Performing Arts Testimonials

“***** - I am the Editor of NAFOURA Magazine and I have worked with Maani on various projects for over a year now. What can I say? The quality of his work speaks for itself! He is hard working, very creative, and he has the highest level of integrity. A talented photographer and writer, he is a true artist.”

“Maani promotes the artistic qualities of Oriental dance through his beautifully composed and unique images that really capture the emotion,personality and movement of the dancer. It's no surprise that you now see his photographs on so many professional dancers websites throughout the UK....they are exceptional. Maani also photographs my haflas in London and he does this with real dedication and professionalism, overall making him a truly reliable and distinctive photographer!”

“Maani Vadgama is more than a talented photographer, he works with the play of light and dark, with  composition and with artistic empathy. From candid snaps taken in crowded dressing rooms to dynamic moments  on stage, captures the very essence of  the dancers he shoots.”

“Maani is one of our finest Oriental Dance Photographers. His photos capture the joy and vitality of the dance.”


“I think you have perfectly captured the essence of the my feeling as I danced.”

“Maani's insatiable thirst for capturing movement is incredibly inspiring to dancers and enables them to express their art in raw and passionate ways. Always reliable and conscientious, he photographs my termly events with such dedication that he has become indispensable.”

“I like you firstly as a photographer as I felt comfortable with having you photograph me. You were friendly from the start which immediately made me feel confident & relaxed.  You were also unobtrusive although shooting throughout my dance; I didn't need to worry about falling over you! I love the fact that you cope well with moving images; a hard skill to develop in your field.

You took some photos that I really adore & look forward to updating my sites with.”

“Maani manages to do what many photographers find impossible: capture in a still image, drama and emotion of dancers, at the same time as having an impeccable eye for composition and beauty. He is a truly talented a versatile photographer with a unique perspective that is always dynamic and arresting.”

“I think your work is absolutely lovely. I've seen your shots of previous Haflas - but because I know my choreography seeing it photographically - so well captured - has been a joy. Thank you so much.”

Kristyna Kashvili - Teacher for Byzantika Dance Troupe

“Wow! They are stunning. Thank you so much.”

“Maani est non seulement une personne agreable, drôle et sympathique, il aussi an photographe de talent qui connais son metier et qui sais capturer les meilleures moments pour ensuite les transposer sur ses photos. Il joue avec la lumiere et sais ce qui convient pour nous rendre plus beaux. En vraie professionnel, il saura vous guider dans une seance de photo meme si vous etes novice tel que je l’etais lorsque je l’ai rencontre. C’est un passionne qui travail avec son cœur et qui a respect pour ce qu’il fait et pour ceux avec qu’il collabore.”

Wedding Testimonials

“We wanted to write to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for all your hard work at our recent wedding. We chose you as our photographer as your portfolio shows how you capture the mood and atmosphere of the occasion which you very much did at ours. Your smiling 'can do' approach is very much appreciated.”

Mark and Frida

“Maani managed to capture the atmosphere of our special day with evocative and beautiful images.  His affable nature and ability to blend-in meant that we and our guests felt completely at ease being photographed.”

Steve and Natalia

“Maani's photos were simply exceptional, his shots were brilliant beyond our wildest dreams. Maani really took poses, expressions and situations that showed us and our wedding guests in amazing picture-perfect moments captured for eternity.”

James and Aurora

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