#COLLECTION_002

AUGUST 2018

Three accounts of the journey through my life: my thoughts, photos, and footage.

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Trust in Your Gifts & Talents.

Mr. & Mrs. Ikeme's 25th Wedding Anniversary

3rd - 6th

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Before I started creating this Collection, I was really nervous.

Why? Because I thought I lost my “mojo” or ability to capture a moment…

but in my time of sulking, God came and gave me a pep talk:

10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

- 1 Peter 4: 10-11

The gifts and talents we have cannot be replicated, duplicated, manufactured, cloned, or LOST, because He specifically crafted it for us individually. Walk confidently in your blessing! God has given us our abilities for a reason. Stay in accordance with God’s Will and He will continue to fortify your gifts and talents even when you may think they are no longer within you. So don’t be afraid! Instead, always have faith.

Now here we are, about to dive into Collection 002.

God gave me the confidence to create this Collection I have prepared for you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

FIRST STOP: Bay Area, CA, for the Ikeme Wedding Anniversary.

 
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TWENTY FIVE YEARS OF MARRIAGE?! What a blessing that must be.

Although, I’ve only been alive to see 21 years (and have only recalled maybe 15 years) of Uncle and Aunty’s marriage, I’ve seen how blessed and strong God created their union to be. The two of them are always in high spirits and joyful together. It’s hard not to smile being in their presence.

We had to fly up from the south side of California and celebrate this monumental period in their lifetime, especially since the Ikemes asked my parents to be their Maid of Honor and Best Man.

As you can see, we didn’t go alone! The Apakama family flew over from SoCal to the Bay too.

(Thank you Uncle Festus for your special appearance in my photo lol!)

 
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I don’t know anyone else in this entire world who loves to take pictures as much as my mother does. If it’s not pictures of herself, she wants pictures of every single person and thing in sight. The person usually tasked with the job is me! This entire gathering consisted of me capturing the love and happiness from family coming together in celebration.

I guess you can see where I get my passion for content creation from.

It’s cute, lol!

Her favorite photos to take are ones of my father and I alone or accompanied by her. 8/10 times, my father and I are usually moaning and groaning NOT to take the pictures, but surprisingly we complied with no hesitation.

If you couldn’t tell, I am definitely my father’s child; with anything he does, I’ve always been his “yes [wo]man”.

 
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Onyi and Ugochi Apakama are what we call, “the lives of the party.”

Trust and believe they know how to make a good time out of any event we attend together and this wedding anniversary was a prime example of that.

It’s never a dull moment with these two.

 
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Honestly, this was an amazing weekend. My family and I had the privilege of spending time with loved ones that we haven’t seen in years. Not only was it a great time with family, it was a monumental time in my development as a creative.

I am confident in the creative God designed me to be.

Trust me, this is the last time I’ll ever question that.

Thank you God, the Ultimate Creator for giving us the ability to tap into Your creative mind and use our gifts + talents in Your name.

I am forever grateful.

 
 
 
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The Leader in You.

First Week of School

19th - 25th

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I’m READY to step into my senior year of college and lead.

OH MY, HOW TIME HAS FLOWN BY!

Already starting my last and final year of college as Baylor’s African Student Association President… That’s crazy! With a new year comes more responsibility, but God said I’m ready for it and that goes for you too! If we weren’t, we wouldn’t be where we are today, don’t you agree? The leader in you has been equipped for this exact moment in your life and because of that, you will not fail. Yes, there will be trials and tribulations, but they will not break you… instead they will prepare you for the journey ahead. Be ready for God’s blessings.

God’s blessings over the year are SET.

It’s a GO! Why? Because God has already worked everything out for your good.

READY. SET. GO.

Make the best of this year.

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TOUR DE BAYLOR

Sunday

 
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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Monday

 
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MOSAIC MIXER

Wednesday

 
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BLACK STUDENT WELCOME

Thursday

 
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LATE NIGHT

Friday

 
 
 
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