Our ‘Real Weddings’ section is another opportunity for couples to find inspiration and find their wedding photographer. It doesn’t matter which part of the world you live in, if you’re inspired by what you see then you should get in touch with the wedding photographer. You should never forget one thing, a wedding photographer loves to travel and all our wedding photographers are passionate about what they do.
Photographer: Cinderella Van Der Wiel
Couple: Anouk & Tim
Wedding Date: 02 July 2016
Tell us a little about yourself…
I am Cinderella but everybody calls me Cin. I’m 30 years old, from the Netherlands, but live in the south of France for 12 years. I like to shoot weddings everywhere. And I love to tell a story.. a story of love.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?
Like a crazy, but sweet, honest and hard-working girl.
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day…
Ohhh, they are such a lovely couple, and I loved the wedding day! It was very well organized, everything was beautiful, and the people so nice!
How did you get into wedding photography?
I’ve always loved to take photos!
How long have you been a wedding photographer?
For 3 years.
Can you share how you’ve made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?
I make the mistakes to be to naive, and too nice with people… sometimes you have to stand up for yourself. I worked very hard to find my way, on internet and in the world of photography. It’s not easy and I have a long way to go, but I don’t give up!
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?
I think they are looking for the the emotions in the pictures, those emotions you can still see back when you are old, and I think that is very important.
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?
I think I am a hard working person, doing my best to take nice pictures, and I put a lot of my work to show on Instagram, facebook, my website etc.
How many weddings do you average per year?
As many as possible that I can handle and can manage.
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?
Ohhh I think there are a lot of beautiful places to be… so it doesn’t matter!
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?
2 body’s , different lenses, batteries, storage cards etc.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?
No not realy, every wedding is different.
Who or what inspires you?
Other photographers who create beautiful and great work.
Share your favourite image of the day.
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?
Hard work, and being a good listener.
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?
That I am a award winner photographer now… and that’s feels good!
Wedding Photographer France – Cinderella Photographie