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Biography 


Petra van Raaij is a dutch Photographer working in the Fashion industry for most of her adult years. She first discovered her passion for photography while studying Fashion Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht, The Netherlands. 

After successfully completing her study, her career took a different turn and she became a renowned Make up artist working worldwide. On one of her work trips to Cape town, she decided to change her career and pursue her dream to become a Fashion Photographer. 

With a keen eye for details and her experience in the fashion industry, she has worked successfully, in the last 15 years, for international clients around the world as a Fashion & Beauty Photographer. 

"This job is one big adventure, always challenging, never a dull moment. I love creating beautiful, timeless, imagery and as passionate about my profession today, as 15 years ago".

Clients  


. O'Neil . Triumph . Passionata . FA . Acuvue . DimCacharel . S'Oliver . Silan . Cyell . Lingadore . Halluber . Swarovski Perfume . African Botanics . Evarea . Patrice Breal . Baxxe . Arrow . Little Mistress . Go Colours . Zivame . Takko . Tchibo . Truworth . Edgards . Hansgrohe . Saturday Shoes . Safiya Shoes . Deichmann . Betty Barclay . Marylise . Miss Elaine . Blue Fire Co . Rituals . Elle . Cosmopolitan . MarieClaire . Gala . Grazia . Glamour . Maxi . GQ . Teaser Magazine . Kult Magazine . Lovesome Magazine . Mirage  Magazine .

Experience

More than 15 years professional experience as a Fashion & Beauty Photographer. I work for international clients on location worldwide.

Education

I have studied Fashion design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht, The Netherlands. After that I studied, taught and eventually worked as an international Hair & Make up artist for 12 years, before I became a Fashion & Beauty Photographer. 

Philosophy

I am very passionate about my job, creating beautiful imagery that often have an uplifting, romantic or sensual feeling, makes my hart sing. I especially love shooting in natural settings. My job is the result of good teamwork and I have been fortunate to work with skilled professionals worldwide.

Day rate 

Depending on the requirements of the shoot and the usage needed. Please email me with the details of your production to receive a customized quote. 

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