Information photo studio
Emergency numbers : +31 (0)6 10134615 en +31 (0)6 50233303
For regular questions for which you have not been able to find the answer here, please send us an email.
Below is general information about our photo studio
-The address of the photo studio is Windtunnelkade 8
1059BZ Amsterdam and is located in Amsterdam Old South
-The studio is located directly on the A10 and is easy to reach, there is ample parking. On Saturdays there is free parking. There is a digital meter around the corner where your license plate number needs to be entered.
-The session lasts a total of 60 minutes, including photography and viewing time.
-Before we can start the session you will receive a registration form that must be completed. Among other things, your personal data is collected on this and this data is necessary to be able to process your session in our system.
-It is advisable to review our GDPR and terms and conditions provided to you in the mail
-After the photography you can immediately select the gift photo 20×30 print to take home with you and sort out your pictures if you want to order digital pictures
-You can book extra people such as a partner, grandparents, brothers/sisters for 10 euros per person. You can preferably make this known in advance of the session so that the photographer can prepare for the photography.
-Our team consists of 5 professional independent female photographers.
-If you have done a session with us before, unfortunately we cannot guarantee that you will get the same photographer, you can of course express your preference and we will do our best to take this into account.
-It is not possible to take photos and videos yourself with your phone or camera during photography. We expect you to only pull out the device to show examples. If you continue to do so despite warnings, we may terminate the session.
Public transport accessibility
-The studio can be reached by public transport by bus, tram and metro.
-Bus lines: 62 stop Naaldwijkerstraat. 6 min walk
-Tram line: 2 stop Hoofddorpplein 15 min walk
-Metro line: 50 stop Henk sneevlietweg 15 min walk
-You can transfer to bus 62 from both the metro and tram stops at the Naaldwijkerstraat stop.
tips and facts about the session
-Have you done a session with us before? And do you want to recreate photos from the first session? make sure you bring these photos with you (on your phone or tablet) so that we have them at hand right away and don’t have to lose time.
If we have used rugs from our photo studio for this, you can use them. We do not have the option to wash the rugs between each session and therefore cannot guarantee that they are completely clean.
-To ensure the safety of your child, we always ask if you can stay as close as possible to your child. The more eyes on your child, the better. If you have more children, but they are not in the picture, leave these children at home.
-Come to the studio in the first clothing set and bring 2 extra clothing sets for the baby so that you can change once in between and have an extra set in case of an accident.
We have 3 different backgrounds available. White, gray and black as shown on our website. If you prefer a certain background, it is best to make this known prior to the session and adjust your clothing and accessories accordingly. Light hair, White clothing accessories and shoes do not always work well on the white background and the same goes for dark hair and black clothing on a black background. However, this is very nice on the gray background and is therefore always our preference. In principle, we usually try to use 2 to 3 backgrounds during the session unless otherwise indicated.
-We often take a picture of your baby in between changing clothes, only in the diaper or in the romper, so remember to put on a nice, well-fitting romper under the clothes. Our preference is for a simple white plain romper without print. Or opt for a plain white diaper without a print.
-Of course we like it if you bring examples of photos that you like. Please note, however, that we cannot reproduce some photos verbatim. Of course we advise you on the spot about the possibilities
-The photos from your session can possibly be used to promote our own website, but we only do this to supplement our portfolio, with photos that we as photographers are proud of. They will never be resold to third parties the photos will only be used with your permission.
General tips for the baby
Following are the general tips for all ages covered by the baby session (6 weeks to 12 months)
-Make sure you don’t put baby oil, ointment or lotion on your child’s face before the photo session. Oily skin will always shine a little in the photo.
-There is a changing mat for the baby
-If family photos / brothers / sisters photos are taken, it would be desirable to match the clothing to each other
-Do you want pictures of your child naked without a diaper? Then make sure you bring an extra large cloth on which your little one can be photographed without a diaper because of the corona. accidents
-You can use a number of basic photo props that always do well in our photo studio, such as a bucket, stool, posing block/box
-Many parents see pictures on the internet of smiling and happy babies and often expect their baby to smile throughout the session. However, this is an exception to the rule. Only when your child also smiles at strangers do we have the best chance that we can also get your baby smiling on the photo, if that happens during the session, that is really a gift
Tips for a baby who can only lay down
-If you want to take the photos when your little one is as small as possible (i.e. at 6-12 weeks), we recommend that parents also join the photo unless they can hold their head up independently and can do well on their own to be.
