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When we sat down to choose a photographer for our special day, we reviewed portfolios by dozens of photographers. But when we encountered Ufuk’s work, we simply fell in love with his exceptional art – by how much passion, emotions, color, life and energy his photographs exude. We could not wait to call him that same evening and ask if he could be our wedding photographer.
From the minute we spoke to Ufuk on the phone, we realized how kind, caring and exceptionally generous he was. We were amazed by how attentive he was to every detail in the conversation, by how honest and transparent he was about cost and technical needs, and by how genuinely excited he was by our special day.
In the run-up to our wedding, Ufuk always felt like he was right next to us, even though we were not even in the same country. He was always available to discuss anything, anytime. He helped with wedding preparation tips, ideas, and advice. We did not worry for a second that anything might go wrong.
Ufuk and his wonderful team arrived to Lebanon two full days ahead of our wedding to familiarize themselves with the context and venue, and we instantly felt how prepared and on top of things they were.
On the day of the wedding, Ufuk and his team were the first to show up and spread their wonderful good vibes. Even our guests were struck by how kind and passionate they were. We loved Ufuk and his team so much that we felt they were not only our wedding photographers but also friends and part of our wedding festivities. Yet, Ufuk and his team remained professional at all times and attentive to capture each and every detail of our wedding. Their pictures brilliantly captured each individual’s emotions, expressions, reactions, and state of mind – the photos are unbelievably true to who our friends are and what they represent to us.
Our wedding was not only a deeply special and personal moment for us, but also an event of public impact as it was one of Lebanon’s first ever civil marriages. The wedding was covered by both the local and international press and, thanks to Ufuk and his team, we could not have had better photos to be proud of and share.
We are truly grateful to Ufuk and his team for going above and beyond whatever may have been expected of them before, during, and after our wedding. Thanks to them, we not only have the best photos that have ever been taken of us as couple, but also the best photos of us with our friends and family. They will continue to make us laugh, cry and relive our wedding forever.
Photos are instrumental in keeping our happiest memories alive forever and they let us relive those happy moments again and again. With that in the forefront of our minds, we spent a lot of time doing our research to find the best photographer for our wedding. When we came across Ufuk’s work, we knew instantly that he had something very special to offer. Thankfully, he was available on our wedding date, and we booked him right then. We clearly made the right decision.
In the few months leading up to our wedding, Ufuk spent the time to understand our expectations and also to share helpful tips about overall wedding prep. We knew right then that we made the right choice and he put our minds at ease. We stayed in touch via email and over the phone to get to know each other, and it felt like we were friends before even meeting.
On the morning of our wedding day, we met Ufuk and his team at the venue in Istanbul, and he was ready to start shooting, given all of the prep done in advance in getting to know us. Ufuk and his team were very warm and welcoming, and they captured some of the best moments of the day with their cameras right from the beginning.
Ufuk’s work goes beyond just photo-taking. He captures the essence of the moment, those singular expressions we didn’t even know existed. Now those moments have been captured, and are so beautifully ours forever to remember. Thank you Ufuk for making it happen. We would not hesitate for a moment to work with you again on another special day for our family and friends!
Where do I even begin?
When I started organizing my wedding back in 2018, Ufuk’s website was one of the first things I landed on and booked. I always told my husband there are four important things in a perfect wedding; the food & alcohol, the music, the people and most importantly the photographer to capture it all. And INDEED HE DID. Receiving the pictures after our wedding made us relive it all again. The moments captured, the angles taken and simply the style of shooting took us back in time, made us cry and laugh at the same time, as well as gave us a picture or actually a thousand ones that portray the love and happiness that was all around us this day. We cannot begin to thank you for the service that you have provided us and as we have told you a million times before, you are the best decision we have made for our wedding.
Now going into a bit more details, Ufuk is a genuine and humble person and the team around him are also a reflection of that. We loved the fact that he offered us more than we asked, and stayed with us until DAWN. In addition, having held our wedding in Turkey and we do not speak any turkish, Ufuk was extremely helpful in helping us with suppliers that do not really speak our language. At the end, we didn’t feel that Ufuk was someone that we hired but someone who has become a true friend.
We cannot but wish you the best in your professional journey because you have provided us with the best.
Lots of love,
Rateb & Tala
ISABELLA & MYLENE
How do I start…
In the Summer of 2019, when I decided to go to Turkey and Cappadoccia with my sixteen year old daughter Isabella, in a trip of a lifetime, my first thought was: “Where I am going to find a photographer that can capture the love that I feel for her and the magical moments that I knew we were going to be part of in this trip?
Late at night, days before my trip I search for “best photographers in Turkey” several photographers came out and then I found Ufuk photographs!
The beauty, originality, colors, terrains and faces captured by his cámara took me there, without even left my bed at my house in Miami!
I knew he was the one that I wanted to take the pictures of my beautiful daughter and me, a fifty two year old mom who wanted to be immortalized before I get more wrinkles 😉 so my daughter can say one day “My mom was beautiful”
And he did just that and more…!!!!
He made that experience since sunrise until sunset an unforgettable one. We enjoyed every moment. He was so sweet, gentle and so professional and also risky at times, to take the best photo shoot! We not only found a great photographer!!! we found a good friend and a person that definitely will be a very special part of this experience. My daughter even want her wedding pictures one day to be taken by Ufuk!!
I highly recommended Ufuk to anyone who need to take a special moment and unforgettable one.
Thank you Ufuk from the bottom of our hearts 💞
Isabella and Mylene Myers
Ufuk is simply AMAZING! He really is more than a photographer. From the beginning through to the end he was always very friendly and positive. He knew what he was doing and offered endless support,advice and guidance. On the wedding day itself we felt in safe hands and it was like having a friend there with you ! There experience and professionalism shines through, allowing you to relax and have the best day of your lives ! As we already expected , we received wonderful photos and couldn’t be more happier with the results. He is seriously talented and genuinely loves what he does ! If you’re thinking about booking him for your wedding , DO IT!!! You won’t be disappointed ! He has captured memories we will cherish forever ♥️ 👏🏻 Thank you so much!! 🙏🏻
Merve & Alper
When I first saw Ufuk’s profile on Instagram I knew i wanted him as my photographer for my wedding. Not only does he have an eye for photography, his personality and warmth made us feel very comfortable. He is innovative, real and prompt which is why we chose to work with him. Thank you for a great experience Ufuk, keep rocking it!
