December has arrived and it’s one of my favorite months of the year. The first advent candle is lit, clusters of stars light up the living room and it’s all cozy inside. This season brings soft winter light, coziness, and candle lit evenings. Christmas month has officially started. Having cuddled up and lit the first advent candle, here are someContinue reading
When I was approached by Annelies and Liesbeth from Studio Toutpetit about a blog collaboration, I said yes immediately. These ladies are at the forefront of PR agency Studio Toutpetit, specialising in PR for children´s brands. We are joined by wonderful german fashionista Sonja who is launching her own webshop in 2016. So when a lifestyle photographer,Continue reading
Personal projects are a great adventure that often lead us through the most unlikely of paths. Our intention in starting this project is to hone our skills and see where this particular path takes us. We would love it if you joined us on this adventure. Our intention is for the images to do theContinue reading
There is a sense of tranquility that comes with the beginning of November. October is always intense. As much as I love its parties and social gatherings, I feel an urge to cocoon by the end of the month. This morning, a gorgeous moody fog covered the fjord and the hills. Maybe it’s nature’s way of tellingContinue reading
Lille snuppa er 8. Hun er overraskelsen som kontinuerlig overrasker meg. Hverdagene er aldri kjedelige med denne lille tulla. Livet med Lisa er herlig! Hun utfordrer, engasjerer og gir. Jeg er så glad i deg Lisy. Stor hjerteklem, Mamma
Jeg var så heldig at jeg ble booket av Birgitte Lippert som driver Slemmestad Kiropraktorklinikk. Birgitte er en flott og profesjonell dame som brenner for yrket sitt. Hun er en drøm av en kunde som gir kjapp og ærlig tilbakemelding. Hun ønsket en lys og tidsriktig nettside med rom for blogg.
There he was. This tiny little boy arrived on october 1st 2003. The feeling of love was completely overwhelming. I had brought a bunch of magazines to fill my days in the maternity ward. They were left to collect dust. All I could look at was this beautiful perfect little baby. That was twelve years ago…Continue reading
Just a 10-minute drive from our home is another world with farmhouses, horses, cattle and even a waterfall. It´s called Semsvann and is utterly gorgeous. I wanted to show the girls my favorite lake around here. We headed out for an evening walk last month. The light was low and warm and the lake showed itselfContinue reading
As raindrops fill the window I realise that summer is quickly drawing to an end. The summer that didn´t deliver. The summer that somehow remained unfulfilled. I choose to look ahead and find joy in every leaf that turns yellow. So dearest September. I welcome you. I welcome the way your low light makes for long shadows. I welcome yourContinue reading
Personal projects are a great adventure that often lead us through the most unlikely of paths. Our intention in starting this project is to hone our skills and see where this particular path takes us. We would love it if you joined us on this adventure. Our intention is for the images toContinue reading
August. Oh where do I begin? With its crips air and powerful colour palette, August is definitely a statement month. It may be one of my favorite months. The water in the fjord is warm and inviting. Friends are back from vacation and ready to reconnect. Life is good. So here´s to August in allContinue reading
Happy first anniversary of living in Norway. What a year it has been. Bring on July – one year into this new life. Things happen for a reason. And we happened upon here. And here is home. And home is where the heart is. And the heart is a wonderful thing. So here we are.Continue reading
You open the door to a visitor. As you greet the person in front of you, your smile quickly changes into an apology for the clutter they have to experience walking into your home. Does this resonate? I’ve been guilty of all the excuses in the book. Cluttered hallways with scattered shoes, keys and clothingContinue reading
Personal projects are a great adventure that often lead us through the most unlikely of paths. Our intention in starting this project is to hone our skills and see where this particular path takes us. We would love it if you joined us on this adventure. Our intention is for the images to do the talking.Continue reading
I stand leaning against the terrace doors. The morning’s first coffee in my hands. I sip. The house is still quiet. I notice the seagulls flying over, a ferry passing and I know that I am home. I have arrived. A feeling of intense happiness overwhelms me. I take it all in. This didn’t just happen. I madeContinue reading
There it was. A comment on someone posted around the new year on Facebook. We celebrated new year´s eve in your old house and had an amazing time. I cried. I loved that house. Not at first though. I can honestly say I hated every brick and wished I´d never bought the place. But thenContinue reading
As a first of a series, I intend to welcome every month. Not by looking back but by looking forward to things to come. Hello June! I welcome you! You house the birthdays of some of my favorite people in the world. Nature is wide awake and ready for warm long days with midsummer as theContinue reading
– How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead.
