Hello dear friends,
Thank you for being together with me in this journey. This has been an exciting year both professionally and personally – I have had the chance to meet so many of you from around the world and have learned a lot and enjoyed every second. Doctors, teachers, artists, lawyers, entrepreneurs, you name it – seems like everyone has flocked to this small Greek island. Santorini has been the destination for Japanese, Canadians, Americans, people from virtually all European countries, Brazilians, Swedes, South Africans, Singaporeans and many many more.
You chose me to capture your moments here, for which I am immensely grateful. And I feel that we are more than just a photographer and clients.
I wish you the very best for 2018 and hope to see you here again someday!
Photographer Anna Sulte
Ashley and Mark’s pre-wedding shoot
Oh the stresses of a wedding- making guest lists, arranging the venue, and even making millions of decisions like the color of the flowers all add up quickly. But it can be different when you elope. But don’t take my word for it, here’s what Ashley had to say:
The flowers were the wrong color, but when you are in Santorini, WHO CARES :). It was SOOO beautiful!
I’m glad I was a part of their elopement journey. I had the opportunity to see their eyes and hearts light up in their first look. It was amazing how much trust I got from the couple to capture the intimate moments. While Mark was waiting on the roof Zenith Blue Hotel in Imerovigli (http://zenithblue.gr/) I helped Ashley with the dress. When I got to the roof it was a signal to Mark – it was time. He turned away just to see his beautiful bride in front of him seconds later.
To be honest, it is hard to have bad pictures with such a radiant and loving couple. Their energy and love captured me and I just held on to this wave as I captured these. I really feel all the work paid off when I received this sweet email:
I think we definitely did the best thing :) We explored, we had fun, and it was SO romantic. We had the best time, and we still talk about it all the time. Plus, EVERYONE LOVES YOUR PICTURES. People say how they wish you lived here. :)
Well Ashley, thank you but my heart is still in the magical island of Santorini.
I wish you the very best and I’m waiting for you to come back for your anniversary.
Santorini based vacation photographer Anna Sulte
Honeymoon session with wonderful Jilian and Brian
Sometimes I wonder why these awesome people keep choosing me as their photographer! This was no exception – Jilian and Brian is one of the most radiant couples I have ever met and they were open for this photographic adventure.
At this particular day Oia was a bit crowded, but instead of getting sad about it, we took it as a creative challenge and experimented with some fresh locations! We just started at Andronis Luxury Suites and explored. This paid off big time. We had the most romantic evening filled with the smell of still blooming Bougainvillea.
It is always a pleasure to work with such a loving couple – they are surrounded by this positive energy and happiness and it automatically wears off to everyone around them.
My only hope is that I managed to capture at least a small part of their vibe in these photographs. They are truly meant for each other. It warmed my heart to receive this email the other day:
I will be sure to tag you in any photos I share, and will most definitely be recommending you to any of our friends traveling to Santorini in the future.
Take care and keep in touch!
I wish you the very best and I’m sure we will meet for your anniversary trips on this small, sunny Greek island :)
Santorini photographer Anna Sulte, photo shoot in Oia 2017
JOCELYN AND CHRIS – THE SWEETEST COUPLE!
Recently I had the opportunity to work with yet another sweet and loving couple. And they chose the 90 minute photo session so that we could walk to all the most iconic landmarks of Santorini bathed in the warm sunset light. What a treat for the photographer and the couple alike!
They had eloped in Spain in July and chose Santorini as their honeymoon destination! Plus, they had found a place on Airbnb. Your European dream is possible with a bit of planning!
As we were not in a rush, we managed to get the iconic shots in the bright Santorini sunlight as well as more laid back and moody ones as the sun set. We took photographs next to the Blue Church, Caldera view, Skaros Rock, volcano view and the path next to the Caldera.
Here’s some feedback that brought immense joy to me,
“We just looked at them and oh my! They are gorgeous. Thank you so much for your wonderful work. It’s hard to believe that’s us. We love them so much. We want to thank you for making it such a fun shoot! We were both nervous and you made us feel at ease. So thank you!! It means so much to us.”
Santorini photo session by Anna Sulte, local photographer based in Thira.