Impressie nieuwe Editie Trainingsdag Brandbuilding, Fotografie & Instagram

Eerste treningsdag editie van mijn nieuwe  serie Trainingsdagen!

Wat een toffe dag, Afgelopen zondag 17 november 2019 was de allereerste editie van de nieuwe serie Trainingsdagen Brand building en Fotografie die we organiseren. En wat heb ik genoten van alle enthousiaste en inspirerende deelneemsters!

Onderneemsters van totaal verschillende hoeken en branches kwamen onze workshop volgen. Van tattoo artist tot consulting in Innovatie en verduurzaming, Model, Insta account manager bij Funda, sport therapeute, voedingsdeskundige. Totaal verschillende branches, maar een ding hadden ze met elkaar gemeen. Ze kwamen allemaal om zichzelf te ontwikkelen en te investeren in zichzelf en hun bedrijf op gebied van Fotografie, Brandbuilding en Instagram! 

Hier een impressie van hoe het theorie deel van deze dag geweest was. (niet iedereen wilde op camera, en dat hebben we  dus ook gerespecteerd) Een hele berg aan informatie, notities, een boel inspiratie. Ik denk met jullie mee, maar ook de deelneemsters onderling konden met elkaar meedenken en elkaar inspireren. Super mooi om te zien! Er werden veel vragen gesteld en beantwoord. En iedereen had weer een boel nieuwe kennis om stappen vooruit te kunnen maken!

 

Wil jij er de volgende keer bij zijn!? Binnenkort maken we de nieuwe data bekend voor begin 2020. Je kunt je hier aanmelden om een email te krijgen zodra de pre-sale begint. En wieweet zie ik jou de volgende Brandbuilding en/of fotografie Trainingsdag op deze geweldige locatie in Amsterdam!

Liefs,
Jolanda

 

Consciousness, Like mother like daughter +Twinning Lookbook

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”

~Audrey Hepburn

To have children is for me believing in tomorrow. Planting a garden with them and teaching them to treasure this planet is an essential part of the way we are raising our babies. We must protect what is left of nature and try and stabilize the unbalance we are creating as human beings.

Making as many conscious choices as you can possibly make in your unique situation.
From using las plastic and package materials to recycle your waste.
From buying your clothes at your local thrift shop to buying conscious fashion brands. From growing your own food to supporting local farmers.

Lead by example. Like mother like daughter…

Minimalizing our carbon footprint and sometimes spreading a handful of wildflower seeds on to a patch of dirt. To see it turn in to the most beautiful flower field in a few weeks time. The bees will thank you for it by keeping our fragile ecosystem stable. And our children will have a better chance of having a carefree future on this beautiful planet.

How do you contribute to the awareness of conscious decisions in your children? Maybe you have inspiring ideas I would love to hear!
Tell me in the comments on instagram!

Love,
Jolanda, Michiel
Miley, Haley & Quinn

    We love Bobo choses

    Bobo choses,  a Spanish brand has the most gorgeous collections of fair susnainable fashion.

    We are in love with their spring-summer collection “to plant a garden” and we feel like the spirit and attitude of the collection is capturing what we and a lot of parents around us are feeling. Let’s care for our kids, lets care for this planet. And let’s look awesome while doing it!

    Bob choses send us our matching mother-daughter jumpsuits and clogs! So much love for these fun and happy outfits!

    Lookbook TWINNING with Miley

    I went Twinzies with my big girl Miley!
    Spring is here so a perfect outfit to get out into the garden and enjoy the first rays of sunshine!

    We want to thank Bobo choses and Polette eyewear for our Mother and daughter twinning outfits! We are loving it!

      We love Polette

      Polette send me the same pair of glasses that we already had bought for my daughter. This way we can twin!

      Polette has beautiful frames and doesn’t pre-produce the frames. Every time someone orders a frame and lenses it is completely produced on demand. This way there is no wasteful overproduction of their collection.

      The frames and lenses are manufactured in their own factory in China by trained optical professionals.

      Their friendly priced prescription glasses are making quality glasses available for everyone. And in a household with 3 glasses-wairing individuals (from-wich 2 kids) we are really happy that with their frames we can afford it to get everyone the high-quality prescription-eyeglasses we need, without having to completely empty all our piggy-banks.

      SHOP the LOOK

      SHOP the LOOK

      Happy Midsummer!

      Woohoo, summer is here and we are feeling energized and inspired.

      This weekend was the summer solstice and we are feeling it in our bones! Summer is coming and we can’t wait to hit the road!
      All the Preparations for our big summer trip are totally happening right now!

      I took all the summer clothing from the back of the closet to the front! Re-discovering all my summer favorites.
      The only thing that was lacking was a fresh pair of summer loving specs. This will be the first summer for me with glasses.
      So Polette geared me up with some groovy round frames that makes me feel like I’m back in the ’60s. No wonder this model is called “rewind”.
      Loving it!!!

