priyanka and eddie were already married when they first met with me, but they were planning a special reception for the south asian sides of their families – priyanka is nepali, and eddie’s mother is punjabi – at the ritz-carlton at tyson’s corner in october 2013, which they also wanted photographed. at the gorgeously decorated reception there – complete with votive candles hanging from the ceiling like stars, glittering against the pink-purple uplighted walls – they shared photos from their earlier ceremony at brookside gardens, and a traditional ceremony, as well as their engagement which was also photographed. this reception was such a beautiful way to share that whole journey with their extended family and friends, and it was an honor for me to be the one capturing it. i also had the help, once again, of the fantastic angel kidwell as a second shooter. thanks again, angel, and many thanks of course to priyanka, eddie, and your families for allowing us to be a part of your journey!
erin and daniel’s wedding was held at the wayside inn bed and breakfast in ellicott city, maryland; originally planned for an outdoor, lakeside ceremony, the event was pulled entirely indoors due to the rain that day. but the cozy warmth of the inn just seemed to reflect the nature of this simple, sweet wedding. everything from the fragrant flowers handbound to the chuppah poles, to the catered barbecue and dessert varieties, spoke of the easy joy and intimacy shared by these two and their family and friends around them. it was an honor to be a part of their beautiful day – thank you again, erin and daniel, for allowing me to join you all!
one of my favorite family sessions from 2013! safiya invited me to her family’s house to do some backyard portraits with her little boy, faiz, her husband and her two sisters; i got there with just enough time left in the day to catch the tail end of some pretty magical autumn evening light. even as the sun was sinking, though, faiz’s smiles were enough to light up the whole party! here are a few of my favorites from the evening…
zehra and saad got married in a lovely, two-day event last summer in richmond. the nikah (wedding ceremony) and mehndi were held at the stonehenge country club and the wedding at the hilton short pump. zehra is one of the sweetest brides i have ever worked with, and it was such a pleasure working with her and saad – we even had this great moment while shooting outdoor portraits where we came up with the exact same idea for a shot at the exact same time! my kind of bride :)
zehra and saad, thank you again so much for having me there, along with with angel who also joined me on the second day for the wedding reception, and who enthusiastically shared my joy in nailing rimlit detail shots :) here are a few images from both the mehndi and the shaadi nights!