Merel Naafs, fotograaf in Oldenzaal

Merel Naafs, your photo­grapher

“As a business photo­grapher, my goal is to create beautiful and pure images in an open and casual atmos­phere. Corporate photo­graphy, business portraits, and more”

Photo­graphy makes my heart race

After buying my first camera, it became clear to me: photo­graphy makes my heart race. Not too soon after, I signed up for a photo­graphy intro­duction course, which led to gradu­ating from the Fotovak­school (education for applied photo­graphy). In addition to this education, I attended regular courses — and I still do: anything to keep myself constantly evolving and to keep my skills up to date.

Love for and dedication to (business) photo­graphy

What I also love doing most is daydreaming. Or rather, living my dreams. The energy I get from this trans­lates to my love for and dedication to (business) photo­graphy and the creative process that this entails. It is always a treat to grab my camera and to go through this process — together with customers.

My dream: to become a profes­sional photo­grapher

Speaking of living my dreams: after an intense and turbulent time of going through IVF treat­ments, it was time to realize another dream in 2016. The disap­pointment, the stress and the processing of an absence of pregnancy had not diminished my dream of becoming a profes­sional photo­grapher. On the contrary. With a great deal of enthu­siasm, I started the Fotoloods in 2016 as a photo­grapher in my own town, Oldenzaal (Twente, Overijssel). A dream that, had things turned out diffe­rently, might never have become a reality…

My speci­alism: business photo­graphy

Over the past few years, I have been able to gather experiences within different areas of photo­graphy. This has allowed me to discover where my strengths lie and what truly makes me happy: business photo­graphy, business portrait photo­graphy, food photo­graphy, interior photo­graphy and real estate photo­graphy. As a photo­grapher, my goal is to create beautiful and pure images in an open and casual atmos­phere.

Merel Naafs, fotograaf in Oldenzaal

My passions along with photo­graphy

In addition to being the owner of De Fotoloods, I live with my boyfriend, Adam, and our cat, Sophie, who is lucky enough to live with us in her kitty bed. It’s not just photo­graphy that I am passi­onate about: I also enjoy cooking and socia­lizing with friends.

Photo­grapher and volunteer

There’s more. I believe that everyone should do something for someone else. This is why, in addition to being a photo­grapher, I have been a volunteer for many years for a couple who both have an learning disability. I have a cup of coffee with them every week and we regularly plan outings, so they end up in places they have never been to. I also think it is important for me to contribute in a profes­sional sense. Every year, I photo­graph the Boeskoolrace (which is organized by Leo Club Oldenzaal) and I work altruis­ti­cally for Samenloop voor Hoop and Against Cancer.

Photo­grapher in Oldenzaal and far beyond

Would you like to know what I can do for you and your business in Oldenzaal or far beyond as a photo­grapher?