Nofisat and Abdul met several times before they finally hit it off. But the third time was definitely the charm. The first time they met was during their freshman year of college. "He tried to hit on me as he walked past my dance practice. At the time we both were young. I played hard to get and he was just playing," recalled Nofisat. About 4 years later, the two met again at Nofisat's cousin's wedding. "It was a random acquaintance, and we knew we might have been feeling each other at the time but both of us were too cool to admit it. This eventually spun off into phone calls and messages. He asked me to be his date to a wedding and I had to cancel last minute. I felt terrible and as a result I ended up asking him out on our first date, which marked our third official meeting." Ever since then, these two love birds have been inseparable! They are now planning an Art Deco meets African Contemporary wedding this fall. Check out their artsy, elegant engagement session, captured by Dotun Ayodeji Photography
Bride: Nofisat Sonekan, Physician, Producer, Writer
Groom: Abdul-Lateef Almaroof, Law Enforcement
Place of residence: Prince Georges County, MD
Wedding date: September 30, 2017
Wedding location: Bethesda, MD
Engagement Shoot Location: Washington, D.C.