March 18, 2018

Why would an event, conference and campaign developer for the European Commission in Brussels turn event and wedding planner in Cyprus was a question I received a lot when I found Splendid. As a Politics graduate, I must say history always plays its part in what comes next.

I grew up by the beach in a restaurant-hotel owner family, where early on I could listen to materials being sizzled, trimmed, and tucked into place. As a teenager, I trained to become a professional ballet dancer, spending hours perfecting a skywards pointing arm, a steady anchored ankle, a perfect spin, all in the...

December 9, 2017

Isabelle Hesselberg - 2 Brides Photography:

Isabelle, a former retoucher, and photographer with Advanced Higher Vocational Education Diploma in Commercial Photography while working commercially started to photograph weddings 8 years ago. She has photographed several commercial cookbooks and co-written and photographed a wedding planning book released in Scandinavia. Since quitting her retouch career she has focused solely on photographing weddings in Sweden, Europe, and the Middle East. She is an avid advocate for film photography, passionate about keeping film alive. Isabelle is the...

October 14, 2017


The Secret Owl is an exclusive suite of fine-art wedding photography workshops in Greece, established and curated by Sotiris Tsakanikas. Inspired by the many faces, cultural, artistic and historical layers of the land, the courses co-mentored with wedding industry-leading vendors focus on the development of a designful branding philosophy, elevating expediency and a unique visual language. 

The 2017 Secret Owl finds us in the Cyclades, on the isle of winds, Mykonos. We decided to shoot at the iconic Windmills, a landmark of the island's rich, virile...

October 13, 2017

Video from 2017 The Secret Owl Workshop in Mykonos.

October 11, 2017


The Secret Owl by Greek fine art photographer Sotiris Tsakanikas is an exclusive suite of annual workshops curated to spark creative voice and to provide professional photographers with insight towards developing their signature, avant-garde yet organic imagery. Selecting unique locales and working with state-of-the-art wedding-industry vendors, the courses team branding novelties with personal vision. 

Boudoir photography may not be a novelty, but it is certainly an era-defining, searingly honest take on a woman's celebration of herself, as she truly is. T...

October 10, 2017


The Secret Owl is an annual fine art photography workshop focusing on the palpable beauty of story telling wedding imagery in Greece. Drawing inspiration from its rich cultural, artistic and historical background, host and curator Sotiris Tsakanikas along with a carefully selected body of wedding industry-leading experts, provide photographers with insight and guidance in branding, editing and creating fascinating emotive content. 

Mykonos is an estuary, where lounge lifestyle stylish crowds and avant-garde boutique spaces merge with the traditional whi...

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