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KOH LIPE CASTAWAY RESORT PHOTOSHOOT: FATIMA BAKARE

I LOVE photographing abroad. I love photographing generally, but there’s something about being abroad and being

Central Mosque Rochdale Wedding: Aaisha + Mohammed

Lovely Aaisha, the bride-to-be contacted me though my website, following a recommendation from her friend, whose

TRAVELS: OKINAWA | JAPAN

How do you imagine Japan? For me, I imagine the city, I imagine Tokyo, the hustle and bustle. If I imagine a little

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2018 | LMDES

In December I blogged about my time photographing the first ever LMDES Getaway in Javea, Spain. The luxury retreat is

Manchester Castlefield Portrait: Emilia

I met Emilia through Instagram. She slid into my DM’s with a friendly hello asking if I would like to collaborate

OXFAM ORIGINALS MANCHESTER PHOTOSHOOT

If you have every been to England and hit the high street, the chances are, that at some point you will have stumbled

KOH LIPE CASTAWAY RESORT PHOTOSHOOT: SAFRANA

I can’t remember exactly how long I have been friends with Safrana, it’s hard to remember a time when I

LMDES GETAWAY

I first came across Las Morenas De España (LMDES) a few years back on Instagram, I’m not sure exactly of the

TRAVELS: TOKYO, JAPAN

I didn’t realise how popular Japan was until I posted on Instagram mentioning that Japan would be my

TRAVELS: MY AIRBNB EXPERIENCE IN BORNEO, MALAYSIA

You know that thing when you see a picture of something and it looks really good but it’s not as good in real

British Muslim Heritage Centre Wedding: Amina + Atif

Saira, the bride’s sister contacted me by e-mail about five months before the wedding. I had photographed for

PORTRAIT: SARJO

A few weeks ago I posted a fashion portrait session I did with Gambian model, Sarjo – click here to check it out.

FASHION PORTRAIT: SARJO

I first met Sarjo backstage at a fashion show in Kaohsiung in the south of Taiwan which we were both working on. I

Portrait: Leah Michal Shaw

I first met Leah on the day of the photoshoot. I felt like I already knew her to an extent because I had checked out

Fashion Portrait: Ella Lin

Since I have been based out in Toufen, Taiwan, I have been fortunate enough to meet lots of different people especially

Portrait: Ariam Alula

There was a mix up with the location, the Facebook invite to the Brothas & Sistas of Taiwan event said, “The

PORTRAIT: MISHELE MORGAN

If you’ve read my previous blog post, “Hello From Taiwan!” you will know that this year I decided to

FAQ: Who Takes Your Pictures?

I have recently added a new Frequently Asked Question section onto my website and a brand new post for aspiring wedding

FAQ: Advice for Aspiring Wedding Photographers

I have blogged previously about my top 5 tips for aspiring photographers, but I still get asked this same question

PORTRAIT SESSION: RIMA DARWASH

Last year, I had the pleasure of finally meeting wonderful Ms. Rima Darwash who I first came across, many years ago,

Travels: The Philippines

A few blog posts ago I wrote about why I’ve decided to start my year from Taiwan. While I am in this part of the

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My advice on travelling solo

In my last post about travel, I wrote about how to travel abroad often. I got a great response from this blog post and

PARIS PHOTOSHOOT: THE MIJI MOJO

A few days ago, I blogged about, how to travel abroad often. One of the tips I mentioned was making friends whilst

How To Travel Abroad Often

People often say to me, “You’re always abroad” or “You’re always travelling” and a

Hello From Taiwan!

Have you you ever had a thing that you’ve always wanted to do, but, for whatever reason, haven’t? One of

MCR Fashion Industry: AW16 Metallica Party

A few weeks ago I received a direct message through my Instagram page from Domain Esdale of Manchester Fashion Industry

Mirage Wedding: Razia + Kalique

Razia contacted me through my website enquiring about my wedding photography services after a referral from her friend,

ALEXANDRA PARK ENGAGEMENT: MISHA + TOBI

Misha contacted me a couple of months ago via What’s App. A friend had passed her my details. A few messages

LMDES | THRIVE CONFERENCE

I love travelling abroad and experiencing new things so when Sienna Brown contacted me through Instagram to attend Las

Fletcher Moss Park Maternity Shoot: Shabana

A few pictures from the baby bump shoot I shot in Fletcher Moss Park, Didsbury with lovely Shabana and her

