Cunda Ortunc Hotel Destination Wedding

Selin and Berke tied the knot at a very beautiful September day in beautiful Cunda. surrounded with olive trees and deep blue water of the aeagean sea; this two-day event was hands down one of my favorite. Selin and Berke live in New York but they wanted to have this special event in Ayvalik area where it is very special for Selin and her family and they kept the event very minimal with some traditional tastes. The wedding was held in famous Ortunc Hotel. Selin has designed her own jewelry, as part of her brand Selin Kent, along with her husband's cufflinks and shirt buttons. Her dress was a long sleeved beautiful Lihi Hod design. Overall the main goal was to have fun with the loved ones all around the world and they sure did achieve this! if you wanna learn more about the details of this lovely wedding you can find little inteview of Selin about her wedding on famous Coveteur with more of my images! <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

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.. 

friends always...

it might have been for work to be in sarigerme this weekend but i was with friends too... new ones, very old ones; but the ones that i share a lot with through out our journeys.. capturing their joy, excitements, beauties.. we work together, we hang out together, they have been all supporting me from the beginning... 

burcu, inci, büsra, beliz are just few of them that we really enjoyed a weekend together for a common purpose: to celebrate love! it's just amazing how love can gather people around and create other friendships... i cannot be more thankful to all of my friends who have been with me through out my life... they will all soon have post on this blog i can sense it ^_^

let's all share happiness together <3 

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love in göcek | göcek'de aşk

sedef and utku got married last august on a beautiful summer day in göcek, turkey..i have been waiting to blog post their wedding for so long that now that i am finally launching the new blog, their wedding would be my first publication! 

those who have been to göcek know that it is famous for its gorgeous bays that are perfect for sailing...despite of the regular breeze we always get there, it was a one of these very hot and no breeze extra humid day in göcek. but their joy and love was spread in the  air that everyone was having so much fun starting from morning til the sunrise of the next day! 

as a person of details, i loved every bit of their wedding of course! a-mazing lazzaro gown, chic jewelries, elegant lavender bouquet, gorgeous centerpieces, special wedding gifts, table names and many more...

their energy, and joy made the whole wedding such a great celebration! their beautiful wedding has also been praised on spring-summer 2014 issue of martha stewart weddings turkey. cheers to your life time happiness! <3 

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if you want to watch the video of this gorgeous wedding, here it is from the beyond lovely dugmefilm team. you will see why this wedding rocked! 

a happy place to be..

sarıgerme is one of my best locations in south of turkey.. it is very well preserved with great long coast line.  listening the sound of the waves, feeling the breeze in my hair, taking a long walk on the sand; there i am in my happy place.. 

this time i arrived for a preseason wedding here where it is early spring and i can smell orange blossoms everywhere..

i do ask this question to myself: why am i wasting my time in a big city where you cannot even smell the roses anymore? my soul needs some rest, in this peaceful quite beautiful nature..  

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