Archive for 'families'

January 10, 2018

In 2012 we lived in Oman. I think it was not long before our move to Moscow when I took this picture.

I remember talking to Lynne one day at the dressmaker about pregnancies. We were having dresses made probably for some kind of party. She had two girls and was pregnant with her third child or was thinking about it.

We have two girls and a boy and I remember talking about if you would like to know the sex before the birth. And if a boy after two girls was different than a third girl. We lived in the same street in Oman. But I think I took these photos while we lived already in our temporary home on Al Huwaisa and probably our container was packed or about to be packed.

That is what photos are doing to you. It brings up memories. This morning this photo showed up in my Facebook feed. I remember when I took it I wanted to make an image that would show protection, a family bond, parents who are there for their children, siblings close together, who are there for each other, the bond between husband and wife, you are in it together, you lend each other the helping hand, the beautiful beach in Oman, the love they have for each other. This is what family is about for me.

I hope you still treasure this image Lynne, I still do.


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Here is an image of Isa with her beautiful girls. I love the dresses they wear, the styling etc. It suits them. We talked…

Hilde van der Sterren photography

Behind the scenes I worked hard to finish my new info magazine. It gives you information on what to expect when you book a photoshoot wth me.

Here you can get it or email me so I can send you your copy.  Can’t wait to photograph you.

info magazine Hilde van der Sterren Photography

Please have a look at my magazine (click here).

hilde van der sterren magazine cover

June 23, 2014

I loved this session.  We had fun on a early Sunday morning.

January 24, 2014

Alia found me via a friend who saw my work on facebook. And she mentioned she was looking for pictures in the snow and that she was pregnant. I had this long time wish to photograph a pregnant lady in the snow with a beautiful dress on. I mentioned it to her and she was all up for it. I asked my daughter to be my assistant. We talked about the pose inside, went outside with a fur coat on. And on moment supreme she took the coat of and gave it to my daughter. Click, click and coat on again. I love these images. My fingers were frozen afterwards since I shoot manual and have to adjust the dials so I can not wear gloves. But Alia was real brave to stand there in just a dress.

And another bonus to these photoshoots is that I get to know really nice people. Since we did this shoot near to my house, my son got to play a bit with her son and my husband had a cup of coffee with her husband. They shared work interests. I like it when all comes together.

January 20, 2014

And then…. the first snow came to Moscow. Anna got this photo session as a gift certificate for her birthday. Because she was in the process of moving it took some time to find a suitable date. When the time came closer for them to leave Moscow. We just had to do it. They had a busy schedule, but luckily we found a moment.

Since is was quite cold the little man liked it only for a short amount of time. Luckily the girls were troopers. And I really enjoyed shooting in the snow. Did not feel my fingers afterwards but it was all worth it. I wish you all well on your new destination and hope these images will remind you of your time in Moscow.

January 17, 2014

And here she is… the little princess. We started the session with just mum and the little baby. And after that we asked dad. big sister 😉 and grandma to step in.

January 16, 2014

Oh time goes fast… the little lady inside this mummy’s belly is already a few months old. I loved this session. We started with just some maternity photo’s with mum (also some more artistic ones as I think a pregnant body is beautiful, but I will not show these on the blog). And then we included the rest of the family.

November 19, 2013

While winter is approaching us, I realized I still hadn’t shared this wonderful session that I did this Summer.