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Leentje Schoofs

I'M A SUCKER FOR LIGHT AND CONNECTION

I'm not that photographer who will try to hide herself behind the curtains and be 'invisible'. It just doesn't work like that for me. I will be there, as a photographer, but also as a person who can help you, to comfort you, to take some stress away, someone who you can talk to.
I'm there to create with you, and we will communicate, a lot!

It's way more than showing up with a camera and just 'taking pictures'!

the girls behind the camera

i know you're all curious!

FACT 1. I LOVE TO GO OUT & EXPLORE

Don't put me in an all inclusive hotel cause I will go nuts in 24 hours. I love to hike in nature, make my boots dirty and will swear about how my hair gets poodley when it's too moisty. But that's alright.
It's not me who has to shine while I'm shooting you.

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Boudoir Leentje Schoofs

FACT 2. I LEARNED TO LOVE MYSELF

I love my freckles and the crazy color of my eyes (they have red/orange in them). I have my insecurities, but the older I get the more I can love myself.
My body gave me two sons and I'm so grateful for that.

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cocker spaniel eyelashes

FACT 3. I'M JEALOUS OF MY DOG'S LASHES

Isn't that unfair? A lash lift like this cost me 80€ at the beauty salon.
And yes, I love this ginger dog so much I miss her snoring when she's away for one day while she's at the groomer. Talking about that, her coiffure cost me more than my own.

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Leentje and Ruben

FACT 4. HE IS MY BIGGEST FAN

Est. 2010. He got to know me as a newbie in photography, while I was doing my 365 self-portrait project on Flickr.
He saw me grow, he witnessed me become a woman and a passionate entrepreneur.
He's stubborn and has his heart on his tongue, but I couldn't have done this without him.

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FACT 5. HE MADE US INTO A FAMILY

His name is Tristan and we agreed on that name in less than 2 minutes. He was born one week early. Rumour has it that he wanted to come out because I decided to do a tour on my bicycle the day before. My family still speaks about it, while rolling their eyes.
He was born on April 25th '18 and is the most easy and happy baby I could ever wish for (no kidding).

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Tristan en Wolf

FACT 6. OUR PACK IS NOW COMPLETE

I always saw myself as a mother of two. In January 2020 Wolf joined our pack.
Funny fact: as birth presents we gave our guests a bottle of 'Wolf 7', a blond beer which is brewed 15km from where we live. It's actually delicious (and quite strong).

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familie shoot oostenrijk

FACT 7. I HAVE A 18Y OLD PLUSDAUGHTER

Ruben's daughter is born in 2001 and I saw her growing up from a 8y old into an almost adult. We always had the best bond, she has her own room in our house and is the godmother of Tristan.
She's super important to me and I'm eager to see where life brings her.

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the team

Never did I dare to dream I could speak of ‘a team’. But the growth of Leentje loves Light wouldn’t be possible without the awesome help of others.

Since the beginning of 2019, Tara joined me. First as an intern, then as a second shooter, and she will independently start shooting weddings and love stories as of 2020.

She’s one of those girls who are very easy to like. Giant smile on her face, her spontaneous self, and the best photo ninja skills.

I fully trust her and am so happy she joined the Leentje loves Light family! All bookings for Tara will always be communicated upfront with clients, so you will always know who will be there to document your story!

Leentje loves Light

Leentje: photographer, educator, founder, chief of everything

In 2011 I photographed my first wedding as a result of a good friendship and an even better dose of luck. Since then, my business and the amount of weddings I shot, grew each year.

I'm a spontaneous girl who blends in quite easily and tend to speak loudly when I'm excited. I have my heart on my tongue in a 'what you see is what you get' kind of way, and I'm often a little bit too impulsive, but that's still a work-in-progress characteristic of mine.

I drink my coffee with a lot of (steamed) milk, and you can easily convince me to get a sushi takeaway. My guilty pleasure is vanilla ice-cream from 'het ijsboerke', preferably topped of with chocolate sauce.

I like my work a lot and work hard for it. The good thing is that my 'work' doesn't feel like a job. Awesome, right?

Tara Leentje loves Light

Tara: photographer

Tara is one of those women who are very easy to like. She applied as an intern in 2018 and she turned out to be a keeper.

She loves exploring new places and you make her happy with great food (and wine).
Needs her monthly dose of bush walks, hiking, morning sun (it's a pity she's not really a morning person), the beach and the ocean, being outdoors and afterwards curling up underneath a blanket, ...
She laughs loudly a lot and sometimes that's loud as well.
Be prepared ;-)

Tara is photographing weddings from 2020 onwards and who knows what the future will bring her within Leentje loves Light.

wanderlust

Our hearts beat faster if we can jump on a plane to document your story elsewhere.
We love dirty boots and messy hair, and Leentje was lucky to be able to documents weddings and love stories in Italy, Morocco, France, Canary Islands, Bali, and Iceland.
Don't hesitate to come up with a wicked idea, cause she's all about going that extra mile!

Leentje Schoofs in Iceland

next adventures

are you ready to take us with you?

we love little adventures!

let us know all your wicked ideas! the crazier the better.

that’s how we roll!

Leentje loves Light is based in Pellenberg close to Leuven.

VAT: BE0563.555.053

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