Flying Dress Santorini: Review Of The Unforgettable Photoshoot Experience
FLYING DRESS SANTORINI SHOOT
Are you dreaming of an unforgettable experience during your upcoming visit to Santorini? Flying dress Santorini shoot can make your dream come true! This one-of-a-kind photoshoot gives you a chance to feel like a goddess soaring above the magical island of Santorini.
Get ready to forget reality as you slip into a silky gown and take some breathtaking shots against the dreamy backdrop of white-washed Cycladic houses and the infinite sea. And with a professional photographer focusing just on you, you will definitely have the perfect photos to share on Instagram and cherish for the years to come.
Doing the Santorini flying dress photoshoot was the absolute highlight of my trip to Santorini. I did it with my partner, and we both really enjoyed the experience.
We are professional photographers, and we shoot travel scenes for a living, so the bar was definitely raised high, but our Santorini dress shoot and photos met our high expectations. We will definitely be printing and hanging one of the photos on the wall of our future home!
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In this post, we share our experience of the Santorini flying dress shoot, plus everything you need to know to have a perfect time and dreamy photos.
Why Santorini Dress Photoshoot Is Worth Every Penny?
The Santorini dress shoot is not the cheapest activity, and before we decided on booking it, I really hesitated. BUT, after the shoot, I realized this is once in a lifetime experience, and I am so fortunate I could do it. Here are some of the reasons in favour of doing the flying dress photoshoot Santorini is so famous for.
You will get stunning photos – Are you dreaming of having professional photos taken of you? The gorgeous and unique landscape of Santorini, with its sugar-cube houses, blue-dome churches, and caldera views, is the perfect place for that!
Is your partner a little rubbish at taking photos of you? We’ve all been there! With the flying dress Santorini shoot, you’ll definitely have the most epic photos you can possibly want. How cool will it be to show your grandchildren one day how gorgeous you are?
You will be a goddess for the day – Heading out for a professional photoshoot can be seen as an occasion in its own right. Sure, getting great photos is an appealing outcome. However, the experience alone – getting glammed up and feeling good about yourself – is deeply rewarding!
Letting your guard down and letting yourself have fun with this special moment will feel unique and delightful.
You can celebrate something special – Taking part in a photo shoot is a unique opportunity to celebrate something special. Whether it’s a personal milestone, a birthday, or an anniversary, you will make some long-lasting memories.
Unique & fun activity to share with your partner or bestie – A Santorini flying dress photoshoot is also a great activity to enjoy with your significant other half! Don’t let them just stand and watch. Instead, get them involved and have fun together.
Travelling with your bestie? Even better, have fun posing together. And the best part is that you can split the Santorini dress photoshoot cost between you.
Top Flying Dress Santorini Photoshoot
There are many Santorini dress photo shoot options out there, and since it costs a bit, make sure you choose the very best photographer. We went with flying dress Santorini photoshoots and had a super fun time and got gorgeous photos, which you can see throughout this post.
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How Does The Flying Dress Work?
Have you seen the stunning Santorini flying dress pictures but have no clue how it’s done? No worries, I’ve got you covered. When I first heard about Santorini flying dresses, I was also super confused.
Basically, when you book your photoshoot, you will also get to wear a special Santorini photoshoot flying dress, which is a silky gown with a long trail. You will get to choose the colour and style, and some packages include two gowns.
In addition to the photographer, your crew will also include a dress assistant. She will not only help you into the gown, which can be a little tricky, but your assistance will also help you carry the gown around, and most importantly, she will make it fly.
The dress assistant will stand behind you and flick the dress up when the right time comes, so in the photo, the dress will look like it’s moving. This is why this shoot is so unique, and doing your own flying dress shoot is hard because you need not only a professional photographer but also another person to make your dress fly.
In practice, the photographer waits for the right wind and communicates with the dress person to throw the dress up. It sounds super complicated, but luckily during the shoot, it goes really smoothly because these people really know what they’re doing.
Where Can I Do A Flying Dress Photoshoot?
There are a few locations where you can do your flying dress photoshoot Greece Santorini is renowned for.
Oia – With its blue-dome churches, white-washed houses and striking caldera views, Oia is the most obvious place for a photoshoot. But if you’re travelling during the peak season (June to September), a photoshoot in Oia is going to be a little challenging because of the crowds.
Imerovigli – The town of Imerovigli is a great alternative to Oia. It also has epic caldera views and quaint churches with blue domes, but the town is way less crowded and can be reached within a 20-minute drive from Oia. Imerovigli is where all our photos were taken.
Other locations – There are also other great locations worthy of Santorini flying dress photos, including the village of Megalochori, Columbus Beach or the village of Finikia.
We did our Santorini dress shoot in April, and the photographer was fully booked most days, so if you’re not flexible on travel dates, book your photoshoot as early in advance as possible. Plus, if you’re booking through Viator, you can cancel up to 24 hours before the appointment, which is so good.
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Santorini Flying Dress Photoshoot Price & Packages
So, what’s the Santorini dress photoshoot price? The price depends on the package offered and the experience of the photographer and ranges anything between €250 for a beginner photographer to €1,500 for a 2-hour shoot with 2 dresses and 50-70 edited photos.
I would be careful when making my selection, and I’d always read reviews. When you find a company that offers a really cheap package is probably because they are just starting out and they employ inexperienced photographers.
I personally preferred to spend a little more and have a guarantee of quality. And since I’m a photographer myself, I could easily see from the sample photos if they were taken by an experienced photographer or an amateur.
