here are some more shots from my trip to mali. it already feels like it was ages ago!!!!
my apologies for the lack of weddingy photos :) personally it’s quite nice to take a little break from wedding photos. i think it’s important to switch things up a bit and exercise my none wedding muscles.
thanks to all the peeps out there who take the time to read what i post and view my photos! I wouldn’t be here without every single one of you!
while i was in mali i also took a lot of footage with my d3s. I was both nervous and excited about taking my brand new and very expensive camera to a place i knew would have a lot of dust but i also knew that if i didn’t i would regret it miserably. it was such a great experience to go and share the love of God there…the children are so cute!!! i wish i could have spent more time there :)
this trip was quite important to me because it awoke in me a desire to plan a real photography trip somewhere. This was only a small taste of it as the purpose was not to take photos. My secret desire is to go back to pakistan where i grew up. I remain hopeful!
happy new year everybody! I got back from mali this week and i’m both happy and sad to be back. It’s always good to come home after being away from it but the experiences i had in mali were both exhausting and life changing and a part of me wants to continue that adventure in an exotic land. It was such a challenge getting there…our team spent half the time we were away just travelling! To get to mali we flew from toronto–>new york–>casablanca–>paris–>bamako!!!! You can imagine the frustrations especially after spending a night at the airport due to the snowstorm related flight delays and cancellations in europe.
i’m off to africa today folks. sorry i haven’t been updating these past couple weeks i’ve been so busy tying up loose ends so that i can go. I’ll be back in toronto on new years day so have a fantastic christmas! hopefully you’ll get to spend time with your loved ones and eat lots of good food. While I’m there I won’t have access to internet so if you email me i’ll respond as soon as i can after i get back. thank you for your patience!