Mar 05, 2012
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As I mentioned on Friday’s preview for this wedding, I was very nostalgic this weekend since we were traveling down to Florida for a photo shoot and the last time I was down there was for this wedding, Zainab & Farhan! To start off, I first met this couple waaaaay way back in March at another Pakistani wedding (well first the engagement banquet and then the wedding again a few months later) at ZYKA in Decatur. Somehow we convinced Farhan to take a photo together with Zainab (ok he was just a tad reluctant) and from that photo I think that’s where we first hit it off! We kept up through Facebook until the time rolled around that they were ready to tie the knot officially and they entrusted me to create lasting memories of the day. I have to admit, it was pretty easy to take amazing photos of this beautiful couple and their amazing family in friends. For the first day’s events we were in Fort Myers, Florida which is Zena’s home town, and her family put together a wonderful evening of celebration at the Clarion Hotel. Here is the story of their first day:

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

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Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Next, Zainab made her entrance to the banquet hall of the Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers:

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

The celebration was in full swing at this point, wonderful evening!

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Next, the dancing program began retelling the story of how Zainab and Farhan first met…

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

After the dancing programs were finished, the party really started! We had some great bhangra music from the DJ and drummer to get everyone out of their seats and on the dance floor!

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Everybody was dancing!

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

A few final photos of the families once the dancing died down and the night wrapped up… I mean, we only had two more nights of this to go! =)

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

And as one last photo session of the night, I stole Zainab and Farhan away for some couple’s photos… literally in the hotel parking lot. I love wedding photography for the problem solving aspect of it, making magic out of thin air at times it seems! =)

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding | Clarion Hotel Ft Myers, Crowne Plaza Ft Myers, 5th Avenue Event Hall | Ft. Myers & Atlanta Pakistani Indian Wedding Photographer

Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer Zainab & Farhan's Wedding Day 1 | Clarion Hotel Ft. Myers | Ft. Myers Indian Pakistani Wedding Photographer

And so we wrapped up Day 1 of this amazing Pakistani wedding and tried to power nap as much as possible for the next day’s events! Can the second day top the fun we had on the first day? Stop by tomorrow and find out!

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Wedding Photography Equipment List

Canon EOS 5D Mark II (x2)
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
Canon Speedlite 580 EX II (x2)
Nikon SB-900 Speedlight (x2)
PocketWizard PLUS II Transceiver (x3)

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Zachary Long and Betty Feng are wedding photographers based in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia but will happily travel to wherever their fabulous couples happen to be from the Metro Atlanta area to Fort Myers, Florida and beyond! View out main website at http://www.FengLongPhoto.com/ to inquire about remaining 2012 wedding availability.

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