malak & abdessalaam: wedding portraits

malak's mother contacted me about taking some bridal portraits of her daughter and son-in-law on their wedding day... and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful evening to celebrate and take these portraits! in fact i kind of fell in love with malak when she asked me to shoot into the setting sun :) i don't get to do outdoor evening-time portraits very often and the light was absolutely a photographer's dream. it helped that we were located at the beautiful frying pan farm park in herndon, virginia, and of course even more to have such a gorgeous couple!malak wears a hijab (islamic headscarf) so although we took most of the portraits and images of her without the headscarf, i am only sharing here some of the images she took with her hijab on. thank you malek, abdessalaam and fadwa for the opportunity to meet and work with you all!