PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS AND INVESTMENT IN YOUR FAMILY’S LEGACY

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

THE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

Ideal for preserving visual memories of the everyday, these relaxed and enjoyable photoshoots are an extra special way to remember your pregnancy and life with a new baby. 

I love to photograph life as it is right now, undirected and unscripted; real moments documented in a very honest way.

However, I also find that some families appreciate a little guidance and direction during their photoshoot. This is why I offer a unique blend of storytelling documentary family photography and guided lifestyle family photography.

We’ll discuss your expectations and wishes ahead of time and we’ll spend a few moments at the beginning of your photoshoot to get to know each other so that you feel completely at ease in front of the camera and fully able to trust in my photographic vision.

As I work, I’m anticipating a time, many years in the future, when you will look back over the photographs we make together.

Through these visual memories, you will remember the home you once lived in, or a frequently visited place you loved. You will remember how incredible your body was as it grew and nurtured a new life.

Images of you cradling a tiny baby whilst simultaneously playing with your toddler will evoke feelings of nostalgia and love.

These are photographs for your future, becoming more valuable as time goes on. They are for your children and your grandchildren to cherish.

Embrace this wonderful and special time in your lives, and simply, be.

THE COLLECTIONS

Your images tell a story and they belong together. I want you to have them all.

All collections include full 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.

COLLECTION I

The Heirloom Collection

Pre-session consultation

Storytelling family photography for 1-2 hours

A private online proofing gallery, accessible for 10 days

Handcrafted Fine Art Album (10 spreads)

Complete set of (45+) digital image files, delivered electronically

Personal use image licence and advice for printing

€1350

COLLECTION II

MOST POPULAR

The Luxury Collection

Pre-session consultation

Storytelling family photography for 1-2 hours

A private online proofing gallery, accessible for 10 days

Luxury book-bound album (10 spreads)

Complete set of (45+) digital image files, delivered electronically

Personal use image licence and advice for printing

€950

COLLECTION III

The Digital Collection

Pre-session consultation

Storytelling family photography for 1-2 hours

A private online proofing gallery, accessible for 10 days

Set of 20 digital image files, delivered electronically

Personal use image licence and advice for printing

€650

BESPOKE WELCOME BABY COLLECTION

Maternity & Newborn

Whether you are first time parents or welcoming a new sibling to the family, it is truly miraculous to be able to create life and grow a baby. Document this fleeting time with two photoshoots; one to capture your pregnancy and another to capture all the newness of your baby and early moments together as a family.

Receive a stunning Fine Art album containing a selection of images from each photoshoot as well as the complete set of digital image files.

€1900

FINE ART HEIRLOOM ALBUMS

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.

ARE YOU READY TO MAKE SOME MEMORIES TOGETHER?

Important to note:

 A €200 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 within two weeks of your photoshoot.

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).

Flexible payment plans are available.

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 €200 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 within 2 weeks 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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A unique blend of documentary family photography and guided lifestyle family photography for
families welcoming a new baby.

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