Clements + Tamara, Harlem and Manhattan, NY Engagement session

We had the opportunity to spend an afternoon and evening with Clement and Tamara. They hired us to do an extended version of our typical engagement session that would include three looks in four different locations. We pretty much went all over the NYC area. The backdrops you see here range from a popular spot (and one of the couple's favorite spots) in Harlem to Central Park, Grand Central and the Apollo Theater.

It was such a pleasure to work these two earlier this year. In addition to being just a downright lovely couple, Tamara was incredibly kind and considerate, showing concern and even the smallest hints of unease. At times, I felt more like the client seeking service. Clement was equally warm and a really laid-back lad. Grateful to have gotten the chance to get to know them beyond the scope of the shoot.

Ehimanre + Ada, Central Park Engagement Session, NY

One of the few reasons I moved to NYC was to work with my mate and buddy, Ada and her now husband Ehimanre. They both run a fashion photography agency called Avaloni Studios. Immediately after Ehimanre proposed to Ada, Ada asked me if I'd be willing to do their engagement photos. Of course there wasn't any inhibitions in saying yes. 

Unfortunately I was already booked to shoot a wedding abroad during the time of their own wedding ceremony however I feel special and honored to have had such an opportunity to see the more romantic side of this dynamic Duo.

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David + Vera, Camelot by Martins Wedding, MD

I don't get to shoot many Ghanaian weddings as a wedding photojournalist but whenever I do get a chance to I am always challenged by how different they can be from the usual Nigerian weddings that I am very used to photographing. I met David and Vera through a friend whose wedding I covered so many years ago in Nigeria and immediately we got on like a house on fire at our first consultation meeting in Silverspring, MD, we laughed and joked so hard that it was so hard not to want to photograph their wedding. I had my buddy Joshua Dwain (an amazing Brooklyn, NY photographer) cover this with me haven myself worked with him on a few weddings of his too this year. We both managed to produce some really colorful and amazing images throughout the ceremony. Thanks Josh!

You can see the event slideshow here

Also this event was Coordinated by Lola of Lola Divine Event Planners and Decorators. She did more than an awesome job. We really enjoy working with her.