I am an award-winning visual artist & photographer who is inspired by emotions and light! I have studied fine arts and digital arts, in London. Moreover did participate in many exhibitions and experimental short film festivals and received distinctions such as from BBC and the Adobe’s award in digital imaging world festival in Australia. I love observing the beauty of life in many forms both traditional as painting, and contemporary as photography and digital arts. I am into documentary wedding photography since 2009.
Ba in Marketing Management, Deree College, Athens
Ba in Fine Arts – Painting, UAL – Wimbledon College of Arts, London
Ma in 2D and 3D Imaging and Animation, Metropolitan University, London
My approach to wedding photography is a pure discrete observation of the flow of the day, in order to capture the energy, and especially the emotions. I do strive to share these occasions with the viewer and always to give them the feeling of being there at that very moment. My work was on the cover of Grace Ormonde wedding style magazine. Moreover had received the Adobe Achievement Award in International Digital Art festival at Melbourne in 2004.
Being a painter, a video artist and a mother of 3 amazing “sunshines”, have influenced a lot my shooting style. I love traveling and going to film and music festivals. I love sushi, yoga, and meditation. I love the warm sun on my face, the weightlessness and the silence in the sea, the sound of the wind; I love my cats, I love the big smiles and the positive thinkers!
As a photographer in Greece, I am mostly into the island, summer weddings, as on Rhodes, Crete, Corfu, Hydra, Spetses, Santorini, Amorgos, Naxos, Mykonos, and many other islands, but also city weddings as in Athens, Thessaloniki, Larnaca, Nicosia etc. Regarding my services, I do cover destination weddings, elopements, proposals, bachelorette, honeymoons, anniversary, portraits of families & friends, newborns, couples sessions & solo travelers. I offer high-resolution images, flush mount albums, prints, thank you cards & slideshow. In this website, there is plenty of information as a portfolio, testimonials, blog posts, and FAQ.
A main full day wedding package consists of:
- Photography of wedding preparation, ceremony, location shooting & reception.
- High-resolution files culled and professional fine art editing with prints rights and no watermark in a USB memory stick.
- Web resolution files for internet usage.
- Online gallery with a password with the wedding day images, a week after the ceremony, for 2 months.
- Mat prints 13×18. An extra option is a flush mount wedding book 32 x 24 cm with mat finish pages.
Moreover, I am a Preferred Shutterstock Contributors for access to complex assignments and invites to workshops and events! Shutterstock Custom provides projects in a variety of different photography and videography categories. My portfolio will be in the following categories: Events, Lifestyle, Product, Food & Drink, Portrait, Babies & Families photography.
I would be happy to talk on your event via email or skype!
Some FAQ and testimonials follow, however, there are more testimonials at my page at wedding wire.
It is one thing to have ‘formal’ photos of your wedding day and another to have images that capture the essence of moments! Magdelene observed and recorded our story as it unfolded, each image filled with emotion, truth and realism. Magdelene has a distinct artistic vision towards wedding photography, she strives not for a flawless shot, but to perfectly capture the actual emotion and atmosphere of the scene. Having a destination wedding often means having to celebrate without the presence of all your loved ones, we go home knowing that through our photos we can relive our special day with them, moment by moment. Thank you for authentically and candidly capturing our love.
Adriana & Anastasios, Greek Australian wedding at Kos.
Magdalene captured our day in a way that we could never imagine, the pictures blew us away with how beautiful and natural they were. Every time we look at them we see something new, the details are important. Very professional and wonderful to have around. Beautiful memories forever.
Kathryn & Alex, UK wedding at Peloponnese, Pylos
Direkt när vi hittade Magdalenes hemsida kände vi att detta var fotografen som skulle ta kort på oss dagen då vi skulle gifta oss på Rhodos. Bilderna var ju så fina! Fotona hon tog på oss och vår son är vackra, naturliga bilder som verkligen visar “oss”. Magdalene är helt enkelt en konstnär som lyckas skapa magiskt fina bilder. Vi är så glada att vi hitta denna fotograf, som dessutom är hur trevlig och hjälpsam som helst, och kan verkligen rekommendera henne till andra som letar efter en duktig fotograf. Det är världsklass på Magdalene!
Johan, Maria and William, From Sweden to Rhodes – Swedish wedding
The first time I saw Magdalene’s website I fell in love. The way that she captures the emotion of a moment is amazing. I knew that I had to have her capture our wedding! We first met in Chania the day before our wedding and walked through the timeline of our day. I felt so comfortable around her instantly and knew she would capture my special day perfectly. Magdalene and Kostas are the sweetest most down to earth people I have met. They fit right in with our wild and crazy guests and we felt like we had known them for a lifetime. Our proofs were available in less than a week and we were able to relive all the moments from our wedding again. The pictures came out flawless and we are more than happy with them. Beautiful photography and fantastic down to earth people. We LOVE how our day turned out.
