It is one thing to see Cengiz’s work [on the web], but to experience it firsthand is quite a different story: he has a vision and executes it masterfully. ~ Kimmie Levine
Frankfurt-born international award-winning photographer, Cengiz Ozelsel, spent his formative years in France, the U.S., Germany, Turkey, Singapore, and Italy.
He earned his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania before moving to New York City, where he founded Adagion Studio.
Cengiz’s refreshingly original photographic style effortlessly fuses elements from editorial with photojournalism and bold downtown edge; his signature use of vibrant color charges his work with magnetically modern energy, while his true black & white edits produce a feel of timeless glamor.
His unique creative vision combined with a rare ability to bestow surreal rock star auras on real-life people have led to his recognition as one of the most internationally respected elite wedding photographers working today.
Cengiz has documented the weddings of numerous larger-than-life personalities like Liu Xiaoqing, Ralph Dommermuth, and his work has been featured on CNN, ESPN, TIME, People, E!, abc News, ET, The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, and MSN.
His photos continue to grace the covers and blogs of today’s most influential bridal publications, including Brides Magazine, Carats & Cake, Style Me Pretty, Merci NYC, Junebug Weddings, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Fearless Photographers, Modern Luxury Brides, Ideal Bride, New York Weddings, and Tatler.
Cengiz divides his time between Miami, New York, and Paris, while also working extensively around the globe.
Watch Cengiz In Action (in Paris):
In Cengiz’s Own Words:
For the sake of imagery [that nobody else has], both you and your photographer need to be prepared do things that most people wouldn’t attempt.
It can be as simple as starting your photography shoot before sunrise or as elaborate as scaling a canyon in your wedding dress and high heels.
The specific activity is less important than that you be daring, be different, and be anything that will assert integrity of purpose on your photography experience.
What Other People are Saying About Cengiz:
When you work with internationally renown photographer, Cengiz Ozelsel, you should expect photos that are downright sexy, luxurious, and uniquely beautiful.
His style is best characterized as a delicious blend between modern photojournalism and creative editorial photo art.
His award-winning imagery is about freshness of vision, being different, and clicking with people before he clicks his camera.
Above all, he will artistically capture the intimacy between you and your loved one the way you remember feeling it, while making you look like you just stepped out from the pages of a luxury wedding magazine.
Keep in mind that his talent is no secret, so book him while you can! ~ Junebug Weddings
I love his photography. It’s passionate, sexy, and exudes romance. ~ Grace Ormonde
… among … the nation’s best engagement session photographers. ~ Colin Cowie Weddings
I hate paparazzi with a passion. Disgusting pigs – no offense to pigs. ~ Miley Cyrus
When Cengiz is not shooting shiny, happy people, he:
- Enjoys regular 8-mile runs along the beautiful Miami Beach shoreline
- Teams up with his baby girl, London, to simply be silly
- Visits the cinema with his son, Jordan, with whom he shares an irresistible passion for all things chocolate
- Edits photos late into the night with his loyal Maine Coon cat, Frosty, purring softly by his side
- Celebrates life to the max with his beautiful Jamaican wife, Chantelle, who just happens to be a rock star cook