To save you from a boring biography, I'm going to tell you about myself through anecdotes that have no connection with each other and are as absurd as possible.
A hobby :
the movie theater
When I was little, my father took me to the movies for the first time. He wanted to find something special. He set his sights on a book adaptation that everyone was saying would be the film of the decade. He hadn't read the book, but there were elves and dwarves, how great! That's how I ended up watching The Lord of the Rings. I had nightmares for weeks (meeting the Balrog at seven is not without consequences).
A pastry : baklava
I covered my very first wedding as a wedding photographer for free, so the pressure would remain bearable. As the bride was of Lebanese origin, trays of baklava were made available to guests after dinner. No one was hungry, so I tucked in and ate about 72 of them (what a glorious memory). A few days later, as payment, the bride and groom had a kilo of baklava delivered to my home. Since then, these cakes have been one of the (very) great joys of my life.
An author :
For my grandparents from Marseille, Marcel Pagnol is the writer, and I discovered reading through all his books and then his films. Part of my childhood was anchored in these pages and in my grandparents' southern accent. When I was little, I used to imitate it, but not being from Marseille at all, my mother said it sounded like a slightly weird German accent. Charming.
An animal :
I lived in Australia for a year and there's a delightful bird there called the magpie, a type of crow found everywhere. That bird has the delightful habit to attack people when it feels threatened. One particularly vicious specimen hated me, and as magpies have an excellent memory, he harassed me for months by coming to sink his talons into my skull when I went shopping on foot. I tried many disguises that never worked - sharp eyes in addition to a heated temper, that one.
one movie (or rather three) :
La Trilogie Marseillaise
And here comes Pagnol again ! Among the films my father put my brother and me in front of, Pagnol's Trilogie occupies a special place. The Marseille accent resonates strongly in this saga of the 1930s with its tenor voices. The first time I showed it to my husband, he asked me if there were subtitles (rude and absolutely not).
A book :
Du Domaine des Murmures
It's the story of a 15-year-old girl who asks to be walled up in the 12th century to escape a forced marriage. Yes, that is a story I come back to whenever I feel down or sad (because I'm that weird). It's beautifully written, and it's been my favorite book for over ten years. With a theme like this, I can confirm that I stand out whenever literature is discussed at dinner. I highly recommend it.
My best asset :
As the previous point doesn't indicate, I believe that humor is my best asset for unraveling stressful or difficult situations, both in life and at work. I've even done stand-up comedy (not my best memory, ask me about it during your couple session if you need funny stories to chill). Getting up on stage to make people laugh is still the scariest experience of my life. Compared to that, making the bride and groom laugh is a walk in the park!
I've always loved writing - I've been very active in the wonderful world of Fanfiction for years - and I wanted to link these editorial inclinations with my taste for photography. I write about my services, about the world of marriage, I share thoughts, the fruit of certain research I have done on several aspects of photography... I welcome you in this joyful mayhem!