Karla & Dave, Chania wedding
Мы с моим мужем решили сыграть свадьбу на замечательном греческом острове. Долго готовились и конечно же выбирали фотографа, который должен был лететь в Грецию из России. Однако так случилось, что за день до свадьбы, я узнала о том, что фотограф не может приехать на Родос. Руки мои опустились и я даже не надеялась, на то что смогу найти хорошего, и самое главное – свободного фотографа меньше чем за сутки на незнакомом мне острове. И тут, организатор свадьбы показывает мне сайт с чудесными фотографиями, а потом говорит, что и сам фотограф свободен. И уже через пару часов к нам приезжает волшебная Магдалена, которая сразу мне понравилась. Огромное спасибо, Магдалена! Ты настоящий профессионал! И очень хороший человек, что немаловажно. Общаться и работать было очень легко с первых минут! Ну а фотографии получились просто потрясающие. Когда я увидела их в первый раз, я словно заново прожила этот день, настолько они были живые. Магдалена сумела на фото передать атмосферу самого важного дня в нашей жизни. Магдалена, у тебя огромный талант, мы желаем тебе всего самого хорошего и дальнейших успехов в работе! Александра Осетрова.
Ilia and Sasha
Je remercie Magdalene pour sa disponibilité et sa gentillesse à travers nos échanges de mail, très professionnelle sur terrain elle a réussi à nous transmettre un souvenir inoubliable de notre mariage, les photos sont magnifiques et correspondent tout à fait à ma demande.
Encore merci Magdalene
Benjamin, Mélissa et Rafaël
I immediately loved the aesthetic of Magdalene’s work when I came across the beautiful photographs for the first time.
It was that kind of natural and dreamy air about them that made us choose them for our wedding on the picturesque island of Hydra.
It has been a pleasure to work with them, we have had a really nice interaction from the moment we first talked and even though we live in England and only got to meet Magda in person at the wedding, the distance was never a problem and communication was made very easy.
What is truly extraordinary is that they both capture special moments without you knowing that they are there. It felt effortless and relaxed to work with them and the result is stunning. We are very happy with the photographs – they really capture the emotions of the day. A lot of them are highly artistic, resembling a painting that you could hang up and admire.
It was also lovely of Magda and Kostas to take a few pre-wedding photos with us the day before, which again are just beautiful.
We were also amazed by how quickly we got the photographs back (one week after the wedding!) which is lovely if you want to beat the wedding blues. Thanks so much!
Anna & Ben
För 2 år sen sökte vi en fotograf som skulle ta våra bröllopsbilder på Rhodos aug 2012 och då hittade jag Magdalene Kourti. Vi anlitade henne och under en timmes tid tog hon bilder under bröllopscermonin i Monte Smith kyrka, på hällen med Rhodos stad i bakgrunden och nere på stranden. Vi fick magiska bröllopsbilder som Magdalene tog på oss. Så nöjda vi var med bilderna på en dag som vi aldrig kommer att glömma.
Vi beställde en resa till Rhodos aug 2014 igen och eftersom vi hade fått tillökning så ville vi ta familjebilder på oss. Valet var solklart och jag kontaktade Magdalene som mer än gärna ville ta bilderna på oss igen. Hon kom ut till vårt hotell Sunwing Kallithea Beach där hon tog bilder på oss i tidiga kvälls solen på flera ställen på hotellområdet. Vårt charmtroll älskar att bli fotograferad och blev en härlig fotografering. Vi väntade med spänning på att få se bilderna och vilka underbara bilder igen Magdalene tog. Älskar hennes sätt att ta bilder samt att man får dom både i färg och svartvitt!! Så mycket beröm vi har fått för både bröllops och familjebilderna som Magdalene tagit har ingen annan fotograf lyckats med. Vi kan verkligen rekommendera Magdalene Kourti som en super bra fotograf som tar magiska bilder med både kärlek, värme och känsla.
Familjen Hidfors Sverige
Jeg er evig takknemlig for at vi møtte denne herlige damen. Hun er en fantastisk person, hele hun er så nydelig så stemningen på bildene kommer av seg selv for hun bare er til stede. Vi kunne ikke blitt mer fornøyd med bildene hun tok av oss som brudepar og av barna, samt hele familien. Hun kjørte rundt med oss for å finne perfekte steder å ta bilde på og jeg fikk over hundre bilder bare på noen dager. Veldig god service og jeg vil varmt anbefalle en meget behagelig og dyktig fotograf.
Cathrine Løberg Helmersen, Norge.
