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Portraits - Children

Portraits in Westerpark

I had my first job in Amsterdam this last weekend.  Westerpark is a great wide-open location for this type of family portraits.  I really enjoyed lugging around my Domke bag again, and this time, while doing as the Dutch, I took my bicycle with me on the train and found my location by cycling.  This has become a really normal habit in my life, after two years of living in the Netherlands.  Also, in the next year we are planning a move to Amsterdam, so we try to spend as much time as possible there, on the weekends, scoping out the neighbourhoods.  When I think about where I come from(small town Wisconsin, brr!), I really wonder at how truly unique all this bicycle riding is.  Anyway, I love it.  I wouldn’t have it any other way – except for the rain.  At least on shoot day, there was just a perfect cast of clouds.

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The park is always filled with people on the weekends, but it’s easier than you’d think to find a small pocket of park to yourself.

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Nothing stuffy; I just let the kids run around and play and the candids really make the best portraits of these kids.

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It was just barely warm enough for the kids to pretend that it was summer.  Perfect anyway.  I guess one of the benefits of living in a country with so many days of cloud cover is that even distribution of light.  No flashes this day; not even a reflector.

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-Cassie

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About Cassie Jones Feliziani

An American photographer and food lover, married to an Italian man and living in the Netherlands with her two little girls.

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