A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to shoot my first Desi wedding! This was a wedding that I had been looking forward to this ALL year. And when I say all year, I mean ALL year lol. After meetings over Indian food and Panera, I was able to learn a lot about Jawad and Mehreen’s culture as well as their wedding customs.
I had SO much fun shooting this wedding. Lots of food + lots of dancing=my idea of a great time. Over the weekend, I heard some of my favorite songs (Maula Mere Maula and Pee Loon) and got sing along with them. When everyone started dancing, I had to suppress the urge to dance too (I didn’t want to embarrass myself with my lack of dancing skills)!
The best part of all of this (in addition to getting to know Jawad and Mehreen) was meeting both of their families! They are such sweet and lovely folks that were kind enough to not laugh at me when I tried speaking (and singing in) Urdu :).
It was an amazing experience and I am honored that Jawad and Mehreen chose me to photograph both of their special days!
And many thanks to Jordan for all of the help with shooting during the weekend!
And we’re going to start off this post with one of my favorite shots:
Jawad and Mehreen’s shaadi (wedding) took place at the Overland Park Marriott. The shaadi day is a very elaborate affair where rings are exchanged and cake is cut.Their colors were red and gold–from the room decor, down to the details, and Mehreen’s lehenga.
Mehreen getting her makeup done by super fab makeup artist Ayesha Baig!
Jawad and Mehreen are such a gorgeous couple!
Congratulations to the both of you!