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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.

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.