Graduation Photos!

Hi all!

Hope you're enjoying the great weather we're having! I do love this time of year, when the days are longer, the temperatures are warmer, and schools/universities are out for summer!

Speaking of which, I just wanted to share this image from a graduation shoot this week! Shot in the comfort of my home studio, I was delighted to capture this auspicious occasion!





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Upcoming Wedding Fayres - 2018!

Hi guys!

I will be exhibiting at the following wedding fayres this year:


Sunday 29th April - 11.30am - 3pm - Steeton Hall Hotel, Station Rd, Keighley, BD20 6RY

Sunday 20th May - 11am - 3pm - Great Victoria Hotel, Bridge St, Bradford, BD1 1JX

Sunday 10th June - 12 - 3.30pm - Holiday Inn Leeds-Bradford, The Pastures, Tong Lane, BD4 0RP

Sunday 9th September - 12 - 3.30pm - Holiday Inn Leeds-Bradford, The Pastures, Tong Lane, BD4 0RP

Sunday 23rd September - 11am -3pm - Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, BD18 3JS

Sunday 30th September - 11.30am - 3pm - Steeton Hall Hotel, Station Rd, Keighley, BD20 6RY


Please come and check out my stall and special offers! I'd be happy to speak to you about your Big Day. :-)




Call Out for 'Forty' Project - models required!

Hi All

I announced a couple of months ago that I was launching a new project based around turning forty years of age. I myself turned forty in February and haveapproached this landmark year with a sense of optimism and curiosity for what lies ahead. :-)

Having worked as a professional photographer for years now, I started exploring 'documentary' projects around three years ago, on the back of which very successful exhibitions were launched in the West Yorkshire area. 

I have taken a year off to focus on commercial work, but am now back with a renewed vigour to approach what will be my biggest project yet. ;-)

My idea is to document forty people who are turning or have just turned forty. I would be curious to explore how turning this age has affected their whole outlook (if at all) and if their paths have taken the direction they expected when they were younger (or not). I would like to do this by taking 'abstract' style portraits in either my home studio or in a venue that will be mutually viable. 

The project will is in collaboration with the fantastic  SprayPrinter who have agreed to launch the project next year by 'spray printing' one (maybe more) of my portraits on an impressive industrial size wall in Estonia, where they are based. This is no mean feat and I am delighted that they have agreed to work with me on this. :-) There is scope for this to go global. SprayPrinter also have a base in Silicon Valley in California, and contacts throughout Europe. I also plan to launch a book with the forty strongest images, and am seeking to acquire grants funding from The Arts Council. 

I would like to put an official call out for people who were born between 1st September 1977 and 31st December 1978 (give or take a week or so). I would like to arrange an hour long interview beforehand with the 'models' so that I can speak to them about my ideas and then arrange a photography shoot. 

If you are interested in being a 'model' then please get in touch via or on 07960 723400. For those of you who have already expressed an interest, please contact me directly, so I can plan a session with you.

As a thank you, you will all receive a 10x8 mounted and signed copy of your portrait. :-)

I very much look forward to working with you all, it is going to be an eye-opening roller-coaster ride of exploration. Having completed the research phase, I am now keen to capture images that will reflect individual truths of being forty years old in 2018. :-)

Thank you.

Shy Burhan


Announcing launch of new 'Forty' photography project!


To mark my 40th birthday today, I wanted to document 40 people turning 40 years old around the same time. As a photographer, images envelop my life on a daily basis, I was inspired by photographer, Imogen Cunningham, who documented 100+ nonagenarians in a fantastic portraiture body of work. I’m putting a call out to 40 people from different ethnic and national backgrounds who were born in 1977/78 to get in touch.


Enchanting Pagan Wedding in Bingley!

Hi guys!

I was thrilled to cover Faye and Mark's 'second' wedding yesterday in Bingley, and a pagan one no less! It was wonderful to see all of their family and friends pay homage to their renewed commitment, love and faith in each other and Mother Earth! Simply stunning! Can't wait to share the pictures with you tomorrow guys!


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 #paganwedding #oakwoodhall #bingley #westyorkshire

#paganwedding #oakwoodhall #bingley #westyorkshire

Wedding Fair - Great Victoria Hotel - Sunday 15th October 2017!

Hi guys!

I am exhibiting at the Great Victoria Wedding Fair on Sunday 15th October 2017, 12 - 4pm, come and pay me a visit!

I'll be displaying my latest wedding photography work and would love to speak to you about creating a bespoke wedding package especially for you both! Exclusive wedding fair offers on the day!

I look forward to seeing you there!

Shy :-)

Silver Wedding Anniversary - Wedding Vows Renewal Ceremony!

Hi guys!

I was blessed to be asked to capture Louise and Gary's 25th wedding anniversary over the weekend! They celebrated it by renewing their vows in a semi rural setting, surrounded by loved ones and friends! Magical!

Thank you so much guys for inviting me along to document your special day, I loved every minute of it! 


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Aneeka's Wedding in Bradford! Simply stunning!

Hi guys!

As the wedding season is well under way, I just wanted to share a snapshot from a beautiful wedding that I captured last night! The gorgeous Aneeka had the most beautiful east-meets-west fusion wedding I've ever seen! Simply stunning!

The bride looked breathtaking and everyone was so welcoming and marvellous! I loved it!

Looking forward to sharing these images with the bride next week! 









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Beautiful Bengali Bride in Bingley!

Hi guys!

I was privileged to work recently with the stunning Anika during her sumptuous three day wedding! A more beautiful soul you'd be hard pressed to meet!

Here she is on her 'bharat' - looking absolutely breathtaking!

Thank you for allowing me to work with you, I feel blessed to have met and worked with you and your family!


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Magical Otley Chevin Wedding!

Hi guys!

I was privileged to work with the beautiful Laura-Kate and her handsome Navy Officer husband, Richard, for their stunning wedding this weekend!

Otley Chevin provided a truly spectacular backdrop for a perfect day! It was indeed a sight to behold, magical to say the least!

Thank you guys for inviting me to capture your special day!

If you are interested in booking me for your wedding day, then please call me on 07960723400 to arrange a consultation!



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