The Love Story:
I met Olapemi on Instagram actually; I ran into her IG page May 2014 and as this was a time I needed a friend, I decided to browse through her gallery and then I discovered she was a makeup artist and on top of that she was in my city, Ibadan. So I copied her BBM pin and sent her a request, that’s how we became friends.
The encouraging part:
We got closer over the months but we decided not to tell people especially distant friends how we met as they might find it unrealistic meeting spouses on social media and they might try and discourage us. We were too scared to lose what we had so we didn’t tell anyone we met on IG, not even our folks.
Olapemi (@ennies_makeover) is a makeup artist and I am a photographer. We were already in a relationship so we had no choice than to start working together. We usually organize photo shoots; she does the makeup while I do the shooting and editing then we would post the pictures on our respective page mentioning each other in the caption. This fetched us a good number of jobs. As the MUA she does the bride’s face and as the photographer, I cover the event. Our career partnership had made us best of friends and had given our relationship a huge amount of spark as we had a lot to talk about; from Sharing ideas to gossiping and even setting goals.
Having made sure that she is the woman of my dreams and I would never be with a better woman, I decided to take our relationship to the next level. I proposed to her on her birthday and she said yes by saying I love you. What else does a man want to hear? This is how a makeup artist got engaged to a photographer.
Please don’t be a part of those that feel no good relationship can come out of social media. You only have to be careful and hope to have a bit of luck.
Icing on the cake:
Our families got introduced on Saturday, 24th of September. It was all beautiful and we’d love to share pictures as we plan for the big day.
Photography @9.22Photography which is the groom himself
Aso Oke: @glamour_by_it
More photos below:
We wish you the very best & can’t wait for your Wedding Photographs.
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