I would like to thank Magdalene and Kostas for the amazingly beautiful pictures and video that they shot of our wedding. They captured the intimacy and joy of the day and told a story of the day in a way that was natural and did not in any way appear posed or staged. The comments that we have had from friends and family just serve to confirm how wonderful the result is. I would definitely work with them again and would recommend them to anyone.
We really want to thank Magdalene for our beautiful pictures! They are so much better than we ever could dream about. Do we really look that good :)!?
We wanted relaxed and lively pictures full of life and joy in a beautiful environment. Magdalene guided us in a warm, friendly and professional way to make us feel comfortable and to find the perfect places. We and our children thought that it was a great photo session and we want to thank Magdalene for making our wedding memories to last forever.
Our hotel planner in Rhodes recommended Magdalene and we are happy that we followed her choice!
My wife and I recently had a destination Indian wedding in Rhodes (June 2014). With a destination as beautiful as Rhodes and a wedding party of 100 guests to celebrate with us we knew we had to capture the memories of a life time. An Indian wedding is filled with so much colour and rituals that we needed someone who truly understood the ceremony. Someone who could capture the mix of emotions that everyone goes through during an Indian wedding. But furthermore we wanted someone who understood the Rhodes landscape so they can easily capture every moment on a stunning backdrop. We were recommended Magdalene by our caterers Saffron. From initial conversation we knew Magdalene was the one for us. She had just done another Indian Wedding in Rhodes and her gallery showed us a range of emotions she captures. We had never come across anyone who replied almost instantaneously to our emails – her customer service is second to none. We booked her for both our Indian wedding ceremony and our Civil ceremony. As a person she is so calm and professional and gives off an auro of an artist. Her style of photography is unique in that you won’t know she is there yet she has captured moments that perfectly bring out emotion through every ritual. Each picture tells a story and brings the wedding to life. It was very important to us that she not only captured us but our guests too and she did that with such character. She had our wedding photos ready to send to us within days of the wedding which we would have thought is unheard of. And now we are proud to share these with our loved ones. We both want to thank Magdalene and highly recommend her work for anyone looking to get married in Rhodes, whether Indian or otherwise.
Amar and Gemini
My husband and I really wanted wedding pictures that captured ‘us’ and were more natural than a lot of the photographic styles we had seen. We came across Magdalene Kourti Photography searching online and were instantly excited by her beautiful, artistic style and it was just what we had been looking for. We were slightly apprehensive about booking someone overseas, but we needn’t have been. From our initial enquiry Magdalene completely put us at ease. She responded to our questions so quickly and gave us some great options we had not considered… nothing was too much trouble and we felt as though we were the only people she was dealing with. She really made us and our wedding feel so special. On our wedding day she really put us at ease – her style is contemporary and edgy and she is such a beautiful, positive, artistic person it’s no surprise her photography is the same Our photographs are beautiful and they really capture us. Everyone who has seen them says, “wow, they’re so you”. Magdalene has a unique gift and she was able to capture our special day perfectly. Thank you for taking our wedding photographs and giving us the most beautiful pictures that completely tell the story of our day… nothing staged, nothing posed, just breathtaking beautiful pictures that capture us completely. I can’t wait to come back for an anniversary and have some more done.
Sarah & Chris xx
Magdalene was an absolute dream to work with! From the beginning we were asked what we wanted and how we wanted our photos to look. She understood us! She took on our suggestions with such enthusiasm and took a genuine heartfelt interest in our family friends and wedding and felt we had another dear friend sharing our big day! Magdalene went beyond what a photographer is expected to do. We can’t thank you enough!
Our photographs were even ready in super fast time so we could show them at our party at home!
We chose her because of the artistic level of her work; her pictures were not like the generic ones of any other photographer but really were able to tell a story. During the wedding, she was present yet very discrete. We were reluctant to pose for pictures; she did not ask us to do it; she simply followed us, taking pictures in her very professional manner. The result is in line with our expectations: the pictures are aesthetically beautiful, natural and, as far as we are concerned, reflect the moods on our wedding day.
Magdalene was an integral part of our special day and without her talent, enthusiasm & professionalism, we would not have such timeless, amazing photos to cherish, which really captured every angle of our wedding.
Ivan & Ricky
Η επιλογή της φωτογράφου μας ήταν από τα πρώτα θέματα που αποφασίσαμε για τον γάμο μας, γιατί η μεγαλύτερη και πιο ευτυχισμενη μέρα της ζωής μας θέλαμε να αποτυπωθεί με τον πιο φυσικό τρόπο και γι’αυτό επιλέξαμε χωρίς δεύτερη σκέψη την Κουρτη Μαγδαληνή. Το ταλέντο της να αποτυπώνει τις πιο ωραίες στιγμές δεν περιγράφεται με λόγια. Κοιτώντας τις εικόνες της, νιώθεις λες και βρίσκεσαι και εσύ μέσα εκεί! Ο τρόπος της σε συνεργασία με τον Κώστα, να σε κάνει να νιώθεις πολύ άνετα, είναι μοναδικός γιατί είναι σαν μην υπάρχει εκεί. Η δουλειά της έχει άψογο αποτέλεσμα.
