I am Celal, a happily married photographic artist. I live in the UK with my beautiful wife, dividing my time between Oxford and London. I love the way these two cities are incredibly historic and traditional, yet modern and vibrant, and full of diverse thinkers with fantastic ideas.
I was born and raised in Istanbul – another incredible city where thousands of years of history can be seen on every street.
I received my photography degree in the prestigious Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Istanbul is a magical place I visit as often as I can, taking inspiration from the sights and the people for projects I work on in my spare time.
When I am not occupied with London wedding photography my favourite ways to spend my leisure time include travelling and discovering new places, taking photos, and teaching photography.
Nothing makes me happier than seeing the joy others take in my work, especially when I am showing couples their wedding photos for the first time. I am lucky enough to have remained in touch with some of my clients, and it always makes me smile they tell me they still get pleasure from looking at their wedding albums years after they wed.
My London Wedding Photography Service
I rarely describe myself as a London wedding photographer. Instead, I think of myself as an artist who uses photography as their medium. To me, photography is not about recording a memory of an event, but a way to evoke emotion in the viewer. My role isn’t simply to take pictures, but to create an album of wedding photos which touches your soul and fills you with warmth and joy when you look at them.
People can feel awkward and uncomfortable if they feel they are being scrutinised through a lens, so my aim is to for you and your guests to barely notice I am there. I really enjoy documentary style wedding photography where I photograph events as they unfold in all their beauty. This day is about you, your love, and your celebration. By getting to know you before your wedding, I can take portraits in a way which feels relaxed and natural, not forced or uncomfortable.
Wedding photography is a collaboration that starts with an initial consultation so that I can be clear about your expectations, and you can ask me anything you need to know. I will go through your plans for your day, finding out what is important to you, looking at timing and venues, and gathering information so I can scout the best locations for your photos, creating several possible plans to fit any weather eventuality (it is London, after all!).