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Melanie Caitlin

Portrait & Wedding Photographer capturing romantic, timeless, classic love 🌿 Based near Amsterdam (Netherlands).

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Last year I shared something called the Happiness Checklist with you. It's a questionnaire I fill out every year in December as a way of checking my business, how I've done the past year and what my dreams are for the next. It's such an insightful way to monitor your happiness - I highly recommend it to everyone. ⠀ ⠀ Buttt this year, for the very first time, I'm actually sharing my own answers to the questions in this thing and I'm telling you; I'm nervous about it! But you know what, filling it out for yourself is one thing - being able to take a glimpse into the life of a fellow entrepreneur is another. So, let's dive into 2017 shall we? And stick together! (Link in bio)⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ #happyphotographer #amsterdamweddingphotographer #bruidsfotograaf #bruidsfotografie #tpwbruiloft #forthisromance #weddingsparrow #bridalmusings #smpweddings #adornyourlove #theprettyblog #preppilyeverafter #bajanwed#bruiloftinspiratie #ikgatrouwen #trouwenin2018 #girlsofhonour #europeanweddingphotographer #darlingmovement #fineartbride #BRIDEbyanais #fineartweddingphotographer #marthastewartweddings #ruffledworthy at Landgoed Elswout

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I'm sure those of you who read my posts regularly know I try and share as much of my life as an entrepreneur as possible, but I can guarantee I haven't shared these 4 things yet... 4 little things you simply didn't know about me. ⠀ ⠀ I'll give you a hint: they entail Christmas, Ireland, Paramore and Hogwarts. Yes. I'm serious.⠀ ⠀ Link in bio! ;D⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ #happyphotographer #amsterdamweddingphotographer #bruidsfotograaf #bruidsfotografie #tpwbruiloft #forthisromance #weddingsparrow #bridalmusings #smpweddings #adornyourlove #theprettyblog #preppilyeverafter #bajanwed#bruiloftinspiratie #ikgatrouwen #trouwenin2018 #girlsofhonour #europeanweddingphotographer #darlingmovement #fineartbride #BRIDEbyanais #fineartweddingphotographer #marthastewartweddings #ruffledworthy #dumbobrooklyn at DUMBO, Brooklyn

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It's been exactly one year since Dennis dropped down on one knee, forgot his speech and asked me to marry him. And now this beautiful little gazebo right on the Hudson in a town called Cold Spring will forever hold a special place in my heart. Just seeing this image makes me want to bawl my eyes out all over again!⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ #happyphotographer #amsterdamweddingphotographer #bruidsfotograaf #bruidsfotografie #tpwbruiloft #forthisromance #weddingsparrow #bridalmusings #smpweddings #adornyourlove #theprettyblog #preppilyeverafter #bajanwed#bruiloftinspiratie #ikgatrouwen #trouwenin2018 #girlsofhonour #europeanweddingphotographer #darlingmovement #fineartbride #BRIDEbyanais #fineartweddingphotographer #marthastewartweddings #ruffledworthy #coldspringny at Cold Spring, New York

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It's the most wonderful time of the yeaaaaar! December is here and that means it is now perfectly acceptable to be Christmas crazy, although that doesn't stop me from doing it all year round to be very honest. I just love this month and all its lights and decorations, good food, hot chocolate, carols and the crisp in the air. Yep, definitely at my happiest for the next 31 days. ⠀ ⠀ Tell me, are there more Christmas crazy friends on Instagram?⠀ ⠀ // ⠀ ⠀ #happyphotographer #amsterdamweddingphotographer #bruidsfotograaf #bruidsfotografie #tpwbruiloft #forthisromance #weddingsparrow #bridalmusings #smpweddings #adornyourlove #theprettyblog #preppilyeverafter #bajanwed#bruiloftinspiratie #ikgatrouwen #trouwenin2018 #girlsofhonour #europeanweddingphotographer #darlingmovement #fineartbride #BRIDEbyanais #fineartweddingphotographer #marthastewartweddings #ruffledworthy at Outdoors Holten

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Today is my due date. No baby in sight just yet but we are sooo ready! I know everyone said these last few weeks would feel like foreverrrr and the wait would be super long but darn it, I think I underestimated the mental strain. Seriously guys, it’s SO hard to wait this out 😂 ⠀ ⠀ I can’t wait to meet our little boy and I’m actually looking forward to labor. We decorated our house for the holiday season yesterday so I can now honestly say that everything is definitely ready for his arrival. Can’t be long!! 😍⠀ ⠀ Keep your fingers crossed for me?⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ #happyphotographer #familyshoot #familiefotografie #gezinsfotografie #familyphotographer #lifeandlensigfeature #thelifestylecollective #kennemerduinen #amsterdamphotographer #clicknmoms #lemonadeandlenses #familyphotographyworkshop #gezinsfotografieworkshop #momentdesign #familysession #letthembelittle #letthekids #humansofjoy #theprettyblog #darlingmovement⠀ at Haarlem, Netherlands

