Debra A. Zeller


Somayeh & Mohammad : July 27, 2008

Somayeh and Mohammad were married on Treasure Island on July 27th and had a traditional Persian wedding. This was my first time photographing a Aghd ceremony and hopefully won’t be my last. The ceremony started off with a violin player that was mic’d so you could feel the music run through your body, and the guests were clapping along as Somayeh made her entrance. It was at this point that tears started to well up in my eyes. From start to finish the ceremony was just an incredible event to witness.

There aren’t words strong enough to describe my feelings for this amazing couple. Since the wedding they have invited Greg (who was the 2nd shooter) and I to dinner. It was lovely to see them again and get to spend some time learning more about their family back home in Iran and their culture.
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Before the ceremony with their guests they had time alone and read from the Koran.
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This is the first reception I’ve covered that had no alcohol yet everyone danced the night away.
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These ships were bombing each other – not sure what they were reenacting. Since they were married on Treasure Island, having these ships in the bay was the icing on the cake.

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Carolina & Milo : Tigre, Argentina

Ok, so I’ve been absent for a month or so and I sincerely apologize! I have a good excuse though, I went to Argentina for most of August. So I have a lot of updating to do, I know, please stay tuned because I’m working on a few post right now.

First up is a lovely post-wedding portrait session with a lovely couple I met while on my trip. Meet Carolina & Milo. These two were hitched this past March, but had a major hiccup on their big day in that their priest never showed up! After keeping 380 guests waiting for 2 hours, a close friend of the family stepped in and performed the ceremony, though not legally, they had to track down the priest a few weeks later to finally make it legal. To make up for the wedding day hassle, we enjoyed a stress free portrait session on a lovely Argentinean night. The clouds in the sky were being illuminated by the city lights, it was pretty cool as you can see below. The car shots were also a blast to do. When they said they had a little red Fiat, I jumped at the chance to do a shoot with it. We kept seeing these adorable little Fiats all over Argentina (and Uruguay).
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