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03 Aug 2018| 0 comments

What do you get when you take a British-Greek bride and a British-Nigerian groom? The answer is a spectacular wedding full of music, colours and laughter! We loved having the opportunity to do Greek and Nigerian wedding photography and video for the couple, recording all the wonderful moments of their wedding at Rosewood Hotel.  See more…

28 Jul 2018| 1 comment

A riot of colour, music and dancing – that was just the preparation for Chandni and Pinal’s Asian (Hindu) wedding at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Holborn! Having shot their pre-wedding photos at Lake Vyrnwy in Wales, it was a treat to see this couple tie the knot in London a few weeks later.

In her beautiful blush and gold brocade lehenga choli, Chandni was a stunning bride. Red is an auspicious colour in the Hindu culture, and Chandni incorporated it by wearing thick stacks of red and gold wedding bangles on each wrist. See more…

14 Jul 2018| 0 comments

We had already worked with Funda and Serhan on their themed engagement photoshoot, and so we were delighted to have been asked to provide their Turkish wedding photography and Turkish wedding videography as well. Their wedding was a massive event, and the couple wanted us to cover their pre-wedding preparations as well as their ceremony and reception, so the team knew we had a lot to do over the next twelve hours. See more…

12 Jul 2018| 0 comments

Dimitri and Bobbie chose to celebrate their wedding at Orsett Hall when they tied the knot. Both from Cypriot Greek families, the couple incorporated many recognisable traditions into their big day which started with the Stolisma at their respective family homes. As the bride and groom to be were getting ready at the same time, we used two teams for the wedding photography and video.

If you ever doubt that a wedding, whether a religious celebration of the sacrament of Matrimony is still relevant, then you only need to watch the highlights of this wedding. It is fair to say that See more…

20 Jun 2018| 4 comments

A couple’s photoshoot in London (updated) – The city of London is bursting with fantastic sights, iconic landmarks, and oodles of character. It’s no wonder that couples from around the world make a special effort to have a photoshoot London- even if they’re not having a London wedding.

Jialin and Qingrong are one of a growing number of couples from China and the US having their engagement and pre-wedding photographs in London. Some couples have links with the city, either having lived or studied here, while for others it is the trip of a lifetime, a honeymoon and a sensational way to celebrate their marriage.

Being a London professional photographer is always fun and Jialin and Qingrong’s couple photoshoot was an absolute delight from start to finish. Nothing could dim this young couple’s enthusiasm, not even the rain which was present for most of the shoot. They were just so happy to be together in London that their excitement shines through in every photo.

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12 Jun 2018| 0 comments

Any bride and groom can tell you that one of the most challenging aspects of planning a wedding is making both families happy. As much as it is “their” day, a marriage also represents the joining together of two families, and it is important to incorporate appropriate customs to respect both the bride’s and the groom’s backgrounds, as Natalie and James did when they wed in Kingston-Upon-Thames.

Natalie’s family is British-Greek Cypriot and James’ is British, and their special day was very much a fusion of each heritage. The service took place at St George Greek Orthodox Church in Kingston-Upon-Thames. The early summer weather was See more…

07 Jun 2018| 0 comments

Despite this being the age of the selfie, it is normal for couples to feel an initial sense of awkwardness when it comes to their engagement photoshoot. Not only is the process of having professional photos taken something they may not have done since they at school, but there is the added pressure of creating an image of themselves as a couple that they feel is a genuine representation of them. No matter how majestic the backdrop, how beautiful the clothing and how skillfully the photos are shot and edited, if the resulting photos do not reflect how the subjects see themselves, then they are not successful engagement photos..

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01 Jun 2018| 0 comments

If wedding photography is about how a couple feels about each other, then a bridal boudoir photo shoot is about how a bride feels about herself as much as a gift for her husband or husband-to-be. 

