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.


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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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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Family reunion

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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Capturing the last days of summer with this family

‘Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.’

I’ve enjoyed this family photoshoot at the beautiful glowy, greenish heath.

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