Jennifer + Haseeb

Haseeb and Jennifer have had a number of weddings this year and I was lucky enough to shoot the final one! If that didn’t make sense, read on.

Haseeb is from Pakistan. Jennifer went to the same high school I did, but we don’t believe we ever met. However, her maid of honor, Audra, was a great friend of mine back in those days so it was just AWESOME to get to see her again after all these many years.

Jennifer and Haseeb were married in a small religion ceremony here in the States earlier this year, and then traveled to Pakistan for three weeks to experience a wedding that makes the ones over here look like child’s play. I believe it lasted three days and she told me there were 3-4 photographers the entire time! I remember my wedding day and after 5-6 hours, I was exhausted. Three days? Wow…that would have been something amazing to experience.

Fast forward to July 16th and the newlyweds had a wedding over here for all the friends and family that couldn’t make the trip to Pakistan. Had a blast getting to know these two. We didn’t get a ton of time in for portraits, but we did our best. It was miserable 111 degrees out that day as well, so it made matters ever tougher.

But we had an awesome time. The wedding was at the San Tan Elegante over in Gilbert and the cake topper and boutonnieres  were of the “steampunk” theme which I thought was fantastic. I posted a few shots of their cake already. Towards the end of the reception, the couple disappeared and returned in the same garb they wore over in Pakistan for that wedding. Was flat-out awesome.

Thanks to Jennifer and Haseeb for having me photograph their big day, and thanks to Rick Young for second shooting with me as always. And also to the great people at San Tan Elegente, who were helpful and great the whole night.

 

 

  • http://goldenhourstudios.com Jesse

    Great work my friend. 3 weddings is bananas. Dig the flash work and those cake toppers rule.

  • http://www.cdeangelisphotography.com/ Chris DeAngelis

    Fantastic work Mike! Love the use of the off camera flash above the DJ table! Great effect. Great perspectives and love the processing! I LOVE that last one and also the shot of the rings with the key!

  • http://www.larryreeves.info larry

    Great work, Mike! Looks like you captured great details and moments!

  • http://jstolarski.com Jon Stolarski

    I know you’re a storm guy, but I think I love your portraits best. Great eye for composition of the scene, and the post processing is great!

  • http://www.obrienphoto.net Pat O’Brien

    Mike, you nailed it! These photos are amazing! The comp and post is very well done on each image.

  • http://www.brianfurbush.com/blog Brian Furbush

    These are great Mike – really love the detail shots and as others have said, some excellent work with the flash.

  • http://imagesbyjw.com Jan Winther

    Amazing collection of shots Mike.