“I was very happy and satisfied to have chosen Mariska as the photographer for a True Self session.
Her work is superb, and she put me at ease during the shoot.
She is a truly sympathetic professional person and the result is simply magnificent!”
About the photographer:
Hi, I'm Mariska! Welcome to my little universe.
I'm all about capturing life's authentic moments and real emotions, letting the natural flow of things guide my lens.
In addition to being a passionate photographer, I am a wife, a mom, an auntie, a godmother, a traveller, and an adventurer.
I speak English, French and Dutch fluently and most of my vocabulary consists of quotes from the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. tv-show.
My style of photography is romantic and sentimental with a touch of nostalgia – I love to commemorate your true emotions and add my own analog-inspired flair. As a wedding photographer, building a connection with my couples is key. Getting to know you over drinks helps me understand your unique love story, so I can capture it authentically on your big day. I don't just want to be your photographer – I want to be your friend.
Feel free to take a peek at my work and don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm thrilled to chat with you and hopefully, capture your love story.
Photographing in Bled, Slovenia.
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.
Want to know more?
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.
Some random photos of my life.