In Nek Vardikos Photographia we are well known for our wedding photography and videography, so you may not immediately recognise us as a boudoir photographer London. However, this side of our business is one of which we are very proud as it showcases the beauty and strength of the female form in a way that is both tasteful and empowering. Our goal is to make our clients feel amazing and leave them with a portfolio of images they can gift to their spouse. See more…

30 May 2018| 4 comments

A beautiful and special wedding at the Langham Hotel in London. We started with the bridal preparation at bride’s parents house in Cockfosters, North London. The bride was a dream to photograph with such a loving and warm family!  See more…

03 Apr 2018| 3 comments

It was such a wonderful experience for myself to be able to photograph, and moreover be present at Caroline’s Chelsea wedding, as she married her husband Gareth at the Chelsea Town Hall office in July.

I loved capturing the moments of her first walking down the street towards me, arriving with Gareth and their two witnesses Sarah and Barry at the offices. All smiles of course! Then the special moments from the process of the booking, through to the ceremony itself. It was lovely to photograph the expressions of their witnesses too. Plus of course the ceremony end. Choosing the smaller registry room for their service, the wedding ceremony was animated and light hearted, which was well suited to both Caroline and Gareth and their relationship with each other, as well as their strong friendships with their fun loving friends Sarah and Barry.
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13 Feb 2018| 2 comments
The greek wedding of Michaella and Panayiotis in St Sophia and the Four Seasons Hotel in London

The first thing you notice when you meet Michaella and Panagiotis is how much they both smile when they look at each other!

This beautiful couple got married a few days before Christmas at Saint Sophia church the Greek Cathedral in Bayswater London. The reception held at Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane in an extremely beautiful room amazingly decorated for this superb wedding. See more…

12 Jul 2017| 0 comments

No wedding is complete without a wedding cake, so we were delighted to be asked to do the cake photography for esteemed cake maker Elizabeth Solaru and her book, Opulencia. Elizabeth’s s Cake Emporium is one of the UK’s leading cake makers, with her high-end creations being recognisable for their fine detail. The way she and her team transform simple ingredients into incredibly realistic yet edible flowers, jewels and pearls is nothing short of amazing.  See more…

31 May 2017| 0 comments

Given our appreciation of the picturesque setting, we were delighted to provide the christening videography for Baby Leonidas. What a joy this little fellow was! From the moment he rocked up in his high tops and hat, toddling around confidently with a friendly smile, we knew this event was going to be an absolute pleasure to film. Leonidas loves the camera and, as you can see from this clip, the feeling is mutual!

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18 Feb 2016| 4 comments

The Ukrainian wedding of Oleksandr and Olesya’s took place in London. It is always such a pleasure to photograph events from different cultures and this Orthodox celebration was not an exception. The sense of family and love was very strong and the traditional Ukrainian ceremonies and practices made for such a special day – we feel so grateful to have been a part of it.

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02 Jan 2016| 0 comments

As a Greek wedding photographer in London I have photographed many Greek-Cypriot weddings. Some couples adapt customs to fit their more modern lives while others, like Georgina and Evros, retain many elements of their heritage and celebrate their wedding day in a thoroughly traditional manner. Modern or traditional, every couple is unique, which makes my job as a Greek photographer varied and enjoyable.

While the bride and groom were born in London, their parents were born in Cyprus, so it was not surprising to see many traditional included in the occasion. Our day started at Georgina’s home, as her seven bridesmaids helped her get ready for her big day, with the preparation of the bride and groom being almost as important as the wedding ceremony itself. Georgina incorporated the Stolisma into her pre-wedding rituals, complete with the traditional lute and violin. After leaving Georgina to finish getting ready and get herself to the church, I joined the festivities at Evros’ house where his groomsmen were helping him get dressed, and where he was also symbolically tied with a red scarf. See more…

02 Oct 2015| 3 comments

Room Seasons products have that extra quality and stylisation that every food photographer loves. Nicolas and Damien founders of the company are two talented food professionals who studied together at the internationally acclaimed Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon France. It was a pleasure for me to work with them and in their London based company. I was able to capture the essence of the business via wonderful closeup food shots, full of lovely textures and vibrant colours. Room Seasons provides food room service for 3 and 4 star hotels. I believe the imagery from this shoot captures a 5* service showcasing professional shots of the staff and delectable food in professional packaging. My photography tells a story about this new and promising company with its fantastic service and products. Without a doubt these food photos will visually enhance any advertising the Room Seasons company does and we wish them all the best for the future!

