Selected as 1 of 25 International Wedding Photographers from across the World by BRIDES MAGAZINE UK for the year 2014, awarded Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association and the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association, which includes only the best wedding photographers in the world, Vasilis Maneas was born and raised in the city of Veria, Greece and at 2002 he left to study "Informatics and Computer Technology" at the Technological Educational Institute of Lamia, Greece. He successfully completed his studies after 3,5 years although the average was 5 and he graduated with honors as one of the top 3 students of the year.
After that, he became the youngest Informatics Professor at 2 educational institutions. Later on, he started his Master in "Digital Media" at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and at the same time, he started to study wedding photography and learned how to combine the "knowledge with the talent".
Wanting to learn how to manage the emotional situations that prevail in a special day like that of a wedding, at 2017 he was trained in Dublin, Ireland as an "NLP Mind Coach" and he was certified as a Licensed Practitioner of NLP™ and as a Licensed Master Practitioner of NLP™ from the co-founder of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler of The Society of NLP™ and from The Irish Institute of NLP™. After that, at 2018 he went to Orlando, USA where he was trained and certified by Dr. Richard Bandler himself, as a "Licensed Trainer of NLP™ ". As a result of that, he started to coach and guide individuals, families, couples, and businesses and he started his second business. He is the first and the only photographer ever who is also a certified professional in the field of personal consulting and self - improvement.
He believes that having the talent to "see" a moment and the knowledge to "click" this moment makes the perfect combination.
He works as a wedding photographer at Thessaloniki, Greece where his headquarters are but he also travels everywhere in Greece or abroad.
13 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography
5 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits
14 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists
3 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles
The WPJA proudly recognizes Vasilis Maneas as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.