Christmas sisters

If empathy had a name it would be Karoline. 

This woman is one of the sweetest, warm-hearted, genuine and generous people I know. So this one is from me to her. 

Dear Karoline, you are always there when I need to vent. You pick up the phone whenever I call. You are a rock. I am so grateful to have you in my life. We share laughter and tears and serious conversations. You always challenge me to look into the WHY of my actions. You challenge me to see situations from a wider perspective. 

That’s why it was such a joy to capture your daughters.

I love that the girls were so into the shoot. And even though they were freezing, they were happy to do what I suggested. 

Mathilde and Hermine, you are such wonderful young ladies. I can’t wait to see you both grow up into strong and whole hearted women. Like your mom.

PS : special thanks to Mathilde for constantly telling mom to have Tanja take pictures. ;-P 

PS2 : we need our ´rørtemoji´ yesterday!

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E L E V E N

You turned eleven two weeks ago…

At the risk of sounding cliche, I really am amazed at how time flies. I remember your home birth as if it was yesterday. You came into this world ready to take it on and haven’t changed one bit. 

Your passion and feisty nature shows in all levels of your life.  You do things with passion, or you don’t do them at all.  You bring so much joy and fun into my life. At the same time, no-one drives me more crazy than you do.  

Be that unique person that you are! Continue to stand out in the crowd. Not everyone will appreciate that or understand. But what others think of you is none of your business. Nor should it EVER throw it off your tracks. No-one will be like you. 

People will come and go and true friendships will forge as you go along. Don´t be surprised if the ones you hold dear today, dissapoint you. Open your heart to everyone! 

Keep dancing, keep entertaining and keep being the least boring person I know! 

My dearest cheeky monkey, I love you to the moon and back! 

Always know that I have your back, and that I am here to guide you the best I possibly can!

Endless love, 

Mom

T W E L V E

It was yesterday. Please tell me it was just yesterday that you came into my life.

That´s how it feels.

Yet here we are, twelve years later. In front of me stands this young lady. Frail, yet poised, and elegant.

My little thinker isn´t little anymore.

Dear Em, you are growing up so elegantly, reflecting upon life, and the situations at hand. It´s such a joy to watch you grow and flourish as you meander from childhood into puberty. 

How fortunate I am to be your mom. 

I love you to the moon and back. 

Mamma

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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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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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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.

T

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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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