Saturday, January 16, 2010

A love affair... my photographer has been chosen

Have you ever seen a photo so striking that it brought tears to your eyes?  For me, my tears came looking at the work of the phenomenal, great and funny Fola Adewole.  I saw her work and blinked to hold back the welling emotion. I remember the very first shot I saw, a great and sassy couple on rocks at a beach, she was wearing a gorgeous blue bathing suit, he a cool pair of shorts and they were holding their initials, JB.  I thought "WOW.  What a cool ass shot. I love that, I wish I could have a photographer like that whenever I am married (insert sigh)".  I then shrugged it off, no more daydreaming, I'm not yet engaged, but my clients were, I thought to myself.

I then emailed Fola asking if she traveled.  I was astonished by her prompt response, her enthusiasm and her prices!  I was very happy thinking to myself "Well, at least if one of my clients book her I can use her work for my own portfolio".  Little did I know that six months later I would be able to book her for my very own wedding!!! I have a love affair with her artistry, her persona and her talent.  To say I cannot wait to see what my pictures look like is an understatement. I honestly hope that my wedding lives up to her talent.   For me Fola captures the essence of people, I feel as if I have been given a glimpse into someone's most intimate moments and yes ladies, she is booked, she is mine!!!!!

Now, let's see if you get the same emotion that I received from her pictures...
 All photos courtesy of Fola Adewole .
The beauty

The passion (Source)

The laughter


The love

And the Artist (and yes she loves kick-ass gadgets too!!)


 I plan weddings for a living, and I know the difference a phenomenal photographer can make and for me, photography was not something up for negotiation.  I am so happy with my "magazine quality" photographer (M's words not mine). 

Did you have a love affair with your photographer before you booked them as well?

7 comments:

Runrgurl10 said...

These shots are beautiful, excellent choice!!!

Mocha Frugalista said...

I think so as well!!! I wish y'all could see the photo that "did it" for me, sigh it brought to mind summer and romance and a hint of relaxed glamour.

loveisyouloveisus said...

Yay! its so great to have the photographer chosen and the photos you posted look great!

Ms. Polka Dottie said...

Ohh, great photographer! I gotta get one like that!

Mocha Frugalista said...

@loveis: omg her website is soo much better than what i posted!!!

@ms.polkadottie: she does travel!! definitely shoot her an email or contact her fola@folaadewole.com (just let her know i referred you)

Charis said...

ooo i love the photos!
P.S crebre so stoked to be following your blog! only just got around to adding you know -ccranetobe :)

Mocha Frugalista said...

Sounds good Charis!!!! I love your blog your DIY is stellar!