Jide Alakija

28 May 2008 1,717 views
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A true story

What's the story behind this shot...I don't think this one works as well on a photoblog as it would in a series of before and after moments which I captured. Now that's the challenge for the photographer, how do you capture a moment that tells the complete story in one photo. Literally, I was challenged by a bride to basically do that i.e. capture one photo that told the story of her wedding day.

comments (13)

  • mal
  • 28 May 2008, 01:08
this is why I joined shutter! awesome shot! mal
Jide Alakija: Thanks, you flatter me man!
Now that's a challenge. smile
Jide Alakija: Yeah, try it sometime...
Perfect moment captuyred which once again tells a story grin
Jide Alakija: Thanks Sweet Suby smile
  • Daniel
  • Australia
  • 28 May 2008, 12:43
Beautiful and honest capture, nice one Jidesmile
Jide Alakija: Thanks Daniel.
As Suby said, you really captured a special moment. Beautiful tones in this B&W print.
Jide Alakija: Thanks David. We should meet up sometime.
  • Dotun
  • United States
  • 28 May 2008, 14:58
Pls don't ever tell me you are not a wedding photographer.

Nice shot!
Jide Alakija: Hi Dotun, how things.

Dude...because I can take a good photo doesn't mean I can handle an entire wedding full of them.
  • Karima
  • Washington DC
  • 28 May 2008, 15:53
I actually think it works very well as a one-off frozen moment. It's a great B&W and there is a real touching, happy mood in the expressions of the two women. And that veil with the breeze just so is perfect.
  • kavita
  • Paramaribo
  • 28 May 2008, 16:00
very very very beaitiful shot!
  • Oyebola
  • 30 May 2008, 12:20
its so sweet
  • Toks
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 May 2008, 15:33
I really like this one
  • ada
  • 31 May 2008, 14:23
lovely take...captured the moment perfectly.I like the fact you can actually read the brides expression from underneath her veil
  • ada
  • 31 May 2008, 14:24
oh yeah, just out of curiosity, did you ever get my message or it's just not that important?
  • Boye
  • US
  • 19 Jun 2008, 21:36
Another feather in his cap!

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