Juneteenth, a highly celebrated day commemorating the freedom and end of slavery, will also now serve as the day Amy and Victoria have fully positioned their love for the world to see.
For the couple, a celebration of their union meant living out loud and free. Shot in scenic Hawaii, the two lovers came together and freed their passion for one another in a colorful shoot, dressed in beaded, black gowns, and adorned with bold, statement, flowers. In the spirit of a true, Juneteenth celebration, Amy and Victoria are free. Love is love, no matter how you see it or frame it.
Read more of this vibrant romance below captured by Jenna Lee Pictures.
“Amy, are you A GAY?” I could hear my mother’s Nigerian accent in my head while I was swooning over these photos. It made me super weak with laughter as I envisioned her being utterly confused about what exactly queer means.
Nigerian parents have a way of ignoring things that they don’t want to know the answer to or already know the answer to but don’t want to acknowledge or discuss it. The convo was hilarious. I Love that Igbo woman.
Curating and maintaining privacy while being explosively socially active is a life skill I should add to my resume. It’s been by choice and design but these photos are honestly too beautiful not to share.
Vida Chic Events reached out to me wanting to capture me and bae in a wedding style shoot with Jenn Lee Pictures at a beach on the east side of Oahu. She’s rarely available but the universe aligned and she was free on Juneteenth. I was like, “Bet.” Oh, the universe! Chavah Grant, who works with Vida Chic Events coordinated this in less than a week. She wanted to do BLACK gowns, colorful flowers, white sand and I was like, “Oh so this is going to be lit, lit.” Got it, sis! And Dream Face the Makeup artist, beat our faces to the GAWDS. Beatith to the horizons of the Melanated Gods. So here I was, me and somebody’s daughter, along a white sand beach on Oahu. Ziggy Marley’s “Beach in Hawaii” playing in my head…
A dream, a freaking dream.
I love you woman. Loving you out loud.
Her beauty is enamoring, her touch is intoxicating, and she sings a song that puts my soul at ease. She melts my heart -her dimples are wide and deep enough for me to find comfort in. Although I find comfort in her extraordinary culinary abilities, her dimples don’t come with calories.
Photographer: Jenna Lee Pictures Planner: Vida Chic Events
Makeup: Dream Face the Makeup Artist
Attire: WhiteHOT Hawaii
Rings: Wedding Ring Shop
Florals: Ocean Dreamer
Jacket: The Simple Flourish
Drink Markers: Picturesque Love