|A couple of weeks ago I had the incredible privilege and opportunity of photographing a beautiful young African couple on their wedding day, actually wedding days. It was two events performed over two days: the first was the traditional African wedding ceremony on a Friday night and then the religious wedding ceremony the following day.
I come from a culture where we did not take being on time very seriously (and still don’t) but even so, I was not prepared for how late the traditional ceremony was. What was really funny was the fact that when I arrived at the venue at 4:00 PM as agreed, the videographer for the event arrived about the same time and he asked me if I had ever covered and African event; I said No, I have not, and then he proceeded to tell me that he himself was African and that in his estimate, the ceremony would not start until about 8:00PM. He was off by 30 minutes; the ceremony did not start until 8:30PM! But how much fun it was!