WELCOME TO MY LITTLE UNIVERSE.


My name is Mariska, an adventurous soul with a great passion for life's tiny treasures.

Whether I am standing on a sandy shore, surrendering to the rhythmic pull of the sea, its embrace tugging at my toes… Or in my bedroom staring at little specks of dust, dancing in the sunlight… These fleeting moments awaken in me a sense of blissful melancholy.


Romance and nostalgia guide my artistic spirit. I draw great inspiration from an analogue lifestyle. I love listening to vinyl records, reading printed books, watching old movies, and writing letters. This deep connection to a bygone era profoundly influences my photography.


In addition to being a passionate photographer, I am a wife, a mom, an auntie, a godmothera traveller, and an adventurer.


I invite you to explore my portfolio, and should your heart resonate with my vision, do not hesitate to reach out. (I speak Dutch, English & French!)


It would be an honour to capture the magic of your love story.


About Utopia:


Perfection isn't what I'm after. I'm not interested in stiff poses and fake smiles. To me, Utopia is about creating memories and capturing a story that will transport you back to that special moment in time.

I believe in embracing the flaws and quirks that make us who we are – they're what make your love story truly unique and beautiful.



HOW I WORK:


Don't worry if you've never had a professional photo session before - I've got your back.

My goal is to make you feel relaxed and comfortable so we can capture the best version of you.


Getting your photos taken can feel daunting, but you don't need to be a professional model to have amazing pictures that you can proudly show off to your loved ones.


We'll take it at your pace, I want you to feel comfortable and natural in front of the camera. This is your story we're telling, and I want to capture the true essence of who you are.




Capturing Timeless Love: Exploring Romanticism in My Photography Style



Embrace the power of emotions, dramatic lighting, and the beauty of nature as we weave a narrative that celebrates your unique love story.


Capturing Timeless Love: Exploring Romanticism in My Photography Style



Embrace the power of emotions, dramatic lighting, and the beauty of nature as we weave a narrative that celebrates your unique love story.


Read about my Tasmanian adventure.ο»Ώ

 

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I hail from a tiny village nestled in the heart of the Dutch countryside, surrounded by nothing but sprawling fields and farms. While I always knew that I wouldn't stay there forever, there's something about the place that still tugs at my heartstrings.


Whenever I get a chance, I love to go back and soak in the nostalgia. There's nothing quite like spending lazy afternoons with my family, firing up the barbecue, and reminiscing about old times.

Exploring the world has always been one of my greatest passions. Since I was a little girl, I felt a calling to see the world and experience all the wonders it had to offer. And that's exactly what I did.

For the majority of my adult life, I've been blessed to travel extensively and live in some of the most exotic places on Earth. From the turquoise waters of the Caribbean to the lush landscapes of Thailand and the vibrant, multicultural Melbourne, Australia. I've been fortunate enough to call these places my home.

In 2019, I tied the knot with the love of my life. It's a love story that spans over a decade, starting when I was a fresh-faced 18-year-old, leaving my home country to work in the beautiful South of France. We took our time getting to know each other, exploring the world, and growing into the (somewhat) responsible adults we are today. Eventually, we sealed our love with a small wedding in Brussels, surrounded by our nearest and dearest.

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