At the start of 2019, Deji Johnson’s passion for wedding photography was “burning hot,” he says. “I was struggling to focus in my full-time job because I wanted to pursue a career in wedding photography. With prayer and the support of my wife, I planned my exit strategy and left my full-time job at the beginning of October 2019.”

He decided at the start of 2021 that he wanted to be mentored by someone who had “been there and done that” and whose style he really resonated with. “I signed up with the guys at MIKI Studios in London for their 12-month mentorship program,” he explains. “As the mentorship came to an end during 2022, I became  a far more confident and experienced wedding photographer with 26 weddings as the primary photographer under my belt and countless second shooting jobs. As a result, I know the direction I am taking my business in, my pricing has increased and my confidence in attracting and closing my ideal client has improved significantly.”

Style-wise, his images are a blend of romantic portraits with an unobtrusive storytelling approach throughout the wedding day. He shoots primarily with two Canon R6 mirrorless cameras and his primary aim is to delivery beautiful and emotive wedding photos. “For formal group photos and romantic portraits, I offer some gentle direction,” he explains, “but otherwise, I’ll be in the background quietly capturing an emotive visual record of my clients’ wedding day, with a focus on the laughter, tears and joyful moments between people.”