Σε ευχαριστούμε υπερβολικά πολύ και θα χαρούμε να συνεργαστούμε ξανά στο μέλλον.
My parents had decided to marry without any of their friends knowing. My sister and I couldn’t decide what wedding gift to get our parents, and seeing as we were the only guests – it had to be amazing. Originally, our parents didn’t want a photographer for their wedding day, particularly as it was going to be such an intimate day (and they generally don’t enjoy having their photographs taken). I insisted they had a professional photographer to capture the memories from their special day – and so, after scouring the web for months I stumbled upon Magdalene’s site and was blown away by the images in front of me. It is evident from the images on Magdalene’s website that she is highly skilled, passionate and has an extremely creative eye – her fine art background shines through every image. But aside from her talent, Magdalene (and Kostas!!) are warm, friendly, professionals. It can be daunting organising and paying for services abroad – after all, you never really know what you are going to get. I can honestly say, it was the best present we could have organised and the best money I’ve spent. My parents to this day speak about the terrific experience Magdalene and Kostas gave them. They felt completely at ease throughout the day and even admitted to ‘enjoying’ the whole process. Magdalene worked tirelessly and well into the night to deliver an album to us at the airport two days after the wedding. We had not asked for printed images (as we didn’t think there would be enough time), she did this out of pure kindness. The final images are even better than what we were expecting. The photographs are truly beautiful and so far away from the posed, stereotypical photographs my parents were fearful of ending up with. Every image evokes the wonderful memories of an unforgettable day. I can’t recommend Magdalene and Kostas enough.
I found Magdalene on a website in the Uk and I was so relieved as her photos were so beautiful and artistic, just how I wished my photos to look.
Organising a wedding in Greece from the Uk is not easy but Magdalene was a pleasure to organise the day with, she was quick to reply to emails and patient and understanding.
On the day I did not even knowtise Magdalene and her colleague Kostas where there. They were not instructive and where happy to take capture any aspect of the day we wanted.
When we saw the photos that Magdalene took of our wedding in Monemvasia in Greece which is an old medieval village within a fortress wall, we could not believe how amazing the photos looked with the artistic angle and effect Magdalene used they are such stunning. They are just how I wished my photos to look. Magdalene has captured the expressions of happiness on everyones faces and each moments that I wanted to have captured in a photo forever.
Kostas made a video of our day which is absolutely brilliant. Kostas Agiannitis, has done an amazing job. His selection of the day and the music he has placed to each scene is just perfect. Everyone I have shown it to has loved it. Many friends could not come to our wedding so the video has been a perfect way to show them our day and each one of them have felt like they are there.
We will treasure these photos and the video for ever. Thank you for creating such beautiful memories for us.
Ηταν το 2009 όταν πρωτοείδα δουλειά της Μαγδαληνής. Παρόλο που δεν ήμουν το κλασσικό κορίτσι που ονειρευόταν απο μικρή το γάμο του,δεν μπορώ παρα να παραδεχτώ πως εκείνη τη στιγμή μαγεύτηκα απο τις ολοζώντανες εικόνες…ήταν όλα εκεί:το φίνο ύφασμα του νυφικού,τα ξεχωριστά παπούτσια, το αμήχανο χαμόγελο της νύφης σαν είδε το γαμπρό,η χαρά τους,η ευτυχία τους-το ρομάντσο! Η καρδιά μου σκίρτησε και,ω ναι,έγινα κι εγώ εκείνο το κλασσικό κοριτσάκι και το μόνο που ευχόμουν ήταν να με φωτογραφίσει η Μαγδαληνή όταν έρθει εκείνη η στιγμή..
Δεν θα μπορούσαμε λοιπόν να είμαστε πιο ευτυχισμένοι, ο άντρας μου κι εγώ,όταν αντικρίσαμε το άλμπουμ του γάμου μας λίγα μόλις χρόνια μετά. Η ρετρό αισθητική του μας αντιπροσώπευε απόλυτα και λατρέψαμε όλες εκείνες τις μαγικές λεπτομέρειες που τόσο αριστοτεχνικά “φυλάκισε” ώστε να της έχουμε ενθύμιο για πάντα.Είναι πραγματικά μια “storyteller” και σε κάνει να νιώθεις και λίγο σταρ , χωρίς να χρειάζεται να είσαι απαραίτητα. Γιατί το καλύτερο,το αφήσαμε για το τέλος:η Μαγδαληνή στις ιστορίες της, πάντα θα βρει την ομορφιά…!
