When we first started planning our wedding our friends and family told us the most important thing was to hire an amazing photographer. Your wedding will last a day but the photos you’ll treasure for a lifetime. Finding the perfect photographer however seemed like a daunting task considering we were in Chicago planning a destination wedding in Santorini. When we first found Thanasis’s website we knew he had to be our photographer. The love for his craft and acute attention to detail and design is apparent in every photo he captures.
From the first email inquiring about his services, to the Skype calls and emails discussing our wedding Thanasis worked with us to understand our vision and who we are as a couple enabling him to tell our story in its own unique way. Our wedding was unusual in that we were taking a cruise and only had 7 hours on the island. On the day of our wedding there were several other cruise ships in port which made the island very crowded and traffic crazy. The seven hours we had was cut down to four in order to make it back to our ship in time. Although this worried us it never seemed to phase Thanasis. He addressed all issues that arose and anticipated every need, he even hired a car to drive us around so that we could capture the best photos while avoiding the traffic and tourists. Thanasis scouted out beautiful locations off the beaten path that he knew would appeal to our love of architecture and design. He reminded us to relax, made us laugh often and even made sure we stayed hydrated in the extreme heat.
We cannot express in words how truly happy we are with our experience working with Thanasis and feel so grateful to have hired him as our photographer for our wedding. Every photo he took far exceeded anything we could have imagined.
We decided to elope to Greece for personal and symbolic reasons, therefore our wedding preparations were long distant and investing primarily on trust. Recommended to us by our wedding planners in Greece, and we did not know what to expect in a photographer. We met Thanasis in a coffee shop in Los Angeles, via videocall, and from the first conversation we felt at home. During and after our phone call, we felt extremely comfortable and left the conversation with much anticipation.
Through his web site portfolio, we immediately knew he was talented and uniquely capable of capturing intimate moments by taking advantage of the scenery and environment. We could not wait to see the story he would weave for us. Throughout our entire wedding, as well as before and after, Thanasis was as much a part of our wedding as he was our photographer. He was remarkably encouraging, gentle, and involved in the entire process, so much so his presence helped make the day that much brighter and memorable. From the moment we saw our photos we were in awe; brought to tears by his insight and shear talent.
Thanasis is capable of making every moment distinct from the next. From the preparations, the wedding, to the ancient Greek ruins, he used his creativity and talent to highlight the intricacies of our wedding day. Thanasis is a true artist, in every sense of the word. We are so remarkably blessed to have had him as our photographer, and honored he was involved in a very special moment in our lives. We recommend Thanasis from the bottom of our hearts.
Stin ygeia sas,
Amy and Albert
Working with Thanasis Kaiafas was like working with a friend. He went out of his way to get to know us as a couple on a personal level. It was so important for us to build this relationship with him because that is what made the photo shoot successful. He made us feel comfortable, he made us feel relaxed, he made us smile, he made us laugh. The whole experience was just a lot of fun!! Needless to say, the end result was amazing. He truly captured our personalities, our emotions and our story. These photos will be our treasure for the rest of our lives.
We met Thanasis Kaiafas in Sifnos for the first time at our wedding weekend after numerous conversations over the phone. We were so pleased to meet such a friendly, smiling, discreet and kind man! He immediately blended in and spent time with us, our families and friends capturing the moments so perfectly without anyone even noticing he was working! A true professional! Our magic moments come alive every time we look at the photo album he created for us – a real work of art! As Thanasis told me ” the album will be telling your story” and he couldn’t have put it better! His amazing talent shining through on every page yet every moment is so personal and intense… We are really happy to have gained a friend through this unforgettable experience! Thank you Thanasi!
All the best,
James and Lina
At first, we must admit that in our mind, the idea of having a photographer depicting our personal and most precious moments made us feel sort of uncomfortable but that was all before we met Thanasis. We first met him at our pre-wedding party but we felt as if we knew him for years; his loud laugh, his purity and originality brought out the best of us! Thanasis was actually a friend who seemed to enjoy our wedding as much as we did! He was there ‘body and soul’, not just as a professional but more as a beloved friend who captured our most intimate moments. We still call him “the colour photographer” as to us colour is his landmark. The colours and the pictures speak by themselves, they tell you the whole story and by looking at them you revive the whole mystery. Sensitive and discreet yet dynamic, professional but at the same time unconventional, this is Thanasis Kaiafas, an inspired photographer.
Thank you so much for everything! We are sure that our journey together has just started …
Thanasis Kaiafas is not only a talented individual, is someone that is making decisions on how to take photos based on his instinct. He can cover every moment, every color, every look, every feeling, every single experience and filter all these moments through his heart. He made us feel very comfortable having him to capture these very special moments of our common life and that is why, despite the fact that we didn’t have it in initially in our minds we decided to invite him to be with us in our honeymoon. The feedback from our dear friends, all of our guests , after the wedding was that Thanasis’s pictures were just amazing, they will keep our memories alive for the years to come. These photos will be the common point of reference for all of us, we will be going back to look at them again and again and notionally live these moments. For us, Thanasis Kaiafas is now much more than a partner is a Friend and we wish him to continue with the same passion and dignity to do what he loves doing. Individuals like him have the ability to take their profession one step further. He knows why he does it and he cares about the people that he is working with.
All the best for the years to come.
