OH MAN, 2014 was an amazing year for me! Can’t believe how many beautiful things have happened, both in my work as in my private life. Here’s a big THANK YOU for last year – these are some of my highlights (a hint: scroll down to see some pictures of a beautiful baby boy)!
From January until March I took some time off, which was lovely. I took a walk with my neighbour’s dog every day, and got my ‘zen’ again. Also, I went away to Belgium for a few days with my love and it was nice to have some time together. We took a beautiful walk and spotted some deer!
March started of with spending some time with my We Love Weddings friends on Ameland and I realized again that I am part of a really great group of awesome wedding photographers and lovely people.
In April we moved into our new home – woohoo three stories high AND our own garden! It was a pretty hectic month with moving, painting etc. but we loved our new home from the start. The first week in our new place we found out that we were expecting a little baby! We were over the mooon!!
In May my friend Anouk and I launched Petit Lou: a kids fashion- and lifestyle blog! Yay for new adventures :)
June was all about weddings and traveling. Robert joined me on my trip to Croatia to photograph a wedding, and we had the best holiday :) The weekend after I shot a wedding in Italy – I am so happy that I get to travel to the most beautiful places to make new friends and create something beautiful.
From July until October I’ve been busy with lots of work, and I am incredibly happy that I’ve got to photograph every single wedding I got booked for this year. I was 32 weeks pregnant during the last wedding of this year and that even went well! So so blessed. Also I need to thank some of my colleagues who joined me on a few last weddings to make sure I could make it: Rick, Evert and Melissa! A BIG THANK YOU, I felt so relaxed that you were there with me on the day and that you could take the shots from impossible positions for me and that I could sit down once in a while :)
A personal highlight for me was around when I was 33 weeks pregnant, when my sweet friend and super talented photographer Alice took some maternity photos of me. During my pregnancy I didn’t take many photos of my growing belly but I did have the wish to document it. I am extremely happy with the result – Alice is the best!
My maternity leave started in November, and in December we welcomed our beautiful little baby boy into the world: Loek! We instantly fell in love with him and right now he is two weeks old already! Definitely the best ending of 2014! We love him so so much. ♡