Michiel + Suzanne : Ellewoutsdijk, The Nederlands

Hi Hi Hi.

Fresh off the bike from Holland, I have a few (um, or maybe more than a few) images to share of the Van de Visser wedding.

You may remember Suzanne from a few years back

During her two year stint as a nurse on Mercy Ships, she chronicled her journey and shared her passion with anyone willing to read. But as someone who wears her heart on her sleeve, she also exuded the same passion in her being… which is what, I am sure, landed her the Dutchman aboard the ship who specializes in underwater robotics. [Underwater Robotics must be the dutch equivlant of a rocket scientist, right?] While on the adventure of their lives, they found each others life-long adventure buddy so it was only fitting that the get away car used was a Land Rover.

Michiel hails from Ellewoutsdijk, a small town in the dutch province of Zeeland, so in step with their adventurous ways, they married in his village and I had the honor of attending and documenting along the way.

The Dutch do weddings differently than we do in America. For example, church ceremonies are not recognized by the state… therefore we had a civil AND church ceremony in the same day. Not to mention lunch, and dinner separately from the reception. Guests are invited to one or two of the events but only 22 were actual DAY guests… meaning they attended all the events of the day. I was so confused. But luckily I was only responsible for photos.

Michiel and Suzanne have returned to America but they will never quite settle in. Their hearts remain in Africa so this is simply  a waiting room until they return and continue the rest of their adventure.

And Suzanne, in the words of Michiel on your wedding day… “you are so beautiful, I cannot remove my eyes”












Evan - May 12, 2011 - 8:58 am

great job Shyla! As always. What a happy day!

Scott L. Wooddell - May 12, 2011 - 9:33 am

Awesome moments.

Annemarie - May 12, 2011 - 11:07 am

Suzanne is stunning. Just as beautiful on the outside as her heart is on the inside. Much love, grace, humility, happiness and blessings to the couple.

Elyse - May 12, 2011 - 12:11 pm

So incredible. What beautiful photography of two beautiful people. I have to say that I cried at my desk looking at these today!! These are two hearts that deserve to be fully happy! Love you both!

Nellie Bradshaw - May 12, 2011 - 3:24 pm

These are wonderful as usual. I love the way you capture the happiness and glow.

Marianne - May 13, 2011 - 8:02 am

Hey Shyla! You took some beautiful pictures!

Wow, they’re awesome!

Love you’re style!

Love, Marianne (The blond Dutchie?;-))

kim orso - May 13, 2011 - 11:27 pm

You two are beautiful I just balled my eyes out just looking at those pics and seeing two people so in love.. THe smile on your faces are unforgetable. I love you both.. can’t wait to see you:)

Deborah Zoe - May 17, 2011 - 5:59 pm

these are simply stunning!!!

Marian Majik - July 4, 2011 - 9:13 am

Beautiful pictures

Krista - August 16, 2011 - 5:15 pm

love them!

Bo - April 12, 2016 - 11:37 am

The swimming men is one of my favorites. This I would love to have in my studio although being a professional photographer I would choose one of yours.

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