happy anniversary, saad and mahroo!

February 28, 2010 | Filed Under friends | 1 Comment 

may the laughs keep coming :) and may Allah bless you with countless more years of joy, strength, and blessed prosperity!

raleigh nc wedding and portrait photography ayesha ahmad

engagement shoot: nafeez & jessica

February 26, 2010 | Filed Under Uncategorized | 3 Comments 

nafeez and jessica are getting married!! in october this year. in gettysburg!! so, in honor of that, we had been planning to shoot some pretty historic-type pictures – more to come on that later – but since that didn’t work out, we settled on a historic location – the beautiful landon house in frederick, md., where anyone with a penchant for civil war history – or just a love of beautiful historic homes – can set up a memorable wedding experience.
be that as it may, we had to make our photo shoot memorable by having to plunge through the foot or so of snow still remaining on the ground there – not to mention the squelching mud left over in the plowed patches. the great thing about engagement shoots is that they give the photographer a chance to get to know the couple a little bit as a photographer, and i had a blast getting to know nafeez and jessica! after seeing how intrepid jessica was about tackling the snow in flats without socks, i’m sure the wedding day will be as smooth as silk! :) seriously, though – or not – nafeez and jessica, i loved seeing the way you two laughed together, and i can’t wait to meet the rest of your families and work with you both again! congratulations again, and see you very soon :)

wintry portraits

February 9, 2010 | Filed Under portraits | 24 Comments 

i had an unexpected chance to meet these three lovely sisters today in gaithersburg, in the kentlands area, and take their pictures on the one day of gorgeous sunlight, just-above-freezing weather, and just-barely-passable road conditions that could have made a portrait session possible. yesterday, no roads, tomorrow, more snow – but today? beautiful! thanks so much for contacting me, ladies; it was my pleasure to work with you, and hopefully you’ll get to see the rest of the shoot very soon!


February 6, 2010 | Filed Under Uncategorized | 1 Comment 

just had to share a few shots from trying to deal with the craziest snowstorm in about a century this weekend! i took some shots early saturday morning (feb. 6), then once we (all three of us!) went out to shovel the driveway, which was… for me at least… a herculean effort. it’s been such a long time since i’ve had such a physical job to do, which i wanted so badly to stop but had to go on :) the sudden clearing of the sky just in time for sunset was magical, and today (sunday) of course it was bright and sunny, and not frightfully cold while the sun was out. in order to make the snowman, i waded to the middle of our front yard, dug up the head of the completely buried snowman from last week’s snow, and gave it to my husband to construct snowman number two. i’m dreading the shoveling that might be necessary with the storm expected tuesday and wednesday… but i still love the snow!

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