WoW! It was 7 years yesterday (September 16, 2006) when I handled my first DSLR (Olympus e500 with 2 kit lenses) to shoot my very first wedding. It was the union of two of my friends Praise & Tosin. Going through my archives, I could easily see some improvements I’ve made over time in covering weddings. I decided to post the pictures unedited so everyone will know where the journey started for me photographically. I think the pictures we take now look nicer; perhaps the couple can hire us for the 10th Anniversary REUNION. Here’s to wishing Praise a Glorious Birthday and a Happy Anniversary. 🙂
So I had one of the best times few days ago when I shot Ewoma & Rotimi. Usually before any shoot I get a little nervous because most clients expectations of me seems too lofty for me to achieve. After cooling myself down with Gala and Ribena, the session started around 3:30pm after the last service in my church (Daystar Christian Centre). The major reason i decided on using the church compound for the location was because i was having a mild headache (perhaps from my nervousness) and I didn’t want to postpone the shoot or stress myself or the couple.
Rotimi who started out as a shy “groom” ended up performing beyond my expectations. I was assisted by my able colleague and Aliko Dangote Photographer, Michael Babalola and together we were able to come up with the pictures below. The camera i decided to use was one that i got in 2008 (Olympus e330 with a 50mm – 200mm lens) in an attempt to reaffirm to myself the idea of whether or not great pictures are made by a camera or by the camera holder. In this situation, i think the combination of my assistant (Michael) and the couple resulted in the following pictures. Let us know what you think.
WOW. It has been exactly 3 years since I worked with my then-best friend, Olympus E3. So it happened that when I was finally reunited with my love, we slept together on the same bed for a good 10 hours. It was love at first sight all over again. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a gadget freak; I just love my Olympus E3. In a way, it was a good thing it fell down and broke while having a portrait session for a Commissioner of electricity; I would not have experienced the another great camera, Nikon D2x. Come to think of it, I’ve not even been paid yet for that session. Anyways, I decided to go for a walk with my wife camera and the following are a few of the pictures that ensued. Hope I tried a little bit…or is it the camera that tried. Anyway enjoy. 🙂
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