Here are some things about me. The up side of things.
I feed my inspiration from painting, reading and watching movies.
I’m passionate about history, psychology, botanical illustration and jewelry making and so much more.
When I photograph, I want to keep it simple and always use natural light.
I’m lucky to be a niche photographer and I only take a few events per year.
I’m never bored. Always learning about things, but never get good at anything beside my main job: photography.
I love to be a freelancer photographer because you can go for a walk in the middle of the day, get a day off when you are sick, make your own work pace.
It’s nice to meet people, to get to know them and be there to document the most important days of their lives.
I have a few families that I’ve documented for 5 years now and I see how they’ve changed, how everything comes in one place and how love works.
I love that being a photographer makes me a better person, a non judgmental person.
I care more because I know more, I see more, I get to know a lot of people and I just don’t judge anyone anymore.
I live from what I do with my own two hands.
I have simple needs: art, books and painting supplies and to support other artists just like me by buying their products.
Facts about me.
It’s true, I love pine trees.
I was born and raised in Bucharest and I have two big brothers and one sister.
I also live in Iasi where I’ve made myself a lovely cozy place to paint.
I did 5 years of geology and geophysics so I’m an geological engineer but I’ve never had the chance to work as one.
I am a illustrator & graphic designer for @babette_boutique.
I love avocados, craft beer and pistachio ice cream.
I can cook 3 meals per day.
I watch Seinfeld and I do like George.
I paint and play tennis. My future goal is to be a a good illustrator, a better photographer and write&share more about my passions.
This year I’ll be celebrating 16 years since I started taking photos.
Sometimes I feel like I’m living in a Woody Allen film.
I can’t live without music.
I owe everything little skill that I have to my mom who was one of the most creative persons I’ve ever known.
She died when I was 13 years old but I feel that she’s still with me in every creative thing that I do.
The downside of things.
As a freelancer is hard to keep up with everything, always connected with the market, the city, your clients.
Sometimes I feel overwhelmed and burned out from creativity. There is a constant anxiety of not being able to perform 100%.
Until now I only felt sick at 2 or 3 events in 5 years of doing event photography. I watch my diet, I try to relax so I can be fit and ready to do my best on a wedding day for my clients.
After a 16/18 hours of working your whole body & mind are drained.
I need a few days off just to be normal again.
The worst part is that I don’t have summers anymore. Always working on weekends while my friends and families are available and when the sun is shining bright :P.
I missed a lot of birthdays, weddings, anniversaries.
And of course the “queen” of the downside freelancing is the constant financial roller coaster.
You never know if you will have clients again, if everything will work out well and if you will have enough money to pay your bills.
If you get sick, you don’t have money, so I eat all my veggies :P.
I always remember why I’m doing this and how important is for me to work and sustain myself.
Don’t worry, this year I’m almost booked but if you have a small, cozy event in your family I’m still available and by summer I hope I’ll started booking for 2020.
Cheers to all you out there who are supporting small business female entrepreneurs!
I always have fun with my clients.
We always talk about expectations, it’s important for me to get to know you and
to create a context in which you’ll feel comfortable in front of my camera.
Cheers to no double chin photos!