Life is better at the beach! Hoek van Holland is one of my favorites places. Sand. Sea. Bliss. Before Nadine, Wouter and Lucas's family session I arrived, early, to scout out spots and take a few moments to breath in that salty air.
Nadine, Wouter and Lucas are incredibly special to me and my family. I met Wouter in 2008 while we both worked for the same cruise line. We crossed paths again in 2009 and in 2014, shortly after I began living in Holland, I found Wouter on Facebook and noticed he was dating a Canadian woman and they were living in Rotterdam. I don't know why, I am an introvert haha, but I messaged him asking if his girlfriend would be interested in meeting up. He connected us, we met up for lunch, which turned into a four hour lunch, and we clicked. We met up again and again and I knew I had found 'my person' in Holland. In November 2014, I messaged Nadine asking if she would like to go for lunch for my birthday. She agreed and I told her that if I wasn't having a beer with lunch it was because I was pregnant. She said 'shut up...so am I'...haha!!! Our due dates were days apart! We navigated pregnancy and navigate motherhood together, abroad, and I am so GRATEFUL for her. Lucas and my daughter get along so well! Insert hashtag 'blessed' right here.
Nadine is originally from Toronto and Wouter is from the Rotterdam area. They met while working for a major cruise line and have been together for 5.5 years. They've traveled the world together and dropped anchor, haha, in Holland just over three years ago. They adopted the cutest French bulldog, shortly after moving here and two years ago welcomed Lucas, their little cutie, into this crazy world. Nadine and Wouter are a great team, down to earth and chilled out. We chose Hoek van Holland for their session since they met on the sea. The family, as a whole, love the beach and with Wouter working in the shipping industry Lucas is super fascinated by ships. It was the perfect day, overcast which means the beach was fairly quiet. We started the session in the dunes and made our way to the beach where Lucas ran free. The rain waited until our session was complete haha! Nadine, Wouter and Lucas, thank you for choosing me to create these memories with you. Love you guys! Enjoy xo