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PortoA weekend in Porto to celebrate 10 years Ventigrate

A weekend in Porto to celebrate 10 years Ventigrate
In September I was invited to join a weekend away to beautiful Porto to celebrate 10 years Ventigrate. Ventigrate is a Belgian IT company that specializes in SharePoint and .NET development. I'm thrilled to share some highlights with you from our weekend to Porto which was filled with great activities such as Port tasting, a cycling tour, fine dining, and lots more[...]

Personal MessageHappy HolidaysSeasonal

Happy Holidays
We're already nearing the end of the year again, can you believe it? And what a year it has been, in business and in our personal life. And we hope your year was truly beautiful too. 2017 was a year of laying paths with B2B services such as business coverages and creative sessions (bloggers community, content creation) and improved Portrait Shoots. It was als[...]

Limited OfferFall Mini Portrait Sessions 2017Seasonal

Fall Mini Portrait Sessions 2017
Limited offer: FALL MINI PORTRAIT SESSIONS!   Only a few days left of summer and it seems to me that fall has already started in Belgium.   Who's looking forward to beautiful fall days with great crispy cold yet sunny weather. The perfect weather for walks in the woods, playing outside and warming up by the fire afterwards with a hot chocolate or[...]

ASP CONTESTWIN YOUR LOVE SHOOT OR LIFESTYLE SHOOT

WIN YOUR LOVE SHOOT OR LIFESTYLE SHOOT
ASP CONTEST: WIN YOUR LOVE SHOOT OR LIFESTYLE SHOOT Grab your chance to win a Love (Engagement) Shoot or Liifestyle shoot!* Follow Anaïs Stoelen Photography on Instagram @anaisstoelen Comment on the ASP Contest Instagram post by tagging 3 friends to follow @anaisstoelen on Instagram Repost the ASP Contest Instagram post on Instagram with hashtag #ASPcontes[...]

#ANAÏS2.0 Changing Courses & New ServicesBusiness Development

Changing Courses & New Services
My husband and I are throwing a small party today to celebrate a new chapter for my business. In the past 7 years I've fully committed myself to photography, specializing in wedding photography. I had the honour of covering some of the most beautiful weddings in Belgium and abroad. As my business developed, my vision evolved over the years and I've now come to the [...]

Collection Best Of Wedding Photography

Best Of Wedding Photography
Before I say goodbye to wedding photography, a little note from my heart to yours. Gratitude fills my heart and I want to thank my lovely couples and their families in particular for trusting in me as a friend this allowed me to capture your blissful moments in a unique and timeless fashion. I hope you will find joy in every day and you'll look at your photos again f[...]

Puglia Organic chic wedding editorialMasseria San Francesco

Organic chic wedding editorial
Each wedding is unique and lovely in its own way. From black tie rooftop receptions in NY to small, ornate ballroom affairs in Paris or from elegant beach weddings to intimate wedding dinners, tucked away in the olive groves of Puglia. Being in love and engaged is one of the great joys in life we believe.. you both decided to spend the rest of your lives together. And[...]

Limited offerBlack FridayHappy Thanksgiving - Black Friday specials

Black Friday
Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you had an amazing time celebrating with your beloved ones! Let's celebrate just a little longer, shall we? Twirl, it's Black Friday (YAY!)! Are you excited yet?! Book your wedding package during our Black Friday offer to receive your engagement gift, a reduction of 250 euro towards your wedding photography package of choice. More Black Fri[...]

ParisWedding Session in Paris for Tina and WoutBlack Tie Pre Wedding Session

Wedding Session in Paris for Tina and Wout
Today these two sweeties are taking over the blog!  Tina's love quote: " The smile to my face, the beat to my heart. #endlesslove " Tina & Wout are tying the knot in October and so to celebrate their engagement we had a stroll in Paris.. and well this collection of pre wedding photos filled with bliss, sweet kisses and laughter, says it all. Congratulations T[...]

Bridal Portraits & Lovely DetailsGreg Finck – Fine Art Wedding Photography Workshop, EWC 2016Kasteel d'Hooghe Vuursche, Baarn - The Netherlands

Greg Finck - Fine Art Wedding Photography Workshop, EWC 2016
J'adore.. Today a few favorite bridal portraits and detail shots I made at the Greg Finck workshop, during the European Wedding Congress. It was a great honor to learn from such a talented wedding photographer as Greg and I left the congress feeling super inspired. Marijke looked beautiful in this wedding dress, designed by the amazing Parisian couturier Rime[...]

