istanbul newborn baby session

remember the beautiful mama buse's maternity session from this post? she and her husband were expecting little mars to join their family! now he is here and i got to photograph this beautiful family as they welcomed the newest member of them! my lovely mars, hope to witness many more years of you and all the joy you brought to your family! you are loved so much and i hope you all love the photos too! <3

 

santorini , oia travel guide

probably one of the most visited island of greece, santorini provides the infinite feeling of the beautiful mediterranean. on a very hot june weekend, while visiting for a wedding, i get to discover the colorful northern part of the island, oia. this small island welcomes so many tourists that it is very hard to find empty spots to enjoy. but yet i have managed to find my way into this cute town and manage to experience both the hot morning and the breezy afternoon with great sunset view. being a volcanic island, the dark texture of nature meets beautifully with the neat pearl like man made architecture. the one and only pedestrian street of oia is enough to discover the iconic view of the island. blue domed churches, rustic bells, the colorful cliff view and the sunset.. 

because it is a very popular island i highly recommend you to do all your reservations way earlier than usual. the airline fees are very high, hotels are relatively expensive compared to what they offer and restaurants are always packed during dinner time. so plan very ahead. i stayed at family own the flower pension at the very entrance of oia which was walking distance to the main street with a parking lot! which is a lifesaver! i have always liked greek food and the restaurants we have been were also very nice to dine at. candouni, a very small restaurant with live music and nice atmosphere, is in the inner side of oia streets but if you wanna have the view and dine strogili was also a good choice to dine with the sunset. santorini is a destination for everyone. a bit harder with kids with strolling reasons but it can be romantic, adventurous, calming, artsy... you name it. if you give at least of 2 days you'll get to see plenty. but i highly recommend to stay 3 days to see the most of it. 

i hope you'll enjoy the photos as much as i did while taking them! more of the greek island photos to come soon too! and also big thank you to dilara&gokalp from puciwed for taking my portraits too! <3

istanbul fine art maternity session with petit-mag

when lovely evin of petit-mag gave me a call to have a session with beautiful buse of ribbon flowers i got so excited! an expecting florist mama to be! i knew i was gonna get lots of plants involved in this session where it will reflect buse's wonderful soul too! 

on a beautiful march day, buse welcomed us to her beautiful house and share her adventure while waiting for her lovely boy mars with petit-mag. you can read the rest of the interview here. she was due for may and everyone was anxious to meet mars already! i hope you all enjoy the photos of beautiful buse while she was waiting for her handsome boy.. 

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!

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