Proposal Photoshoot – Cappadocia
October 7, 2019
Overall, we were extremely happy working with Ufuk and felt fortunate to have him capturing our special moment.
From the very beginning, he was very dedicated and passionate about his job. He helped us to plan for everything (what to do on the day, where to stay, how to travel from the airport, etc.). On the day, he took us around various locations in Cappadocia and went an extra mile to ensure that the photos would be good. Also, he was incredibly friendly and easy going, making sure we have fun and comfortable in front of the camera. Ultimately, the photos we received could not have been better.
Thank you again Ufuk!
Bow & Pong
“Yasanan hangi guzel sey bitmistir ki? Dile getirildimi butun anilar yeniden yasanir.” Siz de bizim anilarimizi bir omur oldunuz, butun surec boyunca her turlu destegi verip bu guzel anladi bizim icin dondurdunuz… Emeginize saglik Ufuk Sarisen.. Ceyda-Yusuf (Kibris)
Ufuk is an excellent photographer, very professional, communicative and kind. I was looking for a photographer to cover my wedding in Istanbul and as a foreigner, who does not speak Turkish, it was challenging to find someone who would have the same aesthetics, approach to wedding photography and overall have a more international outlook. I came across his profile while searching in the ‘Fearless Photographers’ website and I saw that he is also awarded multiple times for his work. When I saw samples of his work I understood that he is not the typical wedding photographer. His photographs were natural but at the same time artistic instead of the typical, boring and pretentious. Up until the wedding day, our entire communication took place via emails and whats app calls. I was surprised on how easy it was to communicate with him even without meeting once and to coordinate all the details. Although I have never met him, he made me feel secure and I was not stressed at all on the wedding day. Ufuk ended up covering not only the ceremony in Istanbul but a second ceremony in Athens, Greece as well as a couple’s session in the Acropolis and Athens city center. All sessions where very different from one another and Ufuk was able not only to adjust but also to direct. What was surprising is that during the sessions the guests were so impressed by his work ethic that they would come to me or to him directly to ask for his contact details.
Overall, I was very satisfied with the quality of the photographs, work ethic and approach of Ufuk and I would definitely recommend him.
Ufuk is by far one of the best photographers we ever had. We wanted to have a pregnancy photosession in Cappadocia and I was looking for a person, who can both create some artistic photos (and not just a person with a good camera) and also a person which can show us around and be a good companion.
Looking back I can definitely say that Ufuk exceeded our expectations! First of all, we have so many amazing photos, that I can’t even choose which ones to hang on the wall, there are so many amazing ones. Ufuk has a definite taste for good views, interesting angles. What I also liked is that he corrects the poses and adjusted us towards the natural light, so that the amazing shots are not made by accident, but by an experience and professionalism of a photographer. So it’s not up to chance whether you will have great shots, you will DEFINITELY have them, as Ufuk knows his craft in and out and is actively participating in making the magic happen.
Also he know all the hidden gems and great places to take pictures at, with the best views, least crowds. He also explores new places (for example, when we started our day, he said that yesterday he got curious and checked one more unusual location and liked it and wanted to try it with us). So you get really the best views of Cappadocia with Ufuk knowing all the typical great places as well as some others, where no one is coming.
And lastly, it was just a very pleasant day for us, it was very easy to communicate, Ufuk was an interesting person to spend the day with and talk about a lot of topics. So we felt both at ease (which is extremely important!!) and in good and very pleasant company.
I would definitely recommend him as your go-to photographer for your important moments, we have done 10+ different couple photosessions and the result and experience of this one is on top of our list.
Ufuk, wishing you all the best in your creative journey, you are a great professional and a very nice person! And we are happy we got to know you.
Polina and Asan
Magnificent person, great professional, and a marvelous artist. It’s very hard to find somebody, who combines all three, but Ufuk does.
Fully reliable as a professional, not only captures the feelings but also offers you a vivid represantion of the whole story in an unique, creative way, which definetaly hoöds his signature.
Dear Ufuk, you offered us more than a documentation of our wedding. You gave as smthg that will pass to our descedants and always remind us of what happened that beautiful day.
As a family we are Really happy to get to know to you, and as a photographer myself really amazed of your passion for art.
Always grateful to you. What you do and present goes beyond expectations!
The photos were in Goreme, in the land of beautiful horses and hot air balloons. We met in the early morning and were all grins to start the day. Ufuk’s passion and light-hearted manner instantly put us at ease. He handled the lighting, positioning and managed to set up the shots perfectly! My fiancée and I were at first nervous, yet Ufuk gained our trust with his professionalism and well experienced instructions. Even cracking a joke to allow us to RELAX. Thank god for that!
He knows where all the best places are and has an amazing sense of composition, mood and scene. He captured everything on film. Looking at the photos, we I are teleported back in time & place to that wonderful day. It’s as if we relive every exciting moment again! We are truly blessed to be given such a gift!
If you really are serious about your photography, put your trust in Ufuk. Anyone can take photos, but he captures the moments when you’re in each others arms, and when you’re natural. Naturally in love.
You’ll rarely meet a professional as dedicated, skilled and fun! He’s a good friend to us both. And I’m sure he’ll amaze you. I’ll choose him for more photos in future to renew wedding vows. Until next time, teşekkür ederim!
Ufuk! You are the man. Honestly cannot even express how much gratitude I have. You are the best photographer anyone could ever ask for.
I planned a surprise proposal in Cappadocia and I contacted Ufuk to help. He was always so pleasant and professional. We facetimed to plan and he gave excellent suggestions for places to stay that would capture the picture perfect moment. He was extremely easy to reach and always took time out for us.
