Happy Birthday Lisa!

She was our little surpise. Today is exactly four years since she was born at home, straight into our home, our heart, our lives ! Our little bundle of joy!

Lisa is funny, passionate, LOUD, talented and intelligent!  I see so much of myself in her. I love her with all my heart! I could never imagine life without you our sweet Lisa Amalia! She blows me away every day.

Lisa loves her binky and blanky… And I love how she plays with her hair when she gets tired.

We love you Lisa. Happy 4th birthday, baby! Please keep surprising us.

xoxo

 

And here’s our little song… I improvised my own lyrics when you were born: “Lisa, Lisa, Lisa – Du må ikke gråte… ”

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Paris workshop Part 1

When I saw Fer Juaristi‘s tweet way back in March about his Paris workshop, I didn’t hesitate. Fer is a fantastic wedding photographer with a unique eye. This workshop turned out to be a joint effort with his fellow-wedrocker David Josué. A double treat!

The only thing I wasn’t too keen about was going to Paris by myself. So I was very delighted to have my good friend Damon join me!

Both Damon and I had a great time during the workshop. I can’t believe all the talented photographers who were there. We have since kept in touch and I am in awe of their talent – seriously!

Sarah and Olivier were married only 1 month before we photographed them in Paris. Be sure to check out their amazing wedding by Emily on Amypunky’s blog.

So without further ado… Here’s some shots from the first part of that day with newlyweds Sarah and Olivier.

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Marius is 8

He was the ultimate Lano-unge. I can’t help but wonder where the past few years have gone. In front of me stands this eight-year old boy with a twinkle in his eye. He is kind, beautiful and has the best sense of humour I’ve seen in a kid. I’m so proud and happy to have this boy in my life.

He is a good boy – and a good man in the making. I love him to bits!!!

Marius, my awesome first kid turned 8 on Saturday.

It was not to go unnoticed ;-)

Here’s a bit of this and that….

LOVE inspired

It’s finally here! The very first edition of my little magazine LOVE inspired! I had been playing around with this idea ever since the beginning of this year. It just took a while to make it all come together.

And now, without further ado, I present the brand new LOVE inspired.

 

Faux-seal LOVE from Cardwise at Marrywise

Mike Larson Tuscany Style Workshop

I met California-based international wedding photographer Mike Larson almost by accident in the spring of 2010 in Antwerp. Little did I know that Mike’s talk at Calumet would have such an influence on me as a photographer.  Later in the year I got an email from his office about small group consulting sessions througout Europe in November of 2010.  I wanted to know more and put together a group quickly. That session changed a zillion things for my business.

Then. came. Italy.

I was already booked for a destination wedding in Italy around the same time. So it made sense to head out there early and do the workshop. I posted about the workshop on Facebook.  Three fellow photographers, wanted to join me on my roadtrip to Tuscany. That trip in itself was epic!   Thank you Natalie, Patricia and Vinita for being my travelling companions. Vini thanks for keeping me awake for 20 hours just by interviewing me and asking me a zillion questions. I loved it!

Mike specializes in vineyard and estate weddings. This particular workshop is for photographers who want to specialize their business. Mike is hosting another one in Italy next week. Also he will be doing a workshop in The Netherlands in November. Be fast if you want to grab a spot, as day 1 is already sold out!

Below are a few of my shots taken during the 2-day workshop.

The gorgeous styling and stationery is by Vanessa from Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations. Her work blows me away.  I love her eye and style!

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Mike Larson Tuscany Workshop: Mike Larson Photographers, Inc.
Design, Styling + Coordination: Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations
Invitation + Stationery Design: Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations
Floral Design + Furniture Rentals: Floralia
Table Settings: Small Masterpiece [ We Set The Table ]
Wedding Cake: Erica OBrien Cake Design
Venue: Villa La Selva
Bridal Gown (white): Angel Sanchez via M Bride Salon
Bridal Gown (cream ruffle): BHLDN
Jewelry: Rachel Leigh Jewelry
Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Durantehttp://www.calligraphybydurante.com

 

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Waiting for Baby

The lovely Sofie and Ben are waiting for baby… Their little miracle is due in a few weeks time.

We met just before sunset in the Kalmthoutse Heide a few weeks ago for a shoot.  I loved this shoot so much! Both Ben and Sofie were a total delight to work with!  Their baby is blessed to have such loving parents.

The sad thing is that a bushfire hit this beautiul nature reserve while I was in Italy. De zwangerschapsfotografie met Sofie en Ben aan de Heide in Kalmthout.

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Two Sisters

Our neighbours have two sweet granddaughters. And I got to shoot them last week. These girls were very shy to begin with, but they soon warmed up to my lens – and me.

Enjoy the images!