ISPWP Member Spotlight - Linda Berretty, Wedding Photographer The Netherlands

Posted by Linda Berretty on December 4th 2017 .Comment(0)

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Eindhoven, Netherlands Photographer

http://www.lindaberretty.com info@lindaberretty.com 040-8439582

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- How did you get your start and why did you chose wedding photography as a career?

I fell in love with wedding photography after getting married myself. My goal is to capture that magical feeling of a wedding day with all it's intense emotions and lovely details, without directing or interfering these precious moments. No tricks, fixed poses or props; every wedding-shoot tells it's unique story.  ​Seven years ago a friend approached me to shoot their wedding. It was amazing and I launched a website just to see what would happen. One year later I was fully booked.

- Tell us about some of the more unique weddings you've shot.

The most unique wedding I have shot was in Siciliy, Italy. Not because of the surroundings, that are beautiful of course, but because of the variety of different personalities within the bridal party. People from all over the world with all kind of different backgrounds connected so naturally. It was a very special weekend  and I I am happy to say that me and my husband are still befriended with the bride and groom.

- What advice would you give a bride who is looking for a wedding photographer?

Make sure you feel comfortable with your photographer, there has to be a good vibe. It is your wedding day and you don’t want to annoy yourself on this day!

- What's your favorite part of the wedding day to photograph?

The first look, this is such an intense moment! And the father-daughter speech.

- What kinds of weddings do you love to photograph?

Weddings that are about the true meaning of that day: getting married and celebrating your love with your loved ones. Not about creating content for your Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook. Most of the time these weddings have flexible schedule, people are enjoying the moment, dare to laugh and cry and kids are free to play around.

- What are your top tips for brides to help them get great photos on their wedding day?

Have the photoshoot after the ceremony. Something magical happens when you have said YES and I can see that extra sparkles in your eyes.

- How important is it to hire an experienced wedding photographer?

Your photo’s are a precious memory and only an experienced wedding photographer can handle all kind of circumstances. And our photo’s look better of course!

- How would you describe your style of photography?

Easy going, documentary and creative.

- Do you do "destination weddings?" If so, what are your favorite destinations?

Yes please! I have been to my favorite European country Italy several times. But my dream is to shoot a wedding down under in New Zealand.

- What do you do for fun when you're not shooting weddings?

Playing in the woods with my two boys, enjoying the food my husband cooks for me and appreciating a good wine and/ or rum. Making plans to fill in the free time I have after selling my science business. I am thinking about picking up painting again, so who knows you can find me on art sites in a while.

- What do you offer to clients that is unique? What is your Unique Selling Proposition?

I am a really nice person. Hahaha. I would love to say that I am the best photographer in the world, but my biggest talent is that people tend to feel themselves at ease with me. This way I can easily mingle with family and friends during a wedding day and can come really close without intruding in an intimate moment. 

Furthermore, I am really really flexible. I don't work by the hour, but can only be booked as  "bruidsfotograaf" for either a very short time or the whole day. No worrying about extra costs or me leaving before the opening dance.

- Do you offer albums? If so, describe the albums you offer and why you think it's important to provide albums.

Yes, and you definitely want your photo’s printed in the best way possible. Being a designer I make a customized wedding album design with elements of your wedding day (like invitation, wedding fonts etc). Everything has to be right: chronology, color, direction and people. The albums are printed on beautiful Fuji photo paper that lasts for generations.

- What (or who) inspires you?

When you look at the world through a frame, you find that beauty is everywhere. Colors, horizons, contrasts, lines, people. The world as it is, with all it’s different faces, inspires me.

- What's the best photography-related advice you've been given?

“Fill the frame”: Tyler Wirken during a dutch "Bruidsfotografie Masters of Dutch Wedding Photography" seminar.

- What are some of your favorite local venues?

I love venues that have a characteristic styling and the possibility to have the ceremony in open air. In my hometown Geldrop near Eindhoven there is De Kasteelhoeve, a lovely venue with a castle and surrounding park. Another local venue is Villa des beaux Artes in Heeze, an art gallery. In Haren near Den Bosch you have Klooster Bethlehem. An old monasterie with a beautiful chapel. Near Maastricht I have been to Buitenplaats Vaeshartelt, a chateau that makes you believe you are in the southern of France. Abroad I love the beach of Sicily and the town of Lucca. Belgium has some really nice places as well.

- What do you find is the biggest challenge in wedding photography?

Uncle Bob and a “Plugged Wedding”: having everyone hidden behind an Ipad or Iphone taking pictures. They totally forget to actually being part of that special occasion they were invited for.

- What future plans do you have for your business for the next year?

Until now I booked a limited number of weddings every year, app 10-15. But I just sold me other business (dermatologic laser treatment and research) and stand on a cross road, let’s just see what happens from here.

 

 

Photographer Contact Information

Eindhoven, Netherlands Photographer

http://www.lindaberretty.com info@lindaberretty.com 040-8439582

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Photographer Bio

An analist and a dreamer with quite an imagination. Notional and pragmatic. A biomedical scientist and a passionate photographer since I picked up the legendary analog Canon T70 back in 1998.  
 
I fell in love with wedding photography seven years ago after getting married myself. My goal is to capture that magical feeling of a wedding day with all it's intense emotions and lovely details, without directing or interfering these precious moments. No tricks, fixed poses or props; every wedding-shoot tells it's unique story.  
 
"Enjoy those beautiful moments and I will be there to capture them."

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