Thanks for stopping by my Greece and Santorini pre wedding photography post. I regularly photograph couples from all over Asia and the USA who come to Santorini to shoot their pre wedding photography. But what is a Santorini pre-wedding session? Well, basically it’s an engagement package but with wedding dresses and gowns. It’s usually conducted a few months before the big day and the couple shows the pictures usually on a video wall during the ceremony.
The first contact prior the arrival to Santorini
A few weeks ago, Wei Bing contacted me from the exotic Malaysia to see if I would be available to do their outdoor pre wedding photoshoot in Santorini. She explained to me that visiting Santorini was one of her biggest dreams and that the previous day, her soon to be husband, Kenny surprised her with an invaluable gift, the flight tickets to our heavenly like island. Her voice was trembling from joy. I knew instantly that they wanted from a freelance Santorini photographer like me to give my best for their pre wedding shoot. Furthermore to make their shooting as memorable as I could. And that’s what I did! I grabbed my professional full-frame camera and did the magic!
The pre wedding photography around the island
Wei Bing was completely ready and prepared for this Santorini pre wedding photography. She had chosen several different outfits and accessories to combine. The girl knew exactly what she wanted to see on her photos. She was so happy, and her husband kept smiling. Honestly, when you are surrounded with such happiness you simply can’t resist, and it makes your day joyful too.
The couple told me that they wanted a concept that would include pre wedding photos taken on higher places of Santorini with the top views. They asked me to catch that endless beauty of the sky and the sea, where they overlap and looks like they become one. Of course, I loved their idea and agreed 100%! You can start calling me the genie from the lamp, since I made their wish come true! How I did that? Simply by capturing this love between the sea and the sky perfectly, all along with the beautiful landscape. In this 5-hour pre wedding photoshoot package in Santorini we visited so many locations. We started from Firostefani, the moved to Fira and eventually caught the sunset in Oia.
The wedding outfits
We started with several prewed photos of them standing alone. Bing was wearing an elegant Chinese white dress and gorgeous floral vence in her hair. She was more than a Chinese Bride, she looked like an ancient Greek goddess. Greece and China have so much common mythology! By the way, when her husband gave her that complement, she told us that that was her plan when she chose the outfit. She changed two more wedding dresses in Santorini and we took several traditional prewedding photos. Into one long, princess alike light pink dress, she looked like a real Disney princess. We stayed up all day and I captured the sunset too, making them even more magical and lovely.