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Cherise and Seun, Ickworth House, Bury St. Edmunds, England

We’ve been meaning to show this wedding for a while but somehow never got round to doing it. We think this has a lot to do with the way we managed the migration of our data files and images from the UK to the USA. We’re not always in the same location as where most of our work is stored.

This was a wedding we shot last year in Bury St. Edmunds in the southern country side of England. Ickworth House is a lovely venue for anyone looking to get married in a quite peaceful setting. Not only has it got lovely old buildings but it also has some amazing and beautiful gardens too.

Cherise and Seun met while studying at University. They both come from two different cultures worlds apart and as a result their wedding was very colourful and rich. We really had an amazing time covering this one.

In this blog post we’ve embedded a soundtrack to go with the images to better improve your viewing experience. Tell us what you think. We really do hope you’re blown away by this one.

VanessaGeorgeSeptember 2, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Wonderful pictures! Kudos

[…] Cherise and Seun, Ickworth House, Bury… […]

KevinJuly 20, 2013 - 1:27 pm

Nice images boss…very lovely

Gillian CelestinJuly 19, 2013 - 11:17 pm

Lovely pics

Bibianne BrenyaJuly 19, 2013 - 6:27 pm

beautiful, i love it.

Ayo IShutterJuly 18, 2013 - 8:47 pm

A creative photo-journalistic coverage. Your art in composition is admirable.

waleJuly 17, 2013 - 3:45 pm

very nice coverage. as usual.

Monsuru TiamiyuJuly 16, 2013 - 9:35 pm

I love this boss, and I seriously admire the use of wide angle shots.

Peter OniretiJuly 16, 2013 - 4:26 pm

Great work as usual!

Emagix PhotographyJuly 16, 2013 - 4:01 pm

That’s the boss.

Chinelo Stella Iyke-OkunwaJuly 16, 2013 - 1:33 pm

beautiful and indeed splendid.

shaddersJuly 16, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Beautiful….well captured as usual…..

love it

Bunmi Williams, a portrait


Today we had the most random of shoots. Bunmi and Lumi came by to visit just to say hi, then we got bored. Before we knew it we were now shooting Bunmi. That now lead to us doing some post production work. Finally she’s on the blog! How random. I have to give it to Bunmi, she was actually down with Malaria and was able to give us these amazing images with no preparation what so ever. I am so excited with them that I just had to show them off.


Dooney's KitchenAugust 8, 2013 - 3:34 pm

Okay Uncle Sir, when can I visit? me likey

Dooneyrooney OOAugust 8, 2013 - 3:33 pm

Ok Uncle Sir, I want to visit too. Lol

Emagix PhotographyJuly 16, 2013 - 4:09 pm


muyiwa - TrybZeJune 27, 2013 - 12:33 am

Lovely images boss. I’m muyiwa met you 2days ago and had a short lil chat by the staircase 🙂 pls wld appreciate to be in touch boss. U’re a mentor.

James JolaJune 24, 2013 - 10:29 pm

his the boss.

Sharon SaluJune 24, 2013 - 7:38 pm

… And she was down with malaria? Unbelievable! I would never have guessed. Lovely pictures.

Bimbo AkanoJune 23, 2013 - 8:15 pm

Really nice

LaoluJune 23, 2013 - 6:38 pm


[…] Bunmi Williams, a portrait […]

Akin SawyerrJune 22, 2013 - 12:53 am


SaymamaJune 21, 2013 - 7:50 pm


We’re now based in New York City!

After a year in the south we have now moved to the North East. We’re so happy to be part of a very thriving and energetic city in New York.

[…] We’re now based in New York City! […]

tamaraJune 19, 2013 - 10:36 pm

wooooooohooooo! i am married already and have a baby but i shall conjure up an event so you can take my picture, baby #2 maybe, again wooooohoooo!!

Jide Assumpção-AlakijaJune 19, 2013 - 10:24 am

Oh yeah? We’re coming next year!!! Keep the place warm for us dude!

Luciano Cesar Alakija PalmaJune 19, 2013 - 2:07 am

hope to visit you someday! your brazilian country home should be changed next time you land here…

Oyinda CharlesJune 18, 2013 - 10:37 pm

Will miss running into you guys at the gym. But will definitely be in touch when next I come to the big apple….

Akin SawyerrJune 18, 2013 - 1:15 pm

Great! We’ll be seeing more of you.

Noella and Okey, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos – Preview

I met Okey and Noella during a consultation in Lagos last year where I was on a wedding photography assignment. I learnt then that Noella had been an avid follower of my work for sometime and had us in mind to cover her wedding when Okey proposed to her. I really love it when couples are proactive in signing up their photographers, i.e. booking them way in advance of their wedding day. It gives us a lot of time to plan towards the wedding and also to get to know the couple a lot better too.

