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BIRTH STORY COLLECTION DETAILS AND PRICING INFORMATION

Thank you for your interest in working with me. It is an honour to document your baby’s birth story.

**limited availability in 2024**

Photographs of a birth are incredibly special. To welcome a baby into the world is magical, it’s all-consuming, and powerful.

I always meet with you before you book so that we can get to know each other and so that you feel comfortable inviting me to join you for such a personal and intimate experience.

Silently, I join you during your labour to document unique and special moments of connection, strength and love during your birthing experience.

I focus on capturing the mood in the room, the supportive and caring relationship between you and your partner, your strength as a birthing mother, all the emotions and wonderful first moments after your baby is born, as well as all the small details that help to tell your unique birth story. Please be assured that I use discretion when taking and processing your images to ensure that the images you receive are heartfelt and tasteful.

Your visually emotive birth story film features beautiful black-and-white storytelling images, carefully interweaved with film footage of your baby’s magical and fleeting first moments. You will love to reflect and remember your extraordinary journey in this special way.

Albums are another wonderful way to enjoy your images. Custom designed to tell your unique birth story; your gorgeous handcrafted Fine Art album will be enjoyed and loved for generations.

DISCRETELY DOCUMENTING THE FULL BIRTH EXPERIENCE: LABOUR, BIRTH AND EARLY POSTPARTUM

New parents holding their newborn baby girl. Photo taken in the OLVG hospital Amsterdam, by photographer Natalie Carstens
Baby wave. Documentary Family and Newborn Baby Photoshoot by Photographer Natalie Carstens #nataliecarstensphotographer #maternityphotographer #pregnancy #denhaag #thehague #zuidholland #netherlands

documenting emotional, life-changing and priceless moments on the day your baby is born

Your all-inclusive package includes:

A complimentary introductory meeting (usually in-person) to get to know each other before booking

A follow-up meeting (in-person), recommended to take place around week 37

On-call availability 24/7 during the weeks surrounding your estimated due date (week 38 onwards)

Travel to your birth location

Photography during labour and delivery with no time restrictions

Photography after birth for up to 2 hours

Individual attention and creative processing of your images and any film footage

A private online gallery of images, accessible for 6 weeks

Complete set of digital image files in black-and-white and in high resolution

Personal Use Image Licence and advice for printing

CHOOSE YOUR COLLECTION

COLLECTION I

The Album Collection

Handcrafted Fine Art Album (20 spreads)

A private online viewing of your birth story film and an extended gallery of images

A digital movie file of your birth story film with professionally licensed music, delivered electronically

Complete set of digital image files in black-and-white, delivered electronically

Personal use image licence and advice for printing

€2700*

COLLECTION II

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MOST POPULAR

The Film Collection

A private online viewing of your birth story film and an extended gallery of images

A digital movie file of your birth story film with professionally licensed music, delivered electronically

Complete set of digital image files in black-and-white, delivered electronically

Personal use image licence and advice for printing

€1900

COLLECTION III

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The Digital Collection

A private online proofing gallery of images, accessible for 6 weeks

Complete set of digital image files in black-and-white, delivered electronically

Personal use image licence and advice for printing

€1500

*Starting from price. The final price is dependent on the number of spreads in the album design. Duplicate and gift albums are also available for purchase on request.

All collections include high resolution digital image files with rights to reproduce for personal use; print them yourself at any time, as large as you like, and as often as you wish. Also included are my recommendations for online and in-store print labs to ensure you receive high quality prints.

YOUR FINE ART HEIRLOOM ALBUM

Custom designed to tell your family’s story; these gorgeous, handcrafted Fine Art albums will be enjoyed and loved for generations.

Albums are 20x20cm and bound in a choice of luxurious Italian leather or natural linen fabric.

Cotton gloves, an eco-linen slipcover and a presentation box are included with every album.

It was one of the best things that happened to us in 2013 that we 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

Natalie offers a peaceful, calm and gentle energy laced with the utmost care for privacy during such an important life changing day.

- Audra

“Natalie has such a gift. She brought a kind, soft, loving presence. Every picture she takes has a meaning, and the slideshow became a work of art. We feel blessed to have had Natalie with us on that special day.

- Marie

ORDER DELIVERY

Your visually emotive birth story film features beautiful black-and-white storytelling images, carefully interweaved with film footage of your baby’s magical and fleeting first moments. Images (including any film footage) are always processed in black-and-white, a process that takes approximately six weeks.

I will notify you by email when your gallery of images and birth story film are ready for viewing.

Digital image files (including your birth story film) are delivered promptly via a cloud-based file transfer service. Design and production of heirloom albums may take up to 8 weeks to process. I will keep you updated on your order’s progress.

A NOTE ABOUT PRIVACY

I appreciate that labour and birth is a very private moment between you and your partner. It is up to you as to what (if any) images are shared on my website or in printed materials. You will have the chance to see the images first and make your decisions.

I’m completely willing to work with you to make sure you’re comfortable with anything that’s being shared online; please let me know if you have any concerns.

BOOKING YOUR BIRTH STORY COLLECTION

If you’re interested in booking a Birth Story Collection, let’s meet in-person before confirming your booking so that we can get to know each other and so that you can be sure I’m the right person to invite into your birthing space.

When you’re ready, the Birth Story Collection can be reserved with a €300 non-refundable retainer fee. This is due within 7 days of your booking enquiry to reserve the 30 days surrounding your estimated due date in my calendar and to lock in prices.

The remaining balance is due by your 36th week of pregnancy. I can only commit to being on-call when the balance is paid in full.

Flexible payment plans are available, please ask when booking.

LET’S SCHEDULE AN INTRODUCTORY MEETING AND GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER

Grandmother and family. Documentary Family and Newborn Baby Photoshoot by Photographer Natalie Carstens #nataliecarstensphotographer #maternityphotographer #pregnancy #denhaag #thehague #zuidholland #netherlands

ARE YOU READY TO PRESERVE YOUR PRECIOUS MEMORIES?

For any questions or to schedule your introductory meeting, simply fill in the form below to get started.
I can’t wait to hear from you!

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