mentor sessions

P E R S O N A L   T E A C H I N G

A mentor session is open to anyone, anywhere, anytime and is 100% customized to YOUR needs. This personal teaching is a shortcut to attaining skills and knowledge that have taken me years of practice and study to gain. It’s something I wish I would have had access to back when I started 10 years ago. It would have saved me a lot of time, effort and money.

Being a photographer is not only about having an “eye” and knowing the technical functions of your camera, although that does bring you a long way. It’s also about knowing how to communicate and direct people, how to place and pose them, how to get real emotions and interactions. It’s about reading the light, how to find the best light and surroundings. It’s about knowing your worth and not undersell yourself. It’s about finding and using the right tools to save time – enabling you to have a time efficient and client friendly workflow. Just to name a few:)


Personal teaching is the most effective way of learning as the curriculum will be tailored fully to your needs and wishes.

You can book either a half day (up to 4 hours) or a full day (up to 8 hours) and you can learn all about my workflow, how I shoot, how I edit, how I deliver images to clients and whatever else you might need or want to know. We will have an arranged photo shoot with a family, a couple or a single model, so you can see first hand how I pose/direct and photograph them. Finally, you will be able to shoot them yourself with me guiding you and giving you feedback along the way.

Most of the time these sessions will be held in The Netherlands, but occasionally I will be able to offer them in Germany or Norway.

Sessions include coffee/tea and lunch.

Half day session: €   950,-
Full day session:  € 1500,-


If you have a friend or colleague who shares your passion for photography and you want to experience the personalized mentoring together, while saving on the investment costs, this option is for you.

The setup and options are the same as for the One-On-One session and you’ll be able to design the program for both of your needs.

These sessions will take place in ‘t Gooi area in The Netherlands, but should you prefer other locations and be willing to cover the travel costs, I’d be happy to travel.

Sessions include coffee/tea and lunch.

Half day session: € 650,- pp
Full day session:  € 950,- pp

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This 2 hours skype session lets YOU decide what YOU want to learn and should be seen as an investment in your business, your hobby and/or your knowledge base.

You can learn about:

– Mobile photography
– DSLR photography
– editing (PS, LR or mobile)
– Specific themes (travel, portraits…)
– receive constructive criticism on your website or images

The session can be done from anywhere and is the perfect solution if you’re short on time or if you’re not based in The Netherlands.

Price: € 500,-
Additional hours:  € 120,-