norwegian-turkish wedding by the bosphorus historic adile sultan palace

if you were to ask me how to describe this wedding i would say elegant, emotional and fun. i not only cried during the dinner but also had really fun at the party! on a beautiful june day; dearest anne and burak vowed each other in front of their loved ones at beautiful adile sultan palace that looks over beautiful bosphorus from the above. it has became one of the very special wedding of this past season not only because anne's norwegian roots brought the memories of the wedding of a good friend of mine back in oslo, but also i get to see 3 other couples of mine from past year and we get to enjoy this wedding all together! i really love my job cause constantly i get to witness the most beautiful moments of people's lives. also when the wedding involves touchy speeches it definitely is more sincere and this wedding had a lot of that moment. i am so honored and happy that i get to meet with great hearted anne and burak and be a part of their very special day!

as a health coach and nutritionist anne was also launching her new business natura by anne during her wedding preperations. (by the way check her products they really are good!) she also had special wedding cake made by talented we.eatlove which looked and tasted really good! green and white themed wedding styled by talented aisha weddings and events and anne's dress was from niquie. hope you'll enjoy the details and will inspire you one way or another!

brighton family session

all mighty always windy brighton with my favorite family. one thing is for sure a great thing for a business is the returning client. means that your client is utterly satisfied with your work and you loved working with them too. photographing burcu, ozan and leyla two years in a row is first an honor and than a great memory maker both for them and me. witnessing her baby girl to grow up and freezing those moments to a timeless souvenirs is just an indescribable feeling. if you wanna check out leyla's 1st year session click here and you'll see how much she grew up and how burcu and ozan are still gorgeous looking parents! 

even though it was early july, we still had jackets on and occasionally sun on our heads and the wind never left us alone.  but we still had great time especially leyla where she posed and threw laughs around like a pro! i really cannot wait to meet their new family member in this june and see leyla as a big sister! until then here is lovely brighton with this lovely family of 3 <3

casa lavanda wedding

it was one of the most emotional, fun and tiring wedding of the season. it was very emotional cause it involved so much real love; it was so fun cause it involved real shared joy; and it was tiring cause we were all in the move, dancing running around, enjoying every bit of the day starting from midday til past midnite.. itir&tolga are one of the most sincere and lovely couple i have ever to capture. their energy and love for each other and for their friends and family took as all in too! living in dubai, they managed to gather all the loved ones on a hot july istanbul day. in the northeast of istanbul, a region called sile, hosts beautiful casa lavanda hotel within in a mighty nature. aisha wedding of istanbul also did a great job on the theme of the wedding to fit the whole concept to the nature of beautiful sile. my lovely dugme film did the videography where you can watch it from below! enjoy the serenity of this lovely wedding <3

dreamy amalfi

october is one of my favorite time of the year for vacations to seasides. not too cold not too hot not full of too much tourist at least. everything is moderate. landed to napoli airport as the sun was setting down and by the time i got my rental car, which by the way ofcourse was a black 500, it was pitch black dark. anyways, hitting the road with crazy, i mean even crazier than some turks, italian drivers i had to travel on those bendy roads! climbing the mountain to get to my hotel in amalfi. i stayed at the cutest b&b called world center hotel with amazing staff. antonio, the manager, was worried about me since i arrived a bit late and welcomed me at the parking lot. that was the kindest act that i had witnessed for a long time that made me so happy! i picked the hotel because it had a free parking lot, cause i already knew that parking fees were crazy expensive in the area! and if i have had checked better i would have known that they were also offering airport pickup for a very reasonable price and yet along can drop you to the near by locations like downtown amalfi or ravello. so i am letting everyone know that you don't need a car to get there just book a room from world center hotel and message them that you need a ride and antonio will help you out with everything! plus they really have good cappuccino compare to the ones i had at the other places in the area. to my luck, i got to wake up to a sunny morning the next day with church bells ringing at 7 am with cannon balls firing. really not good way to wake up especially when bombs are exploding everywhere in the world right now. it turned out it was a holly day for their saint and the churches were ringing their bells for the announcement. it was a good welcome! having your breakfast with an amazing view is just priceless. you do feel like you are in the center of the world nothing beyond you. you do wonder about how and why people chose to live at the edges, by the cliffs but you know why, it is just amazing to live to. 

so i met with lovely punica films for the first time that day after really nice breakfast with good omelet and italian tomatoes and basil. elif and utkan also joined me to shoot a lovely wedding in ravello. antonio drove us to downtown amalfi for us to catch the ferry to positano. which was i guess 8 euros for round trip. not that bad.. the boat ride was nice with great view of course. you get to see the whole area from the sea. very fascinating to see positano from a distance. well unfortunately american tourists made the area super popular that everything is over priced. especially the hotels. if you plan a trip to the area no need to stay at positano unless the budget is not a problem for you. boats don't run late after high summer season so taking an early boat and coming back with the late boat was actually enough to discover the whole town. even later we had time to wander around the downtown amalfi as well. the next day we drove to ravello i switched hotels which i regret the most! but since the wedding was going to be held in ravello it was actually better idea to stay close by especially on the wedding day. but staying in amalfi was also a good idea. anyways, ravello is a tiny town with a lot to offer actually. i couldn't take a lot of photo of the town cause it rained a lot when i had the time to discover it. but one thing for sure dragging luggage is pain in there. there are no cars allowed only pedestrian area so there are tiny golf cart looking cars around for tiny streets that takes you to your hotel from the place where the vales take your car.  well it was also another reason why i regret staying there. so i learned my lesson i am sharing with you all! arrange accordingly!

i love the colors of the whole coast. bright vibrant and natural. those potteries. oh i wanna take them all! really cannot get enough of them! i am so in love with that big fat amalfi lemons and all the art that comes along with it! one day i'll come back and grab those big bright colored plates. i can feel that happening! but until than here are the photos of my lovely trip. elif takes the credits of my lovely photos! thanks to her i do get to have some proper photos at a trip! hope you all enjoy it as much as i did and if you do don't forget to leave <3's at the end! have a great time!

 

july wedding in flamm, bodrum

it was the first time that i had the worst flu in the middle of the summer time but i still had great time at this wedding of defne and caglar. surrounded with lots of love, friends and family from all around, they picked july for a beach wedding. defne in her dreamy inbal dror gown was just so gorgeous. flamm was decorated in cosy beach style by la bonbonniere events with bougainvilleas and fresh fruits..  they had food station scattered around allow all the guests to enjoy open buffet. they danced and celebrated their love til the first lights of the morning..hope you'll enjoy that dreamy day as much as i did.. don't forget to show some love at the end <3

destination wedding in göcek dresort

ofcourse it was a very hot august day but it worth all the sweat that we all had to shred! i met with memnune and chris in previous winter in london and i knew that their wedding is going to be more than just fun, memorable in many ways.. göcek is one of my favorite summer places in whole world and d-resort gocek is another heaven on earth especially for destination weddings. i have always captured amazing memories there and their crew is also very easy and friendly to work with. i have suggested istisnai projeler of bodrum to mem and chris and we all were very pleased at the end to work along together. mem and chris met in singapore chris as a british mem as australian turkish, living in london; they managed to gather everyone in beautiful göcek. it was a very casual beach wedding with lots of british humor in it. it has been one of those memorable weddings for me where i am thankful to meet lovely new people and honor to be a part of this sincere wedding.