Take a look at my food portfolio here and feel free to drop me a note. I am a very experienced food photographer based in London, also available in Hertfordshire, across the UK and international.
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30 Sep 2015| 1 comment

The setting for Alexandros’ baptism photography was St Sophia’s cathedral in London. I am grateful to have had the privilege to have photographed several Greek weddings and christenings here, yet am always struck anew by its peaceful atmosphere. You don’t have to be religious to appreciate its beauty, light, and perfect proportions.

Since its consecration in 1882 St Sophia’s Cathedral has been the beating heart of the Greek Orthodox community in London. While the domed roof suggests something special from outside, See more…

09 Sep 2015| 5 comments

Forget Paris! When it comes to Europe’s most romantic city it is London all the way. Just look at these incredible photographs from Nimia and Albert’s photo session London. The newlyweds flew from Miami en route of their honeymoon! They booked me for a “London Love Gallery” shooting, to celebrating their wedding by posing around famous streets and sights.

Our photo session in London started at the iconic Tower Bridge. Dating from 1894, it is a favourite spot with visitors to the city. The high walkways – 42 metres above the River Thames – give some of the best views in London, though the faint hearted may want to avoid looking down while crossing the 11 metre section of glass floor.

 

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16 Jul 2015| 5 comments

A Chelsea Town Hall wedding (updated) – On a lovely summer day we were fortunate enough to photograph the stunning Brydon wedding, held at the Chelsea Town Hall in London. It was an emotional afternoon full of happiness for all. Alexandra was an absolute vision; in a 1950’s style lace belted dress, with a glistening hairpin and striking red suede ankle strapped stiletto shoes. Whilst Tom looked ultra dapper in a full 3 piece navy blue suit. It was wonderful catching the moments of Tom, knowing that Alexandra was slipped behind the corner, where he could not see. It was a wonderful service held at the Chelsea Registry Office (in non-coincidentally the ‘Brydon Room’), with about 20 family guests. The pale yellow room, with large ornate gold mirrors and crystal chandeliers made a wonderful backdrop for the wedding ceremony. The celebrant was light hearted and made the service well suited to Alexandra and Tom’s carefree and vibrant personalities. We loved catching the emotion in the room, including some beautiful tears from Tom’s father, on exchanging of the rings.

Alexandra and Tom Brydon were an absolutely stunning couple and an absolute pleasure to photograph. Here is some of our favourites wedding photos from their Chelsea Town Hall wedding. We wish them all the very best for their many years of marriage to come.

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28 Jun 2015| 0 comments

Here is a photo-gallery of Erietta Vordoni’s opening exhibition “Summer in our hearts” organised by Pandora Harrop. The inspirational artwork of Erietta Vordoni exhibited from 25th to 30th of June in one of the oldest (1712) public buildings in London, the Riflemaker Gallery.
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18 Jun 2015| 1 comment

Wedding photographers are a breed apart. But did you know that there are many sub-species within this group, all with their own distinctive habits? Even wildlife presenter David Attenborough would be fascinated to study these strange, wild creatures out in the field.

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17 Jun 2015| 3 comments

This couple were on holiday in London and wanted something special to remember being here together. What better idea than to have a professional photo shoot in London with each other, around some of city’s most exclusive landmarks and streets or tourists attractions and sights. The day was grey and of what many Londoners would call miserable, however the colour of the sky added nothing but further depth to the imagery, making that couple stand out dramatically.

