Jide Alakija

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Confetti Gone Right!

Okay I think this image speaks for itself. I decided to post this one today because it's one I am actually very happy with in terms of execution. This is a shot I generally don't get right at weddings and seeing as I did get it right this time, I had no choice but to put it up!

Oh and yes it's also my birthday today, which is probably why I'm actually feeling very emotional. This has been a very tough year for me and the fact that I've come this far is what's making me really emotional.

Anyway, enjoy this nice shot. And please, if you are out there, send me a birthday message or something. I want to know you who comes to my blog, and who reads my blurbs too. This is your time to just say hello or even happy birthday! Please! :D

HINT: You don't have to leave your REAL name.

comments (47)

Great shot! Happy Birthday Jide smile. Me ist 2day!
Happy Bday Jide, may your upcoming years be as colorful as this shot.
  • Stan
  • 2 Oct 2007, 06:19
Happy birthday mate!
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Oct 2007, 06:52
happy birthday man!!
jeez...u r now officially an old man :p
  • Suru
  • Los Angeles
  • 2 Oct 2007, 06:59
Festive capture for a festive day. Happy Birthday Jide. May you be blessed with many many more colorful and happy ones smile
  • adaoha
  • 2 Oct 2007, 08:19
Happy Birthday to you indeed. As rich as this post is interms of colour, beauty, happyness, joy and more than the eye could see, may it also be unto you indeed. And may today mark the begining of many years filled with fulfilment of God's purpose in your life in Jesus Name. Amen.
  • richlove
  • 2 Oct 2007, 09:45
a birthday wish for a wonderful wonderful man. LOVE YOU and keep doing what you do. Happy Birthday again.
  • bridge
  • Nigeria
  • 2 Oct 2007, 09:46
Many happy returns...bright and beautiful days ahead. Love the shot.
  • AECI
  • 2 Oct 2007, 09:48
Happy Birthday to YOU. What a colourful life you have in store.
  • :-)
  • 2 Oct 2007, 09:49
Hey you, have a great day, Happy Birthday.
Good shot and many happy returns. Hope your luck changes for the better.
  • Seni
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Oct 2007, 10:08
Happy Birthday Jide. This life might not get better but hold on to your faith and the next one definately will. Keep your head up my man.

Great picture by the way.
  • Adura
  • London
  • 2 Oct 2007, 10:16
Happy Birthday Jide!
It's a great shot Jide and I'm glad you managed at last to nail this one down.

It's your birthday and you managed to make it through the year, no matter what may have happened over the year you're still here so why not turn that experience into a positive and use the knowlegde to your advantage.

If you drink have one tonight, if not do what you enjoy most, tomorrow will be here soon enough.

  • Buzo
  • 2 Oct 2007, 10:39
Reagrdless of how emotional the year has been, you are here to tell the tale, especially on your birthday. Happy Birthday.
Gggggrrrrr, how come I have never got this shot and you have ggrrrr with jealousy lol smile

Hey bro, been a crazy hard year I know, but it gets better (it had better).

Keep churning out those images that we all know one day will be referred to as master pieces, I DEFINITELY know you are on the right track to earning that ever hard title "LEGENDARY" that will be placed in front of your name when it is used grin

So let me be one of the 1st to say it;

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEGENDARY photographer Jide Alakija.

Hope you not only have a slamming day, but slamming years to come grin
  • milou
  • sunny Southampton
  • 2 Oct 2007, 11:24
HB! And a lovely shot. She had beautiful flowers for her day.
  • omos and akin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Oct 2007, 11:48
Happy birthday dear.
Your best days are all in front of you.
Stay blessed and keep up the good work!!
  • Mo
  • London
  • 2 Oct 2007, 12:09
Happy Birthday Jide! Wishing you much joy and happiness in the years ahead.
This is a beautiful, joyious shot! The colours, the tilt, the emotion captured. I'm sure you've noticed the perfect heart shaped piece of confetti on the groom's sleeve ( wearing his heart on his sleeve!)..... Pure perfection!
I hope you have wonderful birthday celebrations.
Looking forward to more spectacular work over the next year.
  • Folake
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Oct 2007, 12:43
Happy Birthday Jide.

