In this wedding I had the opportunity of working again with Andrew Esiebo and for the first time Glenna Gordon. You all know how much I enjoy working with Andrew. I can’t rave about him enough. There’s always something new to learn from his experience in telling stories. I’ve been a long and distant admirer of Glenna’s work. When I heard she was in Nigeria working on different assignments and personal projects I seized the opportunity to meet her. She is one of the most humble and gifted of photographers I have ever met. I asked her if she’d be interested in second (or more correctly in this case, third) shoot for me at a wedding I was shooting and she gladly obliged. We all had so much fun working together on this job. It was VERY difficult editing the number of photos down as there were TOO many great shots to pick from.
This post is slightly different from most as I have just picked out a few of my favourite images from the day. Working with traveling photojournalists teaches you a lot about making your story from the images you take. It’s important to never stop working, never stop taking pictures, never stop looking for new and interesting angles. It’s from there you’ll find new “angles” to your story.
A special shout out to our new Junior Associate Photographer, Tolani Alli, who’s brother is the groom in this post. She was one of the most energetic bridesmaids I’d ever met part of a bridal party.
I met Lanre and Deola through Lanre’s sister Tolani. Lanre also happened to be good friends of a colleague of mine Lulu Akintorin. Lanre is a Computer Engineer in Atlanta and Deola is a Pharmacist who used to live in London. Deola just recently relocated to the United States. They were another great couple to work with. Their families were so accomodating, sweet and close knit and you could just see how much family was really important to them by the amount of people who came from near and far to celebrate their special day with them. I just want to thank them for giving us the opportunity to cover their wedding day. Apparently I had met Lanre and his brothers years back at a beach party his cousins had hosted in Lagos a few years back, so I saw a lot of familair faces at the wedding including my uncle and aunt. It’s such a small world we live in, who knew I would be covering his wedding in years later.