When Mahmoud first reached out to me for his + Laila’s upcoming wedding, I was a little surprised. In the wedding industry, 99% of the time, it’s the bride reaching out to you. After hopping on the phone for a consultation call, I couldn’t wait! They sounded like the sweetest, most down-to-earth couple and I knew we’d get along well.
They had originally met in high school in Jordan, but lost touch with one another. They reconnected in 2020 in New York City, and soon began dating. Time flew, and they knew they belonged together. Six months after they reconnected, Mahmoud proposed and they soon began the countdown for their wedding!
“We had Ashley as our wedding photographer. She was just awesome and oh my god so organised! We felt so comfortable with her, and the photos that we got are gorgeous. If I could give more than 5 starts I would!” – Laila
After some bride + groom portraits, we went through the wedding party and family portraits. Earlier in the week, I met with Laila over the phone to plan out the different groups they wanted for these portraits.
I created a list for us to follow along, and it cut the portrait time in half. We were able to spend about 20 minutes before sunset just for some portraits with Laila + Mahmoud!
Laila purchased a veil just for the photos, and I am 100% here for it. Veil photos are some of my absolute favorites from a wedding day.