Nancy and Erik seem to be perpetually sharing a great inside joke, they exchange smiles and giggles as they walk hand in hand around the Wicker Park neighborhood. They are best friends, darling and in-sync. I was thrilled when they suggested we walk around and take photos in front of their favorite graffiti’d walls, there were a few I had spotted recently that I had been dying to photograph. So many cool colors created a great backdrop for this super cute couple, a wonderful and vibrant urban setting for their sweet glances and displays of affection. We had a blast roaming around finding new nooks for our photos. Thanks to you for being so fun to work with, I can’t wait for your wedding in November! (at the fabulous Architectural Artifacts)
I recently had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful and oh-so-colorful engagement party for Saba and Ibrahim. In a similar fashion to the wedding day, all of the family gathers to celebrate and exchange gifts, the biggest being a lovely sparkly for Saba’s dainty hand. They both looked spectacular, and despite the required solemness of the occasion and the fact that, due to tradition, they are not allowed to touch, the looks they exchanged said it all. Their love is sweet and darling, it is plain to see that they are in perfect sync. I loved the color choices, and Shaadi Creations (www.shaadicreations.net) put together a beautiful backdrop for the event. If this is a foreshadowing of next year’s wedding, I am in for a treat!
There were many gifts from the Groom’s family to the bride.
The bride arrives…
The ring is given.
Everyone is impressed by the new bling!
Two thumbs way up.
My favorite tradition, all of the family shares cake together.
The lovely couple…
Saba and Ibrahim, see you next year!
As a wedding photographer I am lucky enough to be a part of some very romantic moments, but this one might take the cake. Under the guise of a photo tourist, I shared a helicopter ride with Ibrahim and Saba while a certain box containing a certain sparkly object lay hidden in his pocket. He had arranged a lovely helicopter ride to tour the city at sunset as an anniversary gift, and she had no idea that I was actually there to document his proposal. Even the soundtrack had been pre-chosen, with some of Saba’s favorite songs playing as we flew over the twinkling lights of the Hancock building. It was majestic, awesome, and epic to say the least. The pilot and I grinned from ear to ear as Ibrahim popped the question, and the best news of all… she said yes! It’s not everyday that you get to snap photos at 700 plus feet above sea level, watch the sun descend over Chicago, AND witness such a touching moment. Congratulations to you both, thanks so much for letting me tag along!
I arrived a few minutes early to SunAero.
Smile for the camera!
Saba is soaking in the view.
The city on the horizon.
He is texting me to tell me he is about to ask her…
Cue Aerosmith on the radio and ready the ring…
Time to come down.
Proposal number 2, on one knee.
Congratulations, what an awesome day!