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Kelechi's Baby Shower

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I had to document two events back to back yesterday: a baby shower in Jersey City, NJ and a 40th birthday celebration in New Brunswick, NJ. Event Photography can be a very physical occupation, so it's very exhausting. You have to be serious about taking care of yourself and eating right. I promised myself I would take one day off a week to rest and relax with family; I decided this because I was tired of going to work extremely tired. I got a chance to relax today and finally make a blog post. The pictures below are from Kelechi's baby shower in Jersey City, NJ. I had to add my own lighting as the lights in the wine cellar were kind of dim. Let me know what you think and do enjoy.















Food Photography Test Shoot

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A potential client who owns a restaurant I frequent approached me about taking pictures of the food she sells to help market the restaurant. I took it upon myself to buy the cheesecake  and other food products to take test shots of, so that she will be convinced that I'm the man for the job. I hope it seals the deal.



Test Product Shoot

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A client I worked for in the past asked me if I had experience in product photography because he was looking to hire one to take pictures of his company's products. He was already impressed with my event photography work. I told him that I did not and hadn't even considered it. I also told him that I was interested as I'm always up for a challenge. He told me that he would like me to take some test shots, so I wasted no time in getting the necessary equipment and took shots of one of my cameras. I sent him the images via text, and I got an offer right away. These are straight from the camera with no editing involved. All praise due to the Almighty!




Zyon's 1st Birthday

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This weekend is a birthday weekend. I've documented two birthdays so far this weekend with the last one being today. The babies were born around the same time as my son, so I had a lot to talk about with the host and guests of both parties. The event in this post was a small intimate gathering of family and friends and was celebrated in the house of the birthday girl. The parents went all out with the the decorations and theme. The cake was beautiful, and the Ghanaian food I'm sure was delicious. I even had one of the kids assist with lighting up the cake otherwise the image of the cake would have been dull. I'm grateful to my clients for their business, and I wish the babies many more healthy and prosperous years.










Sidnee's Baptism

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It's been a very busy weekend. I documented a 35th wedding anniversary on Friday, hosted my son's birthday yesterday and then documented Sidnee's baptism today. I got to use my new Nikon D500 this weekend and lets just say that my Nikon D7500 feels like a toy compared to it. I'm impressed with the speed of the camera's focus. The body feels solid and the buttons are easily accessible. It makes me wonder how I shot events without it. Here are some images shot on the D500 during Sidnee's baptism.