As another year is coming to an end, I’m looking back and counting my blessings, learning from my mistakes and imagining what I want for me and my business next year. I’m working hard on doing better documentary photography, and, as that takes a lot of my time and energy, I’m taking on fewer projects and searching only for those couples, families, businesses and people who don’ just want to have good pictures, but who also believe in honesty, support authenticity, in themselves and in others, and who strive for meaningfulness. Less is more. And I dream of less noise, less stuff, less busyness, as well as more empathy, more connection and more being present in the present moment. This year also brought me six awards for my wedding photography (5 reportage awards and 1 story award on This is Reportage) as well as three awards for my family photography (2 Fearless Family Awards and 1 on This is Reportage: Family). I was also awarded in the TOP 10 wedding photographers in the Netherlands and TOP 50 worldwide by This is Reportage. An honour and a true responsibility to continue and strive to do better documentary photography for all of you who feel that memories can lose their edges quickly, and who know that memories are the only things we’re left with. Thank you, all of you who trusted me. Here are the images that sum up 2021.