Storytelling wedding photography
'The best day of your life', that is how a wedding day is often described. And for many people it's true. There is no other day when you as a couple are at the centre of attention and where all of your friends and family are present especially for you to witness you saying 'Yes I do' to each other.
It is therefore a unique day with real emotion and moments that really only occur at weddings. A day that starts with the excitement during the preparations and ends with a fantastic party to celebrate your love.
The story of your wedding day, that is what wedding photography is all about. With an eye for detail and a creative view of every situation, as a wedding photographer, I capture this day in a unique way and tell the story with striking photos that you can enjoy for years to come.
Continue to see how I creatively portray all the preparations, beautiful moments, the party, details and all emotions during this memorable day.
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The sun rises and your wedding day has started. This is also where your story of the wedding day begins and where the tension slowly builds up. Getting ready, make-up, busy people and beautiful moments, I capture them all!
Anyone can press the shutter button on a camera. But not everyone can do that at the right moment, from a creative angle and with an eye for detail. The creative side of wedding photography cannot be underestimated.
A smile, a tear, joy, astonishment, happiness and so much more. There are so many emotions associated with weddings because it is such a special day. Of course, I make sure to capture them all!
All kinds of things happen at weddings. Of course, all the planned stuff, such as the kiss and the cutting of the cake, but especially those small unplanned moments make your wedding day so special.
From all important prominent things such as the wedding cake, the rings and the wedding bouquet, to all those little details that help you tell the story of your wedding day in a unique way.
This is me
In short, I am a creative person with a can-do mentality, who loves life, my family / friends and my camera-shy cat Snow.
I love sports and am regularly found on the mat for some Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or in the dunes and even the Alps to ride down the most beautiful trails with my mountain bike.
I travel a lot and also like to take photographs in my spare time. Also, I spend a lot of time with my wife and I am actually a bit of a geek who, besides playing video games, also loves the technical side of photography.
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What can you expect from me?
A personal approach and an informal atmosphere are very important to me.
I use the most modern tools for a fantastic experience and smooth communication.
Photos come into their own in a beautiful album or as a print on the wall.
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What do other couples say about me?
“Bart was our photographer for a love shoot in Amsterdam. Bart took us along and made a complete plan to take fantastic photos at various locations.
He was very interested in our story and has ensured that it would also be translated into the photos. He uses a creative view which he combines with the environment, beautiful lighting, raindrops and reflections.
I heartily recommend Bart as your photographer if you are looking for a professional who creates beautiful and creative photos. He really focused on telling our story and that was reflected in the photos. Bart, we'll see you at our wedding!”
“ Bart is an old acquaintance to us. We have already hired him several times, including our engagement shoot in Paris and our wedding in the Netherlands. He creates a relaxed atmosphere and has the necessary (dry) humour to make you feel comfortable.
Bart always had great input saw creative possibilities for our wishes. We absolutely recommend him! Bart thank you very much for the good service and fantastic results!”
“Bart has made great photos of our day. He was with us all day, but always discreetly and in the background. As a result, he has been able to capture many 'real' moments.
Because of his way of photographing, we now have photos that make us experience the whole wedding day over and over again.”
“We had to call Bart a week before our wedding because our booked photographer could no longer be available during our wedding day. We had seen Bart at work a few months earlier at another wedding and were very excited about him. Despite the short term, Bart was flexible enough to help us out. Because of the timeframe, we discussed all details by phone and even adjusted the schedule slightly after advice from Bart. He did 'direct' us during the photoshoot, but mainly created a relaxed atmosphere. The photos have become beautiful, actually better than we had hoped for.
It seems that it was faith that brought us to Bart!”
There is so much to do in preparation for your wedding and choosing a wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make. After all, the photos will still be there even decades after the wedding.
That is why I think a personal approach is very important and I like to think along with you and give advice where needed. I will answer your questions honestly, come up with solutions and give great tips regarding the planning of your wedding day.
Some questions come up very often and that is why I have already listed a few for you. Take a look below and click on the arrow to see the answers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long should the photographer be present?
On your wedding day, it's all about one thing: Your story in photographs. Stories are of course best told in all their completeness, which is why I am almost always there from start to finish. Some photos are a story on their own, others help to tell the complete story in a better way, but the big picture is what eventually matters most.
What happens when it rains?
Then we get soaked. That is if we don't use the umbrella's that I always take with me, because a little preparation ,of course, doesn't hurt. Having a sheltered location as an alternative for a photoshoot can also be convenient.
However, I recommend that you do not get depressed when a rain shower passes by. After all, it is your wedding day, the most beautiful day of your life. And a little rain isn't going to change that.
Even more so, a typical Dutch shower can also cause extremely cool images. I, therefore, do not see the environment and the weather as a disruptive factor, but rather see it as a means to use for great photos.
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When do we do the photoshoot?
This depends entirely on the planning of the day and will always need to be discussed. Will you see each other for the first time at the ceremony? Then the photoshoot before the ceremony is of course impossible.
The location is also very important. Is there a place that means a lot to you both? As a photographer, I always think of the available light in combination with the location.
Is there not enough available light? Then I'll grab my flashes and we'll get creative! I like to think in solutions and honestly, you can create some amazing creative photos with flashes.
Are you available in all of The Netherlands?
Hell yes! Also, I don't charge any extra travel costs within The Netherlands.
Why? Because I really enjoy working at different locations. It's not only challenging, but it also ensures that I keep sharp and enjoy this amazing job as a wedding photographer.
What if my dress gets dirty?
This can of course happen and there is always a solution to be found. The most important thing is: At that moment this happens, stay happy and don't be emotionally affected by it. This is the day of your life and it is a shame to spend it in a bad mood.
To give an example, take a look at these two photos. This couple remained cheerful despite the fact that muddy soil had caused quite a bit of damage during the photoshoot. Their friends made sure that everything looked perfect again for the ceremony and party.
My prices start at € 1695 for 6 hours of wedding photography.
- A beautiful 30x20 cm luxurious wedding album with 30 pages
- An A3 photo print of one of your photos
- The great online portal with gallery
- Travel costs within NL
- Sneak Preview
In addition, you can also book extra hours, upgrade albums and order more prints.
But all wedding couples can expect the following from me no matter what:
Quality, creativity and a personal approach
- Introduction meeting
- Personal Approach
- Clear communication
- Access to the online portal
- Tools to make our communication simple and clear nu using the portal
- Tips and tricks for the schedule of your wedding day
- Always available for questions
- Shortly before the wedding a final check to go through the planning.
- Me as the photographer at your wedding
- Invisible when needed, but present when the situation allows it
- Your complete wedding day covered
- Professional and informal
- Use of professional equipment
- Ready for the weirdest and funniest moments and any unexpected changes in the planning of your wedding day
- A preview is available within 1 week after the wedding
- All your photos in the online gallery within 4 to 6 weeks
- Share the gallery online with all your friends and family
- Your choice for the photo print in A3 size
- Your personal selection of photos for the album
- Through the portal viewing and approval of the design that I make for your wedding album
Tell me about you!
You now have a clear picture of who I am as a person and why I am going to capture your wedding day in a fantastic way.
So there is only one thing left for you to do and that is to contact me!
I would like to get to know both you so please share where you met each other, what you do in your spare time and what your dreams and ambitions are.
Is the wedding location already booked? Do you already have a day planning in mind? Share it and I would like to think along with you to get the most out of your wedding day.
I would like to show you that wedding photography is so much more than just taking pictures.
Get in touch!