Two cute sisters..

Presenting Anouk and Yvet.......

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Brrrr...

..today is cold, rainy and windy and very "autumish", and I just want to stay inside and read a good book and drink hot chocolate. As it is, I am inside, working with photos and administration, no chocolate and no book, getting ready to pick up kids from school and prepare today's dinner (lamb chops, in case your interested). I guess you can't have it all..... Anyway, while going through my pictures, I came across these of Lotte, taken in T√łnsberg, Norway this summer. Seeing Lotte so happy and cute warmed me to the bone, and gave me a happy feeling that just might get me through this cold day. She is quite special this little one.....

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A family trip to Tafelberg

This beautiful family wanted to have some pictures of them together, just having fun and enjoying each other. So on this sunday trip to the beautiful recreation area, Tafelberg, I joined in as a "third wheel" and sneaked as many snapshots as possible. Boaz and his friend Joop were most interested in playing football and climbing trees. I hope these pictures will give the family something to tresure forever:)

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A beautiful wedding....

A few weeks ago, I attended Eike and Miris wedding, who you might remember from this photo shoot. The event was held in the Hambacher Schloss in Germany, and the place was just amazing. I have to point out that I was a guest at this wedding, and not the wedding photographer, so the official wedding pictures where shot by someone else. But of course I couldn't leave be to snap pictures of both the newly married, the guests and the decor in between. And as quite a few of them turned out quite good, I couldn't not show them here, now could I? So here is "picture overload alert"!! These are my favorites (and I think they give a pretty good picture of the beautiful setting)....

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The newly married are being congratulated outside the church:
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And here are some of the guests.....
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My cool grandmother

Hi there! I've been busy....I've got tons of photos to go through at the moment and most of my time goes to editing them (apart from when I am working, taking care of the kids, cleaning, working out, taking more pictures ++++), but awaiting the photos from my latest photo shoots, I wanted to share these cool pictures of my dear grandmother. She will be 90 (!) next year and is still SO fit. These photos are from our visit to Bratislava last weekend, when my cousin Lucia got married and I LOVE them. We all enjoyed the stay in Slovakia and the wedding tremendously and it's safe to say we had quite a few good laughs. Isn't she the coolest grandma ever????

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There's something about this picture....

...that just gets to me. I can't explain exactly why, but I like it. I love both versions, but in a different way. In the b&w picture, I take in the seriousness of the object and I am not distracted by colors or other objects. The color setting lets me focus a 100% on the object and the effect the sun has on her hair. The sun shines from behind and highlights her hair, so she looks almost like an angel. A thoughtful little angel.
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Now, this color picture on the other hand, makes me take in the way her pink lips match her dress and how well it stands out against the green background, pink/red being the complementary color to green makes it pop out. The colors a really lovely. You still get the serious mood, and the sun-effect, but this is not necessary the first thing you focus on when you look at the picture.

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Same picture - different mood

There's a lot you can do to a picture, just by changing the color setting or turning a color pic to black and white. To find what color setting or style suits your different pictures, can be a struggle, but is something you will get better at through experience, trying and failing. No doubt I have been doing my fair share of that through the years.

As for these pictures below, I really do love both of these versions, but my preference goes to the black and white, even though I love the colors in the color version. I chose to bring out a few of the colors in the b&w picture, to make it a tiny bit interesting and artistic. In the end it does come down to taste and personal preference.

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4 good friends

When my sister in law, Steffi, asked me to take some pictures of her and her 3 friends, of course I jumped to the challenge and did a fun mini foto shoot (in by now familiar surroundings) right there and then. Can you tell we were having fun?

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Cute cousins

Meet my cute nieces, all joined together this summer, and of course all up for a fun photo shoot in the wine acres. I love these German surroundings and of course I love these girls. They are the best nieces one can ask for....:)

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These two beautiful girls are twins. Meet Sophia and Jula.....
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