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Sharing space with newborn babies, inhaling all the magic they bring into this world, all the wonder, all the love. If I could create a blanket of it and wrap myself up in it you know I totally would! Welcome, Robin! Creating memories for you and your family has been such a joy! With love, […]

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Understandably, the current situation with Covid-19 brings some caution when booking your photo session and I would like to reassure you that I’m taking extra precautions in order to work safely and to prevent or control the spread of infection. Health and safety is at the forefront of my mind when I’m photographing babies and […]

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Make Each Moment Count

March 26, 2020

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 […]

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With three young children already, this family-focused maternity photoshoot got off to a very playful start. Then story-time brought a beautiful calm as dad read De Gorgels – it was pure book magic! If you’re expecting a baby and are thinking of booking a maternity session, get in touch early! Time goes by faster than […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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