Posts Tagged girl

Kami-Lynne and Tarek Duo (also Kami solo ha!)


Two of my favorite circus people have finally started creating their duo act. And I got to photograph it! Woo! Also we did a shoot with just Kami in the same week. More woo!

I got it in my head we should take Kami and her hoop outside. Thus beautiful weather and opportunity arose and we went for it. This sounds easier than it was really. It took some tree scouting (great job Kami and Tarek) and some tree climbing and then some picking bits of tree and moss out of hair, but it was totally worth it.

ALSO since Tarek was in Holland anyway, we set a date for the duo pics. These two are amazing together. Just as I figured they would be. I love it. I can’t wait to see the whole thing. For now just the pics =)

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Veerle and Edwin: pre-baby (or: pregnant)

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!


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Video: Bixby – Drawing Lines

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 =)

Sunny day in Hoek van Holland (With Dakota & Kim & Ron)

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.

More girls: Britte, Simone & Nathalie


Finally! I’m so happy about the progress of this series. I also was quite sad when I got sick (you know, cause being on the couch is only fun for so long a time), because I couldn’t finish it. ARGH. Not that it’s finished. But still.

For me the series is more about space, than it is about girls. I think I’ll follow up with guys when I’m ‘done’ with the girl part. The white background is relentless in how it forces the subject to be a certain shape. And I love to play with that (I think black backdrops are much more forgiving).

First off! Lovely Britte! No stranger to me nor my camera. I loved her visit (I mean she brought pudding, come on) and I love making photos of her. She. Is. So. Gorgeous.


Britte is the queen of arms. If there is such a queen. Also the queen of great hair. Oh well lets make her queen of everything.


It’s SO hard to get hands right. Or at least I feel that that’s a hard thing for a model to do. Either it gets very forced or they seem like they’re fake. Not with Britte though. THAT HAND. Oh and the rest of the pic :)


THAT HAIR. That will be all.


For me this is ‘Britte’. As I know and love her. I like capturing moments like these.


Yay Simoon was there too! Or here. Really. I shot all of these in my room ;) (I got some questions to whether or not I have a studio, I eh, kinda do :P).


I just realized I’ve been photographing Simone since before she was allowed to drink alcohol ;) It makes for very easy shoots and with very happy girls when we’re done. We shot a little pic for her band as well. It’s called Bixby and you can check out her facebook page here (click)!


Confession: She is the sole reason I EVER dare to wear red lipstick! Does she rock it or what?


Oh and I had her bring her hat. I love hats. More people should have hats. And I also love this of her with her hat!


If Britte is the queen of hair then Nathalie is the queen of the messy bun. OH and of the killer straight on shot! WOW.


Oh and also. SO gorgeous. That profile. In the arm. The contrast with the black. LOVE it.


Somehow I think of a ballet dancer with this shot. Maybe I should photograph a ballet dancer as well and see what happens. I love it though. Super classic but also a bit of modern.


Nathalie wanted a bit more edgy shots. Which is what this series is for a great deal. So SCORE. I cant say I love it anymore cause I do that with every shot. But well, they’re all my favorites so..

I’m still not quite done with this series. So expect some more, and perhaps boys as well =)

Much love and thanks for reading all the way ;)

Maartje tissu! (and a bit of Harm)

Just a week after their earlier shoot (click!) Maartje asked if I would like to make photos of her tissu act. BOY DID I. As you probably know I get really excited around talented people, specially when they want to work with me. So of to Zoetermeer with me, and on to spending an afternoon with Maartje and Harm running around her :)


YAY. Maartje has a very friendly and fun vibe around her. I love how that shows in all the photos. Though in the first one I have to blame myself for making her a bit mysterious with her back towards us and all ;)


See! There she is. She has so much fun in what she does. It’s awesome to be around.


I also love the colors of her outfit. They really stand out!


She really makes you want to do this as well. I mean. She looks so completely at ease and happy with it!


THIS PHOTO. ALL THE FREEDOM FEELINGS. Though I’m sure I’d fall right down to the floor ON my face trying to do this myself. Luckily I was on the floor and I got to capture this amazingness :)


She would look in the distance thinking about what to do next. Or to Harm, which inevitably led to smiles :)


Yay! More fun :)


And then all of a sudden she pull this almost 50-ies pinup pose! What! Awesome!


We tried for some actionshots as well, knowing the tissu would move and that they might fail miserably as you can’t really predict where her face or any of her limbs might be. BUT THEY WORKED!


She goes SUPERFAST. Towards the floor. Really. Winning!


Oh and also she has the strength to do this.


As mentioned Harm was running around as well. Mostly juggling and at times helping Maartje and me out.


Since I was there anyway, I saw no rules about not taking pics of him :)


He is jugglings and looking out of the window ladies and gentlemen. Yes he is.


I love how these photos aren’t too much JUGGLING but mostly about Harm.


And my absolute favorite of Harm. His movements are so finished and tight. You can’t really see that until you freeze it in a photograph. I love this!

Actually I really love the entire shoot. And working with Maartje (and Harm) again! Thank you guys again!

