Arshad and Abbott are getting married NEXT SATURDAY and while they booked me a year ago to photograph their wedding, last Sunday was the first opportunity that they had to do their E session with me. This is not due to lack of me trying to pin them down. I have honestly never met a couple who are, both together and individually, so busy that I couldn’t find an open day when they were even in Vermont at the same time, let alone not already committed to something else!
When I did finally get them together for an afternoon, we had a ball moving around Burlington, documenting pieces of their wonderful love story! Both GQ handsome, they fit together like two puzzle pieces. Arshad is small and dark, Abbott is tall and light. They are similar in many ways, and their differences also compliment each other beautifully. For example, one likes coffee, the other likes tea– so they like to compromise by sharing a special Dirty Chai at Uncommon Grounds on Church Street.
Gotta love the heart-shaped crema!
Arshad is an executive director at Democracy for America so of course we had to make a stop at the wonderful DEMOCRACY statue in Courthouse Plaza. The puzzle-piece shaped monument is, again, another reminder of how well certain things –and certain people– just FIT TOGETHER.
The power couple spends so much time traveling for their respective jobs that I decided the most appropriate location for their E Session was the airport! This is funny, but also really symbolic of their love story. Friends had wanted to fix them up for the longest time, but either one or the other was perpetually out o town. Their meeting was meant to be, however, and they finally met while both in Las Vegas– at two different conferences!
The pair are trying to “nest” these days prior to the wedding in their recently purchased and renovated downtown home. Just steps away from the Salvation Army (which they love to joke about), Arshad and Abbott are enjoying mornings together at the breakfast bar with their dueling laptops, cuddling in the den, and watching movies or playing board games with friends.
I am so excited to document Arshad and Abbott’s BIG DAY and am just happy we got this fun and beautiful slideshow online before they become “Mr. and Mr.” I dare you not to smile and giggle as you watch this video! (which is in FLASH, by the way, so you cant see it on Ipads and iPhones. Please send all complaints to APPLE CUSTOMER SERVICE.)
If you’d like to see all 285 pictures from Abbott and Arshad’s fun E session, please click HERE (but you’ll need to get the secret password from the couple to gain access to the full gallery)
NOTE ABOUT SLIDESHOW:I’ve received several emails from clients and followers lately, telling me that they cant get the music to play on any of my blog slideshows. UGH!
After doing some research, I found out that Adobe has an active bug report listed on their site for their latest version of FLASH PLAYER (version 11.7) and they will hopefully fix the issue shortly.
So, while we wait for Adobe to fix Flash Player with a NEW update, the only option, if you are using version 11.7, is to revert to Flash Player 11.6, which you can download HERE.
Sorry for the inconvenience.