Apr

Haajar + Nader :: Chicago Arab Muslim Engagement Portraits

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2020

It’s always the deepest humbling feeling getting referrals from past clients and their families…that is how Haajar heard about us. I actually photographed her fiancé, Nader, sister’s engagement party several years prior! Haajar warned me that she and Nader were shy and awkward when taking photos, but I couldn’t believe it during the portrait session. I had to ask her several times if she was actually shy because we were having a blast that cold autumn day!

I love it when people tell me that they aren’t “good” in front of the camera. I don’t think any of us are, including me, because we aren’t professional models. BUT, I AM a professional photographer!! That’s the key!!

This session proved that anyone can get wonderful photos. The photographer’s job is to get the natural essence of a couple by building a rapport. When that connection happens, the possibilities are limitless! Here’s a few gems from Haajar and Nader’s Chicago fall engagement portraits!


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With over ten years of experience capturing sacred moments and an artful intuition for what it takes to get the perfect shot, time and time again, it’s our joy to create evocative, timeless photographs that are as one-of-a-kind as your story.

Maha Studios is a destination photography studio that delights in the vibrant traditions and rituals at the heart of South Asian and multicultural weddings.