Monika Kritikou is a film wedding photographer living between Greece and Italy. She adores natural and timeless images where the unique moments are captured for life. But mostly, she cares for telling people’s love story through her camera. She wants to witness your heartbeat, your voice, your silent moments, all the secret glances and tender neck kisses… She is a creative personal storyteller, dedicated to bringing in light your intimate sides.

Wedding photography is all about taking notes in a journal that is built with the invisible ink of time. In complete harmony with her expert eye you can hold still a slice of immortality from the restless journey of life. Every wedding photo album is a winning trophy in the race of time.

Photographs shout out that we were here, alive and kicking, in love, happy, young, carefree and with a heart full of dreams. – Monika Kritikou

Film Wedding Photographers have a certain way to look and capture moments. By definition, the photographers are dancing with light. Are chasing the balance between light and shadow. Film Wedding Photographers are actually seeking the best techniques to soften the boundaries between reality and dreams. They bring to the surface the best capture a photographer can get. Film photographers are the voice of all the unsaid words and emotions.

As a hybrid photographer, her goal is to capture your joyous moments & unforgettable memories! Your dreams & plans combined with her awarded photography skills can create the best storytelling wedding photography album. Your wedding album!

Seek an appointment with Monika or just send her a message and have a coffee with her, if you are looking for a friendly eye for your wedding day.

Follow Monika on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr and on her website www.fiorellophotography.com

Monika Kritikou Interview

Interview Questions

Pinterest is my favorite play. I use it for professional and personal reasons and I simply love the inspiration it can provide.

I would say around 2-3 hours per day. The majority of them is for professional reasons but I also enjoy the social networks for my personal entertainment. Although opinions may differ, I find it a great way to stay in touch with friends.

I am a wedding photographer. Photography is my medium to combine my love of freedom and art with my love for beauty and my eagerness to capture the journey of life together.

Why Choose a Professional Wedding Photographer?

It amazes me how quickly ideas and news can be spread. Social media have disclosed the need for us to adapt rapidly and to acquire some set of new practices to use: like the need to use a more critical look at what we read.

Fake news and the incentives behind them.

It has influenced it in a major way. I enjoy how measurable every result of the actions taken on social media is, so that educated decisions can be made. Social media platforms have given to smaller businesses to acquire knowledge for their target group and act upon it. Of course, all companies have to be flexible to adjust to the new perceptions that social media networks have set.

I found that every year the use and functions (i.e. algorithms) of social media are becoming more and more complicated. Therefore, I have chosen to collaborate with a specialized team for this purpose. I’m always eager to learn new developments as I want to stay on top of things.

The most influential people are usually the more extrovert people on social media. After all, isn’t what the terminology suggests?

Every day I get information through the use of social media platforms. Depending on its value to me or my business I follow through so to convert this info into knowledge.

A road trip, a good book or spending time with friends and family. Things that have value to me and need them to unwind and be grounded.

I adore the following books:

  • Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
  • L’ étranger by Albert Camus
  • Sulle Spalle dei Giganti by Umberto Eco

Every day, take some time to just watch the clouds passing by…

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.”
– Henry Ford

I grew up in Greece, in a multicultural family that showed me how to love art, I learnt from my childhood how to appreciate its multiplicity. Having half my family coming from Western Europe and the rest from Northern-east Asia is like living in a playground of different philosophies and attitudes. I am deeply thankful that I learned how to respect diversity and that the only real thing that matters is love.

After getting my MBA and working in the marketing departments of large firms for almost a decade, I realized that the only thing that made me happy was the creative process… being creative gave me purpose and a feeling of being free! My passage from the University of Arts in London, LCC helped me to spread my wings and explore a different world of creativity.

Art is very important as a mean of expression for me, as I always pursue its presence in my life. Either in the form of pastel sketching or calligraphy, art has given me ways of exploring life and finding its grandeur.

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right  – Henry Ford

Bonus Question

It’s my turn to get into your shoes. Ask me anything you want.

Monika asked me: What do you enjoy the most about being a digital strategist?

You are the first person who has ever cared to ask me this! Well, I enjoy most to hear the dreams and the goals that my clients usually share with me. I love to hear their deepest thoughts during the process of change. You see, digital strategy doesn’t affect only the way we form the main brand message but also transforms the mindset behind it. Business owners are not the same people after we finish their projects.

Knowing how strategy can shift any kind of boundaries it makes people gain back a quality of creative passion towards their business. For me this is more than inspiring! It drives my dedication to my role as a guide through the dark forest of digital marketing.

In other words, digital strategy is the only path that can actually calm down any kind of professional insecurities and distrust. When I see this look of peace in the eyes of my clients, for me that’s the moment. My big moment!

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