The day Manchester ‘United’ Arsenal

  Wedding of Neil and Niki   Their love story started before they even knew it would be one. We often hear that the best thing ever is to get married to your best friend. But before a couple takes this leap of faith they always take a couple of things in sincere consideration. Losing your best friend is NOT an option you know. Only the courageous dare to take their relationship to the next level. Neil and Niki have been friends long before the spark ignited into a flame. They are one of the brave couples who decided to …

Honour your Maid of Honour

When it’s your turn to pop the question: “Do you want to be my Maid of Honour”, make it memorable with a DIY Word-Wire-Hanger gift! In this first DIY post you can find a step to step guide to create this beautiful  personalised hanger. You can shape every word you like to make it personal, I choose the word Love. Most items used for this DIY can be found on the High street or in a hobby store and will costs you approximately £4. Unless you choose to use real gold or silver instead of metal of course :). This is …

You Me

Do you have friends (or know friends who have these friends) who never want to settle down, love to party hard and behave like ‘the forever bachelor’?? I have no issues with hard partying people at all, but to be honest I can’t think of one friend who’s a forever bachelor. Maybe because I’m almost launched into my forties? Yes I know people who made the conscious decision to go through life solo, but I know more people who are single not by choice. Because I appreciate the preciousness of sharing every aspect of life with that someone special, I’ve made a special …

All My Services

Lifestyle Portraits Different faces, with their own specific characteristic feature, each telling their own story. A certain setting, exposure of light on the face, or shades that not reveal everything tell a story. One thing never unseen is the emotion. What you feel will be reflected on the photo. Capturing the pureness of beauty is my intent in private/individual portraits and in fashion photography. Boudoir Sometimes we need to come closer. A bit closer to who we really are. Without feeling embarrassed but by celebrating our femininity and beauty. It is time to do this more often. Some of us woman would love …

The key for a unique gift

Some people are gifted with a particular gift. When we were youngsters we had a nose to recognize those gifted people, especially when a birthday was coming up! I sincerely hope you still have (at least) one of them in your  ‘inner family and friends circle’. I’m talking about: those uber-talented,  inspirational, creative “I always find the most awesome, lucrative, original presents on the face of the earth”  kind of people. Maybe you are one of them, if not; no worries! With this gift-idea you can surprise your special guests of honour with something unique which nobody else has. *Photo …

The day I said “I DO” twice

Sometimes it feels like ages ago when I said “I Do” to my Stan. When growing as a couple and as an individual together; circumstances, losses, growing in acceptance and so much more could easily fade away the memory of the day I said I Do. But I’m pleased to say I still remember 16 August 2001! I still remember feeling anxious to say no instead of yes accidentally, I remember my mum helping me with my dress and wearing a bespoke handmade (by a good friend) necklace. I remember feeling like a glamorous bride thanks to my friend who was/is a make-up artist, I remember …

Welcome and thank you for forgiving me

First of all I would like to say YAY and WELCOME to my very first weekly blog post!! Secondly I’m asking for your forgiveness in advance. Forgive me if and when Google or Word doesn’t correct my English spellings and/or phrasing mistakes. Forgive me if I translate very wise Dutch sayings (to emphasise something very important) directly into English. And forgive me if my punctuation is all over the place because the Dutch (or English) chose different rules where to open and close a sentence, place comma’s and apostrophes. Of course I could have chosen to write my posts in …

About Me

Hi there, thank you for browsing through my website. By clicking on this page I assume you’d like to get to know me a little. Being born in Suriname (a beautiful country above Brazil) and raised in Amsterdam, I grew up in between two different cultures. The Dutch traditions I grew up with made me pretty direct on one hand and on the other it gave me a beautiful gift of accepting differences between people without the fear of losing ‘self’. My Surinamese upbringing taught me respect for others (especially elders), a great sense of humor and made me love food more than an average European person. …

The Investment

Book a Lifestyle Portrait Photo Shoot to “Fall in Love with YOU again”    Please contact me and I will send you a complete price list!   Business clients (using photography commercial) please contact me for pricing and more information.   Wedding Packages   Package Description Price Pure linen On location 1 hour pre wedding photo shoot, venue visit, photos edited with care, DVD with at least 350 photos. At the wedding day I will be present 7 hours. £1095.00 Precious Silk On location 1 hour pre wedding photo shoot, venue visit, photos edited with care, DVD with at least 350 photos. …