Santorini Wedding Photographer | Keeley + Tom

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What can I say about this incredible wedding on the Greek Island of Santorini. When Keeley and Tom asked me to jump on a plane and fly over to photograph their special day at this wonderful place, I couldn’t have been more thrilled. Being a Santorini wedding photographer is a dream come true. I love adventures and photographed a few weddings abroad now, but the peacefulness and beauty of this part of the world is second to none.

Wedding Photographer Santorini

The venue for the wedding was called Santorini Gem, on the west coast of the island by the cliffs, overlooking the large volcanic bay and deep blue waters. Both Keeley and Tom got ready for the their wedding just a few miles away overlooking the also. Keeley and the girls had their hair and make-up done and Tom and boys just drank beer and messed around by the pool. Typical mornings for a bride and groom!

They headed over to the cliff-top venue for their wedding ceremony. So beautiful and just the perfect backdrop and setting. Such a privilege being a wedding photographer on Santorini. After some drinks and more drinks we headed off to a local village for some relaxed photos together. The it was back to the venue for the wedding speeches and toasts. The light was that good everywhere I pointed the camera that it made my life as a wedding photographer very easy. I just had to wait and be patient for moments to naturally happen and press the shutter just at the right time. I’d love return to photograph another wedding on Santorini.

Sunset over the bay

The sun set perfectly over the bay and what a photo opportunity this was. Keeley and Tom headed to the land beside the venue and watched it set right after the speeches. What wonderful colours were coming into the lens, and what a romantic scene for them both.

The evening went down a storm, which lots of drinks and a fun party. A huge congratulations to the newlyweds, thank you for asking me to be your wedding photographer on Santorini. I’m pleased you love the photos and I wish you all the best for the future.

Santorini Real Moment Documentary Wedding Photography

My style of wedding photography is a little different to most. I’m described as documentary wedding photographer and this a little different to other photographers on Santorini. All I ask if you forget about me and enjoy your wedding day. I don’t stop, I don’t pose, I just capture real moments that you will genuinely treasure for the rest of your lives. If you are looking for this documentary style wedding photography Santorini then I’d love to hear from you to discuss your wedding day.

It was great working with Jon Bird who was the awesome videographer and who I got to know on the days around the wedding bombing about on quad bikes! If you are looking for a Santorini wedding photographer, or for any other location on the planet, then please get in touch.

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Hidden in the Aegean Sea, the divine Greek island of Santorini is nothing short of knockout. Dazzling clear-blue seas, marshmallow-soft sand and jagged cliffs spattered with white-washed buildings, welcome you to a place where luxe accomodation, staggering views and the chance for total relaxation await.

This unbelievably good-looking isle, looks too good to be true. Crescent-shaped Santorini is a breath-taking showstopper of unrelenting crisp-white cliffs, dotted with staggering white buildings that appear to defy gravity. With two volcano-made tiny islands opposite, the three sites are connected by the tantalising turquoise lagoon, that sits in middle, the caldera. If you want gloss and glamour that will set your Instagram alight, this is the one.

Volcanic Greek Island

Formed from a violent eruption hundreds of years ago, Santorini is the bucket list destination. One of the hottest honeymoon spots in the world after your incredible wedding, Santorini delivers romance, drama, sights and sounds that pull in tons of visitors every year. There are lush, luxe hotels a-plenty on Santorini and every diamond-white, angular building looks like it has walked off the set of a movie. Built into the cliff-side, with scatterings of ocean-blue roofs, you’ll ditch your vertigo for a taste of this paradise. For flatter surfaces slightly inland, you can save a few pounds on accommodation. Although it is worth splashing to soak up the once-in-a-lifetime views as you lie submerged in your infinity pool, watching the sun go down.

Being a cliff-top island means that the capital Fira is a hub of activity. For the ultimate views head to Oia, for something a little quieter try Imerovigli, both not far from Fira. If you want to be further away then Vlychada and Kamari may be the way to go. And of course there are the beaches that will stun, from red to black or good old white sand,  Red Beach, Kamari Beach or Perissa will probably be first on your list. Climb the active volcano if you dare, but at 130 metres up, you’ll need to have a head for heights. Packed with an intricate network of alleys, stairways and little surprises, Santorini is a labyrinth of things to discover.

Places to visit on Santorini before the wedding

Visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera to get to know the place a little better. From Santorini’s explosions to its Ancient Greek mysteries and wonders, you’ll be captivated by what you find. For a further taste of old, head to serene Megalochori, an undisturbed village tucked away from the crowds. The Byzantine church of Panagia is well worth a visit, with its blue dome, bells, iconostasis, icons and bells, this is yet another photo-perfect sight. For a challenge walk up and up, to the Castelli of Pyrgos, to see the castle ruins and awe-inspiring views. If your legs need a rest en-route, don’t miss out on the gorgeous village of Pyrgos. This is where Keeley and Tom and I went for some relaxed wedding photos together. One of the most picturesque settings I have ever been a wedding photographer in.

A visit to a Greek aisle has to include the opportunity to get close to the history of old. Walk the streets, see the houses and take a look at the amphitheatre from long ago at Ancient Thera. Sail through the caldera and across the sea by day, or whilst enjoying the infamous sunset at night. For a bit more opulence, splash out on a catamaran and recline in style. For more activity, tour the local sought-after vineyards or take a long, leisurely walk to Oia and soak in the non-stop views of Santorini along the way.

Then there are cooking classes, photography tours, an outdoor cinema and helicopter rides for something a little different. As well as all of the swimming, walking and window-shopping to do. Then again, you may choose to revitalise and rejuvenate whilst you soak in the hot springs. The choice is yours, but for much of the time, you will simply want to sit, and drink in the jaw-dropping views.

The perfect place, the perfect setting

So close to water on all sides, with rich volcanic soil, you can expect to eat until your heart is content on this isle of wonder. From local seafood to wine, salads, desserts, grilled meat and plenty of dishes featuring the island’s unique white aubergeines, everything is fresh and deliciously home-grown. For a little fun under the stars, head to Santorini’s world famous nightclubs, from house to pop and jazz, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor places to make shapes on the dance floor. Enigma and Koo Club are top of the list for most. Then there are the PK Cocktail Bar and Mo Mix Bar at the top or the Lioyerma Lounge Pool Bar by the caldera at the bottom.

If you are getting married on Santorini and looking for a wedding photographer then please do get in touch.

 

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David Stubbs Wedding Photography Manchester, North West & UK 2018