When Linda and Jeroen asked me for their wedding I don’t think I let them finish the question. Sushi and talking followed, and later on the wedding! I didn’t go alone, the entire Big Yes was there as well! Good times! :)
I feel so weird categorizing these posts as ‘pregnant’. It’s not like Edwin suddenly got bigger boobs you know. Either way THEY are having a baby. Soon! It’s so exciting! I’ve known Edwin forever. And Veerle a bit shorter than forever. And they’re going to be a mom and dad. And they are SO COOL about it. Dear god I’d be panicking all over the place.
Nevertheless these two had time to bake me cookies, give me tea and peptalk me through the day (I have a serious shoulder injury going on, which started the day before their shoot. Could not lift a water bottle. Not kidding).
Please enjoy these two pretty people. I know I did!
It’s been a while since I made a music video so I’m extra happy about this one! Lovely Simone graduated only last week and this video is part of her recent EP release ‘Exhale’ (click here for iTunes!).
We had a terrific crew with Harm van der Laan as our male lead who actually got beat a bit (!) bloody. Furthermore Manon was with me again to do make-up and hair (and be my second brain). And Edwin was there to help out with well, EVERYTHING.
Also. Since the video is black and white. SURPRISE Simone was actually completely blue.
Harm’s teeth-through-lip action. Poor guy.
I had a blast shooting this video and hope to be making some more music videos again soon :) I hope you enjoy this one! Let me know what you think =)
A bit back the guys from Pendulum’s Motion asked me to make their promo pics. Hurrah! Somehow I had just thought of a cool location a week before. So this totally had to happen.
In case you’re wondering, it’s in Hoek van Holland, near and on the pier.
These guys were real troopers. As soon as we arrived not only did it start to rain, like crazy. Hail soon followed. By then we were halfway on the pier and decided to go on. Luckily! Cause I really love the shoot.
As you can see we were soon rewarded with bits of blue sky. Don’t be fooled. I was being sandblasted hah.
These were a lot of fun to hang out with. I love it when people just show up and ‘be’.
And they did! One of my favorites.
Truth be told. They all ran off like little girls after the wave hit them ;) (OH sorry that was not ok for the rock n roll image :P).
A good thing we have this shot. For their badassery image.
Reflections. Gotta love them.
The guys are currently using this one for their shows :)!
I feel you’re not believing me on the bad weather part..
I love this. It could be anywhere. The waves. Love it.
Thanks for asking me gentlemen! And for being such heroes and not giving up on the shoot! We were definitely rewarded!
Yay! There’s a little baby coming and there was a card needed to announce this. Also I got promised hugs and kisses from the CUTEST cutiepie of all: Dakota.
So off to Hoek van Holland I went. WIth my camera. OFC. Where Ron had magically made his awesome jeep appear. So awesome! Ofcourse I wanted to be in it for the ride to the beach. So I was cold in 10 seconds. But no less awesome.
LOOK. It has buttons to signal left and right. It’s so cool.
I’m not sure how I like glitter shoes and military vehicles at the same time but I guess I do. SO cooooool!
Specially with cute girls on them! The little doggy is Dixie. As Dakota announced loudly when I arrived “THIS IS DIXIE”. So. That was cleared up. Dixie can always be found near Dakota. She tried to climb up on the jeep. SUCH CUTE.
I has a stick! And will absolutely not do whatever it is we’re here for.
OH whatever. BYE.
OH WAIT I can chase my dad with it, GREAT!
We were definitely not here to make photos of her chasing her dad with a stick. But as the photo for the card will have the name of the sibling to be on it. I can’t show everything ;)
But I can show the gorgeous mommy!
Obviously I can’t wait to make photos of little baby fingers and feet. For now I’m super happy with this sunny day spent on the beach and drinking hot coco with lovely people.
For my birthday the lovely boyfriend gave me a trip to Brugge (with him as company/chauffeur/carrier-of-my-stuff/other). And it was great!
