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Oak and green goes well together

Love it when everything comes together, like in a melting pot.

He is a super talented interior designer and I’m the photographer with styling skills.
You can find the result below.

Designer: Aedam Anthony, follow him on Instagram or Facebook and buy these beautiful pieces of art!
Thanks to Marie-Stella-Maris, Kinfolk magazine, Mendo, CEREAL and many others for the styling props.


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The Amsterdam wedding

Til death do us part.

After the pouring rain of the week before this day was meant to be. The sky was blue, the sun was burning, super happy and lovely couple, pretty looking guest at the most amazing and old locations of Amsterdam. What not to dream of? From the beautiful Oud-Katholieke Kerk with a cruise boat to the next green and lush wedding location; the Hortus Botanicus. And I was there.
Definitely one to keep in my memories forever.

Date: 5th of May 2018
Locations: Oud-Katholieke Kerk and Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
Catering: Wendy Welvaars
Bridal Bouquet: Made by her best friend
Music during reception: Marly Me
Make-up and hair artist: Judith Anna Pronk
Dress: Custom made by Daalarna
Vintage hat: Laura Dols, Amsterdam and M/V Hoeden Amsterdam


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Signed, sealed and delivered

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party’.
Robin Williams

Deze dag begon heel lekker Hollands met af en toe een regendrupje. Maar juist daar wanneer de zon moest gaan schijnen deed zij haar uiterste best. Wat was dit een heerlijk lente huwelijk!


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The Amsterdam Flower School

The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.

Wirthlin

Location: Kweekcafé of Haarlemmer Kweektuin, Haarlem
Floral Course: Amsterdam Flower School
Flowers: Bloemenatelier Klavertje Vijf, Haarlem
Teacher: Paul Wijkmeijer of Bloemenatelier Klavertje Vijf


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The first beach day

‘Everything has changed and yet, I am more me than I’ve ever been.’

– Iain Thomas

Nog een groot voordeel van verhuizen van Amsterdam naar Haarlem is dat de duinen én het strand nu een soort van onze achtertuin is. Files vermijden door gewoon op de fiets te gaan en voordat de grote meute uit de stad besluit dat het toch een mooie stranddag zou kunnen zijn, hebben wij onze biezen al gepakt en genieten we van onze echte (stenen) achtertuin.
En voor geen goud had ik deze, voor mij, eerste echte strandochtend in de lente niet met veel andere mensen willen beleven als met deze twee. Geniet maar lekker mee met ons…

Locatie: Hippie Fish, Zandvoort.


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Into the woods

Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

Wat een middag was dit! Ik weet niet waardoor het kwam. Was het de omgeving, het surprisingly lekkere, zonnige, daardoor heel erg aangename warme zondagmiddag of gewoon echt die hele fijne familie die ik op de kiek mocht zetten? Misschien de mix van al deze fijne dingen?
Dat de familie leuk en bijzonder knap is, staat als een paal boven water. Acht volwassenen en zes kinderen én twee op komst.

Kijk en geniet. Deed ik in ieder geval wel tijdens het fotograferen. Enórm.


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A day in the studio with…

… Natasha!

This beautiful soul and founder of the best of the best yoga, movement and lifestyle studio, Studio 191. She’s a creative business woman, yoga teacher and writer.

The vision behind the studio:

We believe that
moving your body
should be fun.
That being here
in your free time
should lead to new encounters
and
inspiring conversations
That community brings
great vibes – as well as
unexpected support
during shit times.

What else could I wish for? Makes sports more fun and connected so many worlds.
And I had the honor to capture her and her work. It will be published in magazines and blogs. Results of that you can find on my Instagram.

With love,
Paulien


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Family reunion

Family.
like branches on a tree,
we all grow in different
directions yet our roots remain as one.

On a very, very special day (for me) i had the chance to capture two gorgeous sisters and our next generation, their children.
And yes, it was 17 November 2017. A memorable sunny day in the Oosterpark, Amsterdam.


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