Since we had the same photography training with Nur, we were two friends talking on social media but never met each other in real life. Then Ali Burak contacted me and we agreed to take wedding photos. He said that I knew Nur. This was a great surprise. The other interesting part was that Nihan Guzeldestan, who came to support me for photography, did not know Nur in the corporate life before the photography. We seemed to have met with the whole team before 🙂 Dear Aydemir was with us for the video shootings.
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In the morning, we met with Nur’s family in their private houses in Akatlar. First of all close friends and family welcomed Ali Burak and his family. The moments of the bride leaving its families house are always emotional though symbolic, perhaps the saddest moments of Turkish weddings. Tears shed mutual. As a man, I interrogate this situation frankly. The groom also leaves his family and home, but for some reason, we act just as if the bride is leaving. However, if there is a dramatic situation, this is valid for both sides. I think men needs to cry too, so that a new subject comes out of photography 🙂
We left the bride’s house with a wonderful white bridal car and took a short photo shoot at Bebek Beach. We thought it might be meaningful to take a photo at this location since this is a location where the couple went for a walk some times and liked this place very much.
After the photo shooting we went to Esma Sultan Mansion for the preparations. We really feel at home here now. A great team works for The Marmara. This allows us to work quite comfortably. The same goes for Ceremony Flowers & Event, one of the companies that make the best events here. Dear Moshe and Ozge are making everything really easier for us. After the preparatory photo shootings we made photo shootings both in the beautiful light of the building where the preparation was in the garden of the magnificent mansion and at the seaside.
Being close to the sunset, to our right, the view of Ortakoy Mosque and Esma Sultan Yali, and in front of us the magnificent Bosphorus Bridge, the wedding ceremony started . I think this is the most beautiful view in the world. One can watch it forever. After a great wedding ceremony, we ended the night with a very entertaining wedding night and after party in the Mansion.
Photoshoot in Cesme
However, our photo shooting did not end here 🙂 Thanks to Nur and Ali Burak, who did not say no, we went together to Cesme 3.5 months later. We also took a photo shoot there starting from Alacatı and ending at Before Sunset Beach. Although the end was a bit adventurous, we had so much fun. We finished the photo shoot and Nur called me while I was on my way back. Their vehicles were stuck on the beach and if this problem could not be solved immediately, they would miss the return flight to Istanbul. I arranged a tractor from the surrounding villages and saved the car. They booked the next flight and somehow recovered the situation without much trouble 🙂
Dear Nur and Ali Burak. I hope we will meet again as soon as possible. I wish you endless happiness. Yours affectionately.
Wedding Photography Istanbul Esma Sultan by Ufuk Sarisen