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A session on the beach

I loved working with little Bo. She’s such a fun and happy little girl. I have had the pleasure of following her ever since she was born.

So excited to share some images from a beach session we did with her mom and dad in Knokke on the North Sea coast.

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Ik deel een paar beelden van een sessie aan het strand in Knokke. Heerlijk om met de kleine Bo te mogen werken. Al sinds haar geboorte ben ik de vaste fotograaf van dit geweldige gezin.

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Little sisters

I love shooting in client’s homes. Kids feel at home and get to share their toys  and show me their rooms. It’s such a privilege to be invited into their little worlds of wonder.

Today I’m sharing a lovely homesession with sisters Finne and Nette.

XO

 

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Lena and Jeff

 

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 gamle kunder. For en ære å få lov til å dokumentere familier I  hjemmene sine. For tre år siden fotograferte jeg lille Lena som baby. I midlertid er Lena blitt storesøster till Jeff. En liten fin gutt som smilte fra øre til øre hele tiden.Deler gjerne noen bilder fra en trivelig formiddag hjemme med Lena og Jeff og mammaen deres Wendy.

 

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Baby Jeff

First part of a sibling homesession I did. A few years ago I photographed big sister Lena when she was 8 months old.  I was excited to photograph her baby brother this time!

Sharing a few shots of baby brother Jeff now. More from this session later. De foto’s van de kleine baby Jeff die 10 maanden oud is. Wat een heerlijk en blij ventje was het toch!

XOXO Tanja

 

 

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Pippa, Suze and Damon

I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to photograph my dear friend Damon and his family! I had the pleasure of spending a day with him and his wife Suze, their one-year old girl Pippa and teckel Beer.

Love you guys to bits!

PS Starting with a few unseen shots that I got of Pippa when she was still a baby…

XOXO

T

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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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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.

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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!

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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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Wintery family session

Caroline booked her family Christmas minisession in December hoping for snow. And guess what? It snowed that week! As a lifestyle photographer living in  Central Europe I am very much at the mercy of the weather. But on that particulare Saturday in December we lucked out! The Heide in Kalmthout was still covered in a thin layer of snow and the sun came out. Perfect for a wintery shoot!

Huge thanks to the gorgeous Caroline, Kris and their children Jack and Olivia. You are a beautiful family and it was a true pleasure to capture you all!

Hugs

Tanja

 

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Merry Christmas

It’s cliché to say that time flies but it’s true. Time seems to move faster as we grow up into adulthood. A week feels like an eternity for our children as they count down till Christmas.  Seems like it was yesterday that I sat down to write my last Christmas post.

This past year has been wonderful. Everything is easier somehow. Hard to put my finger on it. We’re getting things done both privately and professionally.  Pieces of our lives are slowly falling into place and it feels good.

We’re slowing down and taking time to enjoy.

Take a step back and apprecitate what you have.

Have a wonderful Christmas. Hug your loved ones.

Love,

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A New Way

This shoot touched me in sooooo many ways.

When Claire contacted me about a session with families and their adopted babies I was over the moon! I adore Claire. To me, mompreneur Claire checks all the boxes of fabulousness. This shoot is so me… It feels like this is what I was meant to do…

Mr Amazing and I have been blessed with 3 wonderful children. We decided to have a baby, and much to my husband’s joy, we conceived immediately. At the time, that seemed obvious. Two miscarriages and two gorgeous girls later, I know for a fact that each living being is a little miracle.

Each of my pregnancies felt like an eternity. Therefore I can only begin to imagine what it must be like to go through the lengthy process that is adoption. With ups and down, uncertainties and dissapointments… all in hope of the happily ever after. I was so touched by these families’ stories. Their babies will grow up in the comfort and safety of a loving family.

I’m sharing some of my favorites with you here.

Tons of thanks to Claire and Sanne from A New Way for  having me!

Much love,

T

PS : please check out the website of A New Way

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Liesbeth, Max and Ella

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!

Liesbeth and Annelies are fellow mompreneurs who run Studio ToutPetit together. Be sure to check out their blog dedicated to European baby and kids’ style. Ik had het geluk gecontacteerd te worden door Liesbeth voor een sessie bij haar thuis. Haar huis is een droom om in te fotograferen, met veel licht, design meubelen en heerlijke grote ruimtes. Geniet mee van de sessie bij Liesbeth, Max en Ella.

Thank you Liesbeth, for having me as your photographer.

XO, T

 

 

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Christmas minishoots

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Christmas minishoots have become a tradition of mine. And this year is no different!

Christmas shoots are on location in Heide Kalmthout or in Moretusbos in Putte on the dutch border.

This special is valid from today through December 5 2012!

Book your minisession here.

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Het is een traditie geworden dat ik kerstminishoots houd. En ook dit jaar doe ik ze weer!

Een kerstshoot is steeds op locatie aan de Heide in Kalmthout of in het Moretusbos in Putte op de Nederlandse grens.

Deze special loopt vanaf vandaag t.e.m 5 december 2012!

Klik hier om een sessie te boeken.

Tanja

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Sarah and Tom – a loveshoot in Antwerp

Last week, I had the pleasure of photographing Sarah and Tom in Antwerp. Again we lucked out on the weather, and what had been a day of rain and dreary weather ended in a gorgeous evening with warm light.
These images are taken at het Eilandje and the MAS museum, one of Antwerp’s most recent landmarks. De loveshoot van Sarah en Tom aan het eilandje in Antwerpen. Tijdens de avond aan de Schelde, met de voeten in het zand aan een strandbar. Heerlijk toeven was het samen met dit verloofde stel.