The Traditional Nigerian Wedding of Tosin and Orion Weissmann.
As expected December 2010 turned out to be a massive year for my wedding photography business, it was easily my most busy month in the entire year shooting Nigerian weddings.
One of the beautiful brides i got to shoot in December was a gorgeous, soft spoken lady called Tosin Ola and like many of my Nigerian brides, we had been in contact for well over six months before we actually met a few days to the wedding, we were friends way before we ever even knew what we both looked like.
Tosin is easily the most adorable, most loving, most friendly person i met in 2010 and she was just a pleasure to work with.
If you are familiar with Nigerian weddings, you will know wedding days tend to get ver stressful for brides and they can get very “cranky” very fast, not Tosin, she was smiles all day, not for a single minute did she allow herself to get worked up.
The groom, Orion is American but you could swear he was Nigerian, he was fully down with the Nigerian hiphop scene as he knew just about every Nigerian musician and could even sing most of their songs.
Together Tosin and Orion make the perfect couple, as you will see in the pictures below, these two were deeply in love with each other.
Nigerian couples tend to be a bit cagey on their wedding days but not this two, they couldn’t stop holding and cuddling and kissing and whispering into each other’s ears, it was amazing to watch and breathtaking to shoot as a wedding photographer.
At times like this, i truly thank God that i shoot Nigerian weddings, documenting moments like this, is so very important to me, i could keep my fingers off the trigger and so for a one day wedding, i shot over 6000 images !!!
Yes, 6000 images, i just couldn’t help it, it was like missing out a shot would break the entire story, and it was important I told this story just the way it happened.
To Tosin and Orion, I thank you both from the bottom of my heart for chosing Xsightn to document your special day, out of the many talented Nigerian wedding photographers out there, you picked me and i thank you. I wish you both a very happy married life together.
Now to the pictures.
Xsightn is a wedding Photographer outfit based in lagos Nigeria, specializing in shooting weddings for Nigerian brides and grooms based outside Nigeria but coming home to tie the knots. You can reach me with the below details
Lagos – 08023702640 – 08033051621
USA - 7707023122
It already looks like we will be shooting quite a number of weddings for Nigerian brides in South Africa this year, so we are already putting infrastructure in SA to allow you reach us better.
Thank you all so much and do have a great year.