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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.

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

The Carrick House, Lexington, Kentucky Wedding, Bradley + Eloho Sneakpeek

As much as I travel, I still get excited by new cities and places. Lexington, Kentucky - definitely not a city I have visited but the charming "Bluegrass" state offered beautiful outdoor scenery and plantation style architecture that served as beautiful backdrop to this wedding I photographed in April. The weather gods were smiling on us and the couple, Eloho & Bradley, were fun to work with and it was a pleasure spending time with them and their entire family. Here are a few pictures from the occasion.

Event Planner : Hannah Schweppe from LexEffect Event Management

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.