Fashion Photoshoot: Remi

A lot of my photography work is shooting weddings, which I love. That said, I equally love shooting portraits, so when

PORTRAIT SESSION: ROHAIL AMIN

I have known Rohail for a couple of years now. He’s been a photographer for a while, but when I met him, it had

RAOSHI RESTAURANT MEHNDI PARTY: TAM

A few preview shots from Tam’s intimate mendhi party at Raoshi Restaurant, which is a Lebenese Restaurant in

Nawaab Manchester Wedding: Afsheen + Anneil

I have photographed for Afsheen’s family few times previously over the years and they have always been some warm

Stockport Town Hall Wedding: Camille + Ben

I first got to know Ben and Camille whilst on holiday on the island of Nevis in the West Indies. We were all there as

Quarry Bank Engagement: Camille + Ben

In advance of Camille and Ben’s wedding, we met at Quarry Bank Mill, in Wilmslow, Cheshire for an engagement

Sanam Restaurant Mehndi: Aina

Venue: Sanam Location: Manchester, England Photography by Tanya Weekes For more photographs from mehndi celebrations,

Castlefield Pre-Wedding Shoot: Vania + Ricardo

A few weeks before Vania and Ricardo’s wedding, we organised to have pre-wedding photoshoot in Castlefield,

TRAVELS: LEFKE, CYPRUS

Every year I aim to go abroad for my birthday. In 2016 it was no different although the twist was that this trip was

Manchester Town Hall Wedding: Sarah + Tommy

I loveLoveLOVE Manchester Town Hall, there are so many stunning original features. It was the perfect setting for Sarah

Chiswick Town Hall Wedding: Derin + Adam

Derin was referred to me by a mutual friend almost a year and a half before her wedding although it was’t until

TRAVELS: ALHAMBRA, SPAIN

I have to confess, I hadn’t heard of The Alhambra Palace before I went to Granada, Spain. Trip Advisor ranks it

Fashion Photoshoot: The Shoe That Fits

Continuing with my collaboration with fashion blogger, Nitya of the The Shoe That Fits, here are a few images from our

TRAVELS: BRUSSELS

So last week I had the pleasure of going to Brussels, Belgium for a the weekend. I’ve been to Brussels before

Fashion Photoshoot: The Shoe That Fits

I collaborated with fashion blogger, Nitya from The Shoe That Fits last month on a photoshoot for her fashion blog

Vermillion Mehndi Party: Manahil

Bride-to-be, Manahil contacted me through my Facebook page enquiring about my services for her upcoming mehndi party at

TIRED AND WIRED!

Whatever type of work you do, it’s so important to take time out to relax and unwind. As a wedding photographer,

Fashion Photoshoot: The Shoe That Fits

Nitya contacted me through my Instagram page about working together for her fashion blog, The Shoe That Fits and after

PORTRAIT SESSION: IVONA II

I’ve previously blogged about the portrait session I did with model, Ivona a couple of weeks ago (click here to

PORTRAIT SESSION: IVONA

Over the past few years, I have tended to focus more on showcasing the weddings I photograph, however recently I have

Travels: Dubai

I love visiting new places, every time I go on a little adventure, I feel like I come back a little richer. I came

Portrait Session: Becky

Becky is one of those people that is always doing something. She is enthusiastic and passionate about lots of different

Portrait Session: Leanne Gater

Leanne approached me for a portrait session through my Facebook page. I was honoured and flattered as she is also a

My Interview with Hena B Photography

I had the pleasure of being interviewed and photographed by fellow photographer and friend, Hena B recently for her

Travels: Florence, Italy

This week I caught a plane to Pisa and then a bus to Florence, Italy. It was the week of Pitti Uomo, the menswear trade

My Top 5 Tips for Aspiring Photographers

I was recently interviewed for an up-and-coming new website and asked the question, “What would your advice be

Manchester Photoshoot: Shaunna Henry

It was a pleasure to work once again with stylist/blogger, Shaunna Henry to produce a shoot for her fashion styling

APPRECIATE THE PAST, ENJOY THE PRESENT

As this year draws to an end, I find myself thinking about the new year ahead and reflecting on the year past and the

Family Portrait: Siobhan + Reon

I had the pleasure of photographing Siobhan & Reon’s wedding in 2013, so when Siobhan contacted me through my

Travels: Madrid

I’m a big believer of living life to the fullest which for me means exploring, travelling, trying new things and