Apr

Shabana + Mansoor :: Chicago Pakistani Wedding Photographer :: The Empress Banquets

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2020

This is part 2 of Shabana and Mansoor’s lovely wedding day in March before the Coronavirus shutdown in Chicago. In the morning, I photographed their intimate nikkah ceremony at ICN Naperville. Later that evening, Shabana and Mansoor had their wedding reception at The Empress Banquets in Addison, IL. I love photographing natural light portraits before the actual event so we met at a local park to take advantage of the good weather we had that day! SDK makeup did Shabana’s makeup for the evening look. Shabana wore a custom purple ombre lehenga that her mother designed through her own fashion line called Alishba’s . The Pakistani bridal dress featured a stunning train that made Shabana look like the QUEEN she is!!

As a couple, Shabana and Mansoor are laid back, funny and willing to do what it takes to get great photos! I loved that! As a wedding photographer, having the trust of your clients is GOLD!! Rapport is everything and I cannot thank this couple enough for being carefree and willing to not let the stress of the wedding day influence their mood! Shabana chose a wonderful purple theme for her event design. The elegant look was decorated by Dream Decor. For the cake, Scrumptious by Hira made a multi-tiered marble pattern cake that was a delicious accent to the theme! Take a peek at their reception highlights!


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