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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!
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!
Oh wow! Vinita and I enjoyed a fabulous evening with the winners of our Helping Hearts for Haiti romantic photo session. With beautiful Spring weather we spent the evening walking through the couple’s favourite streets in The Hague whilst listening to anecdotes of their lives together.
Love was definitely in the air…
The Hague provides some wonderful backdrops for portrait sessions. Love the architecture in this particular street!
We had so many favourite images from this session, it was almost impossible to choose just a small few for the sneak peek… here’s a couple more…
And the perfect end to a romantic photo session… mmm bubbles! :-)
Thank you so much for a wonderful session, and of course, for helping us help the victims of Haiti’s earthquake.
Don’t forget to check Vinita’s blog for a sneak peek of her images!!! ;-)
The beautiful Frøya, one of my Baby Plan clients, is growing up! Here she is at 17 months enjoying a morning at the local petting zoo. She was non-stop the entire time, walking from one end of the field to the other and then back again – and she was super quick too! LOVE her little burberry outfit – so cute with all those little frills!
I just love the curious way she was watching the cows in the photo below :)
Such a sweetheart :-)
I was going to wait till tomorrow to blog but honestly, I can’t wait that long… I want to share these right now!! :-)
If you are a cat lover you are sure to fall in love with these handsome boys…
such a cutie, and a real poser too! He knows he’s handsome!
….and here’s Nourri..
Nourri enjoyed grooming himself during our photo session… over and over again! And just when we thought he had finished.. he would start over on a new spot! So funny!
…and then of course, I also took some portraits of their owner, Nadja :)
Nadja, thank you sooooo much for a really great afternoon, I loved getting to know your two handsome kitties! Here’s a few more sneak peeks for you..
Here’s Nourri hiding in his tent… he loved that tent!! It was so funny to watch him guard it!
Ok.. last one is of Armanie… he loooooooved to be groomed :)
Nadja, your gallery is *almost* ready.. I’ll be sending you an email very very soon! :-) hope you enjoyed the sneak peek!!!
After several days of gorgeous sunshine and warm weather, it was suddenly a very wet morning in The Hague… the sky was grey in all directions, and not the slightest hint of sun or blue sky in sight… should we reschedule, should we not… we decided to go ahead anyway but with a change of location, so I headed off to Gouda (where it was a little less rainy) to meet Vinita, JK, and their son, Vivaan :-)
Vinita is one of my closest friends and a great photographer, I’m sure many of you will have seen photos of her on my blog before – we have a lot of fun on our photo days ;-) I am truly honored that she chose me to photograph her family :-)
Vini… I hope you enjoy your sneak peek :-)
Our first stop was the park and there was a children’s play area there… Vivaan was too cute, he wanted to play on EVERYTHING! His lovely white shirt didn’t stay white for long!! ;-)
(clickety click on the image above to see the three pics bigger ;) I soooo need to upgrade my blog to allow for bigger pics! hopefully soon…)
I looooove this one.. you’re both so happy and smiley, this is really how I know you :-))
I think Vivaan was getting tired.. oh no… wait…. ;)
haha! so FUN! I sure would like to know where Vivaan gets all his energy from..!! ;-)
Vini and JK – it really was a blast to spend the morning with you and to capture all those images that are rare in a photographer’s family.. I’m so glad we went out and braved the rain! Hope you love your sneak peek, I can’t wait to share all the images with you :-)
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!!