About the photographer:

I am Mariska, the I am the creator and face behind the Utopian brand.

I am a Brussels-based portrait- & love story photographer. I work mainly in Belgium, but am available worldwide. I will be more than happy to immortalise the most precious moments of your life whether it's in the Flemish Kempen, the French Riviera or (please take me to) the Chilean Torres del Paine.

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.

I would describe my work as spontaneous and sentimental with a hint of nostalgia. I like to commemorate real emotions and when I do so, I add my own touch - which is inspired by my love and yearning for an analog lifestyle.

In addition to being a passionate photographer, I am a wife, an auntie, a godmother, a traveller, an adventurer, and I absolutely love dogs!

Have a look around, don't hesitate to send me a message! I am looking forward to meeting you..

Utopia Ethics

As a person and as a professional, I am a person who loves nature, loves animals, loves people.. I have a profound respect for being alive..

I try to let my actions speak. Both in my home, my personal life, and through my work as a photographer: I care about my customers and their experience:

From the moment I receive your first email, through the booking process, the session and the post processing. I really care about you and will keep you updated on the process the best that I can.

I take your memories very seriously and I am so excited to integrate myself in your little group of loved ones. It is important to me to respect your wishes and make your session as comfortable as possible.

Also: During weddings, I am always happy to dance with any of the dads or risk my life in a bouncy castle. (All for photography purposes of course :°)

What others think of Utopia Photo:

“We are blown away and so moved! The colors, the attention to detail, the style ... they are just perfect! You have done a wonderful job and I am sure that you will make many others couples very happy! Thank you, they are crazy beautiful! I just love it! It will be so hard to make a choice for the album!”

“Mariska.. How can I say?.. You have done wonders. "Tu nous à sublimée" These memories frozen in time, that our baby will be able to look at for many years to come. I admire your work ! You have identified us well! I will reach out to you again as our regular family photographer.

Seb said it all! It's wow, you have a crazy talent!! A thousand thanks for your time, your investment, your work!! thanks you, thank you, thank you! 💙”

“I am an amateur photographer, and so had my (disproportionate)demands: A flawless technical control, a warm and consistent style, artistic, eye for detail, someone with passion and so on. And we got that!
In addition to the wonderful photos, the style of photography, how she captures all emotions perfectly in a photo, we also got to know Mariska. She knows how to easily circumvent our shyness through her spontaneity and only compliments from family and friends all day long because of her jovial, warm cha..”

“Merci énormément pour ces superbes photos. Nous sommes TRÈS contents de la qualité, du style et du rendu de tes photos! Ce sont des souvenirs inestimables et ils seront d'autant plus appréciés avec la superbe touche que tu as su leur apporter. Merci mille fois d'avoir été à l'écoute de nos envies, d'avoir capturé tous ces sourires et la spontanéité de ces instants.”

“Thank you for the photos! We love them they are all super beautiful! You did a great job and the light is incredible!! Now we just have to choose one for save the date cards.”

“I absolutely love our pictures from Utopia Photo. Mariska is very talented and I love her artistic style. I highly recommend her!”

“I highly recommend Mariska for all your photography needs! She arrived at our session with her equipment ready to go, making me feel like I was in professional and capable hands. Our photoshoot lasted about an hour
and she delivered the best portraits of myself I have ever seen faster than I anticipated. Mariska is such a friendly and confident photographer, she made me feel completely at ease during our shoot. 10 out of 10 for Utopia Photo!”

“Thank you for capturing our day! 
You are so positive and nice, really happy to get acquainted with you!
Thank you so much for the wonderful wedding day shoot!
We watched the pictures with pleasure and joy, remembering what our day was like!
You perfectly conveyed our emotions. We've already sent them to our parents to share our joy.”

“Definitely my go-to photographer in Brussels for my social media channels. Mariska is great to hang out with, has a great understanding of contemporary styles and yet manages to create original and outstanding images.”

“Thank you so much for your dedication and effort!
THEY ARE AMAZING !!! :D
You have a great talent, keep walking with passion you will give so much happiness to the world !!
See you next time :D”

“Really great! The work of the photographer is simply splendid. Moreover, her good vibes and humor will allow you to be comfortable from the start of shooting. I recommend Utopia Photo!”

“I had the opportunity to do a "solo" shoot in the streets of Brussels with Mariska, for my Instagram account. I was delighted with the result! I received a lot of compliments on my photos! She is very professional; she took the time necessary to take beautiful photos, and these were sent to me very quickly and in top quality. Whether for an experienced model or a beginner,
I recommend UP a 100% because she is kind, patient and has no difficulty making people feel at ease.”


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