dutch Wedding Photography

I’m very proud to have received 2 Masters of Dutch Wedding Photography Awards. It was the second time this fall that the contest took place and I’m really happy with my awards and some honorable mentions. De jury consisted of Anna Kuperberg (USA), Wesley Nulens (Belgium) and Christine Meintjes (South Africa). These photos received an award Some honorable mentions as well And […]

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Nominated for SO2014 Selection of Dutch Photography award

Such an honor: I’m nominated for an amazing photography award: SO2014 (Selection of Dutch photography 2014). In this case a nomination is a prize all by itself – all nominated pictures will be published in a book. Presentation and award ceremony on November 26th at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. SO exciting!    

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Aidsfonds wedding chapel at Valtifest Amsterdam

Aidsfonds wedding chapel at Valtifest Amsterdam A wedding Las Vegas style in The Netherlands? It’s possible in the spectacular Wedding Chapel of the Aids Fonds. Fun wedding-rings and a self-declared pastor included… This September the wedding chapel appeared at the festival Valtifest in Amsterdam. Everybody who felt like it was able to ‘marry’ the one(s) they […]

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Protected: Aidsfonds MH17

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Jewish wedding in Amsterdam

… “It will be an intimate affair with 60-70 people. We will be having a traditional Jewish ceremony followed by dinner and dancing “…..  So (?), I was expecting a quiet, rather subdued couple joining me for coffee… Boy was I wrong. It was one of the most fun first-time-meetings I ever had.  Full of energy and enthusiasm the bride and groom to be explained what​ I could expect a Jewish wedding. Or with this particular one at least. It was going to […]

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That’s why! Anita and Jeroen got married

Anita and Jeroen’s wedding invitation was filled with hundreds of photos of one each other, their kids, parents, friends and holidays and showed the text: “That’s why! Because we experienced all these beautiful, fun, emotional and exciting moments together.Because we like to say ‘yes’ to life. And yes to each other. And of course and […]

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The Perfect Wedding photography special

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WPJA Award ‘weather’

Of course you hope for the best weather on your wedding day, and really, even if the weather isn’t what you expected it to be, I never found it to be a damper for the festivities. It can even add some unexpected fun! I am really excited to have won an award with this photo […]

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Featured in PF – photography magazine

Not that interesting if you don’t read Dutch, but this is an publication in a Dutch photograhy magazine about what drives me being a wedding photojournalist. (click on the picture to see the complete publication)      

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Photographer on a mission – featured in PF magazine

Featured on PF website about the magazine I was featured in

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Fearless Conference, Foundation Workshop, Masterclasses – Amsterdam!

Everyone who knows me, even a bit, will have noticed that I ‘m a big fan of Fearless Photographers, a marvelous international network of wedding photographers. Earlier this year I participated in ‘the mother of all wedding photography workshops’, the Foundation Workshop in Texas, for which I had to register a year ahead. The early […]

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Theme party after a relaxed wedding

A theme party with a silent disco on Texel. Agnes and Paul married with a special consideration of old memories and a lot of do-it-yourself moments. It was a party weekend for all attendees, including the photographers!   Click here to go directly to the slideshow A wedding with a lot of do-it-yourself moments and […]

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2x Fearless Award #9

Fearless Photographers, a group of some of the most creative and daring wedding photographers on the planet.(…) we’ve won many awards, national and international level. This one probably means the most…. This is a tough comp and there were many amazing images amongst the winners.(Roger & Kirsty @ envy – Australian Fearless Photographers)  What can […]

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Protected: Keizer Culinair

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Protected: Tom & Stefano

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Protected: Marianne & Schelte

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Protected: Annie & Paul

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Solo exhibition at Sony Benelux HQ

I was very proud of my solo exhibition at the Sony Benelux Home Office. It was quite a challenge. 60 images, and all of them had to be huge! These photo’s were made by my father, Jacques Dersjant.    

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2x Fearless Award #2

A new organization that I am very proud to be a part of is Fearless Photographers. They describe themselves in the following manner: The Fearless Photographers directory is a new, different, and easy way for you to contact some of the world’s most talented wedding photographers.Photographers can’t pay to put their images on this unique […]

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Ugly kids club – day 10

Some photos that I made on set during the filming of the Dutch movie ‘Ugly Kids Club’.        

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Ugly kids club – day 9

Some photos that I made on set during the filming of the Dutch movie ‘Ugly Kids Club’.  

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Ugly kids club – day 8

Some photos that I made on set during the filming of the Dutch movie ‘Ugly Kids Club’.        

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Buy an Art Bag for X-mas!

