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About me and what I can offer you

Hi, I'm Ania

Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated by beautiful women on magazine covers and portraits found in museums. The appearance, beauty and strength of the women appeal to my imagination. But when I looked in the mirror, I didn't feel valuable enough to be immortalized in the same way. I only saw my imperfections and shortcomings. I thought I wasn't beautiful enough, not slim enough and not important enough for such a portrait.

As an adult woman, I found a way to express my passion for photography by photographing others. I loved doing it, but I remained unsure about my own added value. I wondered if my work was good enough and if I could charge money for it. This insecurity was deeply rooted and hindered my growth and development as a woman and as a photographer.

 

One day, when everything seemed to be going wrong, I decided to take a glamor photo of myself.

I had nothing to lose, I thought, so why not? When I went to the studio I was well prepared. I knew what I wanted, what I wanted to look like and what I wanted to radiate. I had the image in my head.

 

I took the photo. And what happened was something magical. The photo wasn't just any photo. It was the whole journey there. It was the realization that I am worthy of making a portrait of myself. That I am worth taking care of myself. That I am worthy of embracing my own beauty and strength. This experience has given me the strength to step out of my negative thought patterns and see myself as a confident woman.

 

And the photo? It now hangs enlarged in my studio! It reminds me every day of who I am and helps me to be my best self. And I know that with such a special photo session I can also help other women see and embrace their beauty and strength. Together we can create a world where everyone feels valuable and strong.

Zelfportret © Ania Liesting
Products & Services

What do I offer?

I believe photography has a huge impact on our lives! That's why I want to serve my clients by presenting them with their beautiful portraits in the form of professionally printed works of art that can be admired every day.

Printed photos are tangible. You can hold them, pass them around and hang them on the wall. You can cherish them for years.

And if you have children, they and their children will undoubtedly appreciate your portraits.

I offer custom artwork: from special hand-sized prints to life-size, framed portraits for the wall. You are very welcome in my studio! Email or call me to schedule a consultation and view all artwork options in person.

Wall art

Art Wall bij Ania Liesting Portraits

Prices

I tailor-make each session: from lighting to backgrounds to wardrobe. Your session is never rushed. There's plenty of time for creativity and plenty of time to get to know you better. This allows me to perfect every set-up and help you get the most out of your shoot.

The session rate buys you the time and talent needed to create beautiful works of art with the people you love most.

The session includes:

  • A pre-consultation (via telephone or Zoom) to discuss what type of images you would like to create during our session

  • Advice on wardrobe and styling

  • Optional: make up and hair styling in the studio (+ 125 euros)

  • My time and talent for making images

  • Reveal session when you can see your portraits and order the favorites

SESSION COSTS - €350

PRINTS AND WALL ART


All images are sold separately - you only buy what you love.

Portraits start at €160 and collections at €750.

2 to 3 weeks after the photo shoot you can view your photos and decide what you want to order. You can choose from beautiful matted prints, collections or wall art. The amount you spend is entirely up to you; you only buy what you like!
 

Most people invest between €1,500 and €3,000 in a collection of their favorite works of art to display and enjoy at home - but there is no minimum amount. Whether you choose 2 or 20 images, I want you to have photos you love! The photos that bring you joy and that you will cherish for many years to come.

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  • I want to give a session as a gift. is that possible?
    Yes, you can easily order a gift voucher online here.
  • How can I book a session?
    You can call me to reserve a date or fill out the form on the contact page. Then I'll call you back.
  • When will I see my photos?
    During the reveal session: 2 to 3 weeks after the photo shoot.
  • How much does a session cost and how much can I expect to spend?
    The entire session costs €350. This includes the photo session in the studio, styling advice, multiple clothing changes, retouching of your photos and a personal reveal 2 to 3 weeks after the photo shoot. During the reveal session you will see your photos and we can put together your works of art on the spot. What you spend depends entirely on your wishes. Portraits start at €160 and collections start at €750. Whether you choose 2 or 20 images, I want you to have photos that you love, that bring you joy, and that you will cherish for years to come.
  • How can I prepare for the session?
    We will discuss this during the consultation. But there are a few simple things you can do beforehand. Make sure you have selected the clothes you want to wear in time and that they have been washed and ironed. Check your hair and nails. Good hydration is also important: make sure (if you are not used to it) that you drink enough water at least a week in advance. If you like: a mask the day before gives your skin a fresh look.
  • What does a session entail?
    A session includes: A consultation. Here we get to know each other and discover together what your wishes are. So that we can create the most beautiful portrait of you that will recharge your batteries every time. You are especially welcome in my studio for this. Then you can immediately see all the beautiful products. But it can also be done by telephone. Or zoom. The photo session. The reveal: 2 to 3 weeks after the session you will come back to the studio to view and order your beautiful images.
  • Do I have to pay a deposit and why?
    Yes, you pay the photo session costs of € 350 when booking your shoot to reserve a date. If you cancel, you will not get the deposit back, but if the date of the shoot has to be rescheduled, that is no problem. You can reschedule up to 24 hours before the start of the photo shoot.
  • I have no experience in front of the camera. Can I do this?
    I'm sure you can do this! It is up to the photographer to show the best of you. I will explain and demonstrate each pose to you so that you too can stand in front of the camera with confidence!
  • Where will my session take place?
    Almost all sessions take place in the studio: Hagelkruisweg 2 in Maasbree, unless you have opted for a session on location.
  • Do you use my photos on your website or social media?
    I am extremely proud of my work and would like to show it to others. At the same time, I think it is very important to respect your privacy. That is why, after the reveal, I will ask you whether and, if so, which photos of you I can share. It is essential that you feel comfortable with it.
  • Why would I want a portrait of myself?
    Because you're Worth It! Because it makes you feel great about who you are and makes you fall in love with yourself again (or for the first time)! The printed images help you remind yourself how beautiful you are. Have some beautiful portraits for yourself! And for people who care about you. One day your loved ones will look for photos of you. What will they find?
  • What should I bring?
    You can bring a maximum of 5 outfits for your photo shoot. Bring a variety of colors, textures and looks. Bring something casual, fun, glamorous, sexy or something else that makes you feel beautiful: a dress, cool suit, blouse and jeans or beautiful lingerie. Everything is possible. If you're brave enough to bare it all, I'm also open to tasteful nudes. This session is really about photographing you as you want to be seen. What works less well in the photo is clothing with busy patterns or many colors: checks, stripes or dots. They are distracting and this is about you.

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