Children, Family & Company Portraits

Fine Art Travel Photography



Photography is about recording moments, moments that are unique and that will never be repeated in exactly the same way. In that sense, a photograph is like a thread, spun from the past to the present, a way to keep a memory alive and share it with others.
During the last thirteen years of my photography career, I have had the pleasure of photographing many of these special moments for my clients and friends.
My style of photography is a natural one, with eye for detail and for the human interaction that makes life so precious. Therefore, it may come as no surprise that children and family portraits are my original line of work, the one where I am at my best and shine the most. 
When portraying companies, I do so with the same mindset; focusing on the human factor, on what makes that company special and stand out from the rest, with a little sense of humor thrown in for good measure.
The other photographic love of my life is Fine Art Travel Photography. Having lived in the city of Istanbul for close to seventeen years, I have been very fortunate to have visited many beautiful places in Turkey, Greece and beyond. My travel photography work is where I can express my love for nature, for the sea, for visiting new places and for meeting new people & cultures.
Please enjoy your visit to my website and join me on my travels!

My Portraits

Family & Children Portraits

Natural portraits of children and their families, photographed in available light,  outdoors in nature, or for a more urban vibe in the city of your choice.

Life Portrait

A Life Portrait tells the story of who you are and the life you have lived. Something to be cherished now and to become a precious memory when time passes.

Business Portrait

A business portrait that shows you who you truly are in your job,  the best version of yourself.

Company Portrait

Showing your company at its best: a photo reportage including location, core activities, employees, general atmosphere and all those details that make your company stand out from the crowd


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It started with a small Rollei camera bought with my pocket money when I was about ten years old.

Photography has been part of my life for almost as long as I can remember. That first small Rollei camera? It was a completely manual camera which helped me greatly to learn the basics of photography. Not long after, my dad taught me how to make my own black & white prints.
My photography work took a professional turn in 2008, while I was living in Istanbul.  As a Dutch person living in Turkey, together with my husband at the time and our young daughter, I was in the uniqe position to meet and photograph many families with young children from different backgrounds and nationalities.
The city, the Black Sea beach and the Bosphorus provided the backdrop for most of this work and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to learn and practice my profession under such amazing circumstances.

During those years, I also learned to photograph many other things, including congresses, events, businesses, venues, as well as some great children’s fashion photography, which I loved and some product photography which was definitely not my forte.

However, as time went by, slowly but surely my work concentrated itself again in the area I know best and love most: people portraiture.
In 2017 we re-located to The Netherlands and once the dust of that big move and everything it entailed had settled, I continued my photography work here.

The Corona crisis effected my work a lot, but it also gave me the opportunity to revise my photography work and expand in different directions. Nowadays I divide my time between portraiture work, my  Fine Art Travel Photography portfolio, and some other things that have little to do with photography but everything with the human connection, namely my volunteer job in hospice care and my work as conscious breathwork facilitator.



Persoonlijke aandacht gecombineerd met oog voor detail resulteerde in prachtige foto’s.
Zowel zakelijk als Privé heeft Eyesmile voor ons hele mooie reportages gemaakt.

Eigenaar/Partner Nautec Experience

Super. Annemieke zorgt dat er een ontspannen sfeer ontstaat, waardoor een fotoshoot prachtige, natuurlijke foto’s oplevert. Haar gevoel voor licht, kleur en compositie in combinatie met het écht kijken naar de mens, leveren ‘spot-on’ foto’s op.

Eigenaar Key Conference Support

Our family has been fortunate to have Annemieke capture milestones in our family for 5 years. Organizing and hosting family celebrations can cause a certain level of stress. Annemieke’s relaxed attitude and working style actually brings out the best in all of us!

In the age of smartphones anyone can take a photo, however professional photographs highlighted by Annemieke’s eye for finding happiness and each individuals uniqueness make for treasured memories

Sydney Ellsworth-Yol
Sydney Ellsworth-Yol

Thanks for letting us continue to remember these beautiful moments. They are all so naturally captured and presented. So many are on the walls of parents and friends’ homes and the more I look, the more I enjoy them. Looking forward to our next shoot !


We hebben genoten en gelachen bij de fotoshoot.. Je stelde de mannen erg op hun gemak waardoor er een natuurlijke ontspannen sfeer ontstond en dat is te zien aan de mooie foto’s die bij ons aan de muur hangen. Het plezier straalt ervan af. Bedankt voor een mooie herinnering die door jou perfect is vastgelegd.

Meppel, NL

Annemieke has photographed our family in a very pleasant and relaxed manner. The children cooperated like never before and really enjoyed the shoot. The result is super. The photographs are on display all over our house and every time I look at them I have a big smile on my face.


Thank you for the great, personal photoshoot. From the first moment in our house, to meet the children and put them at ease, until the actual ordering of the photo’s it has been a very pleasant cooperation. We are very happy with our photographs and we get a lot of compliments


Annemieke laat de ruimte aan het onderwerp en werkt met omgeving, licht en onderwerp om tot de juiste compositie te komen. Het gaat allemaal heel natuurlijk en ze stelt iedereen op zijn/haar gemak waar nodig. Wij maken bijna elk jaar familie foto’s met Annemieke en hebben hierdoor een mooie serie portretten. Absolute aanrader.

Annemieke stelt iedereen meteen op haar gemak, net humor en subtiele aanwijzingen haalt zij het beste uit mensen naar boven, dat zie je in haar portretten en foto’s terug. Het was erg plezierig door haar gefotografeerd te worden.
Shamanic Practitioner/Opsteller

Annemieke is a very calm and relaxed person to be with. Normally, my daughter and I feel nervous posing and also want to look natural, Annemieke made us feel relaxed and comfortable. The whole photoshoot went very smoothly and without us realizing it, the time flew and it was finished while we were having fun. We loved our photos, they are natural, warm, and sincere.

Sound Healer/Soprano

Personal Work

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Istanbul & Turkey Photo’s



Fine Art Travel Photography Prints

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