When I first met Zeynep, I was mesmerized by her warm smile. We met to talk about her Divan Istanbul Asia wedding with Orçun. She brought her engagement party photographs with her. So I had the chance to meet the most of the families through the photos. When the meeting was over, I was familiar with the joys and sadnesses of important people in her life.
In spite of all the hard times and she had, Zeynep always had that beautiful smile on her face, and was radiating positive energy around her. She had a personal blog Keyf-i Hayat, where she shared that energy with her followers.
Before the wedding, we had an unusual save the date session in Istanbul with Zeynep and Orcun. And on the wedding day, I joined them again at Divan Istanbul Asia. Instead of telling you what happened on the wedding day, I want to share with you the thank-you letter she sent me. It says it all.
“I cried again when I saw the photos ….
Thank you for…
giving us what I wanted the most; the ‘moments’,
showing us the progress in the guys’ room ;),
making my wish about ‘being very happy with my photographer’ come true,
being everywhere, while being nowhere at the same time, saving us the anxiety of having a photographer around us all the time,
letting me have these photographs that I will show to everybody,
being one of our best choices for the wedding,
understanding and deliver what I really wanted,
having fun with us at the sound stuido,
caring about, and immortalizing our glances with my husband, my family, and my dear friends,,
being the ‘fly on the wall’ ;),
making me, a photo lover, very happy,
making the groom, who is usually very picky man, say ‘congratulations, amazing photos’,
sharing our every moment,
catching the first look,
leaving us heirloom images,
giving me the chance to proudly talk about my wedding photographer,
having a photographer friend which we can recommend to everybody,
making those beautiful moments re-livable,
the fact that we are going to cry again while showing the photos to our kids,
making me happy by establishing my trust from the beginning,
making the groom and the others happy by making the bride happy ;),
great conversations, relaxing words,
being close and one of us, while still being professional.”
Zeynep and Orçun, I thank YOU for having me there. I wish you tons of happiness together 🙂