GIGI GOKNUR OLGUNER, PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHER
Gigi is the founder and the principal photographer of Eleven Hearts Studios. Her experience in photojournalism, fashion and art define the aesthetic of her style as a contemporary wedding photographer.
Gigi has been featured many magazines around the world, including Vogue, Perfect Wedding, Elle, Cosmopolitan Bride, Washington Post, District Weddings, New You, Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, Instyle, Marie Claire, Maison Francaise, Cosmopolitan, Gawker etc...
She travels back and forth to Europe and Mexico to cover weddings and other events, as well as teach photography workshops for aspiring photographers. Her editorial style combines a photojournalistic approach with an artistic attention to detail, lighting, and composition. From Manhattan to London, Bahamas to Istanbul, Gigi's eye for capturing a celebration at its best continues to set the industry standard.
Currently, she manages a renowned wedding, fashion and portrait studio in Washington, D.C. with world wide clientele. Teaching Digital Media and Photography at Universities and she is also lifetime resident artist at Torpedo Factory, Old Town Alexandria as a Mixed Media Artist.
2016 Best Portrait Photographers in Washington by Expertise Seattle, Washington
2014 Best of Washington Awards for Art Film Photographers by
Washington Business Recognition
2013, Best of Washington, D.C. As Art Film Photographers by Washington Awards.
2012, Eleven Hearts Studios been selected for the Wedding Professional Hot List by Moment-ville.
2011, her company Eleven Hearts Studios had been selected in the top 5 percent of Wedding Pros Nationwide by Bride's Choice Awards.
2011, she won an Adobe® Award on the Behance Network.
2010, she won the Bride's Choice Awards from Martha Stewart Weddings and also from WeddingWire.
2008, she opened another studio in Santa Monica, California and later she had been awarded one of the best wedding photographers in Beverly Hills, California by Content Society.
2006, she was selected one of top ten wedding photographers by A-List in Washington, D.C.
2005, she was juried to become a Life Time Resident Artist at Torpedo Factory for her art in mixed media painting. Her paintings are in many collections around the world.
Juried member of ISPWP (International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers)
Juried member of AGWPJ (Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalist Association)
Juried member of BOW (Best of Wedding Photographers)
Fearless Photographer California
Member of WPPI (Wedding and Portraits Photographers International)
Member of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers)
Juried Member of Torpedo Factory