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

Venezia Palace Wedding, Antalya, Turkey - Otty and Ibiene

Ibiene has always wanted a destination wedding. In fact I remember before she got engaged she and I always talked about how she would get married in Santorini. When she got engaged to Otty she called me and told me that she would be looking for a location that would suit her vision unfortunately Santorini wouldn't be the location that I would shoot her wedding. Antalya provided a really interested backdrop that I was so excited with. I flew out there with my buddy Beena who was the most amazing second shooter through out the trip. In fact this almost a vacation that we just happen to be shooting Otty and Ibeine's wedding. 

We had the opportunity of shooting a day after session, something we always try to do whenever we shoot a destination wedding. You get a lot of VERY interesting compositions and also images that reflect the location of your destination. Why wouldn't you?

Otty and Ibiene's guests were one of the most expressive I had ever shot. Always had something to surprise us throughout the day. This was one fun event to shoot.

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.

Biltmore Ballrooms Atlanta Wedding, Ore + Ose sneak peek

Today is a brief sneak peek from a very beautiful wedding we got to be part of in the city of Atlanta, GA. The couple, 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.

Enjoy

Moonstone Manor Wedding, Elizabethtown, PA - Ayodele + Damilola

"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment." - Jane Austen

Damilola has always loved Jane Austen. So much so, that she made it the theme of her wedding. The Moonstone Manor in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania could not have provided a better backdrop. This was one amazing wedding that we got to shoot.