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Because a printed photograph is really FOREVER

In a year or two you, you will sit on the sofa and go through your album together...

In 15 years, she'll look at this on her own, and you will too, recalling all the stories and moments you created together...

In 25 years, she will flipping through with her husband as they are preparing for their own little one's arrival...

In 50 years, she will be showing her album to her grandchild...

In 90 years, that grandchild will hold on dearly to her album and will be passing it down to the next generation...

Because a PRINTED photograph is really FOREVER!

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Studio Look Book - Amsterdam Portrait Photographer and Filmmaker

Hey lovely friends,

I am so happy to announce to you that our studio is proud to offer a collection of the most unique and highest quality products in the industry, from albums of all sizes to display options which complement any home decor, smaller framed prints which are perfect for family and friends, cards for any occasion, other specialty products. We are also happy to gift wrap and send your photo gifts to lucky recipients for you.

Get in touch with us today to book your session and create a personal custom experience in order to surpass your portrait photography and film expectations. After your session I will introduce you to our Studio Look Book, which will explain all your product options in depth, with stunning imagery.

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Booking Summer Holiday Sessions on Lanzarote, Spain | Family Portrait Photographer and Filmmaker

I always looked forward to summer as a child to frolic and play with my friends in my grandmother's country house or spending a wonderful summer vacation by the beach with my parents. Summer is a reminder of childhood and the spirit of living in the moment. Summer is a time to let loose and feel the warmth in the air.

We are so excited for the wonderful weather here in Amsterdam, it really feels like summer and we are having such a wonderful time and create amazing memories with my kiddos playing on the beach or in the nearby park with their friends.

I have a wonderful announcement for you lovely beautiful people vacationing or residing on Lanzarote. I am going to travel this summer and I am planning out my summer beach sessions on Lanzarote, Spain this August!

I'd like to document your holiday story and capture beautiful you. We will pick a beautiful spot on the beach to create your portraits. Let's capture those amazing moments with this beach photo session. I would like to hear from you! Fine art portrait sessions and your stories in film are also available. 

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Why photography matters to me?

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
— Aaron Siskind

Memories are an important part of my life - old letters, photographs, diaries, or newspaper clippings of important family events, such as the announcements of births, marriages, and many other things help me to recall my past and the history of my family. Do you see that little chubby baby on the pictures? This is me with my mom and dad and I am grateful to them for having these memories of me as a child, because I want to remember those moments with them and I want to tell my stories from my childhood that can be handed down to my own children and their children's children.

Memory is complicated, delicate, and for many parents, it fades way too fast the older we get. A single image can tell an entire story and bring me right back to that moment in time and remember what I felt and experienced.

When they placed my sweet little girl in my arms for the first time, she was calm and curious, indeed she was turning her head in the direction of my voice kind of trying to wrap her mind about what was happening and what was it all about, and I said to her "Hey, sweetie, this is me, your mommy!". That moment, I felt like everything flew into perspective.

Two years later I "retired" from the corporate world, because my family, the 3 of us, then the 4 of us, were the most important thing in my life. This is when my photography journey started. I invested in my first DSLR camera and I was really in urge to create beautiful pictures that would speak for themselves. I knew I should be taking photos daily to make myself a better photographer. I’ve connected with other photographers so we could support, encourage and inspire each other to make daily shooting possible. I got involved in several personal and group projects. Some projects have challenged me to find new and interesting ways to create images.

Over time and thousands of photos of my children, I was able to understand that I am drawn to low light and fine art child portraiture. I found that I am inspired by childhood memories and their stories. I started seeing beauty in my every day by observing my children and staying connected with them.

The truth is when I am in the moment I tell to myself that I am not going to forget something special as that, or as funny as what my children do or say, but the reality is I almost always forget within some time. Relying on my memory alone simply would not be enough for me. My children do so much, create so much and grow so much in one day, that I believe by documenting their lives I get to preserve our memories.

Sometimes I feel like the entire lifetime is lived in the span of a second. Photography enables me to slow down, notice the beauty around me and truly live in the present enjoying my time with children capturing those moments I don't want to forget and creating something solid for my children to look back on when they are older and wanting to recollect memories from their childhood.

And let’s be honest, there is something nostalgic being able to curl up on a couch with children and look back at a photo album and retell the stories of their firsts and lasts and everything in between.

Photography does really matter to me.

How do you preserve your memories? Do you love to document your family's life and create portraits that can be handed down to your next generation to tell a story of your family?

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capturing motherhood in all its beauty - amsterdam portrait photographer

The bond between a mother and her child is simply a feeling that cannot be confined by words. The love that a mother has for her children and the adoration that children have for their mother is amazing. I love when families value their photos so much that they make it a whole experience. And the truth is that the children will enjoy these portraits long after they are grown, and the mother will remember fondly the beautiful time in her life when she was a main source of love and comfort to her children.

We had a session with Maria and her adorable children at their home. She is amazing mom of four and a beautiful wife to her husband. They are full of sweet baby snuggles, and a whole lot of love. We had fun and played, they snuggled and cuddled and these are the images we made. Enjoy!

If you are looking for a very personal gift for yourself please do get in touch today to have a chat about a session like this.

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3 simple things you should do to create emotive portraits | Amsterdam Portrait Photographer

If you are into portraiture, you know that capturing personality of your subject is an exciting challenge. You can create a wonderful composition with some gorgeous lighting, however catching a powerful emotion can make a huge difference to the photo.

I love portraiture and I really enjoy experimenting and taking portraits of my kids. I get my inspiration from studying work of famous artists and photographers, such as Johannes Vermeer, Dorothea Lange, Steve McCurry, and many others.

So, how do I elicit these emotions and connect with my children to create emotive portraits?

1. Before inviting my kids I make sure I have my camera, lighting and background set. Generally I shoot close to a large window or an open door which provides a beautiful light.

2. I always use clean and simple backgrounds and try to eliminate all the distractions. Any blank wall is a good fit for me. I generally place my kids a few feet away from the wall to create that lovely soft background effect.

3. This is absolutely a collaborative process, I make sure my kids feel good about themselves, I encourage them to keep having "fun", because tension is not my friend. And no matter how many times they have been in front of my camera, each one is a new experience and needs to be directed as such. One of the good tricks I use is I get them talking about their meaningful moments in their lives, would it be at school or something about their friends, new achievements or even expectations and lost opportunities to elicit some emotions of sadness, drama. The more time I spend talking with them, the more they open up, the more shots I get to capture these emotions.

I pay a very special attention to their eyes, they help me to see when they experience something and feel an emotion. It could be a powerful gaze into the camera or a fleeting glance away from the camera when they recall a story. That split second is when I take the shot and many shots!

If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments or get in touch through inquiries page.

Images are taken with Nikon D750, Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Edge 80 optic, Lensababy Composer Pro II with Sweet 35 optic and Sigma Art 35mm F1.4.

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Fine Art Child Portraiture - Amsterdam Photographer

I've been lucky to photograph this amazing girl, she totally brightened up my day. She definitely loved having her photographs taken. Truly amazed by her personality. She was really great at feeling comfortable to express her natural self throughout our time together. It was a real pleasure for me to work with her!

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