Selected as 1 of 25 International Wedding Photographers from across the World by BRIDES MAGAZINE UK for the year 2014, member of Best of Wedding Photography, 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 university 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. At the same time, he started to study wedding photography, because he loved to work at events where people are happy and smiling all the time, and started to combine the "knowledge with the talent".
He uses his own special "Photography Style" where he expresses himself, his perception of everything that happens around him as well as the feelings that he perceives that day, more freely. In a way that he observes what is "really true" at the wedding day and he makes sure that he records it, with his own unique photography eye.
He believes that having the talent to "see" a moment and the knowledge to "click" this moment makes the perfect combination.
In the end, all the beautiful memories, the true feelings and the magic of the wedding day, shall remain for a lifetime through the wedding photographs. And that's why he believes that photography is a passion that shall never fade.
He works as a wedding photographer at Thessaloniki, Greece where his headquarters are but he also travels everywhere in Greece or abroad.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Vasilis. The following awards have been earned by Vasilis from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
Flair is used in this photo to counter-balance the composition while also acting as a visual exclamation point for the scene at left.
One of the funnier shaving pictures I’ve seen, composed well with the groomsmen’s hands all involved in some way. The photographer captures a lot of tension and emotion in his tightly closed eyes.
Just a funny moment. What really made the shot was the composition choice – I liked that the photographer got close and just included the face and the hands. Well done.
The following letters are from the clients of Vasilis Maneas.
Married: 5 years ago
Panagiota & Konstantinos
You really kept your promise so that our wedding day would be a day to remember through your images.The photos were absolutely fantastic and everyone is talking about the ability you have to capture the true moments of the day.We thank you very much for the great experience and we wish you the best.,
Married: 4 years ago
Eva & Christos
The choice we made of having you as our photographer proved to be 100% correct!We saw our wedding through your eyes and we never thought that someone could capture so alive moments. It is like we were observers of our wedding.You used your photojournalistic ability at your best. We thank you a lot and we wish you the best.