Sophia & Rehman's Nikkah

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I had the absolute honor of photographing my first Nikkah this January.  For those of you who don't know what that means, it is an Islamic wedding, full of family & friends, yummy food, and deep love.

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Sophia & Rehman have a beautiful love that was encapsulated through their Nikkah on January 27th.  This was a small version of what is to come as far as their wedding celebrations, but it was an evening packed with so much faith.

Sophia has had a rough few months with a loss in her immediate family and other family health issues.  For that very reason, this day held that much more meaning.

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This evening was nothing short of a fairy tale wedding, dressed with a beautiful stage, luminous lighting, and gorgeous attire.  And you can't forget the henna!  The time and detail put into Sophia's henna work was absolutely amazing!   I could not imagine that job, but it shows how truly patient some people are to create something so beautiful. 

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Sophia's hair & makeup were both done by Sanam Mahtani, a woman who has been in her life for years.  This was such intricate, well thought work.

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Now, let's not forget the food!  The Pakistani food ensemble was absolutely delicious.  I've never had the opportunity to try it  before, but I am so glad I did.  It is so awesome to venture out into new culture and try new things in this life.  And the traditional yet original cake from Maxie B's of Greensboro was a showstopper! 

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Most everyone's favorite part of a wedding- besides the major "I Do" & ring exchange- is the dancing!  This crew knew how to start a party!  A great selection of Middle-Eastern music kept the crowd up and moving.  It made it hard for me to leave such a fun time!

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I am so honored to have been a part of such a special day in the life of Sophia & Rehman.  I cannot wait to see what the future holds for the newly married couple and to be by their side to capture the moments.

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