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.
-Giving a new toy/present at the end of the session is a good reward. In addition to the fact that this often produces very nice cheerful photos, they are immediately entertained while you view the photos on the computer. (This gift or toy should be given last.)
-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.
Do you have a child of the age that does not yet go to school?
-This session is a lot more challenging than a baby session or a session with children going to school. Working with babies and small children generally requires a lot of patience and luck. Where we can make poses on the belly during a baby session, sitting in a basket, etc. Playing quietly with a block, the question is whether your now energetic child feels the same way. In general, your child finds it exciting in a new environment with new stimuli, where a lot is required of him/her in just a few square meters.
-Always provide enough “distraction” material to keep your child busy. Think of toys, music, and simple snacks to reward your child with, such as raisins or something else that your little one likes (but that doesn’t make a mess and can be eaten quickly)
-Bring the favorite music on the phone so that we have something in hand if cooperating is difficult for him or her.
-Do you have a shy child and do you only want him/her in the picture? it sometimes happens that your little one finds it a bit scary in the beginning, they often thaw out by themselves by playing together and getting used to the situation. If your child really does not want to be photographed alone and is, so to speak, only crying in the photo or does not want to let go of you, then we recommend that you still choose to take a photo with your child for 10 euros p.p.
Do you have a child who is already attending primary school?
-A child going to school can generally be directed a little more in poses and find it a little less scary Nevertheless, provide distraction material such as books, games or fun dressing up clothes, tea set, music, etc.
-Does your toddler already do a sport or hobby? Then it might be nice to do something with that during the photo session and what they can look forward to before the session (however, this is something we will only do at the end of the session)
-Bring probs to make the shoot even more fun.
Clothing tips and accessories
-With your choice of clothing, keep in mind that dark hair/clothing and footwear do not look good on the black background, as well as light blond hair/white clothing and footwear on a white background. We recommend that you take the photos on the gray background.
-Bring fun things that are recognizable
-Bring extra stuff to spice up the shoot, think of toys that your child likes and can also be photographed. Take his or her favorite music with you on the phone or tablet. Do not bring toys that are not allowed in the photo.
–If your child also takes a picture with mom and/or dad and brothers/sisters, then it’s good to match the clothes.
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!