A few years ago I had my professional pictures taken. They were beautiful, but as both I and my business evolved, they weren’t a true reflection of who I had become anymore. And being a Personal Branding coach, helping entrepreneurs building a business that reflects who they truly are, I felt that it was time I showed my true self much more than I had done before. I really wanted to have new pictures taken, but I am very camera shy. Several people in my network were so enthusiastic about Wendy and her work, that I decided to work with her. And I am so happy I did! We spent a lovely day together that felt more like spending a relaxing day with a good friend. It took the pressure off this whole ”having your pictures taken” thing. After the shoot I was still a bit anxious when waiting for the pictures: will I truly see ME in them? But when Wendy sent me the pictures I was over the moon: this is me! My pictures now truly reflect who I am and how I work. They are so much more personal, which is exactly what I hoped for. Do you know that feeling that you have pictures taken and only a few of them really feel good or look like ”you”? Not with this shoot! I am so thankful for having so many pictures now in which I see my true self and they’re all good to share with the world. Thanks so much for this Wendy! Marloes Halmans
My own pictures are very important for me! They play a very important role in my branding as an online entrepreneur. That’s why I’ve been looking for years to find my dream photographer. I’m so happy to tell you that I found her! Wendy knows what I need. She understands that my visual identity is more then just a headshot. I felt nervous for our first shoot but Wendy made me feel comfortable immediately. My clothes, the back-ground, the accesoires where all aligned with my logo and website colors. As a result I got gorgeous photo’s. I can use them everywhere I want, they will always match my brand.
My online visual identity is on top now. I get compliments every day! Thank you so much Wendy! If you’re looking for beautiful pictures as a strong part in your visual brand, I can highly recommend Wendy!Anneke Krakers
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Wendy. She made me feel comfortable and at ease in front of her camera and the pictures are absolutely amazing. During the shoot she taught me all the necessary tricks to pose and be myself at the same time. The outcome is stunning and I am proud of the beauty she capture. Thank you Wendy! ♥ Jennifer van Balkom
Working with Wendy was an extreme pleasure. Before our shoot she sent photo samples to me to give me an idea of what to wear for my photo session. I found that really helpful. But what I loved most about working with with her is how effortless and easy everything felt. She made me feel comfortable and gave great direction in a natural way. All the photo’s really captured the essence of me. Recently, she took photo’s of my family and again she handled everything with natural flare. That was especially impressive with my very active two year old. We have fantastic photos to share with the rest of the family, because of her patience and quick action with the camera! I found the photographer who fits everything I need in great photography! Thank you, Wendy Susan de Vriend
Wendy visited me in Dubai for my VIP photo shoot. It was such a pleasure to have her around me. Wendy has lots of humor and she is beautiful and caring person. She makes you feel special, like a real model. I forgot about the camera and had so much fun during my shoot. The results are beautiful! Wendy stayed with me for 5 days. Everyday we had several moments to take pictures. For every occasion I have a photo in my portfolio that I can share or publish. Wendy has also created amazing stock photos that I use for my website and columns. I can really recommend Wendy VIP photo shoot: to have your private photographer makes you feel like a VIP and great results are guaranteed! Annechien Lubbers
Wendy has gift of capturing your personality in almost a magical way. I’ve had Wendy take my pics several times -both for business and personal – and I’m delighted with them all! I’m pretty camera shy and Wendy made it really easy. I can highly recommend Wendy as a creative and intuitive photographer. Ania Nowicki
Working with Wendy was a lot of fun. I’ve never felt very comfortable with a camera pointing at me, but she managed to help me forget about that. It was a very easy experience and I was so happy with the pictures that came out of our shoot! I whole heartedly recommend her if you want photographs of you shining at your best! Annemiek van Helsdingen
Before working with Wendy I was a bit scared being in front of a camera. Even as a child I was not a fan, to the sadness of my parents. Also, with my fair skin I’m always a bit worried that I can look fluorescent. But Wendy made me feel so calm and relaxed and she really works with you so your real beauty can come out; through eyes, a smile or a pose. For my new website I wanted photos that are ‘totally me’, so (new) clients can really see me as I am. Wendy captured that, for which I am so grateful. Her style of work makes her a true skilled artist, because not only is she technically accomplished; with her background in fashion and retail she can translate her work into a great photo series, exactly right your brand and (website)style. Inge de Groot
Not having decent pictures was one of my excuses to keep working on my website behind closed door, instead of just publishing it. I hate getting my picture taken, except maybe when I am wearing a hat and sunglasses. And no, that’s not because I am so famous that I’m sick of people taking my picture. It’s because it’s just feels really scary and vulnerable to put myself in front of someone’s camera.
I booked a session with Wendy because I LOVED the pictures she had taken of other people I know through Facebook. I was pretty sceptical, surely mine wouldn’t turn out that way. I mean, I always manage to make a weird face just as the camera clicks!
Luckily Wendy distracted me with talks about Sydney (a love we share), drinks, and chocolate. Once we got started she gave me super specific pointers about my posture. Trust me, when she makes you do ‘the penguin’, you can’t help but produce a genuine smile. Long story short, I now have amazing pictures AND I had a lot of fun shooting them.
Last but definitely not least, the pictures really helped to boost my online presence. I got lots of positive comments about them, and a lot more page views. And once I start selling online, they will no doubt help with that too.Elsbeth Stoove
As a blogger I didn’t have good photographs of myself they didn’t show who I am. Now with the fantastic help of Wendy everyone can see the real authentic me and people see my passion through the photo’s, that is striving a happy, healthy, relaxed lifestyle for power women! Saskia van Ommen