Istanbul St. Anthony of Padua wedding

The first time Ayfer called me, she told me that she was looking for a good photographer for her St. Anthony of Padua wedding. Jon, her fiancé, was from the United States, so it also had to be an English-speaking photographer. After a lovely coversation, I knew I was going to be with them on the wedding day.

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Jon is the author of the new book on leadership, Grass is Browner. On his book, he proudly tells about how she met Ayfer on his travels.

And I proudly tell about the two WPJA awards I recieved with photographs from this St. Anthony of Padua wedding 🙂

On the wedding day, I joined them at the Wydnham Grand Kalamış to photograph their preparations. Afterwards, we took Uber to get to St. Anthony of Padua. This is a beautiful church in Taksim, Istanbul, to do a Catholic wedding in Turkey. The ceremony involved a very cute ring bearer, lovely flower girls, and heart-warming speaches.

The wedding reception was on a boat cruise on the Bosphorus. After the toasts during the dinner, we stepped out to the deck for the party. It was a windy night on the Bosphorus, so there was a small panic when the boat staff set the sparklers on the wedding cake.

You can also check out the engagement session we did with Ayfer and Jon here.

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