Σε ευχαριστούμε λοιπόν, μέσα απο την καρδιά μας! Είσαι πραγματικά, μια καλλιτέχνιδα!
Wir sind sehr glücklich über die schönen Bilder, die während des Shootings entstanden sind. Beim Shooting haben wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt und die Bilder spiegeln das wieder. Sie wirken nicht gestellt, sondern sehr natürlich. Magdalena schafft es, auch ungeübte Personen auf den Fotos ganz natürlich aussehen zu lassen. Die Auswahl der drei unterschiedlichen Locations hat uns auch sehr gut gefallen. Ach die Abwicklung zur Terminfindung und das zusenden der Bilder verlief unkompliziert und schnell. Es gibt keine bessere Idee, seinen Urlaub auf diese Art und Weise in Erinnerung zu behalten.
Philipp & Franzi
Vanwege het 40 jarig huwelijk van onze ouders zijn we met z’n allen een weekje naar Rhodos geweest om dit te vieren en daar hebben we een foto reportage laten maken van de hele familie. Vooraf hebben we via internet verschillende fotografen benaderd op Rhodos en daaruit hebben we Magdalene gekozen, omdat de foto’s op haar website er geweldig uitzien en omdat ze altijd zeer snel reageerd op onze vele mailtjes met vragen. Het is namelijk best spannend om een fotograaf via het internet uit te zoeken. Op Rhodos is de hele familie ziek geweest en hebben we de foto reportage verschillende keren moeten verschuiven en telkens was Magdalene zeer begripvol en was dit geen probleem. Op de een na laatste dag van onze vakantie is uiteindelijk de shoot gepland en de volgende dag had ze de foto’s voor ons allemaal op CD gezet.Voor de reportage heeft Magdalene een fantastische locatie uitgezocht, Kalithea thermes. Met drie kleine kinderen en 8 volwassenen is het lastig om iedereen op het juiste moment op de juiste plek te hebben, maar doordat Magdalene heel relaxed en professioneel is en op de juiste momenten de foto’s nam zijn de foto’s super geworden.Wij zijn zeer tevreden met het resultaat en het wordt lastig om één familie foto te kiezen die we gaan inlijsten om aan onze ouders te geven. We denken er nu over om er toch meerdere te laten inlijsten, omdat er zoveel mooie foto’s tussen zitten.
Petra en familie
We first met Magdalene in 2010 where she was the photographer for a family wedding and after we saw her stunning work we knew we had to hire her when we got engaged. Magdalene’s photographs are dynamic, beautiful, and meaningful. She really captured the feeling of our wedding day. Beyond her amazing work, Magdalene is an absolute pleasure to work with. We planned our wedding from Canada, and it meant so much to be able to rely on quick, professional responses from Magdalene whenever we needed to touch base with her about something. We would highly recommend Magdalene and her team to anyone who was planning a special event and required professional and creative photography.
Erin & Nikos
Η εύρεση του κατάλληλου φωτογράφου ήταν από τα πιο σημαντικά μας θέματα για τον γάμο μας.
Η εικόνα που σε αντιπροσωπεύει, σου ταιριάζει και είναι αυτό που θα έχεις για πάντα να βλέπεις από αυτή την τόσο σημαντική μέρα, σίγουρα πρέπει να είναι κάτι που θα σου αρέσει απόλυτα. Μια ημέρα γεμάτη με ανθρώπινες στιγμές που αξίζει να απαθανατιστούν με όλη την αυθεντικότητα και τον αυθορμητισμό τους.. όπως ακριβώς κάνει η Μαγδαληνή.. τη δουλειά της την παρακολουθούσαμε από πριν!
Αυτό που μας έκανε να την πλησιάσουμε είναι η «φωνή» των εικόνων της… κάθε φωτογραφικό της album σε μεταφέρει κατευθείαν στο γεγονός.
Εικόνες που μιλούν, φωνάζουν! γεμάτες γέλιο και ευτυχία! Γεμάτες συναισθήματα…που απογειώνονται με την ιδιαίτερη και διαχρονική ρετρό οπτική της.
Το βλέμμα της σε καθησυχάζει αμέσως, και αφήνεσαι στο να ζήσεις απόλυτα την ημέρα σου… εκείνη θα φροντίσει να ξαναζείς κάθε στιγμή για πάντα, όποτε θα βλέπεις τις φωτογραφίες σου!
Την ευχαριστούμε πολύ και ευχόμαστε να βλέπει πάντα τις ομορφιές της ζωής ακριβώς όπως τις αποτυπώνει!
Κάτια & Αλέξανδρος
Magdalene and her colleague Costas were a godsend for our wedding day in Rhodes. I found her online and fell in love with her beautiful pictures and the fact that they were not traditional ‘posed’ ones. I’m not a fan of having my photograph taken, but Magdalene was there in the background the whole day and made me feel really comfortable and unaware that she was taking photos of me. The end result is that we have a large amount of amazing photos to choose from that are classy, modern and totally capture the atmosphere of the day. Magdalene is a lovely, friendly person and on a personal and professional basis.
