I’m so excited to end the week with a feature on one of my all time favourite blogs 100 Layer Cake!!! I love their work and I cannot be happier that they wanted to share my photos from a recent couple shoot in the beautiful island of Santorini.
But let me tell you all about this shoot!
Every year I’m blessed to have my clients flying me all around Europe to document their destination weddings, and I regularly travel to one of my favourite islands, Santorini, to work as a Greece Wedding Photographer. The light there is unbelievable and working in Greece every season is really a dream come true for me.
Last October I spent a few days was in Santorini to photograph two intimate destination weddings, and when I was contacted by travel blogger Jessie (of Jessie & Jake) letting me know that she was also in the island at the same time, I was thrilled to know that she wanted to fly in her husband in order to book me for a romantic couple session at sunset time.
At the time Jessie and I have been following each other online for quite some time, and despite finding out later that we actually live in the same neighbourhood in London, we never met before and our first meeting was right here in Santorini. How amazing was that!! We definitely try to see each other more often now that we are all back in London :)
As I work as a Santorini Wedding Photographer every year, they completely trusted me when I suggested them where I was going to take them for their romantic and chic couple photoshoot. Jessie & Jake love to document their love around the world, have you seen their dream blog?! We obviously share the same passion for travels :)
As I previously shot several couples in Santorini, I wanted to create something a bit different for them. I envisioned an elegant, romantic and intimate shoot, using pastel balloons for some photos and lots of hopping around rooftops, and that’s exactly what we did. I cannot tell you how much fun we had.
In October we were lucky to find the island less packed and we had the village all to ourselves. BUT, although it doesn’t look from the photos, it was extremely and seriously crazy windy!! Like really REALLY windy!
I still cannot explain how I was able to capture them with those balloons, they look so still on that rooftop, but that particular spot overlooking the cliff was so windy that we couldn’t even hear each other despite being less than five meters away.
Funnily enough, as soon as we jumped on that roof, the property owner came out to say that we obviously could not shoot there, so I had to beg him to have just a few seconds to photograph Jessie & Jake (while at the same time they had no clue cause again we could not hear each other :). We end up staying there for a minute and I’m so pleased with those romantic photos I was able to capture for them. They were an absolute dream to photograph.
Another fun fact was that, due to really strong wind, I did lose the balloons ten minutes after :) I’m glad I was able to get these photos before hand :)
We ended our session at the top of an abandoned church, for me the most beautiful and secluded spot of the island, watching the sunset together after Jessie & Jake showed me some dance move. We really had the most amazing time together.
I’m even so thrilled to know that for Jessie’s birthday, Jake gifted her with a huge print of the balloons shot that they have now framed in their bedroom. Couldn’t be happier to see my clients printing their images.
Jessie and Jake were so lovely and after our photo session together they left me this wonderful review on my Facebook page:
‘We recently had a shoot with Roberta in Santorini. She made us feel so relaxed and comfortable during the whole shoot. It was great being with a professional that knew the area so well and took us to some amazing locations. We just adore our photos!! It’s so hard to pick a favourite as they are all amazing!’
You can read further testimonials from my clients on my Testimonials page!
I hope you love these photos as much as I do and if you’d like to find out more about my services, do get in touch.
See you next week.