Magdalene Kourti

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I am Magdalene, an award-winning visual artist & photographer who is inspired by emotions and light! I have studied fine arts and digital arts, in London. As a photographer in Greece, I am mostly into the island, summer weddings, as on Paros - Antiparos, Rhodes, Crete, Corfu, Hydra, Spetses, Santorini, Amorgos, Naxos, Mykonos, and many other islands, but also city weddings as in Athens, Thessaloniki, Larnaca, Nicosia, etc.  
Being a painter, a video artist, and a mother of 3 precious kids, has influenced a lot my shooting style. I love traveling and going to film and music festivals. I love sushi, yoga, and meditation. I love the warm sun on my face, the weightlessness and the silence in the sea, and the sound of the wind; I love my cats, my Vivo barefoot boots, and sci-fi movies. I love the big smiles and positive thinkers!

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

The last years had moved to Rhodes, Greece. I do charge a fixed amount for travel and accommodation fee for destination weddings all over Greece and Cyprus, unless otherwise agreed.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

Since 2009, ..really many, each of them unique :)

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

Actually, I have a very basic approach to my wedding photojournalistic work. Because I am fascinated by the natural human emotions that permeate that special day for so many couples, I love the fact that I feel like I am preserving their energy, emotions, and personas for posterity in their wedding photos. In every single example of my creative wedding photojournalism, I strive to share those very real occasions with the viewer and always to give them the feeling of being there at that very moment when two people who love each other commit their lives to each other. To me, that’s truly the meaning of wedding documentary photography. And, as a big fan of those real moments, I also enjoy shooting wedding documentary photography, in a very discreet way that includes numerous creative candid shots that convey the true emotions of the couple. I am confident in realism and not in photoshopped or airbrushed wedding photography. That's because I firmly believe that you look great just the way you are on your wedding day. And, that's why I want to creatively capture it and share it with everyone who views the photos of your Big Day!

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

There are basic packages but also tailored made ones.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

I usually use email/skype!

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

I am a figurative visual artist who is into photography, mainly documentary wedding photography, or reportage wedding photography, since 2009. I have studied fine art in UAL – Wimbledon College of Arts and have Masters degree in digital image from Metropolitan University, in London.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

I am a photographic storyteller & a positive thinker! As a figurative artist, I love being an observer of the moment, natural light & emotions.


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6 Recommendations

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 were excited to be back in Lindos for a family photo shoot with our Wedding Photographer, Magdalene. Just like our wedding photographs Magdalene really captured the character and personality of us all and especially the children who are all now 7yrs older!. We are amazed at how she brought that out so effortlessly with no awkward poses. The light she captured in the evening sun and the discreet beauty of Lindos was incredible. We are looking forward to creating a wall gallery with the photos to add to our wedding ones and won't leave it that long before we capture our family again. Such a Read More pleasure to work with again. Priceless.
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.

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