So for the past 20 years I have been focussed on my photography development and my photography business. A lot has changed in the technology department: the switch from film to digital, medium format is not the end all be all solution anymore as the perfect tool. The introduction of social media (instagram, facebook, youtube, snapchat, pinterest, etc), high speed internet in houses and on mobile devices and high end quality photo camera becoming increasingly cheaper and cheaper.

A combination of all of the above has lead me to believe I can and have to diversify my business and still enjoy my creative endeavours through the, for me, new medium of motion pictures. With the introduction of fibre internet and high speed mobile internet, video content has become available on all platforms. Brands and companies have latched onto this and incorporate video to tell their story. This creates endless business opportunities for us creatives.

For the past 2 years I have been chatting with many creatives in my space who started out as a photographer that now have turned hybride shooters – they shoot video and they shoot photos. They advised me to give it a try.

Dabbling in video

At first I was not looking forward to the many hours of footage spotting, editing and the endless upgrades of backup systems/servers/harddrives and editing computer (those video files can be chunky,..I guess there is nothing wrong with that). Then I started doing some small video shoots with the gear I had, a DSLR and glidecam. It was not the ideal kit, but it got me started. When jobs came in that required better gear for the job, I would contact a rental company.  

Fast forward 24 months and I took the plunge and invested in a kit that includes a full frame body that can shoot 4k and shoots up to 120 fps for buttery smooth slo-mos. For the buttery smooth motion I have invested in the newest gimbal. To top it off, I have included a number of lenses and sound recording equipment. 

professional gimbal for video productions
gimbal/stabiliser

So AJ Photography is now offering video services on the Costa Blanca. Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa are basically my back garden but I will cover from Moraira which is pretty much North of the Costa Blanca all the way down to Cartagena/ La Manga in the South of the Costa Blanca. As Amsterdam is my second base for work, I have no problem hopping on a plane and joining you for a gig up North of Europe.

Want to talk about any upcoming projects you might have? Drop me a line and lets have a (virtual) coffee to get to know each other, I am all ears.

Contact me by click the link. Hope to hear from you!

Alicante wedding – the most romantic destination 

Many people consider Spain as one of the most romantic places on earth. With stunning areas like the Costa Blanca, there is no doubt why so many couples choose Spain as their wedding destination. In this regard, the Torrevieja area and Orihuela Costa, located on the south-eastern Alicante province are sure winners. With their beautiful coastline, picturesque sandy beaches, and promenades running parallel to the beaches, it offers some of the best backdrops for a wedding and your guests recreation.

There are hotels and resorts here, complete with great views and services that offer wedding packages, for example the La Zenia hotel in La Zenia on the Orihuela Costa. 

Choose the best romantic destination in Alicante

When it comes to wedding destinations, Alicante spoils you with choices. You get to choose between stunning cities like Torrevieja and Orihuela. You will find several resorts like Punta Prima restaurant, Orihuela Coast Resort, and Montepiedra Hotel which can serve as excellent wedding venues.

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Wedding prep at Montepiedra Hotel – Campoamor – Alicante

With their sprawling gardens, views of the coast, and affordable services, you can choose any of these as your romantic wedding venue. Soak in the Mediterranean climate, let your hair down and enjoy the beautiful sceneries as you tie the knot in an outdoor wedding in the hotel gardens or on the beach front. Of course, I will be there to capture all the great moments of your day.

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Wedding at Torre del Moro – Sjømannskirken Torrevieja

Alicante is also home to some of the oldest churches of the region. The towering building of these churches along with the serene atmosphere will soothe you. These catholic churches regularly hold weddings and you can also take your wedding vows in one of these idyllic places. Some (catholic) churches in the Torrevieja – Alicante area are:

  • Pilar de la Horadada catholic church – Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Pilar
  • Torrevieja center catholic church – Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepción
  • La Zenia catholic church – Parroquia Cristo Resucitado – Centro Ecuménico
  • La Zenia catholic church – Capilla Ntra. Sra. del Mar
  • Punta Prima catholic church – Iglesia Punta Prima
  • Torre de la Horadada catholic church – Iglesia Torre de la Horadada
  • Dehesa de Campoamor catholic church – Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (near Montepiedra hotel)
  • Los Balcones Church of England
  • Norwegian Sjømannskirken in La Siesta- Sjømannskirken Torrevieja
  • Iglesia Evangélica Española – IEE – La Siesta

Other catholic churches in the Alicante region can be found here

Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Pilar

Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Pilar

Torrevieja wedding – find the most romantic way to say “I do”

With plenty of wedding planners and fantastic locations, your wedding will be no less than a fairy tale. Enjoy a Spanish holiday along with your guests and ring the wedding bell in the romantic setting of Torrevieja. We will shoot couple photos on the pristine beaches. You can also pose for group photos against the cobbled streets and find the vast sky blessing you.

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wedding prep Orihuela Costa

With my photography service, you can enjoy and relive all the warm memories of your Spanish wedding for years to come. 

Would you like to have a chat with me about your wedding plans? Do you have questions about my work process? Let’s have a virtual coffee together! Click here to drop me a message or give me a call on my mobile (I use whatsapp).

Look forward to hearing from you

Imagine walking hand in hand with your newlywed husband on the endless sandy beaches of Spain. Or having your first kiss against the backdrop of a monumental fortress set on the legendary Mount Benacantil. You may dream of taking group photos with your bridesmaids in a classic Mediterranean town complete with its white-washed houses and cobbled streets.

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Wedding in the region of Alicante

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Montiboli hotel beach front

If you dream of a lavish Spanish wedding, come to Alicante. Known as the City of Light, Alicante is the capital of Costa Blanca of Spain, a region known for pristine beaches and gothic churches.

A dream wedding in Alicante

Whether you are planning for a beach wedding or an outdoor one, Alicante and its neighbouring cities can provide you with the most romantic wedding destinations. Choose Alicante, Santa Pola, Villajoyosa or San Juan area to have a dream wedding.

With such striking views and exotic locations, your wedding photography would be most awe-inspiring. Rest assured that I will capture the fantastic moments of your wedding and create a romantic wedding documentary that you would treasure all your life.

If you are looking for a dream wedding destination, come to Alicante. There are breath-taking locations like Benissa with Casa del Maco,  Denia and Benidorm. With extended beaches, rocky covers and excellent climate, you can find the perfect location for your fairy-tale wedding. Hotel Montiboli gives you the option to have your wedding on the grounds of the hotel but almost on the beach front.

Get into a relaxed mood and let the Mediterranean climate soothe you while you embark on the most important journey of your life. After that, tie your knot at the most idyllic locations of Altea or Calpe where you have the Sol y Mar hotel or Moraira with Moraira Castle which is on the beach front or the Swiss Hotel. 

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Beach front Moraira castle

Best location for European destination wedding

Alicante has a history dating back to hundreds of years and the pre-historic architecture is still intact. These places will offer the most perfect backdrops for celebrating your wedding.

With me as your photographer by your side, you can rest assured. All the shots will be fun, relaxed and perfectly timed. 

With so many resorts and hotels the Alicante region has some of the best locations of Spain for your destination wedding. Therefore with my excellent photography services, your wedding will be a most spectacular one.

Would you like to have a chat with me about your wedding plans? Do you have questions about my work process? Let’s have a virtual coffee together! Click here to drop me a message or give me a call on my mobile (I use whatsapp).