During Holidays in the Netherlands? I'm adding Holiday spirit with all the activities we have for the last days of the year. As now I'm embracing new traditions I have added a few more activities to the holiday calendar as a visit to Den Haag (The Hague) with the family of my boyfriend. We are going all together to a Sinterklaas activity and I'll have the opportunity to photograph kids and traditions. I'll tell you all about it at the end of this month of the blog and hope to go too to say goodbye to Sinterklaas after the main event.
I'll try to write a bit more of what Dutch usually do during this time and hope next week I'll be also knowing some Dutch as this week I started my classes. Really hard I must say and felt a little lost, I hope this goes better on the following days. If you have moved to another country with a totally different language you must feel it.
One of the things Kirstin (on the pictures) told me is when moving into The Netherlands there are some things to embrace, first is the weather, it will be raining most days, and it will be cold, but going outside, and taking weather out of the equation is great, lots of things to do too.
Another thing that I learned while living here the past 3 weeks is what important is to have a bike here. Yes, it is cold, but cycling makes easier to handle it too.
About the pictures I'm showing you today, this family session was made in The Jordaan area, and I must tell you how much I love this neighborhood. Lots of bridges, old houses o small streets full of colors, cafés, and stores with beautiful benches and even it was raining the entire session, incorporating the rain into the pictures made everything even more beautiful.
I recommend a lot doing your photo session in The Jordaan because it has more opportunities to have different backgrounds without walking much, even though there is a lot of people everywhere you'll always find empty spots for showing you own the city (and nobody at your pictures) and there are lots of opportunities for action pictures too (walking, running, going down or up stairs, sitting on benches, sit on an outdoor café, etc). One more thing, embrace the rain! because also fewer people walking and more opportunities for pictures with and without an umbrella. You can find a beautiful one, or I can bring one amazing one that I have at home.
Keep in mind, If you are a tourist and going to travel soon, don't forget that the best day for doing your photo session is at the beginning of your stay. You will receive a nice walking around the best areas, but also a lot of local advice to take advantage of the time you have. And of course, if you travel consider doing a Photoshoot with Flytographer. Let us Capture the Magic of Travel and with an amazing discount of USD 25 for reading this. Just use JOANNAP code at the Checkout.
Next week more tips & photos.
See you soon from the fairytale city of Amsterdam,
Joanna, your Amsterdam photographer