Nigerian Princess Bride

This girl totally rocked her bridal session! I say that because one of my greatest passions in bridal portraiture is to capture a bride feeling like a princess. I could almost feel the confidence Amaka has found in her own beautiful skin, and that in itself makes her RADIANT. 

This bridal session was special to me because of the rich culture behind it. It's one of those "Nigerian Beauty meets Southern Belle" moments that paints a picture of her story. I loved her flowing gown with touches of elegant lace and personally-handcrafted flower crown. For her location, Amaka chose the natural countryside at sunset, and we couldn't have been more blessed with this stunningly-lit evening and weather! Oh AND we even got a few shots of the huge moon in the backdrop near the end, so cool! 

Amaka is so caring, and kind-hearted. I knew from the first time I met her that she was a special person by the way her personality just shines love. What a treat it's been to capture these details of her love story. Oh and yes, she sure did take her groom's breath away!