When Andrea and Tyler first emailed us about their wedding in Crete, we literally had a mini celebration here at the ESTILO studio…champagne and all! You see, ever since we started our company, we had been dreaming about shooting a wedding in Greece. The pastel sunsets, white washed Cycladic homes, bougainvillea draped streets…it just seemed to be the perfect backdrop to the most romantic wedding. So we waited and waited. 7 years. Basically shooting everywhere from Zimbali to Bali, Italy, Mauritius…and then Andrea and Tyler’s email came. The excitement was too much!
So here we go - this is our trip to Greece, for anyone planning a shoot in Greece, here are some of our top tips:
- Pack as light as possible! All the ferrying / flying between islands (if you are planning on doing that) can take it’s toll. Also keep in mind that most of the islands are rocky and the stairways and walkways to hotels are steep! The heaviest bags we took were actually our equipment bags and even those were a schlep to lug around.
- Greece in summer time is HOT HOT HOT! If you are shooting a wedding there, remember to pack light linens or cottons to shoot in - otherwise you will end up being a sweat-stained mess. Stay hydrated too!
- If possible, arrange a post-wedding couple shoot with your clients in a beautiful spot. We chose Oía, Santorini. The sunset views are unbeatable and we got the best couple shots at this shoot - no distractions, everyone relaxed, another beautiful location.
- Get ESTILO to shoot!! We are dying to go back!!
Videography | Cinastage Studios
Bride's dress & Shoes | Vonvé Bridal Couture
Groom's suit | The Cavalier
Bridesmaids dresses | Lena Frezza Design