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Kenan & Stephanie – Surprise Proposal by the Brooklyn waterfront

Surprises are usually awesome, especially if it’s something like an engagement proposal.  Kenan had contacted me a few weeks back, and wanted to know if I could help capture a surprise proposal to his long time girlfriend Stephanie.  Surprise proposals are always challenging since there are so many factors and elements involved, but I was certain I can help capture some of those precious moments for this lovely couple.  What’s crazy is that exactly four years ago from today, I was lucky enough to photograph my first surprise proposal,  for my friend Ashish and Neema down in chapel hill NC.  Fast forward 4 years, and this time it would be happening at the Brooklyn Waterfront.  I met up with Kenan a few nights prior, just to see the special spot and plan things out for the main event.  Kenan was super eager and very excited, and showed me the area where they both visited frequently.  On the day of the proposal, the weather was a bit more gloomier than what we had anticipated, and there weren’t as many bystanders standing around, meaning I had no cover or a way to hide to not give away the surprise.  Regardless, Kenan pulled it off, and they had a very sweet moment by one of their favorite spots.  Stephanie was so excited, she was literally jumping for joy!  We walked around Brooklyn for a bit more, got some cool photos, and the rest is history 🙂  These two were very fun to work with, had one of the most genuine chemistries as a couple, and had an amazing smile.  Don’t believe me?  Scroll below and see for yourself!

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First moments are the trickiest!  Trying my best to not be noticed by Stephanie.  Kenan reading his note.

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She couldn’t believe it!

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It doesn’t get any more magical then this 😀

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Congratulations again Kenan & Stephanie!
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Imran & Sinthia – Wedding

Spring is here, and with it starts the wedding season.  Today I bring you a really sweet Bengali wedding of Imran & Sinthia.  I’ve known Sinthia and her family since my teenage days as we all grew up in our community together, and we would all often see each other at social events and gatherings.  Her family is one of the kindest and most genuine family’s I know, and both my family and I have very high respect for them.  I was thrilled to hear about Sinthia’s wedding, but I was even more excited and honored to be chosen as her wedding photographer!  We did a quick E-session style shoot the day before, and then celebrated the wedding the following day.  Sinthia had a beautiful wedding reception at the Preston Country Club, and she was one of the smarter brides who scheduled her wedding during the daytime instead of the evening (take notes ladies, photographers love that!).  It also turns out that her husband Imran, who’s  a super nice down to earth guy, is from my current hometown of New York… so I was definitely digging the NY – NC connections.  I can sit here and talk more about this gorgeous wedding, but I rather let the pictures do the talking for me.  So without further ado, here’s a sneak preview.

 

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Congratulations Imran & Sinthia!

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It was a pleasure to work with the following Vendors:

Venue: Preston Country Club
Video: David Gaffar Video Production
DJ: DJ Kashif
Hair: Wedding Hair by Liz
Makeup: Makeup by Amani

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Ivan & Mia – NY City Hall Wedding Ceremony

I’m always honored when my friends or past clients recommend my services to their other friends.  Regardless of how many times this has happened in the past, I still feel very lucky every time, and get that warm feeling you experience when sipping hot cocoa on a snowy day.  Back in 2011, my friends Shehab & Rahnuma tied the knot at NY city hall, and I was fortunate enough to be able to help capture their day.  It was a very special union of two amazing individuals, and it also involved a one of kind motorcyle.  Fast forward to 2016, and their friends Mia & Ivan were also tying the knot at the same exact place.  Our plan was to do a nice couples session and proceed to the wedding ceremony, but thanks to global warming, it was a blissful 10° day outside, with strong winds making it feel closer to – 20°.  This meant that we would have to essentially rush through everything, just to get indoors and not freeze out butts off.  I might be a nice guy in general, but when it comes to getting good photos, I’m all about enforcing a bit of tough love to get the shots, regardless of what the conditions are.  One thing I always ask my clients is to put their complete trust in me, and go with the flow, regardless of how things may seem.  I asked the lovely couple to bare with me in the freezing cold longer than any person should normally have to endure, and they trusted me, and went along with it.  I’m quite thankful for this, as I feel we were able to create some really special images in a fairly short time.  These two are not only super photogenic, but also have an amazing connection being together.

We froze at the brooklyn bridge, had a beautiful intimate ceremony at city hall, and partied afterwards.  You can check out all the moments below.  As always, if you like an image, feel free to click the ♥, or leave a comment below!

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Congratulations Ivan & Mia!

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