With a notepad in my hands, firmly tucked into warm sheets, I excitedly waited for a
local radio show to start. You wouldn’t expect a young teenager in 90’s to follow a jazz program
called Moon shadows, but I fell in love with a song I heard and I needed to hear it again
to write down the lyrics (yes, that was a thing before Google🙈).
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."
Nat King Cole’s lyrics are still profoundly engraved in my memory, and despite not being able
to truly understand the depth behind such a simple sentence in my young age,
I just knew there was something extraordinary about it.
What I have learned throughout many years after my romantic radio nights is that love
isn’t just enthusiasm, feeling of the fuzzy Cupid’s arrow striking you, planning romantic dinners
and trips or being in an ecstatic mindset.
Love is a skill we need to learn. It is a way, one can say a courageous one, of looking
at your partner with an open heart and vulnerability, slowing down and nurturing
what makes your partner’s heart sing. And then, truly, one can enjoy the love in its full form.
Marwa and Hamdouna, despite coming from a slightly different culture than mine, amazed me with their way of thinking and perceiving what romance and love is. What I adore about them is that they were, but most importantly, still are, eager to learn about one another. They are curiously exploring their emotions and desires, allowing to freely be who they truly are. I believe it takes a big person
to help its partner to become a better human, and this couple truly understands
word partnership in the full sense of its meaning.
Before their new life in Australia, Marwa and Hamdouna decided to celebrate their love in a place
that brought them together, a place where their journey started. When they searched for
a Qatar Wedding Photographer, I was so excited to hear from them and discover their love story.
Their energy, smiles and desire to truly taste the life in all its flavors was extremely contagious,
and I couldn't wait to visit the desert in Qatar with them.
After a drive from Doha to Sealine, and a brief deflation of tires to be able to drive on sand,
we entered the desert, and it wasn't long after exploring sand dunes that I saw THE spot.
The soft sand under their feet, mesmerizing sunset gently rolling under the horizon
and their loving hugs were all I needed to create some beautiful memories
they will cherish in their upcoming life chapter.