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For The Love Of Ruth…And Other Stories Of Seun, The Black Emirati.

I am excited to post this!!

Not only because I and Ruth played a naughty one on Seun ( Seun sorry na) but because these two will pass as one of the best human beings I have had the pleasure of seeing in my time on planet earth.

Seun loves Ruth fiercely! So fiercely that he has inspired as to how to love…….Seun Loves Ruth……If you do not understand that, I doubt I can explain more than that.

Ruth and I talked on the phone for a long time before we finally set up this shoot in far away Dubai. She was determined to have pictures that capture the essence of the love she felt for Seun and vice versa.

If you did not understand when I said Seun Loves Ruth, relax! I did not understand either. I did not understand until I saw these two amazing humans.

What I  have tried to do here is preserve this love for their children. I have tried to capture the strength of the emotion and feelings between these two and render it in such a way that it inspires you to love better.


We shot this for about three days or was it four, Ruth?


We started at The Souk in the Dubai Mall, the biggest mall in the world.

And somewhere in the midst of the jewelry on display, Ruth found a ring she wanted for her finger………………..Seun? He did not hesistate.  Seun can fly to the heavens for this amazing lady. We took the above on the first day and went for dinner at Pad Thai before going to see the dancing fountains of the Dubai Mall dance to I Will Always Love You!

And the morning and the evening were the first day.

This was the second shoot…….


This was on the 44th Floor of a tower on the Dubai Marina and the wind was chilly. While I shook, Seun was warmed by the kiss of the lady who he loves with his whole heart.
Eventually, we strolled to the Dubai Marina to try take a private yatch for a cruise, but unfortunately for us there was bad weather. It was so windy, no one dared to set sail from the harbour.


So we took this photograph below and I love the look on the face of the man in the bicycle.  I lit the couple here with a torchlight, bought from one of the supermarkets along the dubai marina.  There is something about this picture. It says, he is mine and I am content with him for he is the best you can find.  As these two showed their love on the streets of Dubai, the Unknown in the frame walked past by and his face said it all……………..No Comments.
Seun went on to retrieve something while Ruth warmed herself to a cup of Starbucks with I and B. She received a call from Seun and the look on her face says it all.  The Young Man!!!

Seun is one year older today. It is his birthday.

Happy Birthday Seun. This post was made to be a surprise. It was engineered this way by I and Ruth to show you how much she adores you. It was meant to let you know how much she appreciates the love you show to her. Keep it up! You are special. Before we left for home that night, We took this shot of A Whisper In A Starbucks Shop.  And the morning and the evening was the second day.

Third day started with this game of football that Ruth was determined to win…….I will say nothing further. She won!!!!
Seun was trying, but his words were falling on deaf ears… Then it was time for more outdoor pictures… and when i turned my back this happened. I really cant explain it. Seun should!
On our cruise to see the Palm Atlantis,  the Burj Al Arab Ruth was wearing this beautiful hat and then……………….. ……the wind took it off and threw it into the sea. See Seun’s face……That look tells you all. He was already taking off his shirt to jump into the sea to retrieve the hat….Cough, Cough!
He did not have to after all. The lovely captain of the boat retrieved the hat for Ruth.  When we finally back from our adventures on the sea, I caught the sun smiling down on this pair. Do not try this at home. I almost lost my eye taking this shot.  And the morning and the evening was the third day.


Early the next morning, we woke up while men slept.

