I recently traveled to document San and Fatima’s wedding, an opportunity for me to share my artistry with good friends.  The July Fourth weekend was full of celebration, from the festive African foods, to the coming together of friends and family local and abroad, to the wedding itself.  Prior to the first look, I stopped by San’s and captured some portraits of him and several of our friends who helped him to shine his shoes, don his cummerbund, and relax with banter as they, too, readied themselves for the day.  After this time with the guys, I arrived to find all of the bridesmaids, dressed in matching pink-flowered silk robes.  They gathered around the bride, helped her to inspect flowers, and smiled non-stop.  You’ll see some emotional moments between the sisters and mother as they helped Fatima, the bride, ready herself and watched her get into the limousine to see the groom.

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By the time we reached the first look, the bride was radiant, and the groom stood eagerly anticipating his bride.  She walked through the rose garden where they greeted each other, smiling ear-to-ear.  He looked dashing in his blue tuxedo, and she was glowing in her dress which had a lovely mermaid silhouette and sweetheart neckline.  After the first look, we had time for bridal party and couple portraits.  The Old Market area in Omaha has always been one of my favorite places to go, so we stopped by this area to capture several pictures along the cobblestone streets.  The vine-covered buildings and ambiance lent a rustic feeling to this portrait sequence, and the day was cloudy, a good softbox for even lighting.  This weather continued for the duration of the day which led us to The Fountains Ballroom and Vineyard where the outdoor ceremony and indoor reception were held.  Beautifully landscaped, this location provided a perfect backdrop for this couple as they said their vows.  The night went on with a lot of dancing, crack-up speeches, and relaxation.  Thanks, friends, for letting me be a part of your special day. Enjoy!

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