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I don’t know about where you are, but here in The Hague, autumn seemed to pass in the blink of an eye! On a damp and drizzly day in November, I met the beautiful H. Family. They were absolutely fabulous, and totally rocked their family session in Clingendael Park, even braving the rain!
Having endured several days of stormy winds, there weren’t so many leaves left on the trees, but the floor was a sea of gold. So beautiful!
Finding shelter from the rain…
They were an absolute delight to photograph!
And when we were done, it was (finally!) time to climb trees… ;-)
Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek. Have a lovely weekend everyone!
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!!!
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!!
Let me introduce you to Amelia Rose….
She is oh so gorgeous! and at just 7 days old here she was still so very tiny, and so sleepy too! such a dream to work with…
Many congratulations to her parents, Mark and Sammy – thank you so much for inviting me to your home to photograph your precious daughter – didn’t I time my trip to the UK well ;-) It was lovely to see you both, and to meet Amelia. I have many more photos to come, but these two just melt my heart, hope you love them just as much as me!
And here’s a few more from the end of the session..
She is so loved.
I can’t wait to see you all again. I’ll be in touch when I have the rest of your images ready :-)
I just HAD to, couldn’t help myself! I am sooooo loving the *different* processing effects that I used for Julie’s photos that I just HAD to share some more from her session! I hope you enjoy them as much as me!! :)
I wish I could post more, I have so many favourites…. Julie, I hope you are loving browsing through your gallery!!
Isn’t it great when the sun is shining… we’re coming to the end of autumn now but there are a few trees that still have their autumn leaves and when the sun’s rays catch.. ahh beautiful. I love autumn! A couple of weeks ago I met Anthea for some outdoor portraits in the Paleis and we were lucky that the weather was being very kind to us that morning, and there was plenty of autumn colour too!
Anthea, your full gallery is almost ready, but here’s a quick sneak peek for you :)
here’s one from the studio too:
Thanks for a great session Anthea, I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek!