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On Saturday 5th January, I photographed my first wedding of the year in my hometown of Manchester. Almost 8 months


I’ve been to the Netherlands, more specifically, Amsterdam quite a few times. Unfortunately each time is short


It was almost 18months ago that Christopher initially enquired over e-mail. Usually, I hear from the bride first but I


I first met Aa’isha and Mohammed when I photographed their nikkah (Muslim wedding ceremony) in May earlier this


I’ve been wanting to go to Croatia for the Summer Sensual Days Festival for the longest time. 2018 was finally


In December 2017, I photographed the very first LMDES Getaways retreat organised by travel resource Las Morenas De


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

Oddfellows On The Park Wedding: Kalsoom + Umar

I came to photograph Kalsoom and Umar’s wedding as a result of photographing for both the bride and grooms


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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,


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


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


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


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,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

FAQ: Which Camera Lenses Do You Use?

As more people see my work on Instagram and Facebook, I am getting more and more questions about photography and

FAQ: Can You Recommend A Good Camera For A Beginner?

Of all the questions I get asked through my Facebook and Instagram pages, this must be the most common and it usually

Manchester Fashion Portrait: Shaunna Henry

When blogger/stylist, Shaunna Henry approached me for a photoshoot for her fashion blog, Nead Says…Blah, I was

Travels: Amsterdam

I love to travel and this year I’ve been fortunate enough to go to quite a few places.. (New York for an

Debdale Park Portrait Session : Joseph

I had the pleasure of photographing 3 year old Joseph in Manchester’s, Debdale Park on a sunny autumn afternoon.

FAQ: What Camera Do You Use?

“What camera do you use?” Is a question I’m often asked and although I have written a post about

Victoria Park Wedding: Stéphanie + Chris

The bride-to-be, Stéphanie, a graphic designer with a beautiful spirit was amazing to work with right from the

Good Reads

I met up with my Sister this week and we got talking about the books I’d read this year.. namely 1984 by George

Family Wedding Portraits

My preferred photography style is natural and relaxed. Not so much documentary but more lifestyle, as I like to give a

Website update in progress

This website of mine has been the bane of my life. I have struggled with it for a while, but finally I think I’ve

Paris is always a good idea…

I love adventures, especially when they include going abroad. So although I have been to Paris a few times before, when

La Ferme Municipale Wedding: Inès + Yassine

I met lovely Inès randomly by chance in New York. I was in New York for a June engagement session and making the most

St. Barnabas Church Wedding: Safrana + Marco

After photographing Safrana and Marco’s New York Engagement Session, I was beyond excited to see what ideas they

Manchester Castlefield Portrait: Zara

I had the pleasure of photographing this young lady a few weeks ago, little Miss Zara. She was a really fun to work

Hello from New York!

Hello from New York! I’m very, very excited about my first ever engagement shoot abroad! The bride and groom to

Rise Hall Wedding: Becca & George

Becca & George were married in the magnificent Rise Hall situated in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England in 27

New York Engagement: Safrana & Marco

Although Safrana lives is England and Marco in New York, it was actually the beautiful Caribbean island of Nevis that

New Camera! Fuji X100T

I’ve bought a new camera! So excited! For a while now I’ve been thinking how great it would be to have a

Manchester Baby Bump Shoot: Sara

Sara is an amazing teacher both in teaching Italian and also in teaching the dance, Brazilian zouk lambada with her

HAPPY 2015!

Farewell 2014 and hello there 2015!  When it comes to New Year Eve, there’s always so much anticipation and

Camera and Lenses

I love all things light, bright and breezy. When I first started photography, I knew that the look I liked was fresh

New Business Cards from Moo

I have been invited to a networking event over the weekend and thought it was a good excuse as any to get some new

Marquee Mehndi Party: Babber

I love the way that you can put up a marquee and voila! You instantly have another room – you would never guess

Bush Hall Wedding: Naomi & Malowa

The bride and groom were recommended to me by amazing florists, Everything Rosy Ltd. who I have worked with previously

Leeds Mehndi Party: Komal

I love when I get to work individually with both the bride’s family and the groom’s at an Asian wedding to

St. John’s Park Wedding: Meisha + Damon

Meisha was referred to me by a mutual friend after seeing my posts on Instagram. She was to be married to her love,

Manchester Town Hall Wedding: Victoria + Martin

It was Victoria’s sister, Kelechi that referred Victoria to me. Kelechi and I used to go to the same high school

Hendon Hall Wedding: Emily + Danate

I am usually approached to photograph wedding by women, but on this occasion it was actually the groom’s uncle,

Marriott Hotel Wedding: Abida + Ali

Venue: Marriott Hotel Location: Hale, England Photography: Tanya Weekes

Castlefield Engagement: Chinye + Preston

I always ask couples, “where did you meet?”. I am forever curious to know. Chinye and Preston met through

London Engagement: Natasha + Dean

Technically speaking this, I know is not an engagement shoot, as Natasha and Dean were married the month before. The

Apollonia London Wedding: Natasha + Dean

I met Natasha at her cousin, Reon’s wedding which I had the pleasure of photographing a few months earlier.

British Muslim Heritage Centre Wedding: Amira + Mohamed

Following on from Amira & Mohamed’s cute engagement shoot in Manchester, England, they had a wedding party at

Manchester Engagement: Amira + Mohamed

Amira contacted me through my Facebook page a few months before her wedding. It’s always nice to be contacted

Midland Hotel Wedding: Sumeera + Ashish

A few highlights from Sumeera and Ashish’s beautiful wedding engagement at The Midland Hotel in

Church and Marquee Wedding: Marie + Alan

Highlights from Marie and Alan’s church and marquee wedding. For more church weddings, check out these posts:

Prestbury Church Wedding: Claire + Greg

A few highlight shots from Claire and Greg’s beautiful wedding in a quintessentially

Mercure Hotel Wedding: Jenny + Luke

Jenny and Luke were such a cool couple…they were so chilled on their wedding day. The theme was “Rat