Off to the Dubai mall we went for this shoot. It was very early as the clock tells you, for in Dubai, for 8:30am is a time when people sleep after the rigours of shopping and all the other things Dubai makes you do. Seun helped Ruth tie her gele perfectly…..You do not understand still?  …………….and the time had moved while we prepared  Nigerian Tradition on display!  And finally, the Burj Khalifa!  ….and the Burj Al Arab! Seun took Ruth, B and I for a dinner at the Burj Al Arab. It was an experience.  First, Seun called this great guitarist to serenade Ruth with a great song!  …………………….and then he did the unthinkable He proposed to her after first giving her a bouquet of flowers. Talk about romantic!  Finally we did some shots around the opulence that is the Burj Al Arab!  The Palm Jumeirah in the foreground. In the Burj Al Arab! Everything you think is gold in this hotel is GOLD! and this only 7 star hotel in the world reeked of opulence! I had a great time with this couple. I can’t wait to see them again soon enough. I love you guys. Thanks for the great time and the opportunity to share in your love and be inspired.


©Akara Ogheneworo Photography

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  • Wani Olatunde Photography - March 4, 2013 - 5:11 pm

    Lovely 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Wani - March 4, 2013 - 5:30 pm

    Wow – what a busy trip. Some really lovely shots and I’m sure the couple love ’em – well done Akara. More grease to your elbow 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie - March 4, 2013 - 5:31 pm

    yayyyyyyyy! lol Akara you’re the best! Seun will deal with both of us mercilessly!ReplyCancel

  • Demmie - March 4, 2013 - 5:44 pm

    Best photoshoot so far, and I’m not saying it ‘cos she is my friend. Lovely couple, beautiful city and a talented photographer. Nice one guys!ReplyCancel

  • Hamynat - March 4, 2013 - 6:38 pm

    Ruth…I don’t know what to say!!!
    These pictures say it all!!!

    Congrats Sis!ReplyCancel

  • Reel Life Photos - March 4, 2013 - 6:56 pm

    You don’t half work hard Akara! Wonderful that you were happy to spend so much time capturing all these lovely moments with your couple, and that you were actually there when he proposed! What a brilliant idea! xxReplyCancel

  • lateeisha - March 4, 2013 - 7:22 pm

    Chei!!…..Akara you have done it again!!
    these pictures are off da shain!…i wish i could comment on each of my favorite picture. This couple would have a hard time framing pictures o, cos there are so many frame-able pictures here!!!ReplyCancel

  • Oyeenlurve Akeentunday - March 4, 2013 - 8:39 pm

    This is beautiful! Congratulations RuthReplyCancel

  • Huda A. Syed Muhammad - March 5, 2013 - 7:17 am

    Wow..that’s a lot of effort and a lot of love oozing out from every corner of every picture! Congrats Ruth Iyayi Onaghinon…wishing you very happy married life =).ReplyCancel

  • - March 5, 2013 - 7:31 am

    Best photoshot ever,ruth my dear friend u re blessed to ve seun as ur hubby.luv u bothReplyCancel

  • Nalini - March 5, 2013 - 9:28 am

    I love these two, the love they feel for each other just jumps right out from the screen, I wish them a blessed life together, My love to Ruth and SamuelReplyCancel

  • Mayowa Ogundele - March 5, 2013 - 9:51 am

    After seeing Ruth Iyayi Onaghinon’s pictures… I know I just must fall in <3.ReplyCancel

  • Kanu-ivi Tochi - March 5, 2013 - 10:18 am

    all I can do is smile…congrats ruth! There’s nothing like finding ‘happy’. Wish u d marriage of your dreams XOXO!ReplyCancel

  • Lara Oyekan - March 5, 2013 - 12:05 pm

    This is beautiful! I love how each picture has a story attached.. Well done

    Ruth my honey congrats xxxReplyCancel

  • Ire Owulo - March 5, 2013 - 12:36 pm

    this pictures and beautiful view actually keep me speechless. congratulation Ruth.ReplyCancel

  • Ojukwu Amarachi Mary - March 5, 2013 - 12:45 pm

    Ruth this is amazing.ReplyCancel

  • atilola - March 5, 2013 - 3:28 pm

    This is gorgeous, adorable, beautiful, name it.
    Congrats dearReplyCancel

  • Owolabi - March 5, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    Seun and Ruth, what more can i say… this by far one of the best photo shoot have seen in recent times.. it befits the Hollywood runway.. i’m sure the next time we gonna be viewing you guys pictures will be in the Ovation magazine (the naija content) to be modest ni oooo…your going International too oo… Love you guys.. Best of luck as the times roll byReplyCancel

