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Goodbye 2010

Category: Personal

This is my last blog post of 2010. I am already typing 2011 which goes to show I am looking forward to the new year. This past year has been a great year where I started this new adventure and it is safe to say that I have succeeded. One year ago I started with this blog with no idea where it would lead me. Would I like it? Would I have enough perceverance to write a blog post every day? First answer is yes and the second is no. I have not written a post every day but I have come close. I have taken up my camera more than ever before and I have learned that photography is my calling, it is my passion. It is what I love to do and with my love for writing blogging is the ideal combination. I have changed the look of my blog and there are still changes going on in my head that I want for the website and the blog.

I have not done a favorites blog post this year of all my favorite images. Something for next year maybe? There is still so much to learn and I will try and keep improving. I am not certain what the do with the blog. Do I want to use it exclusively for my photography or keep it a combination of business and personal? It is something I have been considering this past year. Do I have enough to say and show that is worthwhile for people to read? I don't know. But if not than this is like a diary of sorts that documents my journey. A diary that I keep for myself to start and to share with the rest of the world. But what to do with the blog does not require an answer straight away. That might be something to decide later on in the new year.

It seems so far away but it is only a couple of hours away and before you know it, it will be high summer again. Remember the daytime is already extending with two minutes a day.

I do not have wishes for the new year and not written down my goals. Something to do next year as well. If there is something to wish for is that everybody will stay as they are today, healthy and loved.

I have baked some oliebollen today, a yearly tradition they do not only look good but taste good as well (if I may say so myself). We have some champagne on ice and then wait for midnight and say Happy New Year. I wish you all a very prosperous new year.

Canon 85mm 1.2L

Category: Gear | Photography

When I was a little girl I did not have a real barbie. We did not have a lot of money and I had an almost barbie doll called Steffi. What I did own was a barbie brochure and I could spent days looking at the pages. I would browse on end until the brochure would fall apart. Not owning a Barbie or any of the Barbie accessories was ok, with my brochure I could image what owning it would feel like.

While growing up I never really could shake this habit. I still love magazines and can check (endlessly) websites with products, reading reviews and anything I can find about something I want to purchase. So when I decided to wanted to have the Canon 85mm 1,2L lens I have read and reviewed until I do not know when. Last Friday I decided it was time and here it is. It arrived on my doorstep. A couple of days after Christmas but it still feels like a present.

It is a beautiful lens, it is heavy, it focuses quite slow but it captures amazing images and that is why I have bought it. To be able to capture beautiful images. I have shot a couple of photographs already (off course) but I can not wait to put it through the test during the next wedding.


Category: Wedding

Around Christmas time about 14.000 men and women in the Netherlands have proposed or are about to go down on one knee to pop the question. When the answer is yes and the first buzz has subsided your mind starts racing about all the things that need to be done. And there are so many things to be done, I remember when I was asked I could not sleep that night. The moment kept returning in my mind but also what I needed to do first. What location would be good for our wedding, how many guests, what should be the party location and on and on it went in my mind. 

What could be very helpful is to get inspiration. It has become so much easier and at the same time so much more difficult with all the wedding blog that help with inspiration for your wedding. In the Netherlands we have the Perfect Wedding and Wedspiration as two main blogs but go beyond the border and you will find so much more inspiration. Style Me Pretty is one of the leading international wedding blogs and they have this feature were you as a bride or anyone who is interested in weddings can create inspirations boards. You have to sign up and then the design start. You can choose to create your own moodboard or use a predefined template. You can use your own images or choose from the thousands of images available on Style me Pretty.

As an example you can find an inspiration board that I have put together. You can do much better so go on ahead and go to Style me Pretty.

Merry Christmas

Category: Personal

I missed it when I was gone. My 5D mkII. I decided to leave it at home and just use the point and shoot but when I held my sisters camera in my hand I realised I actually missed my camera. So when I could pick it up again today I may never leave my camera at home again.

Today it is christmas eve and it will be an official white christmas (so much for global warming and el nino!).

All that there is left to do is wish you all a very merry christmas!


Category: Personal

It was a good day. After two golfing days with rain (one day more than the other) we had a beautiful day to play golf. The blue skies with a white cloud in the sky. What was funny though is that on hole 3 which is quite far from the ocean an not very near a fountain we suddenly felt rain drop. I first thought it was just me. I looked up and there was not a cloud near us. I looked at Ronald. Did you feel it to? And he did. Where was it coming from? No idea because as I said there was no water anywhere near us.

It is those small mysteries in life that keep me wondering...