It’s no secret I have a sort of obsession with shooting weddings in Nigeria, from the brides, to the grooms, to the decor, to the decorations, there’s just something about Nigerian weddings that fuels me. I felt this same way years ago when I started my journey in photography and its pretty exhilarating that several years after, the zeal, the love, the passion remains 100% intact.Recently I have been doing quite a number of portfolio shoots for aspiring Nigerian models and I have found that to be fun as well, different models bring different “things” to the table and its alway fun trying to make the best of every models “gifts” during one of my sessions.
This particular post is a preview into a bridal photo shoot I did just recently that fused the best of both worlds together. Brides and Models.
While am still busy culling my images, am quite happy with what I think I was able to capture, am sharing 3 images right away, I went a bit artistic just because I think it works, what do you think?
Bridal photo shoot was done in collaboration with the wonderful people of Rose Blossom Bridals and The Best Western Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Rose Blossom is one of the leading names in the bridal industry when it comes to authentic and fresh bridal wears in the whole of Nigeria (Both my wife and sister had their dresses made by them, I never knew that until recently).Mrs. Elizabeth Oyeronke Sho-Silva started Rose Blossom Bridal about 10years ago at home in Nigeria. Through the years Blossom has grown from strength to strength. Much of her business was based on referrals by happy customers in Nigeria and abroad. You can find them online at www.roseblossombridal.com displaying several items. Did I happen to mention that all their dresses are 100% hand crafted ?
The Best Western Hotel, Victoria Island just opposite the bar beach is located on Ahmadu Bello Way, is part of the largest hotel chain in the world. The hotel is a beauty to behold and the view is nothing short of astonishing, with both a roof top tennis court and a swimming pool, the hotel is easily one of the most equipped in the country.
Kayode is a leading photographer based in Lagos, Nigeria.
Are you new to modeling and interested in building a quality portfolio on your first attempt ?
Tired of the the same images that look like they were all taken by the very same photographer ?
Do you think you lost a job because your portfolio just wasn’t up to par ?
Then give me a shout and let’s see what we can do together.