Door

Opening new doors to new beginnings… Recently, I got big news on new opportunities and I feel like a heavy weight came of my shoulders, which I was carrying for many years. I wanted to incorporate it into this week’s theme, “Door”, as I feel like many doors are opening for me right now. It symbolizes coming from a dark place and, if you’re willing to work hard enough for it, a chance to open … Continue readingDoor

Music

When I think about “Music” and how important that is in my life, I also think of my brother-in-law, Tom, who is a brilliant musician, amazing person and an awesome dad and partner. Tom made all the important events with my family so special: He turned a whole restaurant into a concert during Christmas dinner and parties into improv jamming. He played at family weddings, birthdays, live with his bands and he made the difficult … Continue readingMusic

Wide Angle

This week I went to Rotterdam, a city in The Netherlands, with my dear aunt Marianne.Every once in a while, we go for a photowalk or make a trip together, since we both love photography and travelling. We always have a great time and I really enjoy those days a lot! Rotterdam is such a lovely, photogenic city and I ended up with lots of great pictures, which resulted in having a hard time choosing … Continue readingWide Angle

Curious

“Children are not only innocent and curious but also optimistic and joyful and essentially happy. They are, in short, everything adults wish they could be.” This week I was lucky to get a visit from this beautiful little girl, Marwa-May. At almost 4 weeks old, I was super impressed to see how calm she was. Those big eyes, so innocent and observing, were following me the whole time we were shooting. It made me think … Continue readingCurious

Red

There is a shade of red for every woman.” For this shoot, I immediately thought of my gorgeous friend Eunise, a feisty, charming woman, to be my model for the color Red. There was no doubt in my mind that she could pull off representing my meaning of “Red” and she surely delivered! There is strength in “Red”, a popping color that can embody all kinds of strong feelings like power, passion, love, sexuality, danger, … Continue readingRed

A Perfect, Little Moment

For me, this week flew by in a blink of an eye. I’ve had lots of appointments, new opportunities and even accomplished some big (life) goals! In all the chaos, I’ve only had a few peaceful moments where I could just sit down and enjoy the stillness around me. This was one of those moments. A moment where the platform at the train station was completely abandoned, empty and silent, just before some new trains … Continue readingA Perfect, Little Moment

6. “Push Through”

The days are flying by and yet every day feels like forever, it’s really strange to go through. I’m switching a lot between being totally stressed out to being productive and at peace. I’m trying to make the best out of this situation by staying in my own flow and really listen to what my feelings are telling me.  What do I need? What does my body tells me? What do I desire right now? … Continue reading6. “Push Through”

5. “Keep going”

“I think I’m done!”, I told Clint, “I really want to stop this project right now.”“Are you sure?” he asked. It was the day I officially cancelled my trip, and I was really upset about it. The setback of cancelling my trip and the situation with the concept almost made me give up the entire project. It started to feel as if it wasn’t meant to be and that it was a big sign from the universe telling me … Continue reading5. “Keep going”

4. “I have to cancel”

I’m very sad to announce that my trip is officially cancelled.Even though I saw this coming for a while, it was a hard pill to swallow because I still had some tiny bits of hope left. The moment I cancelled my trip, I have to admit that I lost hope for the project as well and I was at the point of giving up my idea entirely.Thankfully, since that moment, LOTS of women, most of … Continue reading4. “I have to cancel”

3. “Sad news”

Dear all, (some SAD news) With a heavy heart, I’m writing this message… Yesterday a new documentary caught my attention, called “Woman”, and after some research about the film I have to come to a heartbreaking conclusion.The vision and concept of Becoming 30, the stories I wanted to tell of all the women I was going to visit, is similar to this new documentary which will be out today in theaters. Due to a really high … Continue reading3. “Sad news”