Family portrait commissioned by the mother.

Studio7n family portrait studio

Creative family portrait photography by Adrienne Norman

Camile and her family getting ready for the photo!

About

In my studio, conveniently located in Amsterdam Centrum Oost, I offer creative and professionally made portraits for children, adults, siblings, couples, best friends, families, and everybody that wants a well-made picture of themselves or a loved one.

Almost everyone who comes to have their portrait made is, in the beginning, a bit shy – for this reason, we don’t start photographing right away. First of all, I offer you a cup of coffee or tea so that you can get accustomed to the surroundings and me, your photographer Adrienne Norman.

My photo studio is an informal and friendly workspace within an artist’s collective located in the Czaar Peterbuurt. A visit to our building is an adventure in itself, and both children and adults quickly feel at ease here.

How it works

  • Before the photo session - I like to meet my clients to discuss the possibilities and expectations, as well as answering any questions you have. During this conversation, we also agree upon how many people are part of the session, the estimated time it will take, and when. Based on our chat, I send you a personalized price quote within two days. 
  • During the photo session - I take all the time needed and give you tips and coaching on how to relax and just be yourself in front of the camera.
  • After the photo session - Within seven days, you receive an online slide show with an ample selection of your best portraits. In a password protected section of my site, you can view your images at home as well as sharing it with others. From here, you choose the portrait(s) you want to use.
  • Your chosen portraits - are professionally edited and retouched for a natural look.
  • The final product - is a beautiful photo of your loved ones printed on premium quality photo paper. Examples of different printing and framing options are available in my studio.

Portfolio

By making real contact during a portrait session, we work together to create images that bring out the best in you and your loved ones. The below images will give you a sense of my style and vision as a portrait photographer. If you like what you see, let's get in touch!

Contact Adrienne to book a session or ask for more info.

FAQs

Studio7n family photography

Through the careful use of lighting and making real contact with you during the photo session, I create artistic portraits that are both realistic and timeless; portraits that you and your family will enjoy looking at in the years to come.

Firstly, I don’t have any specific preferences about what you wear as long as you are comfortable and your clothes are wrinkle-free before we start photographing. However, I do have a few ‘favorite preferences’ and tips that you can consider while still focusing on what makes you, you.

As a portrait photographer, I mainly want your face to be the center of attention. Neutral clothing in subdued shades is most suitable, especially if there are three or more people in one photo. Therefore, avoid bold stripes or busy designs. A small pattern is appropriate.

However, children often have a favorite item of clothing that may not meet my advice. Please let them wear their favorite outfit, but do bring extra clothes.

Necklines and sleeves: When choosing a shirt or dress, consider the neckline. Avoid an oversized turtleneck or collars that are either too tight or loose. I prefer shirts and dresses that have long or 3/4 length sleeves. Too much skin can be a distraction from your face in a portrait.

Accessories

If you usually wear jewelry, definitely wear it. Large necklaces and earrings can be distracting, so I do recommend smaller pieces. However, if you are known for your big and bold jewelry, wear it!

As for glasses, if you wear them, you should keep them on for your portrait. It’s a part of who you are. Anti-glare glass is preferable, but I can usually work around the non-glare glass to eliminate some glare.

Photochromic eyewear is not suitable as the studio lamps will darken them and hide your eyes.

Color

Colors that compliment your skin and hair tones are best.
In general, I don’t recommend bold prints as they can appear too busy in a portrait and take control of the image, especially in group portraits. However, if you are a bright pattern person, don’t shy away.

In conclusion

I want you to feel at ease and as much as yourself as possible during the portrait session.
These are my suggestions only – I trust my clients to choose outfits that will bring out their personality and flair.

I strive for a portrait session that is enjoyable for both parent and child. A few tips can help:

  • Come to the studio well-rested. Especially for children, the more tired they are, the less likely they will enjoy being photographed.
  • Avoid promising children a reward after the session, as this may lead them to want to leave within a few minutes of arriving!
  • During the session, do not endlessly comb hair and straighten clothes. Also, don’t tell the children how to sit, stand, laugh. I know it is difficult to ignore these kinds of directions. But: my best portraits come about when the parents withdraw or even leave the studio.

When portraying children, they must not be too tired. From experience, I find that the mornings are usually best for young children, but as parents, you know the best time.

Portrait sessions are available from 9:30hrs to 14:00hrs. Studio7n is open by appointment only.

Pricing

The starting price for a portrait session in the studio is *€160,- and includes the following services:

  • 45-minute portrait session for one person up to a group of 4 people together.
  • An online slideshow of your best portraits.
  • One 20x30cm photo of your favorite portrait retouched and printed on premium quality inkjet paper.
  • Three free digital files of your favorite photos in a low resolution to use on your screensaver.

*All prices for family portrait photography include 9% vat.

Looking for something different? Get in touch and let's talk about what you want!