We were at Istiklal Street for the Istanbul pre-wedding photoshoot of Cindy and Andy from China. Pre-wedding photography is a popular practice in Asia. Couples hire a photographer months before their wedding, to document their love for each other. Some Asian couples prefer to do that pre-wedding session abroad. As an Istanbul wedding, pre-wedding, honeymoon and engagement photographer, I am often approached by foreign couples visiting Turkey, to photograph their time together here, and I really enjoy those sessions.
Cindy and Andy are one of these couples. They both live in Dubai, and Cindy’s parents live in Istanbul. The last time the couple visited the parents, they also though it would be a great idea to have an Istanbul pre-wedding photography session.
During our consultation, we decided to do the session in Beyoglu. We started with a nice photo-walk on Istiklal Street, but a few hours later we ended up around Golden Horn and in Sirkeci 🙂
First thing in the morning, I offered them a Turkish tea. Although the Chinese love tea, they were not used to drinking it in a tulip-shaped tea glass.
I was feeling a little like a tour guide during our walk. Andy was curious about the beautiful landmarks of Istanbul, like Galata Tower, or the Galata bridge, which we used as a backdrop for our Istanbul pre-wedding pictures. I tried to answer them as much as I could.
I really enjoyed our photoshoot with Cindy and Andy around Istanbul’s beautiful neighbourhoods. You can see more of my couple photoshoots in this page.