Wedding photography has allowed me to meet with quite a number of deserve Nigeria families with varying interests.
Many times, I am torn between the couples decision to make me their wedding photographer and the reluctance of their parents to pay for my services when the “family photographer” can do same for next to nothing. Don’t get me wrong, I never shoot as the parent’s photographer but they usually are responsible for paying for my services (This is story for another day)
Its always a tricky one for me with the couple always seeming to win the toss.
This tends to put a bit of pressure on me during the wedding day itself, I can always almost feel their eyes on me throughout the whole day watching to see if I was indeed doing something the other photographers were not doing (I can almost imagine them saying “look he doesn’t even have a flash like the rest of the photographers”) . But that’s where it stops, when I have a camera in my hands and a bride and groom in front of me, I always going to try to do something magically. No matter the lighting or location my primary objective is to take the most remarkable, emotional pictures possible.
I got the mail from a Nigerian bride I shot recently and couldn’t help but share with you folks.
It’s letters and feedback like this that makes me absolutely love what I do – shooting Nigerian weddings.
Letters like this tells me I am touching lives with my photography, putting smiles on faces is what this business is all about after all.
My Dad brought round our picture Dvd yesterday and we spent over 2 hrs looking at them via our tv. Pictures were excellent and Dad kept commending me on using your service, he now understand why? (prior to the event, I was a loner in the decision as you can imagine). He was really impressed, time and time again and so are we. Many thanks once again!
Letter published exactly as sent….
To the awesome bride, thank you so much for the opportunity, to your amazing parents, thank you even more for taking a “gamble” with X.
My name is Kayode and I am the lead wedding photographer for Xsightn Photography.
Xsightn specializes in shooting Nigerian weddings.