Here are some things about me. The up side of things & and the other side.

I feed my inspiration from painting, reading and watching movies. I’m passionate about history, psychology, botanical illustration 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 because I want to treat every client with care and attention. My goal is to never stop learning about new things.

Being a freelancer photographer is mostly awesome 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. Also, there is a scary feeling of uncertainty that I get to experience at every event.

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 7 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 more non- judgmental person.

I care more because I know more, I see more, I get to know a lot of people and my core value is diversity in all forms.

I have simple needs: art, books, painting supplies and to support other artists by buying their products.

In my free time I like to grab a coffee and talk to solopreneurs or entrepreneurs friends. I need to stay connected, sometimes as a freelancer you fell lonely, I need to share my fears with "my kind of people" that get through the same problems.

Moving from Bucharest to Iasi was a bold move, but I'm happy I did it. I still have many projects in Bucharest and in the same time I enjoy a more bohemian lifestyle in Iasi.

I'm part of the creative community here in Iasi and I'm grateful for this chance. I'm part of this awesome creative team that helped me so much Creativ Inainte de Cafea.

Oana Filip is the one behind this project, her idea was to help entrepreneurs like Alexandra to share their stories.

I get to photograph the event along with my friend and colleague Oana Gociman.


Solitude moments

I love to draw

For me drawing is the most intimate medium of expression. I like to buy flowers and make drawings for my family or friends.
I enjoy solitude, I'm introverted and I need to build up my energy and then go out in the world.
If you like to see more of my drawings, check my blog posts.

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I'm a Sea lover

I love the sea, the wind in my hair, the plants that grow wild and the vast landscapes.

Someday I wish to live somewhere by the sea side.


I have two brothers and one sister

I'm lucky to be part of a big family. I learn a lot from them and I know that no matter what happens to me, I have their support. Every family has it's own dynamics and we make it work by being there for each other.

Some days are not smooth

Being a freelancer can be like a carousell, an emotional & financial one. Some days are dark and some are bright. When the days are dark I go in to writing or drawing my feelings out. It always helps me to remember that a few years ago I was praying for what I have now. Having a few good friends really helps when things are grey.

My core values

It was always a challenge for me to be aligned with my values. It was harder when I started 15 years ago, I was the only freelancer that I knew and everybody around me had a more conservative way of life. Now I feel that I've earned my place in the world. My core values will always guide me: independence, freedom, diversity and kindness.