fariha wajid


I'm Fariha, an architect-turned-photographer based in Wheaton, Illinois. I was first exposed to photography when I played around with my sister's film camera while I was in high school. Soon after, I saved up for my own camera. I never left the house without it and made sure to capture all of my friends and family living in the moment. When I shared the photos with them, I loved seeing them smile as they relived special memories through my photos. I continued photography as a hobby while I was in architecture school. I didn't realize it would soon become something more. Preserving memories through photography continues to bring me as much joy as the first time I snapped a photo.

I photograph weddings, portraits, and creative brands. Scroll down to view my portfolio and learn more about my work. Thanks for stopping by!

About me

Drinking chai on a rainy day, warm cinnamon rolls, beautiful architecture, playing with my adventurous little toddler, spontaneous road trips with my husband, hosting dinner parties, having a whole conversation in gifs, binge watching The Office, the feeling of zip lining through a forest for the first time, meeting wonderful people through photography


- I run a brand called INKMADE where I design screen printed textiles and handmade stationery.

- I love traveling and one of my favorite countries so far has been Norway. The fjords are breathtaking!

- The first wedding I ever shot was my sister's. I was in high school and let's just say the photos could have been way better!

fun facts

While I take my job seriously, you'll find me cracking jokes, sharing stories, and making you smile throughout the photo session. I'll get you a glass of water when you seem exhausted after smiling all evening during your mehndi and give you a granola bar during your outdoor photo session if you haven't eaten all day. In order to get beautiful photos of you, it's my job to make sure you're as happy and comfortable as can be during our time together.

My Style

My style of photography is a combination of posed and candid shots, framed with strong compositions that help tell the story of your special day. My goal is to capture all the details from your event, because I believe every little piece deserves to be cherished. My post-processing style responds to the lighting, colors, and ambiance of the wedding or session. I try my best to bring out the true colors of the setting with hints of bold color. I love working with natural light, but bring supplemental lighting with me when needed for indoor events. Each session is specifically catered to your vision.


the natural smiles of a couple right after their nikkah ceremony.

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the intricate mehndi of every bride I work with. It's always gorgeous!

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photographing adorable children and their parents.

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helping creative brands tell their story through beautiful photographs.

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Each event is unique and the pricing depends on a variety of factors that I like to discuss with each of my prospective clients. I photograph engagements, families, weddings, and creative brands. Each package includes high resolution photos delivered through an online gallery within 3-4 weeks of the session or event. I now also offer albums! For pricing and more information, please use the contact form below or email me.

"Me and my husband had a great time working with Fariha. She is friendly, professional, and punctual. She also responded to our messages in a timely manner and did a great job taking and editing our photos."



I'd love to hear from you! You can reach me through the contact form or directly via email at hello@farihawajidphotography.com.

Please allow 1-2 business days for responses via email. I look forward to hearing from you!


Contact Me

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