bride and groom cuddling and laughing
bride and groom walking away in the sunset
A bride and groom walking towards the camera holding hands and smoke bombs in their other hand.

Camera shy?

You're not used to being in front of a camera and maybe you're a little nervous about how to act or that you'll feel weird.

Hate posing?

You just want killer, fun pictures where you can actually feel the emotion, not weird poses that make you cringe.

Just want to enjoy your day?

You want your wedding day to feel more like a day-long party than a day-long production.

Need some guidance?

You would appreciate guidance on timelines, vendors, where to stay and how to get the most out of the day from someone who actually knows.

I have over 15 years of wedding photography experience, and 30 years of photographing people. Over the years I have learned how to relax people and make them feel comfortable in front of the camera. Ultimately, to even forget the camera is even there. This is how I get all the candid looking images you see on my website and Instagram pages.

I can help you achieve the same.

You will have the best day ever, without being bothered by a photographer, and still end up with amazing wedding photos!

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Hello, my name is Mamad.

I love to tell a wedding day story in a documentary style with a short editorial portrait sessions of bride and groom.

I graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in photography back in 1989 and haven't put my camera down since.

My wedding photography is a combination of relaxed and natural photojournalism, and a fashion based editorial style.

In the last 16 or so years, I have captured over 300 real weddings, and it gives me the greatest pleasure to create beautiful images for my couples.

All that said, what really matters is that you are having the best day of your life, and I am there to capture the moments for you.

More about me

A bride and groom enjoying a stroll through the venue gardens on their wedding day.

Why I can't wait to document your day.

You're not just getting a photographer, I'm your wedding guide, best East Midlands wedding resource, and a calming friend if you need it on your wedding day.

I’m here to help you navigate the daunting task of planning your wedding with personalised vendor recommendations, customised timelines and killer tips based on years of shooting weddings in the region.

My clients have told me time and time again that I have been a source of calmness to them when times got a bit rough on the day.

I also pride myself as being a helpful calming person who will help you relax and be yourselves in front of the camera.

This gives me the greatest pleasure in doing what I do for a living.

The Process

and how it works

a dog carrying the wedding ring down the aisle.

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Let's Meet

A Zoom consultation for you to get a feel for what it'll be like working with me. We'll chat about your dreams and visions, and how we can make it all work.

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Lock It In

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Once you and your partner have talked things through, you can accept the quote that I send you, pay the £350 deposit and sign a simple contract. Shortly after, that you will receive an email from me to confirm that I will be your wedding photographer!

Once you’re booked in I’ll start helping you with your day in any way I can whether that’s vendor recommendations or suggested timeline depending on your day!

bride and groom kissing in the sunset

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The Details

One month before your wedding day, I send out a questionnaire so I know exactly what you want from your session. This way I can help you make your photos exactly how you dream they’ll be. Don’t worry, if you don’t have all the details when I send the form, you can access things at any time to update and add info as you get it.

If you have an engagement shoot scheduled in, that will be a very good opportunity to discuss the flow of the day and any changes to the plan as well.

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The Wedding

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This is YOUR day. The celebration of your marriage can be done whatever, whichever, however you want. Some value tradition, whilst others couldn’t care how formal the event is. The celebrant is all that’s needed to exchange rings, so the rest is yours to create.

Whatever you decide to do on the day, I’m there for it.

I like to stand back and capture fleeting moments as the event unfolds. I can jump back in and guide couples for best results if it’s needed. I’m the extra Bridesman or Groomsman you didn’t know you needed. Whether it’s sorting out ties, fixing a veil or watching the clock, I’ll be doing my best to make sure the two of you are having an awesome day.

two brides walking with smoke bombs

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Sneak Peek

If you have previously consented, after just a few days, I will post some images on my Instagram page for you to get excited about all the images that are coming your way.

bride and groom hug in the sunset

You've Got Mail

06

I usually deliver a handful of images in the few days following your wedding, to give you something while you wait for your final gallery. It typically takes between 2 to 4 weeks for me to edit all your wedding photos. They will be delivered to you via a private online gallery that you can share with all your guests, and where you will be able to download your photos in low and high resolution, and also order prints.

bride and groom share a kiss on their wedding day

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Album Design

I offer a complimentary design service to clients who either have an album included in their package or have purchased one separately.

I will send you a mock design for approval before sending the final design off to the printers.

You also have the option to design you album yourself directly from your online gallery.

KIND WORDS

A bride and groom standing in front of a bar looking out of the window.

The most rewarding feeling in the world is when I receive wonderful messages of gratitude from clients.

"We're so grateful to have had Mamad on the best day of our life, and thanks to him we now have some stunning memories.

Thank you and 10/10 we would recommend."

Halina & Joe

Brewhouse & Kitchen Nottingham

a bride and groom holding hands in a field and walking away into the sunset.
a bride and groom exchange rings at Grangefields wedding venue
A bride and Groom holding hands and looking at each other in front of a green house at The Walled Gardens at Beeston Fields.

