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Cozy home session | Quarantined Love | New York

Song to listen while you scroll through / Finneas – Let’s fall in love for the Night      

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Love Cloud | Philadelphia Engagement session | Kelly + Alex
April 14, 2020 by Afrik Armando in Engagement, Stories 0 Comments

Beautiful things happen when couples trust their creatives to make magic happen and to tell a story that fully expresses who they are. This engagement session summarises what it's like to float in a love cloud.

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The Williams’ | Sophisticated with a touch of playful | Philadelphia Engagement
January 27, 2020 by Afrik Armando in Engagement, Stories 0 Comments

With Julien & Danielle’s session, the story I sought to tell was that of two highly motivated young individuals on their journey of love and self-discovery. I remember the first time I FaceTimed Julien & Danielle, I was in the process of moving to my new place and had gone furniture shopping at Ikea. So for the day my office was the hot Ikea parking lot, we chatted briefly about the ideas they had in mind for their wedding but when they got to share their dreams and aspirations, I knew we had kindred spirits. At that point I was sold on working with them, more to this I was fascinated by their adventure stories from Jamaica to Thailand, with rigorous schedules like theirs I wondered how they had the time to travel and experience different cultures. For their session, my desire was to highlight their sophistication without ignoring their playful personalities. So we started their shoot at the Rodin Museum with formal outfits to suit the garden setting, then we moved on to Fishtown where I found the perfect playful mural by Dora Cuenca. I’m beyond excited for their wedding in October which will be designed by SaraRea Designs […]

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The beautiful simplicity of now | Home Lifestyle session | Rick + Paola
March 11, 2019 by Afrik Armando in Engagement, Stories 1 Comment

Song to listen to while reading; Agnes Abel – September song We live in one of the most beautiful time periods in human history. Now, with a single finger tap, a world of possibilities is opened up, however, this rose also has its thorns, more and more we tend to live very curated lives which miss the whole essence of existence. Emphasis is placed on appearance rather than functionality. It’s all about the “instagramable” photo. And of course, it’ll be remiss of me to preach against this, for I specialize in making your memories look great but at the same time, what’s important is that I capture the soul of your day. When we started talking about our pre-wedding/lifestyle shoot with Rick & Paola, they didn’t just want “pretty photos” they wanted photos which told their story. Two young friends who fell deeply in love while working at Rouge Restaurant, currently in pursuit of their grande life dreams and love spending time cooking and watching Friends at their fun downtown space with a killer of the city. I must also tell you about the specialty snack Rick made which left an impression on my taste buds, they called it Chippies, […]

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La Vie avec toi | In home session
July 18, 2018 by Afrik Armando in Engagement, Stories 1 Comment

In this age of social media where we present curated versions of our lives, it’s getting more difficult to be authentic, but I love in home sessions because you really see what’s behind closed doors. And to be honest, I’m honored when people get vulnerable, I know we don’t always feel like smiling, we fight, we cry and we sometimes feel sad. But that’s ok because life is not about being perfect, it’s about the process, it’s about the journey and the stories we’ll be able to tell from our experiences. I’m truly grateful for these two, for opening their door and sharing a piece of their life with me. The laughs, the love, the boredom, and the berries, thanks friends.      

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