Karren & Grant
Wir möchten uns noch einmal für Deine tolle Arbeit bedanken. Es fiel uns von Anfang an sehr leicht, uns für Dich zu entscheiden. Die Aufnahmen die wir von Dir vorab gesehen haben, waren mit Abstand die Besten! Als wir Dich kennen lernten, hast Du uns sofort durch Deine einnehmende Ruhe und Gelassenheit für Dich gewonnen. In diesem besonderem Moment des Lebens ist der Stress und die Angst groß, aber Deine Ruhe hat uns geholfen, den Tag zu genießen und die Fotos spiegeln dieses Gefühl wider. Die Lieferung der Fotos und des Albums war sehr schnell und pünktlich, genau so wie vereinbart. Das Ergebnis war fantastisch. Für Alle, die keine langweiligen, klassischen Hochzeitsfotos möchten, ist Magdalene die richtige Wahl! Es war kein einfaches Fotoshooting, sondern etwas ganz Besonderes. Jedes einzelne Foto ist eindrucksvoll. In leuchtenden Farben wurden auf einzigartige und natürliche Weise diese ganz besonderen Momente unseres Lebens festgehalten. Alle Freunde und Verwandte, denen wir die Fotos gezeigt habe, waren beeindruckt und begeistert. Wir empfehlen Magdalene Allen, die ein besonderes Ereignis im Leben fotografisch festhalten möchten. Wir danken Dir von ganzem Herzen und werden in ein paar Monaten die ersten Fotoaufnahmen unseres neuen Familienmitglieds von Dir machen lassen!
Alles Liebe, Nikos und Simone
I cannot thank you enough for such amazing and breath taking pictures you’ve capture on our special day, so much so that it had moved some our family and friends to tears. We feel so blessed to have had you as our photographer, not only because your work are so beautifully stunning but because you was so calm, reassuring and humble. Having you there really helped calm my nerves and stress considering I was running behind time on getting ready. We didn’t feel that you were there taking photos, it felt that you were there as our guest. Having our wedding photos edited and cured within 4 days is absolutely unheard of in the UK as it usually we usually have to wait 3-4 weeks. You was my first choice of all the photographers we had looked at, I felt an instant connection. We were thrilled to learn that you fitted right within our budget, it was too good to be true, it was meant to be!!!! I hope we can stay in touch and wish you all the best. Warmest regards.
Simon and Lily x
As soon as our big day was behind us, we started checking our mailbox … waiting for Magdalene’s pictures. After no more than one week, her e-mail arrived. When looking at the shots, it was as if we were reliving the most beautiful day of our lives. The pictures really moved us… we watched them with laughter and tears of joy. We cannot thank Magdalene enough for these beautiful photo’s that are complementary to our memories. With these pictures, we will never stop realizing that our wedding day was as beautiful in reality as it is in our memories. It is amazing how Magdalene and Kostas succeeded in photographing the things that matter the most to us, and this in their typical style and with the unparalleled talent to make themselves invisible during the day. As a result, the pictures don’t show any poses, but rather truly experienced moments. This is exactly what we were looking and hoping for! In addition, it is always great to meet nice people such as Magdalene and Kostas. We hope it was a pleasant day for them as well. And who knows… maybe we’ll meet again someday on the occasion of a baptism! With the kindest regards.
Han & Lefteri
Hi Magdelena We are now back in London after the most wonderful time in Rhodes. We looked at the photos last night and they just blew us away. Not only are there beautiful images you have totally captured the essence of our wedding and the atmosphere throughout the whole event. We are so truly grateful to have your artistic brilliance! We can’t wait to share our photos! Best Regards.
Nicola & Jonathan
Hej Magdalene!! Tack Magdalene för dom underbart vackra fotografier du tog på oss på Rhodos denna sommar.Vi är så nöjda med det fina albumet som du gjorde.Kan inte sluta titta på dom, och alla våra vänner tycker dom är så fina!Vi är så otroligt nöjda!!Det var en magisk upplevelse..tack. Aneta,Ronaldo och Gabriel Hie!Thank you for everything, can not stop looking at the foto!
Aneta & Ronaldo
Dear Magda, First of all, I would like to thank you again on our behalf for the marvellous work you did for us. With your and Kostas’ sincere help, the day has become much more easy for us and this one time experience has become unforgettable not only in our memories, but also on your precious art. Sevgili Magda, Oncelikle, ailemiz adina, yaptiginiz harika is icin tesekkur ederiz. Senin ve Kostas’in icten yardimlari sayesinde, hayatimizin en guzel gunu son derece eglenceli ve kolay gecmekle kalmadi, gunun bizlerin hafizasinda yer alacak an(i)lari seckin sanatin ile ifade buldu. Resmettiginiz mutluluklardan fazlasinin hayatlarinizda yer almasini dileriz. Sevgilerimizle.
