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Stijlvol in beeld fotograaf

Award winning photographer specializing in pregnancy, newborn and children photos.



Making memories into works of art

Capture your child’s precious moments with an expert photographer

Hi, I’m Charlene van der Gracht and I specialize in photographing pregnancies, newborns and children in their purest form. I take classically inspired photos that are timeless. My goal is to create high quality works of art that you can enjoy for a lifetime.

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The gift of a newborn shoot

A newborn shoot with the whole family is a fantastic experience. Together we take time to ensure the photo session is relaxed. I arrange everything you need - all so that you can look back on an unforgettable shoot. You’re in safe hands.

It starts with me welcoming you to my photo studio where I have everything ready to capture your baby in their purest form. During the shoot it’s calm, quiet and I take the time needed, it’s these points that translate into my pure style.

My goal is to capture many moments so that you have a rich selection of images to choose from. In the reveal session I then show you your photos and help you decide what options and products are right for you.

A luxury experience

I’ve been photographing newborns for 10 years and am still filled with wonder every time. There is nothing more beautiful to me than capturing a baby’s first moments. It’s a precious time in every parent’s life.

The newborn sessions generally last around three hours so there is ample time for feeding and cuddles. The studio is kept warm during the session and all blankets are washed after each session. I work by capturing different poses and the cute little details that make your baby unique. I also schedule the newborn baby shoot in the morning to get soft natural light.

During the newborn session I place your baby in different positions that are natural. My goal is to capture your baby as pure as possible with minimal accessories like a blanket, wrap or shawl. You can choose from my extensive collection of materials to ensure the session matches your taste. I prefer and recommend photographing a baby around 14 days old.

In my studio I have created the perfect lighting and temperature control. This means we can take our time to get beautiful photographs. All you need to do is relax on the couch with a cup of tea or coffee in hand while I carefully and thoughtfully photograph your baby.

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The finest art is a portrait of you or your child


A portrait of you or your child lasts forever. In my portrait work you often see a more serious look which makes the portrait more timeless and classical. To help you create a tangible memory that you want to look at everyday, I give clothing advice to help achieve the style you see on my website. I also give you a complete experience including how final artwork will look hanging on your wall.

Timeless masterpieces for your wall

A portrait of you or your child should last forever. The photos I take are classically inspired and of timeless quality so that you have a tangible memory that you can look at everyday - I’m here to give you this. I give clothing advice to help achieve the style you see on my website. I also give you a complete experience including how final artwork will look hanging on your wall.

When it comes to photographing children there is a lot of knowledge and experience needed. Feeling and capturing the right moment is the most important part for me which is why waiting and being patient is crucial.

Photos are taken in my studio which is located in a warehouse in the village of Opmeer (North-Holland) which is a 30 minute drive from Amsterdam. In my studio I use a combination of artificial and natural lights which is ideal for portraits.

Before we start shooting, you’ll receive advice about clothing choices and we will discuss your wishes. This is an important part of the session and helps us to create beautiful, timeless portraits together.

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High-class maternity photo

For this session it’s important that you feel confident and look back on an unforgettable pregnancy shoot. I take care of everything for you so that all you need to do is relax and enjoy the moment. You can choose from my collection of beautiful dresses and both hair and make are done - all so that you shine even more.

Are you after a work of art to remind you of your pregnancy? Then this session is for you. After the shoot, I will provide you with advice on which product fit your interiors - because these photos deserve this level of detail. A pregnancy memento to look at forever.

My goal is for you to cherish these photos forever

From the moment you know you are pregnant, everything is different. It is one of the most special periods in your life. And you want to be able to relive that at any time afterwards. I create real works of art. No standard photos of your belly, but unique images that you will give a nice place at home.

I understand how to shape a pregnant woman in the most beautiful way, and I take the time to carefully perfect each pose. I will make sure you feel comfortable and relaxed during your maternity session.

An abundance of natural light and professional studio lighting helps me create different settings. The result is a unique maternity photo.

Maternity portraits are usually scheduled around 28-34 weeks, when your belly is nice and round and you still feel comfortable for different poses. Of course you can have a maternity photo taken until the very last day of pregnancy, and I do my best to be flexible for last-minute requests. There is no more beautiful time in a woman's life. Timings may vary for everyone, so please contact me as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.


Do you have questions about a photo session or would you like to book a photo session? Contact me and we'll talk soon!

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High-end masterpiece

Quality is very important to me. In order to be able to provide this exclusivity, I think it is very valuable that we meet in advance to discuss your wishes. This way you will receive photo products that completely match your life.

As a photographer, that is the most important thing in my work.


I will help you enjoy this valuable period in your life forever.

Newborn fotostudio

Fully equipped photo studio


Welcome to the studio of Stijlvol in Beeld. The studio is the perfect setting for Fine-Art portraits, maternity and newborn photography. A stylish experience studio where everything is ready for the photo session.