Elias Kordelakos is a destination wedding photographer with a passion for documenting love stories in remarkable places.
Capturing authentic love stories in the world’s most breathtaking locations is my signature service and without coincidence, combines my couples’ enthusiasm for exhilarating adventure and timeless romance.
Everyday love deserves to be celebrated too and a portrait session is the perfect opportunity to document some of life’s intimate interactions. My approach comprises artistic vision and simplicity, gently leading you through movement suggestions rather than poses for images that capture you at your most relaxed, natural, and in love.
"He is kind, witty, caring, and made our weddding all the more special by being a part of it."
What could be more romantic than escaping to a destination you’ve always dreamed of to take your wedding vows alone? It’s an honour to document this beautiful act of love and to be trusted with creating an invaluable heirloom of your marriage.
"Just after one look at Elias's work we knew he was the one.."
It takes expertise, confidence, and trust to know when to retreat and allow true emotions to surface and when to step in and give guidance. Years of photographing couples in love has taught me to look beyond the interactions that can be seen by the eye and to actually feel what’s going on around me. The outcome is imagery that evokes feelings and rouse memories for a timeless recollection of your everlasting love story.
While I am deeply devoted to my art, I value my clients’ experience and the impact of my work above all. In seeking images that capture fleeting moments and oft-forgotten details, I practice ideals and principles that will ensure your wedding day is truly an occasion to be celebrated and is magical in every way possible.
Essential for creating my signature imagery, I believe wholeheartedly in being prepared. Scouting your wedding location is always a top priority well in advance of your nuptials. Taking time to find the best spots for your portraits and to discover that enchanting, luminous light is an important part of my process.
Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. With just one opportunity to enjoy this day with the loved ones who came together to celebrate with you, investing in a planner allows you to enjoy a stress-free celebration.
I work closely with my couples’ wedding planner to ensure every detail of your day is captured. An experienced planner allows me to focus on creating my signature imagery with the knowledge that they are handling all of the important logistics. The result is an efficient partnership and a beautiful, relaxed wedding!
I like to have a hands-on approach when it comes to determining your wedding day timeline. My goal is to ensure you have the best natural light for every part of your event.
Together with your wedding planner, my preference is to build a schedule that allows time for your photographs, with the necessary safeguard included to have a relaxed and enjoyable experience.
I balance artistic direction, styled details, portraiture, and capturing genuine moments that occur organically through my photojournalistic coverage. The end result when everything is planned to perfection is a timeless harmony of people, places, finer points, and feelings.
The first few hours of my work takes place as you’re getting ready. From this location I will capture the majority of your details in addition to your opening portraits. Considering the backdrop for these images is important. A spacious open location with plenty of natural light is favorable. Finding an area that has a similar look and feel to your wedding is also recommended.
I’m a huge advocate of the First Look for many reasons. Taking most of your portraits prior to the ceremony will allow us more time to create beautiful portraits of you and those who matter to you most, but it will also allow you to enjoy more of the post-ceremony festivities. Couples often become impatient when they are forced to spend their cocktail hour taking portraits, as they would rather enjoy the party with friends and family.
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If you’re using a unique linen for your wedding reception tables, please consider adding an additional small one to the rental order for photographing your wedding invitation and/or details. This helps tie together your images through color and texture, making them more cohesive and powerful.
The recent trend promoting ‘unplugged’ ceremonies, where all guests are kindly asked to put away their devices for the duration of your nuptials, is very much encouraged. An unplugged ceremony allows your family and friends to be entirely present during this significant moment and as an added bonus, I am able to capture genuine emotions and reactions without being obscured by an enthusiastic guest with an iPad or cellphone.
If I had to share only one piece of advice with you, it would be one from my own wedding day experience. Relax, feel every moment, let your emotions surface, be yourself, and above all have fun. It’s time to let go, enjoy and leave the rest to me.