santorini family photography

A happy family is a beautiful sight to behold. As a family photographer in Santorini I had a wonderful time capturing the love and joy of a super cute family on my camera yesterday. The father Rudi and the Mother Grace are from Philippines, but currently live and work in the country of Singapore. Their little boy Zach is a boisterous 7-year-old, who is a bundle of energy with the most adorable mischievous grin. Together they are a lively family, who adore each other immensely and have plenty of fun together.

We began our family photo shoot on the black beach of Santorini. Afterwards we continued on to the Imerovigli and Oia Villages. I had a great time photographing them. By all means these memorable pictures (including some artistic black and white pics) will remind them of the terrific holiday they had on the picturesque Greek Island.

Fun and frolic on the sands of Santorini

Our first stop was at the black beach of Santorini. Bubbly little Zach decided then to test his prowess at how high he could jump on the sands. While their excited little champion sprang into the air, jumping higher each time, Rudi and Grace looked on with pride in their eyes, as undiluted joy lit up their smiles!

Next it was time for some family fun. Ready, get set, Go! And the trio dashed across the beach. Sprinting through the soft sands as the cool water gushed forth in frothy waves at their feet, the warm afternoon air was punctuated with their laughs and squeals of delight. Grace outran the two boys and emerged the winner of this merry family race.

Family love is in the air

Our next stop was at Imerovigli Village. The winds of Thira and the breathtaking beauty of Imerovigli ignite romance in every lover on the shore. So, Rudi and Grace were no exception to this magic. As they fell into each others arms, enjoying the beauty of the moment, little Zach couldn’t imagine that his parents would leave him out. As his parents looked into each others eyes and were lost in their own world, Zach made sure he was part of it by clinging to his father’s leg and remaining there till they were ready to pay attention to him.

Sharing lessons for life at Oia

At Oia, Rudi’s son joined him as he watched the boats sail on the glistening blue waters below. Like every little boy, Zach was fascinated by all the things his dad had to tell him about boats and sailing. He had plenty of questions too, about pirates, treasures under the sea, mermaids and sea voyages. Rudi patiently cleared all his doubts shortly and was happy to share his time and knowledge with his boy. At the same time, as father and son, they were enjoying the magnificent view from above. But the most touching moment was the  5 minute brake in Oia to pray to God and thank Him for keeping their family healthy. Rudi sat on his knees, looked at the sky and among others whispered: “Thank you my Lord for everything and please protect my family”. As for Zach, he squatted in front of the Blue Domed Church and whispered; “Please my Lord, in your kindness, watch over my dad and mom and keep them healthy and strong…” This was one of the most touching moments of my life. I almost cried when I saw this smart boy, their wonderful son praying to God for his parents.

Thank you guys

Well, that was a fabulous afternoon that I spent with the most amazing family. Thank you guys for sharing your time with me, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Client Testimonial: Dear Kristo, Thanks again for the wonderful photos. We had a great time in the shoot too. As promised, here is our testimonial for you which you can put on your site: “It was our first family photo shoot and Kristo made us feel at ease with his wonderful personality. We then were able to relax and have fun so the shots had a natural feel to them. Also, he really knows the ins-and-outs of the island so he captured the beauty of the place in each shot. For this reason we highly recommend him to anyone who wants to have great family photography in their Santorini vacation. – Rudi, Grace & Zach”

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    do you do photos in other regions apart from Greece.. would love to know that.
    Always keep me updated on your recent photos, they are just so nice.

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      G’Day Santi! My company is based in Santorini, the most spectacular place in Greece.. Somewhere I need to host my studio.. 🙂 But I’m also available to travel abroad to shoot weddings or any other kinds of events (pre weddings, engagements, honeymoons, etc.). I ‘ve been in Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore and once in Beijing, the capital of China. If you like my work, please do not hesitate to contact me regarding your needs and we will find for sure a formula to make things work. Since I love traveling, my prices are very competitive for destination weddings. Keep well, Kristo.

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    Hi Kristo,
    We’re a family of 4 currently living in Hong Kong. I’m Hongkong Chinese and my husband is an Indian. We have 2 daughters in 4 and 15 years old. My dream holiday of blue and white @Aegean Sea will be coming true this July! We will arrived Santorini on 15th July and leaving on 18th July. We aim to come to celebrate our 16th anniversary with our children. Do you have any suggestion for shooting our family portrait as well as the cost?
    Looking forward to your kind response.

    Cheers,
    Tracy

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    Hello,

    We are from China, 3 Adults and 2 Children, want to take Family Photography.

    We prefer the Silver Package. Is it total 400 Euros? During the photography, could we have a place to change our clothes?

    Thank you!

