In 2008, Cengiz (Jen-gis) left a promising Wall Street career to pursue his love for portrait
event photography … and he’s never looked back. Adagion Studio was conceived with a simple
in mind: emphasize real connection first, and visually expressive photos will follow.
Often in transit, Cengiz is fortunate to photograph some of the most fabulous events around the globe.
His approach to documenting extraordinary weddings emphasizes professional discretion,
confidence, and boundless passion with the goal of supporting the flow of your
celebrations and telling your story as it naturally unfolds. Recent weddings include
those of Princess Ameerah al-Taweel, Chinese Actress Liu Xiaoqing, billionaires Ralph
Dommermuth, Stuart A. Miller (Brad), Khalifa Bin Butti Al Muhairi, and those of a host
of other larger-than-life personalities. His photographs have been featured on CNN,
ESPN, TIME, People, E!, abc News, ET, The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Vogue,
Tatler, and a host of today’s most popular bridal publications.
As one of the world’s most in-demand wedding photographers, Cengiz is
compassionate with his clients and will make time to get to know you and understand your
His photographic style is decidedly candid, which means you can relax
knowing he'll capture all the joy, tears, and the rich reality of the moment … even the
precious little details you might otherwise never get to see. His photojournalistic
coverage is complemented by editorial portraits, beautifully balanced family formals,
and magazine-worthy details, décor and ambiance. As a result, his aesthetic is
inescapable and in high demand with discerning brides, upscale event planners, and
authoritative industry publications.
Cengiz is profoundly inspired by advertising, but also draws creativity
from cinema, art, and the lively streets of Paris and The Big Apple.
So what advice does Cengiz have for a bride-to-be who wants to have fun and feel beautiful on her wedding day?
"Think back to what you remember from weddings you attended as a guest—was it the venue, the energy on the dance floor, or the beauty of her reception design that stood out? If you’re not sure how to allocate your wedding budget, simply focus on experience-related elements or anything that affects your five senses. Do not underestimate the importance of purposeful lighting—be it for your ceremony setting, first dance, speeches, or table tops. Invest heavily into your bridal suite since it sets the tone for your Big Day … and is likely where you’ll spend your first night as husband and wife. Stress-test your wedding timeline with your event planner, photographer, and family—if in doubt build in generous buffers throughout the day. Surprise your guests with unexpected reception entertainment. Don’t sweat the small stuff and, of course, make sure to have fun."
Is Cengiz the right photographer for me?
Cengiz’s award-winning work is timeless and synonymous with excellence … and continues to inspire a new generation of photographers.
He is passionate and, above all, cares about his couples. When you hire Cengiz, the sky is the limit since you’ll have a relaxed, caring, and unobtrusive companion whose interests are in harmony with yours.
He’ll make you look and feel amazing with a photo experience you’ll remember and love for a lifetime.
Above all, he’ll make time to get to know you, understand your expectations, and always maintain responsive communication.
Where's Adagion Studio located?
Adagion Studio has offices in New York City, Miami, and Paris. In addition, as one of the most award-winning destination photographers, we literally serve clients around the globe.
What's your photographic style?
Well, the best way to appreciate our photographic style is simply to take a look at our work and see if it speaks to you.
The foundation of our wedding photography style is candid photojournalism—unobtrusive documentation of the genuine moments from your Big Day. We tend to be engaged observers deeply immersed in our environment. It is the way we see rather than what we see, enabling us to find interesting in the ordinary and capturing precious details from your wedding you’d otherwise never see.
In addition, you’ll receive editorial quality portraits and magazine-worthy details, décor and ambiance photos.
None of our galleries contain models or stylized shoots, which means our photos are a realistic representation of what you should expect when you work with us.
Above all, we pride ourselves on the consistency of our documentation … so you won’t just get a few amazing photographs, but rather loads of stunning images that will touch your heart and allow you to relive your memories.
For couples’ portraits, our hands-on approach with clear communication ensures that you’ll quickly connect with your loved one and be comfortable displaying intimacy and fun-factor in front of our lens. As a result, you should expect a shoot that’s fun, flows naturally, and results in stunning photographs.
What photography services do you offer?
We specialize in luxury event and couples’ portrait photography and offer our clients a wide range of fabulous specialty services, including:
Event Services: weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, corporate parties, and elopements
Portrait Services: surprise proposal, engagement, boudoir/burlesque/fine art nude, anniversary, honeymoon
We do not provide studio photography, passport pictures, headshots, dog, food, architecture, and newborn photography.
Albums, prints, boxes, ...
The way we see it, a world-class photography experience is determined by what happens before, during, and after your photos are taken.
To that point, after your photo shoot, you’ll gain access to a dedicated post-production team who are happy to assist you in transforming your pretty pictures into timeless prints, albums, and other visual solutions.
We pride ourselves in offering the finest albums in the world—stunning books handmade by Queensberry in New Zealand. All our albums are designed and personalized exactly the way you desire, color corrected, and come with a lifelong warranty.
All you need to do is approve the design, decide on your preferred size and cover material … and find a worthy place to present your beautiful books.
Our gorgeous artisan boxes by Queensberry are simply the perfect finishing touch for your museum quality prints. They are infinitely customizable, sport a fashionable split-lid design, and close thanks to a hidden magnetic catch. Each box can hold up to two dozen prints, which are easily accessed thanks to a stylish white ribbon. Boxes come in either 14×11 or 10×8 inches.