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Testimonials

Through my workshops I've met so many inspiring, talented and kind people from all around the world! A few of them wrote a testimonial about my events, you can read them here. If you'd like to follow one of my workshops, check this page for dates.

 

Sabine Rusch Bolstad, Norway
"I really enjoyed the whole day! It was so inspiring to see Marieke's atelier and all the props she had. The vibe and light of the studio was amazing and also the food! It was so nice to meet so many likeminded people and I feel that I learned a lot. Marie took the time to show each one of us how we should work our camera and also gave us great tips on styling, light, Lightroom and our camera settings. Thanks!

I left the workshop feeling very inspired. It gave me new energy to think about my own business and I feel that I learned a lot of great tips and tricks. I’m definitely recommending the workshop to others and hopefully I’ll also return one day! Thanks for being so kind and showing us everything you know. I love when people in the same business share their thoughts instead of just keeping them for themselves."
werkstattoslo.com
 

Oxana Afanasyeva, Italy
"The workshop has left me (without a doubt!) very satisfied. I learned a lot of minimal food styling and I hope that I will be very useful for my work. It was a beautiful day with another nice people from around the world."
oxanaafanasyeva.com

 

Elisabeth Bogo, Norway
"I had such a great day in Maries´s studio. From we entered the building in the morning I felt like I had stepped into a very special place. It was lovely meeting Marie and the other participants of the workshop. It was so inspiring to see how Marieke works. How she thoughtfully composed the elements, and created the narrative of the photograph. I felt very inspired and eager to incorporate so many great insights into my own work. I now style my photographs differently and have a much clearer idea of where I want to take my own work. But also that this was a day I would not forget."
oslogryta.com

Elea di Lorenzo, Switzerland
'During the day I learnt so much about - for instance - how to set up a composition and work with so called negative space. But also I liked meeting new colleagues, inspiring friends and other passionated women who are all keen on improving their techniques with Marieke’s help and vision. Marieke seems an ultra sensitive person, the way she explains is very empathic and sweet and that made me feel closer to a human with great values!'
eleadilorenzofood.com

Émilie Roncal, France
“This workshop with Marieke Verdenius was very useful for my work as a photographer. Besides, Marieke is very friendly and generous with her guests. I spent a wonderful and emulating day with her!”
@sweetcabane
 

Giovanna Venturato, Italy
"With no further ado about the location, the setting of the place and your kindness and preparation which are well known aspects and qualities, I truly found it interesting and different to other workshop I attended.

The one-day formula is enough, it’s concentrated and there’s no way to get bored or to waste time. I also really appreciated the tips about food photography you taught us. 
I left the workshop feeling satisfied, time and money well-spent, calm, will to keep trying to change my job."
@giovannaventurato
 

Hendrika Bolhuis, The Netherlands
"Marie is a wonderful hostess/coach with an eye for detail both in photography and in the preparations for the workshop. This makes it a workshop that is a feast for both the beginner (in photography) or a more experienced blogger/photographer that wants to learn about Marie’s view on and minimalistic styling and photography. The delicious high quality food and drinks that are served feed your body as Marie’s gentle coaching feeds your mind."
@hendrikabolhuis

Andreea Stanescu, Switzerland
"We were welcomed in the morning at Marie's beautiful studio, with pastries, fruits and fresh slow coffee. The light in the studio is amazingly beautiful and I really liked the way it changed during the day. Was great to meet other passionate photographers and discuss about food styling, camera settings and the most important to have the opportunity to practice, while having Marie with us to guide and advise. I got very inspired after the workshop and went home with lots of tips and ideas about how to style my food photos."
topthecake.ch