Mimi and Rashid are from Columbus Ohio. Rashid reached out to me to photograph their wedding coming up this August, after seeing my work from a previous wedding I photographed two years ago. Apparently, Rashid and Mimi were guests at this wedding. It was obvious that Mimi had already fell in love with my work, seeing all my social media posts and blogs and Rashid had no options, but to go with what Mimi liked. There is a saying that a man’s wife has more power over him than the state has. This is true after chatting with Mimi before the engagement session.
A little bit about this couple and why the engagement session was a fun one, started when Rashid went to Mimi’s former workplace to fill out a job application and met this beautiful lady (The office Manager). “O boy”, there was only two options in this situation, you get the babes and get the job or you loose both. Rashid and Mimi struck up a conversation after realizing that they were both from Sierra Leone and Rashid was immediately impressed with Mimi’s demeanor and intelligence, trying to take the chatting to a different level until he painfully learnt that this beautiful lady had a boyfriend Thousand miles away in a different country that she was committed to and his hopes of asking her out faded.
Couple of months later, they met at a park and this time there was good news. Mimi was the one that made the move by being friendly to Rashid’s son. It was obvious that she had orchestrated the announcement of her being single with one of her buddy after seeing Rashid at the park. She had a ring on in her finger and her buddy asked her loudly whether she was engaged and she shouted for Rashid to hear, saying she is not engaged and does not have a boyfriend (I know Mimi will add a tip to my payment for telling this side of the story:)). This is the peak of their story. Find out more from the images below. Rashid and Mimi are happy couple and are getting married in Ohio Columbus on 08-20-2016.