My recent Nigerian trip was so much more than I bargained for with so many excitements, memories, foods, drinks, family reunion etc. Exactly a week today, myself, my fiancé, his family and in-laws were all in Nigeria to celebrate the traditional wedding aka Igbankwu of Uju and Josh. This was my first time going back home for almost a decade so I was definitely excited and had my Nikon ready to capture all the moments and create long lasting memories. This trip was beyond amazing and the traditional wedding was epic. Instead of boring you with words that won’t even be able to describe how epic this trip was, I will let my photos tell the story. Enjoy!


The Traditional Wedding

The bride was beyond beautiful! It was a beautiful, culturally rich wedding with vibrant colors.

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The beautiful bride in her first outfit. That green looks gorgeous against her radiant skin tone and toned arms.
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Bride in her second outfit. Very beautiful coral beads. Green is her color!
Bride smitten by her handsome groom. Bride is Igbo and groom is Jewish.
Bride smitten by her handsome groom. Bride is Igbo and groom is Jewish.
The amazing makeup look by bride's younger sister. You should check her out and book her for your next event.
The amazing makeup look by bride’s younger sister. You should check her out and book her for your next event.
Bride and her big sister. If you've ever wondered what true happiness is, this is it.
Bride and her big sister. If you’ve ever wondered what true happiness is, this is it.
Groom's mom and aunt.
Groom’s mom and aunt.
Bride and groom with bride's brother, sister, mother and cousin, who is the future King of Ojoto. You know how westerners think every African is a king or queen? Well, they are not far from the truth.
Bride and groom with bride’s brother, sister, mother and cousin, who is the future King of Ojoto. You know how westerners think every African is a king or queen? Well, they are not far from the truth.
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Yours truly with the bride and groom and my fiancé aka bride’s big brother


For more traditional wedding pictures, visit bride’s public Facebook albums here and here.


Village Living

Before the traditional wedding aka Igbankwu, we were fortunate to go into the village and explore, and I was very fortunate to bring my Nikon with me and captured some great images that will forever remind me of this awesome trip.

One of the things I looked forward to on this trip was capturing images like this. I loved the innocence of her smile.
One of the things I looked forward to on this trip was capturing images like this. I loved the innocence of her smile.
I remember when my hair used to be that short as per school rule.
I remember when my hair used to be that short as per school rule.
Nigerian women are the most hardworking entrepreneurs you will ever meet.
Nigerian women are the most hardworking entrepreneurs you will ever meet.
You've not seen strong until you meet a Nigerian woman.
You’ve not seen strong until you meet a Nigerian woman.
Nigerian men are equally hard workers
Nigerian men are equally hard workers
I was walking around with my camera around my neck, he saw me and asked me to take his picture.
I was walking around with my camera around my neck, he saw me and asked me to take his picture.
My favorite out of the many beautiful pictures I took. Her angelic face pulled my heartstring.
My favorite out of the many beautiful pictures I took. Her angelic face pulled my heartstring.
Family is everything!
Family is everything!
Men at work!
Men at work!
There's a reason why we are known as the most educated people...
There’s a reason why we are known as the most educated people…
There's no place like home
There’s no place like home
We are very resourceful.
We are very resourceful.
We start young as entrepreneurs.
We start young as entrepreneurs.
Bushmeat! You should question everything you know about life if you're yet to eat bushmeat :)
Bushmeat! You should question everything you know about life if you’re yet to eat bushmeat 🙂
Garden eggs! When was the last time you ate these?
Garden eggs! When was the last time you ate these?
We rolled deep while in the village. Squad goals!
We rolled deep while in the village. Squad goals!
Our foods are natural! We make our own foods in our backyards
Our foods are natural! We make our own foods in our backyards
Snails!
Snails!
Bride and groom before their Igbankwu
Bride and groom before their Igbankwu

Now you understand why I said words won’t be able to describe the experience? These photos are property of La Mode Exposé, please do not use without getting permission and giving credit. Thank you!