Photographer in Leiderdorp, Leiden 


Professional cake smash and family portrait photographer

Photoshoots in Leiden, Leiderdorp

There are moments in our lives that deserve to be celebrated and documented. Wherever it is welcoming your brand new baby or celebrating your baby’s first birthday. These memories are priceless. 

Alena has a home studio in Leiderdorp ( Leiden), where you and your children will also feel at home. Photoshoots in Leiden ( Leiderdorp) with Alena are stress free and full-service photoshoot. Alena is here for you to create a perfect photoshoot for you and your family.

Stress Free

During the online or call pre-consultation, we will discuss all your wishes for your session. You will get all the information that you need to know regarding your photoshoot. I am always ready to answer all your questions. 

Getting ready for a photoshoot with your family can be stressful. I will do my best to take the stress off your shoulders so you can enjoy your session and the time with your family.

Full-Service photoshoot.

Cake Smash or custom-made session is always fully made by Alena Masselink. You do not need to organize anything, it will be ready here for you and your baby. You can also choose for yourself and your baby some outfits from my Client Closet collection.

Makeup and hairstyling are also available. Contact me for more information.


As a former daycare teacher and a mom of two children, I love to spend time with babies and children during the photoshoots. My sessions are children-focused, playful, and relaxed.

Your baby will have enough time to feel comfortable and relaxed during the photo shoot.

Common Questions

You can contact me via the contact page or call me.

Preconsultation. Session preparation and the session time. Usage of clothes. Decorations/cake. Editing time.

Please check out the packages on my information pages. You can find all the information about the packages and what they include there. Each package includes different options and different products. Products included in the packages are not possible to exchange for a different products or digital photos.

My home studio is located in Leiderdorp. Parking is free. If you want to book a session outside, please contact me for the possibilities.

I have a Collection of maternity gowns, silky fabrics, outfits for babies and princess dresses for girls. You can find some of the outfits in my Client Closet. Please contact me for the possibilities and sizes.

No. I do not sell the Unedited Raw photos.

The best time to take the newborn photos is between 5 – 14 days after the birth. When booking the newborn photoshoot, we put your duedate in my agenda. After you are back home with your  newborn baby, we will schedule the exact date of your newborn photoshoot.

Firstly, we will disscuss your wishes for thema, colors and decoration, and a cake. You can send me photos of ideas you like.


Sencondly, I will make the settings and the baker will make fitting cake. You can also come up with the design of the cake (please have in mind that the cakes will be make in a simple design). Please let us know if there are any known allergies. 

You can bring your own clothes or we can have a look if we use any of the outfits I have available.

Within 2-3 days after the session you will receive a link to your online private gallery where you can choose your photos.

When you are reqady with your final selection, you will receive an invoice for the rest of the session fee. When the invoice is fully paid, then I will send you the photos and order your products.

I am always flexible if I can. If you are ill, we can find a different date for your session. 

Rescheduling a cake smash – as the cake is included in the session, we can reschedule the session but only once and withing 2 weeks. If the session is planned longer then 2 weeks, the there will be extra 40 euro fee for a new cake.

The gallery stays online for 2 weeks. After this time it will be deleted. It can be uploaded for you one more time for an extra 10 euro fee.

Yes. Each photos is edited with the focus on the skin imperfections, or other details.