“If you have Hope, everything is possible.”

“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 German king, two handsome pirates and a cute princess.

When I’m not photographing or at my desk working, you’ll either find me doing Yoga/Pilates/Zumba at the gym or in my kitchen, cooking up a storm of healthy meals for my family. Ok, I admit it’s not always healthy, I love baking all sorts of unhealthy sugary cookies and cakes too:) If you do a session with me, you might get a taste of my favorite cookies at the sales consultation.

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 send me an email or 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. More often than not, you will hear me telling you to NOT look at me, but rather to connect with your family members and forget all about me.

I want to see the real you, your personality and your natural style. I want to capture your smiles, your laughter, your interactions and your love for each other. In return, you will receive a visual treasure to keep, share and enjoy – something to pass on to the generations to come.

In case you were wondering; you will also be able to get the “grandma shots” where everyone is posed and looking at the camera if this is something you want. Just make sure to let me know beforehand.

A family/lifestyle shoot can be done anywhere as long as there is enough natural light;

  • in your home
  • in the woods or on a field
  • on the beach
  • in a city

If you’re undecided about what you like/prefer, please check my portfolio for some ideas and examples.

I advise all my clients to order tangible (printed) products. When ordering printed product packages, you will get the digital images for free. Digital images are not archival, so having them on print is in fact imperative. Your valuable memories should be seen, enjoyed, felt and touched. I offer a wide range of top quality and unique products that will present and showcase your images in the best possible way.

  • I’m experienced and skilled
  • I love my job and I love people
  • I have a talent for spotting and capturing the special moments/connections
  • I connect easily with people of all ages
  • My personality is fun and easy-going and a little bit crazy (I blame my Viking heritage). I will lay on the ground to get the shot I want (or to get a genuine smile from my subjects)
  • I work fast, which is imperative when working with kids (and husbands)
  • I will direct and guide you during the session, but the images will look natural and unstaged
  • I’m a perfectionist, so you will only get top quality images. I will even re-do the session if you are not satisfied with the images.
  • I offer a range of custom made and unique products like photo albums (designed by me) and wall art that will really stand out and impress.
  • I have tools and skills to help design your wall(s), something that will save you lots of time and hair-tearing (frustration;)) while figuring out sizes and layouts.
  • As a client, you will get your own personal page (client portal) where you can find all the documents, galleries, information, and links connected to your session(s). This page will not expire.

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Jan. 2018, Iberostar: From zero to Instagram hero
Nov. 1st 2017, Lindanieuw.nl: Zo maak je Instagram waardige foto’s van het Amsterdam light festival
Oct. 10th 2017, Marhaba: Jaidah automotive announces the final SeeMyDoha winners
Oct. 9th 2017, I love Qatar: Jaidah Automotive announces winners third and final edition SeeMyDoha photography
Jan. 2017, Toyota.nl: #UrbanReflectionsMadrid
Jan. 2017, Toyota.nl blog: Toyota C-HR and Madrid – Picture Perfect
Jan. 2017, World of Toyota: Toyota C-HR Urban Reflections
Nov. 24 2016:, Hamburg Ahoi: Welcome Elphi
Nov. 10th 2016, The Guardian: Hamburg Elbphilharmonie concert hall opening –  Instagram snapshots
Oct. 24th 2016, Hosteltur.com: What do the best Instagramers in the world do to the tourist industry?
Nov. 14th 2015, CN traveler: Paris invades Instagram
Aug. 25th 2015, pInty: Bilder på et blunk – mariannehope
June 18th 2015, Digitale kunstkrant: Free play for Instagramers in empty Rijksmuseum
June 16th 2015, RTL boulevard TV: Instagram influencers meet in empty Rijksmuseum
June 15th 2015, Het Parool: 20 influential Instagramers to visit an empty Rijksmuseum
June 15th 2015, RTL boulevard site: Influential Instagramers are kicking it loose in an empty Rijksmuseum
June 10th 2015, Saltandotrenes.com: 20+1 Instagram accounts that will inspire your business
June 4th 2015, Instagramers Italia: InstameetItalia5 meet special guest, Marianne Hope
June 2nd 2015, Qatar Tribune: Capturing the character of a city
May 31st 2015, The Peninsula: Seeing Doha differently
May 2015, chri chri: Insider guide Amsterdam
April 20th 2015, DailyMail: Instagram accounts that will inspire you to travel the world
March 2015, LuluFrost: Travelers series no. 2
Jan. 2015, Independentcollection.com: the 8 best travel instagram accounts to follow in 2015
Oct. 30 2014, Valinapost.it: 4 Instagram profiles to see Berlin
Aug. 11 2014, Global Yodel: Village by Marianne Hope
July 2 2014, Online.no:  5 reise instagrammere du MÅ følge
June 17 2014: Tripstyler: Top 10 Instagrams to fuel your wanderlust
June 13 2014, Instagramers Italia: Marianne Hope, Iger of the week
23 May 2014, TOURISMlink: The best Instagram travel accounts
May 20 2014, CondéNast Traveler.es: Las mejores cuentas de viajes en instagram
13 May 2014, HP de tijd: De vijftien beste Instagram-fotografen van Nederland
May 2014, Glamour Netherlands: Toen was geluk heel gewoon
April 14 2014, Thrillist:  12 travel instagrams to start your week
Dec 24 2013, Buzzfeed: 23 Instagrams to follow to travel the world
Nov 6 2013, Firestarters by Vodafone: Top 17 beste Instagram fotografen
Sept 29 2013, tb.no: Har du sett Tønsberg slik før?
21 Aug 2013, Flair, Issue no. 35: Erwin Olaf, Eat your heart out (2 page article)
Jan 17 2013, Buzzfeed: 32 Instagrammers that you should totally be following
25 Dec. 2012, Mashable: 16 whimsical White Christmas Instagram Photos
Sept. 24 2012: Geeksunleashed: Interview with Instagram superstar Marianne Hope
Aug 19 2012, VG: Bli stor på Instagram
July 12 2012, Iphonesia:  Featured Iphoneographers
June 2012, Inside scoop Issue 3:   Instagramer Spotlight
Dec. 20 2011, Libelle’s Make-a-wish campaign:  Libelle press release
Dec. 1 2011, Prixmobile:  Finalist and 2nd place in the mobile art competition
Oct. 31 2011, Instagramers:  FocusOn Instagramers 1.27: @MarianneHope
Oct. 22 2011, PSvdW (Het Parool): Iedereen kan fotograferen
Sept. 30 2011, Photo facts: InstagramWalk; Ontmoeting voor mobiele fotografen
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