Eli Turner

Named one of the “Top Wedding Photographers” and “One to Watch” by Washingtonian Bride & Groom Magazine 2011-2017, Eli Turner is an expert photographer balancing technical savvy and artistic excellence. Eli has photographed exquisite weddings throughout the U.S. and internationally. His photography is a mix of fine art and contemporary photojournalism that evokes strong feelings of love, beauty, sincerity and playfulness. Through his candid, documentary style accented with elements of dramatic portraiture, he creates classic, timeless images.

The Approach

Eli is a master of his craft, and is dedicated to capturing natural and authentic moments without being obtrusive. It’s this laid-back approach – punctuated with doses of humor – that puts couples at ease in front of the camera and helps him blend seamlessly into his surroundings like a fellow guest or family member. Dynamic. Passionate. Meticulous. Lauded for his “unique eye,” Eli is skilled at making each bride and groom’s vision come to life. His quiet presence and relentless attention to detail make him a gifted storyteller, inspired by his surroundings and guided by the emotions of the day. From the first kiss to the last dance, Eli captures and transforms every detail and subtle moment into a love story that lasts a lifetime.

The Artistry

Eli unveiled Eli Turner Studios in 2010. With 15 years of experience as a freelance cinematographer and still photographer, he is a visual artist with a unique skill set: the mastery of lighting, composition and innovative cinematic techniques. Together, it makes for “the perfect canvas for capturing images that evoke emotion, magic and beauty.”


At the heart of every photo is a story waiting to unfold. I believe every couple deserves to have that complete story of their special day documented in a creative way that captures the essence of their unique love for one another. I feel lucky to be able to give them this wonderful gift that I know they will cherish forever.



Deborah F.
As parents of the bride, we could not be happier with Eli Turner as photographer for our daughters wedding. Our daughter was familiar with Eli and his work and she wanted no one but him to photograph the wedding. Eli Turner was the perfect choice. He is the definition of professionalism. Our guests were very comfortable having him take candid and posed shots during the wedding and reception. He was quick about setting up group shots and getting guests to relax for photos. The results are lovely natural poses and smiles. His lighting is superb! Eli captured the essence of the event and we will enjoy these photos and memories for many years to come.

Deborah F.
Sam + Rakesh
There simply isn't a better photographer out there. Eli has a great eye for a great shot, and does a fantastic job making his clients feel comfortable and natural. He made our families feel at ease for portraits, and seemed to have photographers everywhere and every time something special was happening at the wedding. Stop reading this and hire Eli!

Sam + Rakesh