For the proposal day, he was there early and ready to go. Everything went perfectly as planned. He captured the moment beautifully and was so helpful throughout the entire process. He even stayed extra to get pictures with the balloons after the proposal.
Afterwards he took us on a tour throughout Cappadocia for all the best photo spots for a photo shoot and we did drone footage as well. He was not only a great photographer but also gave us a great tour.
Ufuk has such a great personality. Immediately from the facetime we felt comfortable. I am nervous in general for photos but Ufuk made it seem so effortless and made us feel such at ease. When he sent the photos he edited and took, they were better than I could have ever imagined. It brought tears to my eyes how beautiful they were.
Ufuk was not just our photographer. He became our friend to the end. I am thankful for your service and am definitely going to hire Ufuk for future shoots. I 1000% recommend Ufuk!
Thank you my friend for everything!
Simply we could not be more pleased with our wedding photos.Ufuk has a great eye on detail. He is a very talented photographer. From early morning till next day early morning he captured our best moments with passion. I still have goosebumps every time I look at our photos even after many months.. Each of them represent an intense emotion. He totally achieved to reflect our character and energy into photos. No need for many words Ufuk you really are a very good photographer and we are so glad to have you together with us in our special day. Thank you for documenting our emotions as memories… Lots of Love .. Cagda & Mudit
We have a great experience with Ufuk and David in Turkey. All of my feelings can be expressed as a “PASS”, Passion, Awesome, Surprise, Splendid.
1. PASSION, Ufuk showed his 100% passion and profession in wedding shooting. We both feel we are so lucky in terms of inviting him to be our photographer.
2. AWESOME, when we showed our pre-wedding pictures to family and friends, all of them are like those photos very much. They all have a great impression on these awesome photos.
3. SUEPEISE. During the shooting trip, sometimes we don’t have the best environment for pictures. Ufuk always surprisingly make imperfect become perfect, and always have plan B also. Therefore we don’t have any bad memory in that trip.
4. SPLENDID. Ufuk is really good at using the splendid view as background in wedding photos. Unlike Korean competitor, his photos express a harmony between nature and human, instead of focusing on people.
Thanks to Turkey and Ufuk, we could have such wonderful photos. We appreciate his work very much!
Ufuk has a great personality and we felt very comfortable with him taking our wedding photos. His style let’s us be natural and for the most part, we can be ourselves while he takes our photos. He knows some secret locations and it was great because some of those photos turned out to be some of the best in the whole album. He also treated us to some Turkish tea while we were on break and even taught me where to go in Istanbul for a great panoramic shot of the city. He is very friendly and kind and you will no doubt have a great time with him!
Ufuk is also very professional as he responded to my emails very quickly. No matter the question, he had an answer so I was confident on who I was dealing with. I had messaged other people too while looking for a photographer and Ufuk was the best out of all of them. We also received our photos a bit earlier than expected and that was a plus.
We did our wedding photos in Cappadocia and went for package 2 and we would highly recommend you to also rent a car. Goreme itself has a lot of nice views but it is a bit limited. You would definitely need a car to go around Cappadocia to get some of the best shots and more variety. Ufuk’s knowledge of the area is fantastic as he’s done this dozens of times so you would feel safe in the hands of a professional.
It was great having you take our wedding photos and thank you so much! All the best!
We got married almost like two years ago, and l just had a chance to look at all of our photos. How talented you are Ufuk! Its now 10.30 pm and l have been looking to our photos since 6.00pm with a big smile on my face. Thanks for the amazing photos again! You didn’t miss even a second, l felt like I was in our wedding again. THANK YOU 🙂
#ourlovejourney with Ufuk!
We first met with Ufuk at the wedding of Birsen and Rainer in Baden Baden, Germany in 2016. He was so close and warm. It was a feeling like we know each other since years. We kept in touch after Baden Baden. We didn’t know at that time that we would marry each other but we knew if we would marry one day Ufuk will be our wedding photographer. When we decided to marry, we contacted him directly and he said yes and made us very happy. That was the best decision ever.
December 2017, when we choosed our wedding destination Turkey we visited Ufuk and his family and had a great time with them. He and his wife were a great support while we planned our wedding in Cesme. We checked some venues and decided to marry at a beach club. We decided to make holiday, wedding and honeymoon in Cesme with our relatives. So about 120 people from Europe came and make holiday with us and that was the most wonderful part of our wedding. As Ufuk write in his notes we got married while we were on holiday with our lovely family and friends.
How would we describe Ufuk?
Ufuk is a wonderful person with a positive energy. He is calm and have a solution for every problem. While he is taking picture, he is giving you a great feeling like you are the most important person on earth. He is so smooth that you can’t see him at your wedding but he is everywhere. Everybody can get in touch with Ufuk and he treat everyone with love and respect. He is seeing things you can’t see. He is catching every emotional moment at your wedding what you can’t see at that time. He is not just a photographer he is a good soul with a big heart. All of our guests got a good vibe from him. We are grateful to had him with us while our wedding day. Thanks a lot. Wish you and your family the best and a healthy long life. We keep in touch. We are looking forward to meet you again as soon as possible.
Ufuk’s experience and passion are remarkable, that’s why we put all our trust in him and he didn’t disappoint us. We couldn’t be happier with the results! We got married in Italy and a week later we had another celebration in Turkey. Ufuk followed both events. During the wedding, he was always ready with his camera and he was very careful to not miss a detail. He captured every single moment and each time we watch the pictures, we live the emotions again and again with the same excitement of the wedding day. His photography is art and his talent in transmitting the feelings through the camera is extraordinary. You can feel and breath the passion of Ufuk in each shoot.
Ufuk is a great photographer and a wonderful person. Friendly, positive, always welcoming and ready to support, he was precious before, during, and after the wedding.
No doubts, we recommend Ufuk to all the couples!
Ufuk, thank you for everything. We are lucky to have found you and have shared with you the most important day(s) of our life!
