2020 Alena Maselink photography

When to book your NEWBORN session?

The best time to photograph a newborn baby is when they are between 5 - 14 days old, after two weeks babies are a little harder to settle and things like colic and baby acne can start to flare up. You can contact me anytime during your pregnancy to book your newborn session. I note your estimated due date and once you are back home from the hospital with your band new baby, we arrange the date and time for your session.

Where will your session take place?

Your newborn session will take place in my cute little studio in Leiderdorp or at your own  home.

How long will your session take?

Newborn session takes up to 2 hours, allowing plenty of time for feeding and comforting your baby.

How long does it take to get your photos?

About 1 week after your session, I will email you with a link for your private online gallery. The online gallery will remain active for 14 days. Once full payment is received your prints will be ordered; they can take 2-3 weeks for delivery and longer for wall arts or albums.

When to book your MATERNITY session?

Pregnancy sessions are best to be scheduled between 7 – 8 months of pregnancy. You can contact me anytime during your pregnancy to schedule your maternity session.


Where will your session take place?

Your maternity session will take place in my studio in Leiderdorp or on location.

Can my partner and my children join?

Sure! Your partner and children are very welcome to join the session. There is no extra fee for your family members to join.


Do you provide any maternity gowns?

Yes. I have some maternity gowns you can use during your session. I also provide consultation regarding your partner or

children clothing.

Can I have my hair styled and make up done by a proffessional?

Yes. I work together with a profesional hair styling and make up artist. She comes to my studio before the session and make you ready for the session.

If you want to make use of these services then I charge an additional 60 euro.

When to book CAKE SMASH session?

You can book cake smash session few weeks / months before your baby turns 1. You can also celebrate your child's 2nd, 3rd or 4th birthday with cake smash session. 


Where will your session take place?

Your cake smash  session will take place in my studio in Leiderdorp.

Does the session include the cake or do I have to bring my own cake?

Cake smash session fee includes a beautiful custom made cake done by a professional cake artist. Please let us know if your baby has any know allerigies or if you have any special diet wishes. The delivery of the cake is not included. I will send you an address  information where you can pick up your cake before the session. The cake artist is located in Leiden.


What about the theme and baby outfit?

You can choose any theme from my portfolio or you can come up with any theme of your choice. All my cake smash sessions are custom made. I provide some baby outfits. We can also disscus the color pallete and the right choice of outfits.

Can we have a family photo?

Yes. The cake smash session is focused on your baby smashing the cake and having fun in a cute bath, but I love to take also a family portrait before we start to have the smashing fun.

I am working together with Erika from Floury Hands & Mariette from CakeBeest