www.nataliecarstens.com Natalie Carstens ~ Pregnancy, Birth Story, and Newborn Baby Photographer
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I didn’t hear yet if this baby has arrived… but surely must be any time now! This gorgeous mama-to-be has such a cute little bump that we waited till later in her pregnancy for the maternity session.
So… will it be a boy? or a girl? I can’t wait to hear!
And this gorgeous little one is going to be a fabulous big sister!!
Isn’t she adorable?! :-)
Such a beautiful family of 3, waiting to be a family of 4. I’m so excited for them! :-)
Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek!
I was super excited to receive the news of George’s arrival and couldn’t wait for his newborn session. Last year in August, I photographed his delightful big sister the day after her 1st birthday, and I was really looking forward to meeting the newest member of this wonderful family!
Isabelle is a beautiful big sister, isn’t she gorgeous? And little George, just 10 days new, was an absolute star!
He was such a ‘curly’ little baby, and he slept beautifully for me too :-)
I think the one above is a clear favourite of mine, each time I see it I want to reach out and snuggle with him! ;-)
And for the last image in the sneak peek, a special outfit for George and a look at those baby blues!
Oh George, you. are. gorgeous! *ahhh* :-)
Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek!
Thank you so much to everyone that entered the prize draw to win a fabulous Spring Portrait Session in The Hague with Tigs Creations. I asked you to tell me at least ONE thing you love about The Hague, and your answers were an absolute delight to read. I’m going to share a few that caught my eye…
“I love the Keizerstraat on Saturdays! It is like a little village full of lovely people.” – K
“This spring I discovered the Frederikstraat while on my way to a childbirth preparation class. I love the shops and the restaurants, and I want to shop in every shop I’ve seen! It’s utterly charming.” – J
“I love this all-in-one package in the Hague: you have a city for going-out and shopping and the beach and the dunes to enjoy the nature.” – J
“What I do love about The Hague is, well, love! My fiancé lives there, so for three years, I’ve been spending my weekends and the odd month here and there at The Hague and surroundings. He’s taken me sightseeing, we’ve spent hours walking at the beach, and I regularly request he takes me to the big vegetable market on saturdays.” – E
“The atmosphere, the old city look, there is much green in this city.” – F
Many of you also mentioned the international feel, the blend of cultures and ethnic diversity, foods from all around the world, the cycling lifestyle and the simplicity of living here. I’m in agreement with all of you; I love living in The Hague! :-)
So, who won the Spring Portrait Session…..?!
Congratulations to Mariam Raafat!
Mariam has been living in The Hague for less than a year and loves that people from all over are living here.
Mariam, i’m very much looking forward to working with you and meeting your family. Please send me a note to claim your fabulous Spring Portrait Session and a CD of all your images!
Thank you again to all of you that entered the prize draw! :-)
oh-oh-oh my heart is in a flutter from all the cuteness! what a beautiful photo session I had with this gorgeous little lady, and how wide my smile was as I was editing these photos for the sneak peek!
all my newborn clients are making me sooooo very happy, and Lana Grace is no exception. She was absolutely wonderful, and so sleepy too!
sssssh sleeping peacefully.. do not disturb ;)
And I just love this next one…
Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek! :-)
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
I had a lovely photo session with Adrian, he’s such a happy little baby, a real sweetheart! I’m so glad I was able to squeeze in his newborn session :-)
Here he is, 16 days new, perfectly quiet, and observing the big wide world around him.
But with his belly full, he was soon sleeping peacefully…
Oh, those sweet newborn pinkies are just too cute!
Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek :-)
Don’t forget… you can WIN a Spring Portrait Session in The Hague, enter the prize draw today! All you need to do is tell me one thing you love about The Hague. Don’t wait, the prize draw ends this Sunday! The winner will be announced here on the blog on Tuesday 19 October 2010. Are you feeling lucky?
Doesn’t she look great? I love that shade of blue on her.
Jacinta is a Personal Coach and Trainer, specialising in Weight Loss Coaching. Big on the Inside is a specially designed program to set you to free from the dieting treadmill, to cultivate a healthy attitude to food and eating and to develop a positive attitude to your body. The focus is on treating the underlying cause rather than just treating the symptoms and aims to empower women to be their very best and to feel beautiful, healthy and happy.