Okey and Noella had the most amazing wedding ever. Every bit of detail was planned out and executed beautifully. On our part, covering the wedding ceremony at the church was pretty straightforward, we were completely unhindered by any other photographers because of the way they controlled that aspect of the ceremony. We were truly the “official photographers” of the event. Special thanks to Timi from “I Do Weddings” who coordinated everything.

Also special thanks to the Alakija Studios team who assisted in getting all the images together. We couldn’t have done this job without their help. Wani, Babz, Jeffrey and Demi


Tolu OluwapojuwoNovember 15, 2013 - 6:48 am

am always thrilled by your creative shots. Keep it up boss

Michael AdebiyiSeptember 11, 2013 - 1:07 pm

Wow!!!!!! wow!!!! Wow!!!!!!

Aderonke EbodaSeptember 10, 2013 - 4:03 pm

whao… All I can say is Awesome.

SholaJune 29, 2013 - 4:05 am

Absolutely stunning!! Jide you didn’t do my own like this o! Kidding. Remarkable work

Jessica Oladunni OnadipeJune 28, 2013 - 2:06 pm

Simply breathtaking. Th wedding dress, the ambiance, the bride, the wedding cake, OMG the wedding cake is just wow. A work of art.

Adesukhun 'sukie' OJune 26, 2013 - 10:01 pm


PinkdiamondstlJune 25, 2013 - 11:52 pm

Absolutely fabulous job, Jide!!!

OpePraise AdeshinaJune 19, 2013 - 7:04 pm


Ty TimiJune 18, 2013 - 3:03 pm

Na wa o, no commemts biko, words sincerely fail me

Sasha Jesusisworkingforme WendyJune 18, 2013 - 10:07 am

wow! it is so so awesome.

FunkeJune 18, 2013 - 6:32 am

Wowzers…… Absolutely breathtaking pictures…… Loved every single one….. Gorgeous couple too….

Lumi MorganJune 18, 2013 - 5:03 am

Great Stuff! love the Vintage feel, and I see your love of natural light!

SadeJune 18, 2013 - 1:27 am

I loved every single shot. Your attention to detail amazes me. Awesome work bro!

Funke Bucknor-obrutheJune 17, 2013 - 10:33 pm

Well done jide.

Chidi ReubenJune 17, 2013 - 9:31 pm

Awesome moments well captured.

Georgette MonnouJune 17, 2013 - 8:40 pm

Everyone’s already said it. Breathtaking photographs. Jide you really outdid yourself. I actually shed a tear.

Ata AshiruJune 17, 2013 - 7:42 pm

Gorgeousness all around. They definitely chose the best of the best to make their dream wedding come to life…

ToyinJune 17, 2013 - 6:27 pm

Lovely Lovely lovely, this is absolutely beautiful.

Yamah M. DuntouchableLadyy StubblefieldJune 17, 2013 - 6:10 pm

They are splendid. You do such a great job!

Nseobong GideonJune 17, 2013 - 5:38 pm

wooh,d wedding gown,d cake,d makeup n d venue is awesome. Nice pix thumbsup.

Toyin AdesanyaJune 17, 2013 - 5:28 pm

Lovely Lovely lovely, this is absolutely beautiful.

waniJune 17, 2013 - 5:25 pm

it all came together beautifully…adore the portraits…another fab job by JA and team 🙂

DotunJune 17, 2013 - 4:30 pm

love this coverage, beautiful pics from start to finish!

Omojesu Olufunmi O.June 17, 2013 - 4:29 pm

Great work as usual bro..

paschal oyewole olaniyiJune 17, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Beautiful you killed it jide.

YaknoAbasi IdiongJune 17, 2013 - 2:56 pm

weldone sir, my regards to mama

Gbenga 'Josh' OjosipeJune 17, 2013 - 2:26 pm

favorite picture – bride gazing at groom from behind the veil. truly timeless moment.

Bolaji OguntoluJune 17, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Alakija Na chairmanOfLife

Maxi ChrisJune 17, 2013 - 2:12 pm


Esy GichobiJune 17, 2013 - 1:53 pm

no words just beautiful.

Bisi Adebayo ShobayoJune 17, 2013 - 1:44 pm

The Wedding dress is breathtaking, beautiful pics indeed. Thnx for sharing LB!

Adebayo DeruJune 17, 2013 - 1:19 pm

I see you Jid! awesome stuff!

Fola''FayoJune 17, 2013 - 12:46 pm

Fantastic, simply fantastic

Pinky BlaeezeeJune 17, 2013 - 11:57 am

yes it is breathtaking….

CeciliaJune 17, 2013 - 10:27 am

Wow, excellent job. Beautiful. Outstanding. The couple must be so happy with the outcome.

