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‘Impressions’ has evolved into a glimpse into my life as a mother and photographer. It’s a memory-bank for my family. I love that about it! It’s become a way of capturing the experiences and moments that I want to remember in the future when the time comes to take a trip down memory lane. It […]

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I love working with this family. They were anticipating the arrival of their second baby when we first met. Now they have welcomed their fourth. Their home is a wonderful blend of cultures and heritage, changing and evolving over time. We include special items in their photos – a blanket, earrings, clothing, a train set […]

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I’m sharing some of our Christmas traditions for this round of ‘Impressions‘. We blend traditions from the UK (where i’m from), Germany (where my husband is from), and The Netherlands (because our children are growing up here). Here’s a glimpse of our December moments.. [1] Decorating the Christmas Tree We bought our Christmas Tree the […]

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Time spent with friends, travel to see family, a birthday party and halloween.. here’s a glimpse into our September and October! [1] Friends There is always fun to be had when these four are together. And do you see Bruno the bear nestled in next to Rebekka? He was visiting from Rebekka’s school for a […]

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The six weeks of school holidays passed by so quickly! They were filled to bursting with time spent with our families in the UK, in Germany, and here at home in The Netherlands. It couldn’t have been more perfect, family was exactly what my heart needed. Here’s a little glimpse into our July and August! […]

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My childhood was entirely ‘analogue’. Over the the last couple of weeks I’ve been scanning old family photos that I’ve inherited from my Grandma so that I can share them with my brother back in the UK. We live in a digital world now. Sharing has got a whole lot easier. I love that. But […]

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