Brand portrait: Pia

Pia is an amazing artist from Argentina, living in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Her work (to me) is colorful, fun, unique and full of passion – and so is she

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PORTRAIT SESSION IN SANTA TERESA COSTA RICA

Looking back on 2022

  It’s time for my annual recap post. A tradition that I’ve been keeping up with since 2014(!). It’s a tradition that I’ve started to keep you updated on all that has happened, but that turned out to be just as important for myself, as making a recap of my year ensures that I take […]

Travel and portrait Commercial photographer Europe Raisa Zwart recap 2022

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Pia – Environmental portrait session in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

  Art is an adventure⁠ into an unknown ⁠ world, which can be⁠ explored by those⁠ willing to take risks. ⁠ – Mark Rothko⁠   🌈 Pia is an amazing artist from Argentina, living in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Her work (to me) is colorful, fun, unique and full of passion – and so is […]

Artist in her studio in Costa Rica | Raisa Zwart Photography

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Photographing my parents | Portrait photography in the Netherlands

Usually, I am the kind of person to put ideas into action, like: really fast. So it doesn’t happen often that a project is shelved for years, but with this one, it’s exactly what happened. You see, I have wanted to photograph my parents and their love for years now, but I kept postponing. I […]

Lifestyle portrait photography on the beach in the Netherlands | Raisa Zwart Photography

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Looking back on 2021

It’s time for my annual recap post. A tradition that I’ve been keeping up with since 2014(!). It’s a tradition that I’ve started to keep you updated on all that has happened, but that turned out to be just as important for myself, as making a recap of my year ensures that I take some […]

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Photo journal of beautiful Monteverde Costa Rica

Monteverde Cloud forest in Costa Rica is the most special place. I visited this lush green cloud forest in 2006 as part of a roundtrip through the country, but in 2020 I came back to remote work there for a month. And since then, it has a special place in my heart. Cloud forest makes […]

Travel photography inspiration and prints - by Raisa Zwart - Monteverde Costa Rica

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Driving around Croatia for 1 month

Croatia was not on the schedule. But it definitely should have been… Let me explain a bit: Erik and I planned to go on a world trip for 7 months. We were planning for a little over 2 years, and were supposed to start our trip in the US and make our way down to […]

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Looking back on 2020

Every year I write a reflection blog about the past year. I have been doing so since 2014 and I here I am writing one about 2020. But where to begin… Just stating the obvious here: this year was not what I expected it to be. I mean, it hasn’t been that for anyone right? […]

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Pui-Yi & Rick | Morning portrait session at the sea

“I do crave the ocean. Salt. Heavy air. Sound. White waves. Sweeping tides against a forgiving shoreline under a sky that dances with its soft mirror below.” – Victoria Erickson   Pui-Yi, Rick and I met on the beach just after sunrise. We explored the dunes, got our feet wet and played with the waves. […]

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