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A very DC thing - Cherry Blossom Engagement Shoot

Tidal Basin Cherry Blossom Engagement Shoot

This beautiful engagement shoot took place at the Jefferson Memorial on the banks of the Tidal Basin with Cherry Blossoms in full bloom.

Fun fact – Jama, a native Australian wore a traditional Lava Lava for the session. He also happens to be a star rugby player for DC’s Old Glory Rugby team. As it so happens, Zarima and Jama met while playing touch rugby on the lawn of the Washington Memorial.

This engagement session was documented using digital and film cameras.

Lead Photographer: Akbar

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What the couple had to say
Zarima and Jama

The photos are not only beautiful, but also truly capture the essence of our relationship and the joy we feel in each other's company. We have received countless compliments on the photos and are thrilled to have these memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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Jackson and Monica

Akbar is a tremendous photographer and human being! I can't recommend him enough for your wedding. He is such a thoughtful and caring person and it shines through in his photos. He was seemingly everywhere throughout our events and captured so many small details that we will cherish forever. He truly captured how we and our guests felt on our special day.

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Amatul and Sheraz

We hired Akbar for our wedding photoshoot and honestly it was the best decision. He was so comfortable to work with and captured the pictures so beautifully.

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Veena and Ravi

He put all of us at ease and the pictures show it too. He was everywhere and also blended in so well. Our wedding and engagement pictures are brilliant!

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Summer and Khalid

If I could give a 1000 stars, I would! Booking Akbar for our wedding was by far the best decision! Akbar is kind,patient, professional and has a great sense of humor and energy that helps ease the nerves we all experience on that one special day. He takes his work seriously has done such a phenomenal job capturing all the joyful, moments shared with family and loved ones throughout the night. His work is timeless and honestly speaks for itself but if you ever need confirmation, then let this be it— you will not be disappointed!

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Ayda and Ahmad

We worked with Hannah on our wedding day and she went above and beyond and exceeded our expectations. Before the wedding Akbar asked the right questions to make sure we got what we were looking. We are so happy with our experience with the team & I would highly recommend them!


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