The Correct Approach of Destination Wedding Photography
Before I decided to take up wedding photography as a profession, I had already worked out what it meant to me as a photographer, as an artist and as a person. I had been interested in the depiction of subjects through photography and drawing since I was a teenager. The subject I liked most was people; expressions, personal stories and experiences were part of each portrait I created. I spent countless hours leafing through photography books and spent most of my money buying them.
Wedding photography includes of these elements. You get closer to people, share their stories and are called upon to embody their emotions in images, to keep them alive over the years as seen through your own eyes. Year after year, day after day, I have stayed this course; recording human stories and experiences with respect and honesty.
The philosophy behind the work of a wedding photographer is very important because it directly defines the outcome and, in this case, the images that a wedding photographer is consciously aiming to deliver.
Under no circumstances at a wedding would I think that wedding rings like this have greater value than a loved one, a single tear, a warm hug, a smile, a grandfather recalling his youth, a grandmother crying, your friends joking around and, above all, the expressions on your own faces. I want my approach and our association to be based on spontaneity and freedom. My goal is not to add to your stress (with my own anxiety). The main thing is honesty, allowing the reality of your own personal moments to shine through in the photographs you receive after the event.
I am sharing my personal views here because I believe they may help couples and other wedding photographers to better define what they want to achieve through their work.
I saved destination weddings and why I chose to work as a wedding photographer all over Greece, instead of staying in my own town, until the end.
It is a great honor to have your work appreciated and to be invited to different places to photograph these special family moments. I wanted to live up to that honor, so for the last two years, I have been travelling and getting to know people, places and scenes from all over Greece. Such trips are as important for a photographer as they are for any person journeying through life. You can see, appreciate and understand things much more easily and that becomes apparent in the photographs you deliver each time.