The photoshoot package that we recommend is the one we did ourselves, and it includes:
✅ 1 dress of choice
✅ 1-hour shoot
✅ Creative guidelines
✅ Dress assistance
✅ 15 colour-corrected photos
✅ 6 high-resolution, retouched photos
✅ And all other non-edited photos from the shoot
Once you booked your package, your photographer will contact you and give you all the details about your upcoming shoot.
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What Is The Best Time For A Flying Dress Photoshoot?
There are two best times to do the flying dress shoot Santorini – early morning or late afternoon. Both times are perfect for photography and for capturing beautiful golden light and deep colours because the sun is low in the sky.
During the day, the sun is too high in the sky, and shooting is way more challenging. Plus, during the summer, wearing a large gown under the blasting Greek sun may just be too much.
No matter what time you decide to do your shoot, just keep in mind that Santorini is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, so there will always be some people around.
Luckily, you can trust your photographer to take you to the best photo spots depending on the time of the day you choose.
How Should I Pose For A Photo While Wearing A Dress?
Wearing a Santorini photoshoot dress is a super cool and unique experience, and when you book your Santorini flying dress photoshoot, you will get plenty of creative directions from your photographer to make it successful.
But, since it is once in a lifetime experience, there is no harm in preparing yourself to make sure your inner goddess really shows in your photos. I actually practised a little in front of the mirror too. ☺️
Here is some general advice on how to pose wearing a flying dress in Santorini:
✅ Keep your face out of the shade (especially when you’re posing with your hands raised).
✅ Both of your hands should always be visible.
✅ Keep one of your legs out of the dress, to make the body appear longer.
✅ Smile with your eyes.
✅ Keep your back straight and arms relaxed.
Flying Dress Photoshoot In Santorini Greece: Tips
Here are some of the most important things you should be aware of when planning your flying dress photoshoot Santorini Greece.
✔️ Book in advance
As soon as you know your travel dates, book your photoshoot way in advance. We did ours in April, which is considered to be low season, and our photographer was already fully booked. If you book through Viator, you don’t have to pay straight away and can cancel up to 24 hours before the appointment, which will give you flexibility in case your plans change.
✔️ Involve your partner
Is your partner reluctant to spend the money on the flying dress Santorini shoot? Make sure he is included in the plan. Participating in a photoshoot together can be really fun, and you will get super cool photos which you can hang up on the wall in your house.
And your partner will be more likely to agree if you make the shoot about both of you. The price for the two of you is the same, and you will also get the chance to be in the photos alone.
✔️ Split the cost with your bestie
If you’re travelling with girlfriends, you can do the shoot together. It will be so much fun to pose together, and you can split the Santorini flying dress photoshoot cost between you. That’s 50% off!
✔️ Mind the wind
Weather in Santorini can be unpredictable, and the island is notorious for strong winds. If your shoot happens to be on a windy day, do not panic because, with the help of your photographer, you can still pull it off. Make sure you come up with a hairstyle that will keep the hair contained in the wind.
✔️ Wear easy shoes
Wear shoes that can be easily slipped on and off. You will be posing bear foot, but you want the shoes to get from one shooting location to another safely.
✔️ Bring water
Posing for photos can actually be exhausting, so make sure to hydrate in between the shooting locations.
✔️ Organise your transport
Most flying dress Santorini photo shoots do not include transport to the location, so you will have to organise it yourself. You can either take a taxi or rent a car and drive to the location independently.
Taxis in Santorini are ridiculously pricey, though! We paid €45 for a 20-minute one-way drive, and later on, we rented a car for €30 per day via DiscoverCars, so it is actually way more economical to get a car.
✔️ Have fun!
This is the most important advice we can give you! I was so nervous before my appointment because I wanted it to be perfect, and I wanted my photos to be perfect too. Luckily, when we met up with our photographer I instantly calmed down and decided just to have fun.
Awaken your inner goddess, show off your feminity and don’t be shy. This is your special moment, and you deserve to enjoy yourself and be the queen.
Santorini Flying Dress Shoot: My Experience
I am normally very careful about how I spend my hard-earned money, so I was a little unsure at first. But I’m so glad I did the shoot, and I’m even more happy my partner pose with me!
Our photographer – Vasilis, was kind and professional, and he made me feel comfortable and gave me a lot of useful directions on how to pose. We shot at 4 or 5 different spots in Imerovigli, and the frames were well-thought and nicely composed.
Before the shoot, I thought it will be hard work, but a few minutes into posing, I really really enjoy myself shamelessly! It almost felt like I’m the bride, and this was my big day. ❤️ Even my partner Robin enjoyed the shoot and did a really good job at posing for the photos.
And when the photos arrived in our inbox we couldn’t be more happy!
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Create Your Own Flying Dress Photoshoot
Are you thinking of creating your own Santorini flying dress photoshoot? You will need a flying gown, which you can buy on Amazon for around €100, a photographer with a high-quality camera and someone else to help you make your dress fly.
But unless you have access to an experienced photographer and a friend to help you make the dress fly, I wouldn’t attempt this yourself. You may save yourself a bit of money, but the result of the shoot will never be the same as with the experienced people that do this shoot every year multiple times.
How much does it cost to rent a dress in Santorini?
Santorini flying dress rental prices range between €150 to €350 per dress. If you want to rent a flying dress in Santorini, make sure you do your research and book it way in advance of your trip.
Flying Dress Santorini: Final Word
A flying dress Santorini photoshoot is something that you will never forget. It is a unique experience worth every penny, plus your photos will be an amazing memento of your time in Santorini.
Make sure to plan it out with care, and choose the right photographer and gown to make your dream shoot come true! If possible, do it with your bestie or your significant other half for an even more, fun and special experience!
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