We were very fortunate to have Saskia photograph us on our first anniversary. The idea came to me only days before we were planning to get away for the weekend to celebrate. When I came across Saskia’s website and wonderful reviews, I was immediately drawn to her photojournalistic style, and the warm energy and creativity of her photos. To our delight, she quickly responded to my last minute inquiry that she could fit us in for a shoot.When we met Saskia in person, it was immediately obvious that she is a warm, genuine, enthusiastic, and engaging person. Even though our wedding had already come and gone, and that by comparison this was just a small job, Saskia never made us feel that way. She was very generous with her time and really made the effort to get to know us. And as a person who is extremely camera-shy, I found myself instantly at ease in her presence. Even my husband was amazed at how calm I was during our shoot! As the photos on her website suggest, Saskia is extremely creative. I brought some items that had meaning from our wedding in case they might be helpful in getting to know us quickly and for use in the photographs. Saskia immediately had all sorts of great ideas about ways we could use them during our shoot. At the same time, however, we never felt overly posed. Saskia was there to offer suggestions, but many of our photos developed organically and captured us “in the moment.” We love the result! Our photos are beautiful, natural, and really capture the joy of celebrating our first anniversary together! In fact, we originally did not intend to purchase the package with the DVD of all of our photos. But after seeing the proofs, we decided that we had to have them all!Saskia is everything her website and reviews purport her to be. She is the consummate professional, responsive, creative, and so much fun to work with. The results are beautiful photos that you will enjoy for a lifetime! We recommend her wholeheartedly!
Saskia is amazing! She was like having a friend with us all day... letting us know where to go and when to smile. We were so sad when she left at the end of the night. We got the pictures back and they are spectacular! My husband and I don't feel that we are photogenic, but she made us look great! She is so professional and we would recommend her highly.
I strive for excellence in artistic photojournalism. Color work captures beauty in both the individual hues and the picture’s narrative, while black & white photography allows emotions in the pictures to shine. Though every portfolio of pictures tells a story, I ensure each image communicates individually.
I specialize in photographing weddings, families, and especially children. I developed my photography skills through exploring the countryside since my move to Virginia from the Netherlands in 1999. I completed veterinary studies in Europe and photography studies at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC. I find joy in sharing special events with so many remarkable families.
I seek to capture a moment in life when the essence of each person is not only seen, but felt. I strive for unobtrusive photography, to best allow people to feel comfortable and at ease. Clients frequently tell me, “I never knew you were there.”