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Let me clear this up: styling sure ain't solely for over the top weddings or mega budgets. Just paying a little attention to the details can pretty up your day like you won't believe. Find 4 simple tips on the blog now. Link in biooo.⠀ ⠀ P.S. The lovely vendors who made this particular wedding happen: @oh_happy_day_styling @faas.est.2016 @justbecausebynan ⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ #happyphotographer #amsterdamweddingphotographer #bruidsfotograaf #bruidsfotografie #tpwbruiloft #forthisromance #weddingsparrow #bridalmusings #smpweddings #adornyourlove #theprettyblog #preppilyeverafter #bajanwed#bruiloftinspiratie #ikgatrouwen #trouwenin2018 #girlsofhonour #europeanweddingphotographer #darlingmovement #fineartbride #BRIDEbyanais #fineartweddingphotographer #marthastewartweddings #ruffledworthy at La France Oegstgeest

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Brides, have you thought about where you're getting ready? Choosing a nice space is so important. A place where you feel comfortable, but also a place that looks great in your photos. Because, let's be honest, you're not dreaming about dirty socks and stacks of magazines when you think of your wedding images. Just making sure the space is nice, bright and tidy makes all the difference! ⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ #happyphotographer #fineartweddingphotographer #amsterdamweddingphotographer #europeanweddingphotographer #destinationweddingphotographer #fineartwedding #bruidsfotograaf #bruidsfotografie #forthisromance #weddingsparrow #bridalmusings #smpweddings #theprettyblog #preppilyeverafter #bajanwed #girlsofhonour #fineartbride #marthastewartweddings #ruffledworthy #magnoliarouge #greenweddingshoes #bruiloftinspiratie #ikgatrouwen #trouwenin2018 #thebridestory #shesaidyes #soloverly #loveintentionally #pursuepretty at Amsterdam, Netherlands

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On July 12th 2017 Happy Photographer turned five and especially for those who want to run a succesful and thriving photography business I decided to pour all of my knowledge into a one time one-day-workshop. ⠀ ⠀ And it was amazingggg. But unfortunately a lot of people missed out and have been asking me to consider doing the workshop just once more ever since. So, without further ado, I present to you the 2018 date of the Business Workshop: Tuesday March 27th. ⠀ ⠀ Sign up is open now, so reserve your spot quickly! Link in bio.⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ #happyphotographer #amsterdamweddingphotographer #bruidsfotograaf #bruidsfotografie #tpwbruiloft #forthisromance #weddingsparrow #bridalmusings #smpweddings #adornyourlove #theprettyblog #preppilyeverafter #bajanwed#bruiloftinspiratie #ikgatrouwen #trouwenin2018 #girlsofhonour #europeanweddingphotographer #darlingmovement #fineartbride #BRIDEbyanais #fineartweddingphotographer #marthastewartweddings #ruffledworthy #photographyworkshop #businessworkshop #girlboss at Buitenplaats Beeckestijn

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Dreaming. Endlessly thinking about all of my goals, all of the possibilities in life, the things I'd still like to experience - it fills me with so much joy. I've had a bucketlist for years and it's so awesome to see how many things I can cross off today. In fact, I've crossed off so much over the years, I've made a whole new one this week! It's filled with super cool new things like wanting to see a real desert, roadtripping across the USA, speaking about business at an international seminar and getting published in @theknot. Can't wait to see what I've crossed off in a couple of years from now!⠀ ⠀ Do you ever dream? Really, truly dream? What about?⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ #happyphotographer #fineartweddingphotographer #amsterdamweddingphotographer #europeanweddingphotographer #destinationweddingphotographer #fineartwedding #bruidsfotograaf #bruidsfotografie #forthisromance #weddingsparrow #bridalmusings #smpweddings #theprettyblog #preppilyeverafter #bajanwed #girlsofhonour #fineartbride #marthastewartweddings #ruffledworthy #magnoliarouge #greenweddingshoes #bruiloftinspiratie #ikgatrouwen #trouwenin2018 #thebridestory #shesaidyes #soloverly #loveintentionally #pursuepretty⠀ ⠀ at Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Now we’re nearing the 38 weeks (oh my!) I’ve learned so much about what it means to be pregnant AND a business owner. I wrote a blog a while ago about all the big and little things I came across or would have liked to know before I started this journey. I’ve just updated it with the last little things! ⠀ ⠀ Pregnant and a photographer? Wondering what it’s going to do to your business? Link in bio - go go go! ⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ #happyphotographer #familyshoot #familiefotografie #gezinsfotografie #familyphotographer #lifeandlensigfeature #thelifestylecollective #kennemerduinen #amsterdamphotographer #clicknmoms #lemonadeandlenses #familyphotographyworkshop #gezinsfotografieworkshop #momentdesign #familysession #letthembelittle #letthekids #humansofjoy #theprettyblog #darlingmovement⠀ ⠀ at Nationalpark Zuid-Kennemerland

