We are Kostas and Aris. Humble visual storytellers. Although we come from very different backgrounds, we share a common everlasting passion for photography and motion pictures, as well as for vintage lenses, music and poetry. Our pictures and films focus on people and sheer emotion. We aim at creating a precious visual legacy for the couple and their family, that will be kept alive throughout the years. We are based in Greece, but we travel around the world to tell love stories.
How did you get into the wedding industry?
We have very different backgrounds, but we share common passion for photography and cinema.
Kostas has a strong scientific and business background, having spent several years in the field of academic research and consequently working for the Stock Exchange. Aris has a sound experience in the field of journalism, as he has worked many years as Editor-in chief of several broadcasts for the Greek television.
When we became friends, 7 years ago now, we have decided to combine our common passions and our diversity in order to turn our lives around and to embark on this thrilling journey of visual storytelling. We feel that we have so many things to express straight from our hearts when telling a story, as we become an integral part of it. We believe that photography & cinematography are complementary arts, interlaced, and equally important to tell a story, especially in documentary work.
We started shooting corporate gigs and portrait work, but then we got referred by a friend to shoot a wedding. That's how it all started
Tell us about one of your best experiences at work?
Our best experiences and most emotional moments come from the feedback and spontaneous testimonials of our couples when we deliver their pictures and film. This is something that connects our own lives to theirs forever and this is priceless.
What equipment do you use?
At the moment we use mainly Sony cameras both for photography and filmmaking.
A7rII, A7sII, A6500, A6000, RX10 is the current model lineup. We use a mixture of Sony E-mount lenses and adapted A-mount lenses.
We also use the mavic air for aerial shots and the Came TV single gimbal, many type of lavalier mics and recorders for sound.
The best camera is the one you always have in your hands, so it has also happened to use footage shot on iphone X in some of our films.
What's your favorite part of the wedding day? Why?
The preps are the more personal part of each wedding. It is the moment that enables you to connect and draw the main characters and understand how they and their families move in their natural environment.
For intimate elopements, the exchange of vows is of course the most emotional part.
The Monogram by Odysseas Elytis
Life is a journey, not a destination
Any advice for Brides and Grooms?
Be yourself, follow your guts, don't treat your wedding as a professional project. Forget rules and protocols. Life is too short and it's one of your special days. Enjoy.
Any personal advice for fellow Photographers & Videographers?
Be faithful to your style. Don't be a copycat. Learn how to say no. Don't undersell. Persevere.