Wim Vanderstichelen

Wim

Vanderstichelen

Gent

🇧🇪 Belgium

Also serving:

Deinze (Belgium)

With us

1 year

Studio Name

Portretmaker

Hi! I'm Wim (or William in English), I was made in 1982 and I'm a professional wedding photographer from Belgium. My homebase is Nazareth, near Ghent. No, not the city in Israel...
I'm married to the best and prettiest woman in the universe. Together we have 2 (sometimes adorable) daughters.

You can describe my style as 'storytelling'. I don't like to pose my couples, but I have a special eye for the little moments at their big day. Only during the couple session I like to give them some guidelines but for me it's very important to keep it spontanious.
When I'm 'working' (I hate that word, it should be 'having fun') at a wedding, I'm always looking for exeptional spots at the location to take an 'award winning worthy' picture.

Winning photos

The newlyweds were getting ready to pose for me on a bridge in Bruges, when two boats filled with tourists just passed by waving to them. I knew I had to take a picture of that moment.

102nd Collection

Before the dinner party started I asked the couple to come down the stairs together holding hands and look into eachothers eyes. The edit in black and white makes the picture complete.

101st Collection

In between meals I took the couple outside the venue to pose with my umbrella during an intimate moment. With her holding my flash and him holding the umbrella this is just a magical picture because you can also see the people in the venue in the background.

101st Collection

At a little piece of nature near Bruges I took my drone for a flight. When I told the couple to kiss, they got completely lost in the moment.

100th Collection

Sometimes I don't give my couples an assignment what to do during the shoot. I just hide in the bushes and tell them to do what feels right for them, with this result...

100th Collection

This photo was taken in the cellar of an old abbey in Ghent. As the light of a spot felt on the wright place, we just had to take this picture.

99th Collection

At the city park of Aalst (Belgium), there is this monument with perfect symmetric lines. I just had to make sure I didn't fall in the water behind me.

98th Collection

The couple had chosen their old school where they first met as a location for the shoot. Wow! I just fell in love with the old stairs and windows and immediatly knew these were going to be great pictures.

97th Collection

This couple had a white umbrella ready for the rain on their big day. That day was a very sunny day in january, but I allready knew that I was going to get a great picture with it at night. For this result I used a flash bouncing up the light in the umbrella.

96th Collection

As we were walking down the bridge, I thought it would be fun to take the drone up for a flight. The bridge was splitting the image in half as the couple was practising their first dance.

95th Collection

For the couple shoot we were taking a hike in a forest near Bruges. The path we were walking on was a bit wet so the groom took his wife in his arms and carried her through the mud. What a gentleman!

95th Collection

For this picture I jumped in the bushes and gave the couple an assignment: 'whisper your favourite snack in each others ear, but in the most sexiest way'. It was hilarious!

94th Collection