I’m Abigail, your outdoor photographer and photography business coach.
In the field of photography I focus on outdoor storytelling. Hereby I capture services and products of entrepreneurs in the outdoor branch in an adventurous way. Through my photos they give their potential customers a perfect idea of the experience they can have.
You can definitely say that I am a creative person who loves a good adventure. If you know me a little, you know that I have a great love for roaring waterfalls, rugged mountain tops, the sound of raindrops on a tent and waking up to loudly singing birds. Add in the love for photography and you have a photographer who is in for a never-ending adventure.
I studied photography in Rotterdam, graduated as a portrait/fashion photographer and photo editor. I enjoyed creating and working in the studio, but I was still missing something. A few years after graduating, I ended up in a burnout. During this period I discovered my love for photographing nature and capturing impressive landscapes. This is where my passion for outdoor photography and storytelling arose. After years of searching for how I wanted to shape my company, I cut the cord in 2020 on a holiday in Iceland and decided to quit my job as a coach. It was then I choose for my photography completely and I’ve been loving my journey ever since.
What I noticed in the time that I am shooting professionally is that a lot of photographers want to work (completely) for themselves, but don’t know where to start. I honestly think it’s such a shame that so many photographers do such a great job, but don’t know how to turn their passion into their work. The result of this? Choosing not to chase their dream and stay in that energy-guzzling permanent job.
From my own experience I know how difficult it can be to get started and how frustrating it is when you see other people making your dreams come true. That’s why I’ve made it my mission to help other photographers grow in their business and give them all the tools they need to realize their dreams. I share this knowledge in my mastermind, the In Frame Mastermind, especially for photographers who want to grow in the entrepreneurial field.
Do you want to follow me? You can do that via my Instagram page @abigailvankooten.