Temi + San’Quan Stone Mountain Engagement Session

Hello Friends! Great holiday weekend coming up! Excited to share an awesome engagement shoot featuring Temi and San’Quan. They are a unique and fun couple so we wanted the shoot to reflect that. Stone mountain Park was the perfect backdrop for this lovely couple. I’ve lived in Atlanta for years and have never been to the top of stone mountain so i was excited when they agreed to go up there for some shots. It was pretty cool seeing the whole city from there. We truly had an amazing time during this shoot. They had so much chemistry and you could feel the love beaming through. I am looking forward to their big day in a few weeks. Congrats guys! Check out some images from the shoot.

Temi: I was walking, then I saw Quan and BOOM! I was swept off my feet. That’s not quite how it happened. San’Quan is My Gift that was packaged different from what I expected.

San’Quan: So, it all started back in 2007. Then a few years passed and our friendship grew. There was the rainy day in December 2011 and boom… The rest is history, like his-story (get it)?

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Temi + San'Quan Stone Mountain Engagement Session | Fotos by Fola | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Temi + San'Quan Stone Mountain Engagement Session | Fotos by Fola | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Temi + San'Quan Stone Mountain Engagement Session | Fotos by Fola | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Temi + San'Quan Stone Mountain Engagement Session | Fotos by Fola | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Temi + San'Quan Stone Mountain Engagement Session | Fotos by Fola | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Temi + San'Quan Stone Mountain Engagement Session | Fotos by Fola | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Temi + San'Quan Stone Mountain Engagement Session | Fotos by Fola | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

 

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Chisom + Izu Romantic Southern Engagement Session | Wormsloe Plantation Savannah | River Street Savannah | Old Sheldon Church Ruins South Carolina

Hello friends!!!!! First of all i would like to apologize for being MIA on the blog 🙁 . It has been insanely busy but its still not a valid excuse to stop blogging. I promise to keep them coming going forward 🙂 . To get back on track i am sharing Chisom and Izu’s AH-Mazing multi-city Engagement Shoot! This was a one of a kind engagement shoot. Chisom and Izu might have enjoyed the shoot the most but i really enjoyed the road trip. I got to know them more personally. We talked, laughed, jammed to music..lol. It was great. Then the shoot! The locations Chisom picked were nothing short of amazing. We started off at the Wormsloe Historic Site in Savannah which was enchanting and beautiful. After a quick mini shoot we headed  to downtown Savannah to casually hang out on River Street. Up next was the Old Sheldon Church Ruins in Yemassee South Carolina. This location was the perfect backdrop for their classic look. We truly had a great time and i can’t wait till their big day in July! Check out some images from the day. Enjoy!

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Chisom + Izu Romantic Southern Engagement Session | Wormsloe Plantation Savannah | River Street Savannah | Old Sheldon Church Ruins South Carolina | Fotos by Fola | Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Savannah Wedding Photographer | South Carolina Wedding Photographer

Chisom + Izu Romantic Southern Engagement Session | Wormsloe Plantation Savannah | River Street Savannah | Old Sheldon Church Ruins South Carolina | Fotos by Fola | Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Savannah Wedding Photographer | South Carolina Wedding Photographer

Chisom + Izu Romantic Southern Engagement Session | Wormsloe Plantation Savannah | River Street Savannah | Old Sheldon Church Ruins South Carolina | Fotos by Fola | Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Savannah Wedding Photographer | South Carolina Wedding Photographer

Chisom + Izu Romantic Southern Engagement Session | Wormsloe Plantation Savannah | River Street Savannah | Old Sheldon Church Ruins South Carolina | Fotos by Fola | Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Savannah Wedding Photographer | South Carolina Wedding Photographer

Chisom + Izu Romantic Southern Engagement Session | Wormsloe Plantation Savannah | River Street Savannah | Old Sheldon Church Ruins South Carolina | Fotos by Fola | Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Savannah Wedding Photographer | South Carolina Wedding Photographer

