Label of collections wedding & engagement rings created by a Dutch goldsmith. The wedding rings are personally handmade by the most noble, durable precious metals and special gems. We developed and produced a catalogue and a campaign season 2016/2107.
Photography, styling & graphic design - Alena Afanaseva
Make up artist - Edita Darguzyte
Model - Sejla Hodzic
A family from Haarlem.
Duindorp, Den Haag
Nikon F100 + Portra 400
Winter is over and it is so lovely outside. We do not need to check the weather every day hoping that the only one sunny day of the week is still the sunny one. Well, now we have two or even three sunny days! And one of such sunny days we spent with Karina, Joost and their little ones at Kop van Zuid in Rotterdam. I do not understand why haven't I been there before. Seriously, can I move there? It reminds me a bit of Saint Petersburg with a lot of water and wide streets.
Nikon f100 + Kodak Portra 400 and a little bit of Fujifilm 200.
Recently I captured a cozy, full of light and air house in South Holland. There are so many perfect details, I am sure you will enjoy to have a closer look at them!
These photos were taken during the «Inspire Session» of Holly and Hanke. Our meeting was for photographers about how to trust your own taste, to see the beauty in simple things and not to overdecorate space around.
These ladies have created something special what is able to really inspire people in such a simple way: just helping you look around carefully. Every thing can be beautiful, just like a normal day can be special, if you start to notice little important little things. The meeting took place in a wonderful house in the cozy town of Delft. In addition to exchange of professional experience, we talked about life, inspiration and met new people.
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Today The Perfect Wedding has published our work on their blog and now I finally can share it!
This was an amazing experience with the great people.
The inspiration for our team for this shoot was the beauty of nature. Less is more: the softness of the bride is key. The beautiful location is in the Botanic Gardens Utrecht. In the middle of the noisy city we found a little piece of wilderness. The natural beauty of the bride underlines the pink color, combined with a breathtaking pallet full of green and blue.
Photography Alena Afanaseva | Styling Susanne Hyams | Hair and make up Nazima Garib from The Beautiful Bride Company | Cake Cake Art Studio | Calligraphy KIJK kalligrafie | Model Tiana van der Zalm | Location De Oude Hortus
It’s always inspiring to meet people who know what they like, know what they’re good at, and don’t care what other think.
If am lucky to meet such a person, I want to know as much as I can about her or him. I want to see their houses, to know what kind of neighborhood they live at, even what is the wallpaper on their screen.
Last week I visited Jade in her studio in Amsterdam. It was a quick visit on Sunday afternoon, at that day Amsterdam was cold and cloudy. Yes, I was really hoping to have some light, but real Amsterdam is cold and cloudy.
Jade is a painter and fashion designer. Her paintings are inspired by people. Each painting has a name, even if she has never known the person on her painting. "Painting is to dream. When the dream is over, I don’t remeber anything I dreamed about. The painting, however, remains. It is the harvest of my dream.”
Sometimes Jade renovates her own boat which she keeps in Amstel canal in couple of minutes walking from home. Always on heels, she climbed down to the canal on this boat like there would be a stair.
As she says, she is a bad student. In one of her interview Jade said: “If I could give one good advice, it’s better to teach yourself and invent your specialty, than make the work the teachers dictate you to.”