Spring photoshoot with Vandervenfotografie

Don’t you just love the first spring flowers!

Although I do love the beautiful colors of autumn, spring may actually be my favorite time of the year for photoshoots. Trees and flowers are coming to life with vibrant colors. It’s also the most beautiful contrast against black clothing.

And – with nature coming to life and showing us all those beautiful colors – I just couldn’t resist taking pictures.

Photographer Vandervenfotografie (aka Cornel van der Ven) was willing to accompany me again. We have worked together so often that I almost can’t count the number of times. Perhaps it’s because of we are family. But each time was memorable, including this latest photoshooting.

We were very lucky with the weather, as it turned out to be one of the best days of the week with a little wind and aplenty sunshine to make some stunning pictures.

I am thrilled to share the amazing results. You can also find these pictures (and more) on my Facebook page.

Snow photoshoot with Vandervenfotografie

It doesn’t snow as often anymore in the Netherlands. And mostly, when it snows, it tends to be just a sad mushy layer. But, last week we had some proper snowfall. And it truly was a magical sight.

Of course I couldn’t resist shooting in the snow. Photographer Vandervenfotografie was willing to to brave the cold weather and took some beautiful pictures. You can also find the pictures on my Facebook page.


Year In Review: Goodbye 2020

The year 2020 is coming to its end. It’s time again to look back at the past year and all great photoshoot adventures.

Although 2020 was a “strange” year, I’m happy to say it has been a(nother) great photoshoot year for me. I managed to work out some very nice projects and I have met some amazing and fascinating people. Some of them became close friends. Love you all!

I hope 2021 will be another creative year with lots of awesome photo shootings.

As I do every year on this day, I gathered (almost) all of my shoots of the past year and made a collage of my favorite photos. Hope you’ll like them too.

Further more, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my followers for their support over this past year and I hope you stay tuned in 2021. A very happy New Year to all of you!


Baron Samedi Photography, Michael Glabbeek, René Prins, Made by Manja (Manja Knoop), Ad van den Berg, Vandervenfotografie

First Collaboration With Photographer Baron Samedi Fotografie

Whoops! With all the craziness going on in de world right now, I completely forgot to write a blog post about my latest photo shooting with photographer Baron Samedi Fotografie. It was our first collaboration, and I hope it certainly wasn’t the last time.

It’s been exactly three months today since our photo shooting, and I know it’s a little late, but the results are just too good not to share. You can also find the pictures on my Facebook page.


Witchy Halloween Photo Shoot With Vandervenfotografie

Halloween is an amazing time of year to get creative with photography. Although Halloween is not actually a traditional Dutch thing, and the Dutch don’t really seem to go in for Halloween the same way as other countries, I just can’t let it pass unnoticed. I just love this spooky holiday too much! I mean, what’s not to like about Halloween? It’s spooky, it’s fun, it’s the awesome decorations, it’s dressing up (you can be as creative as you want), it inspires generosity ànd anyone can enjoy (not just the kids).

As it comes to Halloween creatures, Witches are probably one of the most traditional as well as mysterious entities we associate with Halloween. The image of a witch riding her broomstick across a full moon is probably still one of the most familiair Halloween symbols today.

I personally love witches and witch stories. So, I decided to honor this image, by working out a Witchy (but classy) Halloween photo shoot. Smoke bombs, a witches kettle, skulls, and even a magic wand were packed to go. We visited one of my favorite locations. You may recognize it from 2018’s Outdoor Burlesque With Photographer Made By Manja.

Photographer(s) Vandervenfotografie (Cornel and Marijke van der Ven) and I really had a wicked time! We experimented with smoke bomb positioning, resulted in a really cool effect.

I am over the moon to share the amazing results. You can also find the pictures on my Facebook page.

Happy Halloween, everyone!