Sunrise engagement session- Tree climbing & unicycle riding included!

THESE TWO.

Oh.my.word. I was so looking forward to photographing Amaka and Azu because they are such a unique couple... But I never anticipated just how MUCH fun I would have with them during our session. Ever since my mission trip to Uganda, my heart beats a little faster when I get to meet people who have ties to Africa. Well, part of this couple's story that I love so much is that they are BOTH from Nigeria, but met here in the states! I was ecstatic when Amaka told me that she was incorporating African traditions into her wedding day, and just as excited when she showed up to our engagement session with an authentic patterned african blanket. Oh yea! This photographer goes nuts over unique personal props...

Amaka had previously shared with me that she wanted a "fun, romantic" engagement session, and asked if Azu could bring his unicycle! Um, yes please! When we met up at the park, I explained that there would be lots of kissing, and lots of laughing. Sometimes my trick for capturing natural smiles without having to pull the "say cheese" card, is asking my clients to fake laugh because usually it arouses an authentic one moments later. Well, I was thinking I would have to warm up with a couple fake laughs, but oh no...these two jumped right in to photogenic mode! let me tell you this couple was made for the camera. I seriously just photographed them the whole time being THEMSELVES, with barely any instructions. It was amazing, and so much fun. They flirted, and kissed, and danced, and told each other silly dreams they had the night before. I LOVED witnessing their natural chemistry and the way they adore each other. See for yourself how stinkin cute these two are...