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SEYI + YINKA – A NAPA VALLEY & SAN FRANCISCO ENGAGEMENT

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I met Seyi 6 years ago when I shot her sisters Wedding in Minnesota. To tell the truth, I still got confused during our shoot because they look so alikeicon smile SEYI + YINKA   A NAPA VALLEY & SAN FRANCISCO ENGAGEMENTWhen I got her call about her wedding, I told her to just give me the date and time and I would be there..well sort off :)  In the wedding industry, when you meet awesome families, you just want to work with them over and over again and that’s exactly how I feel about the Amele family…Ok, so that was our historyicon smile SEYI + YINKA   A NAPA VALLEY & SAN FRANCISCO ENGAGEMENT

So a little bit about Seyi, she’s a different kind of bride.  A bride who get’s it done type bride and with reasonable expectations.  Earlier this year, I had another shoot in bay area (to be blogged soon) and decided to pitch it to Seyi to do a shoot in the area as well. She got Yinka on board with the idea and without wasting time we got tickets to travel to California. Our plan was to shoot in Napa Valley and San Franciso all in one day. It was wishful thinking because we found out we could easily spend 3 days in either Napa or San Fran shooting – Yes, both cities are that beautiful. Enjoy my favorite shots from our shoot. I look forward to shooting their wedding in Minnesota soon.

We made a stop at the beautiful Castello Di Amorosa. I’ve seen wineries but this winery makes you go wow as you drive towards the entrance. The grandeur of the structure and character of the interior is beyond words of any winery I’ve ever been to.

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Our next scene was Andretti Winery to experience some vintage and warm charm this winery has to offer.

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What I love about Napa is their generally friendly attitude towards tourist. I’m from DC and I know you can’t just walk into a store and ask to take pictures in their lobby without getting the “look”. We decided to take some shots exploiting this generosity at a wine store before heading out to the streets.

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And very quickly before dark we drove thru a 2hr traffic to the great city of San Fransisco to take some shots.   In San Francisco, all you really need is to hang out in a neighborhood and the photo op is just endless…I love this city!

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At this point we were really tired and I just told Seyi to soldier act towards Yinka and little did I know that it will rekindle some memories from her track and field days.

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I always have my couples do the prayer thing at the beginning or end of our shoots.

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At Poterero Hill we had the best view of the city.

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Love this last, let’s go get married shot!

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Busola - Dotun, these pictures are mind blowing, I’m really excited for this weekend I can hardly stand it. Looking forward to it

Tolulope - If u want great inspiring images, dnt just look elsewhere “Dotun Ayodeji’s blog” is d right place to look. He kills every image with the right technicality of photography. Soon he will be ordained “Apase 1 of photography of world-wide”

OYIN + UZO – A PAINT LOVE ENGAGEMENT SHOOT

 

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Late last year, we started plans for Oyin and Uzo’s engagement shoot. Our first attempt outdoors was fun but ended rather quickly due to cold weather conditions.  So we decided we would do something during spring. When the idea of a paint shoot came up, Oyin wasted no time in getting things together. If you know Oyin well, you know she gets high on these type of stuff very fast so I find myself trying to slow her down sometimes so I can keep up :)  Uzo on the other hand just goes with the flow but I’m not sure he really had an idea of what was coming.

I’ve always wanted to do this shoot but It was important to me that the couples had the personality for it, so from our first shoot I had no doubt Oyin and Uzo were the perfect fit. I’m not going to say much but just take note of how clean they look in the shot below and enjoy the post.

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Thanks to Samson for the behind the scenes shots

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You can tell we were happy to head to my favorite part of the day – Client sponsored dinner lol

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Kemi - Oyin I bet you know my favorite pic lol! Great photoshoot!!! Can’t wait for the wedding!!!

Sharon Salu - Even Uzo’s head was covered in paint … Lol! I LOVED this. I’m surprised they didn’t paint you, Dotun :D

Rhena - Dotun,

You are a man whose creativity knows absolutely no bounds. Good stuff.

Tyty - love love love so pretty

Ternisha - Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angela - Beautiful & FUN!! LOVE is in the air! XO

Abayomi Siffre - Really Nice

Lulu - The definition of fun. Great shots and happy couple.

olawandy - Splendid!!! O+U

Tolulope - Your creativity is never in doubt. Am so privileged to have you as my mentor.

Eileen - Awesome! Congrats Oyin!

Lanre - Boss of all bosses….. awesome shoot. Congrats Mr & Mrs Anison.

Toyin - Haha haha. This is fun, love it.

Samuel - Fun is an understatement! Well thought, well done!

Kemi - Not sure where to start. LOVE love LOVE! So unique and looked like so much fun! Congrats guys!

Femi - Very cool idea nice picturs

Jackie Dee - Awww beautiful….love when a couple have fun on their shoot…

Oyin - Great photographer + Fun + Colors + Love + great location + great couple (lol) = Amazing pictures! Completely in love!

Eniola - What a fun shoot and couple! Love this.

Lydz - Love the concept! They look like they had so much fun!

omojesu - Love love love! Congrats oyin & anison. Wishing u both a happy married life. Can’t wait for August 24th. I’ll get my portrait taken by Don papa Dotun.

judah - OK so first of all, words cannot begin to describe how much I love this. You look just like Nolan in that one shot loooollll and all t his was done in one location! Vibrant, colorful and beautiful – as always!!

Altreisha - I love this……

Tola - LOVE! LOVE!! LOVE!!! Everything!!!