Just a couple weeks before the ceremony, this bride reached out saying they wanted to spoil themselves with some photos of their Islamic Wedding Ceremony, and of course I was thrilled!! It was so much fun learning about Islam so I could respectfully photograph their wedding! I even got to learn how to wear a headscarf so I could go in the mosque (check out my selfie)! Some of the moments aren't in this blog (like the groom seeing his bride without a headscarf for the first time). Because those moments are just for them, but there are still so many special memories here! EVERYONE at this wedding was so kind to me and it was the best day.
I wore the headscarf for only 4 hours and got just a glimpse of what it is like being a woman dressed as a muslim in Omaha. I was pointed at while driving. Someone else moved to another gas pump after I got out of my car near them. I don't know if these are uncommon reactions or if they're normal, but I am definitely going to make more of an effort to be kind to Muslim women I see. I also am going to educate my kids about how people who look different or wear different clothes from us are still human and so so important. Ok rant over. Enjoy the photos!!
Based in good ol' Omaha, Nebraska, we are Jack + Chelsea Archer, a husband and wife wedding photography team. We love to tease each other, explore nature, drink coffee, and raise kind, adorable tiny people (Liam, Nora, and Zoe). We also love being wedding photographers. We are so thrilled to be the Best of Omaha Wedding Photographers 3 years in a row.
We believe in marriage and we love to celebrate the beginning with our couples. We believe that photography shouldn't just be stiff and manufactured. We are all about the candids and capturing the connection between our couples and their family and friends. That means knowing and loving each of our clients so we know exactly how to photograph them. The best photos are when you're just authentically having fun and enjoying each other, doing whatever you do.