What is your favourite wedding theme? Eclectic.
What inspires you? I am often inspired by contrasting themes, visions of other worlds, but also the things around me: nature as a backdrop first – as I find it a grounding element, but I am also inspired by certain themes, fairy tales, and poetry, writing, and any form of storytelling.
I love Pre-Raphaelite paintings. They give me a lot of inspiration – particularly the light and the way it hits the skin, and also the colours as well. I think that painters are such interesting subjects because they have to decide each time they change a picture, exactly how and why they are going to do something. This is a mindset that I cherish, particularly when working on my images post process.
What is special about weddings to you? All the emotion of the day that unfolds in front of my eyes. The absolute high you get from being swept up with a couple and their families’ love and happiness.
What is your favourite image of all time? Tough one… maybe The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse.
What book are you reading at the moment? ‘Book of Hours’ by Rainer Maria Rilke.
What is your Number 1 tip for brides and grooms? Make your day your own, skip trends and do things your own way.
What is the one tool of your that you can’t live without? My Visual Diary.
What are you excited about right now? A very special conceptual project I am working on at the moment. I can’t give away too much just yet, but I have always had a fascination with dark art and anything that made me think outside of my normal spectrum.
What is a special personal talent you possess? Follow the child within..
Where is your favourite place to escape to for downtime? Byron Bay.
All images by Peppermint Photography
Ms Chinoiserie Says: The emotion of a wedding day is so special; how lucky you are to be able to share in the couple’s joy and excitement!
About Peppermint Photography: Hi, I’m Amanda. I come from a background in Fine Art, Photography and Visual Culture. I fell completely in love with the creative freedom that comes with photography and the art of visual story telling. My work is moody, authentic and raw. It is also vibrant, bright and full of life. I will laugh with you and share your joy – whether it’s on a mountain top or in your family’s backyard, a free spirited adventure or an intimate elopement. I would love to tell your story.