Jasmine and Chimel were married on April 30th, with a ceremony and reception at the Lyman Estate in Waltham, Massachusetts.
I spent my day bouncing back and forth between Jasmine and Chimel, while my second shooter, Julie, focused on the detail shots and on sticking with Chimel. I’m glad I had Julie there for those shots, too, because there were so many beautiful details. The floral wall by Nectar Floral Design was gorgeous, for example, and Jasmine simply looked stunning in her dress. I also love the image of the groomsmen hanging around the piano—it has a classic, manly rat-pack feel.
Of course, the real star of the show was Xaiden, their little ring bearer. He was just magical, one of those kids who demands your attention simply by being in the room. Every picture he is in dominates your attention. His smile is the perfect representation of his parents’ love for one another. My favorite image of them was of Chimel fixing Xaiden’s tie on the stairs, though I’m also partial to the one of them sitting in front of the bed. Chimel has his arms around his neck in a loving almost headlock that perfectly captures the love between them.
For some reason, their first look felt more special than most. Their facial expressions truly say it all, and every time I look at the photo of them, I joyfully relive it. It was my favorite moment of the day, for sure.
There were so many other moments between them that showed their unique relationship. Chimel showed off his modern-day chivalry when he stopped to adjust Jasmine’s shoe. And as a well-known DJ and hip-hop artist, you know Chimel made sure the party was amazing for all the guests involved!
Jasmine & Chimel, you two are probably the coolest people I’ve ever shot for: cultured, beautiful, modern, and woke as F*&! I want to be you! Thank you for the honor.
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