Here are some of my favourites from this professional photo shoot London. See more…

31 May 2015| 0 comments

Bonnie and George chose the De Vere Selsdon Estate as the location for their wedding reception which followed their service at the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Constantine and Saint Helen in Crystal Palace, South London. There could not be two more perfect venues to represent Bonnie’s British and George’s Greek Cypriot heritages than an English country house and a Greek Orthodox Church, and the combination led to some fantastic Greek wedding photography and Greek wedding videography with a very British twist.

The couple wanted us to cover the entire day, so separate teams went to capture the bride and groom as they got ready for the day ahead. Greek weddings are typically large affairs, and

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20 Apr 2015| 1 comment

Christenings are always a cause for celebration and it was certainly a case of double the excitement when twins Emilia and Isabella were welcomed into the faith during an Italian christening at St. Peter’s Italian Church in Clerkenwell London. Adding to the “doubling”, the girls had both a Roman Catholic and a Greek Orthodox ceremony, reflecting their parents’ separate religions.

It was a glorious late summer Saturday but even if the skies had been cloudy it wouldn’t have mattered within St Peter’s magnificent interior. Built after a request from Saint Vincent Pallotti and inspired by the Basilica of San Crisogono in Rome, the church dates from 1863 and is the oldest Catholic Church used by London’s Italian community. The TARDIS like building often takes first-time visitors by surprise with its soaring ceiling and incredibly decorative paintings. From a photographer’s perspective it is a joy to work in due to the natural light and immense beauty, making christening photography in London a pleasure.

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18 Mar 2015| 0 comments

Working with babies can be unpredictable. As experienced producers of christening videography, we can scout locations, get to know the parents and make contingency plans for different light and weather conditions but, as gorgeous as they are, babies will pull whatever faces they want, and we never know what mood we will be greeted with on the day! See more…

15 Mar 2015| 1 comment

Christening is one of the most major mysteries in the Orthodox Christian Church and it makes a great opportunity for the child’s family to gather and celebrate together the entrance of the child to the body of the church. For this reason, the value of beautiful, high-quality shots is great as these will be kept as a milestone of the child’s greatest moments for the years to come.

As a documentary Photographer with many years of experience in christening photography, I was delighted to be hired for the shooting of Sean Evangelos Toma’s baptism. The ceremony took place at the greek orthodox cathedral of the Holy Cross and Archangel Michael in Golders Green London – a mesmerising spacious cathedral with a distinct modern orthodox architecture and a pictorial atmosphere which is perfect for shooting special ceremonies like weddings and christenings.  The beautiful atmosphere was also enhanced by a colored theme that played among the warm earthy hues of brown, green, and yellow.

Sean Evangelos Tomas was a sweet baby boy with big, pearly and twinkling eyes that I absolutely loved zooming in. What made the whole ceremony extra interesting was the fact that the boy was baptised by three godmothers, all smiling joyously and effortlessly throughout the stages of the ceremony – something that made my job as a professional christening Photographer much more easier, See more…

28 Feb 2015| 1 comment

Inspired from traditional pattern and design of Vietnamese ethnic minorities and combined with modern fashion design, the Vietnamese-Swiss fashion designer, Lan Tschirky has released “Ethnic Chic” Collection. The material to make this collection was handmade entirely by artisans from high mountains in Northern Vietnam. The brocade pattern with the contemporary textile creates the luxury look but remains still as clothing that is wearable by consumers. See more…

26 Jan 2015| 1 comment

Makeover Photoshoot in London by Nek Vardikos – Everyone of any age should have a professional portrait of himself/herself. Nek is an authentic Photographer working for more than 18 years. Using his great experience in portraiture he can produce a beautiful photo-gallery of yourself. Whether it is for professional use or just a personal Makeover photoshoot, he always pride himself on giving 110% quality and professionalism.

