Josefien

Little girls grow up so fast. It had been awhile since I last saw Josefien but she still has that twinkle in her eye.

I’m sharing a few shots from her communion shoot.  Ik deel hierbij een paar beelden van de communie fotografie van Josefien op de Heide in Kalmthout.

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Baby Leonie

I first met Leonie when she was only two weeks old.

7 months later I was lucky enough to photograph her at her home with mom and dad. Little does she know that she will be a big sister this summer… This little babygirl stole my heart! With smiles and giggles, she can brighten up even the dreariest of days.

Here’s to Leonie,

Smiles

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Juliet

This is part 1 of a gorgeous session. I was hired to photograph Juliet for her first communion. And after we would do some additional shots with her two little sisters. There are just too many images so I decided to make this a two-part post.

Love,

T

Het eerste deel van de communiefotografie in Kapellen van de kleine Juliet. Zij deed haar eerste communie en wilde een fotoshoot voor haar communiekaartjes.

 

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The one where I followed my heart.

I have given it a lot of thought and I have weighed pros and cons as one does when standing on the verge of a big decision. That’s what one is supposed to do…
But I am me… and I’m not one to live by lists and well-founded business decisions. I am a creative, always following my instincts.  I have this profound belief that people are best at the doing what they love.
We do a better job doing the things we are passionate about. So I followed my instinct and passion.

Interesting people, good design and photography are a few of the things that make me tick.

Some may remember last year’s personal post about the Gift of Time. A lot happened in the past year. I was honoured with an award, an interview and the respect from peers that I never thought possible.  They will forever be fond memories to treasure. Wedding photography has taught me to think quickly and has made me a better storyteller. I am truly grateful for all the weddings I had the honour of photographing.

However, in my heart I was always the lifetsyle photographer. A mom with a camera who initially wanted to take better photos of her kids. I am going back to that with a new passion and hope to capture your life with a fresh eye. As of this year my photography will be focused entirely on lifestyle.

I’m excited about the future and can’t wait for all the exciting projects that will cross my path!

Much love

T

PS: Since no blogpost should be without a picture, I’m sharing one of my three muses. They mean the world to me. And they deserve a mommy who is mindful, happy and never too busy to play!

Vanaf 2013 zal ik mij geheel specialiseren in lifestyle fotografie. Ik fotografeer babies, kinderen en jonge gezinnen.

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Baby Junior – a newborn session in Utrecht

I love this session so much! I had the pleasure of photographing new parents Rina and Bram a while back… And it warms my heart! You may remember the parents from when they were waiting for baby. I was blessed enough to capture their newborn baby boy a coulple of weeks after the maternity shoot.

Baby Bram Junior was eager to meet his mom and dad. Thus he was welcomed into this world early.

Here are some of my favorite shots of Rina, Bram and their baby Junior.

Much love,

T Een newborn sessie in het hart van Utrecht. Baby Bram was amper twee weken oud toen ik hem mocht fotograferen tijdens een homestory bij mama Rina Mae en papa Bram thuis.

 

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At home with baby Vic

Baby Vic had just turned one. He is his mommy and daddy’s little bundle of joy.

I was so happy to be invited into their home for a session with their little prince. I’m sharing a few of my favorites from the session I did at home with baby Vic!

xo Een wonderlijke homestory met baby Vic die net een jaar oud was geworden. Hij kroop rond en trok zich recht aan alles wat hij vond. Heerlijk om zo bij de mensen thuis te mogen fotograferen en deze bijzondere momenten vast te leggen.

T

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Moving in together – a loveshoot

Sometimes you find your soulmate when you’re not looking. Things happen – and they happen for a reason.

Seeing Ka and her man Wouter together makes my heart sing! He completes her. I couldn’t be happier to see them moving in together in their new house.

We got together for our annual shoot and decided we would theme it around the move.

Here’s to a new chapter for Ka and Wouter and the happily ever after – with the ever faithful golden retriever Bailey :-)

Love and kisses Deze sessie was zo leuk! Mijn vriendin Kristina en haar vriend Wouter Goossen hebben samen een huis gekocht. De nakende verhuizing werd meteen het thema voor hun kerstshoot. Wat hebben we gelachen en genoten! Ook hun trouwe golden retriever Bailey was erbij!

T

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This one’s to one of my fave pooches Bailey! One of the sweetest dogs in the world!

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