Her love for photo-shooting started in her puberty, when her brother gave her as a present a compact camera. In the beginning, it was a hobby but after her winning in a competition, claiming a one-year scholarship in a private school of photography, everything changed. During the last years, she works as a photographer in the main professional crew of the Dimitris Andritsos Photography Studio.
“Taking photos is my passion and I feel blessed to exercise it as my main profession!”
Photo - shooting the world with her own eyes is one of her favorite habits and, as she claims, for a photographer is inevitable to observe the world through the lens. Wedding photo-shooting and making portraits are the two kinds of photography that she likes the most and thus she is more experienced. She thinks that uniqueness in people is adorable and it is challenging for her to highlight the best characteristics of them. The main reason she enjoys the wedding photo-shooting is her contribution to the creation of an album full of memories from the best day in a couple’s life.
Since her school years, she has dedicated a lot of time browsing through magazines and collecting black-and-white portraits that caught her eye. She experienced the freedom of expression through her first automatic camera, snapping pictures during the day and spending long nights experimenting with light and colors. She ended up studying the art of photography, which ultimately became her full-time occupation.
Along with her studies, she worked as assistant photographer to various professionals. Her personal career started by the side of Dimitris Andritsos. Since then, she has been one of the main photographers of the studio, working on the coverage of weddings, as well as portrait photography projects.
When looking at her frames, her fondness for natural light is obvious. She believes that light equipment can go a long way when photographing someone for the first time, in order to win their trust. This directness and positive attitude are distinct throughout her work.
During a wedding photoshoot, she encourages the couples to forget that there is a camera looking at them, so that they can follow their impulses and spontaneously express their feelings.
For Elpida, the most sentimental moment of a wedding is when the father of the bride gives away his daughter to the groom. It is a sacred moment that marks a new beginning.