Nigerian Engagement | One Naira

When I first met this beautiful Nigerian couple, the groom very adamantly told me that these lyrics from the song “One Naira” by M.I. featuring Waje perfectly embody their relationship.  A naira is the currency of Nigeria.

Whether na one naira
Whether na one million
Baby you got me
Baby you got me

 

I definitely felt and experienced their love and positive energy throughout their engagement session.  No matter what this Nigerian bride will stand by her man!

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Even from the first instant I met them, I quickly noticed and enjoyed how much they fed off each other’s laughter and energy.

A good man knows how to make his woman laugh and this Nigerian groom is no exception, which is why the image above is my favorite.

 

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The groom grew up in Nigeria and moved to the United States a few years ago, and the bride grew up in New York.  They met several years ago at a New York lounge and after chatting with them, it wasn’t clear who picked up whom, but they both felt sparks.  Years later, he is still making her laugh.

 

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What a gorgeous smile, don’t you agree?  Lucky me that I got to photograph this Nigerian queen!

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Even while sharing a Coke, these two were all smiles!  Pleasure photographing them!

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