Mr. & Mrs. Ghanim

I am so excited for the rest of the weddings I have this year.  I only took a limited number of weddings (to focus on being a Mommy) so not only did these couples choose me to shoot their weddings, but I chose them as well.  I really wanted to work with awesome couples that value photography and make it a priority.  I absolutely adore and love all of my couples this year and I feel so honored to be a part of their weddings.

Leslie and Husam were no exception.  Leslie follows my blog and her thoughtful comments always make my day.  When I’m around both her and Husam I feel like I’m around old friends.  They are just so warm and inviting.  And those are the best weddings to be a part of.  The ones where I’m emotionally invested as well.  I’m not going to lie.  Totally teared up four times at this wedding – 1) When Leslie’s cousin and bridesmaid sang during the ceremony.  2)  When Leslie spoke Arabic during the ceremony and Husam’s mom gasped with surprise and pride.  3)  During Husam’s Dad’s toast.  It was so touching to see how much he loves Leslie.  4)  During the Mother and Son dance.  This one gets me every time now that I have a son.

Leslie and Husam were married at the LA River Center.  I’ve shot an engagement session there a while back, but it is an absolute gorgeous venue for a wedding!  Every vendor there was so great to work with.  Leslie kept commenting on how the day ran so smoothly because of her awesome vendors.  While I think that was part of it, I also think that having a very organized bride who was so kind to everyone helped.  As well as having a great family and bridal party to work with.  

Leslie and Husam, I wish you both nothing less than a lifetime of happiness.  You two are perfect for each other and I can’t even tell you how grateful I am to be a part of your wedding.  Thank you!  Here’s your slideshow!

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Leslie made her jewelry!  How talented is she!

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And she bedazzeled her shoes!  

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You may remember Ginger from their engagement session.  I love this picture because I remember how important it was to me for Hauggy to be at our wedding.  While Ginger didn’t get to go to the wedding I know Leslie will treasure this picture of her and Ginger together.

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 First Look

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Love these socks Leslie gave Husam

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Instead of doing a traditional bouquet toss Leslie MADE a bouquet out of paper (doesn’t it look real) and tossed it with a gift certificate to CPK (yummy) to all of her guests.  Isn’t that a great idea?  People actually wanted to catch it!

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I told you it’s a gorgeous place to have a wedding!

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Videographer – Joe at Today’s the Day Videography

DJ – Carlos at Amaze DJ

Caterer – Truly Yours (awesome food and such a wonderful staff!!!)

Florist – The Enchanted Florist

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20 Responses to Mr. & Mrs. Ghanim

  1. megan says:

    Wow…this wedding is beautiful! As always, you did an amazing job! Love the ring shot!!!

  2. Jamie says:

    Aw, Drew amazing job… like that’s a shocker! That ring shot totally has some nate kaiser writen on it!
    Love it Drew! My rockstar OC bff ! LOL

  3. Jessica says:

    Such talent she has. I LOVE the jewelry and the shoes. Oh and the socks are so fun. Great shoot Drew. The last one is priceless!

  4. Kayleen T. says:

    Beautiful timeless images! and i love the ring shot!!

  5. Lisa says:

    What a beautiful wedding and of course amazing shots!! I know what you mean about the groom/mother dance. I have a little boy and I always think about him while I’m taking pictures of the groom dancing with his mother.

  6. Kristi says:

    I love the looks on their faces when they are watching the girl sing. Awesome.

  7. Ashley says:

    What an awesome wedding! I love all the little details (the socks!) and I love how you posed the bridal party, Drew! Gorgeous!

  8. Paige says:

    Ok lets just discuss how beautiful that picture is of Leslie and her dog, amazing! I love the ring picture! I love the picture of them standing together watching someone talking, what a beautiful couple! You once again did an incredible job and seriously this is my favorite wedding so far!!!!!

  9. Trista says:

    Good to see a wedding on here Drew! I can’t wait to see all the awesome weddings you’ll be shooting this season! The “sock” shot is hilarious!!

  10. Leslie says:

    These a gorgeous Drew! And what clever details the bride had! So cute.

  11. tracy says:

    These are so great – When ever I see pics like these I always think how happy the brdie and groom will be when they see them! Awesome that you are taking time to be a Mommy – time goes sooo fast – you will NEVER regret taking all that time with him. Love that shot by the window!

  12. Bobbie Brown says:

    Oh my goodness! I adore all the details at this wedding!! And your pictures; well, just amazing!

  13. Tracy says:

    Drew these are amazing. I absolutely love them. The ring shot….LOVE IT!!!

  14. Just came across your blog and wanted to say hi! Love the eye that you have… BTW – it is a GREAT idea to put a gift certificate on the bouquet!! -JG

  15. Leslie G. says:

    Drew- What can I say? I’ll never forget your day with us- the whole bridal party was impressed! I was blown away by the special surprise of seeing pictures during the reception- you went above and beyond. Thank you for giving us the gift of beautiful memories.

    Love always,
    Mr. and Mrs. Ghanim

  16. Kellie says:

    You were right…..that is a gorgeous venue! I love the lighting!

  17. shannon says:

    these are amazing!!! what a fantastic wedding. your shots are just gorgeous!

  18. Great shots. I really enjoyed the ones of the groom and groomsmen. Very creative!

  19. Joe R. says:

    Hi Drew- I had a great time shooting this wedding with you and your 2nd shooter. Thanks so much for being considerate of the video cams. I definitely look forward to future weddings with you. You rock!

  20. Wow! These are so fab! Love what you did with the group shots! We just shot a wedding there a few weeks ago too! :)

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