Ufuk is by far the most outstanding person we could have booked for our wedding. We planned it from across the Atlantic, and he met us in our destination country. He made everything so easy and was so personable and thoughtful. His professionalism and care for us as a couple was unparalleled. He is truly an artist, you can feel the passion in him and his work. His priority was us and our day and he made sure to capture the most magical moments. We were left with a work of art rather than posed, artificial moments. He made us feel comfortable, and we didn’t have to miss any special moments for him to accommodate his vision. If you’re on the fence about booking him, even after seeing what he’s capable of, just go for it and you will be thankful for the rest of your life. We are so thankful for Ufuk, and his team, and how he captured our special day. We will remember this forever, and have the most perfect record of how that day felt.
We really feel like we made a friend in Ufuk. His heart is so deep and invested in his work and the people around him. He is so kind and felt like family in our intimate wedding.
Many blessings to you Ufuk!
Me and My Husband got married at Help Beach, Fethiye in September 2018, both being creative and having a lot of friends who are photographers we had very high expectations. Having spoke to Ufuk and viewing his work we definitely knew that we wanted him as our photographer for our wedding. He was efficiant throughout the whole process. On our wedding day Ufuk done an pre wedding photoshoot with us in the morning and made me us feel very comfortable from the start, he was happy to go with an ideas that we had as well initiating ideas himself. During our actual wedding Ufuk was constantly taking photos capturing all the different things that was going on, we now have our wedding photos back and our incredibly happy with the images, they are definitely helping us relive our wedding day! Thanks you so much Ufuk!
Hi Ufuk! Sorry for the delay in writing this testimonial!
Dear readers, I engaged Ufuk has my pre-wedding photographer sometime in Mar / April 2018 following a recommendation from a friend whom engaged his services back in 2015. I must say that this is one of the best decisions of my life.
I took my wedding shots in Cappadocia, the most magical place on Earth. I have been in contact with Ufuk for several weeks prior to the wedding shoot. He is very professional, responsive and patient in answering all our questions, since it will be the first time I’m going to Turkey (and for a very important photoshoot as well).
I finally went to Cappadocia and met Ufuk. From the moment I met, I knew that this guy knows his job – and he knows it well. He knows all the best spots around Cappadocia for the perfect photo, and he is willing to go the extra mile to make sure that we get the best photos, as this is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
We were supposed to shoot on Tuesday morning, unfortunately it rained and we couldn’t get the chance to shoot with the hot air balloons. Nevertheless Ufuk devised an alternate plan and got us a night shoot instead. The photos turned out amazing. Ufuk also extended his stay to Wednesday so that we could get a chance to take photos with the hot air balloons. I’m forever grateful that he is willing to do that for us – those photos have been immortalised and have received many exceptional feedback from friends, families and even strangers – praising Ufuk’s amazing photography skills.
I’m also pleased to know that some of the photos he took for us have won amazing photography awards!
Aside to that, Ufuk is a really pleasant guy, very friendly, professional and just damn cool. I miss Cappadocia a lot, and would like to go back there soon. Hope to see you again some day Ufuk!!
Ufuk is the best! He was one of the best decision we made with regards to our wedding. He is professional, efficient and very friendly. He is creative and talented and you can trust his vision. The photos are awesome and he was everywhere on that day to capture every moment. It was a pleasure to meet and work with him and his team. They really know what you really want for wedding. I cannot imagine a wedding without him and definitelly recommend him to everyone.
Thank you so much 🤗
Aysegul & Umit
Ufuk was the best photographer we could have hoped for. After looking through many lacklustre wedding photographer portfolios, his portfolio was the clear winner, and our photos were every bit as beautiful as the ones that first made us fall in love with his work.
What really attracted us to them was how they didn’t look staged or contrived. Since we are not models, this was important to us. We really wanted beautiful photos of us being happy and having an experience, not trying to play a photographic role.
As for our actual wedding:
He communicated well with us, and sent us a nice list of wedding advice before the wedding, which was helpful.
He was on time and cheerful!
The second and third shooters he chose were pleasant and took great photos, too.
We were a bit disorganized and he went with the flow.
He made us look 1000% more beautiful than we are in real life! (He may try to deny this, but really shouldn’t because it’s true and also his ability to do this is 100% why you should hire him.)
My Mom thought he was really nice.
Our only wish we had had a little more time to spend talking to him. It would have been nice to chat more on a more relaxed day.
If you have the opportunity for Ufuk take your wedding photos you will leave from the entire experience more than just photos. In our search we looked at the galleries of over 70 photographers for our wedding and Ufuk was our finalist! His style captures life at its best.
Ufuk made our wedding day one of the most incredible and memorable days of our lives. He travelled to Santorini 3 days in advance to scope out all of the locations for photos and even found the remote and private place for us to say our vows.
He was more than full service as he drove us around, providing great conversation along the way. The best part was that his acrobatic photography positions made us laugh the whole time. Anything to get the best shot!
He is a remarkable person and takes so much pride in his work!
His passion was evident even in the reveal of the final product as he wanted to share the moment with us via Skype. He wanted to experience our joy when we finally got to see the photos.
He was able to capture so much emotion from us, which were then able to share with our friends and family that weren’t able to join.
He will truly change your life for the better. I could never imagine a better person to experience you special day with as he added so much joy and happiness to our wedding!
We love you Ufuk and hope to see you again soon!
Sam & Stephen
Tanıştığımız ilk günden itibaren pozitif enerjisi ve güler yüzüyle bizi rahatlatan, doğal halinizin en güzel anlarını siz farketmeden yakalayan muhteşem bir yetenek! Düğün günü kapıyı açar açmaz kocaman gülüşüyle karşılıyor insanı. Dost kahkahalar eşliğinde her anı en güzel haliyle ölümsüzleştiriyor. Düğüne katılan herkesle ilgilenip sanki düğün sahibiymişcesine bir samimiyet kurduğunuz, en özel günümüzde bizimle birlikte heyecanımızı paylaştığınız ve muhteşem fotoğraflarınız için çook teşekkür ederiz.
