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STORYTELLER

INTROVERT

DREAMER

AND A STOCKHOLM LOVER

In 2011 I visited Stockholm for the first time and I immediately stayed for nine months. At that time I was in between studies and worked as an au pair in Stockholm. It was a period filled with laughter and some tears. But as the months passed by I noticed one thing; I had fallen in love with Stockholm. The nature, space, city, people. I loved it. After a year I went back to continue my studies.

But back in the Netherlands, my life wasn’t the same anymore.

Not one week passed by without thinking about Stockholm. What would it look like over there now; are the Christmas decorations already up in Stockholm? Are the lakes frozen already? I visited Stockholm each year and left always with a miserable feeling.

I knew it; I wanted to live in Stockholm. Sweden is my home.

So I went!

Don’t let your dreams just stay dreams

MY JOURNEY

THROUGH LIFE

Manon was born

Born in the North of the Netherlands. In my younger years, I have spent a lot of time outdoors and my parents supported me in doing all kinds of crafts (or ‘knutselen’ as we say in Dutch). By the time I was 14 years old, I had my first camera and I was so happy with it.

My first visit to Stockholm

Yes, I visited Stockholm for the first time in 2011 and stayed for 9 months. Enough time to fall in love with the city and the surrounding nature. I enjoyed my time in Stockholm so much and it was only when I was back in the Netherlands that I realised that this time abroad had changed my life.

I opened my business

After photographing for years and years I was at a point in my life where I felt a bit lost. Due to an accident, my life stood still for a moment and there was enough time to reflect. During rehabilitation somebody asked me; but what is it that you like to do most?

Photographing; I said. Without a doubt. This was the little impulse I needed to take my lifelong hobby more seriously and it was the start of my own photography business.

Moved to Stockholm

Finally, the time was there; we packed our bags, sold our furniture, found a place to stay, and jumped on the plane. Ready for a new chapter in my life; living in my beloved Stockholm.

My work

WORKED TOGETHER WITH

  • SKEPPARHOLMEN
  • HOTEL REISEN
  • SCANDIC
  • LANDETSTAY
  • MARHOLMEN
  • GREENTRAILS
  • FEATURED at
  • ANTHROPOLOGIE

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