Founded with the idea to inspire you and to help you develop a more distinct wedding portfolio

Portfolio Bootcamp was founded in 2017 by wedding photographer Marije van der Leeuw a.k.a. Madame Poppy and awardwinning stylist and wedding planner Nailia Yermakova, owner of BEST DAY EVER Events.

"We both like to innovate and we never sit still. Hosting Portfolio Bootcamp gives us a lot of inspiration to move forward. After we organized our pilot in Norway we kicked off with our first bootcamp edition: Iceland. And it truly was an adventure, we can tell you that! Iceland is exactly as rough as it sounds. But boy is it beautiful. After Iceland we went to Morocco, Scotland, South Africa and we also started with a Dutch edtion.

During our bootcamps we focus on expanding the portfolio of photographers and stylists in the field. We will also discuss workflow, branding, talk about time hacks and share our experiences in the wedding industry over some drinks.

We only work with the best vendors in the wedding industry. Our bootcamps were published on several media: B.Loved, Wedding Chicks, Engaged, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings en Beyond the Wanderlust.

Our mission is to inspire you and to help you develop a more exclusive destination wedding portfolio so you can grow your business. That is why we host awesome portfolio travels for photographers and stylists in the wedding industry. " 

Meet the Bootcamp Team


Co-founder of Portfolio Bootcamp and proud owner of BEST DAY EVER Events .

Nailia is a wedding planner and awardwinning stylist with a creative brain that never stops having outside-the-box ideas. She truly has a unique style.

Her work has been published in several wedding blogs and magazines, such as Style me Pretty, Ruffled, Junebug weddings and many more.

For Nailia, helping the stylists being creative and giving them guidelines to help them grow their own businesses is the best thing ever!


Wedding photographer at Madame Poppy

Marije is a wedding photographer who is specialized in storytelling. She is inspired by adventure and the great outdoors.

With over 7 years of experience as a photographer, both national and international, she loves helping out other wedding photographers.


Wedding videographer and photographer Anouk Fotografeert

Anouk brings a lot of creativity and a sparkling personality to the table.

She specializes in branding and has created all of our really cool Bootcamp video's. 

Anouk has a unique way of seeing things and we love having her on our team.


Hair and make up artist Bruid en Beauty Nederland 

We are really happy to have Djamila on our Bootcamp team as a hair and make-up artist because she truly has a passion for her job.

Djamila specializes in Airbrush make up, which has a gorgeous airy feel. 

We love her work because it is natural, edgy and beautifully perfect.

Travel Agent

For our bootcamps we work with travel agent Evelyn Kreunen from