Santorini wedding photographs of Aline + Michael

Aline and Michael were married in Santorini at the beautiful wedding venue La Ciel Santorini. I was honoured to be flown out there to photograph their special day, and for the first time witness Santorini’s outstanding beauty and heat.. So why did they choose me? My style fitted with their requirements, they had seen my wedding photographs online and even without meeting me they booked. Aline and I clicked on the phone, I explained how I worked and that was exactly what she wanted. Michael is a comedian, working away in Germany for much of the year, he was unable to speak or meet me before the wedding, but I knew that if he was marrying Aline we would get on famously.

Santorini is a stunning island. Its’ beauty, the views, the people all make it a fascinating place not only to visit, but also to get married. I arrived the day before the wedding and met Aline and Michael and their friends at a mountain top restaurant from where they were going to quad bike back down to their villa. Once at the bottom a feast of a BBQ was prepared where family and friends gathered to eat, drink and watch the sun go down. Aline and Michael were so hospitable throughout the whole weekend, and were adamant that I should join them at every turn.

The next day I arrived in the morning to photograph Alines’ bridal preparations. Photographing in such beautiful soft light is quite an experience, bearing in mind that most of the time the light we get in England is harsh and all too scarce. From there we went to the wedding at La Ciel. With its perfect vista it provided the most incredible backdrop for the marriage ceremony. It was difficult to do it justice, do I shoot wide or close, where is the best place to stand? All of those questions were going through my mind.

I love to photograph destination weddings, and have been so lucky that couples have asked me over the years to photograph their weddings in these far off places. I consider it a real honour.

I hope you enjoy these wedding photographs from Santorini, if you would like to see more destination weddings please visit the link. If you would like to know more about me, or would like me to photograph your wedding please do contact me.

 

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