The Journal for New York City's Top Wedding Photographer Jide Alakija

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.