    Best regards,
    Yingxin

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    Hi,
    We will be on vacation in Santorini, Its our anniversary and we will be with our two kids age 10 (girl)and 3(boy). Most probably staying in Imerovigli village. We would like you to get Santorini breath taking backdrop, sunset and tourist locations. Few Portraits rest we would like you to capture our family through the white streets backdrop with interesting angles. I would like change of clothes also. Please let me know if you are available 6/13/2017.
    Thanks

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    Hello Kristo Studio,

    My family and I (4 people) are traveling form the U.S. to Santorini from 14/08-17/08 and are available on 15/08 or 17/08. We are on holiday celebrating my dad’s 56th birthday and parents’ 24th anniversary. It’s going to be a very special trip for us and I want to surprise them with a photoshoot that I know we will cherish for a long time.

    If you could respond letting me know if you’re available for either the 15th or 17th, the cost of a photoshoot per hour, and if you can accommodate multiple locations, I would appreciate it very much.

    Looking forward to hearing back soon!

    Michael

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    Hi, I am visiting with my son may 31 for 4 nights. Interested in family photo session. I have cancer and desire to keep the memories alive with some nice photos. Please advise availability and cost. Thank you!

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    Hi, We are going to santorini in May with our3 year old daughter, so we would like to get some family portraits. Could you please give us detail like prices , how much hours of photo session etc

    Thanks
    Suchita & Subrat

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    We will arrive from a cruise ship around 2pm. We would like a sunset photoshoot, a mix of family pictures and couple pictures. Our party is composed of my in laws, my husband and myself and our two kids 9 and 11 yo. We would like either the package 90 min or 2hrs depending on how many sites we can go within that given time. Are the sites far from each others?

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    Hi
    I am looking for photo shoot in santorini
    Date : 25 MAR 2019 time – Flexible

    We are husband +wife + 11 old kid – Most important – I am NOT looking for typical couple pics rather more family casual pics. Please advice

    Can I have good price please?

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    Hi Kristo, do u have any openings for next week?

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    Dear Kristo Studio,
    We want to hire a photographer for family photos with the Blue Domes as the backdrop. Please revert asap.

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    We would love to book a session in Oia with our extended family members (grandparents, siblings, cousins). What are our options?

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    My name is Krisha! Looking for a great little photo shoot with my 2 year old pooch this weekend in Imerovigli. Are you available?

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    Hello Kristo!! We love your work! My sister is having a small Santorini wedding ceremony on May 27th at 530pm. I would like some photographs of us after a the ceremony nearby, to capture some candid images of the family of 7. I think that 2 hours would be ok. Can we book the Bronze Package for the price of €300? Is it negotiable because we are on a budget?

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    Hi there, I am interested in organising a photographer to take some professional photos of my family while we are in Santorini in July. While I was originally only thinking of 1 hour duration, I might consider the sight seeing option as well. Are you able to provide pricing for both options please and details of the process for each? We are staying in Firostefani. Thanks, Marty

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    Hello,

    We have VIP pax (celebrities from the Thailand) who would like to avail three of your private tours as per below itinerary. Please advise if you have availability during these dates and can we prepay for the said passengers?

    MAY 1 ARRIVE IN SANTORINI
    Arrive in Santorini. Meet and greet your local assistant and proceed to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

    MAY 2 SANTORINI
    Specially designed for first time travellers, this tour focuses on art, architecture, history and culture of Santorini. Our first stop for the day will be the village of Imerovigli. Built on the highest point of the Caldera Rim, approximately 300 m. above the sea level, offers amazing panoramic views of the island. Santorini, is a remote island, and thus it was frequently ravaged by pirates in the Middle Ages. Just a 15 minutes drive and we will stop to Oia (Ia) village. This fairytale village is considered a national treasure and is protected by the Greek Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works. It’s one of the foremost tourist attractions of Greece. Our next stop but not last is Santos Winery, the largest winery of the island. It is a great place to taste our local wines (vinsanto, assyrtiko, nykteri, etc.) and buy some of our local products such us tomato products, caper, fava beans etc. Our last stop will be the highest mountain of Santorini, profitis ilias. You will have the opportunity to see the whole island (caldera, airport, inland villages, nearby islands) from a 800 meters height. It is also a great place to take long distance pics. After that, we will take you back to your accommodation or Fira to take the cable car down to the port.

    MAY 3 SANTORINI
    In this tour, you will meet the real locals and get to know about their home’s architecture. The interaction with the native Santorinians will also help you get a better cultural experience and an insight view of the ecological friendly houses which are curved into the hillsides. You will also admire santorini’s churches, which treasure the local historical and cultural legacy. We strongly believe that it is not all about the blue dome church, but it’s also about the interior of the building.

    MAY 4 SANTORINI
    Treat yourself to a VIP Photoshoot in the most photogenic island in the world! The Greek island of Santorini offers the perfect backdrop for incredible photos. The photographer will meet with you over drinks or coffee the day before the session to talk about your desires, questions and of course to feel comfortable with him / her. Depending on your needs and time, the professional photographer will personally tailor your excursion to certain spots that will yield opportunities to create stunning portraits, taking into account the sunset time, the lightning conditions and the weather. 2-hour shoot and 2 locations will be covered during this photoshoot tour.

    MAY 5 SANTORINI – ROME
    Check out from your hotel and transfer to Santorini airport for your onwards flight to Rome.

    Looking forward to your soonest response.

    Best regards,

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