The portrait experience


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The Portrait Experience

To capture this moment in time, showing who you are as a person.  Let me help you out! Before the shoot, we will have a conversation over the phone or online, talking about what kind of pictures you want.  If you’re not entirely sure about what to wear, I’m happy to give advice on this too! Portraits are all about you, as a person.

I want to capture who you truly are, in this specific moment. The edits will be done according to your own style and personality.

What's Included:


*Each session includes a complimentary meet & greet before you book!

Frequently Asked Questions

Before the day of the photoshoot, we will already have communicated by email, text or over the phone. We will meet at the preferred location and have a bit of a chat to get to know each other a bit better!  Once the nerves have passed, I like to start easy with some simple movements to make you feel comfortable with the camera and me. As things progress, I might come a bit closer with my camera for the more intimate shots. During the photoshoots we will have lots of chats and laughs! When we are both happy with the amount of photos, we round the experience up. After which we will both leave the location on our own terms 

Usually around an hour! Unless communicated differently. 
I always schedule in some extra time to have a bit of a chat and to make everybody comfortable.

I always recommend wearing something in which you feel comfortable and confident!
This will show on the photos.
However, whether you want to have a specific style or you’re just unsure about what to wear:
I’m happy to give you recommendations beforehand!

Only if you give me permission to do so!
I would never, ever use images without your permission. This is something that we will discuss before the shoot, but also afterwards. If you agree with using some of your images on social media, I would only like to use the ones you truly feel comfortable with! 

The joys of living in Scotland!
I will keep a close eye on the weather forecast.
If things look like they will turn for the worst, I will give you a call straight away with various options to reschedule.

Kind words

''Marieke has one of those sunny personalities that put you at ease right away
and makes the shooting a super chilled experience,
like hanging out with a friend!
The photos she took of me are intensly personal and raw,
yet there's a poetry to them I couldn't imagine I'd ever see.
She captured intimate sides of my personality only seen by
my loved ones before,
and it means a lot to hear them say
'' oh that's so you!'' when pointing at the photos.
Thank you so much Marieke!''
- Justine
''Marieke is such a nice, friendly person
but also a very talented and creative young artist.
My photoshoot with Marieke was enjoyable and easy going.
She will make sure you feel comfortable and she's such a good listener.
I was very happy with the photos and will definitely collaborate with her in the future!''
- Kat
''I hate having my photo taken,
but Marieke made my photo shoot so much fun!
She listened to my concerns and put me at ease,
and also showed me a few cool spots in Edinburgh!
I found her very open and approachable,
which helped me become comfortable with the camera.
The photos I received were delivered promptly and I was delighted with them
(and honestly I didn’t think I’d have many good photos of myself but I was proven wrong!).
I had mentioned that I struggled to get a good black and white photo of myself,
given my skin tones do not translate well to monochrome,
and Marieke took that onboard and produced amazing photos!
I would not hesitate to recommend Marieke,
especially if you’re like me and a bit camera shy''
- Nicole
''Marieke is one of the loveliest people I know,
both personally and professionally.
Her positive nature and clear passion for what she does
made me feel completely at ease in front of her lens,
and the resulting photos truly feel like ‘me’.
I couldn’t recommend Marieke highly enough,
whether it’s for professional or personal photos – I’ve used them for everything.
Thanks so much Marieke for a lovely afternoon
and for showing me that having my photo taken can be a lot of fun!''
- Hannah
''I had such a great time working with Marieke!
She is a very experienced photographer with a wonderful eye for detail
and the quality of her work is exceptional.
She really is a pleasure to work with and right from the start she made me feel comfortable so by the time she started taking photos there was a trusting relationship.
Her lovely personality helps so much as she is friendly and chatty,
but also very focused on her work,
so most of the time she made me forget she had a camera in her hands and that really helped with making me feel comfortable.
She was great at suggesting ideas that might work depending on the light, background, etc. And this can be seen in the results as the photos that she took are impeccable and beautiful. I can't recommend her enough if you are looking for a photographer.
Thank you Marieke for everything!!''
- Marcela
''I had an amazing time with Marieke on our photoshoot.
I was so anxious in the morning but as soon as I met up with Marieke she immediately put me at ease and made me feel at home infront of the camera as myself.
Everything was done within the time frame she gave me.
I love the photos and I am so proud of them.
Thank you Marieke.
You are a wonderful human and photographer.''
- Hannah
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