• 2008. Karine, 20, booked her appointment at the beauty salon several weeks in advance and got a slot the evening before the Wedding. Her make-up and hair is ready and she is not going to sleep tonight to keep it safe.
  • 2008. 200 couples are about to get married in Gandzasar monastery.
  • 2008. Each couple who marries in Gandzsar Monastery receives a cow as a wedding gift. The whole of Karabagh is busy with preparations – especially hairdressers and wedding salon owners, photographers and operators, cooks and waiters.
  • 2008. Gandzasar monastery during the wedding.
  • 2008. The wedding in Gandzasar.
  • 2008. Ambulance on duty close to the Gandzasar monastery.
  • 2008. Ghazanchetsots church in Shushi, where 500 couples are being married.
  • 2008. Shushi. After the Wedding.
  • 2008. The couples are taken from Shushi to Stepanakert by bus.
  • 2008. 500 couples in Ghazanchetsots church of Shushi. More than 20 000 spectators came to the curches to follow the wedding ceremony, others watched it on a TV live broadcast.
  • Businessman Leon Hayrapetyan in Stepanakert Stadium.
  • The couples were seated at rows of tables whilst the guests and relatives followed the event from spectator seats.
  • The Wedding celebration in Stepanakert stadium.
  • Start of the celebration.
  • Vladimir, 24 and Noemi, 19, performing their wedding tango.
  • 2011. In the village of Aygestan. Irina Grigoryan, 27, is in the 8th month of pregnancy. This is her first child. She lost one child during the 6th month of pregnancy.
  • 2011. Village of Khnatsakh. Anahit Grigoryan, 26, puts on her wedding gown and dresses up her 2 sons for a family portrait.
  • 2011. Village of Khnatsakh. Nella Harutyunyan, 24, and Yuri Hakhverdyan, 44, have only one son. I wondered whether they are going to have more, Nella answered in low voice - “this is our only child, I had a health problem and cannot
have children any more”.
  • 2011. Stepanakert. Alisa Babayan, 24, and Artik Arzumanyan, 26, have a 2 years old son. They do not have their own house and live with Alisa’s family. Alisa says, that they are going to have more kids once they have their own house.
  • 2011. Shushi. Arevik Ohanyan, 24, and Erik Ohanyan, 27, are expecting their second child. Their first, Mher, is 1 year old.
  • 2011.Village of Khnatsakh. Little Erik was pulling his mother’s dress during the shooting, and the mother was modestly smiling – he was hungry.
  • 2011. Shushi. Elina Grigoryan, 27, and Ashot Grigoryan, 28, have a son of 2 years old and expecting the second child.
  • 2011. Village of Aygestan. Susanna Danielyan, 31, and Arayik Hayrapetyan, 33, have a 2 year old daughter. In the morning Susanna visited the doctor – her 2 months pregnancy is progressing normally.
  • 2011. Village of Aygestan. Lyuda Petrosyan, 24, and Arayik Petrosyan, 29, have 2 daughters – one 2 years old, the other – 2 months. They say they are going to have 2 more children.
  • 2011. Village of Khnatsakh. Ananit lost her mother during artillery attack on their village during the war.