Welcome

 

Your love, your life, your adventures!

 

 

Capturing precious moments and creating fun, authentic images:
that's my aim every time I lift my camera.

 

 

Whether you're relaxing at home with your newborn baby, on an adventure in the woods with the whole family, or it's just the two of you, walking, laughing and taking time out of your busy lives. Together we will make a record of the magical moments you want to remember most. The big life-changing moments, and the amazing everyday ones.

 

Your life, as it is today, in all its beauty.

 

My photography sessions are a combination of informal portraits and natural story-telling, skills I've honed over ten years working as a documentary wedding photographer. By relaxing and enjoying your time together, we can make beautiful, authentic photos that reflect who you really are.

 

ABOUT ME

 

Originally from Northern Ireland, over the past decade I've had the pleasure of photographing hundreds of babies, families and weddings all across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe.

 

In 2016 I packed up my life and followed my Dutch fiancé Jacob back to his home country, immediately falling in love with our new home town of Haarlem. I have to admit that living in the Netherlands does make it a bit more difficult to indulge my love of climbing mountains, but I'm often to be found enjoying the views from the top of a dune or man-made hill somewhere!

 

Although I do still occasionally photograph weddings, since the birth of my own daughter in 2018 my focus now falls mainly on lifestyle photography - maternity, newborn, family and love shoots - in Haarlem, Amsterdam and the surrounding areas.
ABOUT ME

 

Originally from Northern Ireland, over the past decade I've had the pleasure of photographing hundreds of babies, families and weddings all across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe.

 

In 2016 I packed up my life and followed my Dutch fiancé Jacob back to his home country, immediately falling in love with our new home town of Haarlem. I have to admit that living in the Netherlands does make it a bit more difficult to indulge my love of climbing mountains, but I'm often to be found enjoying the views from the top of a dune or man-made hill somewhere!

 

Although I do still occasionally photograph weddings, since the birth of my own daughter in 2018 my focus now falls mainly on lifestyle photography - maternity, newborn, family and love shoots - in Haarlem, Amsterdam and the surrounding areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portfolio

Choosing a family or wedding photographer is a very personal decision - every photographer has a different style and way of working, and often my clients talk about feeling a 'click' when they viewed my photos for the first time. They could imagine themselves in the photos and just knew that we would work well together. I hope that you will enjoy browsing through the galleries below, which contain a small selection of my favourite images from the past few years, and if you'd love to see yourself or your family in photos like these then I hope you'll get in touch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the Shoots

NEWBORN SESSIONS

 

I'm often asked the best age to plan a newborn shoot to get those lovely sleepy photos, and to be honest from a photographer's point of view the earlier the better! It's a cliché but the newborn phase is gone before you know it. But I also know from my own experience that there is a balance to be struck, I love it when new mums are also present in the photos, and I know that it can take a few days for you to feel up to being in front of the camera. So in general most newborn shoots take place 7-14 days after the birth, and it's best to contact me in advance of your due date so I can keep some dates free.

 

Newborn shoots also last a little longer than a normal family photoshoot, so that we have lots of time for feeding, settling and cuddling!

 

- 2 - 3 hours
- in your home
- USB stick with 30+ fully edited high resolution images

 

€350
NEWBORN SESSIONS

 

I'm often asked the best age to plan a newborn shoot to get those lovely sleepy photos, and to be honest from a photographer's point of view the earlier the better! It's a cliché but the newborn phase is gone before you know it. But I also know from my own experience that there is a balance to be struck, I love it when new mums are also present in the photos, and I know that it can take a few days for you to feel up to being in front of the camera. So in general most newborn shoots take place 7-14 days after the birth, and it's best to contact me in advance of your due date so I can keep some dates free.

 

Newborn shoots also last a little longer than a normal family photoshoot, so that we have lots of time for feeding, settling and cuddling!

