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Senior Ballet Session: Victoria

September 4, 2014

If you’ve followed my photography for any length of time, you know this lovely face. If not, may I introduce my firstborn daughter, Victoria? Not only is she my daughter, she is also a model, a dancer and one of my senior reps for the Class of 2015.

During a recent visit to friends in Knoxville, TN, Victoria asked if we could grab some ballet shots in the downtown area with her pointe shoes. She didn’t have to ask me twice.

The conditions weren’t ideal…sun directly overhead and it was HOT! But, as a professional, I’ve learned to adapt to any situation. One may not be able to control the weather, but one can control how one uses the light given them.

It’s so strange to realize I’m in the process of photographing my daughter’s senior portraits. Where is that sweet, little baby I gave birth to in my home in Delft, The Netherlands? That beautiful little babe is now a stunning young woman. I am proud and sad. Proud of the woman she’s become and the way she lives her life. Sad that time has slipped through our fingers so quickly.

And, yeah, not only am I photographing my daughter’s senior portraits, but my son’s as well! Those will be coming soon…

We are not just losing one but two! A double whammy.

So, here’s the first installment of Victoria’s senior portraits. Who knows where we will photograph her next?




Oooh this is so beautiful Marie Beck Janssen. You did an outstanding job and Victoria is stunning, beautiful in a graceful way, delightful … Can’t wait to spend time
with her soon. You asked where will you be photographing her next .. How about here, in Delft, where she was born?

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