Jide Alakija

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Wedding Vows

At the request of many, I've dug something up from the archives. This was one of the first wedding ceremonies I covered, and I don't think I've taken photographs in a church this beautiful since.

At the time I wasn't as experienced as I am now, but every time I look at my old shots, I still learn a thing or two from them. Anyway, enjoy this one. It's one of my favourites and that's purely because of the architecture. For the curious amongst you, the wedding was at Westminster Cathedral in Victoria (London).

comments (12)

  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 12 Oct 2007, 08:34
Lovely shot !!!
Jide Alakija: Thanks dude.
Very nice wedding shot. Love the composition.
Jide Alakija: Wedding photography is all about composition!
  • adaoha
  • 12 Oct 2007, 08:41
Wow, when I saw this, what drew my eyes was the murals / wall paintings on the wall, the way each of the characters on the upper side of the wall were clearly shown.. The magnificent ceiling walls and the intricate art work involved. Not to talk of the marbles side walls and floor.. Love LOVE this.

Ok so history was my fav subject in sec. school and I've always loved buildings so rich in history..blah blah blah.. grin.

I need mention the couple, actually, they look so wonderful smile, but its the murals that really really caught my attention.

Nicely Captured smile. Still staring by the way..lol..
Jide Alakija: Thanks A. That's the point of the shot. Remember each shot tells it's own story!
I really like this photograph. What a beautiful reminder of the church in which they took their vows. Great angle. (:o)
Jide Alakija: Yup. Thanks Rosalyn
beautiful framing
the positioning of the people does it for me

and oh yeah, lovely architechture
Jide Alakija: LOL....Thanks...remember it's the story behind that shot that leads you to the composition. That used to be my technique in those days....now I seem to focus too much on the actual expression in people...I really need to spend more time looking at my archive.
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2007, 12:20
Looks like you nailed the exposure on a tricky scene there.
  • tetsu
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • 12 Oct 2007, 14:14
Wow!!!! The composition is nice. Great work. smile
well framed, I like. I scrolled down a bit to simulate slight crop of the top down to where the left first line on the left and i seem to prefer it. Because I am immediately drawn closer to the ceiling mulrals, the ceiling depth and the couple themselves, basically I am saying there is too much space on top, give it a try.
  • Yẹni
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2007, 23:53
sorry Jide I am not feeling this one...It comes across as an " I am not bothered moment"...Sorry I also ignored your shmmod... Its just that you have a high photography standard and this comes accross as an image taken by your little cousin that is just learning photography...lol
Jide Alakija: I'm noticing that you're not reading the descriptions of my images these days.
  • Yẹni
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Oct 2007, 12:52
  • Yẹni
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Oct 2007, 12:53
I did jump the gun there a bit.
  • Aisha Lawal
  • 21 Nov 2007, 16:45
I admire your work a lot...My majors architecture but this semester I took my first photography class(black and white film with the 35 mm lens..) Loved it. I am going to use you as my research artist as we have a research paper at the end of the class( in a week ...yikes!) I'm proud to see other nigerians taking up such an exciting art! What other artist/photographer do you look up too? ...that my help my research.
Jide Alakija: Hi Aisha, thank you very much for your comment. In response to your question, why don't you check out the works of Sebastao Delgado, Ami Vitale, Damon Winter and Michael Grecco.

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