living with passion


I’m Natalie, a storytelling family photographer based in The Hague, The Netherlands. And this is my family.

I photograph our everyday ordinary moments, not only for me, but for our daughters too.

One day, 30 years from now, I believe they will be as nostalgic and curious about the years gone by as I am today.

The photographs I take are my gift to them.

I look through my own childhood and family photographs often. They transport me back to a time when my mother was still alive. These precious photographs help fill the depths of a painful loss. Her memory lives on in photos displayed throughout our home, along with many albums and boxes of prints that are shared between my father, brother and I.

Just as my father did for us, I photograph our lives for our children (and future grandchildren!)

I do the same for you too.

I’ve been photographing families for over a decade. I feel privileged to document your stories, and to be part of them.

See more information about my photography sessions here or get in touch to check my availability and book your session.

love Natalie xx

“It was one of the best things that happened to us in 2013, that we have discovered your work. Thank you for sharing the special moment with us. It was inspiring to see how much genuine love you put into your work and all the babies you encounter. We feel honoured to be part of this.”

– Meg, Panos & Faye

@nataliecarstens on Instagram


The Hague, The Netherlands

A unique blend of documentary family photography and guided lifestyle family photography for sentimental families.