Impressions from November 2013 : a personal project

Dec 8, 2013

It’s time for another month of ‘Impressions‘.

Impressions‘ is a creative project by an eclectic group of female photographers from around the globe. We aim to share the inspiration behind what we do through our monthly posts.

On the 8th of each month, we will be sharing 8 images that tell the story of what inspired us in the previous weeks: our families, nature, weather, or maybe even work itself! We are free to explore the meaning of ‘impressions’, and it is likely to change month to month.

November was off to a rocky start with a shoulder injury so my selection is from the last two weeks when I was starting to feel better and had my strength back (thank goodness for a wonderful osteopath!)

Rebekka features in a fair number of images this month, enjoy! ;)


[1] Meijendal Duinen, Scheveningen.
My shoulder injury meant I couldn’t carry Rebekka so I relished in our walk together this day. I was finally able to lift her again but didn’t need to, those little legs walked a long way and we even enjoyed a game of chase! — I’m so in love with her cute chin dimples ;)


[2] Scheveningen Beach.
A late afternoon walk along the beach – I love sunbeams bursting out of the clouds, so beautiful! Taken with my iPhone, how I wish I’d had my camera with me that time!


[3] Spuistraat, Den Haag.
It gets dark so early this time of the year but it’s nice seeing all the Christmas lights starting to appear on all the main shopping streets. This one of a stork (a symbol of The Hague, which has traditionally been a city of storks) caught my attention as we made our way back to the car after a quick shopping trip and a stop at KFC.


[4] Lange Poten, Den Haag.
Another one taken with the iPhone. I seem to be looking up a lot lately, since clouds feature in a lot in the images I’ve taken this month!


[5] Gerbera close-up.
I was gifted a beautiful bouquet of flowers, and of course couldn’t resist photographing them!


[6] Scheveningen Beach.
Rebekka and Papa looking out to sea during the 200 year celebration of the Kingdom of The Netherlands – several ships from the Navy and Royal Netherlands Marines were close to the shore. To start the celebration, there was a re-enactment of the historic arrival of King Willem 1st in 1813 near to the Keizerstraat but Rebekka was busy exploring along the promenade so we didn’t make it that far.


[7] SprookjesBeelden aan Zee, Scheveningen Beach.
Rebekka LOVES the SprookjesBeelden aan Zee (Fairytale Sculptures by the Sea)! She is so happy to run and climb up and down the steps and is curious about the all the sculptures. We can easily spend a lot of time there!


[8] At home.
This is very typical of Rebekka at the moment… here she is scoffing down a banana and playing peek-a-boo on the cat tree – which she also keeps trying to climb! She’s a little monkey for sure, she’ll climb anything ;)

Please continue through the circle and see what Leslie Huckey Sartan from Leslie Meadow Photography is sharing this month :) Then continue clicking through the circle till you make it back here – I hope you enjoy all our posts!

With love,
~ Natalie



  1. Susanne Ashby

    Your little girl is DARLING! Love all the beautiful pictures!

    • Natalie

      Thank you, Susanne!

  2. Vinita

    Love these!! Great impressions and gorgeous images!!

    • Natalie

      Thanks Vinita! :-)

  3. Suzanne sale

    Lovely as always love the one of rebekka with the statue x

    • Natalie

      Thank you, Suzanne! :-) xx

  4. Lisa Hall

    Love the idea of this circle, and have indeed made it all the way round and back. What lovely impressions from around the world :D

    • Natalie

      Great to hear you made it all around the circle! :-) It’s lovely to tour around the world and see a glimpse into the lives of all these talented photographers, I look forward to it each month and I love that it makes me take more personal photos with my camera instead of just the iPhone!

    • Natalie

      Thank you, Adrienne! *proud mama* :-)

  5. Antonina

    There are wonderful!

    • Natalie

      Thanks, Antonina!

  6. Renee

    What a lovely idea with the circle (I’m starting here and about to go on a circuit) and just love your photos!

    • Natalie

      Thanks Renee! I love being part of this group, I hope you enjoyed blog-hopping around the world, I’m sure you did! :-)

  7. Viv

    Loving the photos as always, Natalie. However #7 captures my heart the most. Will now continue the circle and make my way round the world….. exciting :-)

    • Natalie

      Wonderful to read your comment, Viv – thanks for stopping by and for your sweet words… enjoy the circle! :-)

  8. Yves

    Nice and inspiring pictures, you made me disclover the SprookjesBeelden, we will definitely go there when weather permits! Thanks for the idea.


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