• mrampaart

Personal Stories - Me!

What do I do...

So far I have mainly focused on family photography, portraits & small businesses. I love photographing families in a documentary style. My favourite photos are not the posed ones but the ones that tell you a little story... A photo which in years to come will take you back to that moment instantly and makes you feel all warm & fuzzy inside...


I take portraits for a variety of purposes but have a slight obsession with making black & white portraits. I love the more dramatic feel of black & white... You can find some examples on one of my instagram accounts.

Over the last few years I have also helped clients create their business websites and social media content. It's very fulfilling to see how my photos can help them tell their story and I LOVE the whole creative process behind it. Check my Stories for a sneak preview of what is to come. I will be posting Personal Stories on my blog on a monthly basis this year. It's a little project I created for myself, I am not very good with posting on a regular basis so this will keep me busy and on track!

Where does my story begin...

I have been umming & ahhing (had to put these words in, love them) about this question... don't want to get too serious... but here's the honest answer...

I am Dutch, with an English husband and we have lived abroad for 14 years. I moved back to Holland about 7 years ago and this was quite a big moment. We moved back to Holland because of my dad's passing a few months before. Having been abroad for such a long time I needed to be closer to my family and reconnect with them (and myself I guess!) My life was turned upside down and on top of that we moved our 3 children to my ‘not so much as it used to be 'home' country... It all felt like a big boom, crash, bang... Everything had changed and there was a kind of 'now or never' feeling... so I finally, after all those years of thinking about it, followed my dream of becoming a professional photographer. Cliches are true... life is too short... I enrolled into a 3 year photography course & soon after slowly started a family photography business. In 2018 one of my personal series was selected for Art Hilversum and I took part in the group exhibition in Museum Hilversum. The feedback was amazing... quite a proud moment! The same series was also selected for New2019. New is a book, a catalogue, featuring the best 100 emerging Dutch photographers annually.


What does the future hold...

To continue documenting all these lovely families out there and keep on focussing on other people's stories. One of my dreams, and I should say goals (!), is to do editorial work. I also would love to create more personal series and, who knows, join another art exhibition... I will keep you posted!

Please contact me if you like what I am doing, I would love to chat with you!


Below are a few photos that are special to me...


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