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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!
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!
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!
Just a quick update on my availability… I’m now booking sessions late-October and November so if you’re thinking of sending portraits as Christmas gifts for your families, don’t wait to secure your date! For newborns, please contact me asap and before your due date – I always try to make room in my schedule for newborn sessions :)
and….. whilst on the subject of newborns…
Just a few short weeks ago I met this gorgeous family. Here’s a few of my faves from our session: meet Sami, and his little brother, Dani, 25 days new.
So so sweet.. and I love those cute little newborn toes too!
Just look at those gorgeous eyes, Sami is going to melt some hearts with those, for sure!
This one makes me smile :) these are two very handsome little boys!
And here’s the family of four:
It was a pleasure to meet you all, I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek…!
It’s time for another sneak peak!
Last weekend I had a really fun time photographing a wonderful family from Australia. We first visited the Japanese Garden for some photos there but we ended up sharing the garden with a film crew and I don’t think they were overly enthusiastic about our rendition of baa baa black sheep, so we left for an adventure in Clingendael Park instead…
But first, since I love the bright red bridges in the Japanese Garden, meet Finn, Ronan and Declan…
There is a gorgeous staircase and a beautifully kept garden in Clingendael so we spent some time there, playing catch and blowing bubbles… and I kept catching Declan resting his hands on his hips, such a cutie!
And, here’s another one, hands on hips again… and looking a little curious about the bubbles his mum was blowing..
So, in an attempt to have all three boys smiling at the same time….
I couldn’t see what mum and dad were up to behind me but it was evidently very funny!
- pssst. out of the corner of my eye I caught dad dancing an irish jig! shhhhhh, don’t tell anyone!
*teehee* the boys were laughing so hard; every time I see this photo I remember their infectious laughter and a smile spreads across my face – it was definitely a fun morning!
We had some time to go and visit the playground too…
Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek!!
It’s been quite a busy time since my last post. I arrived back home last night after spending two weeks visiting family and friends in the UK and since I wasn’t blogging whilst I was away it’s about time I caught up! And there are a few posts coming, I’ve been quite busy with my camera lately!
This first selection of photos are of three gorgeous children: Dylan, Francesca and baby Henry. We really had a lot of fun in the studio :-)
I absolutely love that fluffy white blanket, it looks almost as if they are floating on clouds!