Goodbye 2018! Hello 2019!
2018 was pretty intense and, funnily enough, I have just realised this creating my Instastory on the 31st of December going through hundreds of photos and videos saved on my phone…
I guess we hardly ever look back at the things we’ve accomplished. We also never give ourselves a credit for all the jobs well done, all the successes and achievements.
2018 was a year of growth. Year of becoming more mature and grounded.
From the moment we have decided to buy an old finca in Mallorca in January to hopping on the flight to Kolkata mid December for Condé Nast Traveller shooting the last travel story in 2018, it was a year full of decisions, packing suitcases, airports, making new friends, photographing like crazy and enjoying every quiet moment back home with our dogs, cooking meals from scratch.
2018 was a year of acceptance, year of focusing on my strengths instead of my weaknesses.
2018 also was a pretty rainy year!
It rained in France while we photographed Avignon and Village Castigno story for the Traveller in March.
It rained all day during my first wedding of the season on the 5th of May in Mallorca where Mandy and Lucie from Alago Events pulled off a miracle. It rained during Raventos i Blanc vineyard wedding in Barcelona but that didn’t stop anyone from having al fresco tapas and A Spanish Do team making sure the wine was pouring harder than rain. It rained more in Sicily during our Noto trip for the Traveller…
The skies opened up in Paris on the 22nd of May, flooding the streets as me and Diva Borrelli listened to the rain hitting the glass roof of the Louvre one day before Alex’s & Dave’s wedding at the Ritz.
And that’s only May I’m talking about!
So many trips, so many beautiful memories.
In this post I want to focus on wonderful weddings I have photographed in 2018.
I haven’t shot many but the ones I have booked were oh so memorable.
I loved every single one of them. Loved all my couples, loved all the stories, the moments of laughter, tears of happiness, the excitement, crazy wedding commotion.
I loved seeing my couples favourite venues, tasting their favourite food, sharing their passion for wine, knowing how and why they have chosen this particular place on earth or why this wedding dress fitted better than other. Meeting kind, generous and most importantly genuine people was definitely the biggest highlight of 2018. I would like to thank all the amazing souls that have crossed my path last year.
Thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding celebration!
I am really grateful for all the moments spent with you and your families.
Here are some of my favourite photographs from 2018 weddings…