Last Moments Photography

LAST MOMENTS PHOTOGRAPHY

An important and precious last memory

Every life is finite, but love remains and so do memories of that love. As a family and funeral photographer, I support you and your loved ones through the process of saying goodbye with beautiful photographs of love and support in the final phase of someone's life.

Funeral Photography

After your loved one passed away, you often find yourself in a fast-moving stream in which you want to organize the most beautiful farewell possible. And during the funeral itself you give yourself the time to say goodbye. It is an emotionally demanding day that often passes in a daze. Farewell photography can capture that important day for you in an emotional and loving way, so after the farewell you can look back on the beautiful ceremony in which your loved one was honored.

As a farewell photographer, I photograph the entire ceremony and the rituals surrounding it, focusing on all the gestures of love and connection. This way I create a memory for you that can support you emotionally and in which the love for the deceased is evident.

Last Moments Photography

During this photo session you plan a moment with the person you will soon have to say goodbye to and enjoy each other's presence intensely. A photo session in which there is often a lot of laughter, but there will also be room for all other emotions. A Last Moment photo session will capture your love for and connection with each other in a beautiful and pure way. The photos and your family story will provide comfort and support when your loved one is no longer here. How we organise this session depends entirely on you and your loved ones. We can create a beautiful memory at home, or in one of your favorite places outside of the home. As long as you can relax and enjoy your togetherness.

About Me

Let's start with the fact that I am the mother of the most stubborn 8-year-old living on this planet. I love him deeply and he is my muse. I am a co-parent and enjoy life together with my son in Haarlem, The Netherlands. My father is the one who introduced me to photography at a young age, back then we were still developing our own rolls of film. I always saw photography as a hobby and when I graduated from Art School I was an illustrator and sculptor for 6 years before I fell in love with photography again. And thank god I did, because it turned out to be the greatest passion in my life. And with that same passion, I now create the most beautiful memories for families, in all stages of life and of all types of life events.

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED

Because of my unique photographic style, I get booked all over the world for photo shoots, no distance is too far for me to create family memories.

10 YEARS EXPERIENCE

For 4 years I photograph families for the most part, but I have been a professional photographer for over 10 years and photography has been my passion for 20 years

PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHER

My photo project Hidden Friends was published as a photo book by Komma Publishing and has been sold all over the world

Real emotions, real stories

Documentary photography emphasises on telling a story in a photograph or in a series of images. This means that I capture life without influencing it. In this way, human stories are told in their purest form and in the most emotional way. The advantage of a documentary photo session is that nothing is expected of you. You don't have to pose; you can fully focus on spending the day with your loved ones. Leave it to me to capture your togetherness in a relaxed, memorable and beautiful way. Of course, should it be desired, we can take the time to take portraits.

Last Moments photo session of Mary

Tangible memory

Photos become real memories when you print them and from experience I know that family members and friends find a lot of support in the photo books I made for them after a goodbye. Therefore, in addition to the digital photos, you will receive an Artbook photo album. You can expand this album with more photos or order a beautiful professional photo book. So that your family story or the story of your loved one's farewell becomes a tangible memory. Besides the album you can order photo prints and other photo products. When you are interested in ordering these products, please contact me.

How can I be of service to you?

Every farewell is different and the wishes for a beautiful memory can also vary from one situation to another. Therefore, please contact me so we can discuss your wishes and I can create a personalized quote for you. Click on the 'Request your photo session' button of one of the packages below or call 06-14119298. I will contact you as soon as possible.

Funeral Photography

From €445
  • Photo story of the farewell ceremony / funeral service , with possibility of extension (e.g. photography at home, funeral transport, farewell at the grave / crematorium, from up to 2 hours of photography)
  • All photos of the photo story digital and in high resolution
  • Slideshow (your photo story on music)
  • Art Book photo album with 28 pages, 8 x 8 inch
  • All photos edited professionally
  • Multiple options to purchase professional photo albums and prints, please contact me for all the options
  • Preliminary interview with the funeral director
  • If desired, a personal or telephone preliminary interview
  • At any location of your choosing
  • Excluding travel costs (from Haarlem to any location within the Netherlands, these costs will be a maximum of €50)

Last Moments Photography

From €375
  • Photo story of your moment together (from 1.5 hours of photography)
  • All photos of the photo story digital and in high resolution
  • Slideshow (your photo story on music)
  • Art Book photo album with 28 pages, 8 x 8 inch
  • All photos edited professionally
  • Multiple options to purchase professional photo albums and prints, please contact me for all the options
  • A personal or telephone preliminary interview
  • At any location of your choosing
  • Excluding travel costs (from Haarlem to any location within the Netherlands, these costs will be a maximum of €50)

Collaboration with Heemvaert Funerals

For the Last Moments photography sessions, amongst others, I work closely with Marsha Brink of Heemvaert Funerals. We decided to work together after I photographed a Last Moment photo session on the beach with her mother who was terminally ill. This lasting memory turned out to be very important to her and her family. Marsha started Heemvaert Funerals out of her own personal experience with loss and her drive to make the world a little more beautiful. Are you still looking for an caring and knowledgeable funeral director? Then you can find more information here.

FAQ

These sessions are prioritised in my calendar and in close contact with all involved we will discuss what is possible. You can reach me via the buttons on this page, but you can also call me at 06-14119298 or email me at info@nienkekoedijk.com. I always respond within 24 hours and oftentimes a lot quicker.

You have a lot on your mind when you have to organize the funeral for your loved one. Therefore, I will try to keep our contact moments to a minimum. Prior to the farewell photo session, I will contact the funeral director to discuss the day and the ceremony. That way I know what your wishes and those of your loved ones are. On the day itself, I will be as minimally noticeably present as possible so you can concentrate on the farewell. The photo session is photographed in a documentary manner, which means that there is no directing and that the farewell is captured in a natural and loving way. After the funeral I will only contact you when the photos are finished. So that you can have as much peace of mind as possible in the difficult period after saying goodbye to your loved one.

During a Last Moment photo session, we look at your loved one’s wishes and what he or she is still able to do. We can meet at a favorite location (for example the beach, a vacation home, etc.) or just quietly at home. I leave that up to you. After we have set a date, I will introduce myself to everyone before the photo session (via Zoom or a video) so that everyone is at ease during the day of the photo session itself. And I will make sure on the day itself that the photo session is done in a calm manner without any pressure on you and your loved ones. The photo session is photographed in a documentary manner, which means that there is no directing and the farewell is captured in a natural and loving way.

During a Farewell Photo Session of your loved one, I will be as humble and quiet as possible. I will take the location and how the ceremony is designed into account so that my presence is as unnoticed as possible. Of course, it is impossible to photograph completely unnoticed, but I know from experience that my presence is never perceived as disruptive.

During the Last Moments photo sessions, I will temporarily become a part of your family, but keep my distance when the situation calls for it. Because of my years of experience, I know exactly how to act during an emotional photo shoot. I am often told afterwards that at one point people even didn’t realize anymore that a photographer was present.

Post-processing a photo session takes time, but I will prioritize your session over other photo sessions. For both Farewell and Last Moment photo sessions, you can expect the slideshow in about 2 to 3 weeks. Once all photos are approved by you, I will order the album. This album will be printed in a professional photo lab outside the Netherlands and will be delivered to my home within two weeks. Once I have received and checked the album, I will send it to you within a week.

If you would like to receive the photos sooner, that can be scheduled and arranged after consultation.

Capture your memories of love