Istanbul Wedding Photographers

Istanbul Wedding Photographers

Our Istanbul photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Esenyurt, Yakuplu, Kirac, Hadimkoy, Mimarsinan, Tepecik, Durusu, Muratbey, Kumburgaz, Darica, Catalca, Celaliye, Gebze, Yalova, Selimpasa

Istanbul Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in Istanbul - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best Istanbul photographers specializing in intimate marriages. Couples are embracing the trend of smaller, more meaningful celebrations. Let our talented photographers capture the joy and intimacy of your wedding day.

By planning a simple Istanbul elopement, couples are able to stay present in the moment and fully absorb the impact of their wedding day. Given the fact that many couples feel more natural and at ease in intimate settings, it's no surprise that some of the most breathtaking wedding images come from elopements.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Istanbul documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Istanbul Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Istanbul wedding event is a wedding photojournalist’s dream: a fairly open schedule with lots of breathing space for creativity – it’s just the photographer, the couple, the officiant, and perhaps a few select companions.

Turkey WPJA members are ready to document any civil ceremony, town hall, pop-up, or elopement wedding, even if it is a Monday-Thursday ceremony. Search for the “Can Shoot Weddings on Short Notice!” message on the listings below.

6 Istanbul Wedding Photographers...

Couple engagement photo sessions, wedding and elopement photography by Emre Nesli

Emre Nesli is a wedding photographer based in Istanbul who specializes in capturing genuine moments and emotions. He has been dedicated to photographing weddings since 2012, with a focus on destination weddings and engagement portraits.

950 (EUR)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Nilufer Nalbantoglu

Nilufer Nalbantoglu is a wedding photographer who discovered her passion for photography as a child, inspired by her father and tinkering with old cameras. After starting out in the world of textiles and furniture photography, she found her calling in capturing the...

800 (EUR)
Wedding photography and elopements by Derya Engin

Derya Engin is a destination wedding photographer specializing in capturing natural, cherished moments. With over 11 years of experience, Derya brings an artistic touch to every image.

800 (EUR)
Serenay Lokcetin - Wedding Reportage Photographer

Serenay Lokcetin is a destination wedding photographer with 6 years of experience. She captures the special moments of each couple's big day with a documentary style, emphasizing emotions and cultural uniqueness.

800 (EUR)
Ufuk Sarisen Wedding Photography

Ufuk Sarisen is an Istanbul-based wedding photographer who captures couples' most important moments worldwide. With experience in travel, documentary, and editorial photography, he brings a unique approach to creating memorable portraits that tell the story of their...

1300 (EUR)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Istanbul Couples

Istanbul Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some Istanbul wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these Istanbul marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or Istanbul engagement portrait sessions with couples.

An elegant bride dancing in the warm glow of the Taksim İntercontinental Hotel wedding venue in İstanbul, surrounded by beautiful orange lights and mesmerizing energy
At the reception venue, the best man and groom showed off their dance moves and let loose in a rowdy celebration. This moment captured the joy and excitement of the wedding day.
In Istanbul's Yildiz Park, during their engagement photo session, he tenderly carries his soon-to-be bride across the cable-hung swing pedestrian bridge, capturing love and joy.
A couple in love had a photoshoot in Istanbul near an ancient stone wall with a city view to celebrate their upcoming wedding.
In Istanbul, Turkey, a picture was taken of a couple about to wed, sitting together in front of an ornate iron gate, showcasing their love for each other.
At an engagement portrait session in Istanbul, Turkey, a wide angle photo was taken at a low angle with the couple holding hands in a symmetrical pose at a historical building.
Photographer takes a picture of the couple standing in a symmetrical way on the steps of the Old Post Office in Istanbul, capturing a beautiful portrait for their upcoming wedding.
At Sirkeci, Istanbul, a photographer used a slow shutter speed to blur the passing train, creating a beautiful and symmetrical portrait of the couple in front of the metro.
 A bride prepares for her wedding in Istanbul, Turkey, surrounded by the love and support of her mother and sisters. In the getting ready room, they share a special moment as they see the bride in her dress for the first time.
As the bride stands beneath an ornate doorway arch in Istanbul, Turkey, her eyes widen in awe as she lays sight on her wedding bouquet, flanked by her bridal party members.
Istanbul, Turkey - A intimate kiss captured as the bride and groom make their way to the wedding venue, sharing a brief kiss on the streets of Istanbul.
Istanbul's Elio Sedef sets the scene for a romantic outdoor ceremony altar. As the bride says "yes," the groom's reaction is captured in a solo fist pump, encapsulating the joy and excitement of the moment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Istanbul wedding?
A: There are many WPJA photographers who are able to help you out at a moment's notice. We understand that sometimes love happens and there's simply no time to lose. We can ensure that you can get married as quickly as possible — and have incredible photographs to remember your Istanbul wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Istanbul wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Istanbul photographers you see at the top of your search results page have recently won the most — and the most recent — contest awards. Our contests judge photographers based on their creativity, style, composure, and ability to capture the heart of any couple's story on their wedding day.
Q: How can couples find Istanbul photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Istanbul wedding photographers to showcase their best engagement photography work. These awards are given to photographers who prove that they have an ability to be creative, artistic, and intuitive while working on-location with couples who are newly engaged.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
So your wedding is just around the corner and you’ve decided to elope , either because you want to do this on a budget , avoid a large wedding party, or simply to enjoy the day together with minimal distractions and as little stress as possible . They say 'all you need is...Read more
Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
Some couples, as they begin planning for their weddings, might think that they are limited to the classic locations: churches, gardens, beaches, or even Las Vegas. But in doing so they’re missing out on a multitude of unique options that might suit their personalities much...Read more
While some of us were fortunate enough to be born as extroverts, not everyone feels the same way. For a good chunk of the population, any number of the typical wedding day traditions can inspire anxiety and existential dread. This day is all about you, yes, but does that...Read more


Lebanon Wedding Photography in Beirut | Black and white image of the Bride in the car with a bridesmaid

Marie Joe+Abdallah

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

Ufuk! Abdallah and I want to thank you again and again for all the wonderful pictures!! We are thrilled!! The family is also sooo happy with the pictures! We are lucky to have found you!!

Istanbul Turkey Wedding image of bride getting ready at bosphorus palace


Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

Your work goes beyond just photo-taking. You capture 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!

Istanbul Destination wedding photo of a kiss on boat on the Bosphorus

Raz & John

Photo by Derya Engin

Dear Derya, You and your team are amazing, and did an absolute phenomenal job capturing all the special moments we had in our wedding day. Finding a photographer for the destination wedding is tough when you have no idea what to expect until the day of, but we were so lucky to find you and your team. Everything went very smoothly because of your professional and awesome attitude. We are so happy with our wedding pictures and video, and can't stop looking at them. Thanks for making our wedding day even more memorable with your fantastic work. Raz and John