Chic seaside wedding inspirationBirth Of Venus Inspired Wedding ShootWenduine, Belgian Coast

Birth Of Venus Inspired Wedding Shoot
Somewhere in the dunes of Wenduine a unique wedding shoot took place inspired by Sandro Botticelli's painting The Birth of Venus. Indulge in our preview and we'll see you here back soon for the full story. - Copyright Anaïs Stoelen Photography - Vendors Organization, Concept and Styling by Art'Anna Weddings & Events Concept & Photography by Anaïs Stoele[...]

Seen on the cover of Nationaal Trouwonderzoek 2016

Seen on the cover of Nationaal Trouwonderzoek 2016
Those who follow me on Social Media have the benefit of seeing sneak peeks, inspirations & daily updates, funny bits about my journey in life and with my business (sky photos & million photos of roses included) and chances are they have probably seen a mention about my first COVER before. As time has passed, here is the moment I've wanted to share with you.[...]

Styled engagement session of Anne-Sophie & Frederik at the Abbey of AverbodeSunday Morning Breakfast Session in Averbode

Styled engagement session of Anne-Sophie & Frederik at the Abbey of Averbode
Anne-Sophie & Frederik, right from our initial contact at their wedding venue Hof Ten Steen (one of my favorite venues I love working with) it just clicked. I couldn't wait to capture their energy since we started planning this unique engagement session together. My bride Anne-Sophie has the most amazing style and was inspired by some of my editorials which[...]

Joske & Sam Pre Wedding Shoot Kasterlee

Joske & Sam Pre Wedding Shoot Kasterlee
The days are longer, the light is brighter, the temperature warmer and with that come great adventures and lot's of laughter. It's also the start of Wedding Season and I'm excited that I'll be a part of couples' great adventures such as our first couple, Joske & Sam. In the woods of Kasterlee (which bring back so many child hood memories for me..), the beautiful [...]

Engagement session in the Flemish countryside at Hof Ter Saksen

Engagement session in the Flemish countryside at Hof Ter Saksen
Under the winter sky and with the first signs of spring coming, such as the Magnolia buds that are slowly opening, days away from blossoming, I had the honor of photographing the engagement of Jo & Kady in the Flemish countryside, Haasdonk. We had a quiet stroll around the castle Hof Ter Saksen with the couple and their sweet son. Take a look at some beautiful f[...]

Travel destinations 2016

Travel destinations 2016
"If you can’t live longer, live deeper." — Italian Proverb We, my partner & I  love to travel as much as we can, discover new places and come home with unforgettable memories and anekdotes we keep talking about to each other. Last year we went on many beautiful holidays to inter alia Tuscany, Florence, Cinque Terre and the Côte d'Ôpale and emerged in the French [...]

ETHEREAL SEASIDE ENGAGEMENT OF DAYNA AND LAURENT AT DE HAAN

ETHEREAL SEASIDE ENGAGEMENT OF DAYNA AND LAURENT AT DE HAAN
Let's celebrate the weekend with a throwback at Dayna and Laurent’s seaside engagement session from past summer. We are thrilled to finally share this ethereal beauty with you after our beautiful publication on Le Petit Carnet Noir. Now all that's left for us to do is to dream away on a sea of love.. These two fill are inspiring & such a sweet couple and I can't[...]

Gift Card Photo Session

Gift Card Photo Session
The gift of memories turned into keepsake tangibles.. Make that someone you love feel even more loved with our Gift Cards. Indulge in a photo session you'll enjoy or give one to someone you care about.. Gift Cards can be used towards photo sessions: lifestyle, engagement and boudoir sessions covered by Anaïs Stoelen Photography.   SHOP Gift Cards[...]

Published inside Bruid & Bruidegom

Published inside Bruid & Bruidegom
Paris je t'aime.. And to see our Paris bridal editorial again inside Bruid & Bruidegom makes my heart sing and long for spring picnics. Make sure to get your hands on the popular Dutch wedding magazine for unique wedding inspiration. Find our publication inside the current issue of Bruid & Bruidegom, February 2016, on page 12 in the article 'Mode maakt de br[...]

Cinematic engagement of Nele and Jan in the historic town of Spa

Cinematic engagement of Nele and Jan in the historic town of Spa
Nele and Jan kicked off the new year in style with their cinematic winter engagement midst the historic town of Spa and the forest. Together we selected this location because the town had the right feel. Spa (the town where Spa water springs) once was and still is the go-to resort for spa & wellness in Europe and its architectural elements and glory can still b[...]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year
Hello 2016! And so we are enjoying the last days in festive atmosphere before we will be taking down the tree and make place for new adventures and winter warmth & cosiness. Hope you had the utmost wonderful Christmas time and that your year has started of fabulously. Hereby I wish you all a Happy New Year! Let this be the year you say YES .. to mo[...]

