Hello June

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 the ultimate white night.

You will be filled with parties and social gatherings. Summerparties where we will meet new people and celebrate with new friends who already have become so dear to us.

June will feed our hearts and our souls before the summer vacation.

Let the celebration of life begin.

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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.

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Madrid’s photo marathon

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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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Laura

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 as a natural light studio. Our home is spacious and light. And I knew it would make the perfect backdrop.

And so it was that I photographed Laura in her light communion dress right here in this house. Communiefotografie voor het communiekaartje van communiekant Laura

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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 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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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Target Practice

My kids are hardly impressed by my camera… They are my most challenging subjects.

Photographing children takes practice – a lot of practice. And what better way to practice than shooting my own lovelies. So off I went with my girls to this little field at the end of our street.

Here I’m sharing a few shots from my most recent target practice session with Emma and Lisa. They gave me a good run for the money.

Enjoy
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Beach shoot in Cadzand

What a lovely family Ann and Yves have! Their kids are in the same school as ours and are good friends. I was delighted when they asked me to photograph them. Due to bad weather we had to reschedule… and on the day of the shoot we headed out to the beach in 28degrees C only to arrive in a dense fog at about 15degrees. It was freezing and the sun was nowhere to be found. Although fog is amazing to shoot in, it is cold, and can quickly become too chilly for small children. Thankfully the sun came out after a while. Here are a few shots from an amazing day at the beach in Zeeland in The Netherlands.

Thank you Ann and Yves for having me as your family photographer.

<3 you guys! De wonderlijke shoot met Ann en Yves en hun drie kinderen in Cadzand. We hebben genoten tijdens de ochtenduren aan het bijna lege strand. Het was zo fijn  om een voormiddag met dit fijne gezin door te brengen.

xoxo, T