“If you have Hope, everything is possible.”

Hello, I’m Marianne Hope, owner of Picturelyspoken. I specialize in photographing families in a natural way – also called lifestyle photography. 

Through my lens I see love and connections, I see beautiful people and I see special moments that deserve to be captured, enjoyed and remembered. My goal is to capture YOUR unique story and create beautiful art in the best possible quality – imagery that you will want to showcase, touch and enjoy in your home every day – art that will make you smile and feel happy every time you see it.

I have many years of experience and I work fast! This is imperative when working with children (and husbands). I easily connect with my clients (all ages;)) and give them a fun and easy-going shooting experience. 

Originally from Norway, I currently live and work in the “ ‘t Gooi” area in The Netherlands (close to Amsterdam, Utrecht, Hilversum, and Almere). I live an active, sometimes confusing, but never boring, multi-lingual life with my husband and three kids.

My motto: “If you have HOPE, everything is possible”. This means I’m accommodating, flexible, creative and positive and I’m ready to have some fun with you.

If you want to get in touch, please contact me in your preferred language, either Dutch, Norwegian (Swedish and Danish are fine too:)), German or English. Feel free to call or Whatsapp me on +31629080634.

I specialize in portraying people using open spaces and natural light and my goal is to achieve a free and natural setting where my subjects feel comfortable and familiar. There will be direction and guidance from me, but my main goal will be to capture YOUR STORY as it happens.

I offer a customized and high-end service and you’ll never have to worry about time pressure during your session. Every session is optimized for YOU. My goal is to give every client a unique, easy going and fun experience. You show up to the session, I take care of the rest.

Momentarily, I’m offering the following types of sessions:


I edit all the images that I show to my clients. Depending on the type of session, this can be from 50 to 100’s of images. The retouching gives the images a beatiful glow that signifies my signature style. I edit the images asap after the session, normally within 14 days.

Please note that I’m a full service photographer and a lot of time and effort goes into each client/session. My business model is based on giving you a top service, making it as easy and time effective for you as possible. And my goal is for you to end up with beautiful, high-quality and customized printed products. You will receive digital images with the products you order, but if you are out to get digital images at a low price aiming to order products elsewhere, I’m not your photographer.

If you want to see more about my style and the different types of sessions I do, please check my portfolio 


A 15 min pre-session consultation.
Normally done per phone.


You will get a photo session with
enough time to capture your story.


My guidance and expertise;
you simply show up to your session,
I take care of the rest.


Access to an online gallery with a collection of images from your session. All images retouched with my signature style. Depending on type of session, you'll normally have a mimum of 50 images to choose from.


You get access to a private online client portal where you will find all the documents, galleries, information, and links connected to your session(s). This page will not expire. You'll be able to fill in and sign all forms online.


A free ordering session for ordering printed products after the session (either in person or per skype/phone). Choose from a wide range of custom made and unique products like photo albums and wall art that will stand out and impress.


Digital images will be offered complimentary with the order of printed products. I.e. if you order a photo album, you will receive the digital versions of the images used in the album.


A beautiful slideshow to enjoy and share with family and friends. It will be personally designed for you.


I will re-do your session at no extra cost if you are not satisfied with your images. See my full quality guarantee below.

My guarantee to you

  • I will reschedule your session in case of bad weather, sickness or other significant non-changable hindrances
  • I do everything to get the best shots. I will lay on the ground, climb a tree, jump traffic – whatever it takes to get the shot and make you laugh.
  • I work fast, which is imperative when working with kids (and husbands:))
  • I will direct and guide you during the session, however, the images will look natural and unstaged
  • I’m a perfectionist, meaning you will only get top quality images.
  • I will re-do the session if you are not satisfied with the images.

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