Update: We are very excited to share that Gulbahar & Darcy's wedding at The Waterside was featured on Borrowed & Blue. You can find the feature here.

Since we photographed this wedding in late Fall of 2016, we have been eager to share this beautiful wedding on our wedding photography blog but with our own destination wedding plans in motion we were not able to share this sooner. This was also our first time photographing a Turkish wedding. This was also our first time photographing a Turkish wedding, however we got opportunity to photograph another Turkish wedding as well and their wedding is already up on the blog which you can find here.

The bride planned to get ready for her wedding day along with her bridesmaids at her parents' house. The groom got ready at a hotel along with his groomsmen and arrived at the bride's house to escort her for their wedding reception at The Waterside Restaurant located in North Bergen, NJ. The bride & groom decided upon Verona Park located in Verona, NJ for their wedding portraits and pictures with the bridal party.

Our bride's gorgeous Elie Saab wedding gown in their backyard. Their backyard was beautifully decorated and full of foliage. We love when brides choose to get ready at their homes on their wedding day.

Our bride's gorgeous Elie Saab wedding gown in their backyard. Their backyard was beautifully decorated and full of foliage. We love when brides choose to get ready at their homes on their wedding day.

Our bride chose to pair her Elie Saab wedding gown with these stunning Manolo Blahnik blue pumps. Photographing wedding details is our theme at Ishan Fotografi. We photographed our bride's wedding details in her backyard. Absolutely pretty! 

Our bride chose to pair her Elie Saab wedding gown with these stunning Manolo Blahnik blue pumps. Photographing wedding details is our theme at Ishan Fotografi. We photographed our bride's wedding details in her backyard. Absolutely pretty! 

Gulbahar's engagement ring and wedding band resting over her Manolo Blahnik courts. 

Gulbahar's engagement ring and wedding band resting over her Manolo Blahnik courts. 

Gulbahar getting ready for her big day! While photographing weddings we always look for a unique perspective while incorporating creativity and maintaining a natural and warm feeling to the wedding photographs. 

Gulbahar getting ready for her big day! While photographing weddings we always look for a unique perspective while incorporating creativity and maintaining a natural and warm feeling to the wedding photographs. 

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We love this getting ready photograph of Gulbahar! She was done with her makeup & was ready to put on her wedding gown. We wanted to isolate her from the busy background and create a photograph emphasizing her. 

We love this getting ready photograph of Gulbahar! She was done with her makeup & was ready to put on her wedding gown. We wanted to isolate her from the busy background and create a photograph emphasizing her. 

The groom and his best man sharing a laugh together. The groom had planned to get ready with his groomsmen at a hotel in North Bergen located close to The Waterside Restaurant which was their reception venue. 

The groom and his best man sharing a laugh together. The groom had planned to get ready with his groomsmen at a hotel in North Bergen located close to The Waterside Restaurant which was their reception venue. 

The groom and his groomsmen having a little fun before the wedding reception. These guys were so much fun to photograph on the wedding day! The expression on everyone's face especially our groom is priceless!

The groom and his groomsmen having a little fun before the wedding reception. These guys were so much fun to photograph on the wedding day! The expression on everyone's face especially our groom is priceless!

The mother of the bride with our gorgeous bride. This was such a loving moment between the two and we are so glad to have captured it! The bride was getting ready to take some photographs with her bridal party and put the veil on when this occurred. We love documenting such genuine moments on a wedding day. They also happen in a flash of the moment so keeping an eye out as a NJ wedding photographer always pays off!

The mother of the bride with our gorgeous bride. This was such a loving moment between the two and we are so glad to have captured it! The bride was getting ready to take some photographs with her bridal party and put the veil on when this occurred. We love documenting such genuine moments on a wedding day. They also happen in a flash of the moment so keeping an eye out as a NJ wedding photographer always pays off!

This was a big bridal party and they were all so eager to help our bride! 

This was a big bridal party and they were all so eager to help our bride! 

Our bride ready for the first look! The groom along with the entire bridal party and both sides of the families were dancing outside to traditional Turkish music.

Our bride ready for the first look! The groom along with the entire bridal party and both sides of the families were dancing outside to traditional Turkish music.

The father of the bride escorting her for the first look. The groom is patiently waiting outside to see his bride. Being a husband and wife team of wedding photographers in NJ, situations like these are a perfect example of how advantageous it is to have two experienced wedding photographers on your wedding day. We split up so we could capture the reaction of the father, groom and our bride without interrupting anyone. 

The father of the bride escorting her for the first look. The groom is patiently waiting outside to see his bride. Being a husband and wife team of wedding photographers in NJ, situations like these are a perfect example of how advantageous it is to have two experienced wedding photographers on your wedding day. We split up so we could capture the reaction of the father, groom and our bride without interrupting anyone. 

We absolutely adore this moment between our bride and groom during their first look! 

We absolutely adore this moment between our bride and groom during their first look! 

Bridal party and family members witnessing the first look of our bride and groom. Typically we suggest to keep the first looks private and intimate so that our couple can enjoy some time with each other before the wedding ceremony. In this case, the groom along with the groomsmen arrived at the bride's house. After the first look, we made our way to Verona Park for their portraits and later to Waterside restaurant in North Bergen, NJ.

Bridal party and family members witnessing the first look of our bride and groom. Typically we suggest to keep the first looks private and intimate so that our couple can enjoy some time with each other before the wedding ceremony. In this case, the groom along with the groomsmen arrived at the bride's house. After the first look, we made our way to Verona Park for their portraits and later to Waterside restaurant in North Bergen, NJ.

This was such a fun wedding we had the opportunity to photograph and we want to thank Gulbar, Darcy & their loving families for giving us the honor to be a part of their celebrations!

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Photographer: Ishan Fotografi | Cinematographer: Z Films | Venue: Waterside | Bridal Gown: Elie Saab | Head Piece: Jennifer Behr | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Waterside Wedding by NJ Wedding Photographer Ishan Fotografi.

Ishan Fotografi is a professional NJ wedding photographer based out of Clifton, NJ. Our wedding photography can be described as intimate, natural and documentary. We have been a NJ wedding photographer specializing in wedding photography for over five years. Photographing weddings around New Jersey, New York, Hamptons, Long Island, Pennsylvania and destination weddings has given us tremendous experience photographing weddings from a variety of different religions and cultures including Catholic weddings, Indian weddings, Chinese weddings, Jewish weddings, Greek weddings, Turkish weddings to name a few. Being in New Jersey, we have had the opportunity to be in and around New York City and photographing some of the most beautiful weddings. We love photographing engagement shoots around Hoboken, NJ and Brooklyn, NY.

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