My name is Mustafa Oymak and I have been a professional photographer for twelve years. I grew up in Turkey, from a Kurdish background, and I have lived in Derry for the past nineteen years. I named my studio after the initials of my three beautiful children: Yasmin, Emine and Zara. Yez Lifestyle Photography was established in 2003 and since then I've have had the pleasure of photographing hundreds of weddings and portraits.
Weddings in Ireland are magical occasions, shared with family and close friends and I love to capture those moments, the special bond between bride and groom and the people they share their day with. The landscape here is full of dramatic scenery, which can add so much to the sense of occasion, and I love to make the best use of it to capture really special images of the bride and groom.
I always ensure that images are taken in a relaxed manner, bringing out the natural interactions and unguarded moments that reveal the true beauty of the bride and groom and the love they share.
My photographic style is inspired by a range of influences, including fashion photography and film. I aim for a modern, but also classic look, with warm, subtle tones and contrast, that will last a lifetime.
My wedding and portrait photography has won numerous awards. Whether it is a family group or a child, I aim to put everyone at ease, and to bring out their distinctive personality.
I am a member of the NI Association of Professional Photographers.
-2017 OPEN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
-2017 CREATIVE FASHION & BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
-2017 CHILDREN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
-2016 OPEN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR RUNNER UP
-2015 FAMILY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR RUNNER UP
-2015 UNDER5 PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR RUNNER UP
-2014 CONTEMPORARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
-2014 OVERALL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
-2014 OPEN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
-2014 UNDER 5 PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR