2013 is here, Happy New Year! I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding, or Nikah ceremony, of Erika and Nadir in Santa Monica at his parents home. In this photo their baby girl welcomes them to the Newlywed life while her grandmother holds her and the grandfather gazes at his grandchild.
A Nikah in Islam is a marriage contract and agreement and is accompanied by a ceremony with witnesses. After the Nikah the couple is legally married.
I love ringing in the new year with a modern family photo. Being in a bicultural marriage myself I always love photographing the merging of two cultures at a wedding. It is always especially endearing to me when people can move beyond cultural differences and find love. Love Conquers All!