Chisom + Izu Romantic Southern Engagement Session | Wormsloe Plantation Savannah | River Street Savannah | Old Sheldon Church Ruins South Carolina | Fotos by Fola | Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Savannah Wedding Photographer | South Carolina Wedding Photographer

Chisom + Izu Romantic Southern Engagement Session | Wormsloe Plantation Savannah | River Street Savannah | Old Sheldon Church Ruins South Carolina | Fotos by Fola | Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Savannah Wedding Photographer | South Carolina Wedding Photographer

Chisom + Izu Romantic Southern Engagement Session | Wormsloe Plantation Savannah | River Street Savannah | Old Sheldon Church Ruins South Carolina | Fotos by Fola | Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Savannah Wedding Photographer | South Carolina Wedding Photographer

 

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Adeola + John Engaged! | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

TGIF! Thank you for stopping by.  Adeola and John are gracing the blog today! I enjoyed hanging with this lovely couple. We had a great time getting to know each other and just having a good time. My #1 goal on engagement shoots is to take off the weight of  the shoot feeling like its a “photo shoot”  and make the shoot feel more like a date. I love seeing a couples personality! I cannot wait to capture their big day! Congrats guys. Check out their story below. Enjoy!

How we met

I met John when he walked into my job to conduct business. At that point in my life, I was not very interested in getting into a relationship but for some reason when I saw him, I made an extra effort to help him even though as a manager, I had other associates that could help him.
While conducting the business he came for, he asked me where I was from and I told him. He proceeded to tell me that he was also Nigerian. I smiled in disbelief and said “yeah right”, shrugging off the joke. He kept a straight face and said no really, then I asked to see his drivers license and after carefully reviewing it, I determined he was lying.
He explained further to me and I finally believed that he may be telling the truth. After the exchange, he boldly asked for my number. Before I could say no, I found myself writing down my number. In my mind, I was only giving him my information so I could expose him to a beautiful side of himself and a culture that he did not know (as most Nigerian’s do)
The very next day, he texted “Good morning” and I responded dryly since I was not really interested. Clearly I had been overly spontaneous the previous day and now have to deal with this stranger. Anyone that knows me well, knows I’m not really interested in getting to know new people (#nonewfriends…lol). For the next few weeks he continued to text me every morning and we managed to have a couple of short conversations.
It was his birthday at the end of the month and he had invited me to his birthday party that was being held at a lounge. I decided to go with a friend after he asked for the umpteenth time. I remember not really joining him where all his friends were, but we shared a dance that was simply put… magnetic. It was then that I started to feel something different. It was almost like we were communicating in silence, and everything felt safe and familiar.
Shortly thereafter, I travelled across the world and he called me everyday. I started to look forward to his voice, laughter and humor and before you know it, I was in love with him.
After a few weeks, months and year, the rest as they say is history as we take the next step into our journey of forever.

Proposal

Honestly, a few months into our relationship, I knew Adeola was THE ONE. She was the smartest, most intelligent, beautiful, kind hearted person I’ve met. Believe it or not, I picked out her ring about this time but it did take a few more months for me to ask her “The Question”. There has never been any doubt in my mind but she had always mentioned that she wanted to wait till a certain amount of time to consider taking the next step, so I anxiously waited.
Now anyone that knows Adeola, knows that she is a very smart and resourceful woman just like I mentioned earlier. So popping the question was a very hard task to keep secret. In March of 2015, I got a chance to meet her mom when she visited Atlanta. I had a very great conversation with her mom and made my intentions known to her. I got her blessings along with that of the rest of her family.
The next Saturday after receiving the family’s blessing, I set the plan in motion knowing I had to plan intimate proposal like she always wanted. Ady had gone to work and I knew this would be the perfect time to go undetected. I honestly had a few errands to run and was racing to get home before she got back from work. I had picked up some rose petals, candles and wine and I also made sure to get the ring cleaned and shiny. ​
Luckily I made it back home in time and I put rose petals from the bottom of the stairs all the way upstairs and into the bedroom. I also made a heart shape with the rose petals with the ring in the middle. Once she got home, she was looking for me and I told her to come upstairs. As she walked up the stairs, I could hear her smile and laughter which made me a little bit at ease knowing that today will be the day that I would get the woman of my dreams to take the journey to eternity with me by saying “Yes”. I am so excited that she said “yes”.

