"You've got the voice, you've got the look and you've got the style, now the portrait"
Afrik Armando is a well-respected photographer with an editorial style and a playful personality. His core belief is that what qualifies a person as photogenic is their innate voice, look, and style. His approach can be summarized as the boldness of Beyonce’s “Who runs the world" merging with the quirkiness of Taylor Swift's “Shake it off". He’s inspired by the use of light by painters such as Caravaggio and lets his couple be his main muse for the art he creates.
Afrik Armando's work has been featured in several high-reputed publications including the likes of; Vogue UK, New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, JuneBug, Wedding Chicks, Green Wedding Shoes, Modern Luxury Magazine, Philadelphia Wedding Magazine, and more.
Afrik has brought joy to countless individuals and photographed memories which will last a lifetime. Afrik Armando studied Fine art at Temple University and has traveled to several countries around the world. From learning visual art at the British museums to exploring different cultures in Africa, he’s been able to hone his curating and storytelling abilities. With a soft romantic and editorial style, Afrik takes joy in understanding the people he photographs. He journalistically photographs weddings filled with laughter, love, beautiful design, flowers, and heartfelt merriment. He derives ultimate fulfillment from being present and documenting those moments which will be passed on to several generations.
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
«I do not have enough words to describe how amazing Afrik is! I was pleasantly surprised with how great the photos came out, I'm in love! He gave direction and helped position so that every photo looked natural. He is easy to work with and acknowledges the style and look that you are going for. This guy truly loves what he is doing and makes it fun! Afrik also made us the most BEAUTIFUL wedding invitations, custom designed and ordered for us. HE IS SO GOOD!»
«Afrik was beyond AMAZING to work with! He went above and beyond the call of duty to make us feel special on our day. His energy is so contagious - he makes it so easy to take pictures for hours. He was always looking for the perfect shots and truly has a gifted artistic eye. He can take ANYTHING and make it look magical. Afrik is the most hardworking photographer we have ever met, and we can guarantee he will capture your day beyond your greatest expectations. Hire Afrik - you won’t regret it.»
«You’ll love it! It’s a very personalized experience, he accommodates very quickly to every situation. The engagement shoot was fun and exciting, it wasn’t just about getting a set of pictures, it was a great experience. His photography is very beautiful and unique. I haven’t found a better photographer. You don’t have to have to tell him to take pictures at the wedding, he constantly takes pictures and catches great moments. He holds up his end of the bargain and gives great quality photos. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a photographer and a comedian.SPEECHLESS!!!»
«Loved working with Afrik! Our pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Not only was he a great photographer, but he also became a great friend to us too! We hired him for our wedding photos and we loved them so much that we continue to work with him for our anniversary photos and Valentine’s Day photos! My husband really hates getting his picture taken, but Afrik always gets a smile out of him!»
«My husband and I worked with Afrik for our engagement shoot and for our wedding day. We LOVED his creativity in helping us take our photos up a notch and keep it from being too "typical". On top of that, this guys literally went out of his way to accommodate whatever request we had! We customized out wedding invites and he helped us design them so well. On top of that, we got our wedding photos like a month after the wedding, speedy & amazing quality! We also had him create our wedding album, which he allowed us to customize a well! I mean, talk about being flexible and accommodating! We loved working with him so much that we also had him do our Christmas cards and are planning to use him for all future photo-worthy moments!»