Vasilios Baptism in Nafplion

Last Sunday I was invited to my good friend’s and fellow photographer Yiannis Sotiropoulos son’s baptism in Nafplion.

It was a great opportunity to see Nafplion again, one of my favorite places in Greece and meet my other friends and colleagues that were also invited.
Yiannis Alefantou, George Pahountis, Thanasis Kaiafas, Christos Contsaloudis, but also Takis Athanasopoulos and Manos Mandilaras that I met there for the first time.
I spent there only two days but they were two very fun and joyful days and we all had a really great time.
Just what I needed to start the season.
Thank you guys for the great experience. I wish we can do something similar again.

Along with the kid’s father we were seven photographers and only one Videographer so I decided to shoot more video and less stills to even it out so I ended up with a fusion style video with both motion and stills.


Vasilios Christening in Nafplion from Spiros Zaharakis on Vimeo.


Christina & Jonathon Wedding In Santorini Day 3

The Wedding day.

I had great expectations for the wedding day and I wasn’t let down. The time plan was great, the location couldn’t be better and the guests were prepared to have lots of fun.

We started the day early, walking around in Fira around the St Minas church to scout out the location, stopped buy the Asian Club to have lunch at the (unexpectedly good) Chinese take away fast food as I am a huge Chinese food fan and then we headed to the Panorama hotel to meet the bride and groom.

The bride had already started doing her hair while the groom was still at the swimming pool with his friends.

You could feel it in the air that this was going to be a great day.

Location: Fira Santorini

Preparations: Boutique Hotel Panorama

Church: St Minas

Reception: Theros Wave Bar

Wedding Planner: Amalia Valvi Poema Weddings

Make Up artist: Bianca Treveza

Assistant photographer: Niki Marketaki

Videography: Kostas Moustakas & Benos Rigas WedFilms

Bride getting ready at Panorama Boutique HotelJonathon at the hotel’s swimming poolReady to goThe ceremony at Agios Minas ChurchWe arrived at Theros Wave Bar in Vlychada at dusk, my favorite time for pictures. And Theros is probably the best place to have your wedding reception in Santorini. I don’t think I could ask for more.

Christina paid a lot of attention to details, I got the nicest card with my name on I ever had at a wedding and food was delicious. My veal fillet was just the way I like it, medium raw.

Lots of laughter and tears at the speechesLet’s get this party started…


Christina & Jonathon a Wedding in Santorini Day 2

Christina, Jonathon, their friends and family were going to have a rehearsal dinner one day before the wedding at Feredini restaurant in Oia,

Me, Christina and Jonathon went there a couple hours earlier so we walk the little streets in Oia and take some engagement style photos in the picturesque town.

It was a long and tiring walk and the day was a bit too hot for everyone but we had a good time and it was well worth the effort.

We finished our photo shoot a little after sunset and the long walk increased our appetite.

The excellent food and service at Feredini restaurant was our reward for that.


Christina & Jonathon A Wedding in Santorini Day 1

Christina & Jonathon came from Ohio to have a beautiful wedding in the famous sunset island.
This was supposed to be a two day coverage with an engagement session and rehearsal dinner on Monday and the wedding on Tuesday.
However when I found out that they were going to have a tour in the island on Sunday, I took the oportunity and decided to go in Santorini one day earlier and join them in the tour.

I arrived at 11:35 Sunday morning and the tour had already started but Christina & Jon had already arrange that I get picked up and transfered at the boat they were in.

Alkyon (another tour boat) was waiting for me to arrive at Athinios port and get me to Hermes, our boat, at the volcano.

Well, I have to admit that even though I love tours, I am not a huge fan of boats, and even though in the end of the boat trip I managed to get sea sick, the scenery, the people and the hospitality of the couple made it an amazing experience that I am glad that iI didn’t miss. Did I mentioned the people? This was an amazing crowd, they came to Greece to have fun and they sure did. I just love it when people have fun!
The tour started at the volcano, I got on their boat right before their departure to the hot springs where we stoped for a swim (didn’t try that as it wasn’t very convenient for me) and then we docked to Amoudi bay to continue from there with the bus to Kamari for lunch and then the Santo Winery for some wine tasting in the sunset hour.
Almost half of the shots I took the first day were with my little Sony RX100 which proved to be an amazing camera and just perfect for the occasion.


Kalli & Michalis wedding in Chania Part 1

After the burglary in my office the last day of March I wasn’t feeling so good posting on my blog.

The feeling of being robbered is not a pleasent one and that turned me down a bit.

However since last week I have all my new stuf on my hands, a new much desired Canon 5D markIII, along with a few new lenses and accesories so now I am up and running again.

The new camera helped me forget about my stolen stuff and I can now concentrate on my job again.

So my first post after the burglary had to be something nice. So I’m posting one of my favorite weddings in Chania for 2011.

I was so happy that Kalli & Michalis chose me for their wedding, I simply cannot describe it.

They both live in Athens but their heart is in Crete.

This was a wedding I lived a little bit more than others since I joined them on their pre-wedding party and we also took a day trip together, to Elafonissi for a next day photo shoot.  It was my favorite wedding in Chania for 2011.

This is the first part with pictures from their wedding day.

Ceremony was in Profitis Ilias and the reception in Costa Costa, enjoy!