My name is Ymke. I’m a Dutch beauty & fashion photographer based in Rotterdam.

I’ve always had a huge passion for visual arts, and I’ve tried many different forms. Photography turned out to be my biggest passion. Especially capturing the beauty of people is so rewarding.

Every brand is different, so it’s an exciting challenge for me to tailor the photo shoot to their specific wishes. Deciding together what the direction for the session will be and collaborating to bring the puzzle pieces together is an essential part of making beautiful pieces of art. I am always looking for creative collaborations. So if you’re a creative and you’d like to work with me, send me a message!

There is nothing more fun than playing with light and shadows. Looking for and controlling, modifying, coloring and shaping light is so much fun. The creativity is endless. Every situation is like a puzzle, in which I am seeking to discover the most beautiful way to capture you and translate it into a photograph. My passion for fashion and beauty photography drives me to create beautifully finished work, captivating the attention of the viewers. Art and other photographers are a constant inspiration for me.

It is very important for me to be able to bring my best self to every shoot. This is why I spend most of my free time continuing my photography education, which I love!

When I am not busy with photography, I love to go to the cinema, listen to music, go to art galleries and hang out with friends. Languages are a passion as well.

I would love to hear your story.



Sophie & Mariëlla

Our daughter has been photographed twice by Ymke, and she absolutely loves shooting with her. Ymke makes you feel comfortable and during the shoot, she gives very useful tips on how to pose for the most beautiful photos. Both times, this collaboration has resulted in beautiful photos that Sophie is super proud of. Ymke is therefore recommended if you want to have a nice series of photos taken.

- Sophie (model) & Mariëlla (parent) Bijkerk


I worked with Ymke on a beautyshoot with two other models and a Muah. Ymke was very professional and welcoming, her guidance during the shoot was calm and clear and the pictures turned out beautifully. She also is very clear on when the pictures can be expected and is very skilled at retouching photo's. I learned a lot from her, I felt very cared for and looked after as a model, 5 stars would definitely love to work with her again.

- Michantely de Jong