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Of course I will also introduce myself! My name is Sophie Verstappen. I am 36 and I was born in Tilburg. I have been living with Vincent in Eindhoven for about 10 years now. Since December 24 2018, we have a daughter, Sara. As a little girl I already had an analog SLR, my father taught me to photograph. Later this became one of my biggest hobbies. I was very good at it and it gave me peace of mind.

Continue studying

When I got older I started studying graphic design at Sint Lucas. In the last year we had to choose a specialization. I didn’t have to think long to choose photography. When I finished my exam, I knew I wanted to keep learning. Because I was far from tired of studying and wanted to deepen my knowledge and technology. That is how the idea came to study Photography at St. Joost Art Academy. There was a lot to learn there. After my studies I had various jobs in the graphic and photographic field. I have experience as a product photographer and as desktop publisher/designer. I also used to work in a photo shop where I also made passport photos of both children and adults.

a picture of the newborn photographer Sophie Verstappen

Unfortunately, when I was pregnant with Sara, my contract ended. During the first period after delivery I was very weak. I wasn’t able to take good photos of Sara. Only afterwards did I regret: after all, I couldn’t turn back time.  This is how the idea was born for Sophie Babyfotografie. I always loved children, but never knew what I wanted to do with them. And suddenly I had the answer! I thought it would be fantastic to do beautiful Newborn shoots and to style them myself. And I already bought a full-frame camera a year ago, so that worked out well.

Workshop

Gradually I came across workshops newborn and baby photography on Google. I decided to follow some workshops to get a good start. Not much later I placed my first call for models! After that I was busy filling my portfolio. At the moment I am mainly working on Newborn and Baby shoots. Cakesmash shoots I’m going to start now and will be online later this year.

Do you also have hobbies?

Whether I also have hobbies? Of course! Actually I am quite addicted to Netflix, I easily watch about 3 movies a week. That’s because I am visual minded. I have also been doing strength training with great pleasure for more then 10 years. I also like to walk and I take dance lessons: Jazz. Reading and traveling are also fun. We have been to Thailand, China, India, America, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. When Sara is a bit older we want to pick this up again.