Love during the War in Afghanistan – Sonia & Charles (Wedding House Hotel Bosphorus)


I generally receive requests for wedding having minimum number of guests were 50-60. This time it was only 2, The Bride (Sonia)  and the Groom (Charles)!

Here is the story.

I always invest on time with couples before photo sessions. When I met them first at The House Hotel Bosphorus in Ortakoy Istanbul, I could see the shine full of excitement in their eyes. They were two American Soldiers, met in Afghanistan and decided to get married in Istanbul.

After some little chat, I felt like they were so excited that they could not beleive they are getting married. The wedding ceremony, the wedding reception, the preps. etc. they did not care about. As always , Photography was the most important part! And they had a special reason for that, because, including the family members; they had no guests, no witnesses, no friends no relatives…Just 2.

Then I said “OK, let’s go out and shoot some pre-wedding photos right by Bosphorus” Because their hotel The House Hotel was just by the water. And one of the most amazing hotels around the town. Once, Kevin Spacey had his rehersal of the play on it’s balcony facing the lovely Istanbul city.

Pre-wedding photos of a 2 american soldiers got merried in The House hotel Bosphorus Ortakoy istanbul. wedding photograhy by Photo Latte / Düğün Fotoğrafçısı Photo Latte. Istanbul, izmir, antalya, cesme, bodrum, fethiye, Kas, kalkan, Ciragan, Four seasons

Preps started!

Groom is tasting Turkish Raki while the bride is getting her hair done in The House Hotel Bosphorus in Ortakoy istanbul . Wedding photographer Photo Latte. Düğün Fotoğrafçısı Photo Latte. İstanbul izmir cesme, kalkan, kas, fethiye, bodrum Groom is wearing his wedding flower, while the bride is getting writing friends' fortunes under her wedding shoesin The House Hotel Bosphorus in Ortakoy istanbul . Wedding photographer Photo Latte. Düğün Fotoğrafçısı Photo Latte. İstanbul izmir cesme, kalkan, kas, fethiye, bodrum

By the way, when I photograph this wedding back in 2011; this was the first ever wedding held in The House Hotel Bosphorus in Ortakoy Istanbul, and I became the first ever wedding photographer :) As a special offer, they let us go up to the penthouse suit room and use the balcony for the wedding photos.

When it comes to Natural looking wedding photos, communication with the couple is VERY Important, especially when it comes to an English speaking couple getting married in Turkey. Who do you think make them smile naturally in the photos? 😉

Black and White photo of a groom getting ready for his wedding ceremony reflected on the mirror, Bride is looking out of the window of The House Hotel Bosphorus in Ortakoy Istanbul. wedding photographer Photo latte / Düğün Fotoğrafçısı istanbul, izmir, cesme, Antalya, Fethiye, Kalkan, Kas, Bodrum

Black and White photo of the newly wed couple smiling with hapiness of their wedding day in the balcony of The House Hotel Bosphorus in Ortakoy Istanbul. wedding photographer Photo latte / Düğün Fotoğrafçısı istanbul, izmir, cesme, Antalya, Fethiye, Kalkan, Kas, Bodrum. If you want to catch such a natural wedding photo, as a weding photographer you must have very close communication with the couple, and the photographer must be invisible.

Very natural Black and White romantic photo of a couple's first look after preperations and before the wedding ceremony  in the balcony of The House Hotel Bosphorus in Ortakoy Istanbul. wedding photographer Photo latte / Düğün Fotoğrafçısı istanbul, izmir, cesme, Antalya, Fethiye, Kalkan, Kas, Bodrum

 Romantic moments at the Balcony of The House Hotel Bosphorus Ortakoy Istanbul, next to Ciragan palace Kempinski and Four Seasons Hotel Bride and Groom havcing fun just before the ceremony in the balcony. Wedding photographer Photo Latte / Düğün Fotoğrafçısı istanbul, Izmir, Cesme, Bodrum, Antalya, Fethiye, Kalkan, Kas

Romantic moments at the Balcony of The House Hotel Bosphorus Ortakoy Istanbul, next to Ciragan palace Kempinski and Four Seasons Hotel Bride and Groom havcing fun just before the ceremony in the balcony. Wedding photographer Photo Latte / Düğün Fotoğrafçısı istanbul, Izmir, Cesme, Bodrum, Antalya, Fethiye, Kalkan, Kas

Photos of Natural moments of the weddings. Groom taking the veil off the bride for the first kiss in the ceremony took place in The House Hotel Bosphorus Ortakoy Istanbul, Next to Ciragan Hotel Kempinski and Four Seasons IStanbul. Wedding Photographer Photo latte, Düğün Fotoğrafçısı istanbul, izmir, antalya, fethiye, kas, kalkan, bozcaada, cesme

And they lived happily ever after! :)

Note:
Sonia is a great follower of my facebook page, and she likes every single photo I posted:)

www.facebook.com/photolatte.serkan

She sent me a client letter afterwards, that the photos were the only things they could show the families and friends back from their wedding day in House Hotel Ortakoy, and Istanbul. One of my photos, were also published in one of the local newspapers :) How Lucky I am :)

 

 

 


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