Why hire a family photographer in Amsterdam?
We often remember to take photos of big life events, like proposals and weddings, but capturing the little moments is just as important. Whether you’re in Amsterdam with your family for just a few days or you’re already living here, a family photo sessions can be both fun and memorable. Read how to choose your family photographer in Amsterdam.
What’s my style?
Maybe this is your first time looking for a Amsterdam family photographer or maybe you’ve already seen other websites or even had family photo sessions before. Every photographer is different, but their style goes beyond their portfolio – it also includes the experience itself.
So what does that mean? Well, if you look at my photos you’ll see a lot of interaction, close ups, details and emotion. I take a few of the classic posed family shots (for grandma and grandpa) but then I like to get things moving with lots of prompts to get everyone laughing, jumping and just acting like a big happy family. The best photos I’ve taken were when the kids are relaxed and giggling with their parents.
Outdoor Family Session
Amsterdam is a gorgeous city and I love taking family photo sessions outside in the sunshine (weather permitting of course). We can do photos at beautiful locations like Damrak, Joordan or the Ricjkmuseum, or we can go to your neighbourhood park where the kids can play on their favourite swings. For outdoor Amsterdam family photo sessions, I make sure to have a good mix of sweeping panorama shots as well as close ups.
Indoor Family Session
Let’s face it, Amsterdam isn’t known for its amazing weather, so in some seasons it’s just easier to plan an indoor family photo session. Just because we’re indoors doesn’t mean that we can’t get amazing shots. The advantage of having an at-home session is that the kids are in familiar surroundings and can get more comfortable in front of the camera. These types of sessions are also great for family photo sessions involving newborns that may need changing or feeding frequently.
Tips for your family photo session in Amsterdam
Think about coordinating as a family by taking into account patterns (stripes, busy designs, etc). Try not to wear extremely bright colours on top (like bright red or neon green -depending on the fabric it can reflect the colour onto the skin, which is not so flattering).
For at-home family sessions, try to keep your space free from clutter. People often notice it once they see the photos and regret not making the space more minimalist. If possible, open as many curtains/blinds as possible in order to let in a maximum amount of sunlight. Lamps give off an unflattering orange cast so I prefer to use window light instead.
Still not sure about how to choose your Amsterdam Family Photographer?
Some questions to ask yourself
+ What do I want to remember from this trip?
+ When are my kids at their best behaviour?
+ How comfortable do I (and my family) feel in front of a camera?
+ How much time will I have for the session (and what’s the maximum time before my kids get restless or bored)?
+ What do I want wear?
Some questions that you should ask your Amsterdam family photographer:
+ What’s your style?
+ How many locations will we go to?
+ How many photos will I receive?
Photos immortalize that moment in time, that split second that will no longer be with us. Only the photo is the proof that that day existed and we lived it. So memories are not only priceless; they tell the story of our life.
This is the perfect experience to create memories with your family. Book now this fantastic Amsterdam Photoshoot for families or at your favourite place in the Netherlands!