I love creating engaging, timeless wedding films (bruiloft video’s). I like to think that they will still hold up in 10 or 20 years with their natural balanced colours and smooth editing style. Each couple and each story is unique. There is no one recipe to making a great film to fit all. That is why my films are individually tailored and story driven. I believe in a documentary style of filming. I don’t direct (unless of course asked to) and simply let you do what naturally comes to you. This is the only way to truly capture so many genuine emotions that come up on a day like this.
2. What equipment do you use?
I am often asked about the types of cameras I use. I try to film as discreetly as possible. That’s why I have invested in downsizing in the last couple of years. At the moment my camera of choice is Sony A7III. It is a small, yet powerful camera, that in combination with various lenses can produce beautiful imagery, even when the light circumstances leave much to be desired.
3. What back up arrangements do you have in the event of equipment malfunction?
I film on cameras with dual SD card slots, which means that everything is recorded to two cards simultaneously. This minimizes the chances of loosing footage.
4. Do you charge a deposit for making a booking?
Yes. To secure your booking for my services and save the date, I ask for a 50% deposit. The deposit is paid when the contract is signed. The remaining balance is due 1 week after the wedding once you’ve received the 1 minute preview video. You can find general pricing information on my trouwfilm prijzen page.
5. Do you use contracts?
Yes. It is standard practice for professional wedding videography companies to ask clients to sign contracts. This is to protect both parties and clarify what services The Best of Times Films will provide. The day of the event is not the time for misunderstandings and oversights to surface, and my contract seeks to eliminate this possibility.
6. Can we arrange a meeting with you?
I would absolutely love to meet all of my couples before their wedding day, but this isn’t always possible, for example due to corona restrictions or long travel distance. So I usually suggest a Skype call. I want to make sure I answer any questions you may have, that you are fully confident in my ability to make your wedding film (bruiloft video) and of course so that so that I can learn more about you. I don’t want to be a stranger to you, I want to make sure you are comfortable around me, after all I will be a part of your special day!
7. Can we cancel at any time?
I will retain your 50% booking fee unless we find a replacement booking for your date. I strongly recommend you take out wedding insurance to cover any loss you could incur for cancelling or postponing your wedding due to unforeseen circumstances.
8. Can we change our wedding date?
In case of a change in the date of the wedding, I will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the change. The change of date is free of charge. However if the new date conflicts with my existing schedule (another wedding), I reserve the right to terminate the agreement.