I am Magdalene.
I have been an award-winning visual artist and, since 2009, a wedding photographer in Greece. I love observing people and emotions and being a storyteller. I do have a very discreet approach to documenting events so that I capture authentic moments, full of emotions, in real-time. I do cover destination weddings all over Greece and Cyprus.
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We hired Magdalene to be our photographer for our destination wedding in Mykonos. We had originally booked her for May of 2020, but our wedding was postponed due to COVID. In addition to graciously keeping our contract for the next year, Magdalene was an amazing addition to our wedding. She was available to give input on a change in the ceremony venue, decided on less than one month before the wedding, and was so helpful in keeping me calm and reassured throughout the process.
On the day before the wedding, Magdalene and our videographers walked around Mykonos town with us. She immediately made us feel at ease. Her style, more documentary or photojournalist than "traditional" wedding, was exactly what we needed. She obtained such gorgeous, candid shots, which exactly captured the moments we wanted to remember. Her encouragement helped us act natural and the beautiful photographs are a testament to her "behind-the-scenes" approach. Her photographs are just spectacular.
On the day of the wedding, Magdalene was careful to capture so many small elements, and not just the traditional ones (dress, shoes, accessories, etc). She took time to get to know us, to understand what traditions were important to us, and to highlight the small details that we had worked so hard to create. The intimate place setting at dinner. The traditional Palestinian embroidery and olive branches that we wanted to incorporate. And she did it all in such a remarkable, low-key manner. When we got our photos back (and so quickly!), I couldn't believe the photos she was able to get - I don't even remember seeing her at some parts!
All I can say is that we were truly lucky to have found Magdalene as our wedding photographer. I am happy to discuss her work with any interested couple. I give her my absolute highest recommendation and need to find a reason to go to Greece to work with her again.
Magdalene is pure magic, she captures the most important candid moments and you don’t even realize she’s in the room. She specializes in journalistic photography so if you don’t like posing for pictures or you are camera shy she is your girl. She documented amazing moments, each picture conveys emotion, every time I look at a picture I relive my wedding. I highly recommend Magdalene, her pictures are beautiful, she is professional and honest. most of all she helps you feel relaxed on your big day, she truly is a breath of fresh air.
Magdalene did an amazing job photographing my wedding in May 2019. Communication with her was always prompt, and I felt like she easily understood and delivered on what we were looking for in our photos. Her images are naturally composed, and I really love the authentic look of her work that sets her apart from other wedding photographers. Magdalene is also a warm, kind, and easy-going person, and I really enjoyed working with her and having her there on our special day.
It is one thing to have 'formal' photos of your wedding day and another to have images that capture the essence of moments! Magdalene observed and recorded our story as it unfolded, each image filled with emotion, truth, and realism. Magdalene has a distinct artistic vision towards wedding photography, she strives not for a flawless shot, but to perfectly capture the actual emotion and atmosphere of the scene. Having a destination wedding often means having to celebrate without the presence of all your loved ones, we go home knowing that through our photos we can relive our special day with them, moment by moment. Thank you for authentically and candidly capturing our love!
Magdalene is super talented and we are in love with our wedding pics. She is quick to respond and was very punctual. A pleasure to have around during the preparations and invisible to the guests. One of our best decisions for our wedding in Mykonos. Totally recommend!!!
We loved our experience with Magdalene!! No matter how rushed the day felt, she made me feel so calm and relaxed. The photos were natural and fun! It was really perfect having her as our photographer and glad we booked her for both our wedding events!!