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Sheema & Fahad – Mehndi + Nikkah + Wedding

Hello everyone, hope your summer is going well.  Today, I want to do something a bit different than what I usually do with my blog posts.  Now if you wanted to insert a joke, this is where you would say “actually post something on the blog?”… and to be fair, I would deserve that statement.  I know I haven’t been posting a lot of things here lately, but I promise there will be lots of really cool and exciting things coming very soon.  Anyway, back to what I was trying to say.  For this particular post, I’m going to submit a ton of images for you to look at.  Why?  Just because I can:)  I’m going to post 3 different ceremonies from a recent wedding, and I’m going to post them all at once in this post!  So if you have a slow internet connection, I’m warning you in advance, there are over 100 images in this post.

Though I have never really met Sheema previous to these events, her Father has been good friends with my family over the years.  Also, Sheema was a fan of my work… and that’s all I really needed to know:D  In person, she is very kind, sweet, and quite pretty as well.  Now I must admit, like most other brides I cover, Sheema was a bit shy at first for the photos.  However, after a bit of time explaining what we were doing, and some terrible jokes from me, she became quite natural.  She was not only a beautiful bride, but very fun to work with.  Fahad and his family came down for the wedding all the way from Chicago.  I didn’t really get to meet Fahad as well as I would have liked to, but he seems like a genuinely nice guy, and quite right for Sheema.  Aside from being a nice guy, Fahad also looks a lot like the Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar… but maybe it’s just me.  All in all, I had a lot of fun at their mehndi, nikkah, and the wedding program.  On top of meeting the wonderful couple and their families, I was also informed at this wedding that I have a few female stalkers of my website.  Normally stalkers are a bad thing, but in this case, it’s good in every way.  So special shout-out to my stalker friends. Thank you again ladies for your continuing support, and I hope you enjoy this set (esp. since some of you are in a few of the pics).

Anyway, without further ado… I present the massive post of images:

Mehndi

Possibly one of the cutest pictures I’ve ever taken

Getting Ready

Nikkah

I absolutely love this one

The Wedding

My favorite shot

Congratulations Again Sheema & Fahad

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Ian & Hagar – E-session + Katab Kitab

Ian Labennett is my friend. Correction, Ian Labennett is one of my best friends. I met the guy back in college, and we’ve been very close friends ever since. Our passion for all things videogames, movies, black comedians, lack of sports knowledge, outdoor Man trips, creative arts, and general goofing-offness led to a great friendship that will last a lifetime to come. Ian had told me earlier this year that this was the year he would get married. Next thing I know, he was engaged to one of my other friends named Hagar… literally 3 months after our discussion. I was not only super happy for him, but I was ecstatic for the beautiful relationship they would soon form. Though I didn’t know Hagar as well, I still knew that she was a wonderful girl, and it made perfect sense for them to be a couple. The chemistry between Ian and Hagar is just incredible. Spending 5 minutes with them together will make you realize that they not only compliment each other perfectly, but can spend the rest of their lives being their goofy selves… and be perfectly happy together. Nothing in this world makes me happier than seeing the people I care about be truly happy. I believe with Hagar, Ian has finally found his true happiness.

Oh man, I got all sentimental there… let’s get back to the topic of this post. Below you will find some images from an E-session we did on a very hot and humid day. By the end of this session, we were all drenched… so it’s a good thing we got some nice shots early on. I personally think these are some of the best images I have gotten to date, so I’m very excited to share them with everyone. I think it’s pretty apparent how natural these two are with each other once you see some of these shots. After the E-session, there are also a few images of the actual Katab Kitab ceremony. The Katab Kitab is an Egyptian ceremony where the couple signs the marriage contract, and is legally married under the Islamic laws. The Katab Kitab’s are usually a small ceremony, so it’s not usually very large scale or extravagant as the actual wedding (which will take place later in the year). Anyway, without further ado, here are the images:

E-Session

Everybody was Kung-fu fighting

I particularly like this one quite a bit

Katab Kitab

If you don’t recognize the fella on the left, that’s non-other than Ibraheem from this post a while back

That lovely camera operator is Aya, and you can see a birthday session with her son Amir in one of my very first posts!