Last Thursday I had the pleasure shooting Ali & Maryam’s intimate wedding and sit down reception at Hotel Bel Air for their closest family and friends. When I first met with Ali in my studio last month he told me that he and Maryam had originally planned to get married in Paris over the summer. But after thinking how it was more important to them to make sure their closest family and friends could attend the wedding, they decided to move their wedding up a few months and get married in Beverly Hills.
The day started with me getting photos of some of Ali’s details and him getting ready at his sister’s place.
All ready for the big day!
Next I headed over to Cristophe in Beverly Hills to get photos of Maryam getting ready.
I love this shot of Maryam’s brother when he saw his sister all ready for the big day.
Next we headed over the the Beverly Hills Court House for the civil ceremony. Sadly photos weren’t allowed inside as we waited to go into the chapel.
The ceremony was even shorter than I expected, 3.5 minutes. Also the chapel wasn’t quite what I had imagined before walking in there. None of this detracted from Ali & Maryam’s radiant love for each other.
I love this shot!
After the ceremony we headed over to Hotel Bel Air’s Swan Lake.
After saying hi to their guests I had a little chance to shoot some photos of Maryam and Ali.
Just a few more details.