life lately: perfect autumn days

fresh homemade bread - annevanmidden on InstagramLife has been good lately. We are having a wonderful Indian Summer here in the Netherlands and I love seeing the first signs of Autumn in that gorgeous golden sunlight. The colors are changing, there are berries and rose hips all around and the market is overloaded with pumpkins. This is my season! 

All pictures are taken from my Instagram. My account is featured on both Teske de Schepper's website and on the vtwonen blog, yay!! For more snaps from my daily life, color inspiration, homemade bread experiments and all kinds of Autumn perfection, join the fun: @annevanmidden.autumn berries - annevanmidden on Instagramcampfire popcorn - annevanmidden on Instagramautumn colors - annevanmidden on Instagramsunday morning - annevanmidden on Instagramautumn breakfast - annevanmidden on Instagrammacrame workshop emily katz - annevanmidden on Instagram It will always be hard to be self-employed, but the beauty of everyday things help me to think positive. And of course, good talks with friends help too! The most important thing is: I still love what I do! That said.. if you need a stylist for your photoshoot, interior or wedding.. Don't hesitate to contact me! I would love to do some outdoor shoots and foodstyling projects this fall&winter!

♥ Anne

tiny adventures: rainy dunes on Texel

dunes, texel / anne van midden / inspire stylingDon't get me wrong, I love warm summer days.. to spend the entire day outside, eat in the garden, walk around barefoot, feeling the salty water and sand on my skin. I love it. But I loved these dark clouds too!

A week ago we spent the weekend at Texel and after a sunny day on the beach we walked out into the forest and the dunes next to it. With clouds gathering above our heads and raindrops falling down it felt more like November than July. But in stead of going back to the car we walked on and snapped some pictures of these sloping hills filled with blossoming honeysuckle. Oh, how I wish I could make you smell that sweet summer scent! dunes, texel / anne van midden / inspire stylingdunes, texel / anne van midden / inspire styling dunes, texel / anne van midden / inspire styling dunes, texel / anne van midden / inspire styling

why autumn is my favorite season..

autumn forest - seeds | Inspire Styling journalI could have ended the post after this photo. This is my Autumn is my favorite season.. the colors, the crisp air, falling leaves, changing nature and this year: the Indian Summer.

On the first of November me and my family-in-law walked out into a beautiful orange-yellow colored forest in Soest. It was warm and sunny, it didn't feel like Autumn at all. But those colors do! This is what my favorite season is all about! And that is why I didn't end this post after the first photo. Better keep reading.. :) autumn forest | Inspire Styling journalautumn forest - family | Inspire Styling journal My family-in-law came over for my birthday. They all live on Dutch island Texel, so they usually stay the entire day. Because the weather was screaming: "GO OUTSIDE" we suggested to take a walk in the forest. Best idea ever. autumn forest - mushrooms | Inspire Styling journalautumn forest - leaves confetti | Inspire Styling journal My father-in-law took this picture. Leaves confetti is the best!! :) *fall wedding idea* autumn forest - family | Inspire Styling journalautumn forest | Inspire Styling journalautumn forest - leaves | Inspire Styling journalautumn forest - family | Inspire Styling journalautumn forest - leaves | Inspire Styling journalautumn forest - heathland | Inspire Styling journalautumn forest - heathland | Inspire Styling journalautumn forest - family | Inspire Styling journalautumn forest - heathland | Inspire Styling journalautumn forest - flare | Inspire Styling journal These last two pictures feel like Summer to me, so dreamy and light! I wish I could have stayed longer to shoot some golden hour photos but we had to get back on time. Oh well, maybe this weekend :)

Enjoy! ♥ Anne

tiny adventures: first autumn days

My favorite month has started: October! I love everything about Autumn.. the crisp air, the deep red, orange and yellow leaves, , snuggling with a wool blanket on the couch on rainy days, chestnuts, pumpkin soup, scarfs, knitwear and going outside! On one of the first Autumn days (well, actually it was more like Indian Summer!) we enjoyed the purple haze on Texel. The heathland was so beautiful!first autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journal Stefan decided he would try some filming, since he is always waiting while I take pictures. We tried filming these maple tree seeds, because they do that cute helicopter thing when you throw them in the air. It looked super cool in real life, but on film it wasn't really visible. Oh well, maybe next time! :)

I hope I get to do a fall wedding soon, I can't wait to use these seeds as confetti!! first autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journal My backpack probably looks pretty out of place here.. Stefan was carrying it, untill he found some kind of cave/bunker. There were bats inside and everything. And my man is crazy about bats, so he crawled inside this tiny hole. The bag didn't fit, it found a temporary place on this tree :) first autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journal Remember the thing I said about it being Indian Summer like? Well, on most moments it was great, the sun was shining and it was warm enough to take our jackets off. Untill the rain came... oh that crazy ass rain! We ran through the woods to find shelter and rewarded ourselves with some hot chocolate at a café. I have to remind myself to buy a rainproof coat someday.. ;)

After a few more showers, the sun came out again and we made a pitstop in a beautiful field. I love heathland, the entire landscape changes from green to purple and back again. And to see the sun lighten up those tiny flowers.. sigh! first autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journal My mother-in-law took these pictures of us with a tiny caterpillar. I have no idea how we found this guy, I guess Stefan saw it walking somewhere. He always spots the tiniest animals, it's like he has some kind of radar! first autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journal We went into the woods so I could do a little familyshoot of Stefan and his mom. A great way to practice my new lens with people instead of leaves and flowers. Some photos turned out a bit blurry because I am still getting to know my camera, but most of them are so sweet! This is one of my favorites, look at these lovely people! family shoot in the woods | Inspire Styling journal After her own shining moment Janny shot these really cute photos of us. I love them! first autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journal Enjoy this lovely season and don't forget to step outside every now and then!

♥ Anne