There are two kinds of beautiful people. The ones I deal with on a daily basis: cute face but arrogant and always talking garbage about other people. The ones that look good on social media but when you meet them have the most arrogant and moody face you have ever seen. Those people are beautiful on their social media pages. Those people think they are better than others and if you think you are better as a human being than anyone else, I pretty much don’t want to deal with you in my life. Then you have the ones that when you meet them, have a sparkle. Something in their eyes that makes them extraordinary. Something almost nobody has. They are kind and supportive. Show kindness to everyone they meet and inspire them. Lindsey is the second type of beautiful.
Today I’m sharing my view on Lindsey van der Hoeven. I don’t know her very well and we decided to work together. I have never met her before. Her Instagram photos are sexy and she is featured by Balr, a big brand in the Dutch fashion industry. Before I meet her I wonder what she is like. If she is arrogant and stuck-up like a lot of girls I meet. If she is one of those girls who thinks she owns the place because she has a pretty face. I seriously hope that she is nothing like those girls because if so, I won’t be able to photograph her. See my philosophy is to capture people’s soul and if I don’t like a person, I can’t pull that off.
When I arrive at our meeting place, she is already there. She is early, not something I’m used to because usually I’m early. She walks up to me and I notice a smile. ”Thank god!” I think to myself and deep down I feel relieved. I’ve been dealing with so many mean girls lately that it’s refreshing to meet a girl who smiles. We start talking. The first thing I notice is how chill she is. The second thing is her joyfulness. There is something innocent about her, she hasn’t got any bad or mean vibes over her at all. I feel happy. It’s nice dealing with someone who is really positive and friendly for a change.
So who is Lindsey? Lindsey is a girl who has seen something in this world. Not only has she traveled a lot, she is trying to travel again. As of now she is a student in Communications in Rotterdam but her Instagram is getting really big and she has some plans with that too. I can totally understand why! She is really gorgeous in real life but also very humble. She also is one of the girls featured on the Balr Instagram account. What inspires me most about her is that she is so joyful. Not the obvious beautiful face, gorgeous hair or super tanned skin inspires me the most. Not her major long lashes or her fit body. But actually her character is what really makes her beautiful. Not that she is not beautiful but it’s refreshing to meet someone who is kind at the same time. She is joyful and kind. Her eyes light up when she stands in front of the camera even though I notice that she does feel a bit awkward.
I am super inspired by Lindsey. I meet so many pretty girls who treat me like garbage. They ignore me or think they are better than me because of the hostess jobs they do. Lindsey is not like that at all. She is actually supportive of me and my photography. I find it so important to find beautiful girls who are kind just like Celeste, Maura and Loubna. Because you know what? They are out there. There are people out there that don’t just care about looks, they care about the world and they actually want to be something. Lindsey is one of those people! I am super happy with how these photos turned out and can’t wait to meet her again because she is such a kind soul!
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