Spring Paradise: Rotterdam Child Photo shoot

Mariëlle was looking for a special present for her husband’s anniversary. And what can be more special than artistic and emotional portraits of your children? Mariëlle and Arjen have three wonderful children: Daniël who just got 11 and the 7-year old twins Félice and Frédérique.

We held our photo session on a sunny spring morning at the Arboretum Trompenburg garden in Rotterdam. A symphony of blossoms, flowers and colors! We could not have enough of beautiful settings: joyous and pure, magical and romantic, helping to bring our different sides of each child’s personality. The gorgeous surroundings gave a painterly feel to the images; it almost makes me think of Pre-Raphaelites.

We started with a small walk through the park with Félice. Félice plays hockey, loves horses, and her favorite color is pink. What a serene yet self-conscious look does she have!

Classic and dreamy child portrait: a little girl in front of pink rhododendrons.

Classic and romantic portrait of a little girl standing next to a camellia tree.

Dreamy and romantic portrait of a little girl standing between the branches of a green tree. Magic atmosphere in a child portrait: a little girl standing next to a strange fairy-tale-like tree. Dreamy portrait of a little girl: warm colours and a magic atmosphere. Sunny and nostalgic portrait of a little girl in a park. Romantic portrait of a little girl.

And here are some portraits of Frédérique. She is sporty like her sister, enjoys playing piano and her favorite color is blue. Frédérique has this expressive look and nonchalant sparkle in her eyes.

Dreamy and romantic portrait of a little girl standing by a lilac rhododendron. The colour combination and bokeh recalls a feel of a water-colour painting. Romantic and gentle portrait of a little girl at a rhododendron tree in a park. Fairy-tale child photography: a dreamy little girl is sitting in a garden or in the wood. Portrait of a little girl in a park. Dreamy and fairy-tale-like portrait of a serene little girl in a forest. Classic and painterly portrait of a little girl standing in the shade beside a tree. Portrait of a self-confident looking little girl standing in the shadow next to a camellia tree.

It’s funny that when the girls so their portraits for the first time they sometimes mistook themselves for their sister. The difference in the girls’ character became clear to me after a minute of chatting with them, and I can always see it back in the photos.

Now meet the handsome elder brother Daniël, who waited patiently for his little diva sisters. Daniël likes to sport and is also really good in math. It is important because he would like to become an architect!

Classic and romantic portrait of a handsome young boy standing amongst the branches of a green tree in a park. Portrait of a smiling boy at a park. Portrait of a boy in a park alley. Portrait of a boy with an open and intelligent smile. Portrait of a boy sitting on a log in a forest. Atmospheric portrait of a smiling boy. Portrait of a smiling boy in the forest.

We have made a whole wall art collection and a lovely album with the photos from this wonderful photo walk. And I have yet to share some photos of the twins, all kids and the family together. Stay tuned!

Find out more about my services as professional family and children photographerI am based in Rotterdam region and am available for photo sessions throughout the Netherlands and Belgium.
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