Jacinta’s also published a book entitled “My Perfect Weight“. It’s full of inspiring and motivating quotes to get you moving on your quest to achieve your perfect weight.
Here’s a couple of excerpts from the book:
“I achieved my perfect weight when: I cleared out all the ‘skinny’ clothes that were gathering dust in the cupboard and brought myself some fresh, moden and flattering clothes, and wow, didn’t I feel great!”
” I achieved my perfect weight when: I stopped looking at my faults and decided only to notice my good points.”
“I achieved my perfect weight when: I allowed my inner child to have fun on a regular basis.”
There’s also an activity section with a list of questions to spring you into action. It’s a great little book to motivate you as you embark on your journey to the perfect weight!
If you’d like a copy of My Perfect Weight, you can purchase it directly from her webshop.
I have one last photo I’d like to share…
I love this ‘outtake’. For me, this totally sums up our portrait session together. Jacinta has a warm and vibrant personality and being around her puts you in an instant good mood; I had an absolute blast working with her! Thank you, Jacinta!! :-)
Look out for her feature in the CRAVE Amsterdam guide book, it’s on page 30. Shout up if you’d like a copy of the book! :-)
So tiny, so beautiful, and so perfect. This sweet baby girl, just 10 days new when I met her, was one of the sleepiest babies I’ve photographed. She really was a sleeping beauty!
And blowing kisses in her dreams too…
Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek!
Discover all there is to do in your free time!
“If you are new to The Hague and it’s surrounding areas, have lived here for a while and are looking to find out what 2010/2011 has in store for culture and leisure, or are looking to expand your social network and connect with International The Hague, then you simply cannot miss this event. Come along and discover all there is to do in your free time at Feel at Home in The Hague – The International Community Fair 2010.”
Yes, you can win a fabulous Spring portrait session in The Hague with Tigs Creations Photography AND you will receive a CD with all your images too. Print to your heart’s content! Valued at €495!! You want to win, right?
The prize draw is open to everyone (so long as your portrait session takes place in The Hague ;-) and it runs for 4 weeks! The winning entry will be announced here on the blog on Tuesday 19 October 2010. All you need to do is complete the prize draw entry form and tell me at least one thing you LOVE about The Hague!
And it gets better, if you’re visiting the fair on Sunday, you can enter twice! Visit me at stand 40 to double your chance of winning!!
I look forward to seeing you there! Come and say hi!! :-)
Here’s a peek at last year’s fair:
Did you see Tigs Creations in the video? :-)
See you on Sunday!
pssssst! thinking of buying the CRAVE Amsterdam guide book? Come see me at the fair!! :-)
It’s here! Whoohoo!! The CRAVE Amsterdam guide book is in print and available to buy! Shoot me an email if you want a copy ;-)
The CRAVE guides are available in more than 20 cities in the US, two in Canada, and Amsterdam is the first city in Europe! How exciting!!
This past Monday, 13 September, was the official launch party at Hotel Casa 400 in Amsterdam, and what a party it was! A room full of interesting and inspiring female entrepreneurs, including the fabulous founder of CRAVE herself, Melody Biringer! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the book and flick through the pages, the photography is gorgeous – and it’s quite something to look through a book and know so many of the women featured in it! Many thanks to the CRAVE Amsterdam team: Cristina Stoian, Isrid van Geuns and Athalie Stegeman; as well as the team of photographers (I suppose that includes me – ha! ;-)) for such a fabulous book and thank you ‘CRAVE Amsterdam‘ for bringing us all together! Truly, this is a must have guide of all the women and businesses you need to know, and not just from Amsterdam, there are many from further afield including several from The Hague!
And look… I’m also featured in the book! :-)
And… that’s not all! Melody is coming to The Hague and will be the guest speaker at the Women’s Business Initiative International (WBII) Networking Event on the 23 September. She will be sharing experiences from her 20 start up adventures and it will also be a great opportunity to ask questions about how she has built CRAVE into a global brand (the event is free for WBII members / €30 for non-members). It promises to be fabulous! :-)