Привет, Магдалена! Фотографии потрясающие!!! Очень красиво! Мы очень рады что нашли именно вас для нашей фотосесии медового месяца в Греции на острове Родос! Фотографии очень красочные, нежные, восхитительный пейзаж: скалы, бушующее море и настоящий средневековый замок! Показали родителям, все в восторге! Будем рекомендовать вас всем нашим друзьям, кто поедет на Родос и захочет сделать отличные фото! Огромное спасибо!!!
Vitali & Lilia
Hie Magdalena, the pictures are just amazing and wonderfull and so are you. You have a really nice personality and it was great to have you at our wedding, just perfect! Vi hittade Magdalena av en slump på nätet när vi letade fotograf för vår vigsel på Rhodos. Det var en riktig lyckträff! En bättre fotograf som lyckades fånga både det vackra i bild och även stämningen runt omkring hade vi aldrig kunnat hitta. Magdalena har en fantastisk personlighet och lyssnade och förstod våra önskemål perfekt, bilderna blev helt enkelt underbara. Vi kan inte nog tacka för dessa fantastiska bilder som vi gång på gång kan titta på och återskapa vår enastående vackra och kärleksfulla dag.” Stort tack Magdalena! Varma kramar.
Elisabeth och Erik
Magdalene, we’ve just viewed all the photos – they are the most beautiful and stunning shots! Thank you so much for capturing the day so intimately. The photos are everything we hoped for and more. We’re going to have a difficult job picking our favourite 100! with love.
Charlotte and Glenn xx
Thank you Magdelene for taking our pre-wedding pics for us in Santorini. The pictures were truly wonderful. As a Chinese couple, we were quite uncertain at first whether a European style photographer would really suit us, but after some extensive research, we felt that you were the one, and we were RIGHT !! Your pictures really captured a natural looking side of us and not just the posed shots you get from traditional wedding photographers. You can really put us at ease with your words and with your laughter, which makes the day of photography really enjoyable. The finished products were truly amazing and we never thought we could look so great on camera. Thanks again Magdelene for shooting our pictures.
Kevin & Virginia
We have been looking at the pictures again and again. We looove them and we are so happy! You did such an amazing job. Some friends cannot believe it’s us We knew when we chose you to be our wedding photographer that we were in good hands as we had seen your work. When we started exchanging e-mails you always came across as a very understanding and supportive person. When we met you struck us with your true professionalism and warm, kind and charming personality – and I felt like you were almost a friend. Thank you for capturing all these beautiful memories that will be with us forever. Warm regards.
Christina & Ioakem
Magdalene, at my first sight of your website, I was really impressed! Your picture has the soul, delivering exactly the feeling and emotion of the bride and groom. Then my wife and I were very lucky to have you to be our wedding photographer. You spent the whole day with us in Santorini for shooting. We had fun! When looking at finished pictures, my wife and I were right off pleasantly surprised with use of textures…old walls, wonderful colors represented by blue churches.. contrast of red mountain and ocean! One must have an eye to discover such things and use these! Magdalene, you made it! In addition, I love the way of extensive use of contrasts to underline particular detail! It is really powerful!! For instance, one picture that I sat in a long chair tying my shoe laces, while my wife was making up!! Such an ordinary scenario, you used w/b contracts to deliver an kind of classic moment before wedding!! So cool!! Anyway, Magdalene really you have the skill, eye, imagination,and the talent to deliver great shots!!!!
Long & Maggie
Thank you very much again Magdalene for making our day so beautiful. The memories from that day will always be with us in our hearts and also in the perfect photo album that you made for us! You captured the moments so good. You were so helpful with everything. We will definitely recommend you to everyone who needs a very competent photographer on their most important day of their life. A photographer who is also very kind and helpful! Our best to you and your family!
Joakim & Anette
We’ve just viewed all the photos – they are the most beautiful and stunning shots! Thank you so much for capturing the day so intimately. The photos are everything we hoped for and more. Everyone including us are totally blown away by how stunning they are. You are a very talented lady!
Charlotte and Dean
The pictures are fantastic!! You have such a great eye. I can’t believe you captured some of the moments that you did. I absolutely LOVE all the photos. Thanks again for capturing that special day for us. You’re awesome Magdalene!!