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37 weeks pregnant! Can’t believe our baby boy can now come any minute.. or in five weeks time. I’m beyond ready to meet him!! ⠀ ⠀ I thought I’d never see the day, but I’ve actually started feeling super pregnant and not in a good way, haha. Kind of confined to the house since I currently can’t walk that much. Any moms recognize this? What did you do in your final weeks? ⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #happyphotographer #fineartweddingphotographer #amsterdamweddingphotographer  #europeanweddingphotographer #destinationweddingphotographer #fineartwedding #bruidsfotograaf #bruidsfotografie  #forthisromance #weddingsparrow #bridalmusings #smpweddings #theprettyblog #preppilyeverafter #bajanwed #girlsofhonour  #fineartbride #marthastewartweddings #ruffledworthy #magnoliarouge #greenweddingshoes #bruiloftinspiratie #ikgatrouwen #trouwenin2018 #thebridestory #shesaidyes  #soloverly #loveintentionally #pursuepretty ⠀ at Hortus botanicus Leiden

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Intense love, beautiful styling and breathtaking locations. Here's an ode to the lovely couples I've had the pleasure of working with this year. A blog of 15 favorite wedding photos I took in 2017. <3⠀ ⠀ Link in bio.⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ #happyphotographer #amsterdamweddingphotographer #bruidsfotograaf #bruidsfotografie #tpwbruiloft #forthisromance #weddingsparrow #bridalmusings #smpweddings #adornyourlove #theprettyblog #preppilyeverafter #bajanwed #bruiloftinspiratie #ikgatrouwen #trouwenin2018 #girlsofhonour #europeanweddingphotographer #darlingmovement #fineartbride #BRIDEbyanais #fineartweddingphotographer #marthastewartweddings #ruffledworthy at Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Last Monday I had the pleasure of mentoring with @gerthuygaerts . As a creative entrepreneur I find it so important to keep growing and so valuable to learn from others I look up to. Even just hearing we all run into the same things and we’re all striving to be the best we can be for our clients puts things into perspective so much sometimes. ⠀ ⠀ No one holds the magic key to success, to being invincible in business. It’s all just hard work and a lot of passion, whether you’re only just starting out or have been at it for years. That’s what being a business owner is and darn it, I love it! ⠀ ⠀ Thank you for the insights Gert 🙏🏻 And a happy Monday everyone! ⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ #happyphotographer #fineartweddingphotographer #amsterdamweddingphotographer  #europeanweddingphotographer #destinationweddingphotographer #fineartwedding #bruidsfotograaf #bruidsfotografie  #forthisromance #weddingsparrow #bridalmusings #smpweddings #theprettyblog #preppilyeverafter #bajanwed #girlsofhonour  #fineartbride #marthastewartweddings #ruffledworthy #magnoliarouge #greenweddingshoes #bruiloftinspiratie #ikgatrouwen #trouwenin2018 #thebridestory #shesaidyes  #soloverly #loveintentionally #pursuepretty at Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Yaaay, you guys! I became a Favorite Vendor on @girlsofhonour this week - my favorite website for the slightly offbeat but mega stylish bride who loves putting lots of love and creativity into her big day. ⠀ ⠀ So exciting to be a part of such an amazing string of names in this industry; all people who have that same love for your wedding and come together to make it magical. The inspiration is killing me! ⠀ ⠀ //⠀ ⠀ #happyphotographer #fineartweddingphotographer #amsterdamweddingphotographer  #europeanweddingphotographer #destinationweddingphotographer #fineartwedding #bruidsfotograaf #bruidsfotografie  #forthisromance #weddingsparrow #bridalmusings #smpweddings #theprettyblog #preppilyeverafter #bajanwed #girlsofhonour  #fineartbride #marthastewartweddings #ruffledworthy #magnoliarouge #greenweddingshoes #bruiloftinspiratie #ikgatrouwen #trouwenin2018 #thebridestory #shesaidyes  #soloverly #loveintentionally #pursuepretty at Haarlem, Netherlands

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With only a little over a year to go until our own wedding, I've picked up planning again! Something tells me this next year is going to fly by. ⠀ ⠀ Currently working on styling the whole thing and buying lots of pretty things to work with. Know of any cool vendors (including yourself!) that I need to know about? Leave your details in the comments! ⠀ ⠀ P.S. Remember when I told you guys about those awesome #kedsbykatespade? There's pictures on the blog now! Link in bio <3 ⠀ ⠀ // ⠀ ⠀ #happyphotographer #fineartweddingphotographer #amsterdamweddingphotographer  #europeanweddingphotographer #destinationweddingphotographer #fineartwedding #bruidsfotograaf #bruidsfotografie  #forthisromance #weddingsparrow #bridalmusings #smpweddings #theprettyblog #preppilyeverafter #bajanwed #girlsofhonour  #fineartbride #marthastewartweddings #ruffledworthy #magnoliarouge #greenweddingshoes #bruiloftinspiratie #ikgatrouwen #trouwenin2018 #thebridestory #shesaidyes  #soloverly #loveintentionally  #pursuepretty at Landgoed Ravesteyn

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