Santorini, Greece, is truly the stuff dreams and fairytales are made of: an incredibly beautiful volcanic island surrounded by the crystal clear blue waters of the Aegean, bathed in the bright Greek sunlight and enveloped in the magic of ancient myths and legends. No wonder it is one of the most popular wedding destinations worldwide! This is the place Jin and Nancy chose for their engagement photoshoot. The lovely young Asian couple, who traveled all the way from Los Angeles, had planned everything down to the smallest detail… Except for one little detail that Nancy was not aware of: Jin intended to take her to her favorite restaurant… and propose to her over dinner! He informed me of his intentions through a separate e-mail, and I was delighted that I would witness such a unique moment. I got to the restaurant a few minutes before them and prepared to capture the scene with my camera. My heart was pounding in excitement. A sweet couple in love and a surprise marriage proposal in one of the most romantic places in the world is the best theme a wedding photographer could wish for! Everything went according to plan. And naturally, she said yes…
The photoshoot of the following day went perfectly smoothly too. Nancy and Jin, against a backdrop of blue skies and seas and the dazzling white of the traditional Cycladic architecture, looked awesome together. And thanks to them, their photos could be nothing less than awesome!
Dear Nancy & Jin, thank you so much for honoring me with your trust and for allowing me to tell your beautiful love story through the lens of my camera.
Photography by Thanasis kaiafas