Santorini is virtually a photo shooting playground, its locations ranging from ocean views, a stone’s throw from the Caldera, to meandering little streets and alleys in traditional little villages, such as Pyrgos and Megalochori.
Pyrgos is an ideal location for shooting, especially when getting married in venues such as Cavo Ventus, Santorini Gem and Santo Wines (in order of proximity to Pyrgos), and when couples have maybe just an hour available, for the Same-Day photoshoot.
Pyrgos village is climbing a little hill.
We create photographic opportunities on our way up, estimating the time that it will take us to walk back down to the parking lot, get in the limo and return to the wedding venue.
The spot in the photo is located pretty much at the top pf Pyrgos.
It’s a traditional all-white little church, worn from the wind and the sun over the years, that still stands firmly in place, overlooking half of the island.
For this image, I choose to go behind the main structure, a spot that not many photographers know about, so that I could capture the couple against the setting sun, not as silhouettes, but retaining the detail on their outfits.
It was the last shot of our uphill walk, a visual crescendo if you will, after which we headed downhill and back to the venue, to cut the cake and get the party started.