Atiya + Jimmy: New York City Engagement Session

Ok. So we've been getting lots of e-session submissions lately that are amazing.  Couples in love, looking lovely, loving life, and looking to spread the love with our readers.  But when we came across this one, we gasped.  Why?  The couple is just too cute, actually, "fly" would be a better description.  And not just that...the photography is amazing.  Great angles, and excellent job at framing the pics.  When you take a look at this modern urban e-session, you'll feel like you were actually in the city with the lovebirds.  Thanks to Kimie James of IYQ photography for sharing these stunning photos, and much thanks to Atiya and Jimmy for sharing their love story with us.  Meet the couple.

Bride-to-be: Atiya Dixon
Groom-to-be:  Jim Morris
Tying the knot on...November 11, 2012


"Jim and I met in Spanish class during our Freshman year of High School and eleven years later, he asked me to share the rest of his life with him. A few days before he actually proposed, Jim told me he had to go out of town for work, little did I know he plotted and schemed with my college room mate and his best friend to kidnap me and leave me clueless every step of the way. My college room mate came to NY for the weekend so we planned to meet up. As I was leaving from where she was staying, Jim's best friend greeted me and the doorstep, took my car keys, ushered me into Jim's car where I was given a bag of clothing and items needed for a trip to the spa with a typed note from Jim telling me to have a good time while he was away. I arrived at the spa, and was given the royal treatment. While at the spa, the attendant greeted me with another bag of clothes to change into, this bag included shoes, a gown, jewelry and a note that a dinner reservation was in my name. I kept on calling Jim to figure out what was going on but his phone was going straight to voice mail so I assumed he was still on the plane. After leaving the spa, his best friend drives me to the restaurant and I go inside and was led to a candle lit table for two. As soon as I finally realized what was happening, Jim appeared from behind the curtains, got down on one knee and the rest was all a blur of excitement and awe."


"Even though our big day is yet to come, culture is a big part of who we are. We are both Afro- Caribbean, his parents are from Trinidad and mine are from Jamaica. We plan to tie in traditional elements of our culture with different aspects ranging from food to music."


"According to him, the one thing he loves most about me is my commitment. Whether it be taking time to devote to my family, or my responsibilities at church. There is an art to commitment which requires sacrifice and not everyone understands that but I do, and I execute it well."

"I love the way he loves, not just only in how he spoils and nurtures me but over the years I've watched him with his family, his large gang of God- children, his friends and most important of all is his evolving and growing love for God."

Vendors:  Makeup Artist- JodyAnn Fraser / Photography: IYQ photography

Thanks again Atiya and Jim and good luck on the wedding preparations!   Click any thumbnail below to view the entire gallery.

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  1. Kimie

    Thank you soo soo much for publishing this! So honored!

    • munaluchibride

      You’re quite welcome! Gorgeous photos. Can’t wait to see more of your work:)

  2. Atiya

    Thanks for allowing us to share our love!

    • munaluchibride

      Thanks for sharing your story Atiya! Congrats on your upcoming wedding.

  3. Riki

    Wow! You guys look really happy and great together. What a story. You have officially set the standard… My prayers are with you both. God Bless!

  4. Nickie Webb

    I’m truly happy for the both of you & these pictures are amazing I can feel & see the love that you have for each other & I wish God’s guidance & love for the both of you.

  5. Lisa

    They are a 100% real Love you guys !

  6. Nicole

    BEAUTIFUL Photos!!! I enjoyed reading your love story. Congratulations on the engagement and best wishes in the future. Love you both!! Any friend of Jim is a friend of mine!!!

  7. David Price

    Beautiful pics, beautiful words, beautiful people.

    Love it guys,


  8. Bobette

    I love, love, love these photos! I love the story too! As if I didn’t know it already, your vibe just radiates through these pictures. So in love! Chris and I are so happy for you and so glad to be your friends. So blessed!

  9. Amein

    Love this.. Beautiful story.. And wish u guys a lot more success in the future

  10. Pam

    OMG this is a phenominal story. The pictures are beautiful!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for the both of you. You are an amazing couple and God bless………….

  11. sabella

    lol @ his large gang of god children…i’ll take it that yall are planning a big family :) its a beautiful story ongrats blue n tiya :)

  12. Tiffany Bowen

    LOVE! These pictures are beautiful and you guys are beautiful!

  13. Zenzile

    This is my favorite Engagement Session set by far! Love it!


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