Over mij

Martine is een award winning fotografe en gespecialiseerd in actiefotografie met dieren (paarden), maar ook in het fotograferen van bruiloften en spontaan op de foto zetten van mensen/kinderen.

“Wat ik het mooie vind aan fotograferen is de veelzijdigheid. Voor mij is een shoot nooit hetzelfde. Als er een shoot bij mij geboekt wordt vorm ik me van tevoren al wel een beeld van hoe we de shoot gaan doen en wat het resultaat moet zijn qua sfeer. Daar merkt de klant eigenlijk niets van want tijdens de shoot wil ik dat het zo spontaan mogelijk verloopt.

Kinderen kunnen lekker hun eigen gang gaan terwijl ik er omheen fotografeer. Uiteraard let ik dan goed op inval van het licht e.d. maar daar merken de kinderen niets van. Zo krijg ik de meest spontane foto’s en ontspannen mensen en dat is mijn doel. En als moeder van een inmiddels volwassen zoon weet ik ook wel goed met opgroeiende kinderen om te gaan:-)

Ik vind het ook heerlijk om mijn kennis te delen. Vandaar dat ik met grote regelmaat workshops geef. Het is prachtig om te zien hoe enthousiast de deelnemers aan de workshops zijn en ook vol passie gaan fotograferen. Daar haal ik veel energie uit.

Zoals gezegd is reizen ook een grote passie en dat combineer ik ook met fotograferen door mooie fotografiereizen naar Andalusië en Portugal te organiseren.

En zoals de tekst op de muur in mijn werkruimte zegt:
“A good life is a collection of happy moments”
En dat is wat ik vastleg….

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Mirjam HeshusiusMirjam Heshusius
12:33 31 Aug 23
I was helped very kindly.I always feel uncomfortable, but during this shoot that was gone in 10 minutes!Even after the shoot I had the photos with 2 days!That's really fast!My compliments!Definitely book a shoot here more often 🥰
annemarie van Tilborgannemarie van Tilborg
12:38 06 Aug 23
Very nice photographer to work with and turns photos into gems!
Maaike KeulartzMaaike Keulartz
06:23 25 Jul 23
What an educational and fun day!I followed the basic manual photography course with Martine.Where I started as a layman in the morning, I was able to deliver a well-exposed sharp photo at the end of the day! Even some super good action shots!Continue with this and who knows, maybe a step further with the next course in a while!
For Haarsharp Photography I did a editing course. I learned new things again, but also gained a lot of inspiration. Recommended!
Romy BoterbloemRomy Boterbloem
09:02 10 Jul 23
Martine is a really nice person, always smiling and welcoming. The photos she takes are always perfect, she really loves animals and the photo's of dogs and horses she takes reflect this. Perfect timing and light and setting etc.
Tabe KooistraTabe Kooistra
07:44 10 Jul 23
From automatic mode to manual settings on your camera. The workshop was just what I needed to learn the camera and its capabilities. Very educational, fun and the practical part was super! For me it was the step I had to take to develop further. Professional, good atmosphere, I will definitely go back for workshops!
Aga KarmolinskaAga Karmolinska
07:33 02 Jun 23
Recently, I attended BellaVie PhotoArt's photo tour to Portugal. We shot beautiful horses in interesting places, but most of all, the atmosphere that Martine created was amazing. She is a very easy-going person, full of positive energy and able to address and resolve all the situations that might happen.She is keen to share her knowledge and she helps the inexperienced photographers to get their shots properly.I am planning to go for more tours with BellaVie PhotoArt!
Sue McIntoshSue McIntosh
11:38 01 May 23
I really didn't want to do this review, only because it would allow others to share this incredible experience I had with 5 other amazing ladies and Martine of course !The tour was amazing multiple different horses in different settings at different times of the day. Accommodation was fantastic too and the food and hospitality was first class4 days of total immersion in to the photography of horses jammed packed with incredible horses, owners and like minded people.I've mad some fantastic friends from around Europe and Martine and her family are just such fabulous hostsIf you get a chance to do any of the tours you won't be disappointed ...........memories to last a lifetimeThank you !
T PT P
10:26 26 Apr 23
I participated in the April'23 International Photo Journey and I'm very happy to award BellaVie PhotoArt with a 5* rating. Martine and her team welcomed us at her home very warmly, arranged a beautiful overnight stay in a nearby B&B and apartments. We had breakfast and most dinners at her home were served by her family members who have spoiled us with delicious food.Surrounded by peace and nature, we were given a briefing about the program which, just as expected, held a lot of wonderful shooting opportunities in store for us. Martine is super well organized, has a very light and positive contact not only with us group members and clients, but also with her coworkers, horse owners and whoever else is involved in the process. I found it very nice that we got quick reply on our emails and overall communication worked out super smoothly and efficiently. Everything happened on time, no delays, great shooting places and beatiful horses with experienced human and equine models, owners and handlers. It was really an enriching experience on all levels. During the shooting Martine was always concerned with everyone leaving the scene with nice pictures and a feeling of success and accomplishment, helping out with technology or photographic doubts, accompanying us to the photo store if anyone needed to buy card supply or technical assistance. On the very last day we had the opportunity to have an editing session together and to clarify any doubt or question we might have. I find Martine very attentive, kind, intelligent, warm and welcoming - She treats everyone like a new friend. I loved these 4 intense days and I'd be more than happy to attend more photo journeys with her. These days were packed with great photoshoots. Loved it!!! Thank you!
Gunnel AndersonGunnel Anderson
15:55 25 Apr 23
Everything about the workshop was wonderful. Martine is such an inspirating instructor, and very well organised. We had beautiful horses in beautiful locations. Very dedicated owners with a good relationship with the horses. The apartment we stayed in was of a very high standard. And the food Martine gave her at her house was excellent. All in all a truly marvellous experience with a very good atmosphere amongst all the participants
Rebecca de MendoncaRebecca de Mendonca
13:02 25 Apr 23
We had a truly wonderful few days with Martine de Leeuw on her Bellavie International Phototour in the Netherlands 2023.Martine is an incredibly helpful tutor, and creates a culture of positivity, inclusion and fun, while generously sharing her knowledge and expertise. The models and locations were all excellent, and the accommodation was perfect.It was a great privilege to be welcomed into Martine's home everyday for great food provided by her lovely mother and husband.We had a very special few days, and I cannot recommend it enough. It surpassed my expectations and was great value for money. I cannot wait to do another Phototour with Martine.
Maureen FliellerMaureen Flieller
10:10 24 Jan 23
Not only is Martine a very talented photographer, but she is also a very kind and gentle person. I was lucky enough to host a photo tour for her in Switzerland, and I was amazed by the way she is so empathetic with all participants, ensuring each one would learn interesting things, feel good at all times and be happy of their photos. I am so grateful she gave me that chance to work with her, and I can only recommend this amazing photographer to you.
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