Alexandra & Matthew, US
As a bride in the US, wedding planning abroad was intimidating. I had great help from my planner Rosina (at Dreams in Style) which helped a ton but I knew I'd be super picky when it came to a photographer. Most US-based photographers have a really specific shooting and editing style that I don't like. I wanted more candid, genuine moments as opposed to posed. More natural, vibrant color than overly orange. More authentic capture of the night than crazy, over-exposed light lines (that look really trippy lol). The moment I saw Magdalene's website and portfolio I knew she was the one. Her photos are beautiful, natural, and raw. They capture the whole story as opposed to random shots throughout the day that just check the box. She was such a calming presence on the day off and I was immediately comfortable with her. My husband, getting ready in a different room, was initially resistant to having a photographer snap any pics of him getting ready with his groomsmen, but later told me, "It was fine! I barely noticed she was there and I'm so happy we got those photos" (and for her to feel 'not there' in a very small hotel room is an accomplishment! haha).
What I really loved about Magdalene was that she was extremely flexible and go-with-the-flow. She did not come to my wedding with a pre-conceived idea of how she wanted me to stand and where- you could see the inspiration coming to her throughout the day and quickly acting on what looked good. It felt totally custom and tailored to me and my husband and our event. When we got our photos back, I was so overjoyed. She captured the day perfectly. I was (only a very little) nervous about choosing a photographer that was only a solo shooter as opposed to some who come as a team of 2 but I feel absolutely no regrets having one photographer. The photos clearly tell a story from 1 pm when we started to get ready through 4am when the party was over. I would LOVE to work with Magdalene again in the future and surely will contact her the next time my husband and I are in Greece (one year anniversary!!?).
Athens Riviera wedding
Arene & Michael, US
We hired Magdalene to be our photographer for our destination wedding in Mykonos. We had originally booked her for May of 2020, but our wedding was postponed due to COVID. In addition to graciously keeping our contract for the next year, Magdalene was an amazing addition to our wedding. She was available to give input on a change in the ceremony venue, decided on less than one month before the wedding, and was so helpful in keeping me calm and reassured throughout the process.
On the day before the wedding, Magdalene and our videographers walked around Mykonos town with us. She immediately made us feel at ease. Her style, more documentary or photojournalist than "traditional" wedding, was exactly what we needed. She obtained such gorgeous, candid shots, which exactly captured the moments we wanted to remember. Her encouragement helped us act natural and the beautiful photographs are a testament to her "behind-the-scenes" approach. Her photographs are just spectacular.
On the day of the wedding, Magdalene was careful to capture so many small elements, and not just the traditional ones (dress, shoes, accessories, etc). She took time to get to know us, to understand what traditions were important to us, and to highlight the small details that we had worked so hard to create. The intimate place setting at dinner. The traditional Palestinian embroidery and olive branches that we wanted to incorporate. And she did it all in such a remarkable, low-key manner. When we got our photos back (and so quickly!), I couldn't believe the photos she was able to get - I don't even remember seeing her at some parts!
All I can say is that we were truly lucky to have found Magdalene as our wedding photographer. I am happy to discuss her work with any interested couple. I give her my absolute highest recommendation and need to find a reason to go to Greece to work with her again.
Thank you again! We were so lucky that you as the 'catcher' of the moments brought such a positive and loving aura yourself. I couldn't stop crying because I was so touched how beautifully you caught all the moments.
You are just amazing!!!! Wow!!!!
Very thankful ✨
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.
Sofie & Eric, Germany
Kathryn & Alex, UK
Long & Maggie, HK
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 the use of textures…old walls, wonderful colors represented by blue churches. the 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!! Magdalene really you have the skill, eye, imagination, and the talent to deliver great shots!!
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!!
I immediately loved the aesthetic of Magdalene’s work when I came across their 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 together, 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 she captures special moments without you knowing that she is there. It felt effortless and relaxed to work with her 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!
Anna & Ben, Germany
Jennifer & Dimitris, Canada
Anastasia & Michael, Canada
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.
Her pictures are beautiful, she is professional and honest. most of all she helps you feel relaxed on your big day, she truly is a breath of fresh air.
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 destination wedding on 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!
Iro & Takis, Greece - Netherlands
I cannot but highly recommend Magdalene! She has been very helpful and responsive from day 1 (a year before our wedding). Her style is truly unique, capturing all the emotions of our day. And you don't even notice she's there, she's more of a spectator. On top of that, the pictures were ready in less than a week! Last, but not least for us, she is a really sweet and kind person! We would not hesitate to book her again!
