Last year, I had the pleasure of finally meeting wonderful Ms. Rima Darwash who I first came across, many years ago, right at the very beginning of my photography career when I shot my first ever wedding. The wedding I shot happened to be an Asian wedding and I wanted to make sure that I was familiar with the kind of moments that are expected to be captured so I searched for photographers specialising in Asian weddings to have a look at the kind of images that were being taken and happen to stumble across Rima who is an amazing wedding and lifestyle photographer. Rima’s approach and style was (and still is) unique, fresh and dynamic. I loved that she had a video on her website speaking about her love of colour and Asian weddings, it was like we had met before we had met. I started following Rima on Instagram (@rimadarwash) and it was always inspiring seeing her pictures in my news feed. Rima also started following me and we would both like each others pictures. One day Rima sent me a direct message asking about the possibility of taking her portrait for the re-launch of her website, I was really flattered – here was someone who I’ve admired from a distance for a long time, now wanting me to photograph her!! Wow! Of course I said yes 🙂 here are a few pictures from the shoot…
We arranged to meet in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. I suggested we grab coffee first at cute cafe, Home Sweet Home. I’ve always liked the decor in there and figured, if inspiration struck, it would be a great place to take some casual photographs of Rima in a a nice setting.
Rima is one of those people that you feel like you have known forever, even though you have just met. She is very warm and friendly and we chatted as if we had been friends for years.
After we finished our drinks in Home Sweet Home, we headed over to the Castlefield area of Manchester.
Rima photographs throughout England and is also a destination wedding photographer, she has photographed in some amazing and luxurious places, around the world, please do check out her website and also her Instagram page @rimadarwash.
Photography by Tanya Weekes
Featuring: Rima Darwash
Location: Manchester, England