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testimonials from our lovely couples...


Derya is a great opportunity for those like us, who think they're going to be stressed and bored during their photoshoot. Aside from her sincere composure, she's a true professional. She radiates the positive energy of loving her job.

To get to know each other and to understand our expectations, we had a Save the Date shoot before the wedding. While brooding over how we were going to pose for the camera, we suddenly found ourselves bursting with laughter. We had even forgotten that there even was a camera!

As for our wedding day, the best feeling was knowing that our most special moments weren't going to be lost in time. That day, seeing Derya and her incredible team every way we looked assured us once again that we had made the right choice.

Now the wedding is over, but we have amazing photographs to relive the fun, excitement, dancing and happiness all over again, in their most natural and sincere ways. Every time we look at our photographs, we keep trying to come up with new excuses to have another photoshoot! :)

Sea! Thank you so much for all of your effort.

We're so thankful that we met you, and that you were our photographer!

Aslı & Murat – Turkey





From our first video call to our wedding day, it was a pleasure to work with Derya and her team! You can really feel they love their job and are truly interested in the couples they photograph. Their dedication can be felt through their work: the pictures are full of love, life and emotions. They are highly skilled professionals and the quality of the images is beautiful.

They also give a great attention to details and manage to capture all the important moments of your day – even the most candid ones.

From the prepping to the ceremony, and finally the party - their team is everywhere and doesn't miss a thing. While also being super discreet and easy-going.

Derya is fluent in English, which made the whole communication process smooth and easy.

We chose the film and photography package, and highly recommend it : we will cherish these memories forever.

Thank you!

Cécile & Berkay – France




Dear Derya,

Since the first day we met, there has always been an amazing warmth, closeness and friendship between us. It feels as if we've known each other for years. Although taking photographs is a very hard and stressful for us, you made the whole experience super easy and fun and worked absolute miracles. Your endless energy gave us energy in return during both our Save The Date shoot and our wedding day. We see a different story in every frame that you capture. Each photograph makes us smile in their own way.

Upon meeting you, the way we look at photographs changed. What you do is beyond simply taking photographs; it's as if you describe a story with your work. That's why every time we look at our photographs, we relive those moments over and over again.

We believe that on the most stressful day of your life, the day that you try to make absolutely perfect, photography is one of the most painful yet the most important of activities. Everything fades away but the thing that keeps the memories alive are the photographs. That is why we thank you for having made us live those moments in laughter rather than in stress, and left us with many great memories.

We love you

İdil & Alican – Turkey




We engaged Derya for our pre-wedding photos in Santorini. We decided to engage Derya as we loved the candid, photo-journalistic nature of her photos. We enjoyed the shoot with Derya very much. She made us feel very comfortable and it was so fun to do the shoot with her and her videographer team member. Of course, the photos and the video came out super amazing, and we loved it! At our wedding last week, everyone was commenting on how natural and candid the moments which Derya captured were. I would definitely love to have the chance to work with Derya again! Strongly recommended!

Eva & Steve – Singapore




We come across Derya Engin Photography through google search, and we looked through their instagram and portfolio from their URL and Vimeo.

We compared many photographers before deciding to work with Derya, among 5-8 others who were freelance too. Derya gave us the most confidence that the results of the photos and video would turn out great. And we had some inquiry for the photo & video shoot, which she assured us not to worry about. The shooting experience was perfect, we had fun, we laughed a lot and the team put in so much effort in the shoot. As what I worried most was the weather which might not be in favour, and it did happen on one of the mornings in Istanbul, I appreciate their flexibility and thankful for them making an arrangement for us.

We really love our photos and pre wedding videos, and I have to say many of our guests from our wedding banquet said the video was very well done. I even printed out the photo into a photo frame to hang in our house. The result went beyond our expectations.

I am glad we had chosen her & her team as our photo & videographer. I highly recommend her being your professional photo & videographer for your wedding.


Rachel & Bay Joe – Singapore




We found Derya through internet and we liked her interesting portfolio so decided to work with her. When we received the photos; it was just AWESOME! We had a lot of fun during the photo-shooting. She is a creative photographer who uses her natural talent in order to make her clients happy. It was a great experience and amazing job from a fantastic photographer!

Anna & Alex – Greece




Dear Derya,

It was a pleasure to work with you. And our wedding photographs were great! Very well done.

I just wanted to emphasize how much we love the photos - you have been fantastic. I really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this process. Thank you.

Liz & Dost – USA





We can't thank you enough for your contribution to our wedding. You and your team truly went above and beyond to ensure you captured every moment. It meant so much that you helped us capture the evening before with all our traditions. At every step of the process you helped us stay calm and natural. You have an amazing combination of professionalism and creativity. You and your team fit naturally into the whole wedding and were flexible enough to go with the flow. The end result was breathtaking. Both the photos and the video were stunning and we couldn't be happier. Thank you for capturing these memories we'll cherish always.

Jennifer & Akram – UK




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 & John – USA




Dear Derya,

The photographs are really wonderful. All wedding photos are exactly the way we wanted them to be.

Working with you was really easy and pleasant. The organization was great and everything was easy to understand.
It was a wonderful experience that we recommend to everybody! We are really happy to have met you, you are a really positive, pleasant and very professional person!

Naida & Sead - Bosnia Herzagovina




We found Derya's work on Instagram, as we were looking for a photographer to shoot in İstanbul. Working with Derya and the teamwas so cool! We really enjoyed the shooting day, we were getting used to take pictures, but it was very fun to play with Derya, her assistant and the video maker.

Derya well directed us and she also let us the liberty of doing poses of our own, so it was a great moment. In addition, for a French & Turkish couple as we are, it was easy to communicate with the team, either in Turkish or in English.

The photos are amazing, we love to look at them and share them with our families and friends! We really liked the style of her photos. It was natural, classy and the atmosphere was exactly as we wanted.

We wish you the best!

Paul & Yasemin - France

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