I morgen er den store dagen der! Endelig!!! Denne 17. mai blir helt spesiell. Det er jo den første nasjonaldagen vi feirer siden vi flyttet til Norge. Morgendagen blir STOR og det blir som prikken over i-en for denne familien. Det er litt over 10 måneder siden vi flyttet til Norge. 17.mai betyr om muligContinue reading
Hvilken bunad er favoritten? Selv har jeg en beltestakk jeg er veldig veldig solt av. Det betyr mye at mamma har laget den.
There is something about freshly washed clothing that I love. Dragging laundry up and down a flight of stairs certainly kills the whole washing experience. I believe that laundry should be done close to the space you undress. Hauling laundry around messes up your flow. Piles of laundry have no place on the dining table.Continue reading
Occasionaly, very insprining people cross my path. Liesbeth and Annelies are two of them. They are the founding mompreneurs behind Studio Tout Petit. Big plans are in the making. More on that later on.
It’s such a privilege to shoot in people’s homes. Even more so with returning clients. I was lucky enough to be invited to the home of Lena and Jeff and their mom Wendy. I’m sharing a few of my favourite images here. X Tanja Det er altid så koselig å komme hjem til gamleContinue reading
I absolutely loved how baby Jeff connected with me – much like his adorable sister a few years earlier. Here’s part one of a shoot featuring baby boy Jeff.
I’m thrilled to share some images from a homestory I did at home with Suze and Damon and their gorgeous little girl Pippa!
It was without at doubt the coldest month of March in ages. Winter had put nature on hold and it looked and felt like full winter. But the clock was ticking and communion shoots were up on the agenda. In order to finish the sessions in time, I decided to make our home double asContinue reading
The moment when your imaged is chosen to grace the cover of the Annual Report of a major worldwide organisation is both humbling amazing!
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 metContinue reading
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 :-)
I had the pleasure of photographing the gorgeous familiy of Caroline and Kris. Sharing a few of my favorites.
I’m sharing a few of my favorite images from a shoot I did for an adoption organisation in The Netherlands.
I met Liesbeth through Annelies when we photographed part of her maternity session at Liesbeth’s house. I was over the moon happy when she called me for a session with her two kids. It was just so wonderful to see Ella warm up to my lens. I’m so blessed with the most amazing clients! LiesbethContinue reading
I went outside with the girls for a quick and fun shoot. Practice makes perfect. And who better to use as targets than my own kids.
I’m so grateful to announce that my photograph was awarded with the Bruidsfoto Award in the Emotions category.
Here’s the second leg of our very first BIG workshop. These were taken outside. In the freezing cold! Marion and Gijs were such troopers posing for us. Their energy is amazing an truly contributed to the shoot. We are overwhelmed by the response to the BIG workshop. The participants have blown us away withContinue reading
Last week I had the pleasure of co-hosting the very first BIG workshop together with amazing photographers Damon Pijlman and Frans Nijssen. A two-day wedding photography workshop in a gorgeous castle in the Dutch city of Wassenaar. The concept of BIG is new and real and consists of 1 shooting day and one business andContinue reading
If I told you these were taken in November you probably wouldn’t believe it. We lucked out on the weather for sure. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this family a number of times now, and every time is a pleasure. You may remember mom and dad’s stolen moments. So here’s one for the 4Continue reading
Every day is Valentine’s day. It’s not about flowers or chocolate or ‘stuff’… It’s about caring, with all your heart. It’s so simple, yet important. Remember to do this every.single.day. It’s important. Much love, T
WORKSHOP UPDATE! Locatie : Privé domein Kasteel Oud Wassenaar. Wanneer : 5-6 maart 2012 Scroll down for English text Dag 1 Ontvangst kasteel Kennismaking, iedeen voorstellen Uitleg workshop, dagplanning Onze voorbereiding huwelijksfotografie Getting ready in 2 groepen! We schieten de makeup bij de bruid en het klaarmaken van de bruidegom afzonderlijk. 2 scenario’s voor eenContinue reading
I am so honoured to be nominated for the 2012 Bruidsfoto Awards. This is a prestigious award for wedding photographers throughout The Netherlands and Belgium. The image below was selected from 1700 submissions. What makes me especially happy is that this is one of my all time favorite images. I love that was selected byContinue reading
