Thursday, January 14, 2010

Photographer? Check!

Once the venue is booked, the photographer is the next most important item on the wedding checklist. Well...we just got ours! On the many hours spent online, I came across this photographer back in July, before we went to Cyprus. We both fell in love with his pictures and how he captured the essence of the weddings he photographed. The only "downfall" was that he lives in Greece. While we didn't see this as so much of a problem, you should have heard our family members reactions! Now granted when you are in the moment, things can be tense, but in retrospect, it's funny to see how people react and what they have opinions about! Have others noticed this?


The most common reaction from both sides of the family was: "Why!? There aren't any photographers in Cyprus?!" The shock that accompanied their reactions regarding what we wanted to do was interesting (I'm sure those of you who are from Cyprus can relate to this on some level or another). Even after we told them that we were going ahead and making a down payment we were "encouraged" to wait until they could go and check out some photographers in Cyprus. And it seemed like no matter how much we explained that we wanted a photojournalistic photographer, one who wouldn't make us pose for hours and hours taking the same cheesy pictures with different people, who would be able to blend into the background and leave you wondering where and how he took that shot, the idea that we wanted to bring him from Greece (its just an hour plane ride away people!) was beyond them.

So back to our photographer. His name is Petros Sordinas and he is based in Athens, Greece. Here is a sample of his pictures.























All images are copyright of Petros Sordinas Photography and you can see more pics on his blog. Now the question remains if we should have a videographer or not...

13 fabulous blogger's comments:

Giovanna said...

hahah, this post made me laugh. family members are hilarious. they just refuse to get it sometimes. petros' pics are so beautiful!!! congrats on finding a photog...i felt like i could just relax after picking the venue, photog and dj.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog :)

We also have an out of the area photographer... we won a photography contest and I've received the same reactions! haha We actually have our photographer before our venue! haha
Your photographer does an amazing job! It will be so worth it :)

Salt said...

Oh my gosh, girl. You are going to have the most gorgeous wedding photos EVER. The samples you put up are beyond words!

I'm going to have to go check out his site.

Amy said...

Wow those are some fabulous photos. I love the one of the couple on the rocks on the beach. So lovely!

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

Yea! You booked him! Congrats. You know I think his photos are awesome. I totally agree with what you were looking for in a photog as that's what we want, too. And you know that I am all about getting a videographer as well so I hope that works out for you :)

thehickbride said...

I am going to have major photographer envy! Lol! You'll have such wonderful pictures! Amazing pictures.

Ruthy G. said...

omg--I can't wait to see your wedding pics...his work is incredible!

Westside Wedding said...

Congrats!! That is a bog check & those photos are beautiful!!!

Ms. Chouette said...

Congrats on the check! Your photographer's pictures are amazing. Love them

Heather said...

Wonderful photos! Can't wait to see what yours will look like!

Mrs T said...

Those photos look amazing! Great choice. One more thing ticked off the to do list!

Thao said...

Omigosh, these are so beautiful! I can't wait to see yours!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

These pictures are stunning!! I love the ornate cathedrals.