So, you have a story to be captured. One where you’re exchanging vows, where you celebrate a 90th birthday, a new addition to your family, or just the fact that you are fiercely in love. Where big things are happening. Well, you have come to the right place. But you know those in between moments. Just a day at home, or at work. That time you’re looking for an out of the box portrait, or new family photos where everyone is in the picture and no one was grumpy. Or when you have this amazing project. Then you have come to the right place as well.

Between the Dots is not just about capturing the big life events, but also all those moments in between. That’s why I work with five different categories in which I capture all important aspects of life. I’d love to hear whatever wild idea you might have. But first take some time to explore this tiny corner of the world wide web to see if I might be the right photographer for you.

Hi there!

            I’m Hester

The face behind Between the Dots.

Lover of people and their stories. Attached to a camera since I was eight years old. Photographer and chaplain-to-be. Married to a renewable energy developer. Book collector.

Also, early mornings, plants, world traveller, straightforward,
minimal waste, easy-going, orange is the new black, homebody, enthusiastic about many things.

When I’m not somewhere on an adventure, you’ll find me at home in Utrecht, The Netherlands with my husband Matthijs and our three bunnies.

Looking for a photographer isn’t easy.

You want someone who will create the photos you’re hoping for, someone you feel comfortable with, and perhaps someone who will turn into more of a friend rather than just a person you hired to do the job. All of these things I care for in being your photographer.

My main goal is to capture you in your element. I’ll guide you, make you do silly things, and help you get comfortable in front of the camera. Because I’m the first to admit that it can be a little intimidating. In order to achieve this, we’ll take some time to get to know each other. Depending on the type of work you hire me for and the distance between us, this will be over a cup of coffee or a video call and several follow-up emails.

From the second you book me until the day of the photoshoot, you have me to answer your questions and help you with anything you need. Whether it is deciding on the perfect location, what kind of dress will look best or to find the perfect shoes, I’m just a call or email away. A week before the photoshoot, we will schedule in a last phone call to make sure we are on the same page. I do this, because I want you to feel at ease throughout the entire process. No one wants a photographer they don’t feel they can trust.

On the day of the photoshoot we meet on the agreed upon location. I take some time for you to get familiar with me and my equipment. And I’ll make sure that you feel comfortable before we start. During the shoot, I’ll keep an eye on the details so you don’t have to worry about them. I’ll touch up your make-up, make you aware of a crooked tie, and do whatever is needed to make you look your best.

Sounds good? And you love my work too? Let’s get in touch!

Want to connect with me on a more personal level?

I write a journal dedicated to the seemingly unimportant moments in life, the everyday. To exploring the world we live in. By travelling to far away places, or staying closer to home. Even at home, in an armchair reading books or from behind the stove cooking exotic dishes with familiar ingredients. Most of all it’s about learning to love life while living with an imperfect body. And not letting tiny bumps in the road keep you from moving forward.

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