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Audrey & Remsten {engaged}

I don’t know what it is that brought us to live in such a magical place, but I do know I fell in love the moment we moved here. Nestled between national parks and the ocean, everything moves at its own pace. Even the ducks take their time to leisurely cross the road as if to remind everyone else to slow down and take it all in.

What I am about to share with you is probably one of my favourite spots of all time. The light, especially in winter, paints everything with a cinematic haze you just cannot buy with an instagram filter.  I am so glad Audrey & Remsten took some time out of their busy schedule to make it up to our little neck of the woods here on the Central Coast. “Engagement” shoots are always a bit contrived, but oh so good to get that rapport with the camera together. And then to be able to see them visibly relax and wind down and just be. Together. Truly bliss.

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Erika & Filips {married at Faculty Club, Leuven, Belgium}

When I talk about going home, I still refer to Belgium. It is where I grew up, met most of my friends, fell in love and silently grew my wanderlust until it was time to fly the nest. So it was with much enthusiasm that I finally – after three years of shooting weddings all around the world – photographed my first wedding at home. And to top it all off, the bride suggested we photograph in the central library. It was originally plan B, you know, in case it rained. But when she mentioned how significant it was to both of them, having studied and her still doing much of her work there, it beautifully turned into part of plan A.  Those who know me well, will know I am a bit of a book nerd. It was just the three of us in that majestic big reading room. Moments like that make my heart sing.

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And I’d love to shoot more in Belgium, especially around Antwerp, Turnhout and Leuven. So if you’re getting married this year or next, contact me if you’re still looking for a wedding photographer!

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We worked for a long time on their album to make sure it fits them to a T. And the result is an amazing grand heirloom that I’m sure will be treasured by their children and their great-great-grandchildren for years to come!

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A different kind of celebration

I have a confession to make… I am dirty. I have been puked on. There is probably some wee in places I don’t know about. There is definitely poo on clothes in my laundry basket. Blood. Sweat. No tears – lots and lots of milk though.

Now, if this was the dog vomiting on the couch (again), she would get an earful. But this little creature, who has only been around for a month, gets away with it. She screams so loudly at times, my eardrums tremble like a volcano about to pop. Yet the dog gets shushed for each little whimper. Especially if aforementioned little creature is sleeping.

So I’m not so sure we should be celebrating Mother’s Day. The dog might have a thing or two to say/bark about that. Yet here it is. My first time.

Welcome Charlie.

Love you always,
mum xXx

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