“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
– Karl Lagerfeld
Hi I’m Mamad and I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Nottingham.
I first got seriously involved in photography back in the 80’s as I dipped my fingers into developing trays in the school darkroom. I was studying for my photography O’Level at the time. I went on to attain an A’Level the next year.
The passion continued when in 1990 I graduated from Brooks Institute, in California, where I was awarded a BA (Hons) degree in Photography and have been professionally photographing people for the past 25 years.
I knew from then on that I wanted to use the photographic medium to tell stories.
My work has been published in various magazines, appeared on several book covers as well as music CD’s.
Some of my commercial Headshots and published work can be seen HERE.
I was runner up in the Professional Photographer of the year Awards (PPOTY 2014) for the wedding photography category and voted top 10 most popular photographers in England in the Wedding Industry Experts Awards 2014.
More recently I was a regional finalist in The Wedding Industry Awards 2018 for the East Midlands.
Mamad was the most fantastic photographer and captured our day perfectly! Such an amazing addition to the day and images to treasure for the rest of our lives! As two people who don't really like being photographed, Mamad made us feel so comfortable and most importantly relaxed! Thankyou just isn't a big enough word! If you're going to make sure you get one thing for your wedding make it Twig & Vine!
Lauren & Rose
Thank you so much for photographing our wedding on 1st June. We had the most magical day and your role in capturing that was incredible. We loved seeing the photos in the online gallery and then to receive the photos on the memory stick in the beautiful package was wonderful. You captured the mood, atmosphere and overwhelming sense of love we remember of our day. You have provided a journey of our day, from the emotions of getting ready, to the ceremony and to the super relaxed afternoon in the sunshine. We are so glad we asked you to photograph our special day and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you, you were a pleasure to have there on our day.
Deanne & Alistair
We really cannot speak highly enough of Mamad and his photography. We weren’t going to have an official photographer at all for our wedding since neither of us are particularly comfortable in front of the camera. However, when we stumbled across the twig and vine website and saw his more natural approach to wedding photography, we just knew we had to meet the person behind the camera. Within moments of first meeting Mamad we were not only stunned by his beautiful photos, but also warmed by what a thoroughly lovely person he is! Mamad understood exactly how we wanted the day captured and completely empathised with our reluctance to pose for photos we were extremely thankful that Mamad offered to do a engagement shoot, it really did make us feel more comfortable. On the day Mamad was an absolute pleasure to have around. The guests all loved him and he managed to beautifully capture the essence of the day without us even noticing the shots being taken. Needless to say, we would highly recommend Twig and Vine photography to anyone wishing to have their special day captured on camera. Mamad has truly given us some beautiful photographs to remember our perfect day forever.
Andrew & Lily