MARQ RILEY | Wedding Photographer & Filmmaker in Greece


Introducing: explore engage elope with Shoshana & Aaron

Travel not to escape, but to encounter your self in another world.

This summer I met up with Shoshana and Aaron on Mykonos, and for four hours drove and walked around the island, looking for spots to shoot engagement images as well as a Save The Date video for their upcoming wedding. We wanted to find locations that placed them in a remote, natural setting that would accentuate them, which if you know Mykonos meant avoiding the main town and pretty much most beaches. Nevertheless we discovered quite a few gems, even a bay I had never been before where they were able to go horse riding. You can get an idea of the results from the preview video above and the images below.

But the most enjoyable aspect of the afternoon for me was discovering the character of the place, chance meetings along the way and observing how they experience those moments together. Most of what you see is spontaneous, with minimal posed or directed influence from my side, simply letting them be the welcomed strangers and yet feeling instantly at home.

And that gave me the idea of creating a new collection I call explore engage elope. It's a session package for the searchers, the ramblers, the travelling souls and adventurers. For those who favour the great outdoors, the authentic, the eclectic, and want to capture some of those often elusive moments of their journey into the unknown. Be it as lovers, fiancees, honeymooners or even as a family, explore engage elope puts the focus on you in a world of your choice, from 4 hours to a whole day, in photographs and on film, with just myself as your personal documenter. 

Packages begin at €750 and there's a sweet deal for sessions on Naxos island during July and August. To make the memories even more lasting, there are upgrades to have fine art prints and a beautiful book to cherish. 

If you're interested drop me a line on the contact page with your destination and ideas, and I'll be happy to send you the rates and options.