Afrik Armando


Your ultimate hype man

Helmed by creative lead Afrik Armando, we’re a Philadelphia-based photography collective
serving the Philadelphia, New York area, and beyond.

A blend of infectious, overzealous joy with an editor’s eye, Afrik Armando captures the story of your most important day with sophistication, style, humor, and warmth.

The special sauce is in making anyone feel confident, vibrant, and totally themselves in front of our camera. We’re honored to work with our clients and consider them our friends.
Afrik’s work has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, The
Knot, and more.


Amarachi ikeji


Named one of Bride Magazine’s best photographers in America, Amara works with stylish couples photographing refined and luxury celebrations throughout the East Coast. Our taste in aesthetics is what brings us together, but our passion for the meaningful details is what makes it meant to be.


Ahelina’s love for fashion, performances and the arts have made her a master when it comes to photographing beautiful events. She’s got a keen eye for style and uses the inspiration from fashion art to elevate her detail photography.

Aditya Shukla

When Aditya’s not studying for his Law degree at Temple university, he mostly spends his time exploring the city with his camera. His incredible story telling when it comes to street photography makes him indispensable at photographing the dynamic range of emotions on the wedding day


From day one, we like to work with our clients to lay out a clear roadmap for what to expect during our engagement.

You can expect partnership, collaboration, and flexibility—we’re agile ninjas who can make magic happen. We’re open to anything and will use expertise that takes your photos to the next level. We bring an artistic eye and the highest degree of quality and authenticity. We take pride in our work! 

Our core value is to make out clients comfortable and confident—we know it’s a great responsibility to capture your milestone event with respect and care.

Coaching you
We’ll coach you on being the star of your very own romantic comedy. Through a pre-wedding session aka the “confidence session”, we guide you through the basics of natural posing; where to put your hands, how to showcase your most flattering features, how to navigate feeling shy in front of the camera and so much more. The goal here isn’t to fit you into a box of expectations, but create a space in which you feel free to be yourself and express your love in the most natural way possible.
Authentic laughs
“Can you pretend to do this again?” is something you’ll never hear from us. As storytellers, we’ll be paying keen attention to your precious moments as they unfold, every tender touch, every whisper of love, and every heartfelt laugh.
Our wallflower approach
While we technically assume the role of your personal paparazzi during your wedding weekend, we try to be as less intrusive as possible.
Our dance together
Creating art together is a very collaborative process, so feel free to share anything that inspires you; movie scenes, fashion photography & artists who intrigue you. The more you share with us, the better equipped we’ll be to tell your story in the way you want it told.
Being inspired
Art often comes from a deeper place of inspiration and that’s why when we’re not shooting events, we love to travel and take art classes to polish our skills and make us better storytellers.


New York Times – Tears In their Pancakes

New York Times – They didn’t need a dating app after all

Martha Stewart Weddings – 25 of the Prettiest invitations

Forbes – 30 Under 30 Healthcare

Tech Crunch – Magic Fund

The Knot Weddings – 70s Bridal Inspiration

Green Wedding Shoes – ’70s Retro- Chic Basement Inspired wedding

June Bug Weddings – Earthy New York wedding

Philadelphia Wedding Magazine – Ben Franklin Officiated their wedding

Philadelphia Wedding Magazine – A Philadelphia Ballroom wedding

Modern Luxury Magazine – Sophisticated editorial at Hill Physick

Wedding Chicks – How to Modernize your blush and gold summer wedding

Ruffled Weddings – Bright Urban Glam

Green Wedding shoes – French, Fashion, Florals! Dior inspired Wedding

Philadelphia Wedding Magazine – A Cairnwood Estate wedding outfitted with Art from the couple

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