Caroline Williams is a fashion stylist and founder of the De Vallenger team. Caroline’s background is vast, with various qualifications in fashion, makeup and interiors, not to mention many years of experience both internationally and locally within the industry. With this she has carefully trained a team beneath her, that offer work in her style and to her standard. Combined with Nek Vardikos London, she likes to think she can offer you the photoshoot experience and styling works, at a one stop shop. Saving you precious time and trials on various different others, whom perhaps have never worked with one another, something we consider very important in order for a team to give its best!

Since forming a working partnership, Nek works closely with Caroline and her team, so they can essentially provide clients with the ‘complete package’ of a Makeover photoshoot experience, including excellent Fashion Styling, Hair and Makeup services, to compliment your Photography. See more…

07 Nov 2014| 3 comments

Inspired by street and culture, Shoreditch’s American bar and restaurant Far Rockaway is considered to be the freshest place in Shoreditch with an ambiance that boasts a perfect combination of urban art and unique creativity. I recently had the opportunity to carry out a Portrait Photography for Poker the official WPT Magazine with the famous poker player, Sam Trickett. Taking Portrait Photography as can be witnessed by the above photographs, entails an intricate amount of altering lighting for each shoot. Each photograph that is captured requires its unique adjustment of lighting in order to be able to grasp the wholeness of the image in real life and transfer it onto the photograph. An essential part of making a Portrait Photography as authentic as possible is making the subject feel comfortable and at ease. See more…

20 Oct 2014| 4 comments

Bridal Boudoir shoot, the moments of the bride wearing lingerie which beautifully hug her figure and show off her boundless sensuality and charm, just before she wears her wedding gown and get married to the one her heart has chosen. It’s that little “spicy” secret that makes every bride feel special and sexual in her wedding day (and of course, the special night that follows).

What makes bridal boudoir shoot different than most other sexy and glamour photo shoots, is that it brings out the sensuality of each bride in an elegant and artistic way that is never too provocative and cheap looking. It is a quality private bridal shoot that every bride (and her partner) should be proud of, especially when shot by a professional Photographer that has many years of experience behind his back.

When I was called to do the boudoir shoot of Anne, it was a truly wonderful experience. As a wedding Photographer, I attempted to bring out the sensuality of the bride-to-be Anne in the most artistic and tasteful way possible, taking into consideration her individual beauty and style to come up with something truly mesmerising and unique. The result was absolutely stunning. Anne looked sexy and elegant at the same time, and her individual allure was evident throughout all the shots. I particularly enjoyed photographing Anne as she had very strong features and a beautiful curvy body that was ideal for capturing these kinds of shots. Spacial thanks to Gillian Wallbanks and Erin Carol for the styling. See more…

10 Oct 2014| 0 comments

There is no other type of a faith wedding like a Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony. Vibrant, decorative, and beautifully emotional, they are full of wonderful photo opportunities as you can see from this collection of images from Elsa and Michael’s Greek wedding at St Sophia church in London.
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19 May 2014| 4 comments

Elsie’s Christening was a pleasure to photograph at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Divine Wisdom, known as Saint Sophia church in Bayswater which I believe is also one of the best churches in London and a world-class orthodox cathedral.

Elsie was a gorgeous little girl and we loved capturing the special moments of her day, with her lovely family. As always the Cathedral of St Sophia in Bayswater was full of spectacular detail and made a fantastic back drop inside and out for all shots. We particularly liked zoning in on Elsie’s expressions throughout the orthodox baptism ceremony, so sweet and unaware of what was about to happen. We also loved capturing the expressions of her parents interacting with her, the tiny details like her bracelet being held and little feet.
19 May 2014| 0 comments

A London Love Gallery photoshoot turns a simple family portrait into something incredible. London is one of the most photogenic cities in the world and there isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t get a little thrill at the fact that I get to work with such a fantastic backdrop and when you throw in a family as friendly as this one, then you can see precisely why I love my job when I’m doing a family photoshoot in London. See more…