Ufuk…How to just express our gratitude to this great man.
He gave us not only the most beautiful photos you can ever imagine but a great experience overall.
He is a warm person who is so easy to communicate with from the beginning. He rented a car for our photo shoot and after all he showed us the most beautiful sceneries of Cappadocia.
He is just not typical photographer. He let you be yourself and he will catch the moments. He has great ideas that he shares unobtrusively.
Thank you for magical moments and photos!
Jelena & Goncalo
Ufuk you are an amazing photographer! Your positive energy, attitude and level of professional is unseen!!
We knew our precious moments were safe with you from the start.
The wedding day is only one day but you made us relive all the emotions again with our photographers. We both actually cried and laughed looking when we first saw them. Thank you so much! You will forever be in our fairytale story!
Wishing you the best and see you soon!
Ecem & Ali
London / England
Angeline & Rahaman
20.02 2018; Proposal and Pre-wedding shoot ; Cappadocia, Turkey.
Ufuk, the photographer
Ufuk is very dedicated and passionate about his job. You can easily tell by the effort that he puts in. In our case, he flew on day earlier to Cappadocia to scout for the places for the proposeal and also photo shooting. Not also mention, that he amount of effort he had prepared earlier (secretly planning the proposal with my then bf and now fiance), booking the hotels, rented the car and keeping in touch with us before the shooting day. Our day started earlier and Ufuk drove us around to the best scene for photo shoot. By noon time, we were tired our selves but Ufuk still going on and even set up the drone for our last location. No doubt on the level of dedication and professionalism that Ufuk has portrayed. Ultimately, the videos and photos that he had presented was absolutely amazing. We couldn’t be more happy with the results.
Ufuk, the person.
It was easy to work with Ufuk. There’s not much requirements or strict instructions but he was able to capture the moment and delivered high quality photos and videos.
It was a pleasure working with him. Even before we meeting him in person, we already felt comfortable chatting with him over skype. He has a great personality. He is understanding, caring and patience.
We will definitely work with Ufuk in the future. We felt comfortable with him and very satisfied with his work.
Looking forward to our next project 🙂 Thank you very much for everything.
Angeline & Rahaman
David&Zeynep August 18-20 Villa Pliniana, Lake Como, Italy
Ufuk was one of the best decisions we made with regards to our wedding. His photographs were wonderful and really captured the feel of the entire weekend.
He was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Professional, efficient, friendly and, most importantly, took the most fabulous photographs of our wedding. He stayed up taking pictures with us and our friends until 5am, we highly recommend him to everyone. Thank you Ufuk. We love your work!
I could write an essay here, but i will keep this short and sweet. A bad photographer for my wife and i is that awkward stranger that sticks out like a sore thumb amongst the guests, demands cheesey stiff poses “say cheeeese!”…ufuk is none of this. From the moment we spoke on skype whilst planning, to arriving at the wedding with his bow tie, he was amazing. He was acommodating, natural, and just awesome at his job. The photos are incredible…we can look back after many years and still remember the best day of our lives, proudly. Thanks Ufuk!
Every couple want to have their important day pictured as good as possible and Ufuk is the amazing artist to do it. Him and his team are extremely professional with the kindest of personalities. In that day everyone is already stressed out and a personality like Ufuk’s just smoothes out the whole day. Then it’s just left to the couple to be themselves and enjoy the day as Ufuk and his team finds the best ways to picture you.
We were amazed how the pictures came out and extremely grateful that we got to have him for our wedding day. Every couple should also consider getting the wedding albums, it’s extremely well made and worth every penny.
If we were to re-live that day, we would again hire him. Thank you Ufuk!
It is so hard to find a wedding photographer! They are the person who you will rely on to immortalize such an important day. But let me tell you with the highest confidence that Ufuk is the person to trust.
We loved having him as our photographer. He is professional, reliable and tremendously detail oriented. We are absolutely over the moon with the brilliant photos. We really couldn’t be happier! and everyone cannot stop raving about how wonderful our pictures came out.
He is an amazing photographer and most importantly a great person to be around. All the wedding stress we had, simply disappeared when Ufuk arrived. I recommend him to everyone as he really showed high professionalism and extremely positive attitude throughout our special day. Thank you Ufuk!!!!
Being a wedding photographer myself I can easily assure you that Ufuk is a true professional. Regardless of the event, he brings his complete kit making him ready all types of shots. Strobe shots are his speciality and he is making interesting portrays even in 12:00 am disgusting daylight. He is very motivated all the time and not much time concerned. I do really appreciate his struggle to take the best picture.
Wishing him the best of luck…
Bonus: He is tall which is a good thing for party shots.
It was a great day shooting with Ufuk in Palermo. He is so talented, creative and professional and is able to help you relax and feel comfortable to trust in his vision. When my friends saw the pictures they were so impressed, I cannot recommend him highly enough. On top of it all he is just a really nice easy going guy and it was a pleasure to meet him!
Evrim and I would like to thank you and Fatih for being a part of our wedding. What a fantastic day it was! There are so many natural shots. You really captured the magic of the day and night without missing a beat, and without us even knowing it.
The photos arrived in USBs which were packaged beautifully. It was so nice to go through all of them. They brought back many emotions. Thanks so much once again. We’ll cherish the photos forever!
Ufuk and his team really understood they understand what we had imagined, absolutely beautiful. We have awesome photos. And he has an amazing talent for capturing moments. He and their team can understand that what you really want for wedding. Thank you for everything.
We have amazing memoris thanks to you.
It was such a lovely photoshoot session with Ufuk. We met at sunrise in Cappadocia, Turkey. We quickly got acquianted as none of us really knew where to go and driving on ice and snow is certainly challenging in Turkey. The photoshoot turned into a mini adventure with Ufuk bright, kind and creative personality. Ufuk was able to capature the moments beautifully and went out of his comfort zone for this shoot, especially in the freezing cold! We were able to correspond even on different continents and time zones and meet on the day of.
The photos captured are beautiful work, we are both very satisfied.
