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.
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!
Not all castles are medieval relics. A few weeks ago, my sweet boyfriend Count vlAD and I had photo shooting together at Groot Horloo Castle. This unique castle styled apartment complex was built around 2008. The beautiful modern structure offers the style and regality of a classic castle without denying their residents modern comforts. At the top of the castle you get stunning views over lake Wolderwijd. It’s a really impressive location with many excellent possibilities for photo shoots.
At the end of our visit, we had the unexpected honor to take some pictures with a beautiful horse called Floris, which at one point even was eating treats out of my hand. A nice bonus to our day’s schedule.
I just love working together with my sweet boyfriend during photo shootings. It’s really great enjoying the same hobbies together. Makes me feel like we were made for each other even more.
I am as pleased as punch with the results. You can also find the pictures on my Facebook page.
Pictures Manja Knoop (Made by Manja):
Pictures Elsabijn Lindenbergh (Elsabijn Fotografie):