Rakshinda called me just a few weeks ago and we talked about her wedding. She told me how she was getting married very soon to her best friend that she had known most of her life – and that just four days before their ceremony he’d arrive in the States. We talked about how they would each start their next year of Grad school just two and three days after becoming husband and wife. We talked about their new home that they would be moving into and of the time that they would spend together fixing it up.
We talked about her dresses and how she would be married in white and celebrate in a “peachy pink”. She told me how busy it had been and yet how excited she was to marry Wasim even in the midst of having so much going on. Her enthusiasm for becoming Wasim’s wife and how much she looked forward to starting their life together was wonderful to listen to! I found myself VERY excited to meet this sweet woman and the man she loved.
It’s rare for me to take a wedding these days – and rarer still for me to not actually photograph the wedding but instead, photograph the couple’s portraits. It is like a glorified portrait session – just really dressed up – and THAT made me really excited as well!
Wasim and Rakshinda arrived – he jetlagged, happy and handsome, she stunning in white and all smiles. What a pleasure to be there to photograph them in both their ceremony and reception clothes – and to get to spend just a little bit of time getting to know them. Oh there are so many more pictures than just these – but I promised them (and their families in Pakistan!) that they would have something to look at and share from the day. Wasim and Rakshinda, I hope that you LOVE these pictures, that they captured perfectly what you felt and experienced on your wedding day. Thank you SO much for the pleasure of photographing you as a couple on this most special of days!