Santorini Symbolic Wedding in Firostefani

Wedding Venue Firostefani Santorini

Photography is my passion and traveling adds more eyes to a photographer’s vision. I loved traveling and had been on a hectic travel schedule for work. I was on my way to my home in Santorini just having completed an assignment in Athens. Traveling keeps me going and my next assignment landed me in Firostefani, a small village in Greece. Firostefani lies close to the famous Caldera. I was given the opportunity to photograph a lovely wedding couple at the Sun Rocks Venue there.

The Wedding

The couple; Sean, the groom and Sereena, the bride are US citizens. But they desired to perform a symbolic wedding with their respective families in Santorini. Considering it was symbolic wedding it was a tad bit funny, but the way and manner in which it were executed by a couple in question definitely oozed tons of class and a real passion for love and matrimony.

The participants

The groom, Sean was a wonderful guy with a smashing personality. When he first saw his bride all dressed-up and ready to be his forever he had that wonderful sparkle in his eyes, a sparkle that twinkled only passion and a deep love for his to-be wife. The bride had an excitement that was contagious and difficult to contain. She looked gorgeous in her stunning white bridal gown. Simple and classy, her gown had a Victorian edge that I tried to capture in my reels. The guests wore lovely bright color clothes, very brunch-like clothes. This flattered my photographs.

Weather and Location

The breezy and sunny morning made the wedding a perfect to shoot for me. The shots were beautifully clicked; the colors, the bride and groom wore enhanced, and the beauty of their skin tones along with constant natural kissing sunlight gave an unexplainable contrast to my photos. The breeze was cold, but the warmth of the sun, and the hearts on the verge of holy matrimony were creating a heavenly aura at the Sun Rocks Hotel in Firostefani.

Kristo’s thoughts
Although only symbolic in nature, this wedding was not short of any other wedding. In fact, I would say this symbolic wedding was a very beautiful and memorable wedding. What would more a photographer want? A lovely stunningly beautiful bride, a superbly handsome groom, a picturesque location and the backdrop of a blue and green sea as the icing on the wedding cake! It was a truly memorable wedding that has been caught in time forever.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Valeria Lopez

    Please , I need some information about your service .

    I want to get married in a symbolic ceremony in Santorini , really very simple .

    I was looking for some hotels in Oia ( my favorite place ) and found Armeni Luxury Villas.

    His bronze package includes up to 2 hours of service. This package I can shoot within the hotel and on the outskirts of Oia ( main landscapes of Oia) ?

    Another question , I’m having trouble finding the contact Celebrant Official of Santorini, as the ceremony will be very simple I would just like the celebrant and photographer ( his service ) you can help me with that?

    A wedding planner in my case is not necessary. Do you understand me?

    I will be very grateful if you can help me .


  2. Miss Maja Zubovic

    I was wondering what is your price to take my wedding photos
    Wedding ceremony will be at 18:00h at St. Irini, me my future husband,our best man and maid of honor.
    Are you available, how much picture will we get and what do i need more to know.
    Thank you

  3. Sandip Roy


    Please consider this as a prelim inquiry.

    I would like to know if you can arrange some wedding gown( white) for my spouse and a tuxedos with a black bow tie/or any other suitable for wedding occasion for men for us to take some photos only. We need the dress just for an hour or so.

    We need to take some photographs wearing the dress and we would like to spend only an hours time or maximum 2 hours time for this.

    We can come down to your place or studio and take some outdoor or indoor photos, with the dress and the photos how much would you charge?

    Alternatively we will be staying at some Santorini Hotel, if you can send someone/photographer with the dresses so that we can wear take some sea side and beach photos or in a church our couple photo and finish the session in an hour/2 hours or so?

    What would be the charges ? What are the dresses to wear and how you will organize this and what is included in this cost?

    We are from India, and there on our wedding ceremony we normally wear Indian Ethnic design wear so this time my spouse expressed her desire if reasonable fees for this then we might dress up as Greeks and take some photos.

    We are already married for over 11 years with our lovely angel (daughter) of 10 years.

    Do let me know and suggest. So just treat this as taking some memorable photographs NOT as a wedding or anniversary so shall request for very reasonable cost if possible.

    NO other arrangements required.

    Looking forward for your proposal and cost and planning. Dates when we are planning to travel in Santorini would be 26th and 27th May.


    Sandip Roy

  4. Johana

    Hi Kristo, I realize this is really last minute and we are just trying our luck here. My boyfriend and I will be travelling to Greece between 25 Sep to 7 Oct and we are hoping to get our photos taken professionally for our wedding next June. As we do not have our gowns and suits ready, we are not intending for this to be a “proper” pre-wedding photo shoot, but rather something more casual with beautiful scenery behind us. I would love to hear from you. Thank you.

  5. Coleen Reid

    Hi! We are coming over from Australia to elope in Santorini. We will have no guests. It will only be the 2 of us. Can you please let me know the price of getting ready (we plan to stay at Dana Villas also), ceremony & after ceremony photos. Thanks

  6. Arianna

    Hi! Do you have availability for a civil wedding on July 15th 2019? Would most likely want you for the night before as well!

  7. Brooke

    Dear Kristo Di Giorio,

    I am inquiring as to your availability and prices for Greek orthodox wedding photography on 2/3/21 in Athens.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards

  8. Danny

    G’day Kristo. We would like to to contract two (2) photographers of your Studio to artistically document the story of a wedding day in September 2020 in Firostefani with a blend of traditional and photo-journalistic approaches.

    This would encompass:

    -Pictures of each individual getting married leading up to the ceremony
    -Pictures during the ceremony
    -Photography shoot after the ceremony
    -Photos during dinner and post dinner celebration
    -Photographs during transition periods of itinerary
    -Professional Editing of Photographs
    -8 hours of consecutive wedding day coverage
    -Santorini Pre-wedding session (Only if needed and for a couple of hours to scout wedding venues)
    -Providing digital copies of all photographs taken

    Can you send us a quote?

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