The reason I CHARGED my wife

So it happened that my wife was invited for a breakfast interview by some producers at Kingdom Africa. They interview successful entrepreneurs that are role-models in the society. She’s the chief creative artist (CCA) at They asked her to bring a few pictures of faces she has “made up”. This is where I came into the picture.

She asked me to help her burn some of the pictures (attached herein with this writeup) on a cd so she could submit it. I gave her a bill of 62 cents (N100) and she blurted out “How dare you charge your wife”. I explained to her that the cd I was using for her needed to be accounted for on my income statement and that being my “wife” was not an excuse not to pay for a product. Besides, businesses prosper when friends & family pay for the services rendered to them. She was surprised but not shocked. She later asked me to make another copy because she made a mistake in one of the pictures and I told her that her total “charge” was now $1. She smiled.

For me business is business. I didn’t even charge her for the service rendered: the act of burning the pictures. I only charged for the cd. Come to think of it, I need to charge her for this advertisement of her works because you’re likely to hire her for your makeup needs after viewing the following pictures and visiting her website at

So can you please be the judge of this matter: was I wrong to have charged my wife $1?
Plan to attend the next session of Basic Course in Photography
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Finally, eloMakeup joins the blogging community

After weeks of negotiations, we’re please to announce that our sister company has finally agreed to join the community of bloggers. Truth is, they have so much beauty & makeup tips to share that it would have been unfair to mankind if they had not come onboard. Check them out at & let them know what you honestly think.
First it was eloPhotos, now it is eloMakeup; watch out for eloFashion

A Christmas Session With Sha-Sha

“Pls I need a photoshoot with the costume in my DP.” That was the message I got on my BlackBerry on November 25 and 70 hours later we were shooting the lady that decided to start her Christmas celebration early. You can call her the lady Santa Claus wished he had married & I’ll call her Sha-Sha. I asked her what exactly she had in mind and got the response: “just some sexy shots”. Along with the makeup artistry of my best friend & wife (, we proceeded to give her the session of her life. I was excited, she was adventurous & 4 hours later we were able to come up with pictures that I think will leave a smile on her face (& yours too) for some years to come……. Pictures taken with Nikon D2x, 50mm lens & Bowens Gemini 500 Studio light kit. Enjoy