Your wedding day is more than just you professing the words “I do!” to your partner. It’s even more than just the joining of two people (especially in the African context). It’s a lot more than just eating and drinking (contrary to popular belief) with friends and family. Your wedding day is also about deep self-expression. An opportunity to, with overflowing emotion and love, imagine and act out the most beautiful love story in your life. These are the cues I look for and feed off during the wedding day. What is your story? Who are you as an individual? Who is your family and what are the dynamics like? What do you both as a couple symbolise? It’s these sometimes subtle but intricate details that make every wedding ceremony so different. I was once asked if I ever get bored covering weddings, as I’ve seen it all (and seen it all about every weekend at that). My answer? Nope! Every couple’s story is so unique that I’m usually overwhelmed with the fact that there is so much to capture. As I mature as a wedding photojournalist, I am constantly becoming more and more curious with what makes the wedding story more interesting and memorable.
Tunji and Olamide had their wedding in the county of Essex in a very small town called Quendon. Their wedding had everything a photographer would want to capture at a wedding. I shot this alongside Jeffrey Osei-Tutu who did more than second shoot this wedding. He stood in for me when I fell ill while shooting. As luck would have it, I had a debilitating migraine, rendering me inactive towards the end of the reception. I honestly wouldn’t have gotten by without him. These are just a select few images from the day. I hope you all enjoy!