Anaïs’ Limited Christmas Exclusive

Anaïs' Limited Christmas Exclusive
While some gifts are found during Christmas shopping in the city, some gifts are found within the luxury of your home, only a mouse-click and an e-mail away. Our dear Instagram and Facebook followers were the first to find out the good news that we were planning an irresistible Limited Christmas Exclusive and we are excited to share it now, just in time for the Holid[...]

Experience the joy of giving with our latest Gift Cards

Experience the joy of giving with our latest Gift Cards
Underneath the twinkling Christmas tree or on the most unexpected day of the year, in celebration of a birthday or a big life event, to let that special person know that you're thinking of him/her, to thank someone or to celebrate ourselves, who doesn't feel special when receiving a gift? Experience the joy of giving with our latest Gift Cards.. How special would [...]

Paris je t’aime

Paris je t'aime
In these sad days after the terror Paris has had to face last week, I will admit, I'm feeling very down and my heart craves for those romantic, careless days, wandering the streets of my favourite city with my love. I cannot help but wonder.. Will Paris ever be the same? As part of healing from this horror story, I wanted to share some impressions with you from [...]

The tangible.. Why printing out your memories is recommended

The tangible.. Why printing out your memories is recommended
Modern technology has made it possible to visit our favorite moments anywhere & anytime we crave to relive them. Speaking of such, our recently improved & beautiful Client Galleries are a perfect example of how looking at your photographs has evolved into a lovable experience and has proved its relevant purpose. The Client Gallery can be viewed over the int[...]

Honorable publication in The Perfect Wedding iPad Magazine 2015

Honorable publication in The Perfect Wedding iPad Magazine 2015
The weekend has started with the most incredible news, part one of our Paris wedding editorials is now featured in a sublime publication.Currently our Paris Bohemian Picnic editorial graces the pages of the TPW 2015 edition iPad Magazine, after our earlier publication this year on The Perfect Wedding. If you would like to view our publication (no less than 9 pages [...]

New packaging! Your Wedding Coverage on luxurious glass and gold USB

New packaging! Your Wedding Coverage on luxurious glass and gold USB
Something new! We present to you.. the glass & gold USB drive Handing over the actual Wedding Coverage to my couples gives me a great feeling. Moments like these are significant, because my couples have just seen all the images of their engagement and wedding coverage and they're in that state of happiness, reliving those pure moments.. and I'm a witness of the[...]

Garden of Eden bridal shoot, featured on The Wedding Blog

Garden of Eden bridal shoot, featured on The Wedding Blog
Blessings come in many shapes into one's life. To receive so much support from the community, is a true blessing for me. I believe in a romance filled life .. in the small & the big things, in designing your dream wedding and sharing your unique voice. It's a true honor to feel the support of people helping to share this vision. We would like to thank one of[...]

The bridal portrait – What’s to love about having one

The bridal portrait - What's to love about having one
The calendar shows that the days remaining to your Big Day are slinking. I can imagine you to be very happy, finally taking your dream gown with you after experiencing those emotions of bliss, every time you saw yourself in your wedding gown. What an exciting time for you! You've become so curious to see how you will look in your photographs .. My sweet br[...]

Preview Ethereal seaside engagement of Dayna and Laurent at De Haan

Preview Ethereal seaside engagement of Dayna and Laurent at De Haan
Did I dream this shoot or did this really happen? This incredible couple, this ethereal seaside setting à la mer du Nord and styling, the most amazing pink & blue sky.. Dayna and Laurent's ethereal engagement shoot that took place at golden hour at De Haan. We are so so excited to show the full blogpost soon and my my we are thrilled to be covering their wedding[...]

Home at Silke and Dorre for their maternity boudoir

Home at Silke and Dorre for their maternity boudoir
This darling couple, Silke and Dorre are very dear to me and yesterday I had the privilege of photographing their state of blissful happiness as they are all excited to welcome their first child into the world in a couple of weeks!It's not often that I get to photograph the intimate moments of my friends from high school but when that happens it's very special. Years [...]