When my husband and I decided to elope to Santorini, Greece, my first contact was a wedding planner. She sent me several links to photographers who she had worked with in the past, but none of them felt like a good fit. Stan and I are not models. We hate being the center of attention, it was one of the main reasons we wanted to elope. This caused a problem. How do you find a photographer that won’t make you feel like the center of attention? I kept going through multiple photography websites and came across www.fearlessphotographers.com. It was here that I found Thanasis Kaiafas website. His sessions seemed to focus on the couple but in a natural style, also in a way that highlighted the surrounding environment. We emailed and then skyped. His passion for his work came through during that session. He was genuinely excited about the opportunity, not from a business standpoint, but more that two people fell in love and he might be able to be a part of what was to come. His contract and fee were reasonable and we hired him. He and I continued to communicate with email and skype. Due to the seasons being unpredictable around this time of year, he was flexible with what days he would be available. This in itself removed a lot of stress from my shoulders, because it was a possibility that the wedding day might change due to rain. When he arrived on the island, he and my wedding planner scoped out different sites for our “photo shoots.” The two people who did not want to be the center of attention had four places to go after the ceremony. And they were magnificant places. Thanasis worked well within our time line of our day as well as made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. He made jokes and made us laugh, but was also very aware of when Stan was getting tired. He got a few last shots out of us and called it a day. After going over our photos, I am so glad that we chose Thanasis. Our day was documented in a beautiful and artistic way, but it was unassuming and natural. He also did an amazing job of capturing the beautiful island of Santorini. My wedding photos will help keep my memories of the beauty of that place alive until we are able to return.
Hold onto your hats SMPers, because this wedding planned by White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination is beyond. Did I mention that it’s in Greece? Or covered in gorgeous florals in fabulous pink hues from Rammos Flowers? Or that the couple looks like they stepped out of a magazine? I didn’t? Well, that’s because it there really are no words that will do this soiree justice, but thankfully Thanasis Kaiafas gorgeous images speak for themselves.
Thanasis Kaiafas enthusiasm for his job is truly special and is reflected within his work. I was also impressed that the majority of his work was carried out very much in the back ground with little or no interference to either Chrysi or myself.. The only time we noticed that he was around was when his larger than life laugh explode in the background…what a great laugh…I felt the ground moving. It is not often that I say that my expectations were surpassed. I have to agree with my niece by stating that he shot my wife in her absolute true nature, simple, elegant and truly beautiful… Thanasis thank you for a wonderful journey, for been incredibly professional and passionate about a special moment in our lives and mostly thank you for a life time of memories.
Best wishes and continued success
Niall and Chrysi
When we met Thanasis Kaiafas for the first time on Skype, we immediately knew he was the right man to take the pictures of our wedding day. We never met him in person, but we felt in our hearts that he was extremely talented and a wonderful person to work with. Of course we heard great stories about Thanasis from our friend, the great photographer Adam Alex, but the Skype meeting made it very real. So we decided that Thanasis would be the photographer of our wedding day. And we’ve never regret it. Thanasis is an amazing photographer, he has eye for every detail. He captured the most important moments of the day in the most beautiful pictures we could imagene. The colourful photos give a very good impression of our wedding day and we show the pictures with pride to everyone we know. Beside that Thanasis is such a fantastic man to have around. He is humbled, friendly and we immediately locked him in our hearts. Thanasis, thank you so much for making our wedding day even more special.
Love, Eric & Marloes
Il est près d’un an depuis le jour de notre mariage, mais en regardant les magnifiques photos que Thanasis a tiré pour nous, c’est comme revivre chaque instant …
Représentation de l’émotion, la couleur, la pureté, la vitalité, la simplicité, l’authenticité … Ce sont les photos de Thanasis! Quelque chose de magique qui fait hier maintenant et pour toujours …
Thanasis Kaiafas , merci de la créativité excessive et la discrétion que tu as donné à nos moments les plus beaux!
For sure, our best choice!!!
We can’t thank you enough for everything that you have done for us , you were absolutely amazing, the photos were breath taking and your professionalism exceded our expectations. You capture the essence of our wedding, all of our special moments and even more!!! Thank you so much for creating images that we will cherish and enjoy for a lifetime!! We are so happy we picked you and we wish we could have two weddings just to have the opportunity to work with you again…
Thank you so much from the bottom of our heart
Ilias & Anna
We are just so happy, that we did not only have the opportunity to engage an extraordinary talen- ted photographer for our wedding, but that we also had the chance to get to know a really special person – Thanassi kaiafas. it ́t like that line in the song „Best of me“ that says: „You bring out the best in me….“ – due to his calm and sensitive nature Thanasis Kaiafas is able to capture the beauty and intimacy of the moment and record it photographically. With his camera he turns even ordinary things into something special. it ́s his love for detail and emotion that makes every picture unique. Αs we now looked trough all wedding pictures we must say that we are so happy and, yes, over- whelmed by such a variety of beautiful pictures. Thank you so much!
Dear Thanassi, from the bottom of our hearts we wish you all the best for your future. Professional and personal. We hope to see you soon here in Munich, Germany or in any other beautiful place in the world!
Katerina & Manos Doundoulakis
Thanasis Kaiafas is an amazing photographer who’s work speaks for itself. His work screams colour and detailed story telling. He is one of the nicest upcoming new additions to our industry and he has kindly pushed his own boundaries and edited a series of images only in Black and White.
A wedding is so much more than just a ceremony or a social event; it is a real milestone, a celebration of love, a declaration of mutual commitment, and above all the beginning of a wonderful adventure… And the wedding photos should reflect the greater image and not just fragments of it. To me wedding photography is a fascinating process that cannot be limited to 3-4 hours because the more time I spend with a couple, the better the result of my work tends to be.
The best combination in a photo shoot is to work behind the scenes and capture as many natural, genuine personal moments of the couple as possible and then blend in with the guests and take part in all pre- and post-wedding activities. So i can finally be able to capture effectively the mood and the atmosphere before, during and after the big day!
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