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

Segun + Temi, Silver Spring Civic Building Wedding

Temi and Segun have been dating for as long as I can remember. They have such an inspiring relationship and a true testament of true love. Segun has lived in Maryland, USA for over 10 years and Temi has been in London, UK and Lagos, Nigeria all that time they've been dating. The Atlantic wasn't big enough to separate them. They got married on a beautiful day in the center of downtown Silver Spring, MD. I shot this with my very good and ever reliable friend Chad who as usual came through with many ideas and compositions to compliment my story.

Putting this blog post wasn't easy as we had so many lovely moments. You can view the slideshow to see some more images here

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.