I was absolutely thrilled that B&U asked me to photograph their intimate, in-home Nikah here in Louisville Kentucky. This Nikah ceremony was held as a separate event from the traditional three-day wedding, which will take place next year. It was held in the couple’s home in Kentucky, with a close-knit group of family and friends there to witness the ceremony. I have dreamt of photographing a celebration like this, with all of the color and sparkle, the henna details and the meaningful traditions – it was as breathtaking as I imagined. It was a joy to capture U and B and I am so thankful that they brought me into their home to be a part of it!
Out of my 10 years of experience photographing weddings, the thing I am most proud of is the number of diverse, multicultural weddings I have had the honor of photographing. I can now add a Pakistani-American wedding to my list, which includes a Brazilian-American wedding, Chinese-American, Cuban-American, Bengali-American, German-American, British-American, Honduran-American, and Mexican-American. It’s such a joy to learn about new (to me) traditions and ceremonies and to experience the full color and spectrum of joy that different customs bring. I cherish the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, and I especially love learning about the different expectations of a wedding photographer depending on cultural tradition. So thank you, thank you to all of the couples who have trusted me to photograph this most important day – it’s truly an honor.