-Do you want to increase the chance that your baby can be photographed sleeping? make sure that your baby is nice and tired and satisfied. You achieve this best through a full tummy. Also make sure that the little one has burped well. Because cramps in the stomach keep your child awake and your child does not really feel well and that can get in the way while photographing. If the session does not exactly match the feeding times, a warm bath and then wrapping in a warm blanket can also have a similar effect.
-From experience we often see that in this age the children come to us already sleeping. However, they have to be very fast asleep to be photographed while sleeping. Dressing and undressing are usually the moments when little ones wake up, so make sure they are already wearing a nice set of clothes that can also be photographed.
–Would you like a picture of your baby naked without a diaper? Then bring an extra rug of size 130×170 on which we can take those specific photos.
–Nude photos i.c.w. sleeping photos? What you can do to increase the chance is to take the little one with you in the maxi-cosi only in the diaper (so without clothes). Well wrapped in a blanket of course.
-If you want to take the “first” professional family photo, it is also good to coordinate the clothing.
-We can only make artistic shadow-light photos if you book yourself into the session
Tips for a baby who can sit
Most children are much more aware of their surroundings at this stage.
–If your baby falls asleep in the car, it is wise to wake it up as soon as you get out of the car, they often need a while to wake up and that would be a waste of time. Of course, every child is different and we trust that you as parents know your child best. Sleep photos are actually no longer taken at this age since they usually wake up from the flash if they don’t wake up as soon as the maxi-cosi is put down.
-Bring things from the baby that you know will make the little one happy, cuddly toys, rattles, blocks and items that can possibly reassure your baby. Toys with music work best, but if your child is very happy with the remote control, we definitely recommend that you take it with you.
-Keep a close eye on your child at all times, they are much more mobile than a child who can only lie down
-At this age they often find it fascinating if you blow bubbles at them with the bubble blower, you can probably practice this. There is a bubble blowing machine, but like everything that is present in a photo studio that works a lot with kids, sometimes something breaks. So don’t forget to bring a hand bubble blower (just in case)
-If you want to take a professional family photo, it is also good to coordinate the clothing.
Tips for a baby who can stand/walk
-In most cases, your child can no longer sit still or stand against something. The tension arc is therefore slightly shorter and your child will really have to be entertained, especially bring things that your child likes but which can be photographed.
-Did your child fall asleep in the car? Entering the studio while sleeping can sometimes be very confusing for this age, and it often takes a while for them to get used to the situation.
–Bring enough distraction material to keep it fun for the little one, think of bubbles, toys and (responsible) sweets that cannot spill or leave stains. Do not give biscuits and rice cakes because they usually take a long time to eat, so unless it is not a problem that your child is in the picture with food, it is better to give something small, for example a raisin
–Really only bring toys that are also allowed in the photo, bring something they like but are not allowed in the photo can backfire.
-This is usually the last opportunity to take real baby photos because your little one will suddenly grow up very quickly. This is often the last chance to take photos with a bare upper body, which is really characteristic of the baby time.
-If you want to take the “first” professional family photo, it is also good to coordinate the clothing.
Cake smash tips
-Please let us know in advance so that we can prepare for this
We only do the cakesmash photos at the end of the session because we know from experience that this can be a mess
-You are supposed to bring the stuff for this yourself, such as balloons, garlands and the cake
-Don’t forget to also bring a large rug for the floor that can get dirty but is nice for the photo
this is necessary i.v.m. the coloring in the cake. Unfortunately, without this cloth we cannot take cake photos on our background.
–A birthday clothing set or a dress-up set is a nice alternative to make the end result really revolve around the birthday theme.
-Don’t forget to bring enough wipes to clean your child.
-If you want to use the photos for a birthday card, it is best to do that session a month before the birthday instead of around the birthday so that you still have enough time to order the cards after receiving the photos. With a rush order, the photos are ready within 3 working days instead of 14 working days.
What should you bring to the session
There are somethings you should take to the studio to make the session as efficient as possible.
-If you want to use something specific in the photo as a photo accessory or photo prop, we recommend that you bring your own. The photographer will give you advice on how we can use it. If you have an example with you, please bear in mind that we cannot always reproduce a photo exactly.
-We always advise you to bring items or rugs from home for the “personal touch” please note that rugs must fit over our posing cushion, so bring rugs/cloths with a minimum size of 130×170, these must be flexible blankets with no visible folds when unfolding because these folds will otherwise be visible in the photo.
