Selma van der Bijl - Fotograaf Naarden | About
Fotograaf Selma van der Bijl is gespecialiseerd in journalistieke reportages (oa bruiloften) en legt mensen en momenten graag vast zoals ze zijn. Gevestigd in Naarden.
trouwfotograaf, bruidsfotograaf, Naarden, Bussum, Amsterdam, bruiloften, reportages
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After a successful career in the fast-moving consumer goods industry I decided to switch careers and started studying at the Photo Academy in Amsterdam. As a photographer I like to get close into peoples lives to capture authentic and intimate moments. I am big fan of the photojournalistic approach so I don’t interfere and keep an eye out for genuine moments happening in front of my lens. In my work I focus on milestones such as reunifications, births and weddings. It is an honor to be invited into people’s lives to capture and document important events. I am always looking for interesting images that tell a story and celebrate life. My style is unposed and my goal is to bring you back to the moment to relive your experience. My photography is a mix of social engaged projects, personal work and client commissions, all of which are shot with a documentary approach.


Driven by a focus on creativity, collaboration and expertise I assisted Phtgrphr Jacqueline Dersjant – a fun, talented, international award winning photojournalist – organizing the Fearless Conference in Amsterdam with the world’s top wedding photographers. During my study I also assisted Jacqueline with marketing activities and as a second shooter. I live in Naarden with my husband Matthijs and our son Tibbe. I still cherish the photographs taken on our wedding day by Hans van der Mast in 2007 and fell in love with photography ever since. Hopefully you enjoy looking trough my website and seeing some of the photography I’ve made recently. If you would like to get in touch with me to find out more about what I offer please feel free to send me a message via my contact page. You can also find me on LinkedIn, feel free to add me to your network. Have a great day or evening!





2019 Lodi (Italy) – Festival of Ethical Photography

2019 Rome – Austrian Cultural Forum Rome – Alfred Fried Photography Award

2019 Hilversum – Museum Hilversum – Canon Zilveren Camera

2019  Naarden – DeMess – Geluk(t)

2018 Hilversum – Museum Hilversum – Canon Zilveren Camera

2018 Amersfoort – SP Landelijk Partijbureau – Paul Peters Fotoprijs

2018 Amsterdam – Amsterdam Museum – 50 jaar Paradiso – Lovedance

2017 Amsterdam – Loods 6 – Fotoacademie Graduation Expo – Always Now

2017 London – Somerset House – Sony World Photography Awards



2019 World Report Award | Documenting Humanity – finalist Single Shot category

2019 Documentary Family Awards – birth category

2018 Alfred Fried Photography Award

2018 Zilveren Camera kunst cultuur en entertainment enkel – 1st prize

2018 Paul Peters Fotoprijs – 1st prize

2017 Sony World Photography Awards – 2nd prize

2015 DIGIFOTO Pro – Straatfotografie in kleur – 1st prize

2015 Masters of Dutch Wedding Photography Award



Spiegel Online – december 2019 – So viel Glück

De Tribune – februari 2019

Hollandse Beelden – nummer 7 2018

De Tribune – maart 2018

SHUTR.PHOTO – nr 1 2018

Gooi-en Eemlander – 29 januari 2018

PAROOL – 10 januari 2018

VluchtelingenWerk Magazine – special gezinshereniging 2017