Jim Grootes

Currently in: The Netherlands

Expertise

Photography

I take pictures that tell a story. My camera is my tool to show the world's true colors and the special moments that make life wonderful. Every photo is a chance to freeze a memory just as it is.

Videography

I make videos that capture life's best bits. By putting together scenes like pieces of a puzzle, I create movies that share powerful tales and bring out all the feels.

Lightroom / Capture One

I use Lightroom and Capture One to make good photos look amazing. It's like adding small touches to a photo – it brings out the best in a picture.

Photoshop

In Photoshop, I bring portraits to life, perfecting every detail with a retouching skill that transforms ordinary images into striking pieces of art. From smoothing out imperfections to highlighting the unique features of each face, I craft portraits that tell a vivid story and capture the essence of the individual.

Davinci Resolve

With Davinci Resolve, I breathe life into every story, ensuring that even the roughest footage is transformed into a visual treat. It's all about turning the ordinary into the extraordinary in every aspect of the video.

My Services

Photography

Capture your special moments with a fun photoshoot. Want cool pictures of yourself or with friends and family? Just reach out or fill out a quick form on this website, and we’ll make it happen!

Videography

Get your stories told through awesome videos. Whether it’s for a special event or just for fun, let’s make a video that’s all about you.

Video Editing

Have footage but need to make it look amazing? I can edit your videos to make them shine. If you’re interested, just let me know through Fiverr. And you’ll always get a quick custom quotation.

Client Reviews

"Jim is a sweet and professional photographer. He helped me how to pose since I'm quite shy and showed me the photo taken so that I could make a necessary adjustment. Thank you for being kind and caring, Jim."

Mai Pham

"Jim is an enthusiastic, experienced photographer with an eye for detail. He puts you at ease and takes the time to create the perfect pictures together with you. I have done several photoshoots with Jim and the results are always beautiful and above expectations!"

Naomi Manuela

"Hey Jim! Thank you for your beautiful photos and for sharing your wishes! A birthday for a 1-year-old Jop is of course very different from a wedding or an adult party, but this was super fun! You have made the memories extra beautiful with your photos."

Thabo Rietberg

"Thanks Jimm for your photography skills and for your kindness."

Вячеслав Лагойкин

"I always love the results from his pictures!!"

Jolene

"An interesting, reliable photographer, has many ideas for photo sessions, meticulous in each photo taken, passionate in his work. I'm very pleased with the photos he took for my Ao Dai collection."

Nga

"Classy"

Iwona B Gortowska

"Professionalism The photos are very striking"

Petra Oosterbaan

"Jim knows exactly what he is doing: professional 👍"

JP Witteman

"A very professional and fiendly photographer. Made me look waaaaaay better than I actually look :)"

Teacher Zdenek

"Jim these photos are incredible. About to go to sleep but will look through all of them tomorrow. But some of these we are almost in tears how perfect they are. Also so happy with our shoot today, and your energy and your professionalism is so different than our previous photo shoots. Plus, you’re an absolute artist. "

Brandon Bảo

"Great photographer!! I fully recommend Jim for any portrait work you need! Experienced and very professional!!"

Thuy Duong

Photographer / Videographer

Hi, I’m Jim. When I’m not out capturing life through the lens during the golden hour with backlight, you might find me enjoying a peaceful moment with a good cup of coffee. It’s this simple pleasure that often reminds me of why I picked up a camera in the first place – to find and celebrate those hidden wonders that surround us each day. Photography to me is much more than just a click of a shutter; it’s a way to pause time, to hold on to the moments that make us pause and look a little closer. I’m all about those candid shots that tell a story, the natural expressions that speak volumes, and the landscapes that beckon us to step into the scene. If you’re on the hunt for someone to capture the essence of your story or to freeze a special moment in time, I’m your photographer. Whether it’s the quiet intimacy of a portrait or the expanse of a natural vista, I approach every project with the same enthusiasm and commitment. So let’s connect over a shared love for photography and a good brew. Together, we’ll explore the hidden wonders of your world and capture them in images you’ll treasure forever.

My Kit List

Feel free to look through my Kit List.

Sigma ART 35mm 1.4

Prime Lens

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Sigma 16mm 1.4 (crop)

Prime Lens

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Samyang 85mm 1.4

Portrait Lens

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Samyang 14mm 2.8

Wide Angle Lens

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DJI Mavic Pro

Drone

Technical Specifications

DJI RS3 Mini

Stabiliser

Technical Specifications

Go Check Microphones

Wireless Microphone Set

Technical Specifications

Godox AD200 + TT685

Flash Set

Technical Specifications

Sigma ART 35mm 1.4

Prime Lens

Technical Specifications

Sigma 16mm 1.4 (crop)

Prime Lens

Technical Specifications

Samyang 85mm 1.4

Portrait Lens

Technical Specifications

Samyang 14mm 2.8

Wide Angle Lens

Technical Specifications

DJI Mavic Pro

Drone

Technical Specifications

DJI RS3 Mini

Stabiliser

Technical Specifications

Go Check Microphones

Wireless Microphone Set

Technical Specifications

Godox AD200 + TT685

Flash Set

Technical Specifications

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