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LIFE IN THE FIRST YEAR COLLECTION DETAILS AND PRICING INFORMATION

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

A baby changes so much during their first 12 months, and children grow up so fast. Their daily growth and development may be subtle, however, skip a few months and you’ll be amazed at how much they changed! This wonderful series of three photoshoots serves to capture the essence of your family life and document the changes and growth of your family during your baby’s first year.

Receive all the digital image files from each photoshoot and wrap up the year with a selection of your favourites to tell your story in a stunning Fine Art album*.

* Also available as a digital-only collection, please ask when booking.

LIFE IN THE FIRST YEAR FINE ART COLLECTION

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

three photoshoots to document family life in the first year
Newborn – 6 Months – 12 Months

Pre-session consultation

Relaxed storytelling photography for 1-2 hours per session

Private online proofing gallery, accessible for 10 days after each session

Personalised album design consultation

Handcrafted Fine Art heirloom album

Complete set of (150+) digital image files, delivered electronically

Personal use image licence and advice for printing

€2700

Important to note: There is a 10% discount off collection fees for families who sign a photography release form (this allows me to use the images on my website, social media and other marketing materials). A signed photography release lowers the price for the First Year Collection to €2430. Flexible payment plans are also available. Please ask when booking.

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 beautiful, sturdy presentation box are included with every album.

BOOKING YOUR FIRST YEAR COLLECTION

Your series of First Year photoshoots can be reserved with a €300 non-refundable retainer fee.
This is due within 7 days of your booking enquiry to hold your photoshoot dates and lock in prices.

The remainder is due in three further instalments prior to the date of your 12 months photoshoot.

We’ll reserve some time around your estimated due date and choose a preferred date for your newborn photoshoot once your baby is born.
Photoshoots are available throughout the week. Please book early if you prefer a weekend date.

Flexible payment plans are available, please ask when booking.

ARE YOU READY TO MAKE SOME MEMORIES TOGETHER?

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you have a question for me, don’t hesitate to ask!

HOW SOON WILL I SEE MY IMAGES?

Individual attention and creative processing of your images normally takes 3 weeks.

I always choose the type of processing that best suits each individual image; therefore, your gallery may contain a mix of colour and black-and-white images.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE FINAL IMAGES?

Design and production of heirloom albums may take up to 8 weeks to process. I will keep you updated on your order’s progress.

Digital image files are delivered promptly via a cloud-based file transfer service.

I'VE ALREADY HAD MY BABY, IS IT TOO LATE TO BOOK A NEWBORN PHOTOSHOOT?

No, it’s not too late. I keep my calendar flexible to accommodate photoshoots with newborns so I might be able to fit you in. Please ask!

HOW DO YOU SUGGEST WE PREPARE FOR OUR PHOTOSHOOT?

If you have young children, tell them a friend is coming to take photos of your family with a camera. You can also show them a photo of me ahead of time so they know what I look like.

Make sure everyone is well fed and rested before your photoshoot. Try to avoid planning any busy activities on the same day as your photoshoot, such as a long walk or sports.

Relax, keep an open mind and most of all, enjoy spending this time with each other. A good mood will show in your images!

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR FOR THE PHOTOSHOOT?

After booking, I’ll send you some clothing advice and tips as we prepare for your photoshoot.

The most important thing is for you to feel comfortable in the clothes that you wear.

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH FAMILIES OUTDOORS?

Yes I do. Together we’ll plan the best location for your family. Please get in touch if you’d like to know more.

DO YOU TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF THE NETHERLANDS?

Yes, absolutely! However, please keep in mind that the ability to travel is dependent on the Covid-19 measures that are in place at the time of your photoshoot.

When travel is possible, i’m available to travel within Europe. Send me a message so we can start making plans!

ARE YOU BOOKING PHOTOSHOOTS DURING COVID-19?

Yes, I am! I would like to reassure you that I’m taking extra precautions in order to work safely and to prevent or control the spread of infection.

Health and safety is at the forefront of my mind when I’m photographing babies and I don’t want to put anyone at risk.

More details and what to expect during Covid-19 can be found here.

HOW MUCH IS DUE WHEN I BOOK?

A €150 non-refundable retainer fee is due within 7 days of your booking enquiry to hold your photoshoot date and lock in prices.

The remainder is due prior to the date of your photoshoot.

HOW DO I BOOK A PHOTOSHOOT?

Contact me here so I can send you my Pricing Guide and we can make plans!

ARE YOU READY TO PRESERVE YOUR PRECIOUS MEMORIES?

For any questions or to book a photoshoot, simply fill in the form below to get started. I can’t wait to hear from you!

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