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I was super excited to receive the news of George’s arrival and couldn’t wait for his newborn session. Last year in August, I photographed his delightful big sister the day after her 1st birthday, and I was really looking forward to meeting the newest member of this wonderful family!
Isabelle is a beautiful big sister, isn’t she gorgeous? And little George, just 10 days new, was an absolute star!
He was such a ‘curly’ little baby, and he slept beautifully for me too :-)
I think the one above is a clear favourite of mine, each time I see it I want to reach out and snuggle with him! ;-)
And for the last image in the sneak peek, a special outfit for George and a look at those baby blues!
Oh George, you. are. gorgeous! *ahhh* :-)
Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek!
Remember my peek-a-boo post last week? Here’s the official sneak peek for a wonderful family that I met in the centre of The Hague on the day of the World Cup Final (this explains the orange nail varnish ;-))
These two little girls were absolutely A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. and they totally stole my heart. Look at the smile from Kirsten (above), and I’m thinking big sister, Laura (below), is perhaps a model in the making.. gorgeous!
Such a beautiful family :-)
As we walked through the Binnenhof, Kirsten was cute beyond words!
Doesn’t she put a huge smile on your face?
And the next image, technically an ‘out-take’, but just look at that little face and the pointing finger!
A gorgeous couple :-)
After a walk along the Lange Voorhout we went to find a cafe on the Denneweg…
What a fabulous Sunday morning! I had a wonderful time *thank you, Melinda* :-)
Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek!
I absolutely LOVED working with this particular family, their two little girls were A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.!!! I’m almost finished proofing their gallery but couldn’t resist sharing this one image as a quick teaser…
The real sneak peek is coming next week so stay tuned! ;-)
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
I’ve had so many photo sessions lately that I’m a little behind on blogging sneak peeks (in fact some may actually become post-peeks!) so watch out for several coming your way…
Just a few short weeks ago, on Father’s Day, I travelled to Ouderkerk aan de Amstel (a lovely little village near Amstelveen) to meet this wonderful family, including Grandma :-)
Just look at that adorable face, doesn’t he make you smile?! :-)
We had a fun afternoon together – drawing pictures of Hello Kitty, blowing bubbles, making a hideaway from umbrellas and blankets, we also did some hula hooping too! ;-)
For the family photos we headed for the bedroom; the light was just gorgeous, streaming in from two large windows.
Such a happy family, it was lovely to spend the afternoon with them.
Oh, and I loved Monty’s t-shirt – it says “Dad is my Hero” :-)
Megan had a mountain of energy, barely staying still for a nano-second. However, after a series of forward rolls I caught her eye for a brief moment…
Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek! There are more peeks coming soon so keep your eyes peeled! ;-)
Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!
Summer has arrived and I have a fabulously summery sneak peek for you, and an extended sneak peek at that. Earlier this month I spent a wonderful morning at Kijkduin Beach with the M. Family. Their 4 children were adorable, playing in the sand, building sandcastles with their parents and splashing in the sea together :-)
We barely had sand between our toes when the three youngest ran across the beach with their bag of goodies, so sweet to watch them :-)
We had a lot of fun, though there was the odd grumpy moment too, but even those moments made me smile. In the photo above, E. had decided he didn’t want to be in the family portrait; he left us to sit with his back to everyone whilst quietly tossing sand in the air… his grumpiness didn’t last very long though, and he soon joined the others and was having fun jumping the waves *splish splash* :-)
There is so much love in this family, it was wonderful to watch them play together.
They’re a beautiful family :-)
We also took a moment to photograph the children individually. Here’s P. the eldest..
and the youngest, twins A. and K. – they were so sweet, holding onto my hand and walking with me across the sand :-)
E.’s eyes really sparkled, a total cutie!
Of course, we needed a beautiful photo of Mum and Dad too :-)
That’s all for now ;-) hope you enjoyed the sneak peek!
