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Getting to know a little bit about
Wilson Sarkis


Wilson Sarkis finds his success through his artistic vision.  He sees beyond the ordinary- every time he takes a photograph it tells more than a story; it describes the type of feelings that one is experiencing as their being photographed. Wilson Sarkis is one of the rare gifted photographers that look and see beyond the obvious.  He is very passionate about photography and really takes it beyond what most see it as.

Wilson Sarkis began his career in 1986.  He decided to venture into photography for a few reasons…most importantly he felt a calling into photography; he had a vision he felt would be beyond what others see.  In 1990 he wanted to improve his photographic career, so he studied at Winona University in Chicago.  Thereafter his career took off and he has had his foot on the pedal ever since. He enjoys every moment he is photographing and doesn’t feel that his career is a job but a pastime.  He feels very fortunate to make his career his leisure pursuit. Through his career he has received many awards and dedications that he is honored to receive-one of which was the Album of the Year by the Detroit Professional Photography Association.

“Wilson is one of the most creative wedding photographers in the Detroit area.  His work exemplifies contemporary approach that emits romance and style.  Wilson’s work is portrayed as fashionable, flattering and non-typical.  His approach to photographing a couple is one that shows the inner beauty of a bride and groom’s relationship, one that unfolds a story the longer you look at it.” Scott Green, CPP; Executive Director PPM, DPPA.

Wilson Sarkis, of Wilson Sarkis Photography, combines the romantic pageantry of weddings and the sublime beauty of nature to create a dreamscape of images that is both contemporary in feeling as well as timeless.  The end product of these images are the result of his deep appreciation of all things beautiful in nature, as well as his uncanny observation of the exciting drama of weddings.

“Wilson Sarkis is one of a handful of Detroit’s most talented professional photographers.  His style and art is exceptional.” Clint McLennan, 2004 Detroit Photographer of the Year.

In addition to Sarkis’ talent with photographing couples and weddings, he has expanded his portfolio by filming and photographing food and architecture through videos and images.

The motto that Sarkis lives by is “Once you decide on your occupation, you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job! You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That is the secret to success and is the key to being regarded honorably” Jiro Ono


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