It’s a boy!

Sep 28, 2013

I’m absolutely delighted to announce the arrival of a beautiful baby boy! Hedda and Michiel welcomed their second child, a son, early this morning.

Introducing Phineas Joaquin.

Born at 07:26 in the Hagaziekenhuis, and weighing 4200g (9lb 4oz), he’s absolutely perfect!

What a wonderful start to a beautiful September day!

Big sister, Stella, was so excited to meet her new baby brother and couldn’t wait to give him a welcoming kiss when they arrived home. What a joy it was to be invited to share in those moments too and to see Stella’s reaction.

Here’s a couple more images from those first moments at home.

Many congratulations to Hedda and Michiel – you were both so amazing! I’m so happy for you and your growing family and I’m incredibly touched to have been able to share these very special moments with you. I can’t wait to start working on your birth story slideshow!

With much love,


  1. Vinita

    Congratulations ! Such precious moments! Beautiful!

    • Natalie

      Thank you, Vinita! It’s always amazing to share these special moments.

  2. Renee

    So lovely to have the chance to share in the beauty of a new life for a few moments! Thanks to you & the parents for sharing, gorgeous photos.

    • Natalie

      Thank you for your lovely comment, Renee :)

  3. Ceci Wong

    What a precious little boy. Congratulations to the proud parents of Phineas!

    • Natalie

      Thank you for your kind words, Ceci! :)

  4. Holly Marder

    Yay! So thrilled to get a glimpse of little Finn and now can’t wait for a squeeze next week. You did another amazing job, Natalie. I am thrilled that Hedda was able to have this experience with you by her bed side as I did. As you know, it was something I will never forget. Looking forward to seeing the images you captured of Stella and Finn meeting for the first time. Holly xxx

    • Natalie

      Thank you for your lovely message, Holly! Enjoy those wonderful new baby snuggles with Finn when you visit! :-) xx



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