Nneoma & Olisa (Engagement)

Nneoma and Olisa. When friends become clients. 

In preparation for their church wedding in a few months, Nneoma and Olisa's engagement session took place in Lagos just a few days after I shot their traditional wedding in Abia state. (You can check out the photos from their traditional wedding here.) Travelling across the country for a photo session is even more fun when the clients are good friends. 

Nneoma had wanted the engagement session to take place on a beach, and we headed out to Elegushi Beach in Lagos to make that happen. But because it was a week day and the beach was void of its usual revellers, when we arrived the shore was occupied by Area Boys, a Lagos version of a local gang. The combination of shady onlookers and the risk of my expensive equipment caused us to quickly amend our plans. 

The following photos are what took place instead. We didn't need a beautiful beach to bring out Nneoma and Olisa's love for each other. These two are so visibly in love, so visibly comfortable in each other's arms. All I had to do was step back and capture their natural and abundant affection for each other. 

I hope you enjoy a selection of photos from this awesome couple's engagement shoot. 

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