Farial and Arash are the type of impossibly gorgeous couple that photographers hire to fill up their “wedding” galleries. We promise that this is their actual wedding and that they are not actors. Maybe it’s their exotic Persian beauty or their ease in front of the camera; theirs is one of our most popular and visually stunning wedding albums.
Both the traditional Persian wedding ceremony and reception were held at Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City. We planned a first sighting for the couple and then spent some time exploring the hotel together, finding a loungy lobby interior and a tree-lined grassy knoll that gave us great portrait opportunities.The ceremony area was lovingly prepared on the waterfront deck while the cocktail and formal receptions were held inside the hotel. Farial’s bridesmaids wore vibrant red dresses to match Farial’s dramatic shoes. Arash was a dashing and romantic groom, rocking aviator sunglasses and never losing his cool, even on the warm summer day.
If you’ve never experienced the energy of a Persian wedding, offer to be someone’s plus one and bring your dancing shoes! Swords, handkerchiefs and shimmies, guests smiling, laughing and dancing together in spontaneous circles and joyous celebration. It’s awesome.
For their album they chose a 10×10 flush mount magazine style with an acrylic cover. The left side of the first page is that cover and the right is the first inside page. Mischa was given artistic control and designed the album from scratch giving it an “old school vintage” style. It is one of Mischa’s favorite recent album layouts and even includes our version of the “Bridal Morph”. A videography effect that meshes multiple images together in a “time-lapse” effect, showing the bride in stages from makeup and robe to full wedding dress and ready for the aisle. Look for this spread in Farial and Arash’s wedding album and watch for Brianne’s favorite “rockstar” Bride and Groom portrait.
Farial’s review on wedding wire says: Mischa and Brianne were nothing short of amazing! They were very professional, sweet and creative! Their work speaks for itself! 🙂 I would definitely recommend them as i already have to many of my friends and family! Thanks so much