Category Archives: All Weddings

A Beautiful Wedding in Luxembourg

Last month I had the chance to shoot Sharon and Luca’s beautiful wedding in Luxembourg. The wedding ceremony took place at the church of Alzingen, and it was followed by an amazing reception at the famous Château des Sept Fontaines, the ancient castle of the Villeroy-and-Bosh family.

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Getting ready in Bettembourg

I started the day around noon with the getting ready of the bride & groom in Bettembourg. I quickly shot a portrait of the groom and a few details shots such as cufflinks, and I then moved on to spend more time at the bride’s place. She already had her hair dressed, and I landed right during the make-up session for some candid shots. I also took the time to photograph the wedding rings using my new macro lens.

Next, the bride put her dress on with the help of her mom and bridesmaid. The room was super small, and it was not easy to shoot. I found a nice angle to get an original shot of the dress hanging in front of the wardrobe’s mirror.

Back to the living room, I decided to use my beauty dish to take a nice portrait of the bride on her sofa. It was then time to go to the Hesperange parc for a first-look and a photo-session with the bridal couple.

First-look and portraits in Hesperange

The bride & groom wished to do their portrait photos at the Hesperange parc. I know this parc pretty well since I regularly visit it with my kids. That said, parts in general are not my cup of tea for wedding photos, especially at 2 PM under the bright, harsh light! Obviously, I had brought my ProFoto B2 Kit with the softbox to make the photos more interesting 🙂

The bridal couple had rented a magnificent back-coloured Ford Mustang, so we took a few shots with it before heading to the ceremony at the Alzingen’s church.

A religious ceremony at the Alzingen church

I live very close to this little church, and yet, I had never been in before! Most of the time it is locked out, and I don’t attend mess :p

That said, it is a charming and very bright church, which helped me a lot for the photos of the religious ceremony. I had already shot a ceremony led by this same friendly priest, but it was in another church.

The ceremony ended around 5 PM and then we moved on to the Château des Sept Fontaines, literally the castle of the seven fountains.

The wedding reception at the Château des Sept Fontaines in Luxembourg

This is the castle of the Villeroy-and-Bosh family. It is located near Luxembourg city center, and it is magnificent and very well preserved. Very suitable for wedding receptions indeed!

During the cocktail, we took a lot of fun group shots with the guests. I also took some formal portraits inside the castle to take advantage of its beautiful interior wallpaper.

It then took some detail shots of tables using an off-camera flash with a blue gel to create some more interesting light.

During the dinner, there were some moving speeches followed by an impressive pyrotechnic show in the castle’s courtyard. It was organized by Das Feuertanzwerk Mr. Ingo Schweiger. Use of my flashes was forbidden, I could not even use video lights 🙁 So it was somewhat of a challenge to capture the moments, even at ISO 6400. And focusing was even harder! The show ended with the Sharon and Luca lighting a huge heat with torches!

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!

Destination Wedding at Rosciano Castle

We had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful destination wedding right in the heart of the Umbrian countryside.

Castello di Rosciano was the location chosen by Asli and Stefano for a simple, warm and intimate ceremony, with friends coming from all over the world.

From the bride:

We thought of Umbria because its midway between Milan (where we live) and Rome (where we have emotional connections). We know this region very well because Stefano’s father was born in these hills and we have a small family house where we often go for the weekends. Umbria is the perfect combination of relaxation, good food, friendliness and history.

We have visited a few locations but as soon as we arrived to Castello di Rosciano, we knew that it was the place we were looking for. Stefano said: “A princess like you deserves a castle”. From the courtyard of the castle there’s a spectacular view overlooking the hills of Bettona, Assisi and Perugia, and castle itself offers a setting which gives a magic touch to the atmosphere.

The ceremony was held on the lawn with the stupendous view overlooking the Umbrian hills.

Thanks to our family and friends it was an unforgettable, unique and colorful Turkish-Italian wedding. Special thanks to Andrea & Federica for capturing all these great moments with his camera.