I can't begin to tell you how important this wedding was to me. No, really, I can't! However, let it be known that this photoshoot quite literally changed my life for the better, and it was all thanks to a welcome surprise for two lovers.
Kaoutar and Farah are an exuberant couple with a real taste for the romantic. Farah, whose name is distinctly female, is the lucky man who was found by Kaoutar over Facebook. It was just happenstance, but Kaoutar became interested in Farah after learning he was a man with a female name.
It is funny how little quirks can lead to dramatic (but positive!) changes in a person's life.
Cyprus weddings are always beautiful, not only because of the sheer cliffs and boldly blue waters on the coast, but also because of the people who are there. Kaoutar and Farah came all the way from Qatar to have a civil ceremony done with the relaxing backdrop of Cyprus' beaches. Farah's best man and brother, Omar, decided to hire me as a photographer and surprise his friends with a lovely photoshoot.
This couple is simply bursting with beauty and a zest for life, as well as each other. It is hard to contain Kaoutar's smile in these photos as she gazes at the love of her life. It's cute that Farah thinks no one else sees when he secretly plants kisses on Kaoutar's shoulders. These little gestures are so gentle that I can not imagine a harsh word ever being spoken between them.
Out of all the photos, my favorite is this one, where Kaoutar is looking back over Farah's shoulder as he faces the ocean waves. Atop the cliff, these two lovers have nothing to fear. They scan the ocean waves and soak up the sun without a care in the world, holding each other as if they have been apart for far too long. It's blissful, romantic, and I feel as if I am peering into their own private world, as if I'm not meant to see any of this... And yet I am.
Such a couple is rare to find, even in the midst of the romantically swaying palm trees of Cyprus. I know that their life together will last until their dying breath...
Congratulations to Kaoutar and Farah on their new life together!