Great Picture
Happy birthday and many happy returns. And i must say this shot is Flawless!
  • radu
  • 2 Oct 2007, 16:23
Happy Birthday grin
  • kelechi
  • 2 Oct 2007, 16:26
Happy Birthday to you today. Hope you have a wonderful day (of whatever is left of it)
  • DamyB
  • Nigeria
  • 2 Oct 2007, 16:42
Happy Birthday!!!! Have a wonderful one, and may many many blessings come with it!!!

PS...the photo is sooo....awww!!!
  • :)>
  • 2 Oct 2007, 18:14
Hey, Happy birthday. Hope it all went well. Here's looking forward to more great shots from you. Have a good one grin.
  • Ebere
  • 2 Oct 2007, 18:17
The flower is just beautiful and very colourful. You did such a good good job here. I really like it. Oh and Birthday wishes to you.
  • Sam
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Oct 2007, 18:21
Hello and Happy birthday smile, Im really digging this post.
  • lushious
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Oct 2007, 18:27
Hello there, happy birthday, wow the post is filled so much colour and couple are so cute. aww, nicely captured.
  • adaoha
  • 2 Oct 2007, 18:28
I came to check your blog out, there are 29 comments, so I thought I'd leave the 30th. Better do this quick before someone gets this spot.

Hope you've had a wonderful day smile.
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Oct 2007, 18:44
happy birthday you old sod! lol - it was also http://kimleestar.shutterchance.com/ birthday to!

lovely shot to old boy! mal
Happy Birthday Jide. Glad you are happy, lifes too short not to be. smile
happy birthday jide
this is indeed well done

may the future be bright for you
may this next year be easy and not tough
(even though these trials strengthen us)

suby's right...from what i've seen so far, legendary will be used next to your name
  • Bunmi Opzz
  • Great Britain (UK),Tokyo
  • 2 Oct 2007, 23:04
Happy-Birthday Senior Coconut!!!!looking foward to seeing a pic of you potraying the same image position exactly as your "pic of the day"...hehehe!av a wonderful day sir!!!
from me n ur GOD kids..ade n ola!
  • Yinka
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Oct 2007, 23:28

and lovely flowers you got here!
  • jelb
  • France
  • 2 Oct 2007, 23:37
Nice shot..Happy Birthday..
Happy Birthday mate, you're an october baby smile!
  • jt
  • USA
  • 3 Oct 2007, 02:21
Great shot Jide!
Because I'm a bit late I've to tell that louder...
  • Tutu
  • United States
  • 3 Oct 2007, 22:50
Happy Birthday you!!!!
May this year bring more blessings than you can imagine.

I Looooooooove weddings, so you know I love this shot.reat work, the angle is really nice.
  • Yẹni
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Oct 2007, 03:01
confetti gone right indeed
  • wienna
  • United States
  • 11 Oct 2007, 03:12
Happy b'day in arrears. Hope u had a lovely time.
  • Gfooski
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Oct 2007, 23:20
OH MY GOD! thought id seen the best of you but this shot just took my breath away! ive seen you working at a wedding and I must say: ive neva seen anyone so passionate about what they do like you are. I admire you for that. Keep up the good work Jide. Also first time leaving a comment after very many visits ... couldnt resist today!
Jide Alakija: I have soooo many shots in my archive that will produce this response, I just haven't had time to process them. Also I'm kinda keeping the best for better days. Thanks.
  • Collins
  • Houston, TX (USA)
  • 17 Oct 2007, 23:25
This woulda been killer if you could somehow have had them under that arch to frame them.

Ah well. That which we cannot control, abi?
hi jide
just heard abt ur work from a friend,this is off the heezy man great work kudos its great to see photography and creativity at its peak among nigerians

proudly niger keep it up
  • truth
  • United States
  • 30 Oct 2007, 21:51
I love her flowers!I'm bookmarking this one.
Since I caught October before its eternal exit it's not too late to wish you a very happy birthday.

Life is good. Enjoy it dude.
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  • 8 Jul 2008, 04:09
God bless the day you were born. Forget the past because the best is yet to come

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