In life every split second counts. Our moments of excel are precious because they pass before we know it. That is a photographer’s ultimate challenge: to become our eyes so we can revel in the moment, to cheat time by capturing its beauty in a frame. Life showers us with such moments. Creating photos larger than life is a photographer’s ultimate mastery.
After a long time of travelling and experimenting on different photography styles, I founded my studio, AGGELOU Photography in 2010, specializing in wedding and destination photography. Since then I’ve been splitting my time mostly between Athens and Santorini, as well as other Greek islands, working with the most amazing people and producing work that I’m really proud of.
I consider it my first priority to make my clients really feel the pleasure of a professional photo shoot. I consider it important to discuss in advance what they have in mind so I can suggest locations, equipment and styles accordingly. When you allow people the freedom and space to express themselves you will find that there is an artist in each and every one of us.
No two photo sessions are the same as no two people can be the same. I believe in adjusting your photography style according to the characters you have in front of you. There are people who have the talent and ease before the camera to produce the result of a magazine cover. There are others, more esoteric and reserved in nature, who demand a more abstract, fine art approach. Equally, others, more spontaneous and energetic by character, who force you to employ your best skills in photo journalism just to keep up with them! That is the key to my work, to mix different techniques according to the dynamic of my clients in order to give them original photographs, out of the ordinary photographs, equal to the quality of the moment they have decided to share with me.
What do you love about weddings: I couldn’t imagine of an event that holds a fuller palette of human emotions. It is innate in the nature of the ceremony itself. The act of standing before all the people you hold dear and declare your life’s partner forever holds such intensity and sensitivity and hope that could bend even the most cynical among us. So as a photographer, I couldn’t dream of a more inspiring theme to work with. But mostly importantly, as a person, I feel that sharing the love and tenderness and spontaneity and fun with my clients, puts my faith back in the human race!
I do love traveling and am very fond of destination weddings. Therefore, although I consider necessary to have my traveling and hospitality expenses covered, I am open to discussion for discounts on my fee in order to make the whole package more accessible to my clients.
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