Jelena from Montenegro and Gonçalo from Portugal; a couple living in Dubai and recently they decided to tie the knot. They chose Cappadocia as their holiday and pre-wedding photographs location.
You can read the whole story at the bottom of the page. Cappadocia Photographer with Jelena and Goncalo
First Shooting Day
We woke up early on the photo shoot day and met at awesome Mithra Cave Hotel. We arrived at the area where the hot air balloons take off before dawn. The balloons were half inflated. They were waiting for the decision of General Directorate of Civil Aviation whether or not the balloons should take off. Actually weather was good but it was a bit windy. When the sun rose, the wind was even stronger. Then the news came and the balloons were deflated. Unfortunately we missed the opportunity to have a flight but it did not affect our mood at all.
We toured all around the valley all day and really enjoyed the photo shoot. At some point, Jelena got on a horse in one of the horse farms. She was very good at horse riding as she took some lessons when she was a child in Montenegro. We ended the day perfectly. While we were enjoying some white wine at a location which had the view of red valley, we enjoyed the peace of the valley. It was an impressive atmosphere. After that experience, I made it a habit to end the day like that whenever I visited there.
Jelena and Gonçalo really get along well and they are very natural in front of the camera. I did not even have to direct them too much. They really made my job a lot easier. This motivated me. They even accepted my proposal to stay one more night and take some photos the day after on a balloon flight. We met at the same place at dawn the next day. This time there was no wind at all and we took off.
I will never forget Jelena and Gonçalo’s friendly character. I am really thankful that I had two great friends. With love…
Cappadocia Photographer Ufuk Sarisen