I specialize in documentary family and birth photography. I am a storyteller who depicts your life as it is, without photoshopping away wrinkles or adding a sunset filter.
I did not go to an art school, but photography has been part of my life since I was just a little girl who observed her father in the darkroom while he developed his films.
But – I was born and raised in Bucharest (Romania), where photography was not seen as a realistic career option when I was young. Instead I followed my mother’s advice and applied to study business economics in college.
As it happens, life brought me back to the right path. Thanks to photography, I met my husband. He husband is a landscape photographer who tries his best to keep all that is human or man-made out of his photographs, while I do the exact opposite.
I’m an extremely curious person by nature, yet the introverted part of my character often leads me to observe the people around me with a certain distance.
The camera allows me not only to reduce this distance to others, but also to enter into a relationship with them, giving me the opportunity to know and capture their stories.
I’ve never liked posing people because it makes me feel awkward, too. I often don’t recognize myself in the fake-smile pictures. Instead, use my lens to focus on the small details that are pieces of the great puzzle we all are… and I love solving puzzles. As a child, I would break my mother’s crock pots only to glue them back together again.
Family documentary photography is a way to know the true face and the true story of my subjects. With an endless supply of empathy I can see what makes you, you. My superpower is the ability to capture the emotions and the feelings of the people I photograph.
Today my greatest pleasure is to provide families a window into the magical and invisible world the kids build around them, unforgettable images of the endless love their parents have for them and the family’s story written in the light and shadows of the pictures.
I’m almost like your family history ghost writer, but instead of paper and pen I use my camera. And instead of a book filled with words, you will get an album filled with photographs that you’ll want to look through over and over.
You can follow my photographic adventures through the Blog.
P.S. Since English is my 2nd language, I might not always express myself perfectly. I feel asking an English-speaking friend to help me correct my posts would make my writing lose a part of who I am. To put it in photographic terms: it would be like if I used Photoshop to alter your family to be someone you are not.