FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER THE HAGUE
Honest, authentic and meaningful family photography that tells the story of who you are.
Awarded in the TOP 5 family photographers in the Netherlands and TOP 30 worldwide by This is Reportage: Family in 2020. Family photographer The Hague, available throughout the Netherlands, Europe, and the World.
In the digital era we have received this incredible gift of being able to take more than only a couple of pictures with our family in a lifetime. Our cameras can now capture all the time spent caring and nurturing for our tiny humans that now feels like never ending busyness. We have the gift to revisit those small moments that seem so insignificant...until they’re gone. We can use this gift to take more than perfectly posed images of our families wearing matching sweaters in perfect light, we can give ourselves meaningful memories to sustain us in those moments when we wonder what we were thinking when we signed up for parenthood, and we can give our kids the childhood memories that we ourselves can only try to piece together from our own.
Hi, I’m Theo, and in my 14 years as a photographer, I discovered that I care passionately about human connection. I believe in honesty, I support authenticity and I strive for meaningfulness. I know memories can lose their edges quickly. And I know that memories are the only things we're left with.
“Because when I look at you, I can feel it. And I look at you and I’m home.”
De Villeneuve-Radu family
“We have booked a “day in the life” session with her, at the end of October 2020 and this was the most amazing, touch-base with reality moment in our hectic life. We have never done this before as a family (with three young boys) and we have enjoyed every moment of our special day! Theo is very friendly, committed, flexible and her style is so delicate! She captured feelings and expressions which are precious to us. The boys loved her!! We are so looking forward to our next sessions with her!”
You can choose between three packages that suit anyone from the minimalists who only want a couple of keepsakes, to conscious families who want a comprehensive story of their life together, to really serious memory lovers who want to document every important moment in their family life.
All family photography packages include:
- a carefully curated editing process for all images
- delivery of all images at high resolution, without a logo and with no restrictions on personal use
- online gallery to view, share and download your images with a print store to order products
- every package includes all digital images and most also include a print credit
- taxes, travel time and travel expenses
Are your photography coverage needs in between packages? You can add extra hours to any package, at anytime for the cost of 150 euro per hour.
Moment in the life
1,5h of documentary family photography
50+ edited high res images
taxes, travel time and expenses in The Hague area, after that 0,35E/km
Day in the life
up to 12h of documentary family photography
200+ edited high res images
300E print credit (for a 30x25 album with 20 images)
taxes, travel time and expenses in the Netherlands
Year in the life
maternity, newborn, day in the life, 1 year shoots
400+ edited high res images
300E print credit (for a 30x25 album with 20 images)
taxes, travel time and expenses in the The Hague
possibility to pay in instalments
THE FAMILY ALBUM
I take pride in the print quality and high level craftsmanship of the albums I offer. I work with one of the best album manufacturers worldwide to offer family albums that combine exceptional quality with environmental concerns, using paper that only comes from sustainably managed forests that have been certified by FSC®.
The family album is available in natural linen or sustainable nubuck fabrics, 28 colours and 3 different cover options. You can also add a box to store your family album in and order grandparents album copies.
Every album comes with instructions of use and a lifetime warranty.
What is your experience as a family photographer? How many families have you photographed?
I have been a photographer my whole professional life and I have been focusing on family photography from the beginning of my career, 14 years ago. I am an internationally published and awarded photographer, having been ranked in the TOP 5 family photographers in the Netherlands and TOP 30 worldwide by This is Reportage: Family in 2020. I am also a judge in photography competitions and a speaker at photography conferences. I have photographed around 350 families until now.
What is your style? And what is documentary family photography?
My goal in photographing your family is to offer you slices of real life - who you are, what you do, how you connect to each other. I want to photograph the way your life feels, not just how it looks. I believe that family life is a beautiful mess, that a family photo doesn’t have to be perfect and that imperfection is a magical form of freedom. It might feel uninteresting to you, but your story deserves to be told. This is how your kids will actually remember their childhood and who their parents were. All you need to do is be yourselves. Don’t worry about the photographer, don’t clean the whole house before, don’t overthink it. Just trust me enough to let me in and tell the story of who you are as a family. That's how we create honest, authentic and meaningful memories. That's what documentary family photography is all about.
Where will we do the shoot?
The photo shoot will be done outdoors and/or in your home. I live in The Hague but I travel to document family life throughout the Netherlands, Europe and the world.
When will we be receiving the images?
I have a maximum of 2 weeks delivery time for "moment in the life" photo shoots and 4 weeks for "day in the life" sessions.
Do we receive digital images? How about printed ones? Can you do an album for us?
All sessions include digital images and most sessions also include a print credit because I believe that memories deserve more than to be forgotten on iPads, hard drives and cloud services. You will be able to choose prints, albums and wall art in the store available within your online gallery.
How do we book you?
I believe having a conversation so we can see if I am the right photographer for you is very beneficial. We can schedule a call to get to know each other and see if we are a good match. Then I will prepare an official quote, my terms and conditions and an invoice for a flat booking fee of 100E. Once these are signed and payed for, your session is booked.
Photography is priceless so thank you so much for your interest in my work! I am excited to find out everything about your family. I do my best to answer all messages within 24h. If you haven’t got any response from me, please check your spam folder or contact me again.
If you have an urgent request, you can also reach me by phone at +31657533490.