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Adeola + John Engaged! | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Carter Center | Virginia Highlands | Fotos by Fola

Adeola + John Engaged! | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Carter Center | Virginia Highlands | Fotos by Fola

Adeola + John Engaged! | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Carter Center | Virginia Highlands | Fotos by Fola

Adeola + John Engaged! | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Carter Center | Virginia Highlands | Fotos by Fola

Adeola + John Engaged! | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Carter Center | Virginia Highlands | Fotos by Fola

Adeola + John Engaged! | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Carter Center | Virginia Highlands | Fotos by Fola

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Peggi + John Intimate Courthouse Wedding | Old Decatur Courthouse

Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day! I have an intimate wedding to share today. When Peggi & John first contacted me and explained what they were looking for i knew this day was extremely important to both of them. They wanted something simple but enough to show how much they love each other. From speaking to them over the phone it was very obvious they were seriously in love. I truly enjoyed these two. I really enjoyed their playful side and how comfortable they were infront of the lens. Its a true blessing to find love regardless of age. Peggi & John have definitely proven that! Congrats to this amazing, fun and loving couple! I wish you both the very best 🙂

How it all started!

Peggi and I met in June while she was visiting family in Wyoming. I was working in Atlanta and unable to be with her. In that time, we got to know each other via frequent and lengthy cell phone conversations. A budding romance soon developed and we found ourselves making future life plans together. Peggi and I had so much in common and were very compatible. Our relationship was very comfortable and we “fit” like two pieces of a puzzle. After a short eternity, Peggi returned to Atlanta where I met her at the Airport. The moment our eyes met, my fate was sealed. I had finally met the love of my life. We embraced and for a few moments were alone in our own world. We were just meeting but we both knew we would never be separated again. Peggi and I were married on January 15th at the Dekalb County Courthouse. Life IS good!

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Peggi + John Intimate Courthouse Wedding | Fotos by Fola | Old Decatur Courthouse | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Peggi + John Intimate Courthouse Wedding | Fotos by Fola | Old Decatur Courthouse | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Peggi + John Intimate Courthouse Wedding | Fotos by Fola | Old Decatur Courthouse | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Quita and Jeremiah Wedding featured on Munaluchi Bride!

Hello! So happy to share that Quita and Jeremiah’s beautiful 200 peachtree wedding was featured on Munaluchi Bride! Make sure you swing by and check it out! Special thanks to Munaluchi Bride for the feature!

Fotos by Fola Featured on Munaluchi | 200 Peachtree Wedding | Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Dami + Toyosi Biltmore Ballrooms Wedding | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hello friends. I truly appreciate you visiting the blog today. It was just like yesterday when i flew to Houston to shoot dami and toyosi’s engagement session  which was also featured on essence! It was the first time i met them both so we basically got to know more about each other as the shoot progressed. It rained on the first day but we still had a great time. I remembered thinking how they did not allow the bad weather affect their mood which was great. The weather was perfect on day 2 of the shoot! After the shoot i had a feeling their wedding would be laid back, fun and amazing! Dami and Toyosi have really cool laid back personalities which made the wedding was stress free. When it was time to have fun the sure knew how to turn it up a notch! 🙂 . Definitely one of my fav weddings in 2015. Congrats to Dami & Toyosi. I wish you both a blessed and happy married life!! The wedding took place at the beautiful Biltmore Ballroom! Check out some images from the day!

