Your Vacation Photographer in Brisbane: Meet Tina & Doruk

Meet Tina & Doruk

We are both full-time wedding photographers in Brisbane. Our photography style is soulful, natural and a bit out of the box. We love connecting with those in front of our lenses and once a good vibe is established, a lot of magic can happen in a simple afternoon shoot. Tina's background is in portrait, family and couple photography. Doruk has worked as a fashion and automobile racing photographer for magazines in Istanbul over many years. We both love the challenge of capturing photos of movement and unpredictable events unfolding. It's when the best shots happen. We don't believe much in posed shots or awkward silences during a shoot. The best photos happen when we walk around and have a bit of fun.

Three Things

  1. Tina: I love languages, my own and foreign ones, so I spend a lot of time reading books and writing letters to my penpal in Paris whom I have known since I was 13. I am trying to learn Turkish at the moment; it's terribly difficult! 
    Doruk: I love taking our rescue husky, Amber, out for long walks and swims in the ocean. She sings and talks like huskies do; it's hilarious. I also have a weakness for old Jaguars and love fixing them up in my free time. 
  2. Tina: I used to work as a researcher in language neuroscience and loved being able to help children and older adults overcome brain-related communication problems. 
    Doruk: I have always been a photographer first and foremost. A few years ago, due to the strong coffee culture here in Australia, I became really interested in the craft of making coffees. I started some casual work as a barista to perfect my skills and am still loving the chats and frenzy of our café at 6am.
  3. We tried to have two small and kind of secret weddings, one in Australia and one in Germany, but both events turned from elopement-size plans to a huge party with 80+ guests, cheese towers, singers and all the works!

Favourite Place to Shoot in Brisbane
Mount Coot-tha for sunrise

Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, German, Turkish, bit of Spanish