Please read this Santorini photo shoot FAQs aka general terms and conditions before booking your shoot.
Please get in touch with me or my team using a way of communication you like. I’m available on mobile phone +306951661016 (including WhatsApp, Viber, and WeChat), email firstname.lastname@example.org, via Chat in this web-site, in FaceBook and Instagram. Let me know the date/s you would like to have a photo shoot and I will come back with the availability and the packages.
If the date is available choose a package according to your needs. To book a shoot a deposit should be done. The figures depend on the packages chosen. The deposit is non-refundable. When the deposit is done, you will get an email confirmation of your booking.
Packages starting from 8 hours are available for splitting for an extra fee.
If the package is above 5 hours please either provide a meal or plan a time-out for me to get some lunch nearby
Yes, I work absolutely legally. I own a photo studio here in Greece registered by the Greek Authorities.
I cooperate with the best Make-Up and Hair Do Artists in Santorini and will help to book their services.
Sure, I cooperate with the best agencies on the island, so just ask me for the info.
Yes, sure. Just ask me for that and I will help with the bookings.
Just email me what your budget is and I will come up with the ideas what can be done.
Deposit (a part of the sum) is paid beforehand to secure the date. The balance is due on the shoot day.
I accept PayPal, banking wires in euro, credit cards, cash, and Western Union.
I use several Canon and Sony cameras, each for its purpose, and the whole range of high-quality pro lenses. Most of the times it’s two cameras and 2-3 lenses (wide-angle, portrait fence and one for a specific job depending on a shooting type).
If the situation requires so I do use the lighting equipment, yes.
When the shoot is booked you will be asked for contact details and information on your stay in Santorini. Usually, I meet couples on the shoot day in their hotel. Sometimes we meet at the first location.
Please make sure to have a spare pair of comfortable shoes, if you will be wearing high heels. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and water are musts. Light scarves, hats and sun umbrellas will help very much.
I know the island perfectly well and gathered a pool of different locations (starting with the must ones and finishing by rare unique spots) for my clients. When a shoot is booked you will get a gallery with different locations so that you are able to choose.
Sure I can! Though I encourage any ideas a couple may have for a shoot, I guide my models during a shoot. So just relax and have fun: I will lead you through where to look at, what to do and when to say «cheese».
The general rule is avoiding the hottest hours, as for the detailed planning I will consult every couple/individual after a shoot is booked.
Sunset lasts 20-30 maximum and the outcome is not very big: just a few photos. Sunset shoot is great, if you have a day-lit photo shoot before, otherwise I would recommend choosing other hours.
The shoot can be postponed to the next day for an extra fee provided that there is a sufficient time slot for that.
Yes, it’s absolutely real. My true passion is nature and colors of Greece. I have mastered my shooting and processing skills so that the colors on pictures remain bright and natural. I do not over-filter the photos so you can get the truest memories of your special day.
Postprocessing and retouch
Postprocessing means a crop, light- and color-correction while retouch involves more sophisticated manipulations e.g. removing blemishes and working on the complexion, removing undesired objects, changing shapes (making slimmer/thicker), etc. Note: most of the photos on this website are post-processed and only a few of them are retouched.
Please note that the hair is almost non-retouchable. That means if the hair is messy during the photo shoot there is almost nothing can be done when retouching. So if the hair is important to you, make sure you (your hair-dresser) fixed it enough to survive in the windy Santorini weather. Adding object and complete changing of background have nothing to do with retouch and won’t be taken for implementation. Those are the common rules and anyway, every client’s demands are to be discussed separately.
When the post-processing is done, you will get a link to a web page created especially for you. The page will contain a photo gallery with the post-processed photos. Please note that every photo you get is post-processed. Depending on the package you will choose the number of pictures for the artistic retouch. When making a choice for retouch you will be able to leave a comment on each chosen photo as to what you want to be changed.
Postprocessing is done according to the line of clients (first shot – first done) and may take up to 16 weeks. We do our best to deliver the results faster but the quality is what really matters to us. If you need the results delivered faster, please ask for the speeding up service.
The more demanded is a photographer, the more time is needed to get the sets post-processed. It’s entirely the matter of quality and timing.
If you want your photos post-processed faster, you can book a speeding up service which is mentioned in the price-list. In this case, the set will be post-processed within 2 weeks after the service is paid for. Speeding up does not influence the mainline as it’s done during my spare time.
When all the photos are ready you will get a notification to download your pictures in High Resolution.
Providing RAW (original) files is an additional service and the costs may be found in the price list.