with Amandine

What inspired your career journey?

I’ve been a freelance photographer for 10 years, working with the likes of Domus, the New York Times, Wallpaper magazine or Tom Dixon. At first I was mainly shooting interiors. I became increasingly curious about the inspiring individuals behind the incredible spaces I was encountering I started taking their portraits to feature them on my blog, which turned out to also be a great way to network and build up a portrait portfolio on the way. Regular clients often become friends, and when one of them asked me to photograph her wedding, I accepted it as a great honor. Her wedding was incredibly beautiful and I realised while shooting it how much I enjoyed recording such happy moments, where everything and everyone is at their best: amazing outfits and beautiful venues, floral compositions like you see nowhere else, the incredible amount of details that make the day like no other, and of course radiant bride & groom and their favourite people. Since that day I officially have the best job in the world.

What are your trend predictions for 2016?

In terms of wedding photography, less photo booths, more images of guests reactions to diverse moments of the wedding. More pictures of the newly weds in the street (love the delicious contrast between the glamorous, beaming couple and the normal background) Party wise, edible drinks alongside with petits fours (which I discovered thanks to The Source!)

Do you live by any motto or philosophy?

Florebo quocumque ferar “I will flourish wherever I will be brought”

4.What would your best piece of advice be for someone beginning his or her planning journey?

Don’t underestimate the importance of amazing photography! You deserve magic images that you will cherish for the rest of your life. Find a photographer whose style you really like to freeze that moment.

Amandine Alessandra

What's your favourite season, why?

Late summer! I love the warm light, the stains of light on the floor filtered by branches, everyone still glowing from weeks in the sun!

P.S and just for reference, what's your favourite word in the English language?

Serendipity What a beautiful word.