Tanja de Maesschalk // Photography - Design | Portraits
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A smile on my face

When Sandra booked me I was totally happy! Her son Yves is in my son’s class and is doing his first communion. For this occasion, they wanted some images of him and his little sister Manon.  Since I know these kids, they were very relaxed in front of the camera. No shying away here… The kids played and did their thing, while I got to capture the moments.  I ‘m so happy with all the awesome spots we have around here – these were taken a short drive from where we live.

A big thanks to Sandra for being amazing about meeting so late in the evening on a school night!  You guys are a true joy to photograph! Not only are you a stunning family, you were fun and great to be with!

Much love, T




To the Beach!

It was the first day of the Easter break here in Belgium.  The weather was chilly but sunny. I headed to the dutch North Sea coast to shoot this wonderful family. Over the past two years I’ve had the privilege of photographing these three wonderful kids!

Hope you enjoy the shots we got!

Fondly, T



Hailey’s young, creative and bubbly!!!  She’s a young Scottish photographer who I met at Zach and Jody Gray’s workshop earlier this year. We’ve since stayed in touch on Facebook and Twitter.

Imagine my delight when she emailed me asking if I would photograph her for her new website.  She flew in especially for the day. It was totally awesome!

Hails, keep it up. Use your gift wisely and you will go far!  You have a friend on “the continent” ;-)
Hailey is at Clockwork Photography.

Big hug, T


Destination Norway

It’s where I recharge my batteries and regroup my thoughts.   Norway is where the heart is.

I love what I do and love doing it in different countries meeting new people.  That is why this year I hope to do some sessions and maybe even a wedding in Norway during the month of July.  So… if you’re interested, or know anyone who is, spread the word and contact me!

I’m excited about this! Hope you are too!

Oh and I’m excited about corona strawberries too… they are a very important part of our summer! Sorry belgian strawberries. Yes you are early, but there’s nothing on like norwegian corona’s – so sorry.

Much love,



The photographers

Wedding photographer Anouschka from Lifestyle Fotografie asked me photograph her and het husband Ray. They came all the way from Boskoop in The Netherlands for their photoshoot, equipped with cameras, Shootsacs, sunglasses and killer heels!  Indy and Keira – their beloved terriers – were groomed and ready for their closeup!

Anouschka is a  fellow member of photographers collective weloveweddings.nl.


The girl next door

I was delighted to shoot her the ‘girl next door’.

Helen is our neighbour.  Not only is she beautiful on the outside, she is a true and genuinly good girl.  I love talking with her about stuff, school, friends and the things that go on in a twelve-year-old girl’s life….  She patiently plays with our girls, indulging their wishes and silly role-playing games.

So it was more than a pleasure to portrait this very special young lady for her special occasion.

Much love,




A classy bump!

You know when you talk on the phone with someone you have never met before and you instantly like the person? Well, that was exactly the case with Annelies. She was looking for a maternity shoot with a twist. Being an editor for a baby website, she sees a lot of images passing by. She knew exactly what she wanted.   So off I went to Limburg to shoot Annelies in her father’s workshop where he works on gorgeous vintage cars.

For the more contemporary part of the shoot, we went to her friend Liesbeth’s house. Liesbeth if you read this… I’ve been talking to the hubs for a week now about your house!

Thanks to Annelies, for being totally amazing!  Her mom and dad for the beautiful setting and little treasures we used as props – I especially loved dad’s teddybear.  And to Liesbeth for providing such a beautiful backdrop!

And a special smooch goes to the fabulous Oh La La (yes that is indeed the name of the cocker spaniel).