Westin Perimeter Atlanta Indian Wedding

Another awesome Indian wedding from last Summer at the Atlanta Westin Perimeter! This was from after we had moved to New York over the Summer, so it was a quick flight back down to Atlanta from JFK for this fun-filled Atlanta Indian Wedding. The Westin Perimeter is a great venue and a ton of fun was had with some pretty epic photos!

Atlanta Westin Perimeter Indian Wedding

Atlanta Westin Perimeter Indian Wedding

Atlanta Westin Perimeter Indian Wedding

Atlanta Westin Perimeter Indian Wedding

Atlanta Westin Perimeter Indian Wedding

Atlanta Westin Perimeter Indian Wedding

Atlanta Westin Perimeter Indian Wedding

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Saaraa & Naim’s Nikkah & Reception | W Atlanta Midtown | Atlanta Ismaili Indian Wedding Photography

The final day of Saaraa & Naim’s Atlanta Ismaili wedding took place at Atlanta Ismaili HQ Jamatkhana and the reception at the W Atlanta Midtown Hotel. Saaraa got ready at home with the help of Beauty by Anh who made her look even more gorgeous, before Naim arrived and picked her up in the limousine. After the Nikkah ceremony at Ismaili HQ we headed up to the top floor of the W Atlanta Midtown Hotel for Khoba Kobi, before everyone got changed for the evening reception downstairs in the ballroom.

Click here for the previous blog posts, Mehndi night Barbecue and the Pithi at Occasions Event Hall.

On to the Nikkah and reception photos!

Atlanta Ismaili Muslim Indian Wedding | W Hotel Midtown Photographer

Atlanta Ismaili Muslim Indian Wedding | W Hotel Midtown Photographer

Atlanta Ismaili Muslim Indian Wedding | W Hotel Midtown Photographer

Atlanta Ismaili Muslim Indian Wedding | W Hotel Midtown Photographer

Atlanta Ismaili Muslim Indian Wedding | W Hotel Midtown Photographer

Atlanta Ismaili Muslim Indian Wedding | W Hotel Midtown Photographer

Atlanta Ismaili Muslim Indian Wedding | W Hotel Midtown Photographer

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Saaraa & Naim’s Pithi | Occasions Event Hall | Atlanta Ismaili Indian Wedding Photography

Day 2 of Saaraa & Naim’s Ismaili wedding celebration was the pithi ceremony which took place at Occasions Event Hall. Pithi night is definitely one of my favorite parts of the wedding with lots of dancing, events, and of course the egg ceremony =). With so much action going on during just the second day of this Ismaili wedding, of course I had to post a ton of the photos here to the blog. From the bride’s pithi ceremony, to the groom’s egg ceremony, and then the evening reception which included several performances and skits about how the lovely couple met, this was a night to remember. Check out just a few of these fun photos from another amazing Atlanta Indian Wedding!

Saaraa Naim Pithi | Atlanta Ismaili Indian Wedding Photography

Saaraa Naim Pithi | Atlanta Ismaili Indian Wedding Photography

Saaraa Naim Pithi | Atlanta Ismaili Indian Wedding Photography

Saaraa Naim Pithi | Atlanta Ismaili Indian Wedding Photography

Saaraa Naim Pithi | Atlanta Ismaili Indian Wedding Photography

Saaraa Naim Pithi | Atlanta Ismaili Indian Wedding Photography

Saaraa Naim Pithi | Atlanta Ismaili Indian Wedding Photography

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New York City Hijabi Fashion in Midtown & Central Park with Nuralailalov

Last Summer the awesome Nura (from previous Hijabista photo shoots) was in New York City for a fashion show with Dian Pelangi, and we did a quick photo shoot on the streets of Manhattan just for fun =). Check out these fun impromptu Hijabi urban fashion photos in Midtown NYC!

New York City Muslim Hijabi Fashion Photography

New York City Muslim Hijabi Fashion Photography

New York City Muslim Hijabi Fashion Photography

New York City Muslim Hijabi Fashion Photography

New York City Muslim Hijabi Fashion Photography

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Saaraa & Naim’s Mehndi | Atlanta Ismaili Indian Wedding Photographer

Here is the first post from an amazing wedding from the Summer of 2014! The Mehndi night kicked off a great weekend of celebrations between Saaraa and Naim’s families. The mehndi night was a great fusion of UK+ATL where we had a good ol’ American cookout to welcome Naim and his family from the United Kingdom to experience life in Atlanta =).

Atlanta Mehndi Ismaili Indian Wedding Photography

Saaraa Naim Pithi | Atlanta Ismaili Indian Wedding Photography

Saaraa Naim Pithi | Atlanta Ismaili Indian Wedding Photography

Saaraa Naim Pithi | Atlanta Ismaili Indian Wedding Photography

Saaraa Naim Pithi | Atlanta Ismaili Indian Wedding Photography

Saaraa Naim Pithi | Atlanta Ismaili Indian Wedding Photography

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Samrina & Fraz | Piedmont Park Engagement | Atlanta Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Here is a fun engagement session from the end of last year down in Atlanta at Piedmont Park! I had been holding onto these photos for a while but after Samrina and Fraz’s wedding around Christmas in Augusta, I can finally release the rest of them that didn’t get posted to Facebook! And Samrina, don’t kill me for posting some of the cute funny ones of you and Fraz having a flexing pose-off :D

Atlanta Pakistani Engagement Photographer | Piedmont Park Indian Wedding Photography

