Turkan Najar is a freelance photographer, world traveler, and philanthropist living in the city of Seattle.
After traveling the world and capturing the beauty of the people and places around her, Turkan turned her love for photography into a fully indulged career in 2012. Through her photography, Turkan strives to capture the beauty in all things while also sharing people’s stories. This passion spills over into other facets of her life and she is actively involved in charity work supporting animal rights, working toward solutions to the world’s refugee crisis, and supporting efforts for better stewardship of our planet. In her down time, Turkan enjoys writing for her blog and working on short films. Turkan has added corporate and commercial photography to her resume as she regularly photographs beauty and lifestyle for Flawless Beauty Bars and has done corporate photography for Comfort Systems USA (Northwest). Today, Turkan primarily photographs beautiful events for Create & Cultivate and other events based in the greater Seattle area and Los Angeles. and spends a majority of her summer and fall seasons shooting weddings around the Pacific Northwest.
Intro by Diana Lanham-
Author of House of Aegea
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Turkan Najar's unwavering work ethic is balanced by the warmth and genuineness of her method. Not only do those in front of the camera feel cherished and beautiful in her presence, the resulting photographs reflect that. From weddings to events to editorials, it's clear that her subjects feel at ease, which allows their genuine personality and connection to be captured as a moment in time in the way only Turkan can do. Her professionalism is cushioned by the unmistakable feeling of friendship that she maintains with all her clients over time. Her caring nature combined with her sharp, professional photographs and quick turnaround is a combination rare to find.
- Wynter Rhys (Director, Writer, Editor)
Sequoia Leopold, owner of Flawless Beauty Bars
I have worked with Turkan for about 6 months now on various photography projects, and her talent and professionalism has been unmatched! She has such an incredible eye for beauty and capturing a feeling in each photo. The best part of our partnership has been her willingness to always try new ideas and creative brainstorming. There never seems to be enough time to do all the ideas we have in our heads, but I am excited to continue to work and grow in my craft and see the amazing way she captures it.
Turkan takes the time and pays attention to detail in her works, and it shows. Not only that, but she takes the time to understand her customers and their style of photos, which is a skill set not most photographers have. As a blogger that has worked with many photographers in the past this skill set is rare!
You are very personable and care so much about your clients and make the experience fun and exciting.
It was such a blessing to have Turkan photograph our wedding. She did it late notice and totally blew us away. I don't know how she was able to be in so many places at once, but she captured every moment; candid shots of my husband and I, guests, etc. She was amazing at directing and posing us in front of beautiful backdrops as well. She was professional and fun to work with, and was quick to get our pictures back.We were so happy with her work that we couldn't imagine anyone better to take our maternity photos a year later. She is an amazing photographer and really submerses herself into the event and takes pride in her work. She is so easy to work with; I would recommend her for any event.
I can't help but to have a fun time with Turkan. Her passion for photography is contagious, and it shines through her work."
My fiancé and I have worked with Turkan on two different occasions now. She is fun to work with and has lots of great ideas for different pictures. If I know anyone seeking a photographer I will definitely recommend working with Turkan.
Bri Larsen, SMG management
Love this girl! Her attention to detail and eye for design and placement is perfection! She's gifted with an array of talents and it shows in her photography. Every photo shoot I've had the pleasure of working with her on has been pure magic.