Category Archives: By Location

Engagement Photography session at Santorini and Mykonos islands – Greece

Santorini and Mykonos are the two most well known Greek islands, and they both belong to the Cyclades islands complex, with the characteristic blue churches and chapels with the blue domes, the narrow alleys, the white houses with the blue doors and windows.

These elements are surrounded by the blue sky and sea and during summer at high temperatures.

Jacqueline and Dave come from Canada and USA, they will get married next year on a very special and lucky date, according to the Chinese calendar….08. 08 2018

We had a photo session at Mykonos first and of course the trademark of the island, the windmills was within the locations we had to visit.

We were lucky enough to meet “Peter” the Pelican, the living symbol of the island, while we were strolling at the narrow alleys looking for the best spots to have their portraits captured.

After two days we met at Santorini, and we visited several places and spots at this equally amazing island.

Landscape and breathtaking views have to be taken into consideration on this island as well as the beautiful architecture.

This is a sample of the two sessions we had at Santorini and Mykonos or to be exact Mykonos and Santorini.

Wedding at the Sofitel in Fiji Denarau

This wedding is a mix of a tropical and boho vibe. Right by the beach, the happy couple said yes in front of many of their friends and family who flew all the way to Fiji to celebrate their union. The Sofitel Denarau (in Nadi, Fiji) was a perfect venue. The children could run around while the adult enjoyed the cocktail on a lovely warm tropical weather.

Anniversary portraits photo session at Mykonos island – Greece

Mykonos is famous for the windmills, the churches, the narrow alleys, the blue and colorful doors, and windows. Miho and Masa, a couple from Japan had a cruise in the Mediterranean sea celebrating their first wedding anniversary. They decided that the best and most picturesque place at the cruises schedule that they would visit, would be the island of Mykonos. They contacted me as they wanted me to photograph them at the “island of the winds.”

We arranged a photographic “portraits” session at Mykonos Hora (the capital).

The only time they would be available was at 15:00 midday, the most difficult time for portraiture due to the extremely strong and contrasty light (not to mention the heat)!

Despite that, both me and them, we were very satisfied with the photographs!

Here is a small sample….

Villa Pianciani Wedding Reportage

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Capturing the wedding of Andy and Kelly was truly a unique experience, filled with lots of surprises, including an impromptu bike festival and chasing the sunshine through the woods.

Graced with the presence of an expansive vivid rainbow over the stunning Umbrian Hills, the weather set the tone for what was a magical day.

As they joined in Matrimony in Comune di Spoleto, the celebrations followed with gelato and prosecco in Piazza del Mercato, to an intimate reception at the exquisite Villa Pianciani, Spoleto.

Wedding Photography: Andrea & Federica
Wedding Reception: Villa Pianciani
Flower Design: Sartoria Floreale

Santorini Oia Wedding Photos

Mara and William traveled all the way from Washington D.C. to get married in Oia. The preparations of both the bride and the groom took place in a private Cycladic villa above the ruins of the Venetian castle. As I was climbing the path to the villa early in the morning of the wedding day, breathing the sweet fragrant air and drinking in the beauty and the colors of the amazing landscape, I fell in love with the place. And I couldn’t help thinking that Mara and William couldn’t have made a better choice.

The ceremony was held on a terrace with endless views of the Aegean blue. The bride looked divine in her exquisite low-back wedding dress and her elegant Badgley Mischka bridal shoes, and the groom was very handsome in his classic blue suit. They both radiated happiness, and the glorious weather seemed to symbolize the perfect beginning of their new life together.

The newlyweds drove to Le Ciel, a wedding and event venue with spectacular views, for the wedding reception in an old white automobile that added a classy touch to the romantic atmosphere of the wedding. And it is worth noting that they had also arranged to have a wine tasting experience, which I am sure they enjoyed tremendously, as Santorini happens to produce excellent wines that owe their special taste and aroma to the climate and volcanic soil of the island.

I would also like to mention that once again I had the fortune and pleasure to cooperate with the wedding planner Maria and her enthusiastic and talented team of Tie the Knot in Santorini, who deserve the credit for the wonderful decoration both in the villa and in the reception area.

Dear Mara & William, thank you for trusting me and letting me be a part of your special day as your wedding photographer. I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness together!

Photography by Thanasis Kaiafas