Tanya Weekes » Natural light photography

Lifestyle Photographer Tanya WeekesTRAVEL

I like to travel..abroad. Often. Places that I haven’t been to before where there are blue skies and sunshine. I like to dance, I like first times… Every year I vow to learn a language – I will get there one day. I like to keep my diary full or new experiences. I’ve always had in the back of my mind that I would love to live abroad. This year I decided to do just that.. click here to read more.

I didn’t set out to be a photographer, it wasn’t really part of the plan. That’s the thing sometimes when you’re pushed to decided on your future at the age of 14/15 years old. I decided back then, after reading a few fashion magazines, that I wanted to be a fashion buyer… not because of some deep yearning but simply because the way the magazine described it (being paid to shop and travel) sounded quite good and being honest, I couldn’t think of what else to do and so that became my goal. I went to university, studied Fashion Marketing and went into buying. Six years later, whilst lying on a beach in Spain and contemplating the thought of going back to work, I decided that it was time to try something else. I didn’t know what and I definitely didn’t have a plan, but with faith I took the leap into the unknown and resigned as soon as I returned.

AND STORY TELLING

Undoubtedly I’ve always loved travel, I grew up collecting postcards from abroad and had dreams of being an air hostess. The photography part kicked in when I began to go abroad and feel excited about re-telling the story of my travels through the pictures that had been taken along the way with my Mum’s film camera. I would spend a long time arranging the pictures neatly into actual albums.. physical albums. I was bought a little point-and-shoot digital camera for my birthday which along with more travel fuelled my love of photography. The physical albums were replaced with Facebook albums but I decided that needed to go in this direction from then on – In the direction of travel adventures and telling stories through my photography and so I began photographing portraits and weddings and blogging about everything in between. This is my journey so far.