jessica and nafeez: gettysburg wedding photography

October 6, 2010 | Filed Under wedding posts 

sunday was the finest fall day in gettysburg one could have hoped for – sky like a painting all day long, with brightly lit clouds and deep blue sky. a great day for a game – or a wedding – or, if you’re jessica and nafeez, both!
their love of football (and their guests’ love of it, too) spilled over into many aspects of their wedding – from the team jersey portraits, to the projector screen game playing in the corner of the reception hall throughout – but it was just one part of what made the day so unique. the melding of two cultures aside – all the bridesmaids delighting in their brilliantly colored saris! – it was a joy to witness the little things about jessica and nafeez themselves that were woven into the wedding. instead of being fed bits of bengali sweets, as would occur in a traditional ceremony, they opted for pizza-flavored goldfish. alongside a traditional indian tabla band that played throughout dinner – which included two buffets, one of indian, and one of american food – guests had access to hand towels in gold and green team colors to wave when appropriate… printed with a lincoln profile, and the memorable gettysburg address quote, “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”
jessica and nafeez had a two-day ceremony, each day celebrating one side of the two cultures they brought together. it was my honor to be the one to capture their memories of this second day, held at the wyndham gettysburg, and my absolute pleasure to be a part of their family for a day. thank you so much! here’s a few of my favorite moments from the day:


24 Responses to “jessica and nafeez: gettysburg wedding photography”

  1. nadine on October 6th, 2010 12:28 am

    Your work is so beautiful! I love love that black and white shot of the older woman. And your getting ready shots of the bride. So gorgeous!

  2. Nasheed on October 6th, 2010 12:30 am

    Ayesha! You did such a wonderful job! These pictures are fantastic! You were such a joy to work with and are obviously, a part of the family! :)

  3. Nazvee (Faria) on October 6th, 2010 1:21 am

    Great job capturing great moments! Beautiful pictures!!

  4. Lyn Ismael-Bennett on October 6th, 2010 1:49 am

    Love that black and white photo of the bride in the hallway along with her bridesmaids. Awesome storytelling too!

  5. Noreen Aziz on October 6th, 2010 3:18 am

    Ayesha I absolutely love the bowl of flowers on a blue cloth photo. The lighting is perfect and there is a certain sense of peace and balance to it. Great job!

  6. Alan Hutchison on October 6th, 2010 5:49 am

    Some really nice photojournalism work here – well done

  7. Joseph Yarrow on October 6th, 2010 5:52 am

    Looked like a great wedding Ayesha!
    I can tell that everyone was so comfortable with you taking pictures because they all look so happy!
    My personal favorite is the picture on the 38th row down! (yes, I counted)
    Great work!

  8. Kyle on October 6th, 2010 5:52 am

    Color and detail overload, this wedding looks amazing!!!

  9. Marcie on October 6th, 2010 8:21 am

    you did it again my friend!! LOVE the team shirts over and along with the other wedding outfits. SO MUCH FUN!!!!!
    Pics are beautiful <3

  10. sherry on October 6th, 2010 11:18 am

    Your pictures were amazing! My sis and I love the one of our mother in black and white. You captured the joy of the day in your photos and looking at them reminds us of all the fun and laughter of the day. Thanks for an awesome job! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  11. Jess on October 6th, 2010 11:39 am

    Ayesha, These are AMAZING!! I’m so excited to see the rest. Also, I absolutely love the one of my niece on the dance floor!

  12. Krista Yagci on October 6th, 2010 11:50 am

    So colorful! Not only is your work amazing, but I love that you’re photographing such culturally diverse events! LOVE IT!!!!

  13. Nathan Gilmer on October 6th, 2010 11:56 am

    What a cool wedding! Looks like so much fun!

  14. seth on October 6th, 2010 12:11 pm

    I love that photo of the older woman. This is an excellent set!

  15. Shella on October 6th, 2010 12:17 pm

    Wow that shot of grandma is priceless!!

  16. Susie on October 6th, 2010 1:31 pm

    Ayesha you always have stunning work. My favorite is the b&w of the bride and bridesmaids in the hall. It is so beautiful!

  17. Stephen Rotondo on October 6th, 2010 2:16 pm

    Wow, this is a beautiful set – I love the vibrancy of the colours – just beautiful!

  18. Becca Dilley on October 6th, 2010 2:28 pm

    Great expressions!

  19. Steve Koo on October 6th, 2010 3:03 pm

    Really nice, Ayesha! You captured some great moments!

  20. Randy on October 6th, 2010 4:19 pm

    All in all, a wonderful display. I have to say though, that I really love your black & white photos.

  21. Mark on October 6th, 2010 4:54 pm

    You have done an amazing job here Ayesha!! You captured the all the emotion of the day perfectly

  22. Mark Kalkwarf on October 7th, 2010 4:03 am

    Those colors are just bursting out of the screen – Wow! Very vibrant and full of energy. You have done an amazing job of translating the mood of the day through your images. One of my favorites it the gran staring at something with big eyes.

  23. Heather on October 30th, 2010 9:53 am

    Wonderful! I love the “team” shots, haha!

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