ria & kazi: gaye holud

August 31, 2012 | Filed Under holud, wedding posts | 15 Comments 

so, remember this stunning couple from their engagement pictures? ria and kazi got married! the first event i’m sharing here is the gaye holud, the pre-wedding night in a bangladeshi wedding celebration. a riot of color; lots of dancing, food, fun; the bride and groom are ceremonially anointed by guests with a turmeric paste (where the word “holud” comes from). this was held at the beautiful preston hall in baltimore.
stay tuned for the wedding!

hafsa – one year old portraits

August 22, 2012 | Filed Under baby, portraits | 8 Comments 

it is always, always a pleasure to photograph the ameen family – here is the joyous, smiley, funny, adorable one-year-old-daughter of my first client from their family, whose wedding i photographed two summers ago – pictured here with her mom, her twin aunts and her grandmother. if you are lucky enough to know them, you know their beauty on the outside is not just matched but outshone by their inner beauty :) from youngest to oldest! love you guys and thanks for trusting me and my camera!

family portraits – brookside gardens

August 17, 2012 | Filed Under portraits | 10 Comments 

a fun evening session with a beautiful family at brookside gardens – meher, i’m so glad i got to meet you even if it was just before you left town! thanks so much to you and your family for sharing some time with me.