Photographers in Utrecht for Family, Vacation, Birth
There is a top Utretcht documentary style family photographer out there for you and your family! Whether you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary or are simply spending time outside with your family on a vacation, day trip, or at an amusement park, remember the fun time you had together forever with the help of an accredited documentary photographer of the Netherlands Family Photojournalist Association:
Map of FPJA Family Photographers Serving Utrecht
7 Available Documentary Family Photographers...
My experience as a documentary family photographer started in Hong Kong 3 years ago. I lived there with my husband and was in the position to focus 100% on my photography business. Before that time I only would photograph as a side business. The last year I stayed in Hong Kong (2018) I mainly would use a documentary approach with families. This period of time in Hong Kong really influenced my vision of photography, it was such an amazing experience that I wanted to capture the essence of living abroad as a family. Living in small apartments with children en be creative with the space you have. It made me realise there is no perfect picture. Only a perfect story. Now I am back in the Netherlands. I would like to continue this way of photography. I want to take my personal experience and photography skills to different families and places in the world.
I cannot say exactly where my passion for photography originated. For me, photos are valuable because of the memories they carry and the stories they can tell. My father used to have a darkroom in the attic, a mysterious place where my sister and I were not allowed to just come. But because of this darkroom and my father's hobby, I am lucky that there are entire albums full of photos with stories from my childhood. Besides the memories, I also have photos that belong to these memories. A precious possession, if you ask me. In the spring of 2019, I decided to change course. I felt I was just working and when I came home in the evening I had little energy left for other things. More balance was needed. In addition, I wanted to do more with my passion, photography. In recent years I have followed various photography courses and workshops. Also, I followed a part-time course in Photo Art at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp for 3 years. But now it was time to move on. I started to work less and to focus more on photography. That gives me energy, I can use my creativity and I can touch people in a positive way with that!
My first paid jobs were posed newborn photo shoots. Quickly I realized that making photos of the moments which are normally not being photographed are much more beautiful than the posed ones. Like hugging the baby when a bit sad, when struggling with the tiny buttons to dress the baby or just the quick kiss by the brother or sister. All kinds of moments when you really capture emotions and thats what I am enjoying a lot. 4 years ago I became mother for the first time and photos are far more valuable to me than before. So many funny, unexpected, cozy and definitely ‘frustrating’ family moments, which are every day different. I really enjoy having my oldest son around (4 years) when he comes of the toilet, while pulling up his pants up to to his armpits…. Or my youngest son (2 years) trying to put a sandwich at once in his mouth. These kind of moments have made my decision to specialise in documentary family photography incorporating Day In My Life Photography.
How lucky am I to capture precious moments in a family’s day to day life. I am a real family photographer with a love for sincere emotion. I make a family document that shows how much love you spread. But more important, I'll make you realize that you also receive a lot in return from your loved ones. It is a lot of fun for me to be able to show you and your family the whole story of your day from a different perspective. That includes of course the laughter, the teasing, the giggles and the tears. I see it and I capture it.
This is me, Natasja, married and mother of 3 young, sweet girls. Living in Breda with our cats and reptiles. My hobbies are hand lettering, reading, sports, and photography. I once graduated as a chemical analyst and worked in various laboratories for more than 7 years. In 2010 our first child was born and for the time being, I decided to stay home for her and later her sisters. After a few years, I thought it was time to make some space for myself and my creativity. I started taking a basic photography course. With this I could do what I like: photography. And also learn a lot there. After following the basic photography course in 2014 at the School for Photography, I decided to do the Photography course in 2016 as well. I proudly completed this at the beginning of 2017. Then the question is always asked; "What do you want to do with it?" I mainly followed both courses because I get a lot of positive energy from photography. And with a clear assignment in mind, it works just a little more effectively. By doing things that you like, that give you energy, you are more positive in life.
In 2016 is onze grootste rijkdom (Dennis) geboren. Het is geweldig om hem te zien opgroeien en het mooiste geluid is zijn schaterlach! Ja, letterlijk alle clichés zijn waar (eerlijk is eerlijk, ook de minder leuke)! Sinds wij onze hond Floora hebben lijkt Dennis nog meer op te bloeien en het is echt prachtig om die twee samen te zien. Stiekem ben ik dan ook best wel een huismus. Wij hebben de luxe dat we heerlijk buitenaf wonen op een boerderij (akkerbouw) en ik ben dan ook veel in en rond huis te vinden. Floora is een echte werkhond en een keer per week ga ik dan ook met haar schapen drijven. Dat is echt mijn manier om te ontladen en nieuwe energie en inspiratie te krijgen. Het zijn de kleine dingen in het leven waar ik zo van hou. Aangezien juist die kleine dingen eigenlijk heel groot kunnen zijn. Daarom is het mijn passie geworden om momenten uit het leven vast te leggen. Of dit nou een bruiloft, geboorte of gewoon een normale dag “uit het leven gegrepen” is. Geen poseerwerk en kijken in de camera, maar het echte leven. Puur – Verhalend – Echt en ook wel een tikkeltje rauw.