Services and Packages

What kind of day are you planning on having? What ever it is, I offer a package to suit you. If you don't see a package here that sounds right for you, I will make a bespoke package specifically for your needs.

THE INTIMATE

SHORT COVERAGE

FULL DAY WEDDING

A bride and groom walking down the Grangefields driveway, looking at each other and holding smoke bombs. Excellent Grangefields Wedding Photography.
A bride chatting to guests around a table during the wedding breakfast at Langar Hall.
A bride and Groom standing with arms around each other in the gardens of Langar Hall

MOST POPULAR

A couple of hours together to capture the magic of your wedding ceremony. We can also get some family group shots and Couple's Shoot afterwards.

Because special moments deserve special photos.

I'll be with you from about 1 1/2 hours before your ceremony into the evening. I won't disappear straight after the first dance, so if things are running a bit late, uou don't need to worry. I will stay until I feel that I've got enough shots of people on the dance floor.
Ideal for your intimate wedding with your nearest and dearest. This package starts with four hours of photographic coverage to capture the very essence of your love and intimacy.

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Let's book it

"Mamad, you're an absolute gem!"

"We knew from day dot that we were in good hands. The photos are simply incredible. We are also immensely grateful for all your help with the wedding planning, especially with coordinating our run sheet with the different shots we wanted - it would've been so much more stressful without you! A million thanks again, we're already recommending you to all the couples we know!"

bride and groom walking together infront of an old wall on their wedding day

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

YOUR QUSTIONS ANSWERED

I'm based in between Nottingham and Derby in the East Midlands. This places me right in the middle of the UK, making travel to anywhere super convenient. There is even the East Midlands Airport 15 minutes away, so if you are planning a wedding abroad destination weddings are easy to organise too.

Where are you based?

You will receive your preview gallery and slideshow just a couple of days after your wedding. Your full photo gallery will take a further 2 weeks after that.

You do have an option to add a rushed service to your package and get them back in just 1 week.

How long will it take to receive our photos?

Definitely! I think the best thing to have in your lives is something tangible to hold and be able to show others. This can be a beautiful wedding album, or some fine art prints. Your gallery come with printing rights for personal use.

I do kindly ask - that if you are going to upload them to Social Media, please don't add any filters and please do mention us - It's always good to see which of the photos were most special to you.

Can I print my photos?

Of course I do. I have captured many same sex weddings over the years. Love is love and I capture all types of Love. I like to keep it authentic and real.

Do you do same sex weddings?

I like to meet with all my couples before their wedding. I like to get to know my couples and their plans for the day so if you’re interested in booking me I can arrange a FaceTime or Zoom call. If your wedding is over a year away I suggest organising at least two meetings.

Do we get to meet before the wedding?

It's a first-come, first serve basis, once the deposit is paid your wedding date is firmly secured. Once you book me, upon signing the contract, I just ask for a £350 booking deposit and the rest of the payment will be due a month before the wedding.

I usually only take on 20-25 wedding’s a year and we get booked up quickly, so do get in touch now even if your wedding seems far off.

How do we book you?

A bride and Groom standing with arms around each other in the gardens of Langar Hall

LOVE NOTES

& kind words

"We felt that we could entirely trust you to photograph our day and we are so happy with the results. Many guests commented on your professionalism and how discreet you were.

Mamad captures the moment, and at angles we wouldn’t expect. We really loved the photos taken through doorways or windows where no body realises they are being snapped, and you have real reactions on faces.

Tom had read some excellent reviews about you and we looked through your shots. We wanted natural and that’s exactly what you delivered.

We’re really pleased we chose you as our photographer, and having spoken to other friends who have recently got married, they now wish they had done their research as they didn’t get options to order in the way we have.

Mamad has made it so easy!"

Kate & Tom

Langar Hall, Southwell

Read More Love Notes

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LOVE IS LOVE. LOVE IS FOR ALL.

YOU ARE WELCOME HERE. HERE WE WELCOME EVERY CULTURE, ETHNICITY, RACE, SEX, GENDER IDENTITY AND EXPRESSION. NATION OF ORIGIN, AGE, LANGUAGES SPOKEN, COLOUR, RELIGION, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND BELIEFS. WE STAND WITH YOU. YOU ARE SAFE HERE.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Send me an enquiry via the link above and you’ll hear from me within 48 hours with my availability and packages and we can schedule a Zoom meeting together. I recommend touching base sooner rather than later though; shooting only a limited number of weddings per year, my dates fill up pretty fast.

To secure your date I require a £350 non-refundable booking fee and I’ll send you a contract to sign so you know what to expect of me.

Once you’re booked in I’ll start helping you with your day in any way I can whether that’s vendor recommendations or suggested timeline depending on your day!

Let's Get The Ball Rolling!

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