Penar & Cem // PRague wedding
An atmospheric pre sunrise wedding day portrait session
Meeting with Penar & Cem the day before their wedding - we immediately hit it off. They were so excited about their wedding and of course experiencing the beauty of Prague. They had traveled over from Istanbul with their close family members to marry at the Turkish Embassy. They were really hoping for something quite extraordinary for their wedding day adventures. But there was one thing that was bothering them: the amount of tourists. They were also not happy that their wedding took place at lunchtime. Truth be told this is the worst time of day to get married. Why? The heat of the mid day sun can be quite oppressive. Plus we have the worst kind of light. But what was really bothering them? The insane number of tourists that had overtaken the city centre. Everything seemingly was pointing towards a terrible experience (why the wedding planners have to arrange for a lunchtime wedding is beyond me).
Trying to put their minds at ease, we talked about how they met (in medical school), his 1st BMW and their dreams of practicing medicine in the UK - if they can have their accreditation accepted which is no easy feat if you are from Turkey. The more I listened to them the more I liked them and I thought, why not propose something unique to them?
AsI work so often in the very early am capturing portrait session for my many Asian couples - I thought why not offer them this experience? After all I knew that experiencing the quite solitude of a sunrise would really blow their minds leaving them with a memory that they will never forget. After proposing my idea - their eyes lit up and their smiles said it all. Their only concern was allayed when a quick phone call to one of my favorite hair & make up artists saved the day - thank you Linda Chudmilova! Everything was arranged - the only thing we needed was wonderful weather.
On the morning of we met on a nearly deserted Charles Bridge just as the sky began to change colors. They were in awe as they took it all in with the only sounds of the water rushing beneath us and a few birds singing in the distance. We caputured a few posed portraits and then we backed off. It was time for them to experience the beauty of that moment and in their own way.
We visited many wonderful places that day, such as the Old Town as the dawn's first light broke above the sky and later we explored the Ledebour Garden for their final location. As they wanted a special way to end their session this garden was a truly beautiful setting to do so.
Sometimes the best things are left unsaid and so I will leave it here and let their beautiful photos and their minimalist album design speak for itself.
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