Atlanta Pakistani Engagement Photographer | Piedmont Park Indian Wedding Photography

Atlanta Pakistani Engagement Photographer | Piedmont Park Indian Wedding Photography

Atlanta Pakistani Engagement Photographer | Piedmont Park Indian Wedding Photography

Atlanta Pakistani Engagement Photographer | Piedmont Park Indian Wedding Photography

Atlanta Pakistani Engagement Photographer | Piedmont Park Indian Wedding Photography

Atlanta Pakistani Engagement Photographer | Piedmont Park Indian Wedding Photography

Atlanta Pakistani Engagement Photographer | Piedmont Park Indian Wedding Photography

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2015 Chinese New Year Parade Chinatown NYC with the Sony A7R

Yesterday was the annual Chinese New Year parade in Chinatown in New York City, so we decided to grab Miles and head over to check it out! Even though Chinese New Year itself fell earlier in the week, the parades are on the weekend of course and Sunday was the 2015 parade date. Luckily the weather up here in New York totally cooperated after a little snow and freezing rain on Saturday when the Flushing CNY parade was happening, the Sunday festivities in NYC’s Chinatown saw (relatively) warm temperatures in the 40s – a perfect weekend day in the city! I had my trusty Sony A7R with me, and our little spot we staked out towards the end of the route was perfect, also because it was near the playground in Sara D. Roosevelt Park so Miles could escape to play a bit while we waited for the start!

I’ve been a little behind on posting new wedding photography photos to the blog, but you can head over to the facebook fan page to see last weekend’s Pakistani Indian wedding in Atlanta, and this coming weekend I am heading down to Savannah & Hilton Head Island for an awesome destination Hindu Indian wedding! Always super busy with South Asian weddings but here are some fun travel photos from life in New York City in the meantime =).

Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade 2015 | New York City

Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade 2015 | New York City

Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade 2015 | New York City

Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade 2015 | New York City

Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade 2015 | New York City

Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade 2015 | New York City

Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade 2015 | New York City

Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade 2015 | New York City

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Central Park New York City with the Sony A7R

I know I just posted some photos from Fall in New York City but again here are some more from Thanksgiving! My Mom came up from Florida to visit with the family so we had to take her around the city of course to see some of the sights. That’s one thing I really love about the Sony A7R, such a small camera to take around the city and it produces such gorgeous photos. For this trip we went around Central Park for a bit before heading down to Chinatown and Little Italy for some dessert and then up to Times Square for some late night city lights. Enjoy a few photos form New York City in the Fall! I can’t wait for things to start warming up around here and for the ice to start melting so we can explore the City some more! For now though, it’s off to shoot an Indian wedding in Atlanta this Valentine’s weekend and enjoy the Souther “Winter” which is nothing like the -10 degree windchill I left in New York on Friday!

Central Park | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Central Park | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Central Park | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Central Park | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Central Park | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Central Park | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Chinatown | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Chinatown | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Chinatown | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Times Square | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Times Square | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Times Square | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Times Square | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Atlanta Marriott Marquis Wedding | Raquel & Garnet | New York Destination Wedding Photographer

Always a refreshing change of pace to see something besides an Indian wedding here on the blog, eh? While I love photographing South Asian brides and grooms, I’m not opposed to doing American weddings either =D. Over the Summer I flew down from New York to photograph the lovely wedding of Raquel and Garnet which took place at the always-amazing Atlanta Marriott Marquis! This was nostalgia time for me as well as the Marquis was only a few blocks away from where we lived in Downtown Atlanta. After the ceremony we walked a few blocks down to the Suntrust building and took a few portraits there outdoors before heading back to the reception. At the end of the night we did a few more portraits at the SkyBridge area around the lobby of the Marquis. Why all the extra portrait time? Maybe because Garnet decided to tell me that he was a wedding photographer as well on the morning of the wedding – no pressure! Check out his own page here at Gcon Photo Lab! Also, Raquel is joining the “family business” with her new husband and has also been planning weddings as Michele Clair Events, too cool! Always an honor to photograph the wedding of a couple that is also “in the business” on their own wedding day. On to the photos!

Raquel & Garnet | Atlanta Marriott Marquis | New York Destination Wedding Photographer

Raquel & Garnet | Atlanta Marriott Marquis | New York Destination Wedding Photographer

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Fall in the City | New York City with the Sony A7R 2014

Going through some older photos from the end of 2014, here are a few from some walks around Manhattan =). Besides eating lots of ramen and drinking espresso, I love checking out the city for cool New York City engagement session locations or places for a pre-wedding photo shoot. These first few photos were taken with the handy Sony A7R, my favorite walk around camera (and reviewed as a wedding photographer’s camera in these links to other blog posts). Check out a few photos from this random afternoon grabbing some ramen and walking around the Chinatown/Brooklyn Bridge area of lower Manhattan with the A7R!

New York City Fall 2014

New York City Fall 2014

New York City Fall 2014

New York City Fall 2014

New York City Fall 2014

New York City Fall 2014

New York City Fall 2014

Manhattan Skyline from Brooklyn New York City Fall 2014

Manhattan from Brooklyn New York City Fall 2014

The last photo was from running into the Legend himself, David Hobby aka The Strobist, who was filming for his new Lynda.com training video with Andrew Tomasino at Brooklyn Bridge Park where I happened to be. Check out the series here: http://www.lynda.com/David-Hobby/2042130-1.html

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