The ArtBags by Stop Aids Now!, are back! They’re for sale at the Bijenkorf, Bruna, V&D, Dirk, Bas, Digros, and the Wereldwinkels for € 5. If you want, you can also purchase them online! This years the bags have been designed by Viktor & Rolf, Dick Bruna, and Pip Studio. That’s kind of a dream of mine, […]

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Full page in WIT Wedding magazine

I’m still a little bit speechless. I knew that they would pay some attention to me in the new 2011 autumn issue of WIT Wedding, but that it would be such a big page…what a surprise! Read the article here or order the issue online. Here you’ll find the Dutch version,  5 questions for Jacqueline Dersjant […]

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Featured in Wit Wedding magazine – weddingdress fashion

I was flattered but also slightly surprised when I got a call from WitWedding Magazine. Why would you ask a photojournalist who specializes in photographing people, emotions, and moments to make a wedding fashion report about wedding dresses on mannequins… A challenge that I -of course- immediately accepted. Because if there is one wedding magazine […]

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Caro Emerald @ ruby wedding anniversary Huis ter Duin, Noordwijk

Close your eyes and imagine… It has been a Dutch “summer” for a couple of weeks now and you have managed to book Huis ter Duin for a “life cooking buffet”. The guests are expected  to arrive around 12 o”clock, and it”s still quite cloudy – see the first picture – but early in the […]

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Fearless ‘faces’

It was actually not a real ‘fearless award’ contest, but still… Fearless  asked all its photographers to send them photos with the theme ‘faces’ in order to make a Fearless showcase out of them. Having your photo selected then feels a bit like winning a Fearless award. These two pictures made it through the selection. The […]

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Carine & Peter internetdate & humorous low-budget wedding

(as posted on Shootinq’s blog) Carine is a writer and about one year ago she published her first book, Raak! (Hit!) How to score an internet date. A handy guide full of tips and tricks about internet dating. Because internet dating is a jungle. How to find the right one? On a nice day in […]

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Gastblogger Wedspiration: Jacqueline Dersjant PHTGRPHR

(not translated in English)   (zoals gepubliceerd op blog Wedspiration) 20 januari 2011 Ontzettend leuk vind ik het om Jacqueline Dersjant aan het woord te laten op Wedspiration. Deze gastblogger heeft verstand van fotografie. Haar stijl vind ik mooi! Dus lees deze info en leer er van! Helemaal blij dat Jo-Anne van Wedspiration me vroeg om […]

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WPJA award ‘the cake’

This must have been one of the most relaxed weddings that I have ever photographed. The ceremony and the rest of the day all took place in and around Brasserie ‘de Koepel’  in Voorburg. A wonderful location with a very beautiful garden surrounding it. A large inflatable pool with a garden hose was set up […]

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Bruidsfotoaward (Bride photo award) Nomination

I was nominated for the  Bruidsfoto Award 2010, (bride photo award) but that’s all it turned out to be. What was extraordinary in 2010 is that all four  Shootinq photographers were nominated. Everyone, except for Daphne who didn’t send anything in. The Bride Photo Award is not a journalistic contest, and that’s why we were all pleasantly […]

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WPJA / Brides Magazine award

Congratulations! Your submission to the WPJA/BRIDES Photo contesthas been selected as the winner of the Parents category. The selected photo will run in the November/December 2009 issue of BRIDES as well as on the WPJA website and Brides.com. I received this e-mail in June 2009. First price with my picture in the   Brides Magazine / WPJA award 2009 in the category Parents. How […]

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WPJA award ’emotion’

My very first  WPJA award!!  Unlike the premise of the jury, it was the mother of the groom whose jaw dropped when she saw her (very pregnant) daughter  in law to be for the first time. These are the moments that I love to witness and photograph. During the preparations there is usually more than enough […]

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Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3) Honorable Mention

A year and a few days after I won a PANL Award with the same series, I received a message that the series was nominated for the Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3) Professional Category, ‘Portraiture’ – ‘Wedding’. My first nomination from abroad. Unfortunately, I did not win a prize, but I certainly enjoyed being […]

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PANL#16 bronze award

I was very happy with this prize. Especially because a PANL-jury consists of photographers, art directors, and advertisers, groups that are normally not very enthusiastic about wedding photography. I made the photos during the first wedding that I photographed, which made the prize even more special!    

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PhotoAcademyAward / nomination by Frame Magazine

Nomination by Frame Magazine in the category Interior/Exterior The award ceremony for this award was a very special experience. The nominations had already been announced a while ago, and finally the moment had come: the awards ceremony. I stood next to a table with around me a number of my (photographer)friends and some other people […]

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PhotoAcademyAward nomination Elle Magazine

Nominated by Elle Magazine in the categorie Fahion/Beauty Unfortunately, there is (to my knowledge) no jury report that we can refer back to, but at the awards ceremony (where I didn’t receive a prize) the art director of  Elle Magazine  said that it was a pity that this photo was not part of a series, […]

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PANL#14 nomination

‘Haddi’ This series was nominated for the PANL#14 award. I didn’t win an award (but back then a nomination was an award in itself, because nominations were still published in the #14 book). The name of the series is ‘Haddi’. A long story on which I won’t waste too many words. Nowadays there’s Google, back […]

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PANL#13, gold award

The PANL#13 Gold photo award, the most important PANL award went to Jaap Vliegenthart in 2004. Only two other gold awards were awarded, both to students, one of them being me. How amazing! I had never really considered the fact that I  could actually win a prize.  Just the nomination was already incredible! In the […]

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