A while back I got a message via Facebook from a classmate from the past (primary school). She told me she had seen my photos of a squirrel I shot while we were away for a week to Drenthe and was wondering if she could use these as a mother’s day present for her mother. How could I say no? So I didn’t and a few day later I received another message with a photo in it of her mother holding a canvas with my squirrel photos on it. She told me she could not choose so she used all four of them. Which gave a great result as you can see on the photo of her mom. For me it was a great compliment that she asked if she could use the photos and I am more than happy with the result and the fact that it brought joy to her mother! Below you find three of the four shots. More in the gallery

My first communion shoot. Today Larissa and Cassandra had their holy communion and their mother asked me to shoot some nice memories. So I did, it was a first for me and didn’t know what to expect. So not all my images shall be the standard communion shoot photos but I am more than pleased with the final result. On top of all I also tried the Brenizer effect on a few shots and that really amazed me how that ended up. On the gallery page you will find the other images

More and more women get their baby bump painted. This is becoming a real hype and you can find plenty of examples when you search the internet. Most of them also do a photo shoot with the painted belly so they can use the photo for the baby cards when the baby is born. A lot of women complain about the fact it takes too long to sit thru the painting session and also do (the same day) a photo shoot. I think we found a solution. Tattooed baby bumps…. Not a real tattoo of course, but a photoshopped one. The fun part is that you only have to do the photo shoot and the rest can be done afterwards by editing the photo on the computer. And as an additional bonus we can even integrate the correct date as soon as the baby is born, something which is not possible with a pre-painted belly. (the examples shown here are just examples, so if someone recognises one of these beautiful women, I used fake names and dates on one of them and the other one is in the past) Are you interested? Contact us and we can discuss the options.

My best mate Rob and His wife Carolien are expecting a baby and I was very happy when they said yes to my proposal for a photo shoot. The real reason for this shoot will follow later, but for now a few photos for first impressions. Below a shot with Mick, their son. Check the gallery

Today I finally added new commissioned work to my website. I did a wonderful shoot with one of my daughters best friend and her older sister and younger brother. Cassandra, Larissa, and Youri came to the studio for a family portrait (a x-mas gift) and it was so much fun to do. Especially because I know Larissa and it is fun to see how the chemistry between her and Nicki (my daughter) is. Again Dharam lend me his office space as studio and this time I had all the room for my self. A wonderful place to work with so many different walls and corners to set up your studio, without the need of a studio background. Youri, the youngest gave me a hard time, He decided to follow his own plan for the day, but at the end I can say that I am satisfied with the result, and so was Monique (their mother). Want to see the other photos in the gallery, click here

Yesterday I did a commissioned photo shoot for a family portrait. The request was to do it outside. So earlier this week we had to cancel the shoot due to bad weather. But yesterday the weather was good enough. The next question was location, I had to come up with a location that would suit the client and was challenging enough for a great shoot. I remembered a skatepark where I went earlier for a wedding shoot. The funny thing was that this client knew the happy couple of which we did the wedding shoot at the same skatepark. They loved the idea and we were lucky enough that there was all new graffiti on the walls. So the vibrant colors worked really well in the portraits. The kids were exited and that was a fun challenge, but the fact that I knew the kids worked well and at the end they were all shouting ‘Fristiiiii’ for the best smiles. Some shots were combined in Photoshop to ensure everybody was looking at their bests, and the black and white were created in Silver Efex rom NikSoft. Click here to see the rest of the gallery [All shot with my Canon 5D mark II, 580 ex mk II and 24-70mm EF.]