September 4, 2012

My Honeymoon :: Santorini, Greece

It’s been a little more quiet around here this summer than usual, and that’s because I was busy getting married, going on my honeymoon, and beginning a new teaching position at Oakton Community College. So, I deliberately took on far fewer weddings this year. While it was nice to be able to focus on some big things in my life, I’m happy that booking season is upon us, and I’m already meeting some great 2013 couples!

In July, for our honeymoon, we spent just over a week in Santorini, Greece. Santorini has always been at the top of my “must visit” list. When it came time to pick a quiet and romantic destination to celebrate our marriage, we knew exactly where we’d go.

Needless to say, we made the right decision. Santorini is really a magical place. The island is very small. So, while there is certainly plenty to do and see, we never felt guilty for spending a day by the pool. It proved to be the perfect mix of exploration and relaxation.

Of course, I couldn’t head to one of the most beautiful places in the world without my camera. Our first night on the island, I couldn’t sleep because of jet lag. So, I woke up before sunrise and walked the whole town, camera in hand. Most of these photos come from that hour or two when I had the entire place to myself and watched the town come alive awash in early morning light. It was bliss.

I hope you don’t mind my sharing. I think it’s always good to know that your photographer actually likes taking photographs… even when she’s not getting paid to do it! Here’s hoping that your honeymoons are as peaceful and memorable as ours was!

Many of these images–and images from other travels–are available for purchase in my fine art gallery.

Blue, hot pink, and white: colors you see all over Santorini!

You also see lots of pups roaming the streets. We saw this guy every single day.

Ammoudi Bay–the location many recognize from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants–was one of our favorite places to eat and people watch.

There are many (many, many) stairs taking you from Oia down to Ammoudi. Some people ride donkeys, but I just felt bad for the poor dears.

The stairs were totally worth it, though.

Kamari beach–our favorite spot outside of Oia.