Jide Alakija

18 Feb 2007 11,160 views
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First of all I'd like to thank all those who have supported Alakija.com since it started in Nov 05, because of all the recommendations this photoblog has been added to Photoblogs.org's outstanding photoblogs Hall of Fame. Until Aaron had pointed this out last night I wouldn't have known. Again thank you.

This is a shot from a portrait shoot I had today. Tolu has kindly allowed me post this one as my shot for Sunday. I'm not sure I'm totally happy with the composition but I'm quite happy with the lighting considering I used my flashgun to light this one up, of course it helps that the subject too is pretty.

Oh and yesterday was her Birthday it's only proper that she gets the spot for today.

Happy Birthday Miss O.

comments (24)

  • aaron
  • Duluth, MN
  • 18 Feb 2007, 03:36
Wonderful smile. Nice portrait.
Awwwwwwww pretty Tolu!!!!....Happpppyyy {belated} birthday!!

...and congratulations on that award {sort of} Jide!!...Fabulouso!!
  • manju
  • 18 Feb 2007, 15:20
Congratulations Jide !
Not that you haven't been recognised already, but - recognition at last! Nice one Jide.

And what an engaging smile this young lovely has. Has she just seen her birthday present? A good example of why you're listed.
  • Stephan
  • Vienna
  • 18 Feb 2007, 16:55
Nice photo! Looks really friendly.
Wonderful smile smile
  • Tolu
  • 18 Feb 2007, 17:58
hey i can't believe its me wow! its amazing thank you Jide Lol!
well done on getting into the hall of fame!...its probably a sign of how good this shot is that im being so picky as to point out that her face is slightly off centre..
  • Intern
  • Chicago
  • 18 Feb 2007, 19:18
congratulations ... very well deserved ! and lovely photo.
  • Elsie
  • 19 Feb 2007, 00:23
Lovely shot. The framing is perfect. She has nice eyes too.
  • papa
  • naija-city
  • 19 Feb 2007, 06:51
it's all about them eyes...
  • Jon
  • 19 Feb 2007, 10:03
Congratulations on the photoblogs.org thing, Jide. I like this shot. The composition looks fine from where I'm sitting and I love the shallow DOF.
  • Aima
  • London
  • 19 Feb 2007, 14:37
congrats oh on ur hall of fame...you must be so proud;-)luvv this headshot...she's very pretty!
  • Samir
  • 20 Feb 2007, 01:30
She looks so happy!
  • Yemi
  • London
  • 20 Feb 2007, 01:33
Love the pic.She looks amazing.Congrats by the way.
  • somebody
  • somewhere
  • 20 Feb 2007, 10:01
No surprise, you deserve it.

Lovely portrait.
Very original portrait! Perfect use of depth of field and I love the expression, it makes me happy! If you would like to contribute some pictures to our site for artistic photographers, we would be more than happy! Our screeners will give you useful feedback on every photo you upload and we will post your photoblog-address so that even more people will have the pleasure of finding it! I hope you could find some inspiration there too. Take care! // Ralf
Tolu has always been pretty sha and she has this kinda funny look. Now that smile is captivating. Nice portrait and Happy belated b'day to Tolu.
  • bizzle
  • new york
  • 21 Feb 2007, 19:53
my pretty cuzin,nice eyes, lovely smile and lovely shot.
  • dezhare
  • 22 Feb 2007, 12:52
eeey, tolu my girlfriend....so stunning!!

congrats on ur award!!
  • Ngozi
  • 2 Mar 2007, 03:25
Congrats! smile
  • overdose..
  • 18 Apr 2007, 10:34
yayy..my friend Tolu..lookin hot as always..
Jide nice work o..
u take lovely pictures..
  • emma
  • nigeria
  • 14 Nov 2008, 14:27
u inspire me jide

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