Friday, August 20, 2010

Malek and Shakira -- what a wedding!

Malek and Shakira -- what a wedding! It was very customized, had a LOT of "them" in it, had a lot of traditions in it. They had African drummers during the ceremony, what can I say, be still my heart, Wow!

Shakira was standing in front of the mirror in her parents bedroom and I asked her to look down for a second and captured this...wow!


What an amazing ceremony, what an amazing couple! We always feel honored to be rpesent when two people in love say their vows, but this ceremony was especially touching, steeped with tradition and emotion! The attention to detail was everywhere and the processional started at 3:59 for her 4:00 ceremony

The beautiful flowers were done by
Maria Pedreira of Rosa's Florist
2051 Main St. Bridgeport, CT 06604
Telephone: 203-384-6059
The sound of the drums was...
POWERFUL!
Malek's vows were every woman's dream, so much so that when he was finished Rev. Dr. Anthony Bennett proclaimed that if Shakira didn't want him that he would marry him!

Their reception was at the Waterview in Monroe


As you know...I just love Black and white and color...
These two images were amongst Tom's favorites from the day. His wonderful 70-200mm f 2.8 lens just threw the background softly out of focus and allowed the happiness of Shakira and Malek to shine through!


We had a lot of time at the Waterview outside on their patio which enabled us to capture a plethora of images of the wedding party, family, and of just the two of them.
We had so many favorites of this couple, here are just a few...
The people in the wedding party were a lot of fun

What a fun group!
Their cake was beautiful and its colors called to me to create some more black and white and color photographs.
The pictures that we took from their engagement portrait session were used for a signature album as well as for a 16x20 signature photograph. Their signature album can be seen here in an earlier post.



Their reception at the Waterview was wonderful, attention to detail evident everywhere. And I loved that each table had a framed photograph, I am hoping to use some of these in their wedding album as backgrounds.
OK, I love, love, love this last image!
The tree of love growing right of their heads, which are making a heart shape.
This photograph captures their intense love for each other.
It is going on our wall


You can view more images from their wedding here in their galleries on our website

Here is a look at their accordion book -- take a look at other accordion books, they make great gifts!





You can view a video of some of the highlights here:

1 comment:

Shakira said...

Tom and Lisa you both were absolutely priceless! Thank you for being able to capture the true essence of our Wedding. We take the pictures everywhere and I mean EVERYONE loves the pictures. We recently were visiting family in Buffalo and Syracuse and they all had nothing but great feedback. I am soo happy my Wife and I are able to have something for our future child(ren) to look at. I recommend you to everyone I know. The both of you were so polite and hard working; our family felt very comfortable. Thank you for memories to last a lifetime!