Keep up the good job and thank you for this special shooting.
Emily and Kxi, Canada
Ufuk is an excellent photographer, we are so glad that we have found Ufuk to take our pre-wedding photos in Turkey during our travel. His photos are great in style and we have a lovely day with him for the photo shooting.
Excellent communications and awesome photos, I will definitely recommend Ufuk to everyone!!
Ufuk has such an amazing talent for capturing ‘moments’ which is exactly what you want on your wedding day. It’s not the formal photos that remind you how great your day was – it’s the natural fun and excitement that is so important to be documented. Ufuk’s ability not to miss a moment is incredible, and his energy and passion comes across in the photos. He is able to blend in so well that your guests and literally will not realise they’re being photographed. We could not recommend Ufuk more
My husband and I are very picky when it comes to film and photography. Take it from an artist and a filmmaker: Ufuk is a pro and you can trust his skills. We are so happy that he provided what he promised. He managed to capture the essence of our small but fantastic spring wedding in Cyprus. We are ever so grateful to him and we do recommend his service.
Me and Korel could not be happier with our wedding photos and video! You and your team really did capture such amazing memories and we will look back on these moments in years to come. Everyone who has watched our video cannot believe how professional it is… like something from a movie! It really is everything I had dreamed of and more. Not only do we have all the photos to look back on but the photo albums you have put together was the icing on the cake. Something that I would never have thought of doing myself but they really are amazing. Thank you so much to you and your team Ufuk!!! We would happily recommend you to anyone.
Christina & Korel
From the moment we saw Ufuk’s portfolio, we wanted him to take our wedding photos. Although he was not immediately available, he confirmed soon after that he could work with us and offered to have a skype meeting to discuss the wedding details and our requirements. Shortly before the wedding, he also sent some useful tips and details that would help him deliver great photos on the day. Ufuk is very professional and has great personality which reflected throughout the wedding day. He made us comfortable during the shooting which made the whole process easy and fun for us. As expected, we were amazed with the photos when we received them. We would certainly recommend Ufuk to any couple around the world as you would not be disappointed. Thank you very much Ufuk!
Ayse & Ray
We were searching for the ultimat photographer for our wedding ceremony. We were looking for the one photographer that could make our memories deathless, but in the most natural way. We wanted a photographer that could capture:
1) natural moments in an artistic way, but without editing the photographs too much
2) fantastic smiles and laughs
3) funny dance moves
4) the joy in our, and our friends and families eyes
5) the touchy feelings in our body language
6) us posing without making us uncomfortable in the situation
7) our story and culture, that is pretty mixed
Ufuk Sarisen did ALL of this and BEYOND what we would imagine! He is a warm, humble and trustworthy human being, and a fantastic photographer!
We are unbelievably thankful!
Thank you for coming, even though it was a traumatic coup attempt in Turkey, that made your trip to Cyprus chaotic and harsh! We will NEVER forget it!
We see a friend in you now, and we want you to know that you are welcome to Norway any time!
Warm greetings from
Gül and Said
Well, I could easily start and finish by explaining how great Ufuk, as a photography artist, is, but I do not think it would be fair to him as it would not be sufficient to frame the full picture of Ufuk; he is way beyond that.
My wife and I had several discussions with many prominent wedding photographers in Turkey; photographer was the most critical aspect of our wedding for my lovely wife. We ended up with Ufuk after long conversations and we do not have any regrets at all; he is a true professional, a great artist and he certainly rocks! Humbly, he gained our respect at the very first second of our conversation across Atlantic with his professional approach, humble characters and open hearth. Then when we were in Turkey for wedding preparations and he wanted to meet with us to know us better, check! I guess we had a 2 hours long coffee session in Istanbul, at that point he evolves from a professional photographer to a friend who is attending your wedding to take your photos; you start feeling much comfortable, and that helps during the photo shoots.
On that day, he and his friend flew into my wife’s hometown and rest was smooth and fun. He does not force you to pose in conventional style, he just guides you and than captures those magical moments at the right time and the right place. He is not there, you do not see him and he does not bother you during the wedding, he is a ghost photographer, and you just receive a beautiful set of photographs that will carry most fantastic instances of your day to your future. You will love him.
Nuriye & Onur
My husband and I held our wedding ceremony in Safranbolu, Turkey. We were very pleased to have chosen Ufuk Sarisen and his team for producing a short film of our wedding. Our wedding photos and cinematic wedding video were stunning. All the photographers did a wonderful job. They were very friendly, professional, creative and fun to work with. We received continuous compliments from our family members and friends about the photos and video. We truly relive those special moments every time we watch the film. We highly recommend Ufuk Sarisen and his great team to future couples.
thank you dear Gozde and Zafer, It was honour for us to work with both of you. I hope see you again. In behalf of me and the team we wish you a cheerful and happy life.
Since 2012, my husband and I have engaged photographers on our vacations to commemorate our trips. When we decided to go to Istanbul in September 2014, we knew it was a city that needed to be captured professionally. Ufuk was a pleasure to work with and the pictures turned out amazing! He captured some great candid moments between my husband and I that still makes me smile every time I look at the pictures. When our travels take us back to Turkey, we will definitely do another photo session with Ufuk. Thanks for the great pictures Ufuk!
