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Adeola and Sope | The Engagement Ceremony


I’ve just started using Twitter and I’m really enjoying the experience. The whole idea of sharing your status with everyone who cares to follow is somewhat interesting. Ok, it almost sounds like I have a lot of time on my hands but it’s actually quite a useful tool in this digital age of connections. For those of you interested you can follow me on View full post »

Atul RanaOctober 27, 2009 - 5:07 pm

Twitter is any martketers dream for so many reasons! Good to see some colour in your shots as well now. There is a nice tone to it. Not sure how else I can describe it!

sheilaOctober 21, 2009 - 3:23 pm

Great shots, lots of previsualization

ToKs A.October 18, 2009 - 9:15 am

Good Stuff.

Olakunle LowoOctober 16, 2009 - 6:58 pm

Lovely series of pictures, Jide. Really nice.

treyOctober 16, 2009 - 4:26 pm

@ayodele?? the floor keh? LOL

treyOctober 16, 2009 - 4:26 pm

ah.. i see the kamikaze shot!

ayo deleOctober 16, 2009 - 11:20 am

There is a picture where I think you put the camera on the floor…love it.

Nneka and Nwaji | Wedding Photojournalism


I’ve just come off a plane from Chicago and I am completely exhausted. I haven’t even had the chance since I’ve come back to retrieve the images from camera. I know, very very unprofessional and bad of me. I don’t normally take such risks with images from jobs, but this time I have had little or no time after the event to upload unto my laptop and back up on the external hard-drive.

Since I haven’t done any photographic processing over the weekend, I have decided to post some images from a wedding I did last year where I was hired to employ an approach that I very much love. This post will be about the concept of Story telling and Wedding Photojournalism.

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tounOctober 23, 2009 - 2:41 pm

i prefer the inconspicuous guest approach, less posing and more story telling.those are the pictures i believe the couple will enjoy more long after the event.

judithOctober 16, 2009 - 10:02 pm

wow, talented photographer.

andrewOctober 16, 2009 - 5:46 pm

I think photo journalism approach is the style I prefer. Jide, I like your wedding stuff and I think you are one f the best wedding photo journalist I know in the world. We waiting for your book.
Best regards.


Oladeji FamakinwaOctober 14, 2009 - 9:11 am

Interesting that you decided to move to this format for presenting your stuff. Any particular reason?

Dan and Irene | Introducing Caroline


I’m still getting a hang of this style of blogging. I’ve been browsing around the web for tips and tricks on how to make the blog very effective. I have really taken fore granted the neat features offered by, such as RSS feeds, upload engines and the community that it provides. Don’t get me wrong before Shutterchance started I had to do all those things that I am beginning to do again on this blog but I haven’t done them in such a long time. View full post »

Abi Yeni RotimiOctober 20, 2009 - 10:04 pm

She has a unique photography style….

wale ariztosOctober 10, 2009 - 2:12 am

dude is wearing diapers?! LOL. great capture.

ToonedayOctober 6, 2009 - 10:14 pm

Oh I forgot to say, Caroline is an asset.

ToonedayOctober 6, 2009 - 10:14 pm

GENIUS, I really like the black and white

Diane - Daily WalksOctober 6, 2009 - 2:34 pm

Hi Jide, Wonderful documentation and artistic captures. I laughed and smiled throughout. Congrats on the new site!

OnadaOctober 6, 2009 - 1:50 pm

Welcome to the blog world! Love this wedding and all the gorgeous black and whites.

Nkem & Chikodili


This is one I have to talk about first.

I played a role in putting together the wedding ceremony between Nkem and his lovely wife Chikodili. They entered a competition offered by Wedding TV called “Beat the budget”. The idea being that you have to nominate a party of close friends to plan and execute your wedding with a very small amount of cash. In his case £3,000. I’m not going to go into the details of it now however I can say that these guys did very well in the competition. They were competing with two other couples and won second prize. View full post »

DoreenMarch 9, 2010 - 4:15 pm

I like the pics, where is the reception hall it’s quiet nice. If you don’t mind me asking.

wale ariztosOctober 6, 2009 - 2:47 am

awesome. great capture. seem to always be at the right place at the right time.

aaOctober 6, 2009 - 12:26 am

Keep up the great work. very nice

Welcome to our new blog!

Hello hello hello!

It’s been almost 5 years since I started taking photos and 4 years since I started photo blogging daily on Shutterchance. Whilst that has been such an enjoyable experience in that I have learnt so much in the world of photography both technically and none, I have to move on. As they say all good things have to come to an end at some point.

I have decided to move on indeed. This is going to be a new challenge. One I hope will move me into a new realm in how to express my thoughts, ideas and opinions. Up until now I have done so through images by way of photo blogging on Shutterchance. I am hoping that this platform will provide me with the means to show a much deeper side to my photography. I believe that not all stories can be told by one image alone, this I’m sorry to say is the failings of photo blogging daily on Shutterchance.

As I am new to this I am also hoping that the more experienced readers, subscribers, viewers, followers or even fans will assist me and assume a role in developing this medium as I proceed.

I hope to share the following: Images and ideas from my work, my opinions on style, studies on different subjects that I have been and will be exploring and all the other fun stuff, like which camera to buy etc.

Wish me luck.

boyeOctober 7, 2009 - 2:38 am

I wish you well in this new venture. You and your pictures continue to be an inspiration for amateurs like me.

mark / one way photoOctober 6, 2009 - 8:15 am

Good luck with the new site Jide… you have set yourself one hell of a challenge. I will definitely be checking back as you were one of my main inspirations on Shutterchance…

Akin SawyerrOctober 2, 2009 - 4:37 pm

Good luck Dude…not that you need it. Let me know when you are ready to take this show commercial. I want to invest.

MoOctober 1, 2009 - 10:41 pm

And a new chapter begins. Good luck with the new venture Jide!

JohnnyOctober 1, 2009 - 8:39 pm

Dude, do you want me to kick your arse now, or later? Mr Alakija, we have to talk 😀

TreyOctober 1, 2009 - 11:17 am

Dude.. i didnt know you were in this much of a hurry!!!.. shoot… i need to get the 5d first!!
Good luck though.. keep me posted on your journey! sounds like it will be exciting! besides.. even if it isnt .. i hope you find all you are looking for!

Atul RanaOctober 1, 2009 - 10:23 am

Great news Jide, what were you waiting for all this time!

Tip: Each time you do a new post, advertise it on twitter and Facebook. That is where you will grab my attention. Also put me on a mailing list if need be 🙂

MRSeptember 30, 2009 - 11:57 pm

Fantastic! Good luck as you embark on this new adventure!

AibeeSeptember 30, 2009 - 11:00 pm

He he he! Good luck, Jide…