Some of you may remember Wendy and Kris from the gorgeous destination wedding in Italy back in May. They contacted me for a wintery shoot with their two little girls. It’s always a joy to photograph this family. And so it was on a cold and early December morning that we met for an outdoorsContinue reading
This is a personal, long post. And no, I will have no regrets. It has been a year of ups and downs. Sound cliché? Think again. The year before it had been so clear to me. I actually spelled it out. “I shall have NO REGRETS”. Somehow 2011 remained undefined for a long, long time.Continue reading
Today is the day. Our three little ones have been so patiently waiting. The tree is surrounded by white and red wrapped presents. They will soon know if they will get what they wished for. They’ve been so good, they have nothing to worry about. It’s such a joy to watch the kids’ innocent anticipation. Continue reading
It’s December 23. Lille Juleaften for the norwegians. The day on which the tree is decorated and the lights are lit. Here in our family, we get a Christmas tree soon after Sinterklaas. Being braught up in a family with a norwegian mother, I must admit I’m much more into Christmas than Sinterklaas. So inContinue reading
My friend Kristina has a nack for finding the funniest, most amazing outfits and props on Etsy. Every year, we do a Christmas shoot… which cracks us up every single time! We think we’re pretty hilarious… we get the same jokes, laugh out loud when we’re not really supposed to and oh well… you hadContinue reading
This year I was going to do it differently. I was going to plan this waaaaay ahead of time and avoid stress. But then time went warp speed on me…. again. I’m sharing one of the shots from our little Christmas shoot yesterday.More to come – later. Enjoy 2 of my babes. xoxo WouldContinue reading
On a beach on a remote island in Fiji, Sjoerd proposed to Diana. He took out the engagement ring he had brought with him from home, got on one knee and asked her to be his wife. Ah the romance! So it was on gorgeous fall Friday in November, that I welcomed Sjoerd and DianaContinue reading
Four kids, nine years of marriage… Life is fast and time can sometimes seem to slip away. During a session in November, I caught Katrien and Jan in a special moment. And it was just about the two of them. And I was blessed to be there to capture it. These two are an amazingContinue reading
So happy to be featured on the Sweet Designs blog by the amazing Amy Atlas. I recently had the pleasure of photographing the gorgeous work by Sabine De Keukenprinses. Her desert table was simply gorgeous! She submitted to Amy Atlas and the photos got featured straight away! Here are some sweets for your enjoyment!
Second leg of the workshop with the über-talented Fer Juaristi. This Mexican photographer is awesome. Guys like him are changing the face of wedding photography every single day. His work is remarkable. As I went through the images from last summer, I couldn’t help but post a few from that fun afternoon with the MexicanContinue reading
I adore babies. And I love working with first time parents. Welcoming a baby into your life is rewarding and daunting at the same time. Forget all the things you thought you knew as soon as the little person arrives! When two become three, life seems to shift into high gear and time goes byContinue reading
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 couldContinue reading
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 toContinue reading
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 haveContinue reading
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 fromContinue reading
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 EuropeContinue reading
I ‘m so happy and grateful to be featured on the wonderful blog “On to Baby”.If you’re having a baby, be sure to check out this inspriational blog!
Shooting in our own neighbourhood never bores me. I discover all these new places I hadn’t noticed before. See what we got from a minisession last week.
Claire and Koen are getting married in June. Last week we met for a pre-wedding session on the beach.
Oh how I’d love to live closer to the beach! Had great fun photographing these three in Cadzand in The Netherlands.
The Pretty Blog is one of the very best blogs around. Having a pre-wedding shoot featured was a real honour!
Blushing, looking down at her feet, she came to me with her dad asking if I could take photo’s for her holy communion.