Esther

Konfirmasjonsfotografering med Esther. 
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The now is to be celebrated.
Somewhere between childhood and adulthood lies a magical life phase.  I’m sharing some of my favorite captures of Ester in this fleeting moment in time.
Please contact me for additional information about communion photography or if you would like to book me.

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Et sted mellom barndom og voksen alder ligger en magisk livsfase. Jeg deler noen av mine favoritter av vakre Esther som vi tok i Asker.

Mer informasjon om konfirmasjonsfotografering finner du her.
Ta kontak med meg her om du ønsker mer info eller om du vil booke.

Baby Milea


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Baby Milea er bare helt skjønn og det var en fryd å fotografere henne!

Jeg deler noen av bildene som jeg tok av henne.

XO

Ta gjerne kontakt her hvis du ønsker å booke fotografering.

 

Baby Milea is just adorable! It was such a treat to photograph her. I´m sharing some favorites from her photosession here in Asker. 

Please don´t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to book a session. 

 

 

Happy 10 Emma

You turned ten yesterday. That notion is hard to grasp as it feels like you were a baby just a few seconds ago. But a full decade has passed since you came to the world. Ten wonderfully warm years filled with your kindness. I´m so happy that you are in my life♡

I love you.

Mamma

 

Du ble 10 i går. Det er jo nesten ufattelig at et helt tiår har gått siden du ble født. Ti fantastike år med skjønne deg! Jeg er så glad i deg og så glad for at du er i mitt liv.

Glad i deg.

Mamma

 

An Image That Speaks Volumes – Connection

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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. We believe a single moment captured forever in a photograph can speak volumes. These images require no words and at the same time, tell a whole story.
Every other month, we will choose a single image to share with you. These images will usually follow a theme. By seeing, we hope you hear our voices.
If you’d like to visit other participating photographers to see their interpretations, follow the links:
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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 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,

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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

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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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Waiting for baby

I had the privilege of spending an afternoon in Utrecht with Rina Mae and Bram, documenting them as a couple… waiting for their first born son. They are such amazing people and I feel so blessed to be their photographer during these special and life changing times.

These moments are precious… Having your first baby is a lifechanging and rewarding experience.

You only have your first baby once. Cherish every moment.

Take it from a mom who knows. De bolle buiken sessie van Rina Mae en Bram. Zij verwachten in mei een baby en wilden deze bijzondere momenten met z’n tweetjes graag laten vastleggen. Een baby krijgen verandert alles. Het is wonderlijk en mooi.

Fondly,
Tanja

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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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Kerst minishoots voor kerstkaartjes

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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
xoxo

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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

 

 

 

 

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.

Winner of the Bruidsfoto Award 2012 – Emotions category, people’s choice award.

Last night, my photograph was awarded with the prestigious Bruidsfoto Award in the Emotions category.

I’m humbled and very happy with the public’s award for the best wedding image in the emotions category. This was a category with 10 amazing and very powerful images. Each and every one telling a story in one shot.

A huge thanks to all of the lovely people who cast their vote for my image! I am truly touched by your support.

Here are a few impressions from last night as well as the winning image.

With gratitude,

Tanja

 

Thanks to Lesley Stefanski for shooting and sharing the event images!
More about the other winners can be found on the official site for the Bruidsfoto Award

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Dance

My girls will dance whenever they get a chance.
Commanding their faithful audience (that’s us!) to watch closely as they twirl around in their little tutus.

So dance… my girls.

Be carefree and enjoy!

Love,

mama.

wonderful tutu by my friend Wendy

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Emma’s communion

My friend Els and I go way back… we were once in the same class. She found love early and soon had two beautiful girls.  I had the privilege of shooting her girl Giulia two years ago, and now it was her Emma’s turn.

Emma always hated to have her picture taken… until that day.

Els, thank you for having me as your photographer… maybe one day you will let me photograph you together with your fabulous girls!

Much love, De communieshoot van Emma voor haar plechtige communie.

T

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When did you turn 6?

This is a hard one to write. Why, I’m not sure.

Emma is our second child.  I cannot explain how wonderful it was to know that we were having a girl after an amazing little boy.  Emma came into our lives and made everything pink!

Emma Louise is such an amazing little girl. She’s our little thinker. The girl who communicates with butterflies and God and comes up with the most amazing storylines for Ken and Barbie’s life.  Being gifted never comes without baggage. And her sensitivity is something we’ve learned to help her with. Being able to talk about her feelings has been a huge outlet for her.

This little girl is growing up so fast – almost too fast. Maybe that’s why it has taken me forever to write this post. I get so emotional when I see time slipping away and my children growing up. Each new year is celebrated, but a part of me just wants to rewind and cuddle my babies just once more.  I wish I could.

I’m sharing a few shots of my Em – who never seizes to amaze me.

xoxo

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