As you scroll down, I would like to express my gratitude for taking the time to read this. Play this song.
It is a song that I listened to 18 years ago. And then, 18 years later, a guy asked me to plan a surprise and to play this song when he was down on his knees asking his girlfriend to marry him. A year after that, he played the same song again on his wedding night with his guitar, live. I was honored to document their love story, from the proposal to the big day.
Listening to this song once more fills me with a sense of nostalgia and appreciation for the power of music and fate. It is amazing how a simple melody can bring people closer and create cherished memories that last a lifetime. Meeting Ash and Aisha felt like meeting old friends, and I am grateful for their music choice, which helped us connect on a deeper level.
I always encourage my clients to meet with me before their big day, to ensure that we are a good fit and to discuss their vision. I am thankful that we all took the time to do so, and I am proud of the work we created together. If you have a few minutes to spare, I invite you to watch a vlog that I have prepared, which showcases some of our most memorable moments. At the end of the video, I leave you with this message:
Thank you so much for taking the time to watch this far and not thinking it’s a cooking video.
I feel incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to photograph Ash and Aisha’s surprise wedding proposal photos in my workshop before, and it was truly an honor to capture their special day in this vlog. While nothing was shot professionally, except for the wedding photos, I am grateful for the trust and freedom that Ash and Aisha placed in me to document their wedding day. I am also grateful for the wonderful people whom I had the pleasure of working with, especially the video team, Autumn Story, as well as the rest of the wedding crew. It was my first time meeting and working with them, and I am so glad to have had the chance to collaborate with such talented individuals. I want to extend a special thank you to my friend, Chong Yee, for helping me throughout the day, and also to Aisha’s brother, Asad Motawh, who captured some priceless moments on my behalf.
Finally, I want to express my love and appreciation to Ash and Aisha.
It was truly a joy to work with such wonderful people who felt like close friends from the moment we met.
I love you guys.
Main Photographer: Hellojanelee Photography
Second Photographer: Chong Yee Photo
Videographer: Autumn Story
Wedding Planner: Pretty Little Things Events
Wedding Decor Stylist: Munstara Event
Wedding Dress: Hani Mokhta
Makeup Artist: Cukiajis
Hair Stylist: Hamidijamili
Venue: The Estate on Federal Hill