gorgeous sunset bozburun engagement at dreamy karia bel hotel

as you can tell by the title it was an amazing time for everybody.  a perfect calm may day in bozburun, marmaris. this little fishermen town is one of my favorite places in turkey. before this engagement i did publish a travel dairy for selimiye, little town 15 mins. away from bozburun. and karia bel is one of those amazing boutique hotel in this beautiful nature. the water has all shades of blue and a perfect place to sail too. so when begum asked me about photographing their little dinner party i was super excited and knew that it was gonna be amazing. begum and emre celebrated their engagement with their family and very close friends before their wedding in july. the post for that to come too! so for now here is their beloved engagement celebration! 

it was always you..

it was i guess more than a year ago when i had a facebook message from this lovely woman, also a colleague,, which has changed my life! she has become a sister..

and i was soo thrilled when she asked me whether i would photograph their 10th year wedding anniversary. it was so flattering to be asked to photograph colleagues but i admit it also made me nervous to take such a responsibility; them trusting my work! 

so it was a beautiful july day in kumlubük, marmaris. i suggested them this amazing boutique hotel, villa florya, to have the session. thanks to the lovely stuff and especially alp bey they generously helped us from the very first moment with every single detail! big thank you to them for this special day to happen! 

carina and david have 2 beautiful boys from their 10 year marriage and they are really a great family with full of love. which i really admire. knowing each other more than 10 years and still be in love like in the first day, raising kids, doing a business together, going through everything in life together i believe is really a rare thing to find.  and i really feel lucky to have such friends in my life. i hope i have done a good job capturing their love to each other after 10 years too. you can also watch the amazing video of this special occasion shot by beyond talented emre of iek films which made me cry each time i watch it! i also admit that i cried during the shooting but photos still turned out ok for such emotional moments. it was just such a special session for me in so many ways! besides the fact that i worked my hair dresser skills and did carina's hair as well with the beautiful hair piece gift that our lovely friend katie gave her that turned her into a beautiful frozen princess! carina's gift for her younger sister that was the locket with their recently passed away father's photo in which was full of meaning.. when their little one got so tired and cranky before the ceremony and fell asleep until the dinner time.. so many little details still make me smile and feel good about.. 

it was a very good day full of love in beautiful marmaris and i hope you all feel that beauty and love as you go through this post. 

dear carina and david, thank you again so much for trusting me on my work and being great friends at the same time! i know we will have more sessions together through the years and all be filled with love! love you guys.. 

peaceful selimiye

i love it when green meets blue.. and marmaris is just like that.. and selimiye brings the peacefulness that you seek through out the year. i was in marmaris at the beginning of this month to shoot a beloved wedding and just before that i had the chance to enjoy every bit of this small village.. little hotels, great restaurants with delicious food and amazing sea that you cannot get enough off! luckily my friend ozan and his lovely family are running this beautiful small, cozy hydas pension with great hospitality and amazing breakfast in the mornings, under the olive tree! so if you are looking for some quality time to relax, enjoy a book or two, stay within the nature; i highly suggest you to visit wonderful selimiye!   oh and the best time to visit is definitely september and early october! sun warms you up more than enough and the water is not cold at all =) i took these photos at a very early right after sunrise walk.. it was just great to see how nature was waking up to a new day!  i hope you all enjoy the photos like i enjoyed taking them!