Ufuk Sarisen

Ufuk Sarisen

ufuk sarisen photography

Based in Istanbul

22 Fearless Awards

Contact Ufuk Sarisen

Hello! I am a wedding photographer who lives in Turkey but can shoot anywhere in the world. Despite having a bachelor's and master's degree in engineering from Istanbul University and Bogazici University, I decided to turn my hobby into a career. I started to work as a documentary photographer. It was definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life.  
I was the first Turkish photographer which was invited as a speaker to the Fearless Photographers Conference (Aachen, Germany -2019), a conference attended by the world's best wedding photographers. 
I have photographed weddings in 22 different countries and in many different cities of Turkey and I have met hundreds of wonderful people. 
For me, wedding photography is something more than just work, it is as a project that has no beginning or end. It is my passion to document all the moments of that day in an aesthetic and best way. I think the best part of my job is to remind the memories of these emotional or entertaining moments which are irreversible and to make them happy throughout the whole process.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

Located in Istanbul, I do not charge a travel fee.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

14 years - more than 500 weddings

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

Photojournalistic, artistic, creative, unique. I am a candid shot lover, focus on the moment that happening on the wedding day. All my shooting are candid without posing except portrait session. I focus on the real story happening on the big day and unfold the moments by all the photos supporting to each other. I really shoot a wedding, not only taking photos on a wedding. I basically keep shooting from the beginning to the end.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

I use Skype etc.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

Speaker in Fearless Conference in Germany, Aachen 2019 
Foundation Workshop, Ubeda-Spain


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Ufuk was a god sent to our wedding. Him and his team were nothing but amazing and that’s how everyone in my family and my husband’s feel like. He was so friendly, so precise and professional that we worried about nothing. More than anything else he was so reliable the whole time that gave us the assurance we needed. He made everything really feel better and less stressful and he delivered beautiful shots at the end. Working with him is so easy. We definitely recommend Ufuk Sarisen to anyone who wants to have a great wedding memories captured beautifully.
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 Read More better.
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 Read More 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!

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