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Dami + Toyosi Biltmore Ballrooms Wedding | Ritz Carlton Downtown | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

Dami + Toyosi Biltmore Ballrooms Wedding | Ritz Carlton Downtown | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

Dami + Toyosi Biltmore Ballrooms Wedding | Ritz Carlton Downtown | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

Dami + Toyosi Biltmore Ballrooms Wedding | Ritz Carlton Downtown | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

Dami + Toyosi Biltmore Ballrooms Wedding | Ritz Carlton Downtown | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

Dami + Toyosi Biltmore Ballrooms Wedding | Ritz Carlton Downtown | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

Dami + Toyosi Biltmore Ballrooms Wedding | Ritz Carlton Downtown | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

Vendors

Videographer: D&R Films
Caterer: REA Catering
Ceremony Coordinator: Ini-Mini Events – Ini Ekiko 303-748-5192 iniekiko@gmail.com
Day of Coordinator: Reception E^2 Events – Ese Disi 513-238-3256 cuwamu@yahoo.com
Decorator/Table/Linens: K & Co Floral Design
Sound and Lighting: Active Productions and Design
Venue: Biltmore Ballrooms
Photographer: Fotos By Fola
Assitant Photographer: DIN Photography
Officiant: Pastor Johnson 386-527-3941 magnell64@yahoo.com
Sax Player: Nightingale Entertainment – Kenny Nightingale 678-851-9333 nightingale.entertainment@aol.com
Cake: O How Sweet Bakery
Limo: Always Available Limousine Fleet
Photo Booth: Viral Booth Atlanta
DJ: King Ola 404-483-7732 bookings@kingola.com
Hotel: Ritz- Carlton Atlanta
MC: MC Milarito – Shola  404-997-0719 shola.dewale@yahoo.com

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Quita + Jeremiah 200 Peachtree Wedding | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Hello Friends! Thank you once again for visiting the blog. The year is off to a great start and excited of whats ahead! Today i have Quita & Jeremiah on the blog. This was a vibrant wedding filled with so much love.  One of my fav moments was at the hotel room when the flower girl started dancing and showing off her moves to the bride. It was so cute and it gave me a preview of what to expect for the rest of the day. The wedding was Planned & Designed by Event Design by BE and took place at 200 Peachtree. Check out some images from the day!

Quita + Jeremiah 200 Peachtree Wedding | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola | Marriott Grand Marquis

Quita + Jeremiah 200 Peachtree Wedding | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola | Marriott Grand Marquis

Quita + Jeremiah 200 Peachtree Wedding | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola | Marriott Grand Marquis

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Quita + Jeremiah 200 Peachtree Wedding | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola | Marriott Grand Marquis

Quita + Jeremiah 200 Peachtree Wedding | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola | Marriott Grand Marquis

Quita + Jeremiah 200 Peachtree Wedding | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola | Marriott Grand Marquis

Quita + Jeremiah 200 Peachtree Wedding | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola | Marriott Grand Marquis

 

 

 

Vendors

Planner/Designed: Event Design by BE

Venue: 200 Peachtree

Catering: Bold American

Cake: Cake: O’ How Sweet

Hotel: Marriott Grand Marquis

Photographer: Fotos by Fola

Assistant Photographer: Din Photography

Stationary & Decals: Invitation Creations

Flowers: Blossoms of Elegance

DJ: DJ Mark Battle – One Sound Entertainment

Brides Gown: Kittychen Couture

Brides Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Bridesmaids dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

Groom and Groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Dance floor: Luxury Lounge and Lighting

Videographer: Live Media Group

Jennifer + Dami E-session @ The Yancey House

Happy Monday! Thanks for dropping by! Jennifer & Dami are on the blog today! I first officially met Jennifer at her sisters wedding that i shot last year. Fast forward a few months later Jennifer contacted me that she was getting married! I was thrilled and happy for her. Dami is a great guy and i actually know his older sister. It’s interesting how small the world can be. The shoot was fun and unique (Just how i like it 🙂 ). One cool thing Jennifer mentioned is their love for cooking so the Kitchen scene was perfect. Congrats on your engagement guys. Looking forward to your special day. The shoot took place at the beautiful Yancey House. Check out the story on how it all started and some images from the day. Enjoy!

