Yasmin Berkson, born in Chicago and raised in Istanbul, is the youngest member of a family of artists and photographers who date back three generations. She first began to take photos at the age of seven using her grandfather's Leica Rangefinder camera.
Her fascination with nature and portraiture developed during the many summers she spent at the family farm in the Dardanelles, just a few miles from Troy and the beautiful Greek isles. Shooting model portfolios, fashion, commercial, fine art and weddings in South Florida she quickly became a highly sought after photographer for her unique perspective and artistic style.
Very shortly afterward, Yasmin was invited to the world famous Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa in Asheville, North Carolina as it's Specia Events photographer. In that capacity she has photographed numerous events, celebrities and the many couples that choose the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina for their wedding In 2008 she was commissioned to photograph President-Elect Barack Obama as well as the new Governor of North Carolina, Beverly Perdue.
Yasmin is currently living in Asheville with her family. Her husband Lou is now her business manager, booking and travel agent and holds down the fort on her frequent assignments.
Conference, Convention - Trade Show, Corporate Event, Filming - Photo Shoot, Marketing - Promotional, Meeting, Private Party, Wedding