Get to know me
That’s me, barefoot, on a beach, taking photos! I might be a city girl, but I love the sea. Here’s a bunch of other random facts about me.
My names Ahmani, but literally everyone I know (including my parents) calls me Marni or some other nickname (some of them are a bit odd, maybe if I meet you I’ll tell you a few).
I’m a secret romantic (well the secrets out I guess!) but not in a cheesy rom-com kind of way! My favourite films are ‘Amelie’ and ‘I’m a Cyborg But That’s Ok’ so maybe I just really like stories about quirky people falling in love.
I’m obsessed with prints. Stripes, spots, florals, crazy patterns, love them all! My wardrobe is a colourful mismatched collection of prints. (I try and tone it down a little for weddings)
I studied photography at uni, where I spent three years in the darkroom becoming increasingly paler! It taught me nothing about photographing weddings, but it did push me creatively and I doubt I would have been passionate enough about photography to turn it into a profession if I hadn’t gone.
I’m slightly obsessed with the Barbican Centre, particularly the conservatory, it’s like an awesome urban jungle, and I’m a massive plant lover (but notoriously bad at keeping them alive!) If you haven’t been yet, go! If/when I win the lottery I’m definitely moving in!
I’m a big bookworm, I can spend days getting lost in a book. Reading is my happy place. One day I’ll have a library room (In my fancy Barbican apartment obviously!)
I’m not obsessed with weddings, honestly! Pretty dresses and table decorations are not why I do what I do. I’m in it for the people, the laughter, the tears of joy, the embarrassing speeches, the drunken dancing! Weddings are a gathering of happy people expressing their love for each other. What more could you want?
(things that will make me as happy as my mum, sis and I are in that pic!)
I’m big on couples injecting a lot of their personality into their wedding outfits, so I’d be super excited about:
*A bride in a colourful dress
* A bride wearing something other than a dress
*A groom wearing print (or everyone wearing print!)
I love a quirky urban venue, and I’d particularly like to photograph a wedding in:
*The Deaf Institute, Manchester (it was one of my favourite spots during my uni days, and I’ve just found out they do weddings!)
Did I mention I love to travel? I’m pretty happy to go anywhere but I’d be over the moon to photograph a wedding in:
* Santorini * Tuscany
* Morroco * Iceland
* New Zealand * Norway
* Dubrovnik * Any Carribean Island