September 16, 2016

1I have been photographing weddings long enough to have a pretty good idea as to how the day is going to go. of course, every wedding and every couple is different, but typically the day doesn’t divert far from getting ready, ceremony, portraits of family + my couple, and then reception. sometimes everything is in one location, others there is travel from place to placeā€¦ perhaps there’s a first look. but aparna and payam’s wedding was a first for me.. all around. the day began early at the temple ~ there were to be 2 different ceremonies. first, there was the hindu ceremony which was so beautiful and filled with tradition and symbolism. aparna and payam had detailed programs written up for their guests and they shared, step by step, what each small ceremony meant which was such a wonderful way to include everyone they love. and then, after a short break to the temple, they returned for a bahai ceremony which consisted of prayers, poems, and the exchange of rings. friends and family joined them for hugs and congratulations before everyone enjoyed lunch. 3 hours later, we all met again at the harbor in fells point. laura joined me then and we were with aparna as she changed for the evening event, a reception on the water. even though they were already married from the morning ceremonies, aparna and payam decided on a first look which we loved! the excitement and anticipation were as if they hadn’t seen each other all day. they are such a magical couple and are just lovely to capture when they’re together. after an entrance that brought everyone.. and I mean everyone, out on to the dance floor, aparna and payam delighted their guests with a choreographed first dance that began with the the love they have for each other and ended with the fun they have together ~ it was perfect! the reception was truly a family event as their parents and dearest friends toasted (and sometimes roasted :) ) them. they spoke of their meeting in medical school and their life together as a couple. they are so clearly admired and loved by everyone who knows them and everyone was so happy that this day had finally come. I adored everything about your wedding and am so happy to have been a part of such a special day. we wish you so much love and happiness in your life together!

1a 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 61aa 70aa 71aa 78aa 80aa 103aa 104aa 107aa 113aa 115aa 117aa 126aaa 128aa 129 131aa 139aa 154aa 155aa 158aa 159aa 160 161aaa 166aa 171aa 177aa 178aa 179aa 181aa 186aa 187aa 189 239aa 240 247aa 251aa 252aa 259aa 263aa 273aa 274aa 276aa 277aa 278 280aa 281 287aa 292aa 305aa 305bb 306a 307 308aa 309 310 311 312 313 314 326aa 338aa 339 348aa


350 352aa 425aa 426 427 428 429 430 456aa 462aa 464aa 471aa 477aa 478aa 484aa 490aa 493aa 498aa 499aa 500aa 506aa 507 508aa 509aa 510aa 513aa 514aa 522aa 523aa 527aa 530aa 531 552aa 555aa 561aa 562aa 563aa 567aa 568aa 574aa 575aa 582aa 584aa 588aa 590 592aa 593aa 594 594aa 607aa 608aa 610aa 613aa 616aa 621aa 2000