I had this amazing opportunity to work alongside Intratuin on their #intratuin #bloeiend campaign! Intratuin is the place where you can get everything for a beautiful garden, lounge sets, small balcony’s and even items for your pets (because they spend most of their time in your garden). This summer it is all about color: while last year it was trendy to have a jungle vibe in your garden, know you can color and match your garden with all kinds of flowers.
Did you know when we see a lot of different color like a field of colorful wild flowers, we instantly feel happiness? Colors activate our sense of smell and sight, so having a garden filled with flowers will bring a smile on your face!
To raise awareness about this summer garden trends, I was invited by Intratuin to be one of their models. I was super excited to be picked out but at the same time scared like a chicken because: I feel super uncomfortable in front of the camera. Usually you see the products I use on my blog but not often my face. I have to get over this fear some day, so why not now!
The location for the fotoshoot was NL Studio’s in Amsterdam. When I arrived they decorated the set with the most amazing flower pieces and even two tropical trees! The photographer of this campaign was the one and only Jim Bakkum: well known from Idols, the musical Grease and now photographer. To be honest, I thought he was not that special UNTIL I exchanged a few words with him. I never get nervous when I talk to people but now I was really focused to look and act normal in front of him. Which was hard because he was the photographer (lol).
I had 15 minutes in the makeup artist chair, but I already came with full makeup (we makeup junkies always like our makeup best when we do it ourselves). She said that my makeup already looked amazing and only needed a few touch ups. When I was ready to go, I sat behind all the wild flowers and followed the instructions of Jim.
Trying to get my inner Doutzen out of my and here I was: posing, turning my head and trying to look cool. Sometimes I couldn’t hold my laugh because the girls from Blyde Amsterdam had to wave with a cardboard to create a “wind in the hair” effect and almost smashed the studio lights. It was so fun to experience this and to see how it was to be a “model” for one day! After the shoot I quickly checked out the pictures Jim made of me and I was super excited to see the end results.
Wish you could see me right now behind my desk because I’m seriously thrilled to see myself like this! I always had a low self esteem and to see myself like this gives me a boost of self confidence and love.
I want to thank Jim for doing an amazing job with creating the shot and Intratuin for the amazing flowers!
Check out inspiratie.intration.nl for inspiration to create a colorful summer garden and till 12th of May you can come to Intratuin and they will help you to place your new flowers in a pot!