My name is Deva Akman, I am a Wedding and Portrait photographer, and I love what I do.
A few of the many privileges I have as a wedding photographer is witnessing the perfect blend of emotion, joy, and hope, documenting the history that unfolds in just one day. And not only that, but also sometimes capturing decades worth of friendship, love, and laughter in just a single photo. I love the creativity and finely curated details brought together to celebrate a union. Every wedding moment may play a huge role in making this day special; Behind every movement like the bride putting the dress on, small conversations shared during dinner, and guests mingling before the ceremony lies a new story waiting to be told.
Why does our work stand out in 2023?
My clients admire my work mostly because I don’t just document key moments on their special day but also take a kind of different approach to wedding photography with a portrait style. We constantly chase the proper light to bring out the best features of the couple and retouch close-up photos as part of their package, in a way celebrity photographers do for editorial shoots - which is what separates us from others in our price range.
I choose this style because I have been a bride, and I know we all get ready to look our best on our wedding day and want our wedding photos to reflect that.
Also what I really love about being a wedding photographer is the feeling connected, and emotionally close to my clients, the mutual caring and trusting attitude we all need.
Yes, the relationship between the wedding photographer and couple is an intimate one at weddings, because there is a big chance the couple spends more time with their wedding photographer (me) than one of their close friends who is standing up for them at the ceremony on their special day. I may become a coach, confidante, therapist, art director, or stylist on their special day. And I spend hours getting ready for their wedding, and days editing photos, and then possibly making their album. Sometimes there are even more things that lead to a close relationship than I could ever describe in words. So as you can imagine it would be wise for the bride & groom to choose someone they click with.
Who should hire me?
What I always tell couples is “When you contact me, I assume you looked at my portfolio and liked it, and my wedding packages are very reasonable compared to the others who have the same level of experience. At this point, your hiring decision should be made on the possibility to click with me.”
In the end hire me, if I am someone you would want to invite to your own wedding.