Haneen Oriqat

“At 13, I Didn’t Expect My Teacher To Be Afriad Of Me,” Published at The Manifest-Station

I am excited to share with you all my first ever published piece! My personal essay, “At 13, I Didn’t Expect My Teacher To Be Afraid Of Me,” has been published by The Manifest-Station on Friday, October 16, 2015! Excerpt: “At 13-years-old, I was a nerd. At 13, I was also beginning to struggle with my identity. I didn’t expect that… Read more →

Female, Muslim, and Single

I was sitting in a little hut overlooking the ocean at La Jolla Cove, taking cover from the hot sun in hopes of feeling a breeze from the ocean’s currents.   [My reading spot… Endless ocean. Endless beauty.]   I had just spent the last hour alone with my thoughts and needed a break from reality. As I pulled out… Read more →

Tariq & Rawan’s Wedding Photoshoot

Lovebirds San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, California I felt blessed to be asked to be the photographer at Tariq & Rawan’s wedding after being the photographer for their Nikaah or Katb il Kitab Ceremony. This photoshoot occurred at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden in Northern California, not too far from the bride’s home. Beautiful day and gorgeous couple! On… Read more →

Point Loma Lighthouse

Historical Old Point Loma Lighthouse Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego, California  Despite having been born and raised in San Diego, I still have fun exploring America’s Finest City. I love doing it with my wonderful family. I decided to take my Canon EOS Rebel T3i with me and was able to capture beautiful pictures of the lighthouse, surrounding area, and my family.… Read more →

Bara’ah’s Graduation Photoshoot

Graduation photoshoots are always fun in San Diego! Bara’ah graduated from eighth grade and was promoted to high school! Her fun graduation photoshoot was early in Spring on a beautifully sunny San Diego day at Coronado Island! These are just a few of Bara’ah’s favorite pictures from that day. [All images belong to Haneen Oriqat Photography. Logo placement intended for website… Read more →

Jeanine Subhia’s Graduation Party

Graduation parties are always a great time to take grad pictures!  Jeanine Subhia graduated from La Jolla High School yesterday! A future University of California, Irvine Anteater, she has a bright future ahead of her. Her parents threw a wonderful graduation party this past weekend, a day before her commencement ceremony, where friends, family, and loved ones came together to… Read more →