Zeynep Yılmaztürk was born in Istanbul in 1996. She has graduated from Uskudar American Academy in 2015. She got her bacherlor degree of architecture from Ozyegin University. During her bachelor degree she has lived in Porto for a year continuing her studies in Architecture Faculty of Porto (FAUP), also working as a well-known architectural photographer Nelson Garrido's assistant.
She founded ZY Architectural Photography in 2018 and, she currently works as an architect and a freelance architectural photographer. Besides, she also works as visual arts director in Toptalent.co.