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.