      Suddenly the kids are feeling “done” with the school. Aldou they LOVE to go to school, they want to stay at home now, “no more school mom!” I know babe… just a couple of weeks and we are free to go!

      We are also still editing a few weddings from our wedding photography, but other than that we are buzzily prepping the van, making a checklist for all the things we want to bring with us, but more important deciding what things NOT to bring with us. Our tiny little van hasn’t much space, so we are taking the BARE minimum with us!

      Also thinking of a way to make the journey and the whole “where are we” story clear for our kids on the way… So I started designing a custom “kids activity book/ travel diary” for them on this trip. With games, logs, and maps to get an understanding of where we are in the world and what to expect along the line of our journey.

      So! Enjoy the weather, and remember to take the time to stop… feel…hear….see…breathe…stretch…and smell the roses!

      Love,
      Jolanda

      SHOP the LOOK

      Throwback to my old model-portfolio!

      Wayyyy back to the time when…

       

      …I was studying and I did some modeling!

      I studied Multi-Media Design and Audio Visual Design in Amsterdam, as well as the introduction year of the Art Academy (Rietveld Academie) to become a filmmaker. And on the side, I did some modeling.

      I selected a couple of the photo’s from my old portfolio to share with you guys!
      This is the 10 to 17 -year younger me.

      If you already have a low self-image, don’t start with modeling.

      It was exciting, and a lot of the time a harsh world. But it definitely made me more confident and let me have a more positive self-image. Because in modeling, there are lots of people judging you purely on your appearance. And, and  Maybe it sounds crazy, but to me when you hear someone say to you, “ah… you would be the perfect model if you would be taller and have a nose job” WTF It sounds so extremely over-the-top harsh and completely ridiculous, that it made me care less about what others think!

      I had my two feet on the ground. I just felt that almost everyone in the business was just putting up an act of some-kind, fitting in, and most of the time extremely insecure and frustrated themselves. I could see through the charade, so it didn’t affect me at all.

      Being a model means having to deal with lots of rejections, before getting a YES on a job.
      And even though I could handle the people the comments and the attitudes, but the rejections were not much fun at all. But that made the chase only that much more fun, and a WIN that much sweeter!

      Getting Inspired
      Not everyone is horrible! All dough may look and sound that way, not everyone is horribly unstable and mean… Some of my best friends today are people I met in the field! There are lots of agencies, model colleagues, stylists, makeup and hair stylists, and other people on the set that are just amazingly talented, creative, nice and inspiring to be working with!

      Modeling changed my life

      Now looking back, this modeling totally formed me and led me to the place I am today.
      At the end of the day, I did invest way more time and energy on castings, test shoots and portfolio viewings than I made money to compensate me for it. But I think I got something way more value out of it. The experiences along the road of my modeling career made me the person I am today.

      These are the main  life lessons are the things I’ve learned along the way:

      People knowledge. Recognizing someone who is insecure and therefore acting a bit tough, braggy and mean. And not feel threatened by it. It’s ok. We all have struggles I guess.
      -SOMEONE will Always find you ugly! But someone will always find you beautiful! (Aside from the obvious fact that true beauty comes from within and all that… but we are talking modeling biz here, so we go no deeper than the outer layer here.)
      -Not giving up. Yes, you grow a strong backbone by so much rejection, but success is only a matter of time!
      Self-confidence, it has to come from within yourself, not by validation of others.
      Learning on set, And last but not least: I think that having experience in standing in front of the camera definitely helped me in becoming a better photographer and filmmaker. The compositions, and base camera and lightning techniques of shooting images and production basics in the field.

      Today

      Sometimes once in a while, there are still little commercial gigs I do. Mostly I get typecast as “the mom” to do a shoot with one of my babies. But mostly we shoot our own stuff for our blog and Instagram for brands. So that’s a kind of commercial “lifestyle” modeling too I guess.

       

      Did you know that:

      – I am only 5.2 feet tall! (huge disadvantage for a model, I only did beauty, lifestyle, and commercial.

      – Being highly emphatic made it easier to feel that all the superficial bitchyness was just an “attitude” and a charade, some sort of coping mechanism. Underneath it all they all where good people struggling with lots of insecurities. 

      – As a model, you get to work and meet and be inspired by lots and lots of cool creative and very nice people too!!! 

      – I look different through a lens… I may look better on camera than in real life I guess hahaha Once a photographer didn’t reckonize me, but looking through the lens of his camera he said: “aaaah YES now I see you!”  XD

      – I started modeling when I was 15 years old, I got a lot less active at the age of 21 as I started my professional career as a Motion graphic designer and presenter for a dutch tv show (that’s a whole other story).

      I treasure the pictures from all the shoots I did. So lovely to look back on!

      – I never ever starved myself, Ate enough and didn’t over-exhausted myself with working out.

