carnival!

May 21, 2010 | Filed Under family photos, friends, personal | 2 Comments 

can’t believe i didn’t blog these before! actually found them by accident last night, and realized i hadn’t put them up yet. last month, pennwood shows brought their annual carnival to the sarem farm market just around a couple of corners from our house. we went for the first time last year (musa’s first carnival experience) and i found what so many aging parents like myself have found – that it really is possible to go to a carnival and not enjoy any of the rides yourself, but to go purely for the sake of the smile on your child’s face, and for the funnel cakes (for yourself). oh, and to take pictures, of course, challenging yourself to use only one slightly dinky prime lens (my 50mm 1.8), always shooting wide open, to try to get the best shots you can.
we had ben repeatedly driving past the carnival over its few-week stint at sarem – always by mistake, unless i WANTED to hear the endless, “mama! let’s go right now! i wanna go right now! it’s not fair!” – until we finally chose a warmish, rain-free friday evening to visit (turned out to be the carnival’s last weekend there!). i spread the word and some of our friends came to enjoy the carnival with us, and i daresay a fun time was had by all… :)



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hiba & sajid: virginia engagement photographer

May 10, 2010 | Filed Under engagements | 23 Comments 

it wasn’t until after hiba had signed me on as her engagement party photographer that i found out i already kind of knew her in-laws – more specifically, her fiance’s brother’s wife is a friend of mine. but even without that bit of serendipity, hiba’s family made me feel so welcome at their home that i would have had a blast anyway :) hiba’s family and friends decorated their basement with simple elegance – in colors matching hiba’s dress – to celebrate the couple’s engagement with just those closest to them. it was a pleasure for me to be a part of this ceremony, and absolutely my honor to be trusted with capturing it. hiba’s makeup and hair were beautifully done by the talented oriana.



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