Monday Evening by the Hammond River | The Ofurune Family

Capturing Joy by the Hammond River

This past Monday evening by the Hammond River near French Village, we had the pleasure of photographing the Ofurune family, a vibrant and close-knit Nigerian family who recently moved to New Brunswick. Henry and Sade are proud parents of three wonderful teenagers. Their oldest daughter, Olufela, is gearing up for her second year at university, and this September, she’ll be joined by her sister, Folasewa, as her roommate. Their youngest, Diekolola, is in highschool and is a true Mama’s boy! Come along with us to this very fun Hammond River family session…

Building Connections Through Bible Study

Our connection with Henry and Sade began through Bible studies over the past few months. Their warmth and openness quickly drew us in, and our second-youngest has particularly taken a shine to them. It was at one of these visits that Sade noticed the photos on our wall and pretty much booked this session on the spot. She took our Portrait Session Style Guide home with her, and has admitted to spending a lot of time enjoying it!

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The Perfect Evening by the Hammond River

We decided to meet at a hidden little spot nestled under the highway. While one way offered views of the highway bridge, the other side had gorgeous scenery! Thanks to the cloudy conditions, we could utilize that beautiful nature. It was an ideal spot for a cooler evening shoot. The gentle breeze provided a refreshing escape from the day’s hustle and bustle. This Hammond River family session was equal parts laughing and contentment, the best combination!

Let’s Meet the Family

We happened to mention that our 15th wedding anniversary was the previous week, on June 12. Sade then shared with me that this date is very special to her. Back in their home country, Nigeria, that was the date of the only ever peaceful election. They now celebrate this date, and it’s called Democracy Day.

The Ofurune family brought two sets of outfits, starting with a casual look that perfectly matched the relaxed vibe of the riverbank. They effortlessly showcased their family bond through jokes and singing. Henry, who works at the Multicultural Association in Sussex, brings his positive energy and passion for community to his job, where he is undoubtedly a valuable asset. Sade, a dedicated Public Health nurse, radiates kindness and care, qualities that clearly influence her children.

A Delightful Evening

This evening session was filled with genuine moments of happiness and connection. Stay tuned for a follow-up post featuring their second, more dressy outfit. Capturing the Ofurune family’s story has been a delightful experience, and we look forward to sharing more of their journey in New Brunswick. This Hammond River family session was truly a memorable and heartwarming experience!

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