Ahmad & Fathma’s traditional Afghan wedding was a truly spectacular event for me to capture. Set in the backdrop of the Knotts Berry Farm Hotel in Buena Park, California, family and friends gathered on a summer Friday evening to celebrate these two love birds. Delicious food, immaculate traditional garb, dances, and the like were in order and I’m so thrilled to share some of the great moments of this particular wedding story.


I always take full advantage of ANY amount of time I have with the bride as she’s preparing. We had a mini-shoot in the hotel room and it was a success – if I might say so myself 🙂


And luckily, I had ample time to just shoot with the bride and groom before their wedding celebration started. These two looked stunning together and made it look effortless.

Y’all see that stage?! Y’all see that food?! And again, that STAGE.

And the moment all the guests were waiting for: the grandest of grand entrances.

The couple lookin’ all regal. So are those kids. And so is that stage.

(Okay – I’m going to try and stop gushing over that stage now…)

Speeches n’ smiles.

When the dance floor officially opens and he doesn’t want to dance.


Watch him whip. Now watch him nae nae.


Honoring the bride and groom with a traditional dance.

Groom: “When blowing out the candle doesn’t work, just pinch instead.” (Brave man, by the way).

Andddd now, things are official after the ring ceremony.


CAKE. Enough said.

The night capped off with Ahmad and Fathma’s first dance and as you can see, it was a fun one. I was honored to shoot such a love-filled event! Major thanks to Ahmad and Fathma for bringing me on board – may you dance through life together with just as much ease and joy. Blessings to you both!


Wedding Roll Call:

Photographer: Charles Maceo Photography

Venue: Knotts Berry Farm Hotel