Couple of photos from recent weddings I had the pleasure of photographing.

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More to come of course. 


Here is another candid photo from the Dog Beach on Belmont Harbor, Chicago.
All rights reserved ©2014 Gokhan Cukurova

Here is another candid photo from the Dog Beach on Belmont Harbor, Chicago.

All rights reserved ©2014 Gokhan Cukurova


"Under the Bench"
Love getting up and close in action shots with dogs at the beach, catching them at play like little kids. 
And yes, an eBook for the benefit of the Anti-Cruelty Society has been in the works for a long time. 
It will be out before winter. Maybe even a small exhibit locally. Any suggestions?

"Under the Bench"
Love getting up and close in action shots with dogs at the beach, catching them at play like little kids.
And yes, an eBook for the benefit of the Anti-Cruelty Society has been in the works for a long time.
It will be out before winter. Maybe even a small exhibit locally. Any suggestions?



Kazimierz, 2014

Kazimierz, 2014


We already started his photography training before his birth so he gets to know daddy’s cameras, he can start helping me editing by 3, carry my bags by the time he is 6 and take over the business by the time he is 12. If I am still a wedding photographer 12 years from now, that is 27 years photographing weddings. Hey, you never know. I hope to retire before then.

We already started his photography training before his birth so he gets to know daddy’s cameras, he can start helping me editing by 3, carry my bags by the time he is 6 and take over the business by the time he is 12. If I am still a wedding photographer 12 years from now, that is 27 years photographing weddings. Hey, you never know. I hope to retire before then.


Mona Lisa Smile
This is the smile that made me move to the wild city of Chicago, this is the smile I wake up to every morning, well, almost every morning :)
xoxo

Mona Lisa Smile

This is the smile that made me move to the wild city of Chicago, this is the smile I wake up to every morning, well, almost every morning :)

xoxo


Logan Square farmers market. July 2014

Logan Square farmers market. July 2014


Morgan and Josh
I met Morgan about two months ago. She was one of my students at Chicago Photography Center, taking my class on studio lighting. I am blessed to have her and rest of the class as my good friends now. And those who know me knows that friends are my family.  This is an engagement teaser. Under light rain, under great weather and light, with the help of good friend La Verne Morris assisting (yes, she was late, she was almost fired :)  )
We had a blast. Just met Josh today and really liked the guy. Energetic, goofy, handsome. Great couple together. Wish them nothing but the best.
Gokhan

Morgan and Josh

I met Morgan about two months ago. She was one of my students at Chicago Photography Center, taking my class on studio lighting. I am blessed to have her and rest of the class as my good friends now. And those who know me knows that friends are my family.  This is an engagement teaser. Under light rain, under great weather and light, with the help of good friend La Verne Morris assisting (yes, she was late, she was almost fired :)  )

We had a blast. Just met Josh today and really liked the guy. Energetic, goofy, handsome. Great couple together. Wish them nothing but the best.

Gokhan


Exciting week that was. Let’s see what this week will bring us.


Its true that i chewed one full pack of gum during one game. And here is Rusty, wondering why daddy is so loud, excited over a game :)

Its true that i chewed one full pack of gum during one game. And here is Rusty, wondering why daddy is so loud, excited over a game :)


Cukurova Dogs…

Top: Talia, she was rescued by my family. She was used/abused for breeding and beaten. Due to the beating, she can not close her mouth fully. She is mentally not there due to abuse but when Carlos escaped and got hit by car, Carlos ran away in shock, and was hiding. Talia, with her motherly instincts, found her like a hunting dog. #taliarules

Center: Carlos was rescued from an indian reservation. He was left out in the wild and learned how to survive. Although he is the smallest, he is the boss. He is such a lover, all dogs love him, he loves everyone, he loves being around people.

Bottom: Zorba. He is an Anatolian Shepherd+Australian Shepherd mix. Badly beaten, abused even when he was 5-6 months old. He was brought to Minnesota from where he was beaten, Arizona.

As a family, we rescued them, we gave them home, food, but most importantly, the love and care they well deserve.

I am a strong supporter of much harsher punishments for animal abuse.


Sedona - Engagement Session

Ashley and Jeremy are getting married here in Chicago but due to work, they recently relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, one of the largest cities in the U.S.
One great thing about Phoenix is that it’s only 90 minutes drive from one of the most beautiful towns in North America, Sedona.

We took a pink jeep tour to climb on top this mountain for sunset photos. It was an amazing journey. There will be more photos coming soon…

Gokhan


Friends are family.


My dad.
Muzaffer Cukurova the magnificent.
Happy Father’s Day to all.

My dad.

Muzaffer Cukurova the magnificent.

Happy Father’s Day to all.