Magdalena hat unsere Hochzeit nicht nur in wunderschöner Weise mit ihren Fotos eingefangen, sondern hat sich auch noch wie ein Gast angefühlt, den ich schon seit ewig kenne. Sie hat sich sehr liebenswert und gleichzeitig zurückhaltend in die Hochzeitsgesellschaft eingefügt und war dadurch ganz nah an den emotionalsten Momenten dran. Ich hätte mir keine bessere Fotografin wünschen können. Für diesen besonderen Moment war Magdalena die perfekte Wahl.
Sofie – Eric
Magdalene has an eye for composition in her photography; her photos capture more than the moment, they become a piece of art. She was everything that we could have ever wanted in a photographer for our wedding in Hydra- she was poised, discreet, helpful, and she is also a wonderful person. She captured every little moment: the best looks, the best dancing, the best smiles, and all in a unique way. I wish I could better express how happy we are with her but words can’t do her justice- she was simply spectacular.
Anastasia & Mike, Hydra 2017
We are absolutely delighted with the collection of beautiful photos captured by Magdalene on our wedding day. There were moments and interactions between people in the photos that show the attention to detail and experience that Magdalene brought to help us create memories of the day for years to come. Magdalene was very easy to contact leading up to the wedding, replying very quickly to emails and always offering to help out with anything we needed. On the day, she was even kind enough to spend a little bit of extra time at the end capturing some additional photos at the start of the reception which we were very grateful for. I would highly recommend considering Magdalene for any special day you have.
Justine & Tom, Lindos
Não existem muitas formas de descrever a visão artística da Magdalene, simplicidade e facilidade em capturar os momentos de emoção são os seus melhores atributos. Não poderíamos estar mais contentes com as imagens quais descrevem exatamente aquilo que vivemos no nosso dia.
Elisa & Ismael
I would like to both commend and thank you for your work on our wedding photography. My husband and I did vast amounts of research to find the right person to photograph our event. We thought we may not hire any photographer as we didn’t want any cheesy cookie-cutter style poses or photographs. We are both designers and hence very particular about any artwork and/or photography in our lives. We found you through a blog of a wedding planner and loved your work as it’s so natural and real. It looked like you attend an event and take personalized photos of special moments. We found all of that and more with the photos you took of our wedding. You were a part of day that was not obtrusive or annoying (I hardly even noticed you, to be honest). Your style of working with people was kind and nurturing without posing or styling anyone. Better than the experience on the day itself is the outcome. The photos are absolutely amazing and better than we had hoped for. You captured the intimate moments and the funny ones; the bridal party and the guests; the food and the decorations. There are too many fantastic photos to edit down and that is a gift in an of itself. I would recommend working with you to anyone looking for a real and artistic approach to photography. I hope that our paths cross again someday as I’d love to hire and work with you again. Best wishes and many thanks.
Andrea & Neil
Magdalene is pure magic, she captures the most important candid moments and you don’t even realize she’s in the room. She specializes in journalistic photography so if you don’t like posing for pictures or you are camera shy she is your girl. She documented amazing moments, each picture conveys emotion, every time I look at a picture I relive my wedding.
Jennifer & Dimitris
We hired Magdalene for our wedding in Crete and we couldn’t be happier with the photos! They captured the atmosphere perfectly and her eye for detail was impeccable. She was incredibly professional, very sweet and we are so lucky to have found her to be a part of our special day.
Victoria & Tim
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Frequently Asked Questions
What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Contemporary, Fine art, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
High-resolution Files culled and edited, Flush Mount Albums, High-Resolution Images, CD of Images.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I do have experience shooting in various lighting situations, I love natural light conditions!
Is your media preference film or digital?
My media preference is digital but my images resample film.
EQUIPMENT & SETUP
How many photographers do you work with?
I do work on my own unless a second shooter is in need for a specific project.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event? What equipment do you use?
I do always guarantee my presence at the actual event. I use Fuji cameras and pro lenses.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day?
I never book myself for more than one event in a day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I do have a replacement photographer, in the case of unpredictable absence.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Both, depends on the event. In case of a full-day wedding, I do have wedding collections, in case of small weddings or elopements, there is per hour fee.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, I am available, it is + 150 euro/hour on full day package.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provides your meal?
The client provides my meal, at the wedding reception.
Do you charge for travel?
For destination weddings, I do charge for travel and accommodation.
DELIVERY OF PHOTOS & ALBUMS
How soon after the event are the files ready for viewing?
Usually one week after the event.
In what format are the files offered?
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
I do retain the copyright of the photos.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
I do reserve the right to publish them unless the client doesn’t want to and buys the rights.
Do you provide the digital files to the client?
I do provide the high resolution culled and edited files to the client.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Images are available online, at an online gallery with a password.
What kind of albums do you offer?
I do offer a variety of contemporary flush or traditional albums as Renaissance|USA, Jorgensen|Australia, and much more.
When will the client get the final album?
Depends on the album, whether it is produced in Greece | Europe | Australia | USA. Also, depends on the final approval on design.