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The Addison Grove, Austin, Texas Wedding - Paul and Kunbi

I haven’t shot a wedding like I had when I shot Paul and Kunbi’s wedding. They had a beautiful outdoors ceremony and an indoor barn reception at the Addison Grove in Austin, Texas. They are both very free spirited and free, whilst particular about wanting to have very little interference with their event. Our approach in this wedding was pretty simple, we just took the photos. Sometimes we get requests to pose our couples but Paul and Kunbi were just natural, apart from little guidance here and there there wasn't any need to tell them what to do. We thoroughly enjoyed photographing this event. 

All images were edit using the "Dory" preset (for color) and "Inifinity" preset (for monochrome) from the Zauberchroma collection in Adobe Lightroom. You can find out more about these presets which we developed by the amazing talent at DVLOP. We are going to be talking about these presets in our next blog post. They really do so well with dark skin post production in ways other presets don't.

The BILTMORE BALLROOMS ATLANTA WEDDING, ORE + OSE

Ose had been a bridesmaid at Molade and Sonya's wedding who I had photographed in Chicago about 4 years ago. She was also a guest at Tosin and Gbolahan's wedding so when she and Ore decided that they would get married in the Atlanta's Biltmore Ballrooms it wasn't a surprise when she contacted me. 

Ore and Ose have been dating for the last 5 years in two different countries, the United States and the United Kingdom. Now they got to seal their union in the really elegant setting of the Biltmore Ballrooms. We got the opportunity to work with one of the best in the business, Ellyb Events who worked tirelessly to make sure that the couple had the dream wedding they always wanted.

Houston Discovery Green Engagement Session, TX, Olu + Dupe

Not very often I get a couple that does two engagement sessions. Usually it happens when your couple love fashion and enjoy dressing up. I've worked with Olu and Dupe before in Nigeria covering their Nigerian Traditional Wedding in Lagos. Having had that experience with them really added a new dimension to their engagement session. You might be wondering, aren't they married already? Why do an engagement session in that case. Most Nigerian couples have two wedding ceremonies (Nigerian traditional wedding and a blessing). It's very common to do an engagement session between the two events.

Glen Island Harbour Club Wedding, New Rochelle, NY, Ken + Antoinette

Ken and Antionette have already been featured on this blog as a very beautiful engagement session at the Lincoln Center in Manhattan NY. Being based in New York State I always look forward to covering weddings that reflect the personality of what my photography has become. I truly believe that every location has it's own culture that has an influence on how the weddings are presented and therefore the photography.

This was a fun couple to work with who put a lot of planning into their wedding. They fused both their different cultures of Ghanaian and American in their dancing, food and attire. In fact there was a lovely dance performance by Ken and Antoinette during their reception entrance of Fuse's Antenna.