Videos look great! Nice job 🙂
and forgot to mention that thanks to Ufuk, our pictures ended up in Cosmopolitan Bride magazine, which is an amazing memory to show our kids in the future 🙂
Ufuk gave us exactly what we envisioned our wedding pictures would look like. We met him first time on the day of the wedding, and immediately warmed up to him. He is kind, friendly, and he really cares about what the couple wants. He is extremely professional, and has fun while taking pictures, which also reflected onto us. We also did a separate day of shooting by the sea, much more relaxed and without pressure and got to know him a little more. That was a lot of fun! He is flexible, interested in trying different styles to fit your desires. Most importantly, he managed to capture our love and happiness in the pictures, with our natural smiles and without the stress of the wedding. Our wedding album, and video look absolutely amazing, and we couldn’t ask for a better experience. Every time we look at our pictures, or watch our video, we live those amazing moments again, so we cannot thank Ufuk and his team enough for immortalizing our most special day. Come visit us sometime in Madrid, and thanks again for everything.. Kisses, Ozge and Karsten
Ufuk is the name if you want to make your wedding day even more memorable than you could ever imagine. Ufuk really knows what he is doing but perhaps more important than that, he visibly enjoys what he does; he is kind, helpful, positive, accommodating and incredibly easy to work with. The very first moment we came together to discuss the specifics, he felt more like a friend loaded with good advice than a stranger with a packaged protocol; this made it very easy for us to skip all the other options we had at the time and stick with Ufuk all the way. The trick to Ufuk’s work is that he genuinely engages with his clients, puts effort into understanding what their expectations are and gets to know them as much as he can till the big day arrives. Seeing Ufuk and his team around us during the preps took the weight of those moments off our shoulders big time. They work with a distinct type of smoothness and professionalism that deserves admiration. Looking back at all those beautiful pictures takes us back to the minutes and hours we never want to forget, and the memories come with a special kind of air that Ufuk beautifully crafted for us. We recommend no other person than Ufuk if you are looking not only for a photographer but also an artist and a brilliant friend whatever the occasion may be.. Cheers and much love Ufuk, keep rocking it!
We were looking for a wedding photographer and videographer for our wedding near Munich in Germany. Our dear friend Kem recommended Ufuk and his team as he had made a great experience with his services already.
We also decided to work with Ufuk and it was the best decision we could make. The work is really professional. He took pictures at the wedding ceremony and the party and a separate shooting in the nature just the two of us. The result is really stunning. Professional work with beautiful pictures and amazing video that caught all important moments and saved them forever!
Thank you so much for being there and working with us
Pili & Chris
We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer than Ufuk. He is a very friendly and accommodating person to work with. His professionalism is unwavering. Not only did he captured our happy moments in the best light, he also gave us an introduction into the culture of Turkey. We are very satisfied with his service and the photos turned out to be exceptionally beautiful! His attention to details, lighting, colors and the surrounding is just amazing. We are incredibly lucky to have met Ufuk and his beautiful wife, and this pre-wedding photoshoot has definitely made our trip to Turkey delightful and extra memorable. Teşekkürler!
– Gwen and Kokyee from Singapore
Planing a wedding is a hard thing to do especially if you are planning get married abroad. We are a couple who lives London but my husband and I are always wanted to get married back at home where we grew up.
And as a couple first thing we wanted to make sure that we have a brilliant wedding photographer. it was so important for us because we knew that the photos will be the only memory we’ll have from our wedding. When we looked back we didn’t want to fell sorry about our wedding photos.
So we did a really long searches and lots of emails with lots of different photographers and when we find Ufuk’s web site I was almost sure we were going to go further with him. But I wanted to make sure his albums are as good as his web site so on Christmas holiday we went to Istanbul and arranged meeting with him at his office.
As soon as we went his office we saw how professional he is. He was very friendly and welcoming. Also very professional and formal which I liked the most about him ( because some photographer we met earlier were a bit too relaxed and informal ) anyway he was listening us carefully and trying to help as much as possible. We were a bit confused in some ways and he was really good for finding a good solutions for our situation.
Photo albums were really good quality as well. Albums pages has got good design and good size.
When we left his office we were definitely sure he was the perfect person for our wedding photos and we can trust him for 100%.
Back at London communication with whim was very easy as well. He was always replying our email with in a short time, we were also able to contact him through Skype and WhatsApp. Couple of days before the wedding day we met with him once more to go through everything.
AND ON OUR WEDDING DAY he was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.
His team and him self kept every thing under control. They started very early morning until late evening but always positive and understanding. We had a Bosporus tour and went to Prince Islands and believe me in the middle of August walking up to hill with all those equipment it’s not an easy job!! ( especially the guy who was doing a videography I still feel sorry for him 🙂 )
We’ve only seen couple of pictures so far because we had to back to London after honeymoon but we are going to Istanbul in December and CAN’T WAIT TO SEE all photos and the video.
We know they are going to be AMAZING.
We DEFINITELY! DEFINITELY! DEFINITELY! RECOMMEND UFUK AND HIS TEAM TO ALL THOSE COUPLES WHO ARE LOOKING FOR A BRILLIANT PHOTOGRAPHER!!!
Thank you very much !
Ps: looking forward to see you in December!
Lots of love
Umran and Haci
What an amazing Istanbul, Bosphorus experience!
I will forever have great memories of my wedding day of course; however, to have such beautiful photos for my family and future kids to see is something else. And I have UFUK to thank for this outcome.
Simply put, Ufuk and his team are professionals and very personable group of guys. Creative pictures are something you need in wedding occasions – As we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words.
I only have to add: Ufuk’s pictures are worth a million words!
Thank you Ufuk…
I was looking for a photographer for our wedding that was going to take place in Kalkan.I was so lucky to find Ufuk and after talking to him he was willing to fly to Kalkan and be part of our special day. We had the pleasure to work with him and see his talent at our wedding back in 2013. What an experience and what a day. Ufuk was extremely professional and super duper talented. We loved our pictures and we loved working with him. I can’t recommend him enough 🙂
Thank you so much Ufuk it was a pleasure meeting you and working with you!
Here is a sneak peak and pictures from our big day http://www.minimecity.com/a-sneak-peek-into-the-owners-wedding/#.Vks3-mSrR1M
I could not have imagined my wedding pictures to look any better than they do now. They are absolutely beautiful and Ufuk and his team really understood and captured what we had imagined. Myself and most of our bridal party do not speak Turkish but he was able to walk us through the whole process in English and made everybody feel comfortable.
The pictures are really a dream come true. Thank you so much for these amazing memories!!!
Our wedding took place at D-Hotel Maris in the beginning of September 2015.
We were searching for a person who could capture our most important moments and can take everything possible from the scenery of this location.
