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Lola and Dola – A New Jersey Wedding – Ariana’s Grand

Another awesome wedding I shot April this year. I always poke fun that I can’t live in Jersey but I love going out there to shoot weddings:)This event was beautiful from the planning, to the bridal party, to the decor, to the reception party – all were just on point. Did I also mention that it rained heavily that day but that did not stop us from getting our shots. As a matter of fact the rain helped us and I will tell you why. Normally couples want to go off site to shoot and for the most part these locations might not offer much from a photography point of view. Also couples don’t know how a 2-hr window can easily used up for formal pictures and travel to the off site location. So we did our shots in church and the others in the driveway of the reception and we got just what we needed.

I was assisted by 2 awesome photogs – Jummy and Yinka, thank you!


Makeup Artist –Bisi from Cryztal Eyes |Reception Decor –BCG Events| Reception – Ariana’s grand

When a getting-ready location is nice I can pull off shots like these with the dress(a tip for future brides)

My version of  “behind the scene”

Bisi(makeup artist) getting her shot…Great job Bisi, brides Makeup looks really nice

Another shout out to Lola’s no-drama bridesmaids, and trust me I’ve had some bridesmaids try to run things at some weddings.

Loved her colors, I think shades of blue was “the color” this year

Shot this while standing in the rain, talk about desperation:)

A wedding at Ariana

Needed some background for a ring shot, I used the center piece above to get the shot below

Remember this shot from our shoot?

My favorite part of the reception was the bouquet and garter toss, I will do a rare full series on it..take a look

Now that’s how you jump! Both feet off the ground and hands fully extended:)You would think the MOH will catch the bouquet.

Or you would think the lady in red will get the bouquet….wrong! Bridesmaid far left did! And don’t ask me how:)

And sometimes I take a break to take pics with friends and family

Party was coming to an end but I needed to do so some portraits, the closest thing to me was the bar so we used it.

philameh - very very impressive shots!!!

jem - nice!

Bisi - Beautiful images as always!!! Yes I remember you werkingggg in that rain!! Awesome work. And thanks for the shout out. I had a blast working with this bride and her ladies.

Fotos by Fola - Amazing work Dotun! Fun, vivid, real!

ayo-iShutter - Excellent work. unparalleled attention to detail. Very creative work, My favourite is IMG_0186. Your excellence and style of photography remains consistent and I love it. Thank you for showcasing your work. You have taught me a lot. Thank you and thank you very much.

AJ - This is still one of the most beautiful and romantic weddings we’ve done. Dotun I love that you captured the essence of the day despite the odds. The colors are so vibrant and beautiful and that cake was gorgeous. Beautiful wedding, congrats again Lola and Dola!!!!!!

Bee - Stunning Stunning Stunning!

Dele - Another beautiful wedding, lovely photography as usual.

Jean - Dotun you did a great job. The Groom in the Elavator shot, is amazing. I was wondering which jersey wedding you were going to post.

Lola - Once again Dotun you have done an outstanding job with these pictures. Dolamu and I thank you so much for capturing the most beautiful moments on our wedding day. And your right, the rain on that day was something else but you made it happen. Your the best :-)

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