Someone once said that the best picture you will ever take is the one you will take tomorrow. I can’t remember who quoted that but I find that it’s a very good mantra to carry along whenever you are taking on a new job. It’s really easy to find one’s self very complacent once you’ve covered so many weddings over a period of time. After a while you start to become too comfortable with them and too predictable in your photographs. I myself have found that I have been faced with this challenge time and time again.
I’ve just returned recently from Lagos, Nigeria covering a very large wedding at the Eko Hotel Expo Hall. This hall was used to host about 1000 people for this wedding. I covered this one with Adebayo Deru who up until this point had not been to Nigeria in almost 20 years. Working with us was Lanre Balogun, Andrew Eseibo and Sunday Owho. I’ve worked with Lanre and Andrew in the past and I have to say they were phenomenal in their approach and style. I will have them cover an event any day for me. What’s so amazing about working with these guys is the fact that we were able to build off each other– you learn a lot from them and they from you. They are very open in sharing what they know with you.
Adebayo was impressive. For someone not used to the environment as is Lagos, he did very very well. I really look forward to working with him again in the future.
These images are NOT from the wedding we covered recently, but I must say that I really enjoyed doing this one. The setup was so inspiring in most places. I had no excuses.
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