Meet our visions pictures team

People with a vision

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Marcel van Greevenbroek
photographer

To turn his passion into his profession, Marcel graduated from the School of Photography in the city of Apeldoorn. He was green as grass in the field of plants and flowers when he joined Visions in 1999. Marcel loves the job as at Visions, no two days are alike and he has the privilege to work with the best equipment on the most beautiful locations. Just like in his personal life. Marcel is father of a boy and a girl and he loves motorbikes and scuba-diving. Most of the times he brings along his camera and (also) when he goes scuba-diving, he shoots the most amazing pictures of the underwater world's.

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Petra Barnhoorn
projectmanager

Petra’s roots lie in Afrika. She grew up on a farm and spent most of her time outside. Africa is where she developed her passion for nature. A perfect fit for Visions. It is always special to work with so many different flowers and plants, to meet others with the same passion and to move along with (the unpredictable) all seasons too. ‘These are the factors that make my job so colourful and dynamic. There never is a dull moment in our botanic studio!’'

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Annemarieke Hooij
account manager

When asked about her passions, Annemarieke can talk for hours straight. She studied Design and Haute Couture on the School of Fashion. Annemarieke brought years of experience in the hospitality industry with her when she became the account and sales manager at visions. Annemarieke gets lots of satisfaction out of her service-oriented function. She knows everything about the wishes of our customers and is a constant stream of new ideas. Most of those ideas are about satisfying the wishes of our customers, and also about the growth and prosperity of the green sector. In everyday life, Annemarieke is a busy bee who loves to be around others. If she isn’t working in her garden or on our house, or exercising in the nature she is on the road getting some culture or travelling the world.

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Stephan Vernooy
account manager

Ever since he started his studies of International Management, he has travelled the world. Perhaps this is his greatest passion. At the moment, Stephan is settled in Amsterdam, but his roots and heart lie in the Bollenstreek. It is no surprise that Stephan is currently working for Visions, since 2012. His job seems to be one great discovery of the infinite world of flowers and plants. Stephan has a growing knowledge of the people in all layers of the botanic sector, in flowers, plants and of course photography.

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Aimée Smit
marketing and communication

Aimée is our shining light. Her energy is contagious, and that’s not just because of the freshly baked macarons she brings along to surprise her colleagues with from time to time. Aimée has a passion for everything that has to do with design. Here at Visions, she has all the space she needs to develop herself in this field. Shifting between the botanic and the commercial sector is what’s keeping Aimee fresh like daisy. Her off-time is often filled up with either her friends or her own personal interior project 'Studio AIM'.

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Sandy de Haas
content image library

Sandy grew up near the Bollenstreek and spent over ten years on the southern hemisphere. There is where she developed her passion for nature (conservation) and the green sector. Sandy graduated of Horticulture and Forest Management. When you ask Sandy about her favourite way to spend her spare time, she would probably tell you she loves being outdoors on warm summer days. And she probably forgets to tell you she regularly covers more than 60 miles on her racing bike, no matter what the weather looks like! Here at Visions she feels like she’s exactly at the right place. ‘Without the green sector, the world would be a lot more pessimistic. The huge variety in seasons, operations and our team are awesome!’'

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Richard Smit
founder/photographer

When he was a kid, Richard sometimes was allowed to use his dad’s camera. It was a simple ‘Afga clack’. According to Richard, the scent of the leather cover and the roll of film have something magical. When Richard was sixteen, he bought his first ‘real’ camera, a Fuji. With his camera, he captured just everything around him. No wonder Richard turned his hobby into his profession. When he’s not busy photographing, Richard is creating (memories). He likes painting, playing music in his band and boating. In his job, Richard loves the great variety: ‘One week, we travel all over the world and visit the most beautiful places, the next week we’re back in Lisse getting our hands dirty.’ Richard gets his inspiration from everywhere. New forms of art, like when making photos and videos from a different angle, are the greatest source of inspiration for Richard.

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Ramon van der Reijden
photographer

Ramon has been absorbed in the world of plants and flowers ever since he was a small child. Having green fingers together with a huge botanical knowledge make him totally engaged with his job. Besides, it gives gree rein to his creativity: ‘I’m challenging myself to get great results every time, to really make it mine. Also when I am travelling, my camera is always with me. I’m always looking for the beautiful green around me.’'

