F.A.Q.

You got questions, I got answers! Booking a photographer shouldn’t be hard. I have compiled a list of questions that I get asked a lot. If you don’t find your answer here, please feel free to contact me, I would love to help.

Newborn Photography Amsterdam

How do we schedule a session?

First of all, thank you for choosing me as your photographer! To schedule a session, please click here and let me know the type of session and date you prefer.

What should I/we wear?

I will provide all clients with a Color and Clothing Guide to help create a cohesive look, but ultimately you're free to wear whatever you feel comfortable in. For children, I encourage them to express themselves through their clothing choices.

How soon will I receive the photos?

A: Your photos will be delivered to you in high-resolution via an online gallery. I'll send a sneak-peek within 24 hours of the session and the full gallery within 30 days*. It's extremely important to back up the files in at least two different locations, such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

*Please note that for weddings, elopements, and sessions lasting over 3 hours, the delivery time may be up to 8 weeks.

What if it rains?

To ensure the best possible experience, the weather forecast will be closely monitored around 24 hours in advance and just before the scheduled photoshoot. In the case of rain, the session may be rescheduled to another date or time that works for both the client and the photographer.

Do you only work in Amsterdam?

No, I am available throughout the Netherlands and Europe. Please note that any travel costs and/or accommodation for places outside Amsterdam will be added to the final cost of the Session/Wedding/Elopement.

Do you provide digital negatives (RAW files) after the shoot?

No, only edited JPEG images will be provided.

What if we have to cancel?

I understand that things can come up outside of our control, but unfortunately, the deposit is non-refundable except in the case of rain with clients who are less than 24h in The Netherlands after the scheduled session day.

In the case of an emergency, lockdown, curfew, or any government-mandated restriction, the €50 deposit will be refunded.

Can we shoot at more than one location?

Of course! I typically recommend one or two locations for the best results, as shooting at more than that can be time-consuming and stressful. For maternity sessions, I like to start outdoors and then move indoors, while for couple/engagement sessions, we can explore different neighborhoods and capture both outdoor and indoor shots. I'll be happy to assist with location suggestions.

I'm not photogenic, can you help me?

Sure! I love coaching my clients by having their photos taken, and I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve to make candid photos and express true feelings. When you’re having a great time, you’ll look more beautiful than you thought was possible. I promise it!

What can I expect from a 100% Documentary Family session?

With over seven years of experience working with families, I can tell you that most families do many of the same things. Social media may lead us to believe otherwise, but these are the moments you'll want to remember - the little things like licking cake batter off of a spoon or snuggling in bed. These are the stories that make up your life right now, and I'm here to preserve them for you.

Can you make me look thinner?

No, I will only make edits to lighting and color and will not alter human features such as weight, height, eye color, hair shape, etc.

Please remember: all bodies are beautiful.

Late Arrival Policy

Please note that if the client is running late for the photo shoot, it is their responsibility to notify the photographer via phone call, email, or text. If the client fails to show up within 30 minutes of the scheduled time without prior notification, the photographer reserves the right to leave the location and consider it a withdrawal. In such cases, the €50 deposit will not be rescheduled.


MATERNITY/NEWBORN PHOTOSHOOTS

Can family members be included in the session?

Yes, absolutely! The immediate family, including siblings and even pets, are welcome to be a part of the session.

When is the best time to schedule a maternity session?

It's recommended to schedule the maternity session between 30 to 36 weeks. This ensures that you have a noticeable belly but are still comfortable during the photoshoot. I recommend booking your due date in advance during the early stages of your second trimester.

What can be expected from a newborn photoshoot?

The newborn photoshoot is a relaxed and candid-style session, which aims to document the daily routines and affection of the new parents and their little ones. I like to capture snugglings, breastfeeding, and other intimate moments in different areas of the home to tell the story of the family.

When is the best time to schedule a newborn photoshoot?

The ideal time to schedule a newborn photoshoot is 10 days after the baby's birth. This is when they are at their squishiest and sleepiest, allowing for a smoother session. Additionally, this gives the new parents time to settle in with their baby and the mother to heal before the photoshoot.

ALBUM

The photo album service, included in the photography package, requires the client to make their photo selections within 4 months of receiving instructions for the same. If the client does not make their photo selections within this timeframe, the photo album service will be considered canceled.

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EMILY @ 2022