Zara & Morgan, UK
Anastasia & Panayiotis, Cyprus
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!
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.
Adriana and Anastasios, Australia
It is one thing to have 'formal' photos of your wedding day and another to have images that capture the essence of moments! Magdalene observed and recorded our story as it unfolded, each image filled with emotion, truth, and realism. Magdalene 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!
Magdalene et ce travail c'est unique! Elle etait toujours à côte à nous! Elle present dans ces photos "les sentiments des invites pendent le ceremonie". La spontanéité et l'art donne un résultat magique! Vous pouvez vivre votre cérémonie une fois plus!
Magdalene is super talented and we are in love with our wedding pics. She is quick to respond and was very punctual. A pleasure to have around during the preparations and invisible to the guests. One of our best decisions for our wedding in Mykonos. Totally recommend!!!
Anastasia & Dimosthenis, Greece
Georgiana & James, UK
Laurie & Clement, France
We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have been able to have Magdalene as our wedding photographer. Not only is she a true artist with an exceptional eye and sensibility, who has been able to capture the most wonderful moments of our wedding on Sifnos, but she is also an extremely professional photographer. Everything with her has been smooth from start to finish, and with all the stress a wedding entails this is of considerable importance. In a nutshell, the trust she created has been the source of gorgeous pictures that we will cherish forever and l wish l could work with Magdalene over and over again.
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. Organizing a wedding in Greece from the Uk is not easy but Magdalene was a pleasure to organize the day with, she was quick to reply to emails and patient and understanding. On the day I did not even notice Magdalene was there. She is not instructive and was happy to 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 everyone's faces and each moment that I wanted to have captured in a photo forever. We will treasure these photos forever. Thank you for creating such beautiful memories for us.
Eavan & Dominic, UK
Sarah & Chris, UK | Lindos wedding
Andrea & Neil, Germany
Magdalene is a very talented photographer. We have seen her work before we agreed to book her for our wedding day and what we really liked about it was the natural way she captures the moments - just like a spectator.
We were excited to be back in Lindos for a family photo shoot with our Wedding Photographer, Magdalene. Just like our wedding photographs Magdalene really captured the character and personality of us all and especially the children who are all now 7yrs older! We are amazed at how she brought that out so effortlessly with no awkward poses. The light she captured in the evening sun and the discreet beauty of Lindos was incredible. We are looking forward to creating a wall gallery with the photos to add to our wedding ones and won't leave it that long before we capture our family again. Such a pleasure to work with again. Priceless.
Katerina & George, Greece
Nicola & Jonathan, UK
Amar and Gemini, UK
My wife and I had a destination Indian wedding in Rhodes. 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 lifetime. An Indian wedding is filled with so much color 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 the 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 aura 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.
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.
Ivan & Ricky,
Erin & Nikos, Canada
Familjen Hidfors Sverige, Sweeden
and family portraits
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.
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.
I would like to thank Magdalene for the amazingly beautiful pictures she shot of our wedding. She 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 her again and would recommend her to anyone.
Thank you, Magdalene 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 Magdalene for shooting our pictures
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 is totally blown away by how stunning they are. You are a very talented lady!
Kevin & Virginia, HK
Charlotte and Dean, UK
Rosemary & Brian, UK
Karla & Dave, US/UK
Anushka & Joe, Canada
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 is the sweetest most down to earth people I have met. She fits 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.
We loved our experience with Magdalene!! No matter how rushed the day felt, she made me feel so calm and relaxed. The photos were natural and fun! It was really perfect having her as our photographer and glad we booked her for both our wedding events!!
Just a quick note to tell you that we LOVE the pictures... amazing job and thanks so much!
You were such a calm and amazing presence in an otherwise hectic day... your energy was really appreciated.
Artistically you are a wizard... some shots!
Yorgo, Rhodes 2022
We got married in Rhodes in June. When I was given a list of photographers I immediately saw Magdalene's photos and knew she was the one. She captured the natural and intimate moments, the ones that are unrehearsed and un-staged, the in-between moments only a gifted photographer sees.
Tamy, Lindos 2022
I can barely put this i words, thank you so much! We've spent hours looking at the photos already. This was the best gift we'll ever receive, with your pictures we were reliving our wedding minute for minute and sobbing all the way through. We really feel you captured our emotions just the way they felt, and because of that we can share our moment with our loved ones and have it live on forever. We are so thankful for this, both the pictures and for the way you worked with us.
So again, thank you, thank you for this precious moment.
Daniel and Linda, Rhodes 2022