Category Archives: By Location

Asylum Wedding Photography

So I’d seen wedding photography from this wonderfully dilapidated church venue in London called Asylum, and the light in there looked amazing. But it wasn’t until a colleague of mine, a news agency photographer in London, asked me if I was available for his brothers wedding there, that I got the chance to shoot there. I’d been looking forward to this wedding for a while, but before the ceremony there, I caught up with Kat finishing her bridal preps at the nearby Shangri-La at The Shard hotel. Another great London venue, I’d shot an engagement party there before, so knew what stunning views across London there would be.

Once finished there, I headed over to Peckham, where Asylum is located, to meet Rich greeting guests there already. It’s called Asylum, not about a lunatic asylum, but in the sense that it is a sanctuary. It used to be the chapel for some Almshouses that provided homes for retired pub landlords. It was heavily damaged during the war by an incendiary device, and then renovated and restored little by little through the decades. Now it stands as an art space and is available for wedding hire. As expected, the light was gorgeous inside and made for some great documentary moments before the guests boarded some London buses for the journey to Borough Market where the evening reception was at Roast Restaurant.

Here’s some more Asylum Wedding Photography for you to look through. Or check out my Documentary wedding photography portfolio.

Wedding in Costa Navarino – Greece

 

Every wedding, as a celebration of love that symbolizes a glorious new beginning, deserves to have a touch of fairytale. An enchanting venue, a dream wedding-gown, an atmosphere of magic… Not everybody opts for a destination wedding, but those who do, like Jennifer and Bryan, are ready to put in all the time and effort needed to create a one-in-a-lifetime experience both for themselves and for their guests. For if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well! The choice of the wedding venue couldn’t have been better: Costa Navarino, a superb luxury resort nested in a stunning landscape of lavender fields, olive and citrus groves and two signature golf courses next to the Ionian Sea coastline, was the ideal setting for a perfectly organized wedding.

The three-day celebrations started at the restaurant Flame at the Dunes Course clubhouse, in the extensive area of the hotel’s golf club. We all met there for a welcome drink and a friendly chat at the pre-wedding party, which began with live jazz music. A little later the music choices of the DJs set the place on fire, and the party took off like a rocket!

On the wedding day, the traditional preparations of the groom and the bride took place in the suites of Westin, where the atmosphere was relaxed and full of happy anticipation. The beautiful ceremony was held in the Church of Panagia Myrtidiotissa, Pylos, and the lovely sunshine matched the mood of everybody present. The bride looked like a nymph in her ethereal wedding dress, and the groom couldn’t have looked happier.

The reception was held in Pero, at the Romanos, a wonderful restaurant that enjoys unobstructed views of the scenic landscape and the emerald Ionian Sea. In this classy, stylish setting, with fabulous jazz music filling the air, the guests enjoyed the best quality food the local cuisine had to offer. And everybody was moved by the speeches of the two fathers and the newlyweds themselves. Then photos were shot both in the hotel premises and in the broader golf area.

When the wedding dinner was over, the party kept rocking at the Anax Lounge, with rousing music and a wedding photo booth, to culminate with Greek songs played by a bouzouki band and the famous tradition of breaking plates and carnation blossom showers. It was a great party, but not the last one! The beach party at Barbouni Bar by the sea, with more music and dancing, delicious snacks and games on the sand, was equally unbelievable.

The sweet couple deserved nothing less than a perfect wedding. May all of their days together be as sunny and happy as their wedding day!

Photography by Thanasis Kaiafas

A Rainy Bachelorette Party in Naples

Eight women were traveling from France to Naples to have a bachelorette party in the sunniest place in South Italy.

They were surprised to find a rainy day in a city known into the entire world for its climate.

But it has been a marvelous scenario just because it was different from all the other parties: rain on her day brings the bride a good luck.

They have enjoyed it and me too!

Split Croatia Wedding

For your engagement, wedding or honeymoon shooting you can choose one million of places around the world, but hardly you will find any as beautiful and unique as Split in Croatia. Many of couples around the world recognized it and engaged us to take their photographs exactly under the shadows of the historical palace or under the sun in Split.

Split Croatia Wedding Shooting
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A wedding on the other side

This French couple has decided to tie the knot on the other side of the planet: they flew from South of France to Auckland, New Zealand. They had just contacted me, the photographer, and the celebrant to make their vows official. On the way, they have picked up the landlord of the lovely place they were staying at in Piha (West Auckland) and the celebrant assistant as their witnesses.

It truly was a delightful, unique and original wedding and for sure very intimate: without any guests!