Hey! My name is Nadine and I live with Stefan and our two cats (Buffy & Fluffy) in a cosy apartment in The Netherlands. 

facts

  • I have two homes: One in South Africa and one in The Netherlands
  • If Hogwarts existed, I'd be a Hufflepuff
  • Whenever I do a good job with parallel parking, I say "Like a glove!" as loud as I can
  • I've always been overweight. But only now (nearing 30) have I learned to not let it get to me...and just enjoy who I am. Cellulite and all. 
  • Cats don't know it yet, but I'm their best friend
  • I have a pretty good singing voice...when it's drowned out by the speakers in my car
  • My Dutch boyfriend, Stefan, is the only person I ever moved to another country for.
  • My parents are my biggest fans.

WHY I TAKE PHOTOS

I believe that every single person is photogenic. Bringing that out in their photos is what gives me the most joy in photography. I've always had an insatiable creative itch and a desire to make people feel good about themselves, especially if they feel insecure and shy, which is how I felt most of my life. I was (and still am) an introvert and spent most of my angsty teenage years daydreaming about being the next vampire slayer or happily married to Dean Winchester from Supernatural (I still dream about marrying Dean Winchester).

I hope that some of the photos here on my website inspire you to do a photoshoot, even if you feel that you might not be good enough, or pretty enough, or thin enough. I want to show you that it's O.K. to to be your truest, most authentic self and actually be proud of who you are. 

TRAVEL BUCKET LIST

Sigh. So many places. So little time. I absolutely love doing desitination weddings and photoshoots, but in all fairness nothing makes me happier than glorious landscape. Obviously I have a top 5 list of places I want to explore, in no particular order:

  1. Japan
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Iceland
  4. Nepal (Mountains Gandalf!)
  5. India

ALRIGHTY THEN FAJA

I can't help it. I'm a sucker for bad comedy and even worse one-liners. My absolute favorite movies of all time include Ace Ventura, Austin Powers and Borat (Is nice!). I also love watching horror movies and bad paranormal investigation shows where they almost always succesfully exorcise the demons with a single sage stick. 

Movies and images inspire me. The wierder, funnier and more unique they are, the better. Whenever I watch Grand Budapest Hotel, Deathproof, Kill Bill, Kick Ass and docu series like Viceland's Abandoned (to name a few) I want to jump out of my skin and start creating cool shit. Too bad I get distracted easi...

And music. Sweet, sweet music. I can't tell you how much I love music. I just can't put it into words. I made a spotify playlist instead.   

Logo design and illustration credits: Hanke Arkenbout and Eline Jetten
Amsterdam houses illustration: Eline Jetten