  • Bola - March 5, 2013 - 4:44 pm

    Hes the luckiest man alive…… to have found such a rare jewel….the best couple i know…… beautiful bride….. almost cute groom….. love them pieces thouhgReplyCancel

  • Blessing Nnachi - March 5, 2013 - 5:08 pm

    Oh my goodness! These pictures came out great! Congrats Ruth and Seun again. Cant wait for June. @Ruth, any spinster runs tinz? BTW sorry I’m off BB… long story.ReplyCancel

  • Vikky Olateju - March 5, 2013 - 9:02 pm

    ongrats ruth!ReplyCancel

  • Ehi Ujiagbe - March 5, 2013 - 10:56 pm

    nice use of High ISO settings….ReplyCancel

  • Ziba - March 6, 2013 - 1:24 pm

    My brother is finally getting married *wipes a tear*. I love the pictures. What the feel for each other is so so strong – It’s just inexplicable! I love you SeRuthReplyCancel

  • Oluwafemi Jegede - March 7, 2013 - 6:15 am

    This is awesome.ReplyCancel

  • RDI - March 11, 2013 - 2:19 pm

    Amazing story. The pictures are beautiful. Very beautiful couple.ReplyCancel

  • Adenikeable Tiameeyou - March 12, 2013 - 7:54 am

    Ruth, You must be the apple of God’s eye. Hmmmm, What an inspiration of love! May God bless your union.ReplyCancel

  • Ofurie Bridget - March 13, 2013 - 10:43 am


  • Adeleye Adewale Johnson - March 13, 2013 - 11:16 am

    Awwww Congrats Ruth **big hugs** well documented.ReplyCancel

  • John Obi Ugochukwu - March 18, 2013 - 11:41 am


  • Kaysek - March 19, 2013 - 10:20 am

    Sammie Boy- Mr. Olusegun, see this pictures makes me define beauty even more vividly. This is truly beautiful and shows not only how much you cheerish each other but how beautiful your spirits are. Knowing you means knowing Miss Oluwa even before she moved to the UAE. i can only speak for you that she is a blessed girl choosing you. Happy marrital bliss, twins and triplets included.ReplyCancel

  • Ugborofe Isaiah - April 4, 2013 - 1:54 pm

    Nice pictures. Do you have a training centre where one can learn.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy - April 20, 2013 - 9:24 am

    Wow! This is so cool! It’s really is beautiful to be in love and be loved back! Congratulation Seun and Ruth! Dbond is SuccessReplyCancel

  • B-wow Sithole - April 24, 2013 - 1:55 pm

    wooooowww love these pix 2bits u guys inspire me mwaaaaaahhhh 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Salu - April 29, 2013 - 7:41 pm

    Akara, enough with the teasing already! One of these days, you should do a blog post with just your own poems. Seriously! You keep interweaving them in these posts. Lovely pictures as always! There were many great moments here. Lol @ the bible references.ReplyCancel

  • Femiluv - May 31, 2013 - 7:47 am

    So many brilliant photos! Akara, when will you be in Canada? lolReplyCancel

    • Akara Ogheneworo - May 31, 2013 - 10:39 am

      I should come right? Soon enough Boma. Soon enough. And you when are you coming here?ReplyCancel

  • Akinbode Omotayo - June 8, 2013 - 1:54 pm

    WHOA! MOUTH OPEN. SPEECHLESS! MAY THIS LOVE GROW STRONGER AND LAST FOREVER! Am so happy for you, Ruth Iyayi Onaghinon, darling…ReplyCancel

  • Kem - June 10, 2013 - 1:32 pm

    Finally here after a longgggg time and this is worth my time.ReplyCancel

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