Are you enjoying this white wintry weather? Hubby and I had a lovely walk in the snow today! I haven’t seen this much snow in a long time! I love the snow! :-)
Back home in the warmth and I’m busy editing again. This sneak peek is a little overdue; all my Christmas orders have kept me super busy the last couple of weeks! Hope you enjoy these…
A very dark and rainy November kept us inside during this portrait session but the family were really wonderful and I really enjoyed our time together – and the lunch! Thank you so much! :-) I’m saving the family portraits for the gallery but here’s a few of the children…
Trying out a new watermark too…. :)
Could not keep these girls still while they were rocking on the moon chair – they were having far too much fun! ;)
This next one is one of my absolute favourites from the whole session. I love real moments like these, so happy I was able to capture it!
And the last one…
He was so good, the entire time I was there, such a sweetheart.
Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek!
I was really looking forward to photographing this family; I received their request for a portrait session via the Littlest Heroes Project (our littlest heroes are children suffering from any type of serious illness or life altering disability). Their youngest daughter Britt, a wonderful and very loving little girl, has Down’s Syndrome.
We arranged to have an outdoor session in the park but it started raining just before their session and when they arrived to meet me there was no sign that the rain would stop any time soon. Since we weren’t far from Scheveningen, I suggested that we go to the Sea Life Centre at the beach; it would be fun for the girls and we’d escape the rain too! So off we went…
There are going to be lots of sneak peeks in this post, I really found it soooo very difficult to just choose a few photos to share!
Little fish, big fish, sharks and stingrays. It was so much fun to watch Britt explore with her big sister, Claire.
Britt and Claire found some “bubble” windows to look through…
…and here’s my view of Britt from the other side :-)
When we came out of the Sea Life Centre, the rain had stopped and the sun was peeking through the clouds. It was perfect for some portraits on the beach.
Britt and Claire had fun collecting shells and filling their pockets with them.
Here’s Mom with her two beautiful daughters; and a funny face from Britt!
These beautiful girls made me smile the whole day, I really love this one of them together :-)
Ok, last one in the sneak peek. Here’s Britt, drawing in the sand.
Thank you so much for a wonderful Littlest Heroes Project session! Hope you enjoyed your sneak peek!! Hope Dad did too, shame he couldn’t be there to join you on the day. There will be many more beautiful portraits in your gallery, it’s coming very soon!
Have a good weekend everyone! Thanks for stopping by :-)
Thank you to Mom and Dad who have been waiting so patiently for this little sneak peek. Here’s the gorgeous Isabelle, just one day after her first birthday..
She was just so adorable and her smile was infectious! :-) Love her little pink dungarees!
I couldn’t resist sharing these next two; they make me smile so much, she was just such a cutie chatting away on the phone..
…so fun to watch!
Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek!
Ohhh.. I’m enjoying editing the photos from this session! Such a cutie.. here’s Elisabeth! We squeezed in a session on the very day she turned 18months old. She was fun, so full of energy and walking all over the place! Hope you enjoy the sneak peek!
This was the very first photo I took as I was just testing the lights..but ohhh it’s a keeper – just look at her giggling away! Infectious giggles too! Are you smiling? I am! :-)
Effortlessly cute and gorgeous… don’t you think?!
Thank you sooooo much to Mom and Dad for patiently waiting for their sneak peek.. gallery coming soon!
Earlier in the year the Family Solutions Netherlands Initiative held the first of their conference series. As well as being a Sponsor for the event, Tigs Creations Photography also donated ‘the gift of custom portraiture’ as a raffle prize. Congratulations to the winners, here’s a sneak peek from their session…
There are so many beautiful images that it was hard choosing which ones to share! Such a gorgeous family, it was really wonderful to meet you all.
For me, this next one really sums up the whole session with this little guy – just *had* to share it! :-)
LOVE his expression! He was a lot of fun, and amazing how much energy he had! :-)
Can I sneak in one more….
Just look at those eyes, so beautiful, she’s gorgeous!
I really had a big smile after this session – hope you enjoyed the sneak peek!