Jide Alakija

04 Oct 2008 1,440 views
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I've been asked to post more wedding photographs lately so here's another.

As a vocational wedding photographer I am sometimes commissioned to document European weddings. Though these follow the same format as African white weddings, there are quite a few differences in the approach I've had to adopt in doing the job properly. One of them is that I find that I am under somewhat a lot of pressure to catch the decisive moment. I think what I mean is that I have to re-train myself to think in light of the culture to which I am working within. i.e. it's never rehearsed and you sometimes cannot predict what next is going to happen, unlike most african white weddings where almost everything is follows a script. If you've never done one of these before you might not understand what I mean completely.

All in all I find these quite tough and give a lot of respect to those who document these regularly. Maybe I need to do a lot more of them. One thing for sure is I find that I have a lot of fun covering them. The real hard work comes in selecting the best photos for the occasion, there are just too many.

comments (7)

  • boye
  • US
  • 4 Oct 2008, 00:05
They seem happy. Love the details on the dress in the middle.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 4 Oct 2008, 05:33
They seem to be having a very good time. They look pretty calm and laid back. It is a very nice spontaneous moment.
dude, this shot is so well timed
Jide Alakija: Thx...glad you spotted that.
fun candid. I like the B&W and the grain.
  • #2000
  • London
  • 5 Oct 2008, 13:10
The timing on this one is impeccable J, I REALLY love this shot. Love the grainy look of the picture and the disjointed expressions of glee of each face. REALLY fab shot dude. Hats off to u.
  • àsìkò
  • Switzerland
  • 7 Oct 2008, 15:54
Going by this one I don't think you will have much problem.

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