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Marianne van den Eijkel
photographer

Marianne’s dad was a passionate florist. While her grandpa and two uncles were all photographers. No wonder Marianne ended up here at Visions. Before all pieces of the puzzle fell together, she studied Fashion and Journalism. She also was a nanny in Switzerland and travelled through Asia and America. Marianne likes it to work independently and to express herself through her work: ‘I’d like to start from scratch, so I can create the whole style and image.’ When she is free, she likes to spend quality time with her friends and family. In the summer, she loves spending long nights in the garden or at the beach or going for a bicycle ride, while in the winter, she loves ice skating!

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Debby van de Geer
managing director

Debby enjoys life and all the beautiful things on our world. She is fond of road trips and exploring the different types of architecture in the different cities she visits: ‘My boyfriend and I can walk for miles, to enjoy the beauty and the atmosphere of (new) cities to the fullest’. Debby has the same respect and admiration for her colleagues. She loves getting inspired by watching them creating the perfectly photographed of filmed production. Debby gets her satisfaction by perfectly organizing projects and the development of talents. Her challenge is to get the ultimate result every time.

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Daniella Witteman
administrative management

Daniella is born and raised in the Bollenstreek. She started working at Visions in 1995, the year she graduated from high school. She began as the receptionist, then worked at the slide archive and is now working in the field of financial management. In her spare time Daniella loves to be outside with her son. Enjoying the sun, relaxing at the playground or having fun at the beach.

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Karel Ham
photographer

Karel is father of a daughter (24) and son (21). Photography is what takes Karels’ life to a higher level: ‘Photography helps you to look at the world from a different perspective. It is a way to see the beauty of everyday life. Photography really is an enrichment to my life. Capturing nature in the early morning light, with the dew on the flowers, can be a real medicine..’ Besides photographing nature, Karel loves to enjoy good food and drinks.

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Willian van Tol
picture editor

Willian grew up between the bulbs and flowers, and about twenty years ago she moved away to the Groene Hart region. Willian is a true outdoorswoman and a busy bee. She likes to take care of her family, loves gardening and is fond of boating. Besides she loves to be creative. Picking flowers, refurbishing old materials and — not surprisingly — photography!

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Miriam de Kooker
project manager

Miriam was born and raised between the bulbs of Lisse, but her arrival al Visions was a coincidence. It has been more than ten years ago when she started as a receptionist and these days she is the manager of our advertising photography. Together with her photography colleagues, she continuously strives for the best result for the customer. The diversity and creativity of Visions are giving her the energy to be a sporty and above all proud mother of two teenagers.

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Suzanne van Saase
management Assistent

Growing up in a bulb-family, Suzanne has green genes. In 2012, she joined the Visions team as a financial assistant. At that time, she was our youngest team member. It didn’t take very long before she came in touch with the diversity of working at Visions. By now, she has a lot of different responsibilities. From assisting the productions of photos and films to keeping the books, and all that’s in between! ‘The flow of creativity in this company in combination with the solid team are what giving me a lot of satisfaction in doing my work.’ Suzanne loves to enjoy life by doing lots of activities with her friends and family..

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Olger Grandia
creative manager

During his studies, Olger was looking for a creative outlet to keep his mind right. He eventually found it photography and film. In this field, he combines his passions for people, music and digital artwork. Several years later, he became an independent photography and film professional. Olger brought seven years’ experience with him starting at Visions. ‘Here at Visions I can proceed the same diversity and creativity, but now it’s for both the advertising and the botanic sector. This division is what keeps me alert and puts me in a position to learn something new every day.” In everyday life, Olger loves to travel and gets energy out of the stories around him. Besides travelling he likes to cook, visit music festivals and watch exciting movies.

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Laurence Hall
image editor

The former Englishman and photo-editor Laurence developed himself. As an autodidact, he went from photo-fanatic to computer-lover. The team spirit, the creative possibilities and the possibility of self-development are what make Laurence feel at home at Visions. ‘For me, it’s all about telling stories, transferring information and working with shapes and colour. That’s great, isn’t it?’'

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Me
 

Visions Pictures seems awesome and I’d love working in the horticultural industry. I will send in my open application very soon.

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