-Bring a bathrobe and warm soft blankets to wrap your baby in and keep warm between shootings.
–Bring smaller blankets / hydrophilic cloths with you, these can be useful to put over the changing mat when changing your child and sometimes these cloths are useful to use when making portraits or to play peekaboo behind to entertain your child during photography.
-In addition to the photo print 20×30, you also have the option to order extra photos. All prices and options are listed on this link www.fotostudioduo.nl/nabestellen . Every month we have a new monthly promotion such as a discount on a frame or an extra print, ask your photographer about the possibilities
-Select directly 25 high resolution photos for €50 (to print yourself)50 high resolution photos for €75 (to print yourself) or 75 high resolution photos for €100 (to print yourself)
-You will receive the photos within 14 working days or as an urgent order within 3 working days
The follow-up appointment: what is the difference between a Newborn session and a Baby session
-It is not at all surprising that confusion often arises because when do you actually do a newborn session and when do you do a baby session
-The newborn session takes place at your home, we can take photos from 3 days old to a maximum of 5 weeks, we do this without studio lighting in the natural environment of your child, we photograph newborn sessions in a natural way without frills and frills or with the accessories that are present at your home.
-The baby session takes place in the photo studio against a timeless white / black or gray background. We can photograph your little one from 6 weeks old to 12 months with studio lighting.
NOTE If applicable, read our additional document that we have sent you about the covid-19 measures we are taking and that we expect you to comply with.
-Because we have to reserve studio space and a photographer for you, we assume that you cancel in time, even if in doubt. This way we can make someone else (reserve list) happy with your initially booked time.
-If you, your child or your partner is ill or have just been ill and it concerns a transmissible virus such as covid-19 flu or stomach flu. Can we absolutely not let the session continue. Because we are a family studio and we mainly work with a vulnerable target group in our studio (children, babies and pregnant women), we hope that you will therefore take illness into account. If you have any questions about this, please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
-If it concerns a session that takes place on the day itself between 9 and half past 11, you can contact us via whatsapp with our emergency number 06-50233303
-In the event of illness prior to the session, we can reschedule for you free of charge to the next free option, but it is only possible if you cancel prior to the session. If you are unable to cancel the session via our emergency number on whatsapp and preferably also send an email prior to the photo session, your session will be canceled and can only be used from the original purchase confirmation with an additional payment of 15 euros .
-If you still come to the session in case of illness and ignore our door policy, the photographer can cancel the session on the spot if in doubt and with his own insight. For example, if you have a cough, a cold or if it is mentioned that you or someone in your household is ill. If this is established by the photographer, the session can be canceled immediately and 30 euros must be paid for a re-take session, the photos already taken will be saved and added while viewing the photos. You will receive a gift voucher for this to schedule the follow-up appointment.
What if you are late for your session time
We know this is very annoying and you may have a good reason for it, but as soon as you know that you will not be able to show up at the booked time within 10 minutes of the start, there is a chance that we will have to cancel the session. If you show up more than 25 minutes late for your appointment without notice, the session will be canceled by us and we will consider it as a no-show. Arriving late can therefore affect the next session or the availability of our photographer. In this case, please contact us immediately via email and via the emergency number of whatsapp so that we can verify that you were on the road at that time, for example, by means of. the time. This way you avoid no-show costs and you can reschedule the session for a small fee. Please note, however, that we may not be able to place you last minute.
-Rescheduling without giving a reason from both sides is possible up to 5 days before the start of the session free of charge. We will look for a spot in the short term.
-Only in case of acute illness, the session can be rescheduled free of charge after 5 days before the start of the session. You must contact us by e-mail and by text message on our whatsapp emergency number 0650233303. The session will be at least 14 working days moved forward according to our availability. It is not possible to reschedule a session in the short term.
-In case of a no-show, 30 euros can be charged, no refund is possible and if you have a gift voucher, it will be removed from our system.
-If you have not been able to cancel the appointment in time due to sudden hospitalization or premature delivery, we understand this of course. We do assume that you will do this asap. messages to us. The booked session will be converted to a baby session.
in summary: What is important
· Let us know in advance who will be photographed so that the photographer can prepare
· You arrive in your first set of clothes and take 1 extra set with you for variety
. Examples of photos you like to take + accessories needed for this
· You can only pay with PIN or appropriate cash
· You arrive on time, otherwise we have to move the session
· You have prepared yourself well if additional measures are taken in connection with the corona virus. Covid-19 have been announced
· Go into the session with no expectations and everyone will have fun!