Maaike is eighteen years old and has just started a new chapter in her life: she recently moved from her parents’ house to study at the University of Utrecht.
Time for a photo session and for new portraits of Maaike to decorate her parents’ house. This house was also chosen as our location: a picturesque place in Meerlo, North Limburg, in the midst of nature. A view on the fields, a garden with apple and pear trees, and a feeling of piece and freedom.
When we scheduled this photo session we expected that the beginning of April would be sunnier and more spring-like. But it felt more like last days of winter: so cold, clear and quiet… Maaike and me actually liked this melancholic moment before the awakening of nature. After making portraits inside the house we proceeded with a photo session in the garden and at a small pond nearby.
Maaike is not only a beautiful and intelligent girl (specializing in physics, by the way). She is also very natural and a person who dares to be herself. Something I enjoy both as a person and as a photographer. I also had a feeling that Maaike has a kind of French charm, and it turned out she has recently spent some time in France. Jeune, naturelle, charmant are the words that come to my mind.
Thank you, dear Maaike, it was a real pleasure photographing you!
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