Portrait photography

We live in a time where many first impressions happen online. Having up-to-date (profile) pictures on our professional and personal socials has become more important than ever. But perhaps you also have family and friends that prefer having a printed photo of you on their wall? Of course you want to look good in pictures, and I think photos turn out best when you get to be authentic.. And being authentic means being vulnerable and open: being yourself… and that can be scary sometimes. Therefore, I focus on making you feel comfortable and relaxed. Not only will I distract you with amazing scenery, I will also make you feel comfortable enough to just be yourself.

I grew up thinking I had enormous front teeth, after a girl in my class had told me so. No way I would smile around cameras after being made aware of that. And I didn’t, for years. But now I know it’s not my teeth people pay attention to when looking at a picture of me. It’s the sparkle in my eyes, the dimples in my cheeks from smiling. Those teeth? They are just a little part of a bigger picture. What a pity it would be to hide my smile, sparkling eyes and messy hair just because a nine-year-old girl once told me I had big teeth… I know what it is like to feel insecure about your body. I know how big of a fight it can be to get rid of those horrible thoughts about yourself. I know how scary it can be to be vulnerable when a camera is pointed at your face. I know. And I will help you. I will help you relax, enjoy and accept. We can do this together, trust me!

 

Some of my favorite portrait pictures

 

Investment

The price for a photo session is 250 euros and includes 1-1.5 hours of photography, 20 digital files of your choice at high resolution (you can order extra pictures)*.
If you’d like to book me for a longer session, so we can explore a larger area or just spend more time together, send me a message. We can discuss the details in a (Skype) call.

* excl. travel costs. I will not charge you for my travelling costs if we meet at a location that’s already in my schedule for the date in which you’d like to book your photo session. If you decide to have your photo session elsewhere or at another time, additional costs may be involved. 

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For outdoorsy entrepreneurs

I love working together with other entrepreneurs that share my love for the outdoors. Whether you’re teaching outdoor yoga, organizing hikes or selling outdoor equipment, I am sure I can equip you with the perfect pictures for your branding. I enjoy hearing all about your business and brainstorming with you about what kind of pictures you need to give your client the most authentic image of your brand. As with all my portrait sessions, I will make sure to make you feel comfortable and confident. No awkwardness, just enjoying our time together while telling the story behind your brand.

Would you like to work with me? Send me a message and we can (Skype) call about the details. I work with customized price depending on your wishes.


Mariëlle and Matthijs

"I highly recommend Paulien. She is very nice, spontaneous and you easily feel okay around her. She's also very creative and takes pure, natural pictures. We spent a nice afternoon with her."

Caren

"Paulien has so many fun ideas. She's nice company. If a photographer sits on her elbows and knees in the water to take that perfect picture, you know she has a real passion for her work."

Emma

"Paulien is such a nice person. Therefore, the photo session is very relaxed and you can just be yourself. She sees and captures what I see in my animals. And she captures that in a way I really like. I am very happy with the pictures."

Marga

"We went on an adventure last Friday. Paulien knows where to find the nice spots and she knew how to relax me. I felt very free and you can see that in the resulting pictures. I highly recommend her."

Rein

"Paulien is the best photographer you can find in this field of photography. She knows how to relax people and capture you the way you really are."