Wesly “michael RAKIM” eDWARDS

My second middle name “Rakim” stems from the 90’s hip-hop artist, ode to my mothers taste in music. Virginia Beach, Virginia proved to be my early roots and after a few stops down the east coast my home was made here in Jacksonville, FL. 2009 is my first memory of ever touching a camera not yet knowing just how intrinsic the craft was engrained in my shutter finger.

As a local photographer based in Jacksonville, FL, I find immense joy and pride in capturing the essence of life through my lens. With a specialization in Lifestyle, Branding, and Creative Portraiture, I aim to create images that transcend the ordinary and delve into the realm of artistry.

Every photograph I take is a labor of love, meticulously composed to tell a story and evoke emotions. Through careful attention to detail, I curate images that embody the very soul of the subjects I photograph, preserving their essence in a timeless visual narrative. Each frame holds the potential to transcend the boundaries of time and space, inviting the viewer to embark on a journey of self-reflection and introspection.

Photograph by Toni Smailagic

Client Testimonials

Danielle & Bruce / wedding

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""When I got engaged and started planning my wedding two years ago, there was no question about who would photograph our wedding. Needless to say he did not disappoint. Our photos came out beautiful! The lighting, the poses, EVERYTHING. Our wedding timeline was crazy. I thought we'd have more time to take pictures when in reality we had less than an hour with our bridal party. He understood the timeline and took pictures quickly without the feeling of being rushed!""

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