 

- 2 - 3 hours
- in your home
- USB stick with 30+ fully edited high resolution images

 

€350

 

FIRST YEAR COLLECTION

 

- Three photoshoots: maternity, newborn and family
- Completed within baby's first year
- USB stick with fully edited high resolution images
- separately worth €850

 

€750

 

FAMILY SHOOTS

 

 

At Home Session:

 

Family shoots at home are a great way to capture babies and young toddlers. It can also be really fun to plan an activity during the shoot: bake a cake, paint a picture or let baby take a bubble bath. Whatever reflects the little everyday family moments that make this stage in your child's life so special to you

 

- 1 hour
- ideal for the very youngest children
- USB stick with 30+ high resolution images

 

€250

 

 

Outdoor Session:

 

For children of all ages but especially from 2 years up, I recommend booking an Outdoor Session. Perfect for easily accessible locations like parks, beaches or the edge of the dunes or woods

 

- 1 hour
- USB stick with 30+ high resolution images

 

€250
FAMILY SHOOTS

 

 

At Home Session:

 

Family shoots at home are a great way to capture babies and young toddlers. It can also be really fun to plan an activity during the shoot: bake a cake, paint a picture or let baby take a bubble bath. Whatever reflects the little everyday family moments that make this stage in your child's life so special to you

 

- 1 hour
- ideal for the very youngest children
- USB stick with 30+ high resolution images

 

€250

 

 

 

Outdoor Session:

 

For children of all ages but especially from 2 years up, I recommend booking an Outdoor Session. Perfect for easily accessible locations like parks, beaches or the edge of the dunes or woods

 

- 1 hour
- USB stick with 30+ high resolution images

 

€250

 

ADVENTURE SESSION

 

For active outdoor-loving families, or those who prefer a mix of relaxed portraits with unposed story-telling images, then let's go for a long walk together! Deep in the dunes, forest or nature reserve, let's see what adventures are waiting for us.

 

- 2 hours
- Pets, bikes and kites welcome!
- USB stick with 50+ high resolution images

€350
LOVE SHOOTS

 

Couples sessions are a great way to mark an engagement, anniversary or just to celebrate your love for each other! They are also perfect as maternity shoots, a chance to take a moment out of all of the baby preparations and enjoy some time as a couple, marking the end of one beautiful chapter in your lives and looking forward to the next.

 

Most sessions take place outdoors, by the sea or in the woods, but over the years I've had love shoots in bars, cafés, cinemas, city streets and on farms. If there's somewhere special to you, then just let me know!

 

- 1 hour
- location of your choice
- at home maternity shoots available on request
- USB stick with 30+ high resolution images

 

€250
LOVE SHOOTS

 

Couples sessions are a great way to mark an engagement, anniversary or just to celebrate your love for each other! They are also perfect as maternity shoots, a chance to take a moment out of all of the baby preparations and enjoy some time as a couple, marking the end of one beautiful chapter in your lives and looking forward to the next.

 

Most sessions take place outdoors, by the sea or in the woods, but over the years I've had love shoots in bars, cafés, cinemas, city streets and on farms. If there's somewhere special to you, then just let me know!

 

- 1 hour
- location of your choice
- at home maternity shoots available on request
- USB stick with 30+ high resolution images

 

€250

 

 

WEDDINGS

 

Although I now shoot a very limited number of weddings, they are still my absolute favourite thing to do. I pride myself on combining authentic story-telling imagery with natural and relaxed portraits.

 

If you love my wedding photos and think that we would be a perfect match, then I'd love to hear from you! Just get in touch using the Contact form below with your wedding date, location and all of your amazing plans. If I'm available I will send through a custom quote based on your needs.

 

Collections start from €900

 

Full pricing on request
WEDDINGS

 

Although I now shoot a very limited number of weddings, they are still my absolute favourite thing to do. I pride myself on combining authentic story-telling imagery with natural and relaxed portraits.

 

If you love my wedding photos and think that we would be a perfect match, then I'd love to hear from you! Just get in touch using the Contact form below with your wedding date, location and all of your amazing plans. If I'm available I will send through a custom quote based on your needs.

 

Collections start from €900

 

Full pricing on request

 

Pricing includes taxes and travel to locations within 50km of Haarlem. Please contact me for a travel fee quotation if your chosen location falls outside this area.

 

For family sessions a surcharge may apply for larger or extended families (more than 2 adults + 3 children)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get in touch

 

Like what you see? Then I'd love to tell your story!

 

Just drop me a message using the contact form below and I'll get back to you as soon as possible

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email: lauren@laurenrutherford.nl
tel: +31(0)640662199
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email: lauren@laurenrutherford.nl
tel: +31(0)640662199
KvK: 69746249