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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 […]

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My Own Family Photographs

October 15, 2019

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 […]

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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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I’m delighted to introduce you to Johanne Bade of Fit & Fabulous Moms and the work she does as a Hormone Balance coach! Johanne and I met at the Feel at Home Fair for internationals living in The Hague. We were both helping out on the stand for the Women’s Business Initiative International, of which […]

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Motherhood.

February 28, 2019

“Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness and light into our lives.” – Kartini Diapari-Oengider To witness a mother love and care for her newborn baby is always so special. Are you expecting a baby this Spring? Drop me a line to book your session, I would love to […]

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Their labour playlist filled the room with a wonderful Brazilian beat as bright sun rays streamed in through the windows. A bottle of red wine was opened and a glass poured for the father-to-be. Freshly cut gerberas and tulips were placed on the dining table and on windowsills, perfectly complimenting the sunny February afternoon. This […]

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