How it all Started

I first knew of Dami years ago (probably in our pre-teen years), when my sisters and I would frequently sleep over at our cousin’s house and attend their church, CAC Bethel. Over the years, we just knew of each other’s families, ended up at the same functions and had numerous mutual friends. Fast forward to the Fall of 2011, I just started nursing school in Americus, GA and Dami just started medical school in Atlanta, GA. I was in a new city and starting a new chapter of my life. Because of that, dating was the last thing on my mind. Prior to meeting Dami, I had reached a point in my life where my spirit was longing for a deeper and more personal relationship with my Heavenly Father. I chose to grow in my faith and rededicate my life to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I remember always praying and telling God, “Let your will be done!” Not only His will concerning my future career, but also my future partner. Then on September 20, 2011, Dami sent me a message on Facebook saying “wow you’ve grown, I definitely didn’t recognize you at all.”

We chatted briefly, catching up on our school programs and about the small town schools we attended but then I told him I needed to study and would chat with him later. He then boldly asked me for my number. I gave him my number thinking the chance of this conversation continuing was slim to none because my T-Mobile cell phone at the time did not have service in Americus, GA. It was so bad I was barely able to keep in contact with my family and friends. It was semi-isolating but mostly annoying. The next day while I was in class, my phone rang. Mind you, my cell phone never worked in Americus GA and it definitely never worked in that particular class. It was a number I did not recognize. Don’t judge me, but I answered my phone in class because it was a miracle! Plus, I hadn’t heard my phone ring in a long time lol. The voice on the other end said, “Hey, it’s me, Dami.” All I could do was smile and told him I would call him back after class. When class ended, I drove out of the campus to call him back and we began skyping, writing emails and using all means of communication possible to talk. What I loved most about Dami was his boldness, his commitment to anything he set his mind to and most importantly, his God fearing spirit. We would often study, pray and encourage each other. Our friendship was beautiful; we were so different but yet so alike.

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Jennifer + Dami E-session @ The Yancy House | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

Jennifer + Dami E-session @ The Yancy House | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

Jennifer + Dami E-session @ The Yancy House | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

 

Jennifer + Dami E-session @ The Yancy House | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

Jennifer + Dami E-session @ The Yancy House | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

Jennifer + Dami E-session @ The Yancy House | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

Jennifer + Dami E-session @ The Yancy House | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

Jennifer + Dami E-session @ The Yancy House | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

Jennifer + Dami E-session @ The Yancy House | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

Jennifer + Dami E-session @ The Yancy House | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

Jennifer + Dami E-session @ The Yancy House | Atlanta Wedding Photographers | Fotos by Fola

Oge + George “Regal Love” E-Session | Meridian Buckhead | Atlanta Wedding Photographers

Happy New year Everyone!!! I pray 2016 is a wonderful and prosperous year for us all! To get thing started this year i would like to introduce you to Oge and George! When Oge first met George she knew there was something special about him and by the time they started dating she knew he was definitely the one! During the shoot the chemistry was obvious and i enjoyed capturing it all. I am looking forward to their wedding in a few months! Congrats guys. Special thanks to Rita of Lashe Creations for allowing us to use this venue! Check out some of the images from the shoot. Enjoy!

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Oge + George

Oge + George

Oge + George

Oge + George

Oge + George

Oge + George

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Fotos by Fola Couples in Black Bride Magazine Winter Issue!

Hello! Excited to share that two of my previous clients were featured in the Black Bride Magazine 2015 Winter Issue! Extremely thrilled!! The magazine is filled with so much wedding & lifestyle goodness. Make sure you get your copy here! Thank you so much to the entire Black Bride Magazine team!

Fotos by Fola couples in the Latest issue of Black Bride Magazine Winter Issue

Fotos by Fola couple in the Latest issue of Black Bride Magazine Winter Issue

Fotos by Fola couple in the Latest issue of Black Bride Magazine Winter Issue

Fotos by Fola couple in the Latest issue of Black Bride Magazine Winter Issue

Fotos by Fola couple in the Latest issue of Black Bride Magazine Winter Issue