Barbara Vanhulle


 
 
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Every now and then, I get the question: “how did you come up with the idea of becoming a professional wedding videographer?” And unfortunately, there is no clear answer. It has been a matter of passion, transitions, and probably a substantial amount of luck.

In secondary school, we all have that one person in our group of friends that is referred to as “let her take the picture, she’s good at it.” And even though I didn’t feel comfortable yet in dealing with the huge pressure of delivering the perfect picture, the appreciation was most welcome after having spent all my savings on my first camera. Looking back, that Canon 1000D was worth every euro!

Very soon, I started my first photo & video projects. From making stop-motion videos to filming our open school day, I started to discover the wonderful art of telling a story through picture and sound. After graduating as a secondary school teacher Dutch & Art Courses in 2015, I committed to a two-year master in audiovisual journalism in Brussels, Belgium. In that context, I had the opportunity to do an internship at the online editorial office at Radio 2. The goal was simple yet sometimes very challenging: go on the road and come back with something that is worth broadcasting. It was there and then that I first combined my passion for video with my background as a journalist.

It wasn’t until the summer of 2017 that I made my first wedding video for my boyfriend’s sister and brother-in-law, Sophie & Frederik. Even though Italian weddings tend to be quite photogenic, I loved the challenge of capturing their story, their emotions. Never before have I had that much appreciation for my work. And before I knew it, I was booked for another wedding.

One year later, in the summer of 2018, I decided to quit my job as a teacher and start my own business as a professional videographer, currently in combination with a job as freelance final editor at Uitgeverij Averbode. And while specializing in the subtle art of wedding videography, I’m investing in other video & photo disciplines (event, corporate and portrait).