What I love most about having my business for 4 years compared to just starting is the fact that I get to photograph the same clients multiple times now. Like Michel and Rianne who I photograph every year with their girl Elin. This time they invited me for an afternoon camping with them, whoohoo! Being able to truly capture a family growing together into life is so special. Sometimes I think about Elin being a young adult and watching these photos with a heart almost exploding, seeing herself and her parents like this. That -for me- is the core of documenting families.
Movies, I cannot imagine my life without it. I am a big movie-fan. For me it's a way to really relax, to lose myself in a story and forget about time and place. When watching so many movies for so many years and seeing my own work I can honestly say I get most of my inspiration from movies (99% of the time without even knowing it). It gets harder and harder to find movies that really hit me like lightning. But it does happen and sometimes for the most unexpected reasons. I am very sensitive for composition, colors and overall vibe. A story can be amazing but if it doesn't look good I'm not really listening. Here I would like to share with you my last-months-faves where I think the cinematography is spot on + 2 bonus movietips.
Some of the portraits I took for Avenue Lifestyle who is now owned by not only Holly Marder but also Hedda Pier. I am so excited for these ladies to merge into 1 rock solid business. Taking (business) portraits is a field of photography I enjoy very much. This location Spaces in The Hague is a dream! Check out the full story here. In need of (new) portraits for your business? I would love to think along and create something beautiful for you, contact me to get started!
In the sweetest mail Lot asked me to do all photography for her new poem-book 'Wezens'. I love how my photography matches me with likeminded people. She gave me complete freedom to do whatever I wanted and while reading her poems I came up with this somewhat mysterious series. Portraits without a face. The final result is a beautiful booklet on matte paper with 50 poems from Lot together with some of my photos (I wish I could share all photos we took but it would just be too much hihi). Seeing my photography in print is just the best ahh! As always, my film was developed & scanned by Carmencita Film Lab.
As I began to fill my brand new blog I thought it only natural to start with the wedding you have all viewed the most of all of my work ever! It's the bohemian garden wedding from Corné and Ilse and it's still one of my favorites too, styled to perfection by Nina Weddings. I love these people and it's so much fun to still be in touch with them. Enjoy (again or for the first time :D).
Ok hear me out: this was a surprise wedding, the couple didn't know they would get married that day! Yep, you read that right. Three close friends from Mimi and Yelke thought it would be an awesome idea to plan their dream wedding. OMG! This was the weirdest, coolest, most energetic wedding I ever documented. And location De Lievelinge is a favorite of mine. I bet you want to read all about this story, check it out here on the blog of organiser + stylist Holly Marder she explains everything from first idea till realisation. I still cannot believe we they all created this bohemian festival + camping wedding in secret! Totally worth the read, enjoy!
Some of the many photos I took for the new lookbook for The Sassy Girl. I love how I had complete freedom to come up with the idea and location (thanks Neptunus!) for this lookbook. It has been a super fun morning shooting with these amazing girls. Check out The Sassy Girl for a good dose of girlpower and shop the coolest pins of the block! Model beauty: Cathelijne Blok.
All the smiles a kid brings. It was so much fun to spend a quiet Wednesday morning with Michiel, Lotte and Loek. The soft sun, the cold ground, some deer passing us by. Just perfect! And proof that shoots don't have to take place in spring or summer: winter is so so beautiful! Curious to see how I would document you and your family? Head over here for all the details.