      I never spend money on photoshoots or paying an agency! Especially the last one is a big NO they should invest in you if they believe in you.

      -I did invest a LOT of time in my portfolio, Collaborating with lots of photographers, stylist, and makeup artists!

      – I know nothing of how things in the modeling business are now in 2019.  This is my experience of 15 years ago.

      -Most of these photos are in Tiny little resolution! So sad I don’t have the high-res files anymore! I think I’m going to contact the photographers, maybe I can still get them from their archives! (I really hope so!)

      I never earned LOTS of money with it! I lived with my parents and went to school! This was just a fun side job. 

       

      I guess I combined my skills from my education and my experience in modeling. So there you go! My experience in standing in Front of the camera started right here and led me right to where I am today.

      Scroll all the way down to see more photo’s from my old portfolio!

       

      Thanks for reading along and if you have any questions, ask me on my Instagram, because I live there hahaha:  https://www.instagram.com/wildandboho/ 

      Love,
      Jolanda Marti

      Blogpost written by: Jolanda Marti

       


      Photography in my portfolio selection on this page  is by:

      -Nicole patricia malina
      -Hanneke van Leeuwen
      -Michel zoeter
      -Rob l. roos
      -Martin wieldraaijer

      -Wouter keuris
      -Jacomijn Lyppens
      -Jan Stijnman
      -Richard bakker
      -Robert Hart

      The copyright of these photos is from the photographer who created the photo.

      Don’t copy, use or publish any of these photos without their explicit permission! Want to know more info about a photo, just ask me, I will direct you to the right photographer.

      I’m so so grateful for these amazing artist I got to work with!

      If I’m forgetting a name (and I am, but I can’t find the names anywhere anymore aaarggg it’s killing me!)
      or if anny info is wrong, please please please let me know!!! I Will ad it to the list! I don’t remember everything from 15 years ago! I wish I did do…  Let me know by sending me an email or a dm in my insta!

      Shoot us mom!

      Never let children pose… let them be themselves!

      From the moment Miley was born until she was 4,5 years old we had a big photo studio. She grew up surrounded by camera’s, lights, makeup, fashion, and set styling… She occasionally watched the models getting ready and saw me shooting them in our photo studio. She saw them “pose” naturally and make subtle changes in their pose with fluid movements. changing expressions, taking directions from me and all of that without looking forced or unnatural. And she loved it.

      As it comes to photo shooting kids, I like them to be interactive. give them something to do, something to engage with, something to play with. Anything but posing! I don’t like kids posing, because most kids (Really, I mean 99%) look forced and unnatural. That kind of photo’s with kids smiling those fake (almost creepy) smiles makes my hairs stand up. Not cool. Just fake.

      So whenever I’m shooting kids (my one or any kids for that matter)… I let them play.
      I have a strict NO POSING rule.

      But… Tiny baby girls turn in to big baby girls! And then that day came, the day when Miley (8yrs) Came up to me dressed a bit much over the top and  Asked me “Mom? Can you shoot me? I’ve made everything ready!”
      I looked over and there was my living room turned in to a complete styled set. With 3 different concepts, she wanted to work on!  I was like “What the….!?!? uuuh… Ok!? I guess?”

      So we could proceed in peace. After every Klik, Miley made a tiny adjustment in pose, expression or looking direction. I didn’t have to give her any directions. She was totally in control.  Like she understood exactly what it was she wanted to reflect, express and what story she wanted to tell. I felt a warm proud glow in my heart for her. What a great way to express yourself.  There goes my “NO posing rule” for her… She has got this down.

       

      Turned out she had a school project where they had to take their favorite piece of clothing, make a photo of it, and write a little poem about it. She wanted to create a photo she had pictured in her mind. (Creative little creature) So who am I to refuse such a brilliant initiative from my 8-year-old.

      I grabbed my camera gear and as she stepped in front of the camera. Wow! She is actually doing a really good job posing! Not one Photo where she looked unnatural or overly posed. I guess she intensively studied the professional models in our studio! My little baby copy-cat. Loving this…

      After a few minutes, her little baby sisters decided they wanted attention too, and started to jump on top of Miley… So I had to promise them that I would shoot them too tf they waited their turn. And If they would go and play a bit more I would call them and take their picture.


      As for her sisters… The rule still stands. No posing! PLAY! Once I called them for their turn to shoot, I gave them something to keep busy! Singing a song,  playing peekaboo, giving them a ukelele or a watering can to play with. And as usual, that way I had a fun and playful shoot with my two babies. And my no posing strategy still worked out worked perfectly fine with them! Scroll all the way down to see the rest of all the photo’s we took!


      How do you take pictures of your kids? I’m thinking of making a series of DIY video’s in photography toppics like “kids photography” .
      Would you think that’s something you would like to see? Anny requests on specivic photography toppics!?


      Love,

        Jolanda, Michiel,
      Miley Haley & Quinn

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