About the photographer:

Hey there! Mariska is the name. I am a Brussels-based portrait- & love story photographer. I work mainly in the capital of Belgium, but you can fly me anywhere. I will be more than happy to immortalise the most precious moments of your life.

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.

In addition to being a passionate photographer, I am a wife, an auntie, a godmother, I absolutely love dogs, I am a traveller, an adventurer, and to be quite frank: the people closest to me call me crazy.

A perfect day includes sunshine, being out in nature (and in the city this means going to the park, it counts), my loved ones, good music, and a glass of wine. Oh! And dancing!

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.. (In general but also as in "humanity.")

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 and hear about your project, through the booking process, the event/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 on your wedding day I am so excited to integrate myself in your group of loved ones. It is important to me to respect your wishes and make your day as comfortable as possible.

Also: 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:

“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..”

“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.”

“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!”

“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 - to be honest, I was afraid that we would not be romantic enough and in love in the photo, but it turned out great! 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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