my thoughts & images
M A R C H 2 6 “A picture isn’t taken in a moment,” stated the brochure for the Cottonwood, Colorado, hotel. “It’s taken of a moment.” It took me a long time to learn that important truth. I spent years trying to get my life together and keep it together, as though […]
Klaudia’s waters broke at 24 weeks. Because there was a chance of premature birth she was transferred from Leiden to Maastricht for their specialised care and given medication to help Tymon’s lungs to develop. Tymon was born a week later at 25 weeks with a birthweight of 840 grams. Initially, Tymon was breathing on his […]
Twins, Ella and Mia, were born naturally at 35 weeks. In the beginning, Mia lay in a warm bed and needed extra help with her lungs. They were both fed by tube initially. Now they are able to drink from a bottle and are learning to take a break while drinking to breathe. Mama, Ines, […]
This year we took the stencil stickers off our pumpkins and decided to draw freehand. Rebekka began drawing on hers, meanwhile I got started on Lea’s – she’d asked for a cat with a heart nose. Then Rebekka looked over and saw what I was doing and decided she no longer wanted the heart-eyes emoji […]
A year has passed since we had these photographs taken of our family. Lea was three years old at the time, but not for long. A few weeks later she would turn four and it would be the start of school for her! Having our family photographs taken was a wonderful way to bring this […]
Creativity was calling and I’d been thinking about starting a new personal photography project when I came across the O’Clock Project on Instagram [see #oclockproject2019]. The project is a month long creativity exercise whereby you choose the craziest hour of your day, then take a photo daily throughout the whole month during your chosen hour […]
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