naureen and muhammed: nikah

it was my great honor to spend a couple of hours with naureen on the most important day of her life, and such a pleasure to meet her incredibly kind family, who made me feel so welcome in their own home. that's where naureen and muhammed's nikah ceremony was held: simple and sweet, surrounded by family and dearest friends, on a brisk but gorgeously sunny day. the nikah is simply the exchange of vows, sometimes in muslim cultures held separately from the bride's- and groom's-side receptions (that's how i did it, too, seven years ago!). naureen is possibly the sweetest bride i have ever worked with, and i'm super excited about the rest of her wedding celebrations coming up next summer! naureen - thank you (and your parents!) for taking me into your home so kindly, and for trusting me to photograph your nikah. i pray that you and muhammed are blessed in your marriage with love and faith that both grow stronger every day.