Ochuko Michelle ObrutseJune 17, 2013 - 10:10 am

Wow the pictures are simply breathtaking nice job JIDE you are a breath of fresh air

shaddersJune 17, 2013 - 9:58 am


Suanu Moni-NwiniaJune 17, 2013 - 9:47 am

getting better by the day Jid.

Adedokun oluwatobi oluwoleJune 17, 2013 - 9:42 am

its all a great and lovely shots…i really admire your job sir…

Akara OgheneworoJune 17, 2013 - 9:32 am

Blown away Jide! This is awesome….Inspired!

Hope AlikaJune 17, 2013 - 9:15 am


Nana Hauwa BawaJune 17, 2013 - 9:00 am


Lanre BalogunJune 17, 2013 - 8:58 am


Amaize OjeikereJune 17, 2013 - 8:04 am

keep it up my brother. Long time no hear o.

AijayJune 17, 2013 - 8:03 am

WOW!!! This is beyond Beautiful! Nice job!!!

Tubosun SeyiJune 17, 2013 - 8:01 am

This is a very good work bro. impressive!

adeJune 17, 2013 - 7:53 am

Oh my goodness, her dress just killed me…..its soooo gorgeous and unique. And the pictures are really beautiful.. thanks for sharing. 🙂

Olanrewaju ElegbedeJune 17, 2013 - 7:35 am


Bimpe OnakoyaJune 17, 2013 - 7:14 am

Beautiful! Absolutely stunning! Jideee!u killed,I really thank u for these beautiful pictures!

Ochuko OkotieJune 17, 2013 - 7:00 am

love it! think your best work, yet! talking to you soon, Mr. Alakija 🙂

Fidel ImagessJune 17, 2013 - 6:36 am

lovely shots all through……well done!

Ada Lazz-OnyenobiJune 17, 2013 - 6:24 am

I like the shot with the bride with the older guy wiping his tears…. I’m assuming that’s her dad… lovely wedding pictures… awesome wedding story :).

Eniola Idris AlakijaJune 17, 2013 - 6:10 am

awesome work. The cake shot is super cool. I know how had it is to be able to get the detail of the cake while concentrating on the couple.

Diana + Adam – Engaged

The last couple of months have seen me in Nigeria, England, the Caribbean and the USA. I’ve probably spent more time in the air than I have been in my own home. Ayodele and I just recently moved to Brooklyn, New York. So our business is now a New York business. Before we left Durham, we had to opportunity of doing an engagement session with a lovely couple who also live in North Carolina. Diana and Ayodele were in the same programme so it was quite easy to relate to this couple.

I am going to miss the lovely scenery that North Carolina has to offer. Hopefully I’ll be back to do more sessions in the future.

Tolu OluwapojuwoNovember 15, 2013 - 6:52 am

OMG, couple in the woods…

TinuAugust 14, 2013 - 11:39 pm

Nice work

Opara Ifeanyi CasmirJuly 16, 2013 - 11:58 pm

Amazing concepts combined with wonderful technicalities have produced these timeless images.I wish I could know half of what you know.Kudos big brother….kudos..

Maxi ChrisJune 12, 2013 - 5:39 pm

Another reason why you are my mentor!

Ayo IShutterJune 11, 2013 - 8:20 pm

Composed with excellence. Flawless.

Omojesu Olufunmi O.June 11, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Clean and fresh. Love!

ToyinJune 11, 2013 - 4:30 pm

This is very nice. Simple and classy

Paul Adeyemo BezalelJune 11, 2013 - 4:25 pm

great post…great compositions…well done sir.

Jide Assumpção-AlakijaJune 11, 2013 - 3:01 pm

She’s good…How you doing? Thanks

Jide Assumpção-AlakijaJune 11, 2013 - 3:01 pm

It sure does. But also a good looking couple helps too. Thanks

Jide Assumpção-AlakijaJune 11, 2013 - 3:01 pm

Thanks a lot

Jide Assumpção-AlakijaJune 11, 2013 - 3:01 pm

oh wow! thanks!

?lámídè ÁgúnlòyèJune 11, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Nice! I swear I get excited every time you do a new post!

Jide Assumpção-AlakijaJune 11, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Thx dude.

Adebayo DeruJune 11, 2013 - 1:30 pm

lovely compositions!

Michael InyangJune 11, 2013 - 10:08 am

beatiful work oga. location matters a lot. welldone

Lanre BalogunJune 11, 2013 - 9:54 am

Image with the trees and couple walking away…… BOSSSS

SholaJune 11, 2013 - 9:52 am


Philameh PhilipJune 11, 2013 - 6:49 am

FANTASTIC! you are a legend, alakija! how is madam?

Philameh PhilipJune 11, 2013 - 6:45 am

FANTASTIC! you are a legend, alakija! how is madam?