Family Shoot with Hanke Arkenbout

April 3rd, 2014

Hi guys! If you follow me on Instagram you might remember that I recently had a photo shoot with the lovely Hanke Arkenbout. I shared a sneak peek of the shoot here. We had crossed paths at various events over the last few months, until she contacted me a couple of weeks ago inviting me to an impromptu photo session that same week. As I knew I would have my little girl Lola with me on the day she suggested we meet, I thought it would be a lovely idea to do a mother-daughter shoot as we haven’t had many lovely pictures taken of the two of us. I also knew that asking the big guy to do another photo shoot (the poor guy had done so well at our engagement session with Anouschka Rokebrand) might be pushing things a bit, so a mother-daughter shoot it would be! Hanke shoots mainly in film and did a beautiful job. These images moved me to a complete loss of words {which doesn’t happen very often} so it is with much excitement that I share some of my favourite snaps with you today.

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Family Session with Holly of Avenue Lifestyle, captured by Hanke Arkenbout Photography

Family Session with Holly of Avenue Lifestyle, captured by Hanke Arkenbout Photography

Family Session with Holly of Avenue Lifestyle, captured by Hanke Arkenbout Photography

I had such a ball with my little munchkin. She was on her very best behavior the whole afternoon – I managed to get her to have a little nap beforehand so she wouldn’t be tired and grumpy, so the first half of the shoot she was super sweet and cuddly. Normally she’d be bouncing off the walls and talking {and singing!} non stop, the little fire cracker! We spent the afternoon at our local forest and lake, The Delftse Hout, ┬áperched by the lakeside on a blanket under a beautiful old tree. I took a bag of snacks to keep Miss Lola happy and a book, so while mama was frolicing in front of Hanke’s lens, Lola was watching on, one hand in the bag, one hand pointing at her mama’s flowy {princess} skirt.

Hanke Arkenbout Photography

Family Session with Holly of Avenue Lifestyle, captured by Hanke Arkenbout Photography

Family Session with Holly of Avenue Lifestyle, captured by Hanke Arkenbout Photography

Family Session with Holly of Avenue Lifestyle, captured by Hanke Arkenbout Photography

Family Session with Holly of Avenue Lifestyle, captured by Hanke Arkenbout Photography

Family Session with Holly of Avenue Lifestyle, captured by Hanke Arkenbout Photography

 

The morning of the shoot, my husband-to-be surprised me by saying that he might like to join the shoot at the end, after work. So he cycled over to the forest to meet us and jumped in for the last few shots on Hanke’s film. It was so lovely and I’m thrilled to have these precious family photos.

Hanke Arkenbout Photography

Family Session with Holly of Avenue Lifestyle, captured by Hanke Arkenbout Photography

Family Session with Holly of Avenue Lifestyle, captured by Hanke Arkenbout Photography

Hanke Arkenbout Photography

Family Session with Holly of Avenue Lifestyle, captured by Hanke Arkenbout Photography

Hanke Arkenbout Photography

Hanke Arkenbout Photography

Hanke Arkenbout Photography

Gosh I love those two! They are my greatest gift.

A HUGE thank you to Hanke for capturing these beautiful moments with me and my family on your old Canon. You truly work wonders behind the lens and are incredibly gifted.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,

Holly x

All images by Hanke Arkenbout Photography

9 Responses to “Family Shoot with Hanke Arkenbout”

  1. Liubou says:

    Amazingly beautiful! Lovely!

  2. Such gorgeous, gorgeous pictures Holly!! Still working on getting your fabulous blog on my blogroll-don’t know why it won’t work, but anyway, I will keep checking back! Lovey post! Cx

  3. Nathalie says:

    Looooooooove it!

  4. Wow Holly, they’re such incredible photos! You all look so happy and beautiful and just how gorgeous is your little girl?! Thank you so much for sharing. /Niki

  5. Natalie says:

    So lovely, Holly.. perfect moments captured beautifully!

  6. Mel says:

    The most beautiful precious photos! You all look so happy and I can see the love in your family. Mel xx

  7. Gorgeous photos of you and your family. Just perfect!

  8. Jessica says:

    wow! I even get tears in my eyes from the one from the back where she holds your leg and the one under the tree with your foreheads touching eachother! I want this too with my daughter(s)!

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