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Marie Janssen, owner of Blink of an Eye Photography in Burlington, NC.

Well, Hello!

My name is Marie Janssen. I'm a wife, mom of three, singer, songwriter and photographer residing in Burlington, NC. My husband is Dutch so I lived in The Netherlands for almost twelve years! I speak Dutch fluently and miss the cobblestone streets, riding my bike everywhere, cheap flowers and huge open markets. My passion for capturing life through the written word and songs also translates to the camera. I breathe in moments. Sometimes, those moments are etched on film...other moments are etched on my heart. I want to give life to your moments as well, moments that come and go in the blink of an eye. I have a passion to show you yourself in a way you've never seen before; to have you walk away from this experience knowing more deeply your value, your beauty and your destiny. I want to reveal the real you, the broken pieces and the golden triumphs showcased in your eyes, your laugh and your soul. We all have a story to tell. I would love to help you tell yours.

Personal Posts

I invite you to see the joyful and broken pieces of my own life. Keep scrolling to read some of my personal blogs...

March 15, 2018

Disengaging to Engage

Marie Janssen straightens her daughter's wedding veil. I hear the click of the camera. It's not me. I'm not pressing the shutter. I've heard the clicks all morning and it feels so strange. This is the most important day of my daughter's life and I'm n... VIEW POST
June 19, 2017

A Delft Wedding

The morning dawned, exactly 11 months after I awoke to photograph my oldest niece's wedding in Delft, The Netherlands. Now, it was her sister Rachelle's turn. Unbelievably, the forecast was once again... VIEW POST
September 29, 2016

Rotterdam: The Beginning of Us

View of Rotterdam from Central Station. Our story began in The Netherlands. It officially began in the city of Rotterdam. I was 18. In September of 1992, I boarded a jet plane to visit missionaries in Delft, The Netherlands. I had fe... VIEW POST
September 6, 2016

A Stroll Through Delft

Haunting art work floating in the canal in Delft. A warm summer breeze is blowing as I type this blog on my outdoor patio. A hint of autumn is in the air and I'm so looking forward to cooler temperatures, hikes in the mountains, fall colors and crisp... VIEW POST
July 27, 2016

Sharmaine & Reinier: A Delft Wedding

Welcome to a Delft Wedding! Welcome to a Delft wedding, in The Netherlands (a.k.a. Holland)! I can't believe it's already been a month since the wedding of my niece Sharmaine to her beloved Reinier. ... VIEW POST
July 12, 2016

Return to Delft

Beautiful bike with flowers parked alongside a canal in beautiful Delft.   As the plane made it's descent to Schipol Airport, I could scarcely believe we were returning home to Delft, The Netherlands after a decade of being away. Anton has been back a couple of... VIEW POST
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