LOVE LONDON LIFE
This family are such a joy! Burcu and Ozan headed to one of the prettiest parts of London with little Leyla for their shoot with Yeliz Atcici on a beautiful sunny day. I’m totally loving the pink and red outfits, Leyla’s personalised shoes and matching red bow – too cute!
Ozan and I met during university, in Turkey. After 7 years of a long relationship we got married and moved to London. Leyla joined us in the third year of our marriage and made us a real family.
We believe that the photos are all left behind of beautiful memories. We booked this family shoot to have the best memory of our life in London with our baby girl Leyla in her first year in life. We choose our outfits matching with Leyla’s. and only used Leyla’s sleep buddy and a picnic basket. Our first stop was recommended by Yeliz, beautiful Kynance Mews later on we moved to St Luke’s Church Playground and park where Leyla and I spent most of our first year playing.
What does being a mum mean to you? To be honest, maybe I couldn’t became the most gifted mom in the world on day one, but Leyla is teaching me how to become one as she grows day by day. We laughed, cried, stressed, disappointed, felt proud, and experienced every piece of emotion together. Living and loving her is an unbelievable experience but to see how she teaches you how much love your heart can hold is amazing! She made us completely different people, and I need to admit that I love this type of my love, and myself more than I have before. I feel like the first year passed so quickly that I couldn’t catch many moments, I dreamt of under the pressure of being perfect for her but at the same time I cannot remember how I was living or what I was doing without her in my past life. The way she fulfils our life with her laughter, her mimicry, her infinite love, her cuddles and kisses is priceless.
During the first year many times I thought that I might stumble, but every time she holds me tight, her unconditional and pure love stirs me up. I am now sure that being a mum was the best decision I’ve ever had, the best thing I have ever done in my lifetime beyond comparison. We are thankful everyday to be gifted with Leyla, and thankful believing each other and ourselves as a couple during the journey of parenthood.