fariha wajid

Hi there! I'm Fariha, a chai obsessed photographer based in Chicago who loves capturing weddings, portraits, and brands. View my blog posts to learn more about my work or contact me for more information. I'd love to hear from you!

ABOUT Fariha







Mariam and Sabeel have such a cute love story. They’ve known each other for years and finally decided to tie the knot. Their Nikkah took place at the beautiful Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling. Both Mariam and Sabeel were filled with giggles and smiles throughout their celebration. My favorite part of the evening was […]

Hafsa and Uzair have been married for a few months and wanted some photos now that the hustle and bustle of the wedding was over. On a chilly and rainy day, we decided to meet indoors at the Garfield Park Conservatory. The greenery of the conservatory along with the gorgeous bouquet by Samaa’s Florals was […]

Safia and Shaun were one of those couples that put a huge smile on my face the moment I met them. They’re such a fun couple and it was a pleasure capturing their Nikkah ceremony and reception at Albanian-American Islamic Center. The evening was filled with smiles, some tears, a lot of laughing, and just […]

When Zubair reached out to me to take some fashion shots in collaboration with Nomi Ansari and HSY, I was excited to try my hand at fashion photography. We decided to take photos in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. The simple architectural elements of the houses in this area make for the perfect backdrop. Check out […]

Samia of The Macaron Mama started making macarons when her mother-in-law gifted her a KitchenAid mixer. She had always had a love for baking and with the right equipment she was able to master the art of the macaron. She made a few batches for friends, family, and small events. She never expected it to […]

Sometimes I wonder if I should just focus on weddings, but then when I work on sessions like this one, I realize that I can’t do that because I just love photographing a variety of subjects! This was my first ever branding session. “What is a branding session?” you ask. During this session, I take […]

When I found out that one of my friends from high school was engaged, I started reminiscing about all the times we had lunch together during 6th period, the deep talks we had about our future, and the silly jokes we made with our group of friends. I was so excited for her as she […]

Mariam and Abdul Basit were such a delightful couple to photograph and work with. Their outfits, smiles, and location of choice all worked so well together for their photo session at the Baha’i Temple in Wilmette. This location is gorgeous! The architect in me loved the backdrop of the temple’s intricate ornamentation. The gardens surrounding […]