Ufuk’s works presented on his web-page showed that we have the same vision of what should be the end-result.
Well, at the end we are really happy about the fact that we took that decision and invited Ufuk.
I am going to be short:
1. Ufuk is extremely professional, we are 100% satisfied with the result.
2. He and his team are very nice and hard working people.
3. We do definitely recommend him for any type of event.
Ufuk, it was great to meet you! Thank you!
Ufuk captured my travels to Istanbul for the very first time. We spent the day visiting the major sights to see around town. Ufuk is not only a great photographer but a really nice man. The memories of my time in Istanbul will always remain vivid in my mind because I have wonderful images to remind me of my time there. I plan to work with Ufuk on another photo collaboration sometime in the future. He’s a great photographer who understands how to capture candid moments and gorgeous natural light.
We found Ufuk by an internet search for a “trash-the-dress” photographer.
We,ve been impressed of the pictures shown on this website and fell in love with the chosen locations and scenery.
After some E-Mails and a video call the decission was made. So we’ve met the really nice guy personal in Instanbul for a shooting on Princes’ Islands. He supported every “funny” idea we discussed before and suggested a lot of incredible places and situations for a lot of remarkable memories of our special day. We,ve been on trees, streets, stairs, vehicles, together with children and animals, at the beach and finally in the water! The digital images we received afterwards are great and very professional. It was a wonderful day and a great experience together with Ufuk.
We just wanted to write a comment to express how happy and thankful we are that we chose Ufuk amd his team to do our photography and videography for our destination wedding in Oludeniz. We were recommended Ufuk by a lady who I met on a Facebook group fo our wedding package company. We were a little nervous as we knew we would not meet him until our wedding day. It was the best decision we made for out wedding. Ufuk always kept in communication and reassured us every step of the way.. answering many questions amd talking to us on Skype.
On the wedding day Ufuk and his wonderful team were brilliant. His wife was taking photographs too and I loved her company and calming presence. The whole team were so professional and had everything under control and I had no worries on the day and felt very relaxed.
We have just seen our wedding video and shared with family. It captured every moment and emotion beautifully and brought tears to so many people’s eyes.. Even those that hadn’t been able to make the wedding day. The footage is choreographed beautifully to the music and it has captured not only the whole day into 7 minutes. . But it also reflects ou relationship.. All the laughter. . Smiles.. glances and showing all our sides of being best friends, a bride a mother and a groom And a father . And also our friends and family.
The video and photos are something we are going to truly treasure for the rest of our lives. We are so lucky to have found such a wonderful team to be with us on our wedding day. Ufuk and his team will always hold a special place in our hearts for the service they gave us and I hope one day we can book them for our son’s wedding (no retirement for you guys sorry!)
Thank you again so much Ufuk. You amd yor team are the most talented people I know in your field and I hope we meet again.
Amanda, Dean and Baby Alby
We all do a lot to arame a perfect wedding to out mind and taste of course… I just learnt this when I was doing all the arrangement for my wedding. It is hard and stressful and takes you through a lot. But all the arrangements aside there is one and only one single decision / selection that you have to make which is the most important one! That’s choosing your photographer and videographer.
Everything from your wedding will be forgotten! The taste of the food, good or bad will be passed! The colour of your flowers, the design, etc., good or bad will be forgotten. But photos and videos are the only thing that you will have for rest of your life as a single piece of memory from the most important day of your life.
We planned our destination wedding in Turkey with absolutely no knowledge from the local places and services. My wife and I looked to find a photographer for a long time and we checked the sample works of many people in Turkey and even some other close countries.
The minute I saw sample works of Ufuk I loved it and I said to my partner that this is what we want.
I can’t explain how satisfied and happy we are with the choice we made.
In the wedding day we couldn’t be happier when we met him and his team. A happy team with great attitude made us so comfortable and natural. Soon he and his team became us and we were so comfortable.
One thing I very much liked about his was the fact that he didn’t try to keep directing us to do fake postures for the sake of fake photos. With a bit of direction he left us be ourselves and record what we were and how we were feeling in every moment.
We just saw 7000 raw photos and we very much liked them.
We can’t wait to see the final wedding photos and we are counting days as we know they are just great.
Thanks again dear Ufuk for being an important part of our big day!
I completely fell in love with Ufuk’s photography from the moment I first saw it on his site as well as with his personality. It was a great pleasure to e-meet Ufuk and to go through the shoot-planning, as he is super professional and makes everything very easy – provides details, answers immediately and leaves no space for any concerns.
The shoot itself was one of the most romantic things I have ever done in my life and it even felt that the pictures themselves come as a bonus 🙂 it was fun, easy, romantic and Ufuk created the process in a way that we were just having fun, enjoying ourselves and were just living our life in front of his camera. The pictures that we received much earlier than we could even expect were incredible and almost made me to believe that Ufuk is a magician as this photography captured everything and more – all emotions, light, beauty of the morning, Istanbul spirit- the moments that you normally don’t even see in a life routine.
Ufuk is a genius photographer and a very gifted person and I am happy in advance for all the couples who will have him on their weddings as we definitely will see Ufuk again at our future events to celebrate life together and have great memories of it captured by a Genius!
Ufuk! We could not be happier with our wedding pictures and video – you did such an amazing job capturing our wedding (and the rest of the day)! The photos and video were both full of so many sweet moments. It’s been really wonderful to be able to re-live that day. You and your team were so much fun to have at the wedding – thanks so much for everything!!
For the international audience- Ufuk is a great artist with a magnificent personality, though we met him first time personally on the wedding day it felt like we have known him forever, thus we were really relaxed and could be ourselves throughout the whole photoshoot =) Thank you Ufuk!!!
Dostum en guzel gunumuzu senin gozunden olumsuzlestirdigimiz icin cok mutluyuz:) Birlikte calismaktan cok birlikte eglenmek gibi oldu bizim icin, yanimizda hem arkadasimiz hem fotografcimizdin, tekrar cok tesekkurler harika fotograflarin icin.