Kiren and Rafay’s pre-wedding shoot photos, taken around the mesmerizing vistas of Martha’s Vineyard, are a sight to behold. The couple, who have a one-of-a-kind story, wanted their pre-wedding shoot to be as unique as their love story. They took their time to find wedding photography experts who would fully understand their vision, finally handing over the creative task to WeddingSutra Favorite – Park Street Weddings. For the photo shoot, the team relied on the stunning backdrops and the magical chemistry between the couple. This resulted in a pre-wedding shoot nothing short of an epic romance straight out of a novel.
How They Met
Rafay says, “On a December evening in 2017, I was laying in bed, scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed. I suddenly came across my cousin Summiya’s page, where she tagged a beautiful girl in one of her pictures. I remember thinking, ‘My Goodness’. I immediately called Summiya and asked if the girl was single. She said ‘yes’ and I remember being happy and surprised at the same time. I asked Summiya if she could set up a group hangout so I could see Kiren LIVE, #nofilters. I felt confident until I found myself sitting across her. It is amazing when something just feels right – weak knees, that funny feeling in the pit of the stomach, a flushed face from intimidation; I felt it all. I called Summiya later that night after we all went home only to find that Kiren just thought that I was nice and not much else. Post that night, I made it a point to make sure that these group hangouts happen more frequently. After continuing for a few months in this way, I finally got Kiren’s number. It wasn’t easy to get to this accomplishment, but it finally happened!”
He adds, “As we continued to get to know each other, I found myself still doing silly things out of anxiety. How could I not feel nervous in the presence of such beautiful, piercing eyes that spoke to my soul? This one time, I was trying to play footsie with Kiren and I accidentally kicked her too hard. She looked at me and in a loud tone asked me in front of all our friends, ‘Is there a reason you’re kicking me?’ and rolled her eyes. We all laughed, but my heart sank. Fast forward to today, I am amazed and blessed that Kiren decided to stick it out with me and be my adventure bae forever. The moments of anxiety, laughs, ups and downs and the feelings of vulnerability were all so worth it. Life has been good to us so far, and we look forward to living it well with the passing of each day.”
“Working with Park Street Weddings has been an incredible experience. All we told the team was that we wanted to do something unique. They suggested Martha’s Vineyard and sent in ideas for what we should wear. Team Park Street arrived first thing in the morning to scout all the locations that they thought fit for our photos and videos. They made us feel comfortable and, by the end of the photo shoot, we felt a real connection with them. I will recommend only Park Street Weddings to friends and family going forward. I thank them for all their efforts and great work in giving us wonderful memories!”
Location: Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Photography and Videography: Park Street Weddings