I usually tell my clients that their job during an engagement session is a lot tougher than mine--I just have to press a button here and there while they have to be active and entertain my ideas.
And on some days that's harder to do than others--it was a triple digit temperature day in Dallas when I met up with Ife and Sina. Despite the heat and humidity (it was still almost 90 degrees when the night came) they did a great job of enjoying themselves while we were out shooting.
They will be getting married this fall so I'll be looking forward to hitting I-45 again to see them.
Here is a small sample of the day's take:
Posted on June 30, 2011 at 11:11 AM
Reception Venue: Chateau Polonez
Floral and Event Design: Darryl & Co
Day-of coordination: Professional Socialites
Cakes: Supreme Cakes
Wedding Gown/Veil: Priscilla of Boston
Groom's Suit: Michael Andrews Bespoke
Groom's Shirt: Hamilton
Invitations: Parchments by Dami
Bride Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Vince Camuto
Groom Shoes: Tom Ford, Stubbs & Wootton
Makeup: Beauty Geeks International
Although I photographed their wedding just shy of a year ago (their 1-year anniversary is coming up next month), their wedding hasn't hit the blog yet because their wedding was selected to be in the Knot magazine! I wanted to wait and share that good news along with the blog post. Those with eagle eyes will notice I snuck in a gallery of their wedding on my portfolio and also my facebook page but now that the issue has hit print, we'll revisit their wedding day here as well.
You'll no doubt remember this stylish couple from their engagement session last year in New Orleans
Dami & Niyi hosted one of the most personalized weddings I've had the pleasure of photographing. They incorporated their modern, stylish tastes, DIY touches like a candy buffet with sweets in their wedding colors (I particularly liked the rock candy), and of course, Nigerian culture and music. Dami sported 3 different pairs of shoes for her multiple outfits including a pair of yellow Christian Louboutin shoes. Niyi, also represented by sliding on a pair of Tom Ford (!) shoes and eased into a pair of Stubbs and Wootton velvet slippers at the tail end of the evening. From beginning to end Scott and I had a great time interpreting the moments in front of us (and there were plenty!) and doing our best to put together a collection of photos that would do their day justice.
A quick screen shot of the Knot feature is above. Pick up the Fall/Winter 2011 issue in stores now, or you can just follow this link to see their Real Wedding feature on the website: http://weddings.theknot.com/Real-Weddings/85262/view.aspx?type=1&id=85262
In addition to the photos from their feature, here are some of my favorites from the wedding day:
Posted on June 16, 2011 at 1:33 AM
Nigerian, Published, Weddings |