Katia and Eddy’s romantic styled engagement in Bruges

Katia and Eddy's romantic styled engagement in Bruges
Katia and Eddy got very lucky in June, as they won our Giveaway and had the pleasure of celebrating their engagement with a styled engagement shoot, carefully planned and styled for them to enjoy in the beautiful city of Bruges. Bruges, also called 'the Venice of the North', tell me, who wouldn't dream of having an engagement shoot there! Davy Achten, the weddi[...]

Paris Timeless Black Tie Wedding Editorial

Paris Timeless Black Tie Wedding Editorial
We are very excited to finally share the final part of our springtime Paris wedding shoots with you today, called Part Three Paris Timeless Black Tie. If you would like to catch up on our previous Paris shoots, take a look at Part One Romantic Wedding Picnic at Paris and Part Two Elegant lace and Pastel wedding inspiration shoot. For the romantic at heart... For th[...]

Romantic castle wedding at Kasteel Wissekerke, Bazel

Romantic castle wedding at Kasteel Wissekerke, Bazel
Sigrid and Arne set my heart aflutter in the springtime and it's a pleasure to finally share these meaningful fragments of their wedding day with you.S & A had a wonderful spring wedding day in the green surroundings of the castle Kasteel Wissekerke, located in the picturesque town of Bazel, near Antwerp. I first met this wonderful couple more than a year ago a[...]

A preview of last weeks Cambridge secret garden wedding editorial with Kelly Spence

A preview of last weeks Cambridge secret garden wedding editorial with Kelly Spence
Inspired by writers and poets, painters and the English countryside, this refined and elegant wedding editorial came about. Together with the renowned and ever so lovely Kelly Spence, designer of Kelly Spence Bridal Accessories, we organized this editorial which was held at the lush orchard of ' The Conservation Gardens' in Thaxted and in the city of Cambridge on t[...]

The beauty of Cinque Terre

The beauty of Cinque Terre
There are so many beautiful places to discover in this world and Cinque Terre is definitely on that list of must-see places if you ask us! It feels like a long time ago now, since we were walking the old streets of Cinque Terre. Last April we were on our holidays in Italy. Luckely we went home with many beautiful memories and lot's of keepsake photos. During our ho[...]

Repost: Italian countryside wedding inspiration shoot from Le Marche

Repost: Italian countryside wedding inspiration shoot from Le Marche
For this shoot Leontine poured her heart into the creation of a gorgeous 'al fresco' tea party with overgrowing grapes. Sitting there at a gorgeous table underneath the grapes, you sure feel like a principessa while enjoying the sweetest peaches, cherries, .. So, with this beautiful setting, a fairy tale was born. And as with all fairytales.. There once was a story[...]

The engagement session of sweet Anne-Caroline and Ditri in Sint-Truiden

The engagement session of sweet Anne-Caroline and Ditri in Sint-Truiden
Anne-Caroline and Ditri make a great couple and I couldn't feel happier to be capturing their wedding day in October! In the meantime we have been busy preparing for their day and gone out to capture their beautiful engagement session last Friday. We started of our session in the town of Sint-Truiden for some lovely shots in front of the sunny painted town hall.[...]

Travel schedule

Travel schedule
A lot is happening internationally this year and we are so excited about that! Wedding season is almost here and we are grateful to have booked such beautiful weddings! Can't wait to see our lovely couples live their big day! Things will get quiet busy this season, and we love that, because in between weddings Anaïs Stoelen Photography will be working at lifestyle[...]

Fine Art Bridal Portrait of Liesbeth

Fine Art Bridal Portrait of Liesbeth
Last Saturday our sweet bride Liesbeth & her prince charming Seppe tied the knot. What a dream wedding day it was! Let's relive a little of the magic with the honorable fine art bridal portrait that took place a week before her wedding. You can never have enough beautiful photos wearing your dream dress and what better place to enjoy such a portrait session than [...]

Rustic Chic wedding inspiration with Plum & Gold

Rustic Chic wedding inspiration with Plum & Gold
 A word from the organisator: Ilse de Graaf: With this Rustic Chic styled shoot I was inspired by warm colours and ‘all things elegant’ and nature itself. I wanted to create a feeling that is very chique yet rustic at the same time. Different shades of the colour plum combined with gold, an everylasting all time favourite colour, were the main colours for this sho[...]

Indian summer bridal editorial

Indian summer bridal editorial
Take a look at the beauty we experienced at the park Rivierenhof Deurne (Antwerp). We are over our heads in love with this gorgeous couple.. With Indian summer just starting out we are totally smitten with rich fall hues and classy bride & groom shots. My o My and how these two are deeply in love, it's magical to capture the true spirit of our models, real coup[...]