I have the coolest job ever. BAM.

Kami-Lynne Tissu

Remember the ultra flexible girl from the colorful powder throwing shoot? If not you can check right here.  She needed photos of her tissue act, and asked me to do it! Not only was I really excited, I dragged my dad along as well so he could get some different angles during the shoot (kidding he was excited as well ;)).


Kami and Tarek (who assisted during the shoot) picked the new location of Codarts for the shoot. YAY! There was a gorgeous wooden wall there as you can see.


But also this concrete wall! Happy is me.


And then we also got this amazing girl. I loved working with her. I had this compulsion to give her a series of photos to match Tarek’s. Which is kinda impossible cause there’s a gazillion photos of him really.

I love this. There’s a lot of black and white in the photos. I feel that in some shots it worked better, it makes it more graphical and her all the more human. I like the contrast between the two.


So here’s two perfect examples of my dad and me working together!


This epic shot is obviously my dads. I was somewhere sitting my bum on some mat while he was climbing stairs and finding this amazing angle!


These two as well. Kami-Lynne would do a ton of things and we would go WAIT WAIT DO THAT AGAIN. And we would see different things. This one is mine.


And this one is my dads :)


HA. I made one of Tarek just like this, him looking up and thinking. I love these in bewtween moments.


This is my favorite photo of the entire shoot. LOVE IT. The light one those fingers. The everything. Her. It’s almost like she’s floating, weightless. LOVE LOVE LOVE.


And we finished up with some portraits!


I challenged myself to make a photo that is completely Kami, but matched that of Tarek (sorry guys that’s what you get for being an amazingly athlethic cute couple). I think I did :) Even in the colors somehow. Hurrah!

I’m in love with this shoot. Really. I made this a while back but posting about it makes me feel completely the same. I love working with these two and I love working with me dad. I wouldn’t quickly print and frame one of my own photos for my own walls, but the weightless pic might just make it there :)

Thanks guys for a very relaxed and fun morning. Will see you when you get back from conquering the world in a few weeks :)

Maartje & Harm: Weg

I met Harm and Maartje during a 5 minute shoot for some promotional photos. I didn’t really get to talk to them much but lucky me they mailed me to make photos for them! Woohoo! The photos are for their act ‘Weg’ which you can check out here (click!)

Please don’t shoot me if I’m getting it wrong Maartje & Harm but their performance is about Maartje playing Harm’s wife. She wants to leave, and he wants her to stay.

They never speak but tell you the story through movement. It’s so cool and impressive.

Also they didn’t mind doing things a million times so I could get every angle!

CHECK THAT OUT. The trust between these two is something amazing to witness.

Her eyes. All points for pretty go to her eyes.

They played out the performance for me so I could capture the feeling. It was really cool in the middle of a field we got to ‘borrow’ from a local farmer.

Did I mention they were real troopers? We had to sprint out of the field several times with all our gear to hide from the rain!

They play this piece so well. Really. If you get the chance to see them perform. GO.

Look at our location! Woo!

And then there was this orange ball scene. WOW.

These two are making a new definition of juggling (ok circus folk please don’t laugh at me I know nothing of juggling and this is SO MUCH COOLER than creepy clowns).

Did you guess they’re the cutest couple in real life too? If not now I told ya :P I think it really helps how they perform together.

Also sexiest photo with orange ball EVER. DONE.

Right after this a MASSIVE amounts of rain came down so we ran for the car.

I loved their patience with me so I could make these kind of shots as well. I love the details and hands.

You see how she is looking away all the time? Wanting to leave. I love how all the photos portray a bit of the theme.

Though not sure she wants to leave!

Also they can do cool stuff!

Pretty girl!

Pretty boy!

I love doing shoots like this! Where I can try to add something to someone else’s creation. It’s superfun for me to work with such creative and talented people! THANK YOU Maartje and Harm :)

Geert & Stephanie & Melle

On a very very cold but sunny day I travelled to Dordrecht to meet baby Melle. And ooh such a pretty little girl Geert and Stephanie made! Meet little Melle!

Little tiny fingers and a very proud dad!

I love these tiny teensy feet and toes and fingers. Her mom and dad warned me she would probably be fast asleep when I was there. Though the opposite was true! Miss Melle decided the big black clicking thing was very interesting!

But as it goes with little girls, she DID fall asleep eventually ;)

I’m honored to have met this little human being. Thank you so much for having me over Geert and Stephanie!

Wij Zijn Gestrand

Lately I’ve been up to lots of stuff that takes a long time to process. Or at least a longer time than a photoshoot! But more to come and finish soon!

One of these things was the making of a promo clip for Wij Zijn Gestrand. We were allowed to do this at Beachclub Havana where Richard and Rick actually started playing. It wasn’t a typical summerthing as it was quite literally freeezing! Hense the winter themed outfits ;)

Anyway! Check it out!

Awesome Nigel joined us and filmed a very cool behind the scenes. When it’s completely finished I will post it here as well of course!

For now feel free to like Wij Zijn Gestrand on Facebook (click) and if you share the video you can even win a show in your very own livingroom!