What does French wedding photographer Alison Bounce wish she'd known when she started her 13-year career capturing couples' big days? "What happens during the wedding day!" she says. "The only memory I had about weddings was as a guest when I was a child." And that memory was largely of being bored.
Hundreds of weddings later, Alison is now a seasoned authority on matrimonial celebrations: she's shot intimate and big weddings, formal and informal weddings, religious and civil weddings, and everything in between. And it turns out there was no correct answer for what to expect, after all. "We never know what's going to happen during the wedding day," she says – and as a documentary wedding photographer, that's exactly what she loves about them. "I like adrenaline and just letting life do what it has to do."