Yay! Selfie time! As #selfie was the word of 2013 we’ll now go for ‘zelfportret’.. Anyway. Boyfriend was a super gent and carried my camera around for me so I could go GIMME GIMME every time I saw something. Or wanted a zelfportret ;)
In the ‘new’ family car hih ;)
Our hotel was a little outside Brugge (or a lot as we got lost hah). As you can see we scored blue skies on the first day!
He only had one bag. I manage to overpack anytime, anyplace.. So this is my bag ;) Also the hotelroom! It was very nice and roomy and we could run around it! The bathroom was very pretty too. We liked the tiling (is that a weird thing to like..?)
We decided to head into Brugge straight away to find something to eat. We walked out of the parking and found this trail of hearts leading us into the center. How cool :)
So this is the first building we saw. Also, tons of ppl on segways. Not sure how that works. They looked very happy about it ;)
I need to buy books. Always. Everywhere. I’m still getting through the J.K. Rowling one as we speak. It’s somehow kinda hard to get through but I want to finish it..
Breakfast in the hotel was AMAZING. Really. EAT ALL THE FOODS. I combined chocolaty goodness with eh, mushrooms. Cause I can.
Second day in Brugge. Apparently it was ‘solden’ and the little city was PACKED with people. Police to guide all this madness and all.. So enjoy this tranquil photo of water instead ;)
Yay zelfportret ;) My mother would love these kind of stores and somehow that makes me go into them as well. It was supersmall and ther owner was somewhere else and just left it open as is. So amazing :)
Wow. Just. The entire city feels like it just TOO pretty. Everything. So. Much. PRETTY!
Also all the store fronts were so great! It was superbusy in each and every one of them so we didn’t go into this particular one but I snapped a lot of photos anyway =)
There was a beautiful church we visited which had this wall with plaques on it. Right across the Maria Altar. I’ve never seen that in any church before and think it’s very special. It’s people thanking them for their prayers I think!
These sheep. all the cute.
so this was just a ‘side’ street. You know. NOthing big or fancy in it. And it looks LIKE THIS.
We found a little store called ‘cat and dog shop’ and it sells clothing for dogs. Oddly they didn’t have anything in Carlos size ;)
Hungry campers we were and we wanted a real belgian waffle. Our hope were high cause look at this amazing hot chocolate set..!
The waffle arrived, with hot chocolate sauce.. and it was horrid. Im afraid I don’t remember the name of this restaurant but NEVER get your waffle anywhere else than a waffle stand. We could throw this through a window and then build a house with it..
We’re very talented at finding starbucks anywhere. We just followed the trail of hipster girls (really we actually did that) and coffee presented itself to us.
YAY coffee! And my love <3
After the very busy solden days i Brugge we decided to expore elsewhere. We had dinner in Knokke last evening and decided to want to see the beach with daylight.
We drove to Oostende which was great! And SO COLD!
Pretty sand is pretty!
Cold boyfriend is cold hih.
I’m such a badass and not cold at all. Clearly.
Also we present worlds ugliest flat at the beach. WHUT it up with this? How amazing to live in it though. If you drop something out of it it might just be ok landing in the sand and all..
We had a great time and love the city and the beach! We didn’t love the solden so much and if you ever go to Brugge make sure it’s not the first weekend of solden.. also make sure you have cash on you cause paying with pin is a whole different ballgame in Belgium.
Thank you so much boyfriend for this awesome gift :) I love you! :)
I’ve so totally spammed all of you already with this shoot but I have to blog about it ANYWAY. I mean, inflatable crocodile. Your argument is invalid.
I loved doing this shoot!
Oh and I promised an inflatable crocodile (and also lots of other beach stuff, thank you Pieter/De Beuk and Alicia!).
Do you see the 007 pose boyfriend is pulling off there? Epic. Seriously, any time this guys. Any time.
Also introducing Nigel! By lack of a better term we’ll refer